Iris Rivero Headshot

Iris Rivero

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

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Iris Rivero

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


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


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 - 4 Credits
A supervised investigation within an industrial engineering area of student interest. Professional elective.
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.

Latest News

  • 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.

  • August 6, 2018

    A headshot of Iris Rivero.

    Iris Rivero named department head in KGCOE

    Iris Rivero, a faculty-researcher at Iowa State University and expert in additive and hybrid manufacturing, was recently named department head of industrial and systems engineering at RIT.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
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.