Dr. Esmaeili joined Kennesaw State University as faculty of SIE department to advance department's research and teaching footprint. Before joining KSU, he completed his PhD Degree in systems and industrial engineering at Wichita State University with focus on healthcare sustainable systems, and worked as engineering product manager in one of the leading companies in energy efficiency industry.
Dr. Esmaeili's entire education, from bachelor to doctorate degrees, has been concentrated on industrial and systems engineering, with a focus on applied probability and statistical methods, operation research and optimization, inventory and production planning, systems modeling and simulation, and project management. This equipped him with the essential knowledge for effective teaching across undergraduate and graduate degrees offered at the SIE Department. His instructional method is to combine his knowledge of the subject matter with collaborative learning strategies to fully engage students in the learning process and systems engineering classes would be the ideal venue to implement this method, as instances of the real-world problems can be discussed and solved.
To pursue an innovative research agenda at KSU, he added environmental impact measurement as new criteria for the problem–solving approaches in decision science. Dr. Amin's research background and doctoral dissertation, focused on the environmental impact quantification of healthcare services, is an initial effort to demonstrate the applications of this body of knowledge in operations management. Moreover, his energy efficiency expertise can be applied to translate the recent developments in smart grid and energy management into carbon footprint reduction strategies.