Scott E. Grasman

  • Professor and Department Head
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering

Scott E. Grasman is Professor and Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. He previously spent 10 years in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a sabbatical in Statistics and Operations Research at the Public University of Navarre in Spain and a two month appointment as Visiting Research Scholar at IN3 – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He received his B.S.E., M.S.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to academia, he has relevant industrial experience, in addition to industrial collaborations on research and curriculum activities. His research, teaching, and service have led to many international relationships, including student/faculty exchange agreements and scholarly visits.


Dr. Grasman has been the principal investigator on numerous funded research projects in the areas of operations research, management science, and supply chain and logistics systems. He has developed mathematical models that generate theoretical and applied solutions to important problems. Using traditional mathematical programming techniques, as well as agent-based modeling and simulation, he has provided solutions for random yield production systems, manufacturing processes, and enterprise integration. Recent studies have focused on alternative fuels programs, public-private-partnerships in transportation, alternative energy infrastructure modeling/simulation, and sustainability in supply chain and facility logistics. His research also addresses engineering education, e.g., sustainability in engineering curriculum, vehicle electrification, and alternative energy graduate programs. His work has resulted in being the author or co-author of over 100 technical papers, including multiple best conference paper awards, as well as reviewer/editorial roles for various technical journals and books.