Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering News

College of Engineering Fostering Unique Ties to China

With a history dating back more than 175 years, the College of Engineering is no stranger to bringing new ideas and concepts to all of its students and visitors. What makes a current group of college visitors somewhat different is that they are faculty from another university—Southeast University in China.

UT Student Nominated to 2015’s New Faces of Engineering


DiscoverE has selected industrial engineering student Shima Mohebbi as one of its nominees to New Faces of Engineering for 2015. The award recognizes people thirty years old and younger who have shown outstanding abilities and leadership in engineering and who are bringing a new perspective to their particular field.

UT’s Sawhney Receives Top Honor from Industrial Engineering Group


Rupy Sawhney, a mainstay in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded one of the highest honors a professor in his field can receive, the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society Outstanding Educator Award. Given annually by the society for “exceptional contributions” to that focus, the award recognized Sawhney for the years of dedication and innovation he has brought to the discipline.

Engineering Alum’s Patent Trims Hours Off of Yard Work

Alumnus Mark Arnurius invented Tarp Tow to help cut back on the hours of yard work involved in things such as tree limb removal, seen here.

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to the necessity of a College of Engineering graduate, people doing yard work the world over could save hours. Mark Arnurius was frustrated with how long it was taking him to clear refuse from trimmed trees and bushes when inspiration struck.