Award-winning engineering podcast adds new video interview segment ExpertISE

NORCROSS, Ga. – May 14, 2024 – The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has added to its Problem Solved: The IISE Podcast lineup by featuring a new series of video episodes called ExpertISE.

The brief episodes feature voices of experience from the field of industrial and systems engineering to answer questions about professional work, careers, academia and other sectors. In each, the expert chosen answers a specific question concerning an industrial and systems engineering issue or problem.

The premiere episode featured Barrett Caldwell, a professor of industrial engineering and aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue University and an IISE Fellow. Dr. Caldwell gives his thoughts on the following question: “How have international collaborations or perspectives influenced or enriched your ISE projects?” Other episodes feature ISE experts Amanda Mewborn, James Swisher, Elizabeth Gentry, Tina Agustiady and Javier Masini.

“We’ve had great success with the interviews produced for Problem Solved, but we also had to recognize the behaviors of our audience,” said David Brandt, IISE’s digital marketing and communications manager. “Most podcast audiences don’t listen to an entire episode, and that’s largely because our tech culture is made up of constant distractions.

“ExpertISE has highly valuable content that can be consumed in short bursts, and over time we’ll have built a dynamic collection of wisdom from experienced voices from the profession.”

Problem Solved recently earned an Azbees Southeast Regional Gold Award for Online-Podcast from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. The winning episode “Generative AI and ISEs: What’s now? What’s next?” was published December 2023.

The awards recognize outstanding work by business, trade, association and professional publications across 61 print and online categories.

Since its debut in 2019, Problem Solved episodes have resulted in more than 60,000 downloads in more than 120 countries. Episodes are available at and the IISE YouTube channel

About IISE: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession. For more information about IISE, visit