Mark Lawley

Department Head

TEES Research Professor

Deputy Director of the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems

Department of Biomedical Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Courtesy Appointment)

Holder of Mike and Sugar Barnes Department Head Chair

Holder of TEES Research Professor


Office: 4024 ETB
Phone: 979.458.2368
Fax: 979.458.4299

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Research Interests

Mark Lawley is TEES Research Professor, and he holds appointments in the Departments Biomedical Engineering and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Texas A&M University. He serves as Deputy Director of the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems, which focuses on developing breakthrough health care devices, technologies, and systems for disease prevention, diagnosis, and management in the global health setting. Before joining Texas A&M in 2014, he served for 17 years on the faculty at Purdue University. As a researcher in academics, he has published over 130 technical papers, which have garnered four best paper awards, and he has supervised over 30 graduate students in the completion of their dissertations and theses. For his work in graduate education, he received the 2006 James H. Greene Graduate Educator Award from the School for Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Lawley has also held engineering positions with Emerson Electric Company and Westinghouse Corporation and has done extensive consulting. He received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1995 and is a register Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.



  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 1995
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Dissertation: Structural Analysis and Control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
    Advisor: Professor Placid Ferreira
  • MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 1988 Auburn University
    Thesis:  Robotic Mobility in Cellular Manufacturing
    Advisor:  Professor JT. Black
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, 1982 Tennessee Technological University

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • TEES Research Endowment, Texas A&M University
  • Chancellor’s One Health Designation, Texas A&M University
  • Provost Fellow for Engagement, Purdue University
  • James H. Greene Graduate Educator Award, Purdue University
  • Seed of Success Award, Purdue University (for grants exceeding $1M)
  • Outstanding Industrial Engineering Faculty Member, University of Alabama
  • IIE Transactions, Best Applied Paper Award, 2008, 2011
  • Kayamori Best Paper Award, IEEE ICRA
  • Best Theoretical Paper, Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation

Selected Publications

Zeng, B., Zhao, H., Lawley, M., “The Impact of Overbooking on Primary Care Patient No-show” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Engineering, 3(3), 147-170, 2013.

Turkcan, A., Zeng, B., Lawley, M., “Chemotherapy Operations Planning and Scheduling” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2(1), 31-49, 2012.

Lin, J., Muthuraman, K., Lawley, M., “Optimal and Approximate Algorithms for Sequential Clinical Scheduling with No-shows” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 1(1), 20-36, 2011.

Turkcan, A., Zeng, B., Muthuraman, K., and Lawley, M., “Sequential Clinical Scheduling with Service Criteria” European Journal of Operational Research, 214(3), 780-795, 2011.

Adida, E., DeLaurentis, P., Lawley, M. “Hospital Stockpiling for Disaster Response” IIE Transactions, 43, 1-15, 2011.