iise Manufacturing and Design (m&D) Division Best Student Paper Award

The Best Student Paper Award recognizes excellence in a conference paper 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 Manufacturing and Design division at the time of submission.
  • Remain a member through the presentation at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo (may go from student to professional).
  • The faculty advisors can be listed as co-authors, but the student authors must contribute the majority of the work in the paper and in the writing of the paper.

The same work cannot be presented for any other division/society award at the annual conference. A nomination form from the faculty advisor is required to be eligible for the best student paper competition. In order to be qualified for the best student paper award, the student authors must participate and present their work at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 18-21, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

The application will consist of submitting an application and a full paper to the Manufacturing and Design track via the conference's regular submission process. The standard abstract and paper submission deadlines will be followed. The students who wish to be considered for the best student paper award should send an additional nomination form from their faculty advisor indicating that the students have contributed the majority of the research work and the writing of the paper.

The papers and the nomination form will be submitted via email to Sanjay Joshi. They will verify the membership status of the authors with IISE and with the faculty advisor (and/or other faculty member) to verify the student status of the authors.

Important dates:

Submission deadline for full length paper: Jan. 18, 2019
Submission deadline for nomination form: Feb. 1, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Cameron.

2018 Winners

1st Place:
Mojtaba Khanzadeh
Mississippi State University
"Establishing the Process-structure Relationship using Tensor Decomposition of Thermal Images"

2nd Place:
Parth Chansoria
North Carolina State University
"Ultrasound-assisted Manipulation of Micro-particles in Fluid Matrix to Create Highly Aligned Anisotropic Composite Structures"

Past winners

Manufacturing and Design Division page