• Professor Emeritus
  • Phone: 979.458.2369
  • FAX: 979.458.4299
  • Email: wilhelm@tamu.edu
  • Office: 4020 ETB
Wilbert E. Wilhelm

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the Virginia Polytechnic Inst. in 1972
  • MS in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the Virginia Polytechnic Inst. 1970
  • BS Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University in 1964

Research Interests

    • Integer programming
    • Scheduling
    • Supply chain design
    • Devising strong cutting plane methods and applications involving healthcare facility configuration
    • Scheduling surgeries
    • Rescheduling
    • Locating direction finders
    • Supply chain design for assembly systems
    • International enterprises
    • Second-generation biofuel
    • Designing sensor surveillance and reaction systems for homeland security

Awards & Honors

  • SME Gold Medal Award (2011)
  • Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor (2000)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE): David Baker Distinguished Research Award (1996)
  • TAMU College of Engineering: Brockett Professor (1997)
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station: Fellow (1991, 92) & Senior Fellow (1994) Awards
  • IIE Fellow Award (1992)
  • IIE Operations Research Division Special Citation Award (1992)

Selected Publications

  • Liang, D., and W. E. Wilhelm (2012) Dual-ascent and Primal Heuristics for Production-assembly- distribution System Design, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, Accepted October 28.
  • Zhu, X., and W. E. Wilhelm (2012) Implementation of a three-stage approach for the dynamic resource-constrained shortest-path problem in column generation and branch-and-price, Computers and Operations Research, accepted, July 6.
  • Wilhelm, W. E., Walden, P., Ravichandran, V. C., and F. J. Fernandez (2012) On Minimizing the Number of Critical Decision Perimeters at which Threats to Protected Facilities must be Identified to Allow Effective Interdiction MORS, Accepted May 18. Scheduled for publication in December 2012 issue, Vol. 17, No. 4.
  • Dong Hee Son, Peter Yu, Krishna Patwari, and Wilbert E. Wilhelm (2012) On the Relationships Among Facility Location, Transportation Mode Selection and Material Flow Costs in Global Supply Chains, submitted to Global Logistics (J. Bookbinder (ed.)), Springer, 417-444.
  • Choi, S., and W. E. Wilhelm (2011) An Analysis of Sequencing Surgeries with Durations that Follow the Lognormal, Normal or Gamma Distribution, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2, 156-171.
  • Perez, E., Ntaimo, L., and W. E. Wilhelm (2011) Patient and Resource Scheduling of Multi-Step Medical Procedures in Nuclear Medicine, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering,1 (3), 168-184.
  • Zhu, X. and Wilhelm, W.E. (2012) A three-stage approach for the resource-constrained shortest path as a sub-problem in column generation. Computer and Operations Research, 39, 164-178.
  • Dong Hee Son, Peter Yu, Krishna Patwari, and Wilbert E. Wilhelm (2011) On the Relationships Among Facility Location, Transportation Mode Selection and Material Flow Costs in Global Supply Chains, Accepted for publication in Global Logistics (a book edited by J. Bookbinder), Springer.
  • An, H., Wilhelm, W. E., and S. Searcy (2011) Biofuel and Petroleum-based Fuel Supply Chain Research: A Literature Review, Biomass and Bioenergy Journal, 35 (9), October, 3763-3774.
  • An, H., Wilhelm, W. E., and S. Searcy (2011) A mathematical model to design a lignocellulosic biofuel supply chain system with a case study based on a region in Central Texas, Bioresource Technology, 102 (17), September, 7860-7870.