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Herrmann, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Herrmann
Academic Director, QUEST Honors Program
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Joint Appt., Institute for Systems Research
0151B Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Health care operations research
  • Public health emergency preparedness
  • Production scheduling
  • Engineering design decision-making


  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 1993

Professional Memberships and Service 

  • Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Member, INFORMS
  • Member, Society for Health Systems (SHS)
  • Member, The Design Society
  • Chair, Risk Management Processes and Methods in Design SIG

Selected Publications 



Herrmann, Jeffrey W., Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015.



  • Abbey, Rachel L., Katherine A. Aaby, and J.W. Herrmann, Planning and Managing Mass Prophylaxis Clinic Operations, in Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management, Brian T. Denton, editor, Springer, New York, 2013.
  • Leber, Dennis D., and J.W. Herrmann, Decision Analysis Methods for Selecting Consumer Services with Attribute Value Uncertainty, in Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Predictions, M.-L. T. Lee, M. Gail, R. Pfeiffer, G. Satten, T. Cai, and A. Gandy, editors, Lecture Notes in Statistics, Volume 210, pages 405-424, Springer, New York, 2013.






Related News 

Herrmann to lead 'Design Innovations' stream for UMD's first-year 'FIRE' program
Students will study how designers work on systems design problems. June 16, 2016

Herrmann wins IIE book award for Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management
The award is given for "an outstanding published book that focuses on a facet of industrial engineering, improves education, or furthers the profession." April 4, 2016

Two Mechanical Engineering Professors Named PROMISE Mentors
Professors Bruck and Herrmann nominated as AGEP PROMISE Outstanding Faculty Mentors. September 3, 2015

Herrmann Promoted to Professor
Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann promoted to Professor. April 21, 2015

Herrmann Publishes New Book, Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management
Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann publishes new book, Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management. April 8, 2015

Herrmann named SHS Diplomate
Society for Health Systems (IIE) bestows honor "for contributions to healthcare operations research." December 17, 2013

Student Awards, Fellowship Campaign Announced at Reliability Alumni Meeting
Faculty, staff presented awards, fundraising campaign for additional fellowship as part of next year’s 25th anniversary celebration. July 11, 2013

Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann Edits Book on Homeland Security
Book addresses terrorist attacks, emergency preparation, and disaster recovery. December 2, 2012

Jeffrey Herrmann co-chairs Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference
ISERC is the premier research conference of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. May 25, 2012

DeWALT Donates Tools, Equipment to Mechanical Engineering Department
Longtime ME supporter provides the department with tools to build the future. August 2, 2011

Jeffrey Herrmann gives presentation to Institute on Medicine committee
Clinic planning expert spoke about new models of emergency public health preparedness. April 1, 2011

Graduate student William Herring wins SHS best graduate paper prize
Herring honored for his work on surgery scheduling. February 1, 2010

Graduate student William Herring honored by INFORMS health applications section
Student noted for paper on single-day surgery scheduling. October 26, 2009

Herrmann's clinic model used at UMD mass vaccination drill
University tests its preparedness for large-scale outbreaks. October 16, 2009

Herrmann group develops Vaccine Allocation Model v.1.4
Tool will aid public health officials in mass vaccinations against the H1N1 (swine) flu. July 17, 2009

Texas public health officials find eMedCheck cuts screening time in half
Software tool developed by Jeffrey Hermann's research team used in mass vaccination clinic. June 26, 2009

Herrmann interviewed for WTOP news radio
National Academy of Engineering's Randy Atkins talks with the professor about planning for mass vaccination clinics. May 12, 2009

Herrmann's Clinic Planning Model Generator software mentioned in swine flu article
MIT's Technology Review web site talks about how technology could aid in treating the disease. April 30, 2009

Herrmann, Hoy win IEST Maurice Simpson Award
The pair is honored for their paper on optimal utilization of test facilities to replicate operational environments. February 24, 2009

FederalNewsRadio covers ISR Systems Seminar on the Air Force tanker selection process
Reporter Max Cacas interviews Jeffrey Herrmann and GAO's Michael Golden. February 19, 2009

Jeffrey Herrmann named IIE Transactions departmental editor
He will edit homeland security section for the journal's "focused issue." January 5, 2009

Herrmann Receives 'Innovator of the Year' Award
His Clinic Planning Model Generator is used by public health departments across the country. August 22, 2008

Herrmann develops public health emergency preparedness blog
Planners and researchers can share information about public health emergency preparedness and modeling. November 9, 2007

New Clinic Surge Planning Model software released
The model is designed for short-duration, high-volume clinics. August 21, 2007

Herrmann Joins QUEST Honors Fellows Program as Associate Director
Multidisciplinary experience enhances undergraduate experience at College Park campus. June 29, 2007

Herrmann tapes video for Centers for Disease Control
Segment highlights his work with mass dispensing/vaccination clinics. June 4, 2007

Mechanical Engineering Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments
Edward B. Magrab honored at reception recognizing distinguished service to campus and department. May 16, 2007

Herrmann Named Associate Editor of ASME Journal
Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann was recently named as one of seven new Associate Editors for ASME Journal. July 15, 2006

U of M Researcher Provides Shot in the Arm to Flu Clinics
Partnership with Montgomery Co. Leads to Evaluation System Available Worldwide October 15, 2005

Two ME Grad Students Finalists in Business Plan Competition
Rohit Kumar and Alok Priyadarshi and their start-up company, Terplicators Inc., are Finalists in Business Plan Competition. May 1, 2003

Prof. Herrmann Speaks to National Defense Univ. Students
Talk was held on Monday, April 21, 2003. May 1, 2003

ASME Meeting Participants Tour Chesapeake Building
Tour was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2003. February 15, 2003

Jeffrey Herrmann Selected to Receive SME Award
Dr. Herrmann will receive this award at one of the Society's major events in May. December 15, 2002

Herrmann, Schmidt and Sandborn Awarded NSF PREMISE Grant
The NSF PREMISE grant project begins January 1, 2003, and runs until June 30, 2004. September 15, 2002

Industrial College of the Armed Forces Students Visit
The students were hosted by Assoc. Prof. Jeffrey Herrmann and were welcomed by Department Chairman Avram Bar-Cohen. May 1, 2002

Inaugural Pi Tau Sigma Award Presented to Jeffrey Herrmann
Dr. Herrmann was chosen to be the recipient of this award in recognition of his sensitivity towards the events of September 11. March 4, 2002

5 ME Faculty Present Posters at ISR Research Review Day
ME Faculty showcased their research at the poster session of today's ISR Research Review Day. March 1, 2002

Up & Coming — Sara Hewitt
Sara Hewitt recently developed a computer interface that enhances commercially available discrete event simulation software. December 15, 2001

Eight Mechanical Engineering Faculty Present at ASME Conference
Eight faculty members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering attended, presented, and were divisional chairs at the 2001 ASME Conference. September 15, 2001