The David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award

Recognizes outstanding research in the profession. It is given for a career of accomplishments that broadly benefited practitioners, organizations, or other researchers rather than for a single activity or application. The award is named for David F. Baker, Ph.D., late chairman of the industrial engineering department at The Ohio State University.


IIE members. For cases in which the research has been a joint effort, the award will be made in the name of all the nominees so long as one holds membership in IIE.


One award is typically granted each year.

Nominees are judged on:

  • Significance of the research
  • Diligence, innovative abilities, and perseverance in advance the research
  • Value of accomplishments
  • Scope of the research and use of the results

Nomination process:

  1. Complete and return the nomination form.
  2. Submit nominee’s resume with the nomination.
  3. There is a 10-page limit to each nomination, not including references.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can serve as professional references for the nominee. Maximum two pages.


This award is judged by the Honors Steering Committee.

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