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Iris Rivero

Department Head
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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81 Lomb Memorial Drive Room GLE-1513 Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Iris Rivero

Department Head
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering


BS, MS, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


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Currently Teaching

1 - 6 Credits
In conference with a faculty adviser, an independent engineering project or research problem is selected. The work may be of a theoretical and/or computational nature. A state-of-the-art literature search in the area is normally expected. A formal written thesis and an oral defense with a faculty thesis committee are required. Submission of bound copies of the thesis to the library and to the department and preparation of a written paper in a short format suitable for submission for publication in a refereed journal are also required. Approval of department head and faculty adviser needed to enroll.
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in industrial engineering.
1 - 3 Credits
This course is used by students who plan to study a topic on an independent study basis. The student must obtain the permission of the appropriate faculty member before registering for the course. Students registering for more than four credit hours must obtain the approval of both the department head and the adviser.
0 - 4 Credits
A supervised investigation within an industrial engineering area of student interest. Professional elective.

In the News

  • August 28, 2020

    professor and student looking at a petri dish.

    RIT faculty-researcher Iris Rivero awarded ELATES Fellowship for 2020-21

    RIT engineering professor Iris Rivero will be part of the newest class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science, also known as ELATES. The national program based at Drexel University is intended to prepare senior women faculty into leadership roles within their respective institutions.

  • July 23, 2020

    researcher wearing face mask in lab.

    Working together, but safely distant, in RIT’s research labs

    Several RIT research labs are ramping up work after several months of down time due to COVID-19. With the approval to reopen and prepare for fall classes, faculty-researchers have put in place some of the recommended guidelines for lab usage—from occupancy to cleaning protocols.

  • March 6, 2019

    Faculty member and student hold petri dish

    RIT faculty-researcher creates 3D-printed platforms to produce bone and tissue replacements

    Iris Rivero, an engineering professor at RIT, has found that compatible combinations of polymers and biomaterials can be successfully used to fabricate “scaffolds,” 3D-printed structures that signal the body to begin its own tissue regrowth. This research moves a step closer to the possibility of “smart,” 3D-printed bone, skin and cartilage tissue replacement.

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Journal Paper
Stromberg, Loreen R., et al. "Stamped Multilayer Graphene Laminates for Disposable in-field Electrodes: Application to Electrochemical Sensing of Hydrogen Peroxide and Glucose." Microchimica Acta 186. 533 (2019): 1-13. Print.
Ramesh, Srikanthan, et al. "Fabrication and Evaluation of Poly(lactic acid), Chitosan, and Tricalcium Phosphate Biocomposites for Guided Bone Regeneration." Journal of Applied Polymer Science 135. 39 (2018): 46692. Print.
Tran, P.L., et al. "Cryomilled Zinc Sulfide is an Effective Antibacterial Agent for Burn Wound Healing." Journal of Biomaterials Applications 33. 1 (2018): 82-93. Print.