Title: Industrial Engineering Educator
Company: Dartmouth College
Location: Pelham, Massachusetts
Robert J. Graves, Industrial Engineering Educator at Dartmouth College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of industrial and systems engineering.
While in high school, Dr. Graves had an interest in math and science and began to consider electrical engineering as a career path. Once he began higher education coursework, he decided that industrial engineering operations research was the field he was most interested in. Dr. Graves attended Syracuse University and earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering in 1967. Afterward, he obtained a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969 and a PhD in 1974.
Dr. Graves began his career as an instructor of industrial and systems engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1973 to 1974. He became an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1974 to 1979 and an associate professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1979 to 1988. He remained at the university in the additional position of the co-director of the flexible assembly system laboratory. From 1991 to 2003, Dr. Graves excelled in various positions, including professor of decision sciences and an associate director at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a co-founder and chief technical officer at Ve-Design Inc., and a director of Rensselaer Electronics. From 2003 until his retirement in 2014, Dr. Graves was a chaired professor of engineering at Dartmouth College.
Notably, Dr. Graves was responsible for forming the Consortium of Engineering Management Programs, which includes Northwestern University, Duke University, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California. He also takes pride in doubling the size of Dartmouth University’s graduate program in engineering management. He is the author of a book on logistics modeling and is the associate editor of the “Journal of Manufacturing Systems,” “Progress in Material Handling Research,” and a “Material Handling of the 90s.” In recognition of his success, Dr. Graves has received several awards, including an Engineering Research Faculty Of The Year Award, a Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, a Reed Apple Award, and a Dr. David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, among others. As a testament to his success, he has been featured in the 35th edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Business and the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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