Dr. Mohammed Omar is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University since 2012. Prior to joining KU he served as a faculty member and a graduate coordinator at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina.
Dr. Omar's research interest is in the areas of production systems, eco-material selection and design, sustainable manufacturing, and quality control. He currently serves as the Director of the Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management Center, and he did serve as the director of the iSmart research center, and as a founding member of the US DoE GATE center as well.
His research is published in more than 100 journal manuscripts, textbooks, and four US and international patents. His research group graduated 11 PhD dissertations, six are on academic institutions. His research was awarded the SAE Foundation Manufacturing Award, the Murray Stokely Excellence Award, the SME Richard L. Kegg Manufacturing Award, among others. He is currently the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Material Science Research, and an associate editor for the Springer (Nature) Journal of Soft Computing.