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Mingzhou Jin

Director, Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment

Dr. Mingzhou Jin is the Director of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) at the University of Tennessee (UT). He is also Professor and Associate Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Director of Graduate Studies.

His research focuses on data analytics and operations research; modeling and analysis for the environment, sustainability, and climate change; logistics, transportation, and supply chain management; and advanced manufacturing.


  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, 2001
  • MS, Management Science, Business School of Zhejiang University, 1998
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Mixed Class, Zhejiang University, 1995

Selected Publications:

  • K. He, R. Tang, M. Jin, Y. Cao, and S. Nimbalkar. 2018. Energy Modeling and Efficiency Analysis of Aluminum Die Casting Processes. Accepted by Energy Efficiency
  • P. Kelle, J. Song, M. Jin, H. Schneider, and C. Claypool. 2018. Evaluation of Operational and Environmental Sustainability Tradeoffs in Multimodal Freight Transportation Planning. Accepted by International Journal of Production Economics
  • W. Forbes, J. Mao, Jiafu, M. Jin, et al. 2018. Contribution of environmental forcings to US runoff changes for the period 1950-2010. Environmental Research Letters 13: 054023
  • W. Liu, J. Zhang, M. Jin, S. Liu, X. Chang, N. Xie, and Y. Wang. 2017. Key Indices of the Remanufacturing Industry in China Using a Combined Method of Grey Incidence Analysis and Grey Clustering. Journal of Cleaner Production 168: 1348-1357
  • L. Zhang, M. Jin, Z. Ye, H. Li, D. Clarke, and Y. Wang. 2017. Macro-Level Classification Yard Capacity Modeling. Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board 2608: 125-133
  • W. Li, M. Jin, and M. Lai. 2017. Two-stage Remanufacturing Decision Makings Considering Product Life Cycle and Consumer Perception. Journal of Cleaner Production 161: 581-590
  • M. Jin, R. Tang, Y. Ji, F. Liu, L. Gao, and D. Huisingh. 2017. Impact of Advanced Manufacturing on Sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production 161: 169-74
  • H. Li, M. Jin, S. He, Z. Ye, and J. Song. 2017. Optimal Track Utilization in Electric Multiple Unit Depots. Computers and Industrial Engineering 108: 81-87
  • K. He, R. Tang, and M. Jin. 2017. Pareto Fronts of Machining Parameters for Trade-off among Energy Consumption, Cutting Force and Processing Time. International Journal of Production Economics 185: 113-127
  • J. Mao, A. Ribes, B. Yan, X. Shi, R. P. Thornton, R. Séférian, P. Ciais,  R. B. Myneni, H. Douville, S. Piao, Z. Zhu, R. E. Dickson, Y. Dai, D. M. Ricciuto, M. Jin, F. M. Hoffman, B. Wang, M. Huang, and X. Lian. 2016. Human-induced greening of the northern extratropical land surface. Nature Climate Change: 27 June
  • C. Wang, Z. Ye, W. Wang, and M. Jin. 2016. Traffic-related heavy metal contamination in urban areas and correlation with traffic activity in China. Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board 2571: 80-89
  • M. Roni, S. Eksioglu, M. Jin, and S. Mamun. 2016. A hybrid inventory policy with split delivery under regular and surge demand. International Journal of Production Economics 172: 126–136
  • H. Li, M. Jin, R. Song, S. He, and J. Song. 2016. Dynamic Railcar Connection Planning in Classification Yards. Transportation Letters, The International Journal of Transportation Research 8 (2): 77-89
  • Q. Zhong, R. Tang, J.  Lv, S. Jia, and M. Jin. 2016. Evaluation on models of calculating energy consumption in metal cutting processes: a case of external turning process. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 82: 12087-2099