Dr. Mohammed Omar

Dr. Mohammed Omar

Professor and Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department

Dr. Mohammed Omar, is a professor and Chair of industrial and systems engineering department, he joined the Khalifa University System back in 2012, prior to that he served as the graduate coordinator and associate professor in Clemson University, South Carolina. Dr. Omar’s research is in the areas of sustainable, knowledge based manufacturing lines and Eco-materials and their selection in production. His research is published in more than 100 journal and conference publications in addition to several book manuscripts, chapters and US and international patents. Dr. Omar is the current editor-in-chief for the Journal of Material Science Research, and also an associate editor for the Journal of Soft Computing. His research has been recognized by the Society of Mobility Engineering SAE foundation through its Manufacturing Leadership Award, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineering SME Richard L. Kegg Manufacturing Award, moreover his teaching has been recognized by the Clemson University College of Engineering Murray Stokely award for teaching excellence.

Address: P.O.BOX 54224, Abu Dhabi UAE

Telephone: +971-2-810 9438

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442

Email: mohammed.omar@ku.ac.ae

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2004 Tenessee Valley Authority TVA Fellow
  • Production Systems
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • System Architecture
  • Advanced Quality Control
  • Product Design and Development
  • Manufacturing and Automation
  • Quality control and testing of Composite structures
  • Sustainable production systems and Eco-material selection and design

  1. Mayyas, Ahmed, M. Omar, “Eco-Materials Selection for Auto-bodies: Handbook of Eco-Material, Volume 5, pp: 3125-3146, Springer (2019)
  2. K. Salah, R. Jayaraman, Omar, M.A. “Blockchain-based Soybean Traceability in Agricultural Supply Chain”, IEEE Access, pp:1-3, 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2918000, (2019)
  3. N. Saeed, Y. Abdulrahman, S. Amer, Omar, M.A. “Experimentally validated defect depth estimation using artificial neural network in pulsed thermography”, Journal of Infrared Physics and Technology, DOI: 10.1504/IJSM.2018.10020976, (2019)
  4. Omar, M. A., Al Ameri, S., Mayyas, A. “Specific Energy Analysis for the Manufacturing of Light-Weight Automobile body”; International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing (IJSM), 4, (1) pp: 39-63, DOI: 10.1504/IJSM.2018.099578 (2018)
  5. Text-Book: Mohammed A. Omar, “Automotive Manufacturing Processes and Systems” John Wiley – London, 2011, ISBN: 10-0470976330, ISBN: 13-978-047097633
  6. Mayyas, A., Omar, M.A., Hayajneh, M., Mayyas, Abed. ” Vehicle’s Lightweight Design vs. Electrification from Life Cycle Assessment Perspective”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, pp. 687-701, (2018)
  7. Karakatsanis, W. Al Khader, F. Mac Crory, A. Alibasic, M.A. Omar, Z. Aung, W. Woon, “Data Mining Approach to Monitoring The Requirements of the Job Market”, Journal of Information Systems, 65, pp. 1-6, (2017)
  8. Mayyas, A., Omar, M. A., Hayajneh, M., Gilbert, L., “Eco-Material Selection Using Fuzzy TOPSIS Method” Int’l J. of Sustainable EngineeringDOI:10.1080/19397038.2016.1153168, 9, (5), (2016)
  9. W. L. Woon, Z. Aung, W. AlKhader, D. Svetinovic, and M. A. Omar, “Changes in occupational skills-a case study using non-negative matrix factorization,” in Neural Information Processing. Springer, pp. 627–634, (2015)
  10. Zhu, Q., Lujia, F., Omar, M. A., Mayyas, A., Al-Hammadi, Y., Al Saleh, S., “Production Energy Optimization Using Low Dynamic Programming, a decision support tool for sustainable manufacturing”, Journal of Cleaner ProductionDOI :10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.02.066, Special Issue, (2014)
  11. Qattawi, A., Omar., M. A., Mayyas, A., Thirunvengadam, H., Kumar VJ., Dongri, S., “Design considerations for flat pattern analysis for fold formed structures”, Journal of Intelligent ManufacturingDOI 10.1007/s10845-01200679-9,  25, 1, 109-128, (2014)
  12. Mayyas, A., Omar, M. A., Mayyas Abed., Qattawi, A., Qin, S., “Knowledge based system, equipped with clustering analysis for eco-material selection”,  International Journal of Sustainable EngineeringDOI: 10.1080/19397038.2013.798713, (2013)
  13. Mayyas, A., Omar, M. A., Mayyas, Abed., Qattawi, A., “Quantifiable Measures of Sustainability: a case study of eco-lightweight auto-bodies,” 40, 177-189, Journal of Cleaner Production, (2013)
  14. Mayyas, A., Mayyas Abed., Qattawi, A., Omar, M. A., “Sustainable Light-weight Vehicle Design; a case study of eco-material selection for body-in-white”, 2, 4, 317-377,International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, (2012)
  15. Mayyas, A., Qattawi, A., Omar, M. A., Dongri, S., “Design for sustainability in automotive manufacturing; a comprehensive review” 16, 4, 1845-1862, Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, (2012)
  16. Mayyas, A., Omar, M. A., Qattawi, A. “Life-Cycle Assessment Based Selection for a Sustainable Body in White Design”, Journal of Energy, 39, 412 – (2011)
  17. Zhou, Y., Mayyas A., Omar, M. A., “Principal Component Analysis based Image Fusion Routine with Application to Automotive Stamping Split Detection”, Journal of Research in Nondestructive Evaluation22, 76-91, (2010)
  18. Omar, M. A., Kurfess, T., Mears, L., Kiggans, R. “Organizational learning in the automotive manufacturing; a strategic choice”, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, ISSN 0956-5515, DOI 10.1007/s10845-009-0330-6. (2009)
  19. Grujicic, M., Sellappan, V., Omar, M. A., ”An Overview of the Polymer-to-Metal Direct-Adhesion Hybrid Technologies for Load-Bearing Automotive Components” Journal of Materials Processing Technology197, 363-373 (2008)
  20. Darras, B. Khraisheh, M., Abu-Farha, F., Omar, M.A.” Friction Stir Processing of AZ31 Commercial Magnesium Alloy” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 191, issue 3-1, 77-81, (2007)
  21. Omar, M. A., Viti, V., Saito, K., and Liu, X. ”Self-adjusting robotic painting system” Journal of Industrial Robots, 33, 50-55 (2006) “Systems and methods for inspecting surfaces, coatings” US-Patent, US 2005/0186327 #7129492, Joint patent with Toyota Motor Co. USA. (Awarded 2006W. AlKhader, D. Svetinovic, and M. A. Omar, “Changes in occupational skills-a case study using non-negative matrix factorization,” in Neural Information Processing. Springer, pp. 627–634, (2015).