Rupy Sawhney News

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.

World Coming to UT for College of Engineering’s Lean Program

Students from universities and institutes around the world will soon begin arriving at UT as part of the International Lean Summer Program in the College of Engineering. Sponsored by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the program will bring almost 120 students to campus for a chance to study ways of reducing waste and increasing efficiency while partnering with students from countries around the world, beginning with an opening ceremony at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park on July 7.

Gift Establishes Joint Faculty Fellowships in Business and Engineering

A major gift from two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduates has established the first-ever joint faculty positions between the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration. Chanaka Edirisinghe, professor of statistics, operations, and management science, is the Heath Faculty Fellow in the College of Business Administration. Rupy Sawhney, a professor of industrial and information engineering, is the fellow in the College of Engineering.

UT Hosts International Students for Unique Engineering Program

More than ninety students from developing countries will converge on the UT campus next month for a College of Engineering program to learn cutting-edge industrial engineering practices and gain cultural experiences. The program, called the Lean Enterprise Summer Program, is intended to allow students from different cultures to work together to accrue the technical knowledge of the practice of creating more value for consumers while using fewer resources and eliminating waste.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Rupy Sawhney

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. Professor Rupy Sawhney, head of the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, wants to see departments at UT become more involved in their respective communities through their actions.