Jeffrey W. Herrmann
Associate Director, QUEST Honors Program and Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Jeffrey W. Herrmann is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, where he holds a joint appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research. He is the director of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory. He is a member of INFORMS, ASME, IIE, SME, and ASEE.
Dr. Herrmann earned his B.S. in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 1990 to 1993, he received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida. His dissertation investigated production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. He held a post-doctoral research position in the Institute for Systems Research from 1993 to 1995.
Dr. Herrmann has led applied research projects supported by NSF, NIST, ONR, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Harris Semiconductor, Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors and Systems Division, Black & Decker, and other manufacturers in the state of Maryland. His publications cover topics in process planning, production scheduling, manufacturability evaluation, and manufacturing facility design. His current research interests include emergency preparedness planning and response, health care operations, production scheduling, decision-making systems.