Louis A. Martin Vega,PhD

Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina

    Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega is the Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. With over 10,000 students, 750 faculty and staff and $200M in annual research expenditures, NC State’s College of Engineering is internationally recognized for the excellence of its research and educational programs.

    Prior to joining NC State, he served as the Dean of Engineering at the University of South Florida, as Chair of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, as Lockheed Professor at Florida Institute of Technology and as a faculty member at the University of Florida and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.  He has also held several prestigious positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) including acting head of its Engineering Directorate and director of its Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation.

    Martin-Vega is a member of the HENACC-Great Minds in STEM Hall of Fame and was named as one of the 50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US by Hispanic Business magazine in 2014.  He has served as President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) from 2016-16, President of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) from 2007-08, and Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate at NSF (2014-16).

    His has received numerous honors include the IISE Albert Holzman Distinguished Educator Award in 1999, the University of Florida Alumni Leadership Award in 2009, the UPS Award for Minority Advancement in 2010, and IISE’s highest honor, the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award in 2012.

    He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, an M.S. in Operations Research from New York University and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.