• Department Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Holder of Mike and Sugar Barnes Department Head Chair
  • TEES Research Professor
  • Deputy Director of the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)
Mark Lawley

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, mechanical engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science, manufacturing systems engineering, Auburn University
  • Bachelor of Science, industrial engineering, Tennessee Technological University

Research Interests

  • Dr. Mark Lawley is Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial and Systems and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair and the TEES Research Professorship. He holds appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Texas A&M University. He also 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, Dr. Lawley served for 17 years on the faculty at Purdue University in the Schools of Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. As a researcher in academics, he has published over 130 technical papers, which have garnered four best paper awards, and he has supervised over 40 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 PhD in mechanical engineering under Dr. Placid Ferreira at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1995. He also holds MS and BS degrees in manufacturing systems engineering and industrial engineering, respectively, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Professional Engineer (PE)

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, 2012
  • 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.