Murali Krishnamurthi

Presidential Teaching Professor
Acting Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Tel: 815-753-6502


  • M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ohio University
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests

System Simulation, Optimization, Information Systems, Expert Systems, Environmental Management Systems, Manufacturing Systems, and Online Education.

Work Experience

  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, NIU (1991-present)
  • Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, NIU (1998-present)
  • Department of Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University (1988-1991)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Member of American Society for Engineering Education, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Professional and Organizational Development Network
  • Received the CEET Faculty of the Year for Excellence in Undergraduate Education for 1994 and 1997, NIU

Selected Publications

  • “Lower Bounds for Hierarchical Chinese Postman Problem,” to be published in International Journal of Industrial Engineering, (Purushothaman Damodaran, Murali Krishnamurthi, and Krishnaswami Srihari).
  • “A Microeconomic Modeling Methodology for Production Quantity Determination,” published in International Journal of Production Research, v 36, no. 6, June 1998, (Steven F. Srebranig and Murali Krishnamurthi)
  • “A Deadlock Detection Interface to a Commercial Simulation Language,” published in Computers and Industrial Engineering, v 34, no. 4, September 1998, (Murali Krishnamurthi and Sanjeev Thallikar).
  • “An Activity Based Costing Interface to Manufacturing Simulation,” Transactions of NAMRI/SME, Vol. XXII, pp. 357-363, May 1994 (Murali Krishnamurthi, R. Jayashankar, and Don T. Phillips).
  • “An Expert System Framework for Machine Fault Diagnosis," Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 67-84, January 1992 (Murali Krishnamurthi and Don T. Phillips).

Funded Projects

Participated in more than 30 projects funded by various federal and state agencies, industries, and professional societies including National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, AT&T, Johnson Controls, Chrysler Corporation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Allegiance Corporation. The total funding is more than $2M. Recent projects include development of online modules on research integrity, environmental management analysis and simulation of shipping and packaging operations.