September 18, 2007

The Industrial Engineering Department congratulates Larry B. Nabatilan and Bharat Bhallam Venkata for winning the Outstanding Paper Award from the Construction Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. They won this award for their research paper entitled “Effectiveness of an Ergonomic Intervention in Overhead Work” at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Construction Division was created four years ago in order to help establish improvements in the construction industry. Winners of the Outstanding Paper Award are judged to have best demonstrated industrial engineering principles such as ergonomics, optimization and automation in their research.

Nabatilan holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from LSU, as well as a master’s in technology management from de La Salle College-Lipa (Philippines). He is currently working for his doctorate in engineering science at LSU.

Venkata earned his Master of Science degree from the LSU Department of Construction Management and Industrial Engineering and his Bachelor of Technology degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He is currently working in information technology.

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