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NC State ISE researchers use the latest mathematical tools and approaches to make new discoveries. These touch almost every industry making them more efficient and profitable. We’ve created a legacy of success by partnering with industry, government, and other universities.

Our program is on the move. We have demonstrated consistent multi-disciplinary excellence at the highest level. Our graduate program produces students who excel in both industry and academia. They are innovators, educators, and even a Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

Are you an industry leader, government agency or university and want to partner with ISE on a research project? Contact Julie Swann | | 919.515.6423.

Advanced Manufacturing

Come be a part of the new renaissance in US manufacturing. NC State industrial engineers are leading the way to a better future with lean, adaptable operations. Our focus is on addressing our nation’s most pressing manufacturing issues. We tackle industry challenges with the use of big data, automation, and robotics. Nanomanufacturing and 3-D printing are cutting edge technologies we use as well.

Explore the next frontier of biotechnology and prepare for a career in an exciting field poised for explosive growth. NC State industrial engineers are moving regenerative medicine from discovery to commercialization. Our engineers collaborate with physicians, therapists and other medical and biotech professionals on advanced 3-D modeling, bioinformatics, surgical machining, pharmaceutical production, image processing, physiological signal processing, and biomechanics.

Health Systems Engineering

Whether it’s a natural disaster, the flu season or your doctor’s office, NC State’s industrial engineers are working to improve the effectiveness and quality of healthcare. Our Health Systems Engineering Program (HSE) focuses on the entire patient care cycle. This includes screening, vaccination, preventive medicine, diagnosis, treatment, medications, monitoring, and checkups.

Our Health Systems Engineering Certificate Program, the first of its kind in North Carolina, is designed to prepare you for a career in the healthcare field. After successful completion of the program, you will receive a Health Systems Engineering Certificate which sets you apart and makes you more marketable for a future career in the healthcare industry.

Human Factors and Ergonomics

Join us as we solve the next generation of physical and cognitive performance challenges. We design complex systems that involve human-computer interfaces. Our students and faculty are developing innovative ways to train humans with virtual and augmented reality technologies, improve human safety through human movement measurement and deep learning, and use brain-computer interfaces for neurorehabilitation and human cognition augmentation.

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Supply Chain and Logistics

Come help us improve the complex socio-economic systems that keep a global economy moving and growing. Our industrial engineers explore the governing principles of supply chain. They do this with the goal of producing the goods we need in an affordable and sustainable manner.
Since the Industrial Revolution, production engineers have worked to improve the flow of materials through our factories.

Keep the materials, products, labor, and services of a growing global economy moving. NC State industrial engineers focus on managing the flow of these resources throughout the supply chain. Our students and faculty focus on designing systems that provide an excellent, consistent customer experience while keeping costs down through the efficient use of resources.

Systems Analytics and Optimization

Become a next-generation engineer with the skills to decode and apply insight into the analytics used by today’s top companies. The business world has learned that using “big data” offers a significant competitive advantage. So engineers with these skills are in greater demand than ever before.

Want to see the research projects our students are working on right now? View our Current Ph.D. Student Page.