Dr. Zimmers's research interests include computer control of industrial systems, agility applications in manufacturing, logistics and distribution systems, new techniques in multi-media distance learning, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. His research is coordinated with the Enterprise Systems Center at Lehigh University and often involves collaboration among education, industry and government partners to implement new findings. Courses which Dr. Zimmers teaches include computer integrated manufacturing, computer graphics, manufacturing problems, and experimental industrial engineering. Dr. Zimmers also oversees the senior projects. He joined the ISE faculty in 1973.