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In today’s competitive environment, the sustainability of any organization depends on its innovativeness, which includes not only developing new products or services, but also new ways of organizing and managing its assets. Sustainable Engineering Assets Management (SEAM) covers many topics that are integrated in various lines of research such as quality, human factors, reliability, maintenance, optimization, artificial intelligence, condition monitoring, innovation, project management, and project portfolio management. In addition, it covers other research areas such as productivity and performance measurements using Life Cycle Cost/Profit (LCC/P); Total Quality Management (TQM); Quality Control (QC); maintenance strategies such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM).  CBM includes the use of modern diagnosis and prognoses systems, using the right instrumentation and condition monitoring technology methods that are used for data collection, including vibration monitoring, thermal imaging, oil particle analysis, etc. Moreover, from a wider perspective, the design and operations of sustainable supply chain networks taking into consideration economic, environmental and social aspects is part of the research themes of the group. In addition to soft computing (such as fuzzy logic and neural networks, mathematical programming, optimization software), intelligent systems will be utilized with components related to industrial, electrical, computer, mechanical, and service systems.

 The main research lines are:

  • R1: Sustainability in Design, Human Factor, Project Management and Innovation
  • R2: Sustainability in Maintenance, Reliability, Quality, Supply chain management and Continuous Improvement



MemberResearch Area related to the group
Imad Alsyouf.Maintenance and Reliability Engineering; Condition Based Maintenance; Productivity Improvement; Continuous Improvement; Lean Production; Life Cycle Cost Analysis; Quality Engineering; Total Quality Management (TQM)
Mohammad Shamsuzzaman.Quality Control, Reliability, Maintenance, Simulation, Decision Making
Naser NawaysehHuman Response to Vibration, Postural Stability, Solar Desalination
Anwar H​asan Jarndal  Genetic Optimization, Neural Networks Modeling, and Fuzzy Logic
Hamdi BashirProject management, quality management, and innovation management
Ali CheaitouSustainable supply chain and operations management; Green maritime transportation
Emad MushtahaHuman factors, optimization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), sustainable design, intelligent systems

​Ahmed Hammad​​

​Application of Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery in Data (KDD), Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Smart Mobile Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in management of: EPC, green and sustainable projects. ​

Saleh Abu Dabous
​Infrastructure Management, Bridge Management Systems, Non-Destructive Testing, Decision Support Systems, Project Planning and Control​

Salah Haridy

Quality Engineering, Statistical Process Control, Anomaly and Fault Detection, Design of Experiments, Manufacturing Optimization and Healthcare Systems Engineering.

Zain Elabideen TahboubMaintenance Management, Optimization, Strategy Development, Education Systems

​Abdalla Mahmoud​

​Green and sustainable building.​

Michael Khoo Boon ChongStatistical Quality Control, with a main focus on control charts.
Ahmad Alzghoul     Data mining, Intelligent monitoring systems
​Rim Larbi
S​cheduling, supply chain management, logistic and operations research​


The research group has started three funded research projects:

  1. ISO 55000 (PAS 55) Standard – effects on engineering assets performance and implementation challenges: a benchmarking study based on RTA experience in- and University of Sharjah pilot student for- adopting the standards.  Investigators: Dr. Imad Alsyouf, November 2015 - April 2018
  2. Comparison study on effectiveness of EWMA control charts for monitoring process mean. Investigators::  Dr. Mohammad Shamsuzzaman and Dr. Imad Alsyouf, September 2015-February 2018
  3. The Impact Of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) And Intelligent Machine Monitoring On Engineering Asset Sustainability: A Case Study On Dubai Public Transport Agency Investigators: Dr. Imad Alsyouf, Dr. Hamdi Bashir and Dr. Mhd. Shamsuzzaman.
  4. An Empirical Study on Improving Organizational Innovation in the United Arab Emirates Investigators: Dr. Hamdi Bashir, Prof. Gardoni Mickael, Dr. Imad Alsyouf and Refaat Hassan Abdel Razek
  5. Sustainable Supply Chain Operations Management: Integrated Supplier Selection, Procurement, Production Maintenance And Distribution Models (Targeted  project), InvestigatorDr. Ali Cheaitou, Dr. Imad Alsyouf and Eng. Sadeque Hamdan. November 2017 - October 2019.
  6. A Decision Support System (DSS) for Integrated Sustainable Airport Ground Operations Management, InvestigatorDr. Ali Cheaitou,  Dr. Imad Alsyouf and Eng. Sadeque Hamdan.
  7. Visualization and Management of Unmanned Air Traffic, the investigators come from multiple parties: UOS: Dr. Ali Cheaitou, and Dr. Imad Alsyouf, LiU: Dr. Jonas Lundberg, LFV: Billy Josefsson, DANS (Dubai Air Navigatiom Services), and DAEP (Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects)