Dr. Louis A. Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering, has been honored with the Orthogonal Medal for Distinguished Service in Graphic Science by the university’s graphic communications faculty.
The Orthogonal Medal was created in 1985 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of graphic science.
Martin-Vega was honored as the Outstanding Engineer in North Carolina for 2008 by the North Carolina Society of Engineers and was named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the nation for 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, a master’s in operations research from New York University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida.
Prior to coming to NC State as dean in 2006, Martin-Vega spent nearly five years as professor and dean of engineering at the University of South Florida. He has also served as the acting head of the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation; director of NSF’s Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation; and chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Lehigh University.