Dr. R. Logen Logendran is a Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Graduate Program Chair in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Prof was appointed to the Faculty of Engineering as a visiting professor from 4th July for five weeks to serve the faculty on teaching subjects for Mechanical Engineering students and at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. His lectures were very well attended by the students and his mentoring to the staff members were excellent. During his stay here he also helped to revise the curriculum on the Mechanical Engineering subjects. The Department and the Faculty thanks his services, which helped specially at the initial stage of the Faculty development.
Dr. Logendran received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sri Lanka, Master of Engineering Degree (with thesis) in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Logendran has co-edited a book titled Group Technology & Cellular Manufacturing: Methodologies and Applications, and has authored or coauthored more than 125 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and refereed conference proceedings.
Most recently, Dr. Logendran received the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in Academics and Research Excellence from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He received the Best Paper Award twice (in 2009 and 2012) for papers presented at international conferences and published in the conference proceedings. His areas of research include cellular manufacturing, group scheduling, supply chain scheduling, vehicle routing and scheduling, facilities layout and design, manufacturing simulation, and integration of design and manufacturing. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Oregon Metals Initiative, Oregon Department of Transportation, TransNow, Port of Portland, Oregon Economic Development Agency, and industry. In 1996, he received the “Most Favorite Teacher of the Year” award by the IIE Student Chapter at Oregon State University. Prior to that, the IIE Student Chapter at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville gave him the “Outstanding Industrial Engineering Faculty Member Award” in appreciation of excellence in teaching for 1987-88. Besides teaching, he has held research fellowship positions with various organizations, including Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) – McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, CA; The Boeing Company, Everett, WA; and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, and has made significant contributions aimed at solving industryrelevant problems. Dr. Logendran was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Science, Malaysia in 2000. Currently he serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and has previously (1997-2008) served on the editorial board of the IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing.
Dr. Logendran is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a Member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and Faculty Advisor for the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society at Oregon State University.