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Dr, César O. Malavé

Dr, César O. Malavé


Office Number: 253M
Office Phone: +974 4423-0012

César Malavé is a joint professor of chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) and of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISEN) at Texas A&M University (TAMU)

Previously holding the position of Sugar and Mike Barnes Department Head Chair (ISEN- TAMU), Associate Dean of engineering for Dwight Look College of Engineering (TAMU)

He has led international efforts for research and educational collaborations. Professor Malavé is recognized internationally for his contributions to engineering education, specifically with respect to active and collaborative learning during the freshman and sophomore years awarded by a ten year NSF funded Foundation Coalition Grant to revamp engineering education.  Organizations funding his research include the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the State of Texas, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and the General Electric Foundation. He has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-principal investigator (Co-PI) of more than $35 million in sponsored research and academic projects.

Dr. Malavé is a 25-year member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), where he currently serves 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.

Current Research

  • Manufacturing systems with pioneering work in machine learning applications

  • Engineering education innovation,

  • Diversity development for engineering faculty and undergraduate student programs.  


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of South Florida, 1987 

M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981


  • 2012 – 2016    Department Head, Industrial and systems engineering. TAMU

  • 2012 – 2016    Director, Industrial and systems Engineering Division, TAMU

  • 2002 – 2016    Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, TAMU

  • 2011 – 2012    Interim Department Head, Industrial and Systems Eng. TAMU

  • 2010 – 2012    Associate Agency Director, Texas Engineering Experimental station (Tees). TAMU

  • 2009 – 2012    Associate Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, TAMU

  • 2009 – 2010    Assistant Agency Director, Texas Engineering Experimental Station (Tees). TAMU

  • 2007 – 2009    Associate Dean for Recruitment and International Programs, College of Engineering. TAMU

  • 2004 – 2007    Assistant Dean for Recruitment and International Programs, College of Engineering. TAMU

  • 2003 – 2004    Assistant Dean for International Programs, College of Engineering, TAMU

  • 1993 – 2002    Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, TAMU

  • 1987 – 1993    Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, TAMU

  • 1983 – 1987    Instructor, Industrial Engineering Department, University of South Florida. USA


  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Fellow, 2016

  • Faculty Diversity Award, TAMU, 2013

  • National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing Faculty Fellow, Dwight Look College of Engineering, TAMU, 2013

  • SEC Leadership Fellow, TAMU, 2013

  • Alcoa Faculty Fellow, Dwight Look College of Engineering, TAMU, 2005

  • Teaching Excellence Award – College Level, The Association of Former Students, TAMU, 2002


  • Perez, Eduardo, Ntaimo, Lewis, Malave, Cesar O., Bailey, Carla and McCormack, Peter, "Stochastic online appointment scheduling of multi-step sequential procedures in nuclear medicine," Health Care Management Science, 03/2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10729-013-9224-4.

  • Jacqueline Q. Hodge, Margaret Hobson, Bugrahan Yalvac, Magdalini Z Lagoudas, Jefferey E. Froyd, Natela Ostrovskaya, Tatiana Erukhimova, and Cesar O. Malave,  "Undergraduate Academic Experience for First-Year Engineering Students Through a Summer Bridge Program," Proceedings of the Annual ASEE Conference, June 26-29, Vancouver, Canada, 2011

  • Hurtado, D., Malave, C., Madsen, C., Blasingame, T. and Conkey, A., "Engineering Insights Summer Program," Proceedings of the Annual ASEE Conference, June 14 - 17, Austin, Texas, 2009.

  • Lee, Jong-Hwan and Malavé, César, "A Hierarchical Heuristic Approach for Machine Loading Problems in a Partially Grouped Environment," Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada- Nov 10-12, 2003.