IISE Manufacturing and Design (M&D) division outstanding Service award

This award recognizes Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division members who have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to public and community matters related to the manufacturing engineering profession (academia or/and industry) and have been active in the IISE M&D community.

Eligibility requirements

  • Candidates must be members of IISE and the Manufacturing and Design Division at the time of nomination for at least two years.

Application process

  • Candidates can be nominated by others. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Nominations are due by Feb. 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. eastern time.
  • Email nomination package in a single PDF file to the OS Award committee chair, Lourdes Medina

Nomination package must include

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Position
  • Complete contact information
  • Nominator’s contact information


  • Personal statement describing the candidates's service to the industrial engineering profession, leadership roles in the field and contributions to public and community matters related to the manufacturing engineering profession (maximum of two pages).
  • Curriculum vita (max. 10 pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation (each limited to two pages).

General information

  • Demonstrated dedicated and established service in the manufacturing engineering field.
  • Have demonstrated active participation in the M&D division (evidence includes but is not limited to IISE conference presentations/papers, publication in IISE Transactions, and service to the M&D division)
  • Have not previously received the Manufacturing and Design Outstanding Service Award
  • An award committee will evaluate the service records and achievements of the nominee and selection of one awardee will occur no later than April 1.
  • Registration for the IISE Annual Conference & Expo is not required for 2021.
  • The Honors & Awards Banquet will not take place in 2021.

Recognition process

  • Framed certificate provided by IISE
  • Recognition at the Annual Conference:
    • at the M&D Town Hall Meeting
    • in Honors and Awards program
    • before the final day keynote address
  • Recognition in ISE magazine
  • Recognition on M&D web page and in the newsletter


  • Nomination deadline: 5 p.m. Eastern time, March 15
  • Winner will be notified by April 1

Questions, contact Bonnie Cameron.

2020 Winner

Zhijian Pei
Texas A&M University

Past winners

Manufacturing and Design Division page