Dr. Mark Rodgers is an Assistant Professor in the Supply Chain Management Department of the Rutgers Business School. His research interests include power grid expansion planning, sustainability, operations research, simulation-based optimization, and supply chain analytics. He holds a PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Rutgers University, MS degrees in Statistics and Industrial & Systems Engineering from Rutgers University, a MEng in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a BS in Ceramics and Materials Science Engineering from Rutgers University. His research has been published in top academic journals, and he has presented at many academic conferences. Additionally, during his doctoral studies, he was awarded an NSF Fellowship via the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. Prior to joining the Rutgers Business School’s faculty, Dr. Rodgers worked in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transportation, and management consulting industries in various business process improvement and analytics roles for over 10 years.