As an assistant professor of system engineering, Professor Amy Thompson is one of the“big picture” people. She has the ability to look at huge, complex systems and integrate all the elements of it into one smooth-running entity. Prior to her appointment at UNH, she conducted research and performed case studies in supply chain and transportation network design. While writing her dissertation as a graduate student, she earned a coveted “Outstanding Student of the Year” in 2008 from the U.S. Department of Transportation. She has worked in several industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, scheduling software and agriculture.
While at Sandoz Agro, Inc. (now Novartis), she was awarded a U.S. patent for the design and development of an eco-friendly fly abatement product. She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island.