Gino J. Lim, professor and R. Larry and Gerlene (Gerri) R. Snider Endowed Chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, has added another international award to his already impressive list of accomplishments.
Lim earned the 2023 Distinguished Educator Award in June at the 8th North American Industrial Engineering & Operations Management (IEOM) Conference. He also served as a keynote speaker for the event, which was held at the UH Hilton.
The award recognizes industrial engineering and operations management educators who have significantly contributed to the field through the publication of books and articles in peer-reviewed journals; drawn externally-funded research; employed creative teaching methods; and developed teaching aides, including software and other innovative methods.
The nominee is expected to have administrative experience in an academic institution of higher education. Nominees must be at least 40 years old, and a member of the IEOM Society for a minimum of five consecutive years with a minimum of 15 years of combined academic and administrative experience.
He has successfully supervised 32 Ph.D. dissertations, and numerous Master’s theses. Lim has been a principal or co-principal investigator to multiple projects with sponsored funding of more than $10 million from various sources of funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Lim joined the University of Houston in 2004 and became the chairman of the Industrial Engineering Department in 2011. He completed his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). His writing earned Best Paper Award in the Energy Systems Division at the IISE's Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) in 2017; and the Pierskalla Best Paper Award and multiple service awards by INFORMS since 2002 and multiple teaching awards at UH.
Lim is a board member of the IISE Board of Trustees and the senior vice president of IISE International Operations. His most recent grant is as a co-principal investigator for a $3 million National Science Foundation project, “Platforms for Exchange and Allocation of Resources (PEAR).” Northeastern University is the lead institution for the grant.