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Ashish Nimbarte
Professor, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


Dr. Ashish Nimbarte’s training and expertise is in the general areas of Ergonomics and Energy Efficiency. He joined the IMSE department at WVU in August 2009 and he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. Due to his strong interest in and commitment to graduate education, he was appointed as the Graduate Program Coordinator of the Industrial Engineering (IE) program in 2015. His research interest is motivated by the need to better characterize the factors that impede sustainability of industrial operations so that effective control strategies can be implemented. 

Over the last few years, while maintaining his main research thrust in Ergonomics, Dr. Nimbarte has broadened his research expertise to the areas of energy efficiency, pollution prevention, lean implementations, and waste management to develop research projects that apply a holistic approach based on modern Industrial Engineering methods and principles. These projects involve close collaboration with regional manufacturing businesses and are aimed at productivity improvement through a synergistic integration of various production-related entities. 

Dr. Nimbarte has served in several leadership positions within various professional societies. He was elected to serve as the member of the executive committee for the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety for seven years (2012-2019), becoming president of the society in 2018. He also acted as President of the Construction Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in 2017. Dr. Nimbarte additionally serve on the editorial boards of five international peer-reviewed scientific journals in the areas of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety.


  • BE Production Engineering, Nagpur University, Maharashtra, India, 2000
  • MS Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2005
  • PhD Engineering Science (Major: Industrial Engineering), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2009

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Industrial ergonomics
  • Occupational biomechanics
  • Human factors engineering
  • Energy efficiency and visualization