Mohsen Attaran | Manufacturing | Excellence in Research

Prof.Mohsen Attaran | Manufacturing | Excellence in Research 

Dr. Mohsen Attaran is a distinguished Professor of Operations Management with a rich academic background and extensive contributions to the field. His expertise spans operations management, systems science, and digital transformation, highlighted by numerous publications and awards. Dr. Attaran’s research focuses on innovative technologies such as blockchain, digital twins, and additive manufacturing, exploring their applications in healthcare, manufacturing, and beyond. With a career spanning decades at CSU Bakersfield and Portland State University, he has mentored countless students and authored influential books and articles that shape the discourse in operations management and business intelligence.

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🎓 Education

Ph.D., Systems Science, 1984 Portland State University, Portland, Oregon Major: Operations Management; Minor: Forecasting. M.S., Management Science, 1977 Northrop University, Inglewood, California Area of Study: Production and Operations Management, Decision Analysis, Management Information Systems. B.A., Management, 1975 College of Mass Communication

🏆 Awards and Honors

February 2006, 2017, 2020 CSUB nominee for Wang Family Excellence Award. May 2017 Recipient of Emeritus Award, School of BPA, CSU, Bakersfield. June 2004 Recipient of Millie Ablin Outstanding Professor Award, School of BPA, CSU, Bakersfield. June 2002 Most Downloaded and Relevant Article – “Creating the Right Structural Fit for Self-Directed Teams,” Top Journal Article Presented in 2002 by Emerald Literati Network. March 1997, 1998 Recipient of Performance Salary Step Increase, School of BPA, CSU, Bakersfield. May 1996 Recipient of El Paso Natural Gas Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, School of BPA, CSU, Bakersfield. March 1986, 1987, & 1989 Recipient of Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, School of BPA, CSU, Bakersfield

👨‍🏫 Teaching Experience

September 1994 to Present. Professor of Operations Management, School of Business and Public Admin., CSUB. September 1989 to September 1994 Chair, Department of Management, School of Business and Public Admin., CSUB. September 1988 to September 1989 Professor of Operations Management, School of Business and Public Admin., CSUB. September 1984 to September 1988 Associate Professor of Operations Management, CSUB. September 1982 to August 1984 Instructor, School of Business Administration, Portland State University. September 1980 to August 1982 Research Assistant, Systems Science Ph.D. Program, Portland State University

📖 Book Publications

Attaran, M. and Gunasekaran, A. (2019). Applications of Blockchain Technology in Business: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer; 1st ed. 2019 edition. ISBN-10: 3030277976. Attaran, M. Operations Management Information Systems, John Wiley & Sons, January 1992.. Attaran, M. Management Science Information Systems, John Wiley & Sons, February 1992.. Attaran, M., B. Render and R. Stair, Micro Computer Software for Management Science and Operations Management, Allyn and Bacon, Inc., January 1989.

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

    • The Rise of Additive Manufacturing and Advantages over Traditional Manufacturing
      • Publication: Harvard Business Review Case
      • Volume: 12
      • Pages: 1753*
      • Year: 2017
      • This article discusses the rise of additive manufacturing (3D printing) and its advantages compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

 

    • Exploring the relationship between information technology and business process reengineering
      • Journal: Information & Management
      • Volume: 41
      • Issue: 5
      • Pages: 585-596
      • Year: 2004
      • Citations: 664
      • This study explores the impact of information technology on business process reengineering.

 

    • RFID: an enabler of supply chain operations
      • Journal: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
      • Volume: 12
      • Issue: 4
      • Pages: 249-257
      • Year: 2007
      • Citations: 470
      • This article discusses RFID technology and its role as an enabler in supply chain operations.

 

    • Collaborative supply chain management: the most promising practice for building efficient and sustainable supply chains
      • Journal: Business Process Management Journal
      • Volume: 13
      • Issue: 3
      • Pages: 390-404
      • Year: 2007
      • Citations: 413
      • This study examines collaborative supply chain management practices for enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

 

    • Industrial diversity and economic performance in US areas
      • Journal: The Annals of Regional Science
      • Volume: 20
      • Issue: 2
      • Pages: 44-54
      • Year: 1986
      • Citations: 355
      • This article explores the relationship between industrial diversity and economic performance across different regions in the US.

 

    • The impact of 5G on the evolution of intelligent automation and industry digitization
      • Journal: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
      • Volume: 14
      • Issue: 5
      • Pages: 5977-5993
      • Year: 2023
      • Citations: 335
      • This study evaluates the impact of 5G technology on intelligent automation and the digitization of industries.

 

    • Digital technology enablers and their implications for supply chain management
      • Journal: Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal
      • Pages: 1-15
      • Year: 2020
      • Citations: 333
      • This article discusses digital technology enablers and their implications for improving supply chain management practices.

 

    • Blockchain technology in healthcare: Challenges and opportunities
      • Journal: International Journal of Healthcare Management
      • Volume: 15
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 70-83
      • Year: 2022
      • Citations: 261
      • This study examines blockchain technology and its potential challenges and opportunities in healthcare.

 

    • The need for digital workplace: Increasing workforce productivity in the information age
      • Journal: International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS)
      • Volume: 15
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 1-23
      • Year: 2019
      • Citations: 246
      • This article discusses the importance of digital workplaces in enhancing workforce productivity in the modern era.

 

    • Cloud computing technology: improving small business performance using the Internet
      • Journal: Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
      • Volume: 31
      • Issue: 6
      • Pages: 495-519
      • Year: 2019
      • Citations: 245
      • This study explores how cloud computing technology can enhance performance for small businesses.

 

Chi Ma | Mechanical Design | Best Scholar Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Chi Ma ‌ | Mechanical Design|Best Scholar Award 

Assoc Prof Dr at Chi Ma Chongqing University China

Dr. Ma Chi, an Associate Professor at Chongqing University, specializes in numerical control equipment. Over the past five years, he has authored or coauthored 40 SCI papers with an average impact factor of 6.7355, earning over 1700 citations. His research, published in top journals like Int. J. Mach. Tools Manuf. and ASME’s J. Manuf. Sci. E-T, has garnered significant academic and industrial acclaim. He holds more than 20 national invention patents, contributing to substantial economic and social benefits. Dr. Ma has led six major research projects and serves on several prestigious editorial and professional committees.

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📚Education 

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2012-2017) Advisor: Prof. Xuesong Mei. B.Eng. in Mechanical Design, Manufacture, and Automation, Xi’an Technological University (2008-2012)

✨ Work Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow / Associate Professor, Chongqing University (2018-Present) Lecturer, Chongqing University (2018-2020) Joint Ph.D. Student, University of California, Berkeley (2016-2017) Advisor: Prof. David B. Bogy

🧑‍🔬Research Interests

High-efficiency and precision processing, Thermal error prediction and compensation in machining equipment, Simulation modeling of machining errors, Topology optimization in cooling systems for machining tools

🏅 Professional Achievements

Publications: Authored/coauthored 50 SCI papers, average impact factor: 6.7355 Key journals: Int. J. Mach. Tools Manuf., ASME’s J. Manuf. Sci. E-T, J. Manuf. Process., Mech. Syst. Signal Pr. Citations: Over 1700 on SCI. Patents: Holds over 20 national invention patents. Projects: Presided over six major scientific research projects including National Key Research and Development Plan projects Participated in multiple high-profile projects like National Defence Project, National Natural Science Foundation key projects. Awards: First Prize of Chongqing Municipal Scientific and Technological Progress First Prize of Technological Invention of Machinery Industry Silver Prize of the 24th China Patent Award

📊 Project Undertaking

I have presided over a total of six scientific research projects including the National Key Research and Development Plan projects, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) top/youth projects, the Chongqing Natural Science Foundation top projects, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, and the Chongqing Municipal Overseas Returned Scholars Support Plan projects, and participated in two major special projects, the National Defence Project, the National Natural Science Foundation key projects, the 04 Scientific and Technological Major Special Projects, and the National Key Research and Development Plan projects, among others, for six projects.

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

 

  1. 📄 Li M, Ma C*, Zeng S, et al. Cooling water jacket design of motorized spindle system using multi-objective topology optimization[J]. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2023, 224: 120112.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2023.120112
  2. 📄 Li M, Zeng S, Hu J, Ma C*. Free-mounted cooling plate multi-objective topology optimization method towards precision machine tool heat dissipation An experimental and numerical study[J]. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2023, 241: 124394.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2023.124394
  3. 📄 Li M, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Topology optimization design of cooling water jacket structure for high-speed spindle-bearing system[J]. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2023, 102: 1-22.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2023.07.034
  4. 📄 Li M, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Thermal error prediction of precision boring machine tools based on extreme gradient boosting algorithm-improved sailed fish optimizer-bi-directional ordered neurons-long short-term memory neural network model and physical-edge-cloud system[J]. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2024, 127: 107278.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2023.107278
  5. 📄 Luo F, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Effect of gas-liquid phase change of axial rotating heat pipe on fluid-thermal-solid behaviors of high-speed spindle[J]. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2023, 232: 121117.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2023.121117
  6. 📄 Luo F, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Theoretical and experimental study on rotating heat pipe towards thermal error control of motorized spindle[J]. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2023, 185: 108095.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2022.108095
  7. 📄 Zeng S, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Sequence-to-sequence based LSTM network modeling and its application in thermal error control framework[J]. Applied Soft Computing, 2023, 138: 110221.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2023.110221
  8. 📄 Gui H, Liu J, Ma C*, et al. Industrial-oriented machine learning big data framework for temporal-spatial error prediction and control with DTSMGCN model[J]. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2023.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10845-023-02095-3
  9. 📄 Zhang L, Liu J, Ma C*, et al. Intelligent integrated framework towards high-accuracy machining[J]. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 2023, 40: 101359.
    🔗 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2023.101359
  10. 📄 Luo F, Ma C*, Liu J, et al. Thermal error prediction and control method combining residua-based one-dimensional convolution-minimum gate unit model with physical-data-edge-cloud terminal architecture[J]. Neural Computing and Applications, 2023, 41: 103234.

Abdullah Mohammed |3D-printing | Best Researcher Award

Mr. ‌ Abdullah Mohammed |3D-printing | Best Scholar Award

Mr at College of Dentistry/University of Mosul, Iraq

Abdullah J. Mohammed is a dedicated professional in prosthodontics with expertise in maxillofacial prostheses, laser welding, and dental implants. Holding an MSc in Prosthodontics and currently pursuing a Ph.D., he specializes in the topology optimization of metallic denture bases. With extensive teaching and clinical supervision experience, Abdullah has contributed significantly to dental education and patient care. His research, showcased in numerous published articles, focuses on topics such as the influence of Co-Cr thickness on color parameters and the biocompatibility of soldering materials. Committed to advancing dental prosthetics, he explores innovative techniques like additive manufacturing and nanoparticle incorporation for enhanced clinical outcomes.

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Education 📚

PhD Student (2021-2022) Topic: Topology optimization of the metallic denture base. MSc in Prosthodontics (2009) College of Dentistry, Mosul University. Thesis: “The effect of laser welding on the tensile strength and radiographic analysis of cobalt chromium repaired joints.” BDS (2002) College of Dentistry, Mosul University. Training Course at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey (2009) Laboratory steps of construction of fixed dental prostheses.

Work Experience 💼

Assistant Lecturer (2009) Responsibilities: Clinical supervisor in the Department of Prosthodontics for 4th and 5th undergraduate students. Lecturer (2013) Responsibilities: Teaching dental materials for 2nd-stage undergraduate students. Clinical supervisor in the Department of Prosthodontics for 4th undergraduate students. Head of the Central Lab (2012-2014) College of Dentistry, Mosul University. Responsibilities: Supervised the construction of fixed and removable dental prostheses. Head of the Dental Educational Hospital (Dec. 2017 – July 2018) College of Dentistry, Mosul University. Responsibilities: Overseeing operations and administration of the dental educational hospital. Member of the Committee of Maxillofacial Restorations (2012-2014) Responsibilities: Contributed to decision-making and planning regarding maxillofacial restorations.

Field of Interest 🌟

  • Maxillofacial prostheses
  • Laser welding
  • Dental implants
  • Fixed partial dentures
  • Additive manufacturing

Publications Top Notes 📝

    • The role of internal architecture in producing high-strength 3D printed cobalt-chromium objects
      • Journal: The Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
      • Year: 2024
      • DOI: 10.4047/jap.2024.16.2.91
      • Contributors: Abdullah Jasim Mohammed; Ahmed Asim Al-Ali
      • Abstract: This article likely explores the significance of internal architecture in creating high-strength 3D printed cobalt-chromium objects, contributing to advancements in prosthodontics and dental implantology.
    • Biocompatibility of Soldering Materials Used for Repair of Cobalt Chromium Joints
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This study examines the biocompatibility of soldering materials employed for repairing cobalt-chromium joints, aiming to ensure safety and efficacy in dental prosthetic repair procedures.
    • Degree of conversion of modified heat cured acrylic resin
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This article likely investigates the degree of conversion of modified heat-cured acrylic resin, which is essential for assessing the polymerization efficiency and mechanical properties of dental prosthetic materials.
    • Effect of Curing Method on the Color of Vinyl Addition Cured Silicon (Effect of processing temperature on the color parameters of maxillofacial silicon)
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This study likely examines the impact of curing methods on the color stability of vinyl addition-cured silicone used in maxillofacial prosthetics, providing insights into optimizing processing techniques for aesthetic outcomes.
    • Feeding Obturator: Indications, Types, and Benefits. A Literature Review
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This review article likely discusses the indications, types, and benefits of feeding obturators, which are specialized prosthetic devices used to aid in feeding for individuals with oral or maxillofacial defects.
    • The Effect of Adding Nanoparticles to Dental Porcelain on the Fracture Resistance and Bond Strength to Zirconia Core
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This study likely investigates the impact of incorporating nanoparticles into dental porcelain on fracture resistance and bond strength to zirconia cores, aiming to enhance the mechanical properties of dental restorations.
    • The Effect of Laser Welding on the Tensile Strength and Radiographic Analysis of Co-Cr Repaired Joints
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This article likely explores the effects of laser welding on the tensile strength and radiographic analysis of cobalt-chromium repaired joints, offering insights into the efficacy of laser welding techniques in dental prosthetic repair.
    • The Effect of Nanoparticles Addition on the Physical Properties of the Maxillofacial Silicone: A Literature Review
      • Contributors: Abdullah Mohammed
      • Abstract: This literature review likely summarizes the effects of nanoparticle addition on the physical properties of maxillofacial silicone, providing an overview of advancements in materials science for facial prosthetics.

 

RAJHANS MEENA | Additive Manufacturing | Best Scholar Award

Mr. ‌ RAJHANS MEENA | Thermodynamics | Best Scholar Award

Mr at Malaviya National Institute Of Technology Jaipur, India

Ph.D. candidate in Production Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, with extensive hands-on experience in advanced mechanical machinery and additive manufacturing processes. Currently serving as technical staff in the Mechanical Engineering Department, specializing in CNC machines, 3D printing, and composite material properties. Recognized for strong communication and project management skills, with multiple accolades in academic, research, and sports domains. Proven ability to work collaboratively and manage technical projects effectively. Passionate about research, teaching, and continuous learning in engineering and technology.

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Objective 🎯

To utilize my technical skills and provide professional services by applying and honing my knowledge in a challenging and motivating work environment.

Experience 💼

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur Tech1 update availablenical Staff Aug 2021 – Present Working in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Handling Advanced Mechanical Machinery including CNC Machines, 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, CMM, micro EDM, AFM, VMC, etc. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation Intern Jun 2019 – Jul 2019 Gained hands-on experience with heavy machinery used in the maintenance and repair of roadways buses. Learned about braking systems, engine heads, steering mechanisms, etc. North Western Railway Carriage Workshop, Jodhpur Intern Jun 2017 – Jul 2017 Completed basic training on train bogies, coaches, braking systems, centralized AC systems. Visited various maintenance and repair shops including machine shop, paint shop, trim shop, dismantling shop, assembly shop, etc.

Education 🎓

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Pursuing Course Work CGPA: 9.29. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Production Engineering Final Grade: A MBM University, Jodhpur Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering Final Grade: A. SS Jain Subodh Sec. Sr. School, Jaipur XII-RBSE with PCM Percentage: 85.40% SS Jain Subodh Sec. Sr. School, Jaipur X – RBSE Percentage: 79.33% Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota Rajasthan State Certificate in Information Technology Percentage: 94%

Research Area 🔬

M.Tech Dissertation “Experimental Investigation on Abrasive Flow Finishing of FDM Printed Polymeric Spur Gear”. PhD Research Area Additive Manufacturing and Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Composite Materials, Design and Development of Complex Geometries, Parametric impacts in Additive Manufacturing Processes, 3D Printing of Polymer Matrix Composites, Polymers, Standard Resins, and Study of their Mechanical Properties.

Technical Skills 🛠️

MS Office Tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Designing Softwares: AutoCAD, Fusion 360, Inventor, SolidWorks, Catia, 3D Printer Slicing Softwares: Simplify 3D, Kisslicer, Cura, Preform, Other Softwares: Exstar for 3D Scanning, Mendeley, Additive Manufacturing Tools, CNC Programming, Advanced Manufacturing Machines and Processes: AFM, FDM 3D Printer, SLA 3D Printer, Micro EDM, CNC Lathe and Milling Machines, Coordinate Measuring Machine, Mechanical Machinery: Shaper, Lathe, Milling, Drilling, Grinding, Slotter, Stir Casting, Profile Projector

General Skills 🌟

  • Communication and Time Management Skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Decision Making
  • Technical Documentation
  • Teaching Experience
  • Project Management
  • E-Governance
  • Research and Strategy
  • Training and Development
  • Organization Development

Achievements & Awards 🏆

Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) – 2020, 2021, Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test/ Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process Merit Rank – 94, CBSE Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE Mains) Rank – 751, Received “Talent and Service Award” from Human Development Services Committee, Indian Culture Knowledge Examination – Secured 2nd Position at District Level, University-level Badminton Player – Winner in multiple sports events, NCC ‘AIR WING’ – Certificate “A”, Selected in MNIT Jaipur Cricket Team for All India Inter NIT Cricket Tournament – 2022 (Bronze Medal Winner), Various accolades during “Hindi Week” including positions in Science and Technology Competitions, Essay Writing, General Knowledge, and Awareness, 100% Attendance Award in Schooling (9th-12th Class), Selected in numerous Government Competitive Exams/Jobs including DFCCIL Executive (OP & BD), NTPC, Assistant Commandant (Coast Guard), Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy, Selected in MNIT Jaipur Badminton Team for “All India Inter NIT Tournament – 2023”, Winner in “Canvas Painting Competition” during Vigilance Awareness Week – 2023

Extra-Curricular Activities 🏅

  • Coordinator of various sports events held in college
  • Participant in numerous training programs on advanced machines
  • Participant in IP Awareness/ Training Program under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission
  • Participant in TEQIP III sponsored National Webinar on “Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Systems”
  • Participant in ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign’ and ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’
  • Participant in “Combined Annual Training Camp” NCC Air Wing

 

Personal Interests and Hobbies 🎨

  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Movies
  • Agriculture and Farming
  • Research
  • General Awareness

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Influence of Fly Ash on Thermo-Mechanical and Mechanical Behavior of Injection Molded Polypropylene Matrix Composites
    • Journal: Chemosphere
    • Publication Date: September 22, 2023
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.140225
    • ISSN: 0045-6535
    • Contributors: Rajhans Meena, Abdul Wahab Hashmi, Shadab Ahmad, Faiz Iqbal, Hargovind Soni, Anoj Meena, Abdullah A. Al-Kahtani, Bidhan Pandit, Hesam Kamyab, Himanshu Payal, et al.

     

  2. Influence of Alumina Powder (Al2O3) on Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Injection Molded Polyoxymethylene Composites
    • Journal: Materials Today: Proceedings
    • Publication Date: May 2023
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2023.05.174
    • Contributors: Rajhans Meena, Harlal Singh Mali, Arvind Meena, P.N. Sharma, Pradeep Kumar, Kailash Choudhary

 

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Serkan Islak | Powder metallurgy | Best Researcher Award

 Prof Dr. Serkan Islak | Powder metallurgy | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Kastamonu University, Turkey

👩‍🔬 With extensive academic training in metallurgy and materials engineering from Fırat Üniversitesi, Turkey, spanning from undergraduate to doctoral levels, this professional has accumulated a wealth of expertise. Holding positions ranging from lecturer to professor at Kastamonu Üniversitesi, they have contributed significantly to academia. Their administrative roles, including department head and school director, demonstrate strong leadership skills. Engaged in various research projects focusing on powder metallurgy, material production, and composite materials, they have made valuable contributions to the field. Their profile reflects a dedication to both academic excellence and practical research in metallurgy and materials science.🌟

 

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Trainings Received 📚

  • Undergraduate: Fırat Üniversitesi, Teknik Eğitim Fakültesi, Metal Eğitimi Bölümü, Turkey, 1998-2002
  • Postgraduate: Fırat Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Metalurji Eğitimi (Yl) (Tezli), Turkey, 2002-2005
  • Doctorate: Fırat Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Metalurji Eğitimi (Dr), Turkey, 2007-2012

Academic Titles 🎓

Professor, Full-time, Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Fakültesi, Makine Mühendisliği Bölümü, Turkey, 2022-Associate Professor, Full-time, Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Fakültesi, Metalurji ve Malzeme Mühendisliği Bölümü, Turkey, 2016-2018Doctor Lecturer, Full-time, Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Fakültesi, Malzeme Bilimi ve Nanoteknoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü, Turkey, 2013-2016Doctor Lecturer, Full-time, Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Cide Rıfat Ilgaz Meslek Yüksekokulu, Makine ve Metal Teknolojileri Bölümü, Turkey, 2012-2013Lecturer, Full-time, Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Cide Meslek Yüksekokulu, Turkey, 2009-2012

Professional and Administrative Experience 💼

Bölüm Başkanı (Head of Department), Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Turkey, 2019-2021Myo/Yüksekokul Müdürü (Director of Vocational School/College), Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Turkey, 2012-2020Yönetim Kurulu Üyeliği (Board Membership), Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Turkey, 2015-2020Anabilim Dalı Başkanı (Head of Department), Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Turkey, 2019-2021Enstitü Yönetim Kurulu Üyeliği (Institute Board Membership), Kastamonu Üniversitesi, Turkey, 2020-2023

Managed Theses 📝

    • Various doctoral and postgraduate theses on topics including powder metallurgy, material production technologies, and composite materials.

Research Areas 🔍

Projects Undertaken 🚀

Investigation of Mechanical Behaviors of 45Mn5 Modified Steel After Surface Modification Processes with Heat Treatment and Melting MethodsNational Scientific Research Project Supported by Higher Education InstitutionsRole: ResearcherDuration: 2003-2005Effect of Sintering Parameters on the Working Performance of Carbide-Tipped Marble Cutting ToolsNational Scientific Research Project Supported by Higher Education InstitutionsRole: ResearcherDuration: 2010-2012Investigation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nitride-Based Coatings Produced on the Surfaces of Valves Using Thermo Reactive Diffusion MethodKastamonu University Scientific Research Projects (KÜBAP)Project No: KÜBAP 01 2013 44Role: ExecutiveDuration: 2014-2015Investigation of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of MgAl cNT Composite MaterialsNational Scientific Research Project Supported by Higher Education InstitutionsRole: ExecutiveDuration: 2015-2016Production and Characterization of MAX Phase Coatings by Thermal Spray MethodNational Scientific Research Project Supported by Higher Education InstitutionsRole: ResearcherDuration: 2015-2016

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Microstructure, wear and corrosion properties of Cu–SiC/WCCo composite coatings on the Cu substrate surface by plasma spray method
    • Journal: Materials Chemistry and Physics
    • Year: 2024
    • Month: February
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2024.128903
    • Contributors: Cihan Özorak; Serkan Islak

 

  1. Title: Microstructure and hardness properties of Ni-Si3N4 composite materials produced by powder metallurgy method
    • Journal: Kastamonu University Journal of Engineering and Sciences
    • Year: 2023
    • Date: December 04
    • DOI: 10.55385/kastamonujes.1357436
    • Contributors: Hasaneen HOUSSAİN; Serkan ISLAK; Uğur ÇALIGÜLÜ

 

  1. Title: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-Cu-Based Materials Produced by Using Reactive Melt Infiltration and Liquid Phase Sintering Techniques
    • Journal: Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis
    • Year: 2023
    • Month: August
    • DOI: 10.1007/s13632-023-00978-8
    • Contributors: Husain Rajab Husain Hraam; Serkan Islak; Abdualkarim Musbah M. Gariba

 

  1. Title: Toz metalürjisi yöntemi ile üretilen Cu-Cr-B4C-CNF hibrit kompozitlerin aşınma özellikleri
    • Journal: Gazi Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi Part C: Tasarım ve Teknoloji
    • Year: 2023
    • Date: March 25
    • DOI: 10.29109/gujsc.1126339
    • Contributors: Osama KRİEWAH; Serkan ISLAK; Vahdettin KOÇ; İlyas SOMUNKIRAN

 

  1. Title: Microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminium matrix boron carbide and carbon nanofiber reinforced hybrid composites
    • Journal: Science of Sintering
    • Year: 2022
    • DOI: 10.2298/sos2202125o
    • Contributors: Faik Okay; Serkan Islak

 

  1. Title: Wear and Microstructural Properties of Ni-B4C/CNF Composites
    • Journal: Science of Sintering
    • Year: 2022
    • Date: December 10
    • Contributors: SERKAN ISLAK; Vahdettin Koç; Abdualkarim Musbah M. Gariba

 

  1. Title: Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Ti-B4C/CNF Functionally Graded Materials
    • Journal: Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis
    • Year: 2022
    • Month: October
    • DOI: 10.1007/s13632-022-00900-8
    • Contributors: Abdualkarim Musbah M. Gariba; Serkan Islak; Husain Rajab Husain Hraam; Mehmet Akkaş

 

ALEXANDER FORDJOUR | Mechanical | Excellence in Research

Dr. ALEXANDER FORDJOUR | Mechanical |Excellence in Research

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Experienced researcher with a diverse academic background, holding a PhD in Fluid Machinery Engineering from Jiangsu University, China. Proficient in numerical simulation, construction planning, and optimization, with a keen interest in sprinkler irrigation systems. Holds membership in prestigious organizations like the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Actively contributes as a journal reviewer for publications such as the American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology and the European Scientific Journal. Passionate about advancing engineering solutions for sustainable resource management and agricultural development.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

🎓 Academic Background

PhD in Fluid Machinery Engineering Jiangsu University, China MSc in Water Resource Engineering and Management Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) BSc in Engineering Physics University of Cape Coast, Ghana

🔍 Research Interests

  • Numerical Simulation
  • Construction Planning and Management
  • Optimization
  • Sprinkler Irrigation

👨‍💼 Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology

📝 External / Professional Roles Journal Reviewer:

  • American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • European Scientific Journal

 

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Title: Experimental study on the effects of pressure loss on uniformity, application rate and velocity on different working conditions using the dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Zhu, X., Fordjour, A., Agyen Dwomoh, F., … Dai, X., Oteng, J.
    Journal: Heliyon
    Volume: 10
    Issue: 5
    Pages: e27140
    Year: 2024
    Citations: 0

 

  1. Title: Structural design and performance characteristics of the fluidic sprinkler application technology for saving irrigation water: a review
    Authors: Dwomoh, F.A., Zhu, X., Fordjour, A., … Yuan, S., Li, H.
    Journal: Journal of Agricultural Engineering
    Volume: 54
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 1452
    Year: 2023
    Citations: 0

 

  1. Title: Modelling of water drop movement and distribution in no wind and windy conditions for different nozzle sizes
    Authors: Zhu, X., Lewballah, J.K., Fordjour, A., … Ofosu, S.A., Dwomoh, F.A.
    Journal: Water (Switzerland)
    Volume: 13
    Issue: 21
    Pages: 3006
    Year: 2021
    Citations: 2

 

  1. Title: Performance optimization of a newly designed dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Zhu, X., Fordjour, A., Yuan, S., Dwomoh, F.A., Issaka, Z.
    Journal: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
    Volume: 37
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 33–41
    Year: 2021
    Citations: 1

 

  1. Title: Analysis of water droplet distribution in wind for the fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Dwomoh, F.A., Yuan, S., Li, H., … Mensah, R., Fordjour, A.
    Journal: Water (Switzerland)
    Volume: 12
    Issue: 12
    Pages: 3320
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 3

 

  1. Title: Effect of riser height on rotation uniformity and application rate of the dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Fordjour, A., Zhu, X., Jiang, C., Liu, J.
    Journal: Irrigation and Drainage
    Volume: 69
    Issue: 4
    Pages: 618–632
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 9

 

  1. Title: Comparative evaluation on performance characteristics of an impact sprinkler with nozzle-dispersion devices and rotary plate sprinkler
    Authors: Issaka, Z., Li, H., Jiang, Y., … Chen, C., Fordjour, A.
    Journal: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
    Volume: 36
    Issue: 3
    Pages: 321–329
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 4

 

  1. Title: Numerical simulation and experimental study on internal flow characteristic in the dynamic fluidic sprinkler
    Authors: Fordjour, A., Zhu, X., Yuan, S., Dwomoh, F.A., Issaka, Z.
    Journal: Applied Engineering in Agriculture
    Volume: 36
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 61–70
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 5

 

  1. Title: The collection method for crop fungal spores based on an efficient microfluidic device
    Authors: Wang, P., Yuan, S., Yang, N., … Fordjour, A., Chen, S.
    Journal: Aerosol and Air Quality Research
    Volume: 20
    Issue: 1
    Pages: 72–79
    Year: 2020
    Citations: 18

 

  1. Title: Modeling the application depth and water distribution uniformity of a linearly moved irrigation system
    Authors: Liu, J., Zhu, X., Yuan, S., Fordjour, A.
    Journal: Water (Switzerland)
    Volume: 11
    Issue: 4
    Pages: 827
    Year: 2019
    Citations: 10