Coffee with INFORMS : Dr. Heather Lyn Nachtmann


“Dr. Heather Nachtmann is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Nachtmann serves as director of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC), a U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center and the Mack-Blackwell Transportation Center. Her research includes economic and operations analysis of inland waterways, intermodal network optimization, and vulnerability assessment and emergency preparedness for transportation networks. Dr. Nachtmann has published more than eighty peer-reviewed publications and led over seven million dollars in research grants as principal investigator. Dr. Nachtmann teaches in the areas of operations research, engineering economics, and cost analysis. Dr. Nachtmann is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management, a member of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Research Advisory Council, and an associate editor for The Engineering Economist and Engineering Management journals. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.”

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