Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Conference & Expo 2017

MERC attended the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Annual Conference on May 20-23 in Pittsburgh, PA, developing its Industrial and Systems Engineering capabilities.

Presented topics ranged from Systems Engineering & Design, Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation, “Lean” in the Service Industry, and Manufacturing Scheduling and Planning to Productivity Management, Macro Ergonomics, and Engineering Economy for Energy and Defense Sectors.

In addition, researchers, universities, and vendors were able to display and discuss their products and services.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

To learn more, please visit MERC's website at