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Stan Stanley Settles

Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering



1969 Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
1967 M.S., Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University
1962 B.S., Industrial Engineering and Production Technology, LeTourneau
Dr. Settles is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a past president of Institute of Industrial Engineering and Fellow of IIE, INFORMS and INCOSE. Dr. Settles was the Chair for the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design and Committee Member for Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Academy. He was also Chair of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads. He had a 30-year career with Allied Signal Aerospace Company, and served at the National Science Funadtion and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Research Summary

Engineering management, integrated management and design, quality management, manufacturing for biomedical/biotechnical applications, systems architecting and engineering, emphasis on motorsports as a metaphor for systems architecting and engineering, continually designing, creating and testing a vehicle in landspeed racing


  • 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Frank & Lillian Gilbreth Award
  • 2009 Orange County Engineering Council Distinguished Engineering Educator 2009
  • 2008 Omega Alpha Association Founding Charter Member
  • 2008 International Council on Systems Engineering Fellow
  • 2006 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences USA Branch Chilingar Medal of Honor
  • 2003 INFORMS Fellow of Professional Society
  • 2003 Viterbi School of Engineering Service Award
  • 1991 National Academy of Engineering Elected Member
  • 1985 Institute of Industrial Engineers Operations Research Division Award
  • 1984 Institute of Industrial Engineers Fellow of Professional Society
  • 1981 Institute of Industrial Engineers AIIE Operations Research Division Award
  • 1978 Tempe YMCA Distinguished Service Award
  • Daniel J Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Max Kade Center 1
  • 2712 Hoover Street Los Angeles Ca 90007
  • USC Mail Code: 193
Contact Information
  • (562) 714-2795