Faculty Profile

Jun Zhuang headshot.

Jun Zhuang

Industrial and Systems Engineering


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008

Professional experience:

  • Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo

What mentoring means to me:

Mentoring is a responsibility, a privilege, and a joy to me. Working with a diverse group of students and observing them grow is truly the best part of my job.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Academic Culture

  • Considering a non-academic path after grad school.
  • Dealing with politics and conflict with faculty or peers.
  • Decoding and demystifying academic culture and norms.
  • Taking a non-traditional path to grad school.
  • Uncertainty about staying in grad school.

Personal Experiences

  • Caregiving for children.
  • Caregiving for other loved ones.
  • Experiences related to class and/or socioeconomic status.
  • Experiences related to racial, ethnic, cultural and/or religious minority status.
  • Experiences related to sexual and/or gender minority status.
  • Financial stress and strain.
  • Non-U.S. citizen or immigrant experiences.