Our research areas
What is industrial engineering and management?
Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) is an interdisciplinary engineering subject that deals with value creation; how technology-intensive products, services, and combinations thereof, are developed, produced, sold, maintained, refurbished, and recycled, all in order to create economic, social, and environmental value.
Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) spans several academic disciplines ranging such as organization, leadership, management, project management, entrepreneurship and innovation, strategy, quality management, and management control; to industrial and social marketing, purchasing and supply chain management; to operations management, automation and optimization. Being interdisciplinary, the field draws knowledge from other engineering subjects, and from social sciences, humanities, arts, natural sciences, and mathematics.
Empirically, our focus is on life sciences, energy, manufacturing, construction, agro-food, and shipping.