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Dr. César O. Malavé

Dr. César Malavé is dean and professor in the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He was previously professor and department head of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University and holder of the Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair. Under his leadership the department recruited a number of new faculty at both the junior and senior levels, developed a new advanced manufacturing initiative, and launched major initiatives to revamp the undergraduate curriculum and graduate program. His major career accomplishments are in the areas of manufacturing systems analysis; engineering education innovation, and diversity development for engineering faculty and undergraduate student programs. He has been the principal investigator (PI) or coprincipal investigator (Co-PI) of more than $35 million in sponsored research and academic projects.

Malavé is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), where he served on the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and is past president of the ISERC Oversight Subcommittee. He also has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Applications and Practices in Engineering Education and is a co-author of the recently published book, Global Engineering — Design, Decision Making and Communication.

Malavé earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of South Florida. He joined the industrial engineering faculty at Texas A&M in 1987.

Malavé is recognized internationally for his contributions to engineering education. His work was the result of a 10-year NSF-funded Foundation Coalition Grant to revamp engineering education. As lead PI for Texas A&M, Malavé coordinated all activities related to curricula development, implementation, and outcomes assessment across partner sites. He disseminated this educational model through workshops in the United States and many countries.

Malavé’s commitment to diversity, promoting a bias- and discrimination-free environment, and providing a university experience rich in diverse perspectives and varied opportunities for all is indisputable. Specifically, as chief of diversity for the College of Engineering at Texas A&M, Malavé led multidisciplinary efforts to develop and implement underrepresented high school recruiting, summer bridge programs, and faculty and staff programs to promote diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion. In 2013 he received the Texas A&M Faculty Diversity Award.

Malavé has served in a variety of administrative positions for the College of Engineering at Texas A&M, including assistant dean for international programs, associate dean for recruitment and international programs, associate dean of engineering and associate agency director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). As associate dean for engineering, he was responsible for all international collaborations and undergraduate recruitment programs. As TEES assistant agency director, he was responsible for providing leadership to the Office of Strategic Research Development, the Office of Engineering Safety and the overall coordination of the TEES regional divisions.