- Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1984
- MEng, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1980
- BS, University of Sri Lanka, 1975
Dr. Logendran's research focuses on production planning and control, cellular manufacturing design, group scheduling, routing and scheduling, and applied operations research.
R. Logen Logendran is a Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sri Lanka, Master of Engineering Degree (with thesis) in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Logendran has co-edited a book titled Group Technology & Cellular Manufacturing: Methodologies and Applications, and has authored or coauthored more than 135 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and refereed conference proceedings. His publications have appeared in such journals as IISE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Scheduling, Journal of Computers and Operations Research, Journal of Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Journal of Engineering Education, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Systems Science, and Journal of Logistics and Transportation Review.
Most recently, Dr. Logendran received the 2017 Award for Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He was inducted into the inaugural 2016 Cowboy Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Logendran received the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in Academic and Research Excellence from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He received the Best Paper Award twice (in 2009 and 2012) for papers presented at international conferences and published in the conference proceedings. His areas of research include cellular manufacturing, group scheduling, batch scheduling, vehicle routing and scheduling, facilities layout and design, manufacturing simulation, and integration of design and manufacturing. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Oregon Metals Initiative, Oregon Department of Transportation, TransNow, Port of Portland, Oregon Economic Development Agency, and industry. In 1996, he received the “Most Favorite Teacher of the Year” award by the IISE Student Chapter at Oregon State University. Prior to that, the IISE Student Chapter at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville gave him the “Outstanding Industrial Engineering Faculty Member Award” in appreciation of excellence in teaching for 1987-88. Besides teaching, he has held research fellowship positions with various organizations, including Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) - McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, CA ; The Boeing Company, Everett, WA ; and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Johnson Space Center , Houston, TX , and has made significant contributions aimed at solving industry-relevant problems. Dr. Logendran was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Science, Malaysia in 2000. For 13 years (2004-2016), Dr. Logendran served as the IME Graduate Program Chair in the School of MIME at Oregon State University. Currently he serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and has previously (1997-2008) served on the editorial board of the IISE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing.
Dr. Logendran is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), a Senior Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a Member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and former Faculty Advisor for the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society at Oregon State University.
He has been at OSU since 1989.