Gokhan Egilmez, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ohio University [Dissertation]

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, OH [Thesis]

M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, OH [Thesis]

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 


Dr. Egilmez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of New Haven, West Haven, CT. He previously worked as assistant professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at North Dakota State University and postdoctoral research associate in the department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering at University of Central Florida between 2013 and 2015. Gokhan obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Systems Engineering and M.S. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Civil Engineering at Ohio University between 2007 and 2013. Prior to his education in the U.S., he went to Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and received B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 2007. His research interests cover a variety of topics that include applied optimization and simulation modeling, social, economic and environmental life cycle assessment, data analytics, engineering education, energy and sustainability, input-output analysis, transportation sustainability and safety. Gokhan currently has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious academic journals, books, and conference proceedings related to sustainable development, life cycle assessment, manufacturing system design and control, supply chain management, transportation safety assessment, and predictive modeling & machine learning. For more information, please visit his personal blog at

Research Interests

Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Studying problems of multidisciplinary domains including, global and regional supply chain-linked sustainability assessment of  manufacturing, energy, transportation, agri-food production, and built environment from life cycle sustainability point of view by using novel research methods such as life cycle assessment (LCA), data envelopment analysis (DEA), system dynamics (SD), carbon, energy, water and ecological footprint analysis, multi-criteria decision making, goal programming and fuzzy set theory.

Applied Optimization and Simulation

Application of optimizing procedures to the problems from various domains including manufacturing system design and control, supply chain management, facility location and vehicle routing. Validation of optimization results with dynamic & discrete simulation modeling.

Data Mining & Statistical Modeling and Benchmarking

Application of data mining, machine learning, parametric and non-parametric statistical modeling tools to solve complex problems related to social, environmental, and economic aspects of engineered systems and make environmentally benign, cost-effective, and socially acceptable policies.

Grants and Projects

“Sustainability Assessment of Rare Earth and Precious Metals in the CT Region” UNH Faculty Research & Summer Fellowship,, 2016, $1,450, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT (Joint with Dr. Amanda Simson)

Summer Research & Travel Grant, $2000, 2014 Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

New Faculty Start-up Fund, $160,867, 2013, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

“Electric Vehicle Transportation Center”, Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation, Award: $5,000,000, Role: Postdoctoral Researcher & Grant Writer, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL, 2013

Referred Publications

*: Corresponding author, JA: Journal Article, BC: Book chapter, CF: Conference proceeding, CA: Conference Abstract


Park, Y.S., Egilmez, G., and Kucukvar, M., 2017, “Cradle‐to‐gate Life Cycle Analysis of Agricultural and Food Production in the US: A TRACI Impact Assessment”, Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector, 274-305, John Wiley & Sons


JA.38. Park, Y.*, Lim, S., Egilmez, G. and Szmerekovsky, J., 2016, Environmental Efficiency Assessment of U.S. Transport Sector: A Slack-based Data Envelopment Analysis Approach”, Transportation Research Part D, Elsevier (Accepted)

JA.37. Egilmez, G.*, Arinsoy, A., and Suer, G.A., “Single Machine Stochastic Scheduling to Minimize the Number of Risky Jobs and Total Probability of Tardiness”, International Journal of Operational Research, Inderscience (Accepted).

JA.36. Egilmez, G.*, Kucukvar, M., Erenay, B., Bhutta, K., Park, Y.S., 2016, “Carbon Footprint Stock Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing: A Time Series Input-Output LCA”, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Emeralds (Accepted).

JA.35. Tatari, O.*, Egilmez, G., Kurmapu, D., 2016, “Socio-eco-efficiency analysis of highways: a data envelopment analysis”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Taylor and Francis

JA.34. Egilmez, G.*, Gumus, S., Kucukvar, M., Tatari, O., (2016), “A Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis Framework for Dealing with Uncertainty Impacts of Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment Models on Eco-efficiency Assessment”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Volume 129, 15 August 2016, Pages 622–636.

JA.33. Kucukvar, M., Egilmez, G.*, Onat, N.C., Samadi, H., and Cansev, B., 2016, “Energy-Climate-Manufacturing Nexus: New Insights from the Regional and Global Supply Chains of Manufacturing Industries”, Applied Energy, Elsevier, (In Print).

JA.32. Aslam, M., Egilmez, G.*, Kucukvar, M., and Bhutta, M.K.S., 2016, “From Green Buildings to Green Supply Chains: An Integrated Input Output Life Cycle Assessment and Optimization Framework for Carbon Footprint Reduction Policy Making”, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Emeralds (Forthcoming).

JA.31. Park, Y.S., Al-Qublan, H., Lee, E.*, Egilmez, G., (2016), “Interactive Spatio-temporal Analysis of Oil Spills using Comap in North Dakota”, Informatics (Forthcoming)

JA.30. Bhutta, M.K., Egilmez, G.*, Chatha, K., Huq, F., (2016), “Survey of Lean Management Practices in Pakistani Industrial Sectors”, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, (Forthcoming).

JA.29. Onat, N.C., Kucukvar, M., Tatari, O.*, and Egilmez G. (2016). “Integration of System Dynamics Approach towards Deepening and Broadening the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Framework: A Case for Electric Vehicles. “ International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Springerlink , Vol:21 (7), pp:1009-1034. doi: 10.1007/s11367-016-1070-4

JA.28. Kucukvar, M., Egilmez, G. and Tatari, O.*, 2016, “Life Cycle Assessment and Optimization-Based Decision Analysis of Construction Waste Recycling for a LEED-Certified University Building”, Sustainability 2016, 8(1), 89; doi:10.3390/su8010089

JA.27. Park, Y.S., Egilmez, G.*, and Kucukvar, M., 2016, “Emergy and End-point Impact Assessment of Agricultural and Food Production in the United States: A Supply Chain-linked Ecologically-based Life Cycle Assessment”, Ecological Indicators, Elsevier .

JA.26. Egilmez, G.*, Kucukvar, M. and Park, Y.S., 2015, “Supply Chain-linked Sustainability Assessment of the U.S. Manufacturing: An Ecosystem Perspective”, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Elsevier (Forthcoming).


JA.25. Gumus, S., Egilmez, G.*, Kucukvar, M. and Park, Y.S., 2015, “Integrating Expert Weighting and Multi-Criteria Decision Making into Eco-efficiency Analysis: The Case of U.S. Manufacturing”, Journal of the Operational Research Society (Forthcoming).

JA.24. Singh, S., Egilmez, G.* and Ozguner, O., 2015, “Cell formation in a cellular manufacturing system under uncertain demand and processing times: A Stochastic Genetic Algorithm (SGA) approach”, International Journal of Services and Operations Management (Forthcoming).

JA.23. Park, Y.S., Egilmez, G.*, and Kucukvar, M., 2015, “Eco-efficiency Analysis of the Freight Logistics in the U.S. with a Specific focus on Air, Rail, Truck and Water Modes: An Integrated Life Cycle Assessment and Linear Programming Approach”, World Review of Intermodal Transport (Forthcoming).

JA.22. Park, Y.S. and Egilmez, G.*, 2015, “TRACI Impact Assessment of Transportation Manufacturing Nexus in the U.S.: A Supply Chain-Linked Cradle-to-Gate LCA”, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (Forthcoming).

JA.21. Kucukvar, M.*, Egilmez, G., Onat, N.C., and Samadi, H., 2015, “A global, scope-based Carbon Footprint Modeling for Effective Carbon Reduction Policies: Lessons from the Turkish Manufacturing”, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Elsevier (Forthcoming).

JA.20. Egilmez, G., Celikbilek, C.*, Altun, M, and Suer, G.A., 2015, “Cell Loading and Shipment Optimization in a Cellular Manufacturing System: An Integrated Genetic Algorithms and Neural Network Approach “, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Inderscience Publishers (Forthcoming).

JA.19. Egilmez, G.*, Erenay, B., Mese, E.M., Suer, G.A., 2015, “Group Scheduling in a Cellular Manufacturing Shop to Minimize Total Tardiness and nT: A Comparative Genetic Algorithm and Mathematical Modeling Approach”, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Inderscience Publishers (Forthcoming).

JA.18. Tatari, O.*, Egilmez, G. and Dhruva, K., 2015, “Socio-economic Efficiency Analysis of Highways: A Data Envelopment Analysis”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Taylor & Francis (Forthcoming).

JA.17. Egilmez, G.*and Süer, G.A., 2015, “Multi-period Cell Loading and Job Sequencing in a Cellular Manufacturing System”, International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, Inderscience Publishers (Forthcoming).

JA.16. Park, Y.S., Egilmez, G.*, and Kucukvar, M., 2015, “A Novel Life Cycle-based Principal Component Analysis Framework for Eco-efficiency Analysis: Case of the U.S. Manufacturing and Transportation Nexus”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier

JA.15. Egilmez, G.* and Süer, G.A., 2014, “Stochastic Cell Loading To Minimize nT Subject To Maximum Acceptable Risk Levels”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Elsevier

JA.14. Egilmez, G.*, Gumus, S., Kucukvar, M. , 2014, “Environmental Sustainability Benchmarking of U.S. and Canada Metropoles: An Expert Judgment-based Fuzzy Multi-criteria Decision Making Approach”, Cities – The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning , Elsevier

CP.9. Erenay, B.*, Egilmez, G., and Suer, G.A., 2015, “Stochastic Capacitated Lot Sizing Subject to Maximum Acceptable Risk Level of Overutilization”, 26th Annual POMS Conference, May 8-11, Washington DC, USA


JA.13. Egilmez, G.* and Park, Y. S., 2014, “Transportation Related Carbon, Energy and Water Footprint Analysis of U.S. Manufacturing: A Life Cycle-based Sustainability Assessment”, Transportation Research Part  D: Transport and Environment, Elsevier

JA.12. Kucukvar, M., Tatari, O. and Egilmez, G.*, 2014, “Sustainability Assessment of U.S. Final Consumption and Investments: Triple-Bottom-Line Input-Output Analysis”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier.

JA.11. Egilmez, G.*, Erenay, B. and Süer, G.A., 2014, “Stochastic Skill-based Manpower Allocation in a Cellular Manufacturing System”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Elsevier

JA.10. Kucukvar, M., Egilmez, G.* and Tatari, O., 2014,  “Evaluating Environmental Impacts of Alternative Construction Waste Management Approaches Using Supply Chain-linked Life-Cycle Analysis”, Waste Management Research.

JA.9. Onat, N.C.,  Egilmez, G.* and Tatari, O., 2014, “Towards Greening the U.S. Residential Building Stock: A System Dynamics Approach”,Building and Enviroment, Elsevier

JA.8. Kucukvar, M., Noori, M., Egilmez, G. and Tatari, O.*, 2014, “Stochastic  decision modeling for sustainable pavement designs”,  International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Springerlink, February 2014.

JA.7. Kucukvar, M., Gümüs, S., Egilmez, G., and Tatari, O.*, 2014, “Ranking the sustainability performance of pavements: An intuitionistic fuzzy decision making method”, Automation in Construction, Elsevier,Volume 52, Issue 5, 2014.

JA.6. Egilmez, G.*, Kucukvar, M., Tatari, O. and Bhutta, M.K., 2014, “Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment of US Food Manufacturing: A Life Cycle-based Frontier Approach”, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, Volume 82, January 2014, Pages 8–20.

JA.5. Egilmez, G.* and Süer, G.A, 2014, “The Impact of Risk on the Integrated Cellular Design and Control”, International Journal of Production Research, Volume 52, Issue 5.


JA.4. Egilmez, G.* and McAvoy, D., 2013, “Benchmarking Road Safety of U.S. States: A DEA-Based Malmquist Productivity Index Approach”, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier, Vol:53, Pg: 55-64.

JA.3. Egilmez, G.*, Kucukvar, M. and Tatari, O., 2013, “Sustainability Assessment of U.S. Manufacturing Sectors: An Economic Input Output-based Frontier Approach”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier,Volume 53, 15 August 2013, Pages 91–102.

CP.8. Egilmez, G. and McAvoy, D.*, 2013, “Benchmarking Road Safety of US States: A Frontier Approach”, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, 13-17 January, Washington DC,USA


JA.2. Egilmez, G., Süer, G.A.* and Huang, J., 2012, “Stochastic Cellular Manufacturing System Design Subject To Maximum Acceptable Risk Level”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Elsevier,Volume 63, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 842–854.

JA.1. Egilmez, G. and Tatari, O.* 2012, “A Dynamic Modeling Approach To Highway Sustainability: Strategies to Reduce the Overall Impact”, Transportation Research Part D, Elsevier, Volume: 46. Issue:7, Pages: 1086-1096.

CP. 7. Egilmez, G. and Süer, G.A.*, 2012, “Multi-period Cell Loading in Cellular Manufacturing Systems”, IEOM, July 3-6, Istanbul, Turkey.

CP. 6. Egilmez, G.*, Süer, G.A. and Çelikbilek, C., 2012, “Stochastic Identical Parallel Machine Scheduling to Minimize Risky Jobs”, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, May 19-23, Orlando FL.

CP. 5. Egilmez, G.* and Süer, G.A., 2012, “Stochastic Single Machine Family Scheduling to Minimize the Number of Risky Jobs”, POMS, April 20-23, Chicago, IL USA.

CP. 4. Egilmez, G.*, Süer, G.A. and Ozgüner, O., 2012, “Capacitated Cellular Manufacturing System Design: A Genetic Algorithm Approach”, POMS, April 20-23, Chicago, IL USA.


BC.1. Egilmez, G.*, Süer, G.A. and Ozgüner, O. 2011. “Stochastic Cellular Manufacturing System Design with Hybrid Similarity Coefficient”, in “Manufacturing Systems”, ISBN: 979-953-307-493-0

CP.3. Egilmez, G.* and Süer, G.A., 2011, “Stochastic Manpower Allocation and Cell Loading in Cellular Manufacturing Systems.” 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, October 23-26, Los Angeles, CA USA.

CP.2. Egilmez, G.* and Süer, G.A., 2011. “Stochastic Cell Loading, Family and Job Sequencing in a Cellular Manufacturing Environment.” 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, October 23-26, Los Angeles, CA USA.

CP.1. Süer, G.A.*, Mese, E.M. and Egilmez, G., 2011, “Cell Loading, Family and Job Sequencing to Minimize TT” International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing Logistics Systems, February 27 – March 01, Chung-Li, Taiwan.

Courses Taught

  • EASC 2232 Project Management and Engineering Economics, University of New Haven (2015-Present)
  • EGRM 6617 Engineering Economic Analysis and Cost Estimating, University of New Haven (2015-Present)
  • SYST 4435 Simulation and Applications, University of New Haven (2015-Present)
  • INDE 6681 System Simulation, University of New Haven (2015-Present)
  • INDE 6609 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics, University of New Haven (2015-Present)
  • EGRM 6681 Simulation Techniques and Applications, University of New Haven (2015-Present)
  • IME472/672 Simulation of Business and Industrial Systems, North Dakota State University (2013-2015)
  • IME480/680 Production and Inventory Control, North Dakota State University (2013-2015)
  • ISE 330/530 Engineering Economy, Ohio University (2012)

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