Hamid R. Parsaei


Parsaei, Hamid

Office: 234R
Phone: 979.4423.0141

Research Interests

Dr. Hamid R. Parsaei’s teaching and research interests include: Automation and Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, Cellular Manufacturing Systems, Modeling Emergency Evacuation, Engineering Economic Decision Analysis, Project Management, and Engineering Administration.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), May 1997
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston (May 2007)
  • UPS Excellence Award for Minority in Industrial Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), 2006
  • Recipient of the IIE 1993 Wellington Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Engineering Economics.
  • Recipient of the Award of Merit at the Institute's Annual Conference on May 20, 1992, in recognition of outstanding activities and service to the Engineering Economy Division during 1991-1992
  • Listed in Who is Who American Education, 2006
  • Listed in Who is Who in Engineering and Science, 1995
  • Listed in Who is Who in World, 1998
  • Listed in International Who is Who of Professionals, 1999
  • Listed in Who is Who in America, 1999
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Member of Pi Tau Sigma, Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society
  • Member of Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • Member of Omega Rho, International Operations Research Honor Society
  • Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award, May 1985


  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Western Michigan University
  • B.S., National University of Iran, 1978

Selected Publications

“A Novel Approach for Measuring Agility in Manufacturing”, with I. H. Garbie, and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Vol. 32. No. 2, pp. 95 – 103, 2008.

“Measurement of Needed Reconfiguration Level for Manufacturing Firms ”, with I. H. Garbie, and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, Vol. 3, Nos. 1/2, pp. 78 – 92, 2008.

“A New Similarity Coefficient Between a new Part and the Exiting Manufacturing Cells”, with I. H. Garbie, and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 1, No 4, pp. 318-344, 2008