Behin Elahi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering/Technology & Collaborating Faculty in Systems Engineering


Behin Elahi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering/Technology & Collaborating Faculty in Systems Engineering

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Office: Room ET 221H
Phone: +1 (260) 481-0579

2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Room ET 221H,
Department of Manufacturing, Construction, and Engineering/Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499

Dr. Behin Elahi is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering/Technology and Collaborating Faculty in Systems Engineering Program, Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering and Manufacturing, Construction, and Engineering/Technology Department, College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana. Previously, she was a fixed-term instructor at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) in the Supply Chain Management Department, the Eli Broad College of Business(Michigan State University Supply Chain Program is ranked 1st in the nation). Dr. Elahi obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Toledo (Toledo, OH) in 2016. She has also a Master degree in industrial Engineering. She was a consultant/ project manager of the Business Waste Reduction Assistance Program (BWRAP), apartnership between the Environmental Protection Agency, University of Toledo, and Lucas County in Ohio from 2012-2016. She has about 7 years of industry work experience as a project manager and industrial engineer. Dr. Elahi has published one book, three book chapters, and more than 34 research articles, including 11 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 22 technical papers in international conference proceedings. Dr. Elahi has directed research work of 11 M.Sc. Students in Industrial Technology, Information Technology and Advanced Computer Applications, and Systems Engineering. She has won prestigious honors/awards including Featured Faculty Award in Research by Office of Sponsored Programs and Vice-Chancellor, Purdue University Fort Wayne (2020), Research Appreciation Award by Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Anthony Wayne Chapter (2020), Purdue University Fort Wayne Honors Faculty Award (2020, 2019, and 2018), Young Engineer of the Year award (2015), The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence (2013), and Dan Christian Memorial Scholarship (2013). She serves as at-large Senator at the Purdue University Senate, the Purdue University Fort Wayne Strategic Planning Committee member, Senate Curriculum Subcommittee member, and Assembly member at College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science.

Dr. Behin Elahi’s teaching and research activities include:

  • Operations Research
  • Supply Chain Optimization and Planning
  • Industrial Internet of Things & Robotics
  • Mathematical Optimization & Multi-Criteria Decision Making Techniques
  • Quality Control & Healthcare Systems
  • Material Handling & Facility Location
  • Application of Robotics, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality in Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Scenario Planning and Risk Assessments
  • Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems such as Healthcare Systems and Automated Manufacturing Systems

Dr. Behin Elahi has made continuous efforts in seeking internal and external research funding opportunities. The total secured grant amount as of January 2021 is $318,835($78,835 [internal and external grants] and $240,000 [External-Software grant]).