Georgia Tech Ph.D. IE Candidate Awarded John L. Imhoff Scholarship by Institute of Industrial Engineers

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Norcross (Metro Atlanta), Georgia. Evren Ozkaya, Ph.D. candidate in the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering has been awarded the John L. Imhoff Scholarship for his excellence in academic and professional achievement and dedication to the industrial engineering profession by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Ozkaya is the first recipient of this distinguished scholarship. Evren stands out among the crowd of research and professorial assistants in that he can see the global application of process improvement. His research and contributions span Asia, the United States and Europe. He has worked on cost reduction, supply chain management, logistics and RFID (Radio Frequency ID) programs in all three countries, excelling in each area. Evren combines community work with organizations such as UNICEF, practical research inside major corporations with teaching. He organized international seminars, a case study tournament, and a career project for the "European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management" association comprised of 66 universities in 22 countries as a means of promoting the profession. He is currently a Teaching Assistant of "Supply Chain Modeling: Manufacturing and Warehousing" class at Georgia Tech. His references for this award pointed out Evren's dedication, motivation and initiative, stating his "leadership and organizational skills are remarkably fine tuned." He was referred to as an "ambassador for expanding the impact of industrial engineers worldwide". Evren holds his undergraduate degree from Bilkent University in Turkey where he placed 54th among 1.5 million students. He completed his Masters at Georgia Tech and is in process of completing his Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech. IIE is proud that Evren was nominated and selected for this award because he exemplifies the qualities that the late John L. Imhoff desired to honor with this scholarship. IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and other individuals involved with improving quality, processes and productivity in all industry segments. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering processes and tools. IIE also has a student chapter at Georgia Tech.


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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
  • Created: 07/26/2006
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016



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