24th IEOM Global Engineering Education
Rome, Italy, August 3, 2021
IEOM Society addresses the issues of Global Engineering Education. There are different levels of readiness of engineering graduates from various parts of the world. One of the main themes of this series is how to reduce the readiness gap around the world. The special focus is given to Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering including Engineering Management. Are the engineering graduates ready to take on the challenges of the current global economy? With the great success of Global Engineering Education Series of past IEOM conferences, IEOM 2021 Rome Conference will have a dedicated session for the Global Engineering Education where distinguished speakers will discuss the readiness of engineering graduates for workforce around the world. Featured speakers will be from various part of the world to address engineering education challenges and opportunities.
Talks can be delivered related on:
- Problem based learning
- Project based learning
- Active collaborative learning
- Student learning assessment
- Teaching and learning
- Curriculum improvement
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Global engineering education challenges
- IE Education
Each speaker needs to submit a title of the talk, abstract and a short bio as well as power point presentation. All will be included in the IEOM 2021 Rome Conference proceedings. If you are interested to be a distinguished feature speaker, please contact email@example.com for details.
Each speaker needs to register for the conference and pay the registration fee online:
Rome Time Zone
CATME Faculty Workshop
2:00 – 3:45 pm, Monday, August 2 – Room 6
Matthew W. Ohland, Ph.D., F.ASEE, F.IEEE, F.AAAS
Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor
School of Engineering Education
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Dr. Matthew Ohland is the Dale and Suzi Gallagher Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He is a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, IEEE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Along with his research partners, he was recognized for his work on longitudinal studies of engineering students with best paper awards in the Journal of Engineering Education in 2008, 2011, and 2019 and in the IEEE Transactions on Education in 2011 and 2015 in addition to best paper awards at multiple conferences. The CATME Team Tools software for team formation and peer evaluation developed under Dr. Ohland’s leadership has also received various awards and has been used by over 1,650,000 students worldwide. He received the Charles B. Murphy Award, Purdue University’s highest teaching recognition, in 2015. Dr. Ohland previously served as Associate Professor of General Engineering at Clemson University, Assistant Director of the NSF-sponsored SUCCEED Engineering Education Coalition and an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow for Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education. Dr. Ohland has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. Previously, he earned an M.S. in Materials Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Religion from Swarthmore College.
Global Engineering Education – I
8:00 – 9:40 am (Tuesday, August 3) – Room 1
Session Chair: Dr. Ali Nasir, University of Central Punjab, Lahore
8:00 – 8:20 am, Tuesday, August 3
Ali Nasir, PhD
Associate Professor and Head
Electrical Engineering Department
University of Central Punjab
Understanding the Philosophy of Outcome based Education System
Dr. Ali Nasir is a Fulbright alumnus, an HEC approved Ph.D. supervisor (2013-Present) and a member of National Curriculum Review Committee for Electrical Engineering (2017). He has a blend of industrial and academic experience serving as project manager, director of control systems laboratory, head of department, industrial consultant, and lead researcher. Dr. Ali obtained his PhD (2012) along with two M.Sc. degrees (in Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering) from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in USA (2008 and 2011 respectively). He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (2005). He is currently working on distributed control of multi-agent systems and human intent prediction. His research interests also include Approximate Dynamic programming, fault tolerant control, and stochastic optimal control. He has more than 30 national and international publications to his credit including international conference publications, national and international journal publications, and book chapters.
8:20 – 8:40 am, Tuesday, August 3
Professor Sezi Cevik
Department of Industrial Engineering
Istanbul Technical University
8:40 – 9:00 am, Tuesday, August 3
Vijay Prakash Singh
Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Eng. Dept.
SVIIT, SVVV – Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya
9:00 – 9:20 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Manfredi Bruccoleri
Program Director of BSc and MSc in Management Engineering
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
9:20 – 9:40 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Krzysztof Jemielniak
Professor emeritus, Faculty of Production Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
9:40 – 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Aftab Alam
Professor of Marketing
Centre of Management Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia
(A Central University, Govt of India)
New Delhi, India
Prof Aftab Alam is a Visiting Professor at CMS Jamia Millia Islamia for Executive MBA Program and Member Advisory Council of Harvard Business Review, USA. He has also served as Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management at Rama University Kanpur recently, its before he was also Dean FCM at Integral University, Luck now during (2013- 16), and MIMT Greater Noida (2006-2007).
He has obtained his Masters, M. Com and M.Phil. from Aligarh Muslim University and has his MBA from Algappa University, Tamilnadu. In addition, he has his PG Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management from FCI (Aligarh) Ministry of Tourism, Govt. Of India. For his higher education, he has completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Atlantic University Honolulu, USA.
He has been Conferred 21st Century Educational Leadership Awards 2018 and recognized as Acclaimed Educator, In addition he has also been conferred as the Distinguished Teacher in Management at MTC Management Excellence Award-2018 ceremony at Bangalore. He is also a recipient of Best Professor in Services Marketing at ICBM Conference Hyderabad on 24 Nov,2018 Further to seeing his credence in Dec 15, 2018 He was accorded ‘Acclaimed Educator’ and has been awarded by American Leadership Award, 2018.
He has substantial experience of Teaching in the Department of Business Management with specialization of Marketing at leading Business Schools of different Institutes and Universities India in
( MDI ,Gurgaon, IAMT Ghaziabad, Mangalmay Institute of Management, Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi, BIMTECH, Greater Noida, Bangalore University, Madras University, and King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah.)
His overall performance has been well praised thoroughly and have been awarded continuously 5 years “Distinguished Faculty” during his stay in abroad.
He is having his credits of several articles /Research papers published in national and international Journals, world-renowned International conferences proceedings etc.
Session II: Global Engineering Education
10:00 – 11:40 pm (Tuesday, August 3) – Room 1
Session Chair: Dr. Dallasega
10:00 – 10:20 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr.-Ing. Patrick Dallasega
Industrial Engineering and Automation
Faculty of Science and Technology
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Title: Aligning Engineering Education to Industry 4.0 requirements
Patrick Dallasega is an Assistant Professor of Factory Planning and Project Management at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). He studied at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy), at the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and got his PhD at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). From 2005 until 2010, he worked in the fields of plant and factory planning in a local food processing industry. Later, from 2012 until 2015, he was employed as Research Associate at Fraunhofer Italia Research where he managed and executed several research projects for private and public customers. Since 2016, he has been employed as Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His main research interests are in, supply chain management, Industry 4.0, lean construction, lean manufacturing and production planning and control in MTO and ETO enterprises.
10:20 – 10:40 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Azharul Karim
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Assistant Editor: Drying Technology
Queensland University of Technology
“How to ensure best outcome for students in project based learning?”’
Dr. Azharul Karim is currently working as an Associate Professor in School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and course leader of Master of Engineering Management at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Through his scholarly and innovative research, he has established a national and international standing. His excellence in research has been demonstrated by development of many innovative new products, 162 high quality refereed publications (including 74 Journal papers, 2 books and 12 book chapters), 16 research grants amounting A$3.2 million, being invited by reputed world universities for invited seminars and his editorial role in top ranked Journals. Dr Karim is the inventor of energy and water efficient ultrasonic washing machine (patent WO02089652) and Ultrasonic dishwasher (patent WO0229148). He is the assistant editor of ‘Drying Technology’ and ‘Journal of Industrial Engineering’ journals. Dr Karim is currently leading ‘Energy & Drying’ research group at QUT. In last five years, he conferred 9 PhD degrees. His current research areas are Solar thermal energy, Lean Manufacturing, Microstructure investigation of food drying, and project based learning in engineering.
Dr Karim has pioneered innovative project based learning (PBL) for postgraduate engineering management students. This new project based learning is designed as the platform where students practice and pursue evidence-based practice using authentic industry problems, cases and projects and utilise their skills with contemporary software/analytic tools and engineering management skills. This allows students to constructively develop, synthesize and apply their learning in engineering management being realised in their authentic industry based projects. Through this PBL, students are able to develop higher level skills and understanding which are increasingly in high demand in industry and highly recommended by professional bodies such as Engineers Australia. Due to careful planning, designing and delivery of real- world and authentic unit content and learning environments, final student outcomes were highly satisfactory. Students found that the outcomes of their learning were highly supportive of their career development and progression.
10:40 – 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Denis Lemaître
Department of Formation et Apprentissages Professionnels
11:00 – 11:20 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Luis Manuel Sánchez Ruiz
Director Relaciones con Iberoamérica
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
11:20 – 11:40 am, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Oleksandr Arkhypov
Professor and Head
Department of Theoretical Engineering and Industrial Enterprises
Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University
11:40 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Luis Ramón Rojas-Solórzano
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Engineering and Digital Sciences
Session III: Global Engineering Education
12:00 – 1:40 pm (Tuesday, August 3) – Room 1
Session Chair: Dr. Ogundu
12:00 – 12:15 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Prof. Dr. Bharat Raj Pahari, PE
Department of Civil Engineering
Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus
Tribhuvan University (TU)
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Professor Pahari, a Civil Engineer, obtained master’s degree in energy efficient building technology from Germany and had doctorate degree in quality of engineering education from Nepal. He had also post doctorate degree in quality management from France.
He has extensive involvement in the professional and academic area. He is the initiator of cooperation & coordination between academia, industry and profession in Nepal. He is also involved in the professional works on quality management. He is also widely involved in the quality of engineering education & professional practice. He is also working on leadership and management in the enterprises. Professor Pahari is also involved in the project planning, implementation, directing and monitoring.
Professor Pahari has been working in different capacity in the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (TU) and he is currently the Professor of Civil Engineering. He has served the University in the capacity of Dean of Institute of engineering during 2010 to 2014. He was the director of centre for energy studies from 2015 to 2018.
Besides academic works, Professor Pahari has been extensively involved in the professional area as well. He was the director of IOE engineering consultancy services of the university from 2007 to 2010. He has been the chairman of Amarawati builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd. since 2007 till now. At present, he owns the four-star upscaled hotel Sarowar in Pokhara Nepal and involves as chairperson of the organization.
Professor Pahari is the author of six books and numbers of articles in national and international journals. Professor Pahari has chaired and co-chaired numbers of national and international conferences, meetings, workshops, etc.
Further to this, Prof. Pahari has supervised several masters and PhD theses. He has also led several research projects of the government in energy planning and quality of management.
12:15 – 12:30 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Dumitru Burdescu
University of Craiova
12:30 – 12:45 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Tom Van Woensel
Full professor of Freight Transport & Logistics
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands
12:45 – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Wim Van Petegem
Leuven, Flemish, Belgium
1:00 – 1:20 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Founder and CEO
New Image Building Services Inc.
Troy, Michigan, USA
John S. Ezzo founded New Image Building Services, a full-service facility management company with global headquarters in Michigan with a service footprint throughout the Midwest United States, Qatar and Latin America. The companies employ over 1200 people and numerous sub-contractors.
John’s entrepreneurial journey included international expansion to Qatar, the UAE and Latin America. John and his team were directly involved in the opening of two of the largest and most visited facilities in the Middle East including the Dubai Mall and Hamad International Airport. John has participated with the US State Department on trade delegations to the Middle East and an industry trade mission to Brazil.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield Michigan where has returned to speak to students on how they may use engineering to solve problems and in doing so create entrepreneurial opportunities.
John has written and been interviewed for numerous articles for industry magazines and books. He has spoken around the North America on topics including public relations, marketing, service diversification and building a management team. John has also spoken for the Department of Homeland Security to the nation’s largest real estate owners on the importance of protecting critical infrastructure from insider threats due to outsourcing of facilities services.
John is proficient in spoken and written Spanish.
1:20 – 1:40 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Joseph Ogundu
Emerald Global Consulting Inc.
Farmington Hills, Michigan USA
Lean Throughput Management in Automotive Assembly and Other Plant Operations
Dr. Joseph M. Ogundu is the president /CEO of Emerald Global Consulting Inc., a Farmington Hills, Michigan based consulting firm. Dr. Ogundu has extensive experience in academia, leadership, project management, business process excellence, lean transformation, six-sigma, supply chain management and supplier quality, change management, operations, industrial engineering, manufacturing and process engineering, quality engineering and quality assurance. Dr. Ogundu is a lean practitioner and six-sigma practitioner that sees lean six-sigma as operations management philosophy that is based on the relationship between waste reduction and elimination, quality improvement and operations performance measures.
Dr. Ogundu was Adjunct professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering at both Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan and Oakland University, Rochester Michigan, as well Adjunct Professor: Business Administration, Kettering University, Flint Michigan. He thought courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels and the courses were Lean Systems Application, Quality Assurance and Control, Total Quality Management, Operations Research and Stochastic Processes, Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Quality Planning, Supplier Quality, Business Statistics, Lean Six-Sigma, Production Planning and Control, Materials and Inventory Management and Operations Management, Dr. Ogundu worked in the following industries, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Consulting, Energy and Health Care. Dr. Ogundu is the author of the book “The Relationship between Types of Waste and Operating Performance Measures.
Dr. Ogundu graduated with a Doctorate Degree in engineering and manufacturing systems, Masters in business administration from Lawrence Technological University, Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Tennessee. Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Ogundu spent the earlier years of his career in engineering, leader and senior management positions as director and executive director at Country Coach Inc, process engineering manager at DaimlerChrysler AG, Senior Operations leader at Chrysler Corporation, facilities engineer and project manager at Ford Motor Company and Senior Product Engineer at General Motors Corporation. Dr. Ogundu has served as board member of Lawrence Tech University College of Management Alumni Association, Finer Cabinetry & Woodwork Inc., Citation Plastics, LLC., River State Foundation Inc., as well as Board member of Health Care Management department at South University Novi, Michigan Campus. Also, he served as Vice President of Chapter Development Institute of Industrial Engineers SE Michigan/Toledo Chapter from 1991 to 1992.
Global Engineering Education IV
5:00 – 6:40 pm (Tuesday, August 3) – Room 1
Panel Chair: Dr. Noha Mostafa, The British University in Egypt
5:00 – 5:20 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Antonis Asimakopoulos
5:20 – 5:40 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Egon Müller
Director Institute of Industrial Sciences and Factory Systems
Chemnitz University of Technology
5:40 – 6:00 pm
Professor Mohamed Essaaidi
ENSIAS College of Engineering
Mohamed 5 University
New trends in engineering education
Mohamed Essaaidi, Prof. Dr., IEEE Senior Member and a Professor at ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat.
He obtained the State Doctorate (1997) in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, Morocco. He was the Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of General Affairs and Governance, Morocco (2019), Dean of ENSIAS College of IT Engineering of Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco (November 2011-May 2019), Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetuan, Morocco (2001-2011) and Assistant Professor at the same university (1993-2001).
Prof. Essaaidi is IEEE Global Cities Alliance, MEA Chairman (2021), IEEE Humanitarian Activities Assessment Committee Member (2021), IEEE Teaching Excellence Editorial Hub, Member (2021).
He is also a lecturer on Smart Cities at the ITU IoT Academy (2020-2021) and the Chief of Party of Interactive Digital Center Morocco (2020-2021).
He is the founder and past Chairman of the IEEE Morocco Section (2005-2015), co-founder and chair of IEEE Morocco Communications / Computer Society Chapter (2006-2008) and IEEE Education Society Morocco Chapter chair from 2007 to 2009.
He has been a member of Committee of Global Accreditation activities of IEEE Education Activities Board (2017-2018). He has been also Director of the Morocco Office of Arab Science and Technology Foundation, ASTF (2006-2009) and the Coordinator of ASTF RD&I Network of Electro-Technology (2006 – 2008).
He has authored and co-authored 10 books and more than 200 papers in international refereed journals and conferences in the field of Electrical and Computer engineering and its diverse applications including smart homes, smart mobility smart grid and smart cities. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal on Information and Communication Technologies, Serial Publications, India (2007-2011) and Guest Editor of several international journals. He is also an active member of the editorial boards of several international journals in the same fields mentioned above.
Furthermore, Prof. Essaaidi is the founder and the General Chair / co-chair of several IEEE technically sponsored international conferences, including Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (which is organized on yearly basis since 2000), Information and Communication Technologies International Symposium (2005, 2007). He also organized and co-chaired IEEE Smart Cities Summit in May 2020, the US National Academies 5th Arab American Science, Engineering and Medicine Frontiers Symposium in November 2017, Rabat, Morocco and US NSF sponsored workshop on Smart Cities in January 2016 in Rabat, Morocco. He has also served in the Organizing committees and TPC and presented keynote talks at many other international conferences worldwide including on smart cities. He has been also Committee Member of IEEE Casablanca Core Smart City in 2016 and a member of Madinat Al-Irfane University Smart Campus initiative, Rabat.
Prof. Essaaidi holds 10 patents in the field ICT. Some of these patents received several international innovation awards. He was also a member of the IEEE 802.16 Sponsor Ballot Pool of IEEE Standard Association that defined the technical specifications for WiMAX, and of that of IEEE P2784 – Smart City Planning and Technology Guide Work Group (2020).
Prof. Essaaidi supervised several Masters and PhDs theses and he has been the principal investigator and the project manager for several research projects in the framework of national and international programs.
Furthermore, in the framework of his position as the director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of General Affairs and Governance, he was extensively involved in the coordination of the World Bank Morocco Country Partnership Framework (2019-2024) and OECD Morocco Country Program (2019-2021) among other international cooperation programs.
6:00 – 6:20 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Milan EDL
Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
President of Czech Smart City Cluster
University of West Bohemia
Pilsen, Czech Republic
6:20 – 6:40 pm, Tuesday, August 3
Dr. Noha Mostafa
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management
The British University in Egypt
“Assessing market needs and use them in syllabus design”
Dr. Noha Mostafa is an assistant professor of industrial engineering and management in Mechanical engineering department, The British University in Egypt. She was a visiting PhD student in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2016 and she finished her PhD degree in 2017 from Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Alexandria, Egypt. She has broad research interests including supply chain management, logistics, Internet of Things, sustainability, quality management, design thinking, Lean manufacturing, information systems, and entrepreneurship. In addition, she is supervising M.Sc. students and graduation projects and has participated in several international and local conferences and competitions. She is the founder and faculty advisor of IEOM student chapter in Zagazig University.
Past IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2014 Bali – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2015 Dubai – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2015 Orlando – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2016 Kuala Lumpur – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2016 Detroit – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2017 Rabat Global Engineering Education Speakers
- 2017 Bristol, UK – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2017 Bogota – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2018 Bandung – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2018 Paris – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2018 Washington DC – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2018 Pretoria – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2019 Bangkok – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2019 Pilsen – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2019 Toronto – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2019 Riyadh – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2020 Dubai – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2020 Detroit – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2020 Harare – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2021 Singapore – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2021 Sao Paulo – IEOM Global Engineering Education
- 2021 Haiti
- 2021 Harbin, China
- 2021 Rome – IEOM Global Engineering Education
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- James Chen
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