Former Students

Pooja Bhole

Pooja is a M.S (Non-Thesis) student in the Industrial and Manufacturing Department at Penn State. Her fields of interest are supply chain engineering, process improvement and analytics, with a special focus in the field of healthcare. She will soon start working as a Process Improvement Intern at Quest Diagnostics, Pittsburgh with majority of her work being focused on work layout labeling, auditing and optimization conforming to specific quality standards using Six Sigma techniques and lean principles. More…

Dika Handayani
Dika HandayaniDika Handayani graduated with her PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University in Spring 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing from Cal Poly Pomona. Due to her research interest in manufacturing processes, such casting and machining, she is currently working on the machinability study of Austempered Ductile Iron. In addition to her research, Dika also had the opportunity to continue her passion in teaching by working as a teaching assistant for IE 311 course in Fall 2015 and an instructor for the same course in Spring and Summer 2016.

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Eric Swenson
EricLieutenant Colonel Eric Swenson is a United States Army officer and graduated with a PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University in Spring 2017.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Penn State and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.  Eric has served in the Army Corps of Engineers since 1998.  His research interests involve the application of industrial engineering methods to healthcare.

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Yifei Wu

Yifei is currently pursuing a Master’s degree (Thesis Track) in Industrial Engineering at Penn State. His field of interest in IE is Human Factors, with a focus on cognitive engineering work and petri net utilization. He is currently working on modeling teamwork using petri net.

Yifei graduated from Penn State in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.
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