IISE Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division Best Student Paper Award

This award recognizes excellence in the conference proceedings under the M&D Division whose primary contributor is a student member of IISE and the Manufacturing and Design Division and encourages students to present their paper at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo.

Eligibility requirements

  • The lead and presenting author must be an IISE student member and a member of the M&D Division at the time of the abstract submission.
  • Remain a member through the presentation at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo (may go from student to professional).
  • The lead author has submitted a full conference paper by the full paper deadline and registered for the IISE Conference & Expo by the presenting author registration deadline.
  • The work submitted is clearly distinct from: 1) any work nominated for an award in another IISE division or society in the current year by any of the authors; and 2) any work previously published by any of the authors.
  • The lead author has not previously won the M&D Division Best Student Paper Award in the previous two years.

Note that presentation of the work by the lead author at the IISE Conference is a condition of the award, and failure to do so it grounds for rescinding the award.

Nomination process

The faculty/PI of the student should complete the nomination form and submit it to Harry Pierson no later the date of the conference's paper submission deadline.


The winner will be recognized at M&D Town Hall meeting with a certificate presentation, M&D website, newsletter, ISE Magazine and social media outlets.

Important dates:

Submission deadline for full length paper: Jan. 18
Submission deadline for nomination form: Feb. 29

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Cameron.

2019 Winners

1st Place:
Karl Schuchard, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Matthew Fisher and Rohan Shirwaiker
North Carolina State University
"Investigating Process-structure Relationships of 3D-meltblowing for Tissue Engineering Applications"

Past winners

Manufacturing and Design Division page