American University of Sharjah

Department of Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Dr. Moncer Hariga


Moncer Hariga, Professor, Department Head, and ESM program Director

PhD in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, USA

Moncer Hariga's research interests are design and analysis of inventory systems, supply chain management, and applications of operations research in manufacturing and service organizations. His research papers have been cited in books, PhD theses, and scientific journals. He is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management and the International Journal of Computer and Operations Research. He has served as a consultant for several companies in the region.

Dr. Mahmoud Awad

Dr. Mahmoud awad

Assistant Professor

PhD in Industrial Engineering, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA

Mahmoud Awad worked for many years at Ford Motor Company, Case New Holland (CNH) and Schlumberger Technology Incorporation in the area of quality, Six Sigma and reliability engineering. He also worked as an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at AlHosn University in Abu Dhabi. His research interests include Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), reliability allocation, Prognostic Health Management (PHM), and Centered based Maintenance (RCM).

Dr. Rami Asa’d

Dr. Rami Afif As'ad

Assistant Professor

PhD in Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Rami As’ad has taught several courses in the areas of operations management and operations research. His research interests are optimizing cross-dock operations, supply chain network design, application of fuzzy set theory to multi-criteria decision-making problems. His research papers have appeared in the International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics and International Journal of Operational Research.

Dr. Tahir Ayar

Dr Tahir Ayar

Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD in Managerial Economics, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Tahir Ayar has taught in management and industrial engineering departments for more than 23 years at institutions such as International Islamic University in Malaysia (IIUM) and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA. His areas of research and teaching interests are establishing and implementing safety and health programs at organizations and measuring and evaluating productivity for manufacturing and service companies. He has a range of consulting and corporate teaching experience involving private and public organizations, including IIUM Management Center. He designed and delivered in-house training programs for university administrators and organizational representatives on engineering and management subjects. He also provided consultation services to industrial and government organizations in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Dr. Zied Bahroun

Dr. Zied Bahroun

Associate Professor

PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Franche-Comté, France

Zied Bahroun's research interests include supply chain management, production and inventory control, applied operations research, modeling and simulation, and scheduling in healthcare. He has several publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has served as a consultant for more than 15 years in the area of business management software and ERP systems.

Dr. Hazim El-Baz

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Associate Professor ESM

PhD in Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA

Hazim El-Baz has more than 28 years of industrial experience in the United States. His experience in manufacturing companies covers a spectrum of positions from product design engineer, operations manager, general manager, and vice president. His research interests are technical analysis of financial markets, systems for measuring organizations’ performance, business process reengineering, and employee competencies evaluation and development.

Dr. Mohamed Ben-Daya

Dr Mohamed Ali Ben Daya


PhD in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Mohamed Ben-Daya’s teaching and research interests are in production planning, maintenance and quality control, risk management and supply chain management. He co-edited a book on flexible manufacturing systems and three books on maintenance engineering and optimization. In addition, he co-authored a textbook on maintenance engineering. He has extensive experience in training and consulting for the oil industry. He is the cofounder and associate editor of the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering published by Emerald, UK, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Operations and Logistics.

Dr. Amin Chaabane

Visiting Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, Canada

Amin Chaabane has taught in Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Operations Engineering programs for more than twelve years at ÉTS. His areas of research and teaching interests are in the theory and application of Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, Quantitative Methods, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, Heuristic Optimization, and Information Systems (SAP R/3 and SAP APO). He had Over 12 years’ experience in supply chain best practices with strong analytical skills and good business acumen for bottom line results. He proved a high track record in both academics and industry. He demonstrated leadership in Research and Development at the highest level.

Dr. Noha Hassan

Dr. Noha Mohamed Hassan Hussein

Associate Professor

PhD in Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Noha M. Hassan has an accumulated experience of teaching a variety of courses including material science, manufacturing processes, computer aided manufacturing, facility planning and computer aided design. Her main research interest lies in the interrelationship between materials, manufacturing and design. Dr. Hassan's expertise is in area of material modeling, examining material’s behavior through numerical, experimental as well as microstructure analysis.

Dr. Malick Ndiaye

Dr. Malick Mody Ndiaye

Associate Professor

PhD in Operations Research, University of Bourgogne, France

Malick M. Ndiaye has worked for King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and the Management Mathematics Program at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research areas cover operations research, supply chain management, and location theory and its applications to GIS. He research interest has received grants funded by the Capital Region of Brussels, Belgium; the University of Birmingham; and KFUPM. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional from the American Association for Operations Management (APICS) and a qualified APICS trainer.

Dr. Mojahid Faroug Saeed Osman

Dr Mojahid Osman

Assistant Professor

PhD in Industrial Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, USA

Mojahid Osman has worked for Sudan University of Science and Technology, North
Carolina A&T State University, and the US Department of Homeland Security. He was a faculty member at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals prior to joining AUS. He also worked in industry for ExxonMobil and Petronas. His research focuses on the applied operations research, design and analysis of production systems, and linear and nonlinear optimization with specific interests in dynamic network flow modeling. His research and funded project efforts have been published in a number of highly-reputed peer reviewed international journals and presented in leading international conferences in his research area.

Dr. AbdulRahim Shamayleh


Assistant Professor

PhD in Industrial Systems and Operations Engineering, Arizona State University, USA

Abdulrahim Shamayleh's research interests are operation research in healthcare, scheduling, supply chain management, and facilities planning and design. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional and instructor from the American Association for Operations Management (APICS).