Eric M. Malstrom

Eric Malstrom


Eric M. Malstrom

Professor and Head

Department of Industrial Engineering

University of Arkansas


Dr. Malstrom served as professor and head of the University of Arkansas Industrial Engineering Department from 1987 until his death on February 22, 2000 at the age of 54.


During his 13-year career at the U of A Dr. Malstrom elevated the industrial engineering department into one of the top five in the United States.  He supervised research projects totaling more than $8 million, authored three books and wrote or co-authored approximately 150 publications.


Dr. Malstrom served as national president of the Industrial Engineering Department Heads Association.  He was a Fellow of the 24,000-member Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and had been elected International President of the IIE just weeks before his death.


Dr. Malstrom was an accomplished trumpet player and was often soloist with the Northwest Arkansas Winds, a semiprofessional all-brass group, and the Sequoyah Bras, a group he founded.