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Chen Zhou is the associate chair for undergraduate studies and associate professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech..
Dr. Zhou's research focus includes sustainable supply chain, distribution system design and manufacturing systems. Dr. Chen is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and American Society of Engineering Education.
Dr. Zhou received a B.S. degree from Tianjin University (China) in 1982, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1984, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1988.