National Academy of Engineering Members
Graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering
George M. Nemhauser, B.ChE 1958, NAE 1986
A Bronx Science alum prior to joining CCNY, George quickly moved into Operations Research after leaving CCNY for Northwestern. He began his academic career at Johns Hopkins, then was Chair of the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell and then became Institute Professor at Georgia Tech, where he focused on discrete optimization and algorithms and applications of large scale integer programming. Among his many honors are the first Khachyian prize recipient for lifetime achievement in optimization, and the John von Neumann prize for theoretical contributions to operations research. George is also a founding partner of the Sports Scheduling Group, which provides schedules for several NCAA conferences and major league baseball.