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.


Amir Hussain Idrisi| Mechanical Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Amir Hussain Idrisi | Mechanical Engineering |Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr at Michigan Technological University, United States

A seasoned researcher and educator in Mechanical Engineering, I hold a PhD from United Arab Emirates University, with extensive expertise in additive manufacturing, composite materials, and material characterization. Currently serving as an Assistant Teaching Professor at Michigan Technological University, I teach various mechanical engineering courses and supervise graduate and undergraduate research projects. My research has led to innovative solutions, such as systems for durability evaluation and wear performance assessment of materials. I am proficient in statistical analysis, programming, and manuscript writing, with numerous publications and conference presentations. Recognized with multiple awards, I aim to contribute to the growth of an esteemed organization while further developing my skills and knowledge.


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🎯 Objective Career

To become a profitable asset of an organization of repute, where I will work for the growth of the organization and in turn develop my skills and personality, making the best use of my competencies, capabilities, and competitiveness.

🔑 Key Skills

Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of and ability to pay strict attention to the research protocol. Experience in handling Metal matrix and polymer matrix composite. Hands-on experience with various fabrication techniques such as Squeeze casting, Hand layup process, compression molding, Injection molding, Additive manufacturing (3D printing).Experience performing and analyzing various material characterization techniques such as tensile test, compression test, hardness measurement, Impact tests, SEM, DSC, TGA, FTIR, DMA. Design and carry out statistical analyses of data and develop graphical methods to display results for further in-depth review and analysis, utilizing programming languages and software such as Python, Minitab, LabVIEW, ANSYS, MATLAB. Supervising undergraduate and master students. Ability to write research manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in writing proposals for research grants. Giving effective verbal presentations in seminars, meetings, and poster sessions. Effective teaching.

🎓 Professional Qualifications

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Jun 2021 United Arab Emirates University, UAE. Master of Technology in Computer Aided Design, Mar 2014
Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India. Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, May 2011 Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India. Diploma in Engineering in Automobile Engineering, May 2007 Government Polytechnic Bareilly, India

📚 Teaching and Research Experience

Assistant Teaching Professor
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan (Aug 2022 – Present)
Spring 2024

  • MEEM2901 – Mechanical Engineering Practice – I
  • MEEM4695 – Additive Manufacturing
  • MEEM5695 – Additive Manufacturing

Fall 2023

  • MEEM2901 – Mechanical Engineering Practice – I
  • MEEM3400 – Mechanical System Design and Analysis
  • MEEM3901 – Mechanical Engineering Practice – III
  • MEEM5990 – Special Topics
  • MEEM6500 – Supervised Practicum

Summer 2023

  • MEEM2150 – Mechanics of Materials

Spring 2023

  • MEEM3901 – Mechanical Engineering Practice – III
  • MEEM4695 – Additive Manufacturing
  • MEEM5695 – Additive Manufacturing

Fall 2022

  • MEEM2901 – Mechanical Engineering Practice – I
  • MEEM3400 – Mechanical System Design and Analysis

Research Associate
United Arab Emirates University, UAE (May 2017 – May 2022)

  • Designed and manufactured an innovative hydraulic multi-sample loading frame for durability evaluation of composite materials subjected to sustained tensile load and harsh environments.
  • Designed and manufactured an innovative system for wear performance assessment of gears for industrial applications.
  • Designed and manufactured a system for durability evaluation of composite materials subjected to sustained twisting load and harsh environments.
  • Mechanical Performance Assessment of Internally-Defected Materials Manufactured Using Additive Manufacturing Technology.
  • Fabricated woven Kevlar nanocomposite reinforced with SiC, Al₂O₃, and MWCNT using hand layup process to analyze the damage resistance of the composite.
  • Fabricated recycled carbon fiber composite using injection and compression molding technique.
  • Assisted and led research tasks associated with other combustion projects.
  • Supervised two groups of graduate students in graduation projects and two master’s students in planning and performance of experimental work and results discussion.
  • Written proposals for research grants.
  • Involved in taking tutorials and grading undergraduate students.

Assistant Professor
SRMS College of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly, India (Jun 2014 – Jan 2017)

SRMS College of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly, India (Jul 2011 – May 2014)

Courses Taught:

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermal and Hydraulic Machines
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Quality Management

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Member of Proctorial Board.
  • Coordinator of Training Development and Placement Cell.
  • Faculty in-charge in National level cultural fest “ZEST” (2012-2015).
  • Faculty in-charge in National level sports meet “AAMOD” (2013-2014).

Engineer Trainee
TATA Motors Ltd., Lucknow, India (Jul 2007 – Aug 2008)

  • Study and analysis of Product Design modifications received from Engineering Research Center (ERC), Tata Motors, Pune and implement the same in the Production Line for existing models.
  • Coordinate with Production in solving vehicle assembly related problems.
  • Update, create, and delete part numbers in SAP system.
  • Follow up with ERC (Pune) for implementation of modification requests/suggestions generated at TATA Motors, Lucknow and discrepancies in design.
  • Analysis of Design improvements and their implementation in vehicles.

📑 Research Proposal

Bhisham Sharma (PI), Sriram Vijayan, Amir Hussain Idrisi, Parisa Abadi, Terri Frew, Enabling the Science and Art of Additively Manufactured Ceramics, Research Excellence Fund, Michigan Technological University, Total project cost: USD 88,423. (Granted). Amir Hussain Idrisi (PI), Influence of Environmental Conditions and Sustained Dynamic Bending Load on the Crude Oil Pipeline: Investigation and Modeling, American Chemical Society, Total project cost: USD 172,150 (Submitted)

🔬 Project Experience

Prediction of long-term effects of sustained loads and offshore environment on composite structure (2017-present). Development of Aluminium matrix composite using Al 6061 alloy reinforced with ceramic nano Al₂O₃ particulate (2015-2016). Development and investigation of Aluminium matrix composites reinforced by SiC particles and analysis using Ansys in connecting rod application (2011-2013)

📚 Supervision Experience

PhD Student: Dung Tran (August 2023- present). Master Student Thesis (Advised as Mentor): Recycling of Cured Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Resin Laminated Composites Scraps: Processing and characterization (2019-2022), The effect of different environments on the mechanical behavior of laminated composite (2018-2020). Undergraduate Student Projects: Design and development of an innovative system for wear performance assessment of gears for industrial applications (2018-2019). An innovative hydraulic multi-sample loading frame for durability evaluation of composite materials subjected to combined sustained load and harsh environments (2017-2018). Design, analysis, and installation of Solid waste power plant and use of generated power in space cooling/heating using absorption refrigeration system (2015-2016). Design and installation of pico-Hydro power system in water supply pipe for high rise building (2014-2015)

🏆 Honors and Awards

Travel grant for the 12th Annual International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM-2019), Feb 23-25, 2020 organized by Ras Al Khamiah Center for Advanced Materials (RAK CAM). Chancellor Innovation Award (2019) for the project titled “Design and development of an innovative system for wear performance assessment of gears for industrial applications”. Young Achiever Award in International Business & Academic Excellence Awards 2019 (IBAE Awards 2019), 30 October 2019, organized by GISR foundation and American College of Dubai, UAE. Awarded for partially funded conference, HPAIR Asia Conference 2019, AUGUST 16 – 20, 2019, organized by Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations at Nur-sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan. First place in Graduate Student Research and Innovation Competition, 12th March 2019, under most innovative idea category at UAE University. Awarded for Fully funded postgraduate academic forum (AUAPAF 2018) organized by Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), 20-22 Oct 2018, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Second place at the national level competition (2018) “Think Science competition and fair” in the category of “applied science and engineering”. Best paper award in SRMS International Conference of Science and Technology 2015 at Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly

🌍 International Publications

  1. Maryam Al Kuwaiti, Amir Hussain Idrisi, Asima Zahoor, Mostafa S.A. ElSayed, Abdel-Hamid Mourad, Impact of compaction process on the carbon epoxy composite under varied environmental conditions, Polymers (Under Review).
  2. Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad, Amir Hussain Idrisi, Beckry M. Abdel-Magid,

Publications Top Notes 📝

Conventional Stir Casting Versus Ultrasonic Assisted Stir Casting Process: Mechanical and Physical Characteristics of AMCs

  • Authors: AH Idrisi, AHI Mourad
  • Journal: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 805
  • Pages: 502-508
  • Citations: 139


Long-Term Durability of Thermoset Composites in Seawater Environment

  • Authors: AHI Mourad, AH Idrisi, MC Wrage, BM Abdel-Magid
  • Journal: Composites Part B: Engineering
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 168
  • Pages: 243-253
  • Citations: 74


Damage Assessment of Nanofiller-Reinforced Woven Kevlar KM2plus/Epoxy Resin Laminated Composites

  • Authors: AHI Mourad, AH Idrisi, N Zaaroura, MM Sherif, H Fouad
  • Journal: Polymer Testing
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 86
  • Article Number: 106501
  • Citations: 35


Mechanical Performance Assessment of Internally-Defected Materials Manufactured Using Additive Manufacturing Technology

  • Authors: AH Ismail Mourad, AH Idrisi, JV Christy, DT Thekkuden, H Al Jassmi, …
  • Journal: Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 3
  • Issue: 3
  • Article Number: 74
  • Citations: 31


Wear Behavior of AA 5083/SiC Nano-Particle Metal Matrix Composite: Statistical Analysis

  • Authors: AH Idrisi, AHI Mourad, DT Thekkuden, JV Christy
  • Journal: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 324
  • Issue: 1
  • Article Number: 012087
  • Citations: 31


Development and Testing of Al5083 Alloy Reinforced by SiC Particles

  • Authors: AH Idrisi, VD Singh, V Saxena
  • Journal: International Journal of Scientific Research Engineering & Technology
  • Year: 2014
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 11
  • Pages: 697-704
  • Citations: 31


Investigation on the Durability of E-Glass/Epoxy Composite Exposed to Seawater at Elevated Temperature

  • Authors: AH Idrisi, AHI Mourad, BM Abdel-Magid, B Shivamurty
  • Journal: Polymers
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 13
  • Article Number: 2182
  • Citations: 28


Wear Performance Analysis of Aluminum Matrix Composites and Optimization of Process Parameters Using Statistical Techniques

  • Authors: AH Idrisi, AHI Mourad
  • Journal: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 50
  • Pages: 5395-5409
  • Citations: 28