Chen Zhou is an Associate Professor and the Associate chair for undergraduate studies in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. The program graduates over 350 undergraduate students and ranked number one by the US News consecutively since 1995. His current project is to incorporate the human needs such as air, water, nutrition, sleep, safety, livelihood and respect, as foundation to incorporate social, environmental and economic dimensions into the new Industrial and Systems engineering. 

He has given keynote talks on “Logistics Education,” in The First Sino-US Logistics Forum in 2005, “The Success of ISyE in Georgia Tech,” at Industrial Engineering Greater China Conference in 2012, “The Future of Industrial Engineering from a Rearview Mirror,” at 3rd International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation in 2012, “The Industrial Engineering Education in US – design strategies and examples,” at First National Industrial Engineering Education Forum, 2013, and “ISE and Sustainability,” IISE Regional Conference in 2018.

Dr. Zhou’s research focus includes sustainable supply chain, distribution center design and manufacturing systems. His current research focus is on the sustainable food supply chain in US. He is trying to find sources of challenges and potential solutions to the over consumption of processed and packaged food that are linked to poor human health and performance. 

He has won the best paper award for IIE Transactions on Design & Manufacturing in 2009, Most Intellectual Award from Georgia Tech Ambassadors in 2009, Advisors for CICMHE Design competitions, the IISE student honor society Alpha Pi Mu and IIE Innovations in Curriculum Competition for “An Effective Approach to Integrated Learning in Capstone Design” with Steve Hackman and Joel Sokol, 2012.

Dr. Zhou received BSME in Tianjin University (China) in 1982 and MSME in Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and PhD in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1988.