Professor and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. César O. Malavé is a professor, department head, and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida. Since 1987, he has been at Texas A&M and taught graduate courses in the area of manufacturing systems modeling and control. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Malavé's courses include the freshman introductory course in fundamentals of engineering, engineering economy, manufacturing operations analysis, and robotics. He currently teaches a freshman seminar, and during the summer, he has taught the Studying Engineering course to students in the LEEP engineering program. This past spring semester, Dr. Malave, in collaboration with Dr. Martin Wortman, delivered a new undergraduate course in lean manufacturing and decision making in bio-manufacturing systems.
Prior to assuming his current position as department head, Dr. Malavé served as associate dean of engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. In that capacity, Dr. Malavé led all engineering efforts in study abroad programs and international agreements for research and educational collaborations. He also served as the coordinator of academic support activities for the engineering program at the branch campus in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Malavé was also responsible for all undergraduate recruitment activities in the college including the E12 targeted recruitment program.
As associate dean, he also held the title of assistant agency director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). In this position he oversaw the Safety Program Office and the Strategic Research Development group.
Dr. Malavé's research and educational interests are in the areas of cost modeling for manufacturing and production systems, development of models for student success, and improving undergraduate engineering education. NSF, DOE, the state of Texas, CONACyT, Westinghouse, and the GE Foundation have funded Dr. Malavé's work. He has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator (Co-PI) of more than 35 million dollars in sponsored research and academic projects. Dr. Malavé is a co-author of the recently published book, Global Engineering - Design, Decision Making and Communication.
He holds memberships in ASEE, IIE, and INFORMS and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education.