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Our Team

Coordinator

Imad Alsyouf is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) at University of Sharjah (UoS), United Arab Emirates. Currently, he is the Chairman of the IEEM Department and the Coordinator and founder of the Sustainable Engineering Asset Management (SEAM) Research Group. Previously, he worked at Linnaeus University in Sweden for about 10 years. He has produced more than 25 conference and journal papers. He has about 26 years of industrial and academic experience in various positions in Jordan, Sweden and UAE. His research interests include reliability, quality and maintenance engineering, Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean Production,    productivity improvement, performance measurement, life cycle cost analysis, and optimization of decisions at various phases of system life cycle. He has developed and taught more than 25 post and undergrad courses covering a wide range of IEEM fields. He delivered training courses in Kaizen, TQM, and organizational excellence.

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  • Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, P. O. Box: 27272, Sharjah, UAE.
  • Mobile number: +971 555 888 382
  • Office number: +971 6 5050918
  • E-mail: ialsyouf@sharjah.ac.ae ; ialsyouf@icloud.com

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Group members

Mohammad Shamsuzzaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at University of Sharjah (UoS), United Arab Emirates. Prior to join UoS he worked as a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore. He received his MEng and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2000 and 2005, respectively. His current research focuses on quality control, reliability, maintenance, simulation and multi-criteria decision-making. He has published about fifty research articles in different referred journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the American Society for Quality.

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Naser Nawayseh studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Jordan and graduated in 1993. He obtained his MSc by research in Solar Water Desalination in 1996, and Ph.D in biodynamic responses to vibration from the University of Southampton in The United kingdom in 2004. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound, and Vibration Research for 3 years. He then joined Dhofar University in Oman and worked as an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department between 2007 and 2013. He joined the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates as an Associate Professor in September 2013, and was appointed as a Chairperson of the Mechanical Engineering Department in September 2015. Dr. Nawayseh's research interest is in human responses to vibration, postural stability, and water desalination and he has more than 40 publications including a book, journal articles, conference articles, and technical reports in those fields.

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Anwar Hasan Jarndal was born in Zabid, Yemen, in 1973. He received his B.Sc. degree (with honors) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Applied Sciences University, Amman, Jordan, in 1998, M.Sc. degree in Communication and Electronics Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2001, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, in 2006. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Teaching Assistant at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Lecturer at Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen. In 2007, he became an Assistant Professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Hodeidah University. In 2008, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Ecole de TechnologieSuperieure of Quebec University, Montreal, Canada. From 2011 to 2013, he was an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Nizwa, Nizwa, Oman. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. His main research interests include modeling of active devices for microwave circuits design. Dr. Jarndal is a member of reviewing boards of many international journals and conferences. He has published nearly 40 peer reviewed papers in the field of active devices modeling, RF power amplifiers design and radio channel modeling.

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Hamdi Bashir received his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at the University of Sharjah. Prior to joining this university, Dr. Bashir has held faculty positions at Sultan Qaboos University, University of Alberta, and Concordia University. During his academic career, Dr. Bashir has  taught a wide variety of courses related to industrial engineering and  engineering management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also developed and delivered training courses in the areas of maintenance and project management. He has published more than 35 international journal and conference papers in the areas of project management, manufacturing systems, quality management, and health care management. Dr. Bashir is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and he was a registered professional engineer with Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Canada.

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Ali Cheaitou is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, employed by University of Sharjah, UAE; currently he is the Coordinator of the Master's and PhD programs in Engineering Management. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, France. He specializes in operations and supply chain management and particularly in modeling and optimization. His main research interests are in production planning and inventory control, shipping and maritime transportation, with an interest in sustainability and green aspects. He worked previously as assistant professor at Marseilles Business School, France and as consultant of Supply Chain Management and ERP systems at L'Oréal, France and China. He also served as part time faculty member at the Business school of Algiers, Algeria (ESAA).

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Emad Mushtaha is an Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at University of Sharjah (UoS), United Arab Emirates.  Prior to his graduate studies, he worked at Urban Planning Department in Gaza, Palestinian Territories for several years. During his work tenure, he gained a tremendous experience on space management and city planning. He received his MEng and DrEng in the field of Urban and Environmental Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2003 and 2006, respectively.  During his master course, he focused on human thermal comfort and built environment.  His doctorate course was in the field of Architectural Planning taken into consideration sustainability and environment. From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a JSPS-Post doctoral Research Fellow at Hokkaido University, where he worked on design aspects for people with different abilities, especially the elderly. From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Mushtaha worked as an Assistant professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at Ajman University of Sciences and Technology, UAE. His main interest at the department was to do research that deals with urban housing design and sustainable architecture. His current research focuses on housing, sustainability, architectural planning, and urban design. He has published, so far, about 25 research articles in different referred journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of Architectural Institute of Japan and Association of Palestinian Engineers.

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Saleh Abu Dabous is an Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He is a licensed professional engineer of Ontario, worked with the construction industry in Canada. Also, taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Concordia University.  Dr. Abu Dabous primary research and professional interests are in the areas of infrastructure management, bridge management systems and decision support systems, bridge condition assessment and deterioration modeling, and construction budget and schedule control. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed technical journals and conference proceedings. He won a number of awards including the honorable mention in the competition for the 2011 Stephen G. Revay Award, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Dr. Abu Dabous was a member of the organizing committee for the International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment (ISSE 2011) organized in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. He holds a Ph. D. and a Master from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology.
  

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Salah Haridy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at University of Sharjah (UoS), UAE. Prior to joining UoS, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University, USA. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Benha University, Egypt and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2008 and 2014, respectively. He is the recipient of both the 2013 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship awarded by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the 2014 Richard A. Freund International Scholarship awarded by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He was also awarded a 3-month research scholarship for young scientists by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). His research interests cover quality engineering, statistical process control, anomaly and fault detection, design of experiments, manufacturing optimization and healthcare systems engineering. He has published and presented 30 research articles in different referred journals and conferences. He serves as a reviewer for 10 international journals in his expertise.

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Photo-IJKim.jpgIn-ju Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at University of Sharjah (UoS), UAE.  Prior to joining UoS, he worked as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and  University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Ergonomics, Biomechanics, and Safety Engineering from University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia in 1996 - 2002. His research interests cover Ergonomic, Industry & Occupational Safety, Biomechanics, Injury Prevention, Sports Engineering, Nanotribology. He has published and presented 53 research articles in different referred journals and conferences.

Contact Details

  • Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
  • Tel. No.: +971 (0)6 505 3954
  • E-mail: ikim@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Website: https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/eng/dept/iemd/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=18&clt=en
 

Industrial Affiliated Members


Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects:

Zain Elabideen Tahboub got his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. Immediately after, he joined hands with three colleagues to form the Industrial Engineering department at the University of Jordan in 1987. He lead the M.Sc. program in Engineering Management for several years where it became a leading program for the University of Jordan. The graduates of the department became among the most respected and demanded professionals in many positions, Dubai is no exception where a number of IE's are among the top decision makers of the Executive Council and many other government entities. At the same time, he was working with industry in many important programs; he was the Corporate Adviser for Royal Jordanian Airlines 1994-1998 where he helped in the recovery of the Airline to become profitable again. During his work at the University of Jordan, he assumed several roles to bring industry and academia together; he was the director of the Outreach Program, the chairman of the National Committee on Relationship between Academia and Industry which lead to forming new partnership and models in new universities. In 2005, he left the University of Jordan to be the Dean of Majan University College in Oman. In 2009, he joined Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects as Specialist Adviser, then assuming other roles and responsibilities including strategy, research, knowledge management and innovation where he is working on building new concepts and models for innovation. Recently, Zain was an active member in developing Dubai Plan 2021.

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Aleksandar Pavlovic is currently a Senior Specialist, Airspace and Procedure Design at Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), Dubai, UAE. During his eighteen years' employment with ICAO (1989-2007) as Chief AIS/MAP, Mr. Pavlovic was serving, advising, drafting proposals and presenting the air navigation working papers at meetings of the ICAO Assembly, Council and the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) and different ANC Pannels.

He was as a team leader of different groups of experts in the air navigation field for a totally of twenty-six years (1981-2007) and he was representing ICAO at meetings of ATS, ATC Procedures, AIS/MAP, ISO TC 211 Geographic Information-Geomatics and aviation industry (RTCA committees / EUROCAE working groups).



Abdalla Mahmoud is a Deputy Manager of Innovation and Futurism  -Directorate of Housing, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He obtained his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the University of Sharjah. Abdalla is a Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) in Estidama Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS) and in Estidama Pearl Community Rating System (PCRS) and a Certified Internal Auditor (Quality Management Systems) ISO 9001:2015. His work interest is in green and sustainable building. Accordingly, he attended several training courses and conferences in leadership, project management, innovative smart cities and green housing in UAE, Egypt and Malaysia. He received an award of appreciation for the Efficient Employee in applying new green sustainable regulations and for introducing Estidama initiative from the Directorate of Housing.

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Abdalla Mahmoud is a Deputy Head of Design Section-Directorate of Housing, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He obtained his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the University of Sharjah. Abdalla is a Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) in Estidama Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS) and in Estidama Pearl Community Rating System (PCRS) and a Certified Internal Auditor (Quality Management Systems) ISO 9001:2015. His work interest is in green and sustainable building. Accordingly, he attended several training courses and conferences in leadership, project management, innovative smart cities and green housing in UAE, Egypt and Malaysia. He received an award of appreciation for the Efficient Employee in applying new green sustainable regulations and for introducing Estidama initiative from the Directorate of Housing.

 

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Deputy Head of Design Section, Directorate of Housing (DH), Sharjah, UAE.

Phone: +97165044420

E-mail: abdalla10000@gmail.com

ahmed al jarwan1.jpgAhmed Al-Jarwan is a Head of Inspection and Monitoring Department - Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Construction Management from the Higher Colleges of Technology. Ahmad has more than ten years of experience in different fields and areas such as civil engineering, project management, and other management fields. Prior working in Sharjah Municipality, he worked in Directorate of Public Works, Government of Sharjah and Ministry of Public Works - Dubai.

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  • Head of Inspection and Monitoring Department, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah, UAE.

  • Mobile+971 50 631 6777

  • E-mail:  aa_j@hotmail.com

Ahmed Ameen Bingamil is currently a logistics & operations team leader at Aramex. Prior to joining Aramex, he worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Sharjah. He obtained his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management in 2016 from the University of Sharjah and currently is studying Master in Science in Engineering Management. His research interest lies within Production Engineering, Maintenance and Reliability, Facilities design and industrial systems simulation.

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  • Team leader, Aramex, Dubai, UAE.

  • Mobile: +971501332640
  • Email: mr_amd@hotmail.com


Iyad Alawaysheh is a chief Maintenance specialist in the Maintenance and Services Department at Public Transport Agency /Dubai-UAE. Holding BSc in Mechanical Engineering (1987), MSc in Industrial Engineering (2003) and currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sharjah. Having a total of (31) years of experience in mechanical engineering, maintenance and repair disciplines of light and heavy vehicles and equipment, managing operations, technical training, warehouse management, risk management, project management, and quality control.
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*Chief Maintenance Specialist in Maintenance and Services Department at Public Transport Agency/RTA /Dubai-UAE.
* Mobile: +971 50 3150387
* E-mail: iyad.alawaysheh@rta.ae

Dr. Hashem Stietiya is the Head of Environmental Consulting at Bee’ah’s Environmental Consultancy and Services unit. Over his 18 years of experience, he has demonstrated his passion for reducing environmental pollution and promoting a healthier environment. In his career as an environmental consultant and a university professor, Dr. Stietiya has worked as an industry expert in more than 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. His core areas of expertise include Environmental Contamination, Air Emissions Monitoring, and Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment. His rich expertise also extends to Environmental Auditing, HSSE Regulations in the Middle East and North Africa, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Monitoring Plans etc.


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  • Head of Environmental Consulting at Bee’ah’s Environmental Consultancy and Services unit.
  • Email: mstietiya@beeah.ae
  • Phone: +971 6 572 9000 (Ext.1301)

Hassan Abdullah Mohammed Al Ali is a Sr. Manager, in the Environmental Consultancy and Services unit at Bee’ah. With over twelve years of experience in environmental management, Hassan has been in charge of the environmental team, offering consultancy services to various industries and commercial establishments.  Possessing brilliant communication and interpersonal skills, Hassan is a core member of the strategy team that implements air pollution monitoring and the zero-waste concept in the emirate of Sharjah. His strong leadership skills and innovative ideas have helped him to be involved in prestigious projects including the development of a master plan for waste management for the Eastern and Central regions of Sharjah. Supervising operations and streamlining activities to maximise results and achieve peak performance levels, Hassan honed his skills at the Municipality of Sharjah before joining Bee’ah. Hassan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental & Health Management from the Canadian University and a Diploma in Environment Health and Safety from the Sharjah University, UAE.

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  • Sr. Manager, Environmental Consultancy Service
  • Email: halali@beeah.ae
  • Phone: +971 6 597 8518

Marwan Al Zaroorni is the Director of Fleet Operations Department in Dubai Taxi Corporation, which is a subsidiary of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). He obtained his M.Sc. in Engineering Management in Dubai from University of Wollongong and his B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering from Dubai Men's College. He has attended several safety, management, and personal skills training. He has more than 10 years of industrial experience ranging from finance, maintenance, operations, engineering and strategy development. He has worked with Emirates Aluminum (EMAL), Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation (Empower) and Dubai Financial Market prior to his current position in RTA.

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International Affiliated Members 

 

Michael Khoo Boon Chong is a professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He specializes in Statistical Quality Control, with a main focus on control charts. He has published more than 100 papers in International journals, where most of them are indexed in the ISI database. He has successfully supervised more than 10 Ph.D. students who are now working in the academia and industries.

 

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Ahmad Alzghoul worked as a researcher at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. He has an educational background in the field of computer science and engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Aided Design at the Division of Product and Production Development, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering (Intelligent Systems) from Halmstad University, Sweden, and his M.Sc. degree in Software Technology from Linnaeus University, Sweden. He is involved in research concerning machine monitoring and the use of DSMS (Data Stream Management System) and DSM (Data Stream Mining) in engineering applications. Further, he has done several researches in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy at Uppsala University. He has produced more than 15 journal and conference papers. His main research interests are in the broad area of data mining, machine learning, statistics, and their diverse applications in industry and medicine.

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Ms.ola zawati.PNGMs. Ola AlZawati is a holder of the 2020 Industrial Engineering and Operation Management Association (IEOM) distinguished woman in industry and academia award, the best leader Award from King Abdullah II Center for Excellence in Government Performance and Transparency and American Society for Quality Award (ASQ) senior-level award for the middle east and the region in 2017. She is a Corporate Excellence Expert at Dubai Municipality since 2014 with more than 23 years of experience in the area of standards, quality, excellence, conformity assessment, sustainability, quality control, quality awards, governance, innovation, strategy and performance management. She received her PhD. in Engineering and engineering Management from the University of Sharjah in business excellence and holds a MSc. in industrial engineering in performance management. She has several internationally published papers in the field of excellence, innovation, quality and performance management. She also worked as a consultant, trainer and assessor for different regional and international agencies such as UNDP, USAID, UAE and Dubai Prime Ministry Office (PMO), etc.

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Rim Larbi was an Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, University of Sharjah, UAE. Prior to this position, she was assistant professor at National Engineering School of Carthage, Tunisia and lecturer at INP Grenoble, France. She received a bachelor in industrial engineering in 2004 (National Engineering School of Tunis), a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering in 2005 (INP Grenoble, France), and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2008 (INP Grenoble, France). Her major research areas consist of scheduling, supply chain management, logistic and operations research.


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  • Assistant Professor
  • Email: larbirim@gmail.com

Ahmed Hammad was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prior to joining Academia, Dr. Ahmed has 25 years of industrial experience in managing mega multi-billion dollars Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) projects. These projects were planned and executed between: Egypt, Canada, United States of America (USA), Australia, South Korea and UAE. His experience covers infrastructure, commercial and industrial EPC projects. These projects include: wastewater treatment, power generation, onshore & offshore, green field & brown field and Oil production & Gas liquefaction (O & G) plants. Dr. Ahmed was also involved in system analysis and development of 3 project control systems. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) holding 2 Master degrees (1994 & 1999), Project Management Professional (PMP) designation (2004) and PhD in Construction Engineering & Management from  University of Alberta, Canada (2009).


Research Assistant 


Sadeque Mohammad Hamdan
is currently a Research Assistant in the SEAM research group. He obtained both his M.Sc. in Engineering Management in 2015 and his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2013 from the University of Sharjah in the UAE. He worked as a full-time Teaching Assistant in the department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) during his master's degree program. The topic of his thesis was 'green supplier selection and order allocation using multi-criteria decision making and optimization'. Eng. Hamdan attended and participated in the fifth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operation Management (IEOM 2015) and published a paper on green supplier selection and order allocation. His main research interests are transportation, supply chain management, optimization and decision-making.

Contact details:

  • Research Assistant, Sustainable Engineering Asset Management (SEAM) Research Group, Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
  • Office : 06-5050937
  • Mobile number: +971 56 9666 291
  • E-mail: shamdan@sharjah.ac.aesadeque.hamdan.1991@gmail.com

 GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT  (M.Sc. Students)

  Aisha Zafar works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Sharjah. She obtained her B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering in 2016 and is currently working on obtaining her M.Sc. in Engineering Management at the University of Sharjah. Her areas of interest include Production Planning and Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management and Project Management. She previously worked as a Production Planner, Production System ERP Leader and Customer Service Specialist in Unilever, Dubai.
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  • Graduate Research Assistant, Sustainable Engineering Asset Management (SEAM) Research Group, Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
  • Email: azali@sharjah.ac.ae 

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Amr Ahmed works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Sharjah. He obtained his B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering in 2019 and is currently working on obtaining his M.Sc. in Engineering Management at the University of Sharjah. His areas of interest include Architectural Design, 3D-visualization and Project management. 
Contact details:
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Sustainable Engineering Asset Management (SEAM) Research Group, Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
  • E-mail: aoda@sharjah.ac.ae