Faculty Profile for Dr. Jesus Jimenez

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Dr. Jesus Jimenez
School Director - Professor — Ingram School of Engineering
IGRM 2203
phone: (512) 245-1826

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jesus A. Jimenez is the Director of the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University – a Hispanic-serving institution. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. Dr. Jimenez conducts multi-disciplinary research in digital twins and simulation applied to manufacturing systems. His email address is jesus.jimenez@txstate.edu.

Teaching Interests

Simulation; Design of Experiments; Engineering Statistics; IE Design

Research Interests

Industrial Engineering; Simulation; Digital Twins; Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Sharotry, A., Jimenez, J. A., & Mendez Mediavilla, F. A. (2023). Forklift Operator Safety & Productivity: A Review of Current Research and Future Directions. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/pmhr_2023/17/
  • Muci-Kuchler, K. H., Emami, A., & Jmenez, J. (2022). Selection of Industry 4.0 Competencies for Implementation in a New Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program. In Proceedings of the 2022 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2022), Columbus, Ohio, October 30 to November 3, 2022. ASME Paper IMECE2022-94456.
  • Sharotry, A., Jimenez, J. A., Wierschem, D., Mendez Mediavilla, F. A., Koldenhoven, R. M., Valles, D., … Aslan, S. (2021). A Digital Twin Framework for Real-Time Analysis and Feedback of Repetitive Work in the Manual Material Handling Industry (pp. 2637–2648). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC48552.2020.9384043
  • Kim, J., Mendez, F. A., & Jimenez, J. (2020). Storage location assignment heuristics based on slot selection and frequent itemset grouping for large distribution centers. IEEE Access, 8, 189025–189035. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3031585
  • Wierschem, D. C., Jimenez, J. A., & Mendez, F. A. (2020). A Motion Capture System for the Study of Human Manufacturing Repetitive Motions. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Retrieved from McCoy College

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2018! April 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Academic Contribution Merit Award, WITNESS. August 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), Material Handling Teachers Institute. July 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Systems Management Paper Finalist, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management. May 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Science. August 2008

Selected Grants

  • Asiabanpour, Bahram (Principal), Aslan, Semih (Co-Principal), Ortiz, Araceli Martinez (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Co-Principal), Kim, Yoo-Jae (Co-Principal), Salamy, H (Co-Principal). Designing green-engineering summer camp, Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)-Engineering Summer Program, State, $12500. (Funded: June 2014). Grant.
  • Wang, Feng (Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Co-Principal), Luo, Xiaohua (Co-Principal), Das, Subasish (Supporting), Hong, Feng (Supporting). Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University, Federal Highway Administration, Federal, $25500. (Funded: December 2022 - August 31, 2023). Grant.
  • Wang, Feng (Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Co-Principal), Luo, Xiaohua (Co-Principal). Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University, Federal Highway Administration, Federal, $25500. (Funded: December 2021 - August 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Ameri, Farhad, Khaleghian, Seyedmeysam (Co-Principal), Tate, Jitendra S (Supporting), Trueba, Luis (Supporting), You, Byoung Hee (Supporting), Song, In-Hyouk (Supporting), Jimenez, Jesus (Supporting), Chen, Heping (Supporting), Emami, Anahita (Supporting). REU Site: Multidisciplinary Research Experience in Advance Manufacturing for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $396737. (Funded: May 1, 2021 - August 1, 2024). Grant.
  • Jimenez, Jesus, Mendez, Francis A, Perez, Eduardo, Wright, Robert L (Supporting). Exploratory Analysis and Quality Assurance to Support Texas State Use Program Administration, Texas Workforce Commission, State, $197752. (Submitted: November 2019, Funded: September 28, 2020 - August 31, 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Ingram School of Engineering Personnel Committee
September 2019-August 2020
Mission Review Task Force
March 8, 2022-Present
Faculty Ombudsman Selection Committee
February 2, 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Annals of Operations Research
November 2020-Present
International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) Committee
September 24, 2020-Present