Paul Michael Stanfield

Associate Professor

Paul Michael Stanfield
College of Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

McNair Hall 403
B.S.Electrical Engineering / North Carolina State University
MBABusiness Administration / The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S.Industrial Engineering & Operations Research / North Carolina State University
Ph.D.Industrial Engineering / North Carolina State University


Dr. Paul Stanfield is Associate Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Stanfield has consulted, taught, and advised leaders from all DoD services, all DHS, and over 30 private sector organizations. He is past president of ABCO Automation, an 80 person engineering and consulting firm. While at NC A&T, Dr. Stanfield has taught over 35 different courses in the areas of systems engineering, supply chain / production systems, and leadership development. He has received the Goody’s Powders, College of Engineering, and multiple department teaching awards. Dr. Stanfield has served as principal investigator on over 30 projectsand published in Oper Res, Eur Jour of Oper Res, Comp and Oper Res, Comp and Ind Eng, IISE Transactions and Int Jour of Prod Res. He won the NC A&T Young Investigator award and the IISE UPS Minority Advancement, Young Industrial Engineer in Education, Pritsker Dissertation, and Graduate Research awards.

Research Interests

Asset-Based Systems Engineering
Bio and Socio Inspired Design
Military Logistics

Recent Publications

  • Paul Stanfield, Russell King, Jeffrey Joines (1996). (Scheduling Arrivals to a Production System in a Fuzzy Environment). (1) 93, pp. 75-87. European Journal of Operations Research.
  • Paul Stanfield, Russell King, Thom Hodgson (1997). (Multiobjective Stochastic Scheduling of Job Ready Times). (1) 70, Annals of Operations Research.
  • Thom Hodgson, Russell King, Paul Stanfield (1997). (Ready Time Scheduling with Stochastic Service Times). (5) 46, pp. 779-783. Operations Research.
  • Gary Mirka, Naomi Glasscock, Paul Stanfield, James Wilson (2000). (An Empirical Approach to Characterizing Trunk Muscle Coactivation Using Simulation Input Modeling Techniques). (12) 33, pp. 1701-1704. Journal of Biomechanics.
  • Sanjiv Sarin, Keith Schimmel, Paul Stanfield, Franklin King, Eui Park (2002). (Empowerment of Course Committees in Engineering Education). Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education-2002.
  • Paul Stanfield, Silvanus Udoka (2003). (Tools for early discipline integration of industrial engineering and business students). 8, pp. 1. age.
  • Paul Stanfield, Russell King, James Wilson (2004). (Flexible Modeling of Correlated Operation Times with Application in Product Reuse Facilities). (11) 42, pp. 2179-2196. International Journal of Production Research.
  • Paul Stanfield, Caroline Moineau, Shona Morgan, Silvanus Udoka (2006). (2006-1433: TOOLS FOR AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT USED IN THE ACTIVE LEARNING IN THE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE SYSTEM (ALIVE)). 11, pp. 1. age.
  • Paul Stanfield, Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Silvanus Udoka (2006). (Dynamic allocation of RFID memory across the product life cycle). pp. 1. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings.
  • Paul Stanfield, Russell King, Thom Hodgson (2008). (Determining Sequence and Ready Times in a Large Scale Remanufacturing Operation). (7) 38, pp. 565-575. IIE Transactions.
  • Douglas McWilliams, Paul Stanfield, Christopher Geiger (2008). (Minimizing the Completion Time of the Transfer Operations in a Central Parcel Consolidation Terminal with Unequal-Batch-Size Inbound Trailers). (4) 54, pp. 709-720. Computers and Industrial Engineering.
  • Benedict Uzochukwu, Silvanus Udoka, Paul Stanfield (2009). (A Predictive Decision Support Tool to Improve Design for Sustainment). pp. 119. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings.
  • Benedict Uzochukwu, Silvanus Udoka, Paul Stanfield, Eui Park (2010). (DESIGN FOR SUSTAINMENT-A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK). pp. 1. IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings.
  • Mojahid Osman, Balasubramanian Ram, Paul Stanfield, Funda Samanlioglu, Lauren Davis, Joy Bhaduri (2010). (Radio Frequency Identification System Optimization Models for Life Cycle of a Durable Product). (9) 48, pp. 2699-2721. International Journal of Production Research.
  • Xiuli Qu, LaKausha Simpson, Paul Stanfield (2011). (A model for quantifying the value of RFID-enabled equipment tracking in hospitals). (1) 25, pp. 23–31. Advanced Engineering Informatics.
  • Lauren Davis, Funda Samanlioglu, Steven Jiang, Daniel Mota, Paul Stanfield (2012). (A heuristic approach for allocation of data to RFID tags: A data allocation knapsack problem). (1) 39, pp. 93-104. Computers and Operations Research.
  • Vahid Nooraie, Mahdi Fathi, Masoud Narenji, Mahour Parast, Panagote Pardalos, Paul Stanfield (2019). (A multi-objective model for risk mitigating in supply chain design). International Journal of Production Research.