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Dr. In-ju Kim Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph. D., Ergonomics/Biomechanics, University of Sydney, Australia 2002

Research Interests:

  • Ergonomic, Industry & Occupational Safety, Biomechanics, Injury Prevention, Sports Engineering, Nanotribology

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1. PhD: Majored in Ergonomics, Biomechanics, and Safety Engineering Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. 2. MSc (transferred to a PhD Course at the University of Sydney): Majored in Ergonomics, Biomechanics, and Safety Engineering, School of Risk and Safety Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 3. MBA: Double Majored in 1) Industrial Engineering (Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering) and 2) Management Information System, Graduate School of Business Administration, Dan-Kook University, Seoul, Korea. 4. Teacher’s License for Engineering Education, Ministry of Education, Seoul, Korea.
1. 06/2020 - Present: Associate Professor Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 2. 09/2016 - 05/2020: Assistant Professor Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 3. 11/2013 - Present: Invited Industry Consultant, Expert Connect, Austin, TX, USA. 4. 09/2015 - 08/2016: Assistant Professor Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 5. 02/2013 - 08/2015: Assistant Professor Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 6. 08/2011 - 02/2013: Industry Consultant, Safety Research and Solutions, Australia. 7. 07/2009 - 07/2011: Senior Research Fellow, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA. 8. 08/2007 - 06/2009: Consultant, Safety Research and Solutions, Australia. 9. 08/2005 - 12/2007: Industry Consultant, Healthcare Council, Gerson Lehman Group, USA. 10. 01/2003 - 08/2005: Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK. 11. 08/2002 - 12/2002: Casual Teaching Staff, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. 12. 07/2001 - 12/2002: Research Associate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia.
1. Guest Editor: Special Issue for “Sustainable Safety Development”, Sustainability (Journal: IF 2.592): May 2020 - Feb. 2021. 2. Guest Editor: Edited Book Collection Titled “Understanding, Assessing and Preventing Fall Risks: Human Factors to Engineering Approaches’, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd., Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Apr. 2020 - Mar. 2021. 3. Editorial Advisory Board: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (UK): Dec. 2017 – Present. 4. Associate Editorial: The Ergonomics Open Journal (UAE): Dec. 2017 – Present. 5. Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Ergonomics (USA): Jan. 2017 – Present. 6. Editor: Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology (China): July 2016 – Present. 7. Chief Editor: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Research, Frontiers, Lausanne, Switzerland: July 2014 – Present. 8. Editor: Journal of Ergonomics (USA): Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2016 9. Invited Editor: 3rd Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering, 22-25 June 2015, Athens, Greece.
1. International Association of Engineers (IAENG, Hong Kong) 2. British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES, UK) 3. International Ergonomics Association (IEA, UK) 4. Ergonomics Society of Australia (ESA, Australia) 5. International Researcher Contact Group for Slips, Trips and Falls (IRCGSTF, USA) 6. Australian Slip Resistance Researchers Group (ASRRG, Australia)) 7. Korean Association of Science and Technology in Australia (KASTA, Australia)
1. Feb. 2020: Competitive Research Project Grant - Awarded (Grant No.: 200204051143) Project Title: Multidisciplinary Approaches for the Prevention of Fall Incidents in the Community Dwelling Elderly People of the United Arab Emirates Role: Principal Investigator Grant Body: University of Sharjah Amount: 80,000 AED 2. May 2019: Undergraduate Student Project Funding – Awarded (Ref. V.C.R.G. 1662/2019) Project Title: Safety Assessment of Local Shopping Malls in the United Arab Emirate: Fall Incidence Investigation and Prevention Strategies Role: Principal Investigator and Supervisor Grant Body: University of Sharjah Amount: 4,800 AED 3. Feb. 2019: Sharjah Research Academy (In review) Project Title: Development of Nanofiber and Nanotechnology-Based Coating Materials for Building Safer and Healthier Walking Environments: Prevention of Public Fall Incidents Role: Principal Investigator Grant Body: Sharjah Research Academy, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Amount: 400,000 AED 4. Oct. 2018: KSA International Collaboration Project (In review) Project Title: Development of Innovative Antibacterial Solutions and Materials from Saudi environment for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Adaption of Nanobiotechnology Role: Co-Principal Investigator Grant Body: Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Amount: 1,796,000 SAR 5. Oct. 2017: Competitive Research Project Grant – Awarded (Grant No.: 1702040573-P) Project Title: Nanotechnology Application for the Improvements of Pedestrian Walkway Slip Resistance Performance Role: Principal Investigator Grant Body: University of Sharjah Amount: 80,000 AED 6. Sept. 2017: Equipment Grant – Awarded (P.O. No.: P0022406) Project Title: Joint movement analysis and measurements of EMG signals and force data under real-time conditions Role: Principal Investigator Grant Body: University of Sharjah Amount: 63,000 AED 7. Apr. 2017: Seed Research Project Grant – Awarded (Grant No.: 1702040565-P) Project Title: Identifying Pedestrian Fall Incidence and Its Safety and Health Impacts in the United Arab Emirate: A Pilot study Role: Principal Investigator Grant Body: University of Sharjah Amount: 40,000 AED
Books 1. Kim, I.J., 2021, “Engineering Metrology of Pedestrian Falls Prevention and Protection: Theories to Application for Designing Safer Shoes and Floors”, Springer International Publishing AG., Switzerland. (In progress) 2. Kim, I.J., 2020, “Understanding, Assessing and Preventing Fall Risks: Human Factors to Engineering Approaches”, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (Invited Guest Edited Collection - In review) 3. Kim, I.J., 2017, “Pedestrian Fall Safety Assessments: Improved Understanding on Slip Resistance Measurements and Investigations”, Springer International Publishing AG., Gewerbestrasse 11, 6330 Cham, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-319-56241-4. (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319562414) Book Chapters 1. Kim, I.J., 2020, “Walkway Design Solutions for Safer Slip Resistance Performance”, Understanding, Assessing and Preventing Fall Risks: Human Factors to Engineering Approaches, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Chapter 2. (In process) 2. Kim, I.J., 2020, “The Sine-Qua-Non for Slip Resistance Assessments of Footwear”, Understanding, Assessing and Preventing Fall Risks: Human Factors to Engineering Approaches, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Chapter 1. (In process) 3. Kim, I.J., 2015, “Slip-Resistance Measurements for Assessing Pedestrian Falls: Facts and Fallacies”, Accidental Falls: Risk Factors, Prevention Strategies and Long-Term Outcomes, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY 11788, USA. Chapter 6, 105-125. 4. Kim, I.J., 2015, “Practical Design Search for Optimal Floor Surface Finishes to Prevent Fall Incidents”, Accidental Falls: Risk Factors, Prevention Strategies and Long-Term Outcomes, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY 11788, USA. Chapter 5, 80-103. 5. Kim, I.J., 2006, “A new paradigm for characterizing slip resistance properties”, International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors-2005, Karwowski, W. (Ed.), 2nd Ed., Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press, LLC, FL., USA, Chapter 530, 2735-2740. 6. Kim, I.J., 2006, “The current hiatus in fall safety measures”, International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors-2005, Karwowski, W. (Ed.), 2nd Ed., Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press, LLC, FL, USA, Chapter 498, 2572-2576. 7. Chang, W.R., Kim, I.J., Manning, D. P., and Bunterngchit, Y., 2003, The role of surface roughness in the measurement of slipperiness, Measuring Slipperiness - Human Locomotion and Surface Factors, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, London, Chapter 5, 101-117. Journals 1. Kim, I.J. and Bendak, S., 2020, “Slip and Fall Risk Assessment of Ablution Spaces in Mosques: A Field Study”, Facilities. (In review). 2. Kim, I.J., 2020, “Slip Resistance Measurements of Ablution Areas/Spaces in Mosques: Prevention of Prayers’ Slip and Fall Incidence”, Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (Special Issue on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Engineering). (Invited – In progress). 3. Kim, I.J., 2020, “A Preliminary Study on Safety Conditions for Ablution Spaces in Mosques from the Ajman, Dubai and Sharjah City Regions”, Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (Special Issue on Multidisciplinary Sciences and Engineering). (Invited – In progress). 4. Bendak, S., Al-Shammari, N., and Kim, I.J., 2020, “Fifty Years of Motor Vehicle Crashes in Saudi Arabia: A Way Forward”, American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (In review). 5. Alkhaledi, K., Arnold, A., Means, K., Kim, I.J., and Bendak, S. 2020, “A Novel Multicriteria DecisionMaking Model for Sustainable Stormwater Runoff Management”. Sustainability (Special Issue: Sustainable Safety Development). (In review) 6. Kim, I.J., 2020, “Tribological approach for the safety assessment of flooring/walkway surfaces: Application for the prevention of pedestrian fall incidence”, Proceedings of the iMeche, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology. (In revision). 7. Hegazy, F.A., Aboelnasr, E.A., Abdel-Azim, A.A., and Kim, I.J., 2020, “Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of Clark’s Angle to Discriminate Paediatric Flexible Flatfoot using radiographic findings as a criterion standard measure: A cross-sectional study”, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. (Accepted) 8. Kim, I.J., 2019, “Hospital Flooring Safety and Health: Knowledge Gaps and Suggestions”, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE). 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2019.1688473. 9. Kim, I.J., 2018. “Understanding Friction and Wear Behaviours of Smooth Resilient Surfaces: Application for Pedestrian Fall Safety Improvements”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 2018, Article ID 3280279, 1-10. DOI: 10.1155/2018/3280279. 10. Kim, I.J., 2018. “Ergonomic Considerations and Actions for the Service Industry”, Journal of Ergonomics. (Accepted) 11. Houshyar, E. and Kim, I.J., 2018, “Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorders among Iranian Apple Harvesting Laborers: Ergonomic and Stop Watch Time Studies”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Vol. 67, 32-40. 12. Kim, I.J., 2018. “Ergonomic Intrusions for the Aging Industry and Workforce”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 8, Issue 2, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e179. 13. Kim, I.J., 2018, “Investigation of Floor Surface Finishes for Optimal Slip Resistance Performance”, Safety and Health at Work. Vol. 9, Issue 1, 17-24. 14. Kim, I.J., 2018. “Ergonomic Inputs for the Improvement of Safety and Health Exercises in the Mining Industry”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 8, Issue 1, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e177. 15. Kim, I.J., 2018, “Investigation and interpretation of flooring wear developments for pedestrian fall safety assessments”, Tribology Transactions. Vol. 61, Issue 1, 168-177. 16. Kim, I.J., 2017. “Ergonomic Endeavours to Enhancing Safety and Health in the Transportation Industry”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 7, Issue S6, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000.S6-e003. 17. Kim, I.J., 2017. “The Function of Ergonomics in Lean Manufacturing Design and Control”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 7, Issue 5, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e172. 18. Kim, I.J., 2017, “Ergonomic Explorations for the Safety and Health Improvement in Hospital and Healthcare Professions”, Journal of Ergonomics, Vol. 7, Issue 3, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e167. 19. Kim, I.J., 2017 “The Role of Ergonomics for Construction Industry Safety and Health Improvements”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 7, Issue 2, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e166. 20. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Workplace Violence and Ergonomic Concerns”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 5, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e161. 21. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Ergonomic Challenges for Nanotechnology Safety and Health Practices”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 5, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e159. 22. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Cognitive Ergonomics and Its Role for Industry Safety Enhancements”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 4, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e158. 23. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Ergonomic Involvement for Occupational Safety and Health Improvements in the Oil and Gas Industry”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 3. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e154. 24. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Accidents and Accident Prevention in the Agricultural Industry: Ergonomic Engagement”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 3. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e153. 25. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Identifying shoe wear mechanisms and associated tribological characteristics: The importance for slip resistance evaluation”, Wear. Vol. 360-361, 77-86. 26. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Ergonomic Approaches for the Improvement of Sport Injury Analysis and Prevention”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 2. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e151. 27. Kim, I.J., 2016 “Safety and Health Practices in Food Industry and Ergonomic Interventions, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 6, Issue 1. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e146. 28. Kim, I.J., 2016, “A study on wear development of floor surfaces: Impact on pedestrian walkway slipresistance performance”, Tribology International. 95: 316-323. 29. Kim, I.J., 2015 “Research Challenges on Slip-Resistance Measurements for Assessing Pedestrian Fall Incidents”, Journal of Ergonomics. Vol. 5, Issue 3. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e142. 30. Kim, I.J., 2015 “Knowledge Gaps and Research Challenges in the Contemporary Ergonomics”, Journal of Ergonomics. March: DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e134. 31. Kim, I.J., 2015, “Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomic Interventions”, Journal of Ergonomics. January: DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.S4-e002. 32. Kim, I.J., 2015, “Wear Observation of Shoe Surfaces: Application for Slip and Fall Safety Assessments”, Tribology Transactions. Vol. 58, No. 3, 407-417. 33. Kim, I.J., 2014, “Ergonomics in Healthcare and Patient Safety”, Journal of Ergonomics. November. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e126. 34. Kim, I.J., 2014. “Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders”, Journal of Ergonomics. June: DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.S4-e001. 35. Kim, I.J., 2014. “The Current Trends in Ergonomics”, Journal of Ergonomics. May: DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000e122. 36. Simeonov P., Hsiao H., Powers J., Kim I.J., Kau T.Y., Weaver D., 2013, “Research to improve extension ladder angular positioning”, Applied Ergonomics. May; Vol. 44, Issue 3, 496-502. 37. Kim, I.J. and Alduhishy, A., 2013, “Experimental evidences of floor wear and its applications for slip and fall safety evaluation”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection, Oct. 23-25, Tokyo, Japan, 99-104. 38. Kim, I.J., Hsiao, H. and Simeonov, P., 2013, “Functional levels of floor surface roughness for the prevention of slips and falls: Clean-and-dry and soapsuds-covered wet surfaces”, Applied Ergonomics. Vol. 44, Issue 1, 58-64. 39. Simeonov, P., Hsiao, H., Kim, I.J., Powers, J. and Kau, T., 2012, “Factors affecting extension ladder angular positioning”, Human Factors, Vol. 54, No. 3, 334-345. 40. Kim, I.J. and Nagata, H., 2008, “Research on Slip Resistance Measurements - A New Challenge”, Industrial Health, Vol. 46, No. 1, 66-76. 41. Kim, I.J. and Nagata, H., 2008, “Nature of the shoe wear: Its uniqueness, complexity and effects on slip resistance properties”, Contemporary Ergonomics 2008, Taylor & Francis, 15, 728-734. 42. Nagata, H., Kato, M., Watanabe, H., Inoue, Y., and Kim, I.J., 2008, “A preliminary study on slip potentials of stepping barefoot on slippery floors, Contemporary Ergonomics 2008, Taylor & Francis, 15, 710-716. 43. Kim, I.J., 2005, “A new understanding on the shoe wear mechanism and its significance on slip resistance property”, Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, Taylor & Francis, 503-508. 44. Kim, I.J., 2005, “Combined effects of friction and wear behaviors on fall safety measures”, Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, Taylor & Francis, 498-502. 45. Kim, I.J., 2004, “Development of a new analyzing model for quantifying pedestrian slip resistance characteristics: Part II - Experiments and validations”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 33, No. 5, 403-414. 46. Kim, I.J., 2004, “Development of a new analyzing model for quantifying pedestrian slip resistance characteristics: Part I - Basic concepts and theories”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 33, No. 5, 395-401. 47. Kim, I.J. and Smith R., 2003, A critical analysis of the relationship between shoe-floor wear and pedestrian/walkway slip resistance, Metrology of Pedestrian Locomotion and Slip Resistance, ASTM STP 1424, ASTM International, 33-48. 48. Kim, I.J., 2002, “A New Strategic Study for the Improvement of Public Liability on Pedestrian Slipping Accidents”, Journal of the Korean Association of Science and Technology in Australia, Vol. 4, 12-18. 49. Kim, I.J., 2002, “Slipping and Falling Accidents: Analysis and Problems”, Journal of the Korean Association of Science and Technology in Australia, Vol. 4, 19-24. 50. Chang, W.R., Kim, I.J., Manning, D. P., and Bunterngchit, Y., 2001, “The role of surface roughness in the measurement of slipperiness”, Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, 1200-1216. 51. Kim, I.J., Smith R. and Nagata, H., 2001, “Microscopic observations of the progressive wear on the shoe surfaces that affect the slip resistance characteristics”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 17-29. 52. Kim, I.J., 2000, “Wear Progression of Shoe Heels during Slip Resistance Measurements”, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, July. 44: 498-501. 53. Kim, I.J. and Smith R., 2000, “Observation of the floor surface topography changes in pedestrian slip resistance measurements”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 26, No. 6, 581-601. Theses and Projects Supervision 1. Master Students’ Thesis: 1) Omar Hassan Omar: “Development of a FEM model for the Understanding of a Shoe-Floor Traction Properties: Application for Ablution Floors in Mosques”. (Fall Semester 2020 - Present) 2) Monia Ashraf Ahmed Megahed: “Multidisciplinary Approaches for the Prevention of Fall Incidents in the Community-Dwelling Elderly People”. (Fall Semester 2020 - Present) 2. Master Students’ Projects: 1) Huda Aljasmi: “Window Energy Efficiency in Sharjah (UAE): Determining Factors and EnergySaving Strategies”. (Spring Semester 2020 - Present). 2) Najla Aljewaied: “Adapting and reusing of heritage buildings”. (Spring Semester 2020 - Present) 3) Fatima Alketbi: “Ergonomic Approaches to the Prevention of WMSD Risks: A Case Study from a Local Sharjah Industry”. (Spring Semester 2020 - Present) 4) Shamma Ahmad Abdulla Yousuf Lootah: “Application of the Concept of Internet of Things for a Communication Company”. (Completed on Fall Semester 2019) 5) Nada Abdalla Mohamed Abdelkarim Al-Ali: “Bowtie Risk Analysis for Project Delays in Transmission Power Division of DEWA”. (Completed on Spring Semester 2019) 6) Ahmad Issa Ahmad Al Hosani: “Age-friendly Design Innovations for the Urban Environments in Sharjah”. (Completed on Spring Semester, 2019) 7) Mohammad Abdallah Twalib: “Safety Culture Promotion to Achieve Best Practices in the Power Distribution Industry”. (Completed on Spring Semester, 2018) Selected Awards Recognitions 1. 2019: Certificate of Appreciation Judge for the 2nd Engineering Undergraduate Senior Design Project Exhibition, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2. 2019: Certificate of Participation Kunooz Year of Zayed Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 3. 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award Discipline of Industry and Occupational Safety The Venus International Research Awards (VIRA) 2016 Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India. 4. 2014: Best Paper Award Alice Hamilton Award for Occupational Safety and Health (Scientific excellence of technical and instructional materials), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC), USA. 5. 2013: Worldwide Who’s Who Registry among Australian Executives and Professionals Worldwide Who’s Who Registry, Australia. 6. 2011: “ALBERT EINSTEIN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR 2011”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 7. 2011: International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 8. 2010: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 2010, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 9. 2010: Nominee for “MAN OF THE YEAR representing Australia 2010”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 10. 2009: The Cambridge Blue Book – 2008/9 International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 11. 2009: Nominee for “2009 Order of International Merit”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 12. 2009: Great Minds of 21st Century, Fifth Edition American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA 13. 2008: Marquis Who’s Who in the World (26th Ed), USA. 14. 2007: Nominee for “World Record Holder”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 15. 2006: Nominee for “GOLD MEDAL FOR AUSTRALIA”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 16. 2006 & 2007: Nominee for “AMERICAN MEDAL OF HONOR” American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 17. 2006 - 2015: “RESEARCH BOARD OF ADVISORS”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 18. 2006: Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2007 Ed), USA. 19. 2006: Nominee for “MAN OF THE YEAR”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 20. 2006: Great Minds of 21st Century, American Biographical Institute, Inc. USA. 21. 2006 - 2015: Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, USA. 22. 2006: Marquis Who’s Who in the World (23rd Ed), USA. 23. 2005: The Cambridge Blue Book - 2005 (Inaugural Ed.), The authoritative and genuine reference of achievement, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 24. 2005 - 2015: Dictionary of International Biography, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 25. 2003: Nominee for “International Health Professional of the Year for 2003”, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 26. 2003: Best Paper Award, Journal of the Korean Association of Science and Technology in Australia, Australia. 27. 2003: Marquis Who’s Who in 21st Century, USA. 28. 2002 - 2014: Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, USA. 29. 2002: Research Award, Generating Innovative Research Ideas to Prevent Fatalities and Injuries in the Workplace - American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSES) & National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA.
1. Master Students’ Thesis: 1) Omar Hassan Omar: “Development of a FEM model for the Understanding of a Shoe-Floor Traction Properties: Application for Ablution Floors in Mosques”. (Fall Semester 2020 - Present) 2) Monia Ashraf Ahmed Megahed: “Multidisciplinary Approaches for the Prevention of Fall Incidents in the Community-Dwelling Elderly People”. (Fall Semester 2020 - Present) 2. Master Students’ Projects: 1) Huda Aljasmi: “Window Energy Efficiency in Sharjah (UAE): Determining Factors and EnergySaving Strategies”. (Spring Semester 2020 - Present). 2) Najla Aljewaied: “Adapting and reusing of heritage buildings”. (Spring Semester 2020 - Present) 3) Fatima Alketbi: “Ergonomic Approaches to the Prevention of WMSD Risks: A Case Study from a Local Sharjah Industry”. (Spring Semester 2020 - Present) 4) Shamma Ahmad Abdulla Yousuf Lootah: “Application of the Concept of Internet of Things for a Communication Company”. (Completed on Fall Semester 2019) 5) Nada Abdalla Mohamed Abdelkarim Al-Ali: “Bowtie Risk Analysis for Project Delays in Transmission Power Division of DEWA”. (Completed on Spring Semester 2019) 6) Ahmad Issa Ahmad Al Hosani: “Age-friendly Design Innovations for the Urban Environments in Sharjah”. (Completed on Spring Semester, 2019) 7) Mohammad Abdallah Twalib: “Safety Culture Promotion to Achieve Best Practices in the Power Distribution Industry”. (Completed on Spring Semester, 2018)
Selected Awards Recognitions 1. 2019: Certificate of Appreciation Judge for the 2nd Engineering Undergraduate Senior Design Project Exhibition, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2. 2019: Certificate of Participation Kunooz Year of Zayed Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 3. 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award Discipline of Industry and Occupational Safety The Venus International Research Awards (VIRA) 2016 Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India. 4. 2014: Best Paper Award Alice Hamilton Award for Occupational Safety and Health (Scientific excellence of technical and instructional materials), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC), USA. 5. 2013: Worldwide Who’s Who Registry among Australian Executives and Professionals Worldwide Who’s Who Registry, Australia. 6. 2011: “ALBERT EINSTEIN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR 2011”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 7. 2011: International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 8. 2010: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 2010, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 9. 2010: Nominee for “MAN OF THE YEAR representing Australia 2010”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 10. 2009: The Cambridge Blue Book – 2008/9 International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 11. 2009: Nominee for “2009 Order of International Merit”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 12. 2009: Great Minds of 21st Century, Fifth Edition American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA 13. 2008: Marquis Who’s Who in the World (26th Ed), USA. 14. 2007: Nominee for “World Record Holder”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 15. 2006: Nominee for “GOLD MEDAL FOR AUSTRALIA”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 16. 2006 & 2007: Nominee for “AMERICAN MEDAL OF HONOR” American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 17. 2006 - 2015: “RESEARCH BOARD OF ADVISORS”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 18. 2006: Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2007 Ed), USA. 19. 2006: Nominee for “MAN OF THE YEAR”, American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA. 20. 2006: Great Minds of 21st Century, American Biographical Institute, Inc. USA. 21. 2006 - 2015: Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, USA. 22. 2006: Marquis Who’s Who in the World (23rd Ed), USA. 23. 2005: The Cambridge Blue Book - 2005 (Inaugural Ed.), The authoritative and genuine reference of achievement, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 24. 2005 - 2015: Dictionary of International Biography, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 25. 2003: Nominee for “International Health Professional of the Year for 2003”, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, UK. 26. 2003: Best Paper Award, Journal of the Korean Association of Science and Technology in Australia, Australia. 27. 2003: Marquis Who’s Who in 21st Century, USA. 28. 2002 - 2014: Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, USA. 29. 2002: Research Award, Generating Innovative Research Ideas to Prevent Fatalities and Injuries in the Workplace - American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation (ASSES) & National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA.
Service for the University of Sharjah: 1. College Graduate Studies Committee (Aug. 2020 – Present) 2. Search Committee Chair for an Academic Learning Support Officer Position (Feb. 2020 – Present) 3. ABET Committee (Feb. 2020 – Present) 4. Senior Design Project (SDP) Committee for the Senior Design Day Exhibition for 2019 (April, 2019 – Present). 5. Accreditation Assessment Coordinator for the BSc Program (Jan. 2018 – Present) 6. Department Committee Member for the Strategic Planning Committee (Jan. 2018 – Present) 7. Department Committee Member for the Teaching, Learning, and Accreditation (Jan. 2018 – Present) 8. Department Committee Member for the Industrial Link, Alumni Relationship and Community Service (Sept. 2018 – Present) 9. Department Council Member (Sept. 2016 – Present) 10. College Membership for Social Affairs (Sept. 2018 – Present) Service for community: 1. Organizing committee: NANO2024 Conference in the UAE Engineering, Science, and Technology Division, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), June 2024. 2. Technical Program Committee: International Conference on Applied Physics and Chemistry of Solids (IAPCS 2020), Cambridge, UK: 08-09 Sept. 2020. 3. Steering Committee: RehabWeek 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 4. Scientific and Organizing Committee: 12th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, 25-28 July 2016, Athens, Greece. 5. Scientific and Organizing Committee: 4th Annual International Conference on Industrial, Systems and Design Engineering, 20-23 June 2016, Athens, Greece. 6. Reviewer for more than 25 journals.
I consider that teaching is a field of inquiry and those teachers or instructors at every level should dedicate to the scholarship of their field(s). An effective teacher must have a great understanding of the subject matter being taught as well as of the underlying pedagogical theory. I believe that it is a teacher's responsibility to stay in the current field by engaging in scholarly research, participating in classes, conferences and workshops, and mentoring that can improve subject knowledge. A teacher must be able to make good selections about what to teach and how to structure and organize the material. At the same time, it is important to stay abreast of the current theory and research in the field of teaching and pedagogy. A teacher must know what to teach as well as what is the best way to teach it. Although I am very enthusiastic about the content of my courses, conveying simply the facts is not my only goal. I consider that helping students to develop skills in problem solving and critical thinking is equally important. So, I have tried to accomplish these believes through discussions, written and oral presentations as well as work through the development of problems, concepts, and solutions with students’ self-defined term projects. In addition, I consider that the refinement of observational skills is fundamental to scientific inquiry; appreciation for and understanding of safety and health concepts are generated through hands-on experience with case studies and practices in lecture and lab classes. With varied activities, students can think in different contexts about concepts and thus have better understanding. These teaching goals cannot be successfully accomplished without a supportive learning environment. Students must feel comfortable to take intellectual risks and express their opinions. Group activities, discussions, and peer evaluations are always important components of my teaching classes and generate a dynamic learning environment. I do believe that student assessment should be done regularly and frequently in a course. This not only reinforces the content throughout the term, but also helps students accumulate a body of knowledge, gain deeper understanding, and have the opportunity for self-assessment. I also consider that studentdirected projects are valuable learning opportunities where students can pursue topics they find interesting. The responsibility of a good teacher goes beyond the doors of the classroom. Helping students make connections with information from other courses and with their personal lives gives a value to their studies. I take interest in my students’ academic growth, often giving advice based on my experiences as a student and educator. Through advising, study skill workshops, and by examples, I have tried to help students reach their potential, whether it is in their academics, future careers, or as good global citizens. I also encourage participation of students in volunteer and outreach activities; this helps them make connections to the community and apply what they have learned. I evaluate course contents on a continuous basis, not only to incorporate up-to-date information, but also to accommodate for changes in the student body and to keep myself stimulated. I take very seriously any feedback from my students. Course evaluations at mid-term and verbal communications with students are much more valuable than them taken at the end-of-term, not only because students felt that their inputs had a benefit to them directly and consequently they made more of an effort to give me feedback, but it also meant that positive changes to the course could be made midstream. My ultimate teaching objectives are for students to complete my courses with better understanding and appreciation for the subject issues. I would like my students to build solid foundations and encouragements that will help them to graduate as a problem evaluator, investigator, analyzer, and solver and develop a life-long interest in creating safe and healthy worlds.
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