Malavé appointed industrial and systems engineering interim department head

Photo of Dr. César O. MalavéDr. César O. Malavé, associate dean of engineering and a professor at Texas A&M University, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Malavé joined the Texas A&M industrial engineering department as an assistant professor in August 1987. His current research interests are on the development of operational planning models for manufacturing systems. He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in the area of manufacturing systems modeling and control. At the undergraduate level, Malavé has taught the freshman introductory course in fundamentals of engineering, engineering economy, manufacturing operations analysis and robotics.

In his capacity as associate dean of engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering, Malavé leads all engineering efforts in study abroad programs and international agreements. He also serves as the coordinator of academic support activities with the engineering program at the branch campus in Doha, Qatar. Malavé also leads all undergraduate recruitment activities in the Dwight Look College of Engineering including the E12 targeted recruitment program.

In his capacity as assistant agency director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Malavé leads the safety program and the Strategic Research Development group. Malavé is the co-author of the recently published book, Global Engineering – Design, Decision Making and Communication. He has more than 50 publications and has been PI or co-PI of more than $35 million in sponsored research projects.

Malavé is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education. He is also a member of ASEE, IEE and INFORMS.

Malavé holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in operations research, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of South Florida.