Joel A. Nachlas

Associate Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering (1974-2016)

Dr. Joel A. Nachlas

Nachlas
Joel A. Nachlas

 

Research Areas

Main Area:  Operations Research

  • Reliability Theory
  • Maintenance Planing
  • Statistical Quality Control

Research Accomplishments

  • Analysis of time dependent availability for a class of non-stationary repair problems
  • Definition of bivariate reliability and maintenance probability models

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1976
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1974
  • B.E.S., Johns Hopkins University, 1970

  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 9/1974 - 3/2016

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Polytechnique de Nice (formerly Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Nice Sophia Antipolis), University of Nice, Biot, France, 10/2011 - 1/2012
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Nice Sophia Antipolis, University of Nice, Biot, France, 9/2003 - 6/2004
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Nice Sophia Antipolis, University of Nice, Biot, France, 9/1995 - 6/1996
  • Visiting Professor, Physics, University of Angers, Angers, France, 1/1989 - 6/1989
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Reliability Theory
  • Introductory Probability
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Philosophy of Operation Research Modeling
  • Senior Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Fellow, American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
  • Fellow, Society of Reliability Engineers
  • Member, Alpha Pi Mu
  • IIE William A. J. Golomski Award, 2004
  • US Lacrosse, Men’s Division Coach of the Year, 2001
  • P. K. McElroy Outstanding Technical Paper Award, 1991
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1990 - 1991

Head coach, Virginia Tech men's lacrosse team (www.lacrosse.org.vt.edu)

Joel A. Nachlas honored with emeritus status (April 2016)

Dr. Joel Nachlas to retire in March 2016 (March 2016)

Professor Engineers Lacrosse Team's Success (Winter 2002)