Charles Malmborg

Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Professor Malmborg served on the faculties of Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech prior to joining Rensselaer. At Rensselaer he has served as DSES Doctoral Program Director (1987-1994), Associate Chair and Director of Master's Programs (1994-Present), Undergraduate Program Director (2005-Present) and Acting Chair (1996-97, 1998-2000, and 2001-2002). He is author of over 100 peer reviewed technical publications in leading international journals. He has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on major educational and research projects with the National Science Foundation and other sponsoring agencies. He has served as Editor for Decision Sciences for Applied Mathematical Modelling, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Vice President of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society and is a National Executive Council Member. He is recipient of the 1999 DSES Faculty Award of Excellence, the 2003 Karger Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis Advisor, the 2004 School of Engineering Award for Excellence in Education and the 2004 Del and Ruth Karger Award as Advisor to the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in DSES, the 2005 Trustee's Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. faculty/Staff Award. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research Focus
  • materials handling and facility design
  • warehousing and automated storage systems