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Iris Rivero

Department Head

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Affiliate Faculty - Department of Biomedical Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing

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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
Affiliate Faculty - Department of Biomedical Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing


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


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Journal Paper
Ramesh, Srikanthan, et al. "Extrusion Bioprinting: Recent Progress, Challenges, and Future Opportunities." Bioprinting 21. e00116 (2021): 1-19. Print.
Ramesh, Srikanthan, et al. "Three-Dimensional Printing of Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogel with Antibacterial Activity." Bioprinting. (2021): e00106. Print.
Hamilton, Jakob D., et al. "Cryogenic Mechanical Alloying of Aluminum Matrix Composites for Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing." Journal of Composite Materials. (2020): 1-11. Print.
Liu, Han, et al. "Numerical Investigation of Auxetic Textured Soft Strain Gauge for Monitoring Animal Skin." Sensors 20. 15 (2020): 4185. Print.
Al-Dwairi, Abdullah F., Esraa Abdelall, and Iris Rivero. "Effect of Pre-Welding Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded Al-4%wt Cu Alloys." Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis 9. (2020): 169-179. Print.
Gerdes, Sam, et al. "Process-Structure-Quality Relationships of 3D Printed PCL-Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds." Tissue Engineering Part A 26. (5-6) (2020): 279-291. Print.
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.
Published Conference Proceedings
Hamilton, Jakob D., Julia Geigel, and Iris V. Rivero. "Recycling Aluminum Chips: Production of Additive Manufacturing Powder through Cryomilling." Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering Annual Conference. Ed. L. Cromarty, R. Shirwaiker, P. Wang. Planned - New Orleans, LA, Virtual due to COVID-19: n.p., 2020. Print.
Hamilton, Jakob D., et al. "Hybrid Manufacturing: Influence of Directed Energy Deposition Parameters on Microstructure and Layer Adhesion of Stainless Steel 316L." Proceedings of the Heat Treat 2019: Proceedings of the 30th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference. Ed. ASM International. Detroit, Michigan: ASM International, 2019. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Rivero, Iris V. "Disruptive Medical Technologies: Additive Manufacturing for the Achievement of Personalized Treatments." RAMP Annual Symposium, Frontier in Materials Science for the 21st Century. University of Rochester. Rochester, New York. 23 May 2019. Keynote Speech.

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.
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.
0 Credits
The purpose of this course is to provide a full-time professional development experience for students who are actively seeking a co-op but have not yet received a job offer. Students will propose and then complete a program-approved plan that will require full-time effort and will result in the acquisition of skills and proficiencies that enhance their career development and marketability for future employment. A faculty advisor will be responsible for mentoring students throughout the semester and ensuring that students are making progress toward their goal.
3 Credits
This course is used by students as a capstone experience. The student must demonstrate an acquired competence in a topic that is chosen in conference with a faculty advisor. The work may involve a research and/or design project with demonstration of acquired knowledge. A written paper and an oral presentation of the work are required.

In the News

  • October 8, 2021

    researcher looks into microscope while professor adjusts display on laptop.

    Faculty compensation is focus of NSF-sponsored research

    To build understanding of faculty compensation systems and improve conversations around salary, several RIT faculty members are sharing their experiences with a National Science Foundation-funded multidisciplinary research team. The team’s goal is to significantly expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a broader community in higher education and provide insights to guide compensation practices.  

  • April 7, 2021

    Nabil Nasr and Iris Rivero.

    Engineering leaders honored as 2021 IISE Fellows

    The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has named Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability, and Iris Rivero, head of RIT’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as Fellows, an honor that recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering.

  • 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.