Mohsen Attaran | Manufacturing | Excellence in Research

Prof.Mohsen Attaran | Manufacturing | Excellence in Researchย 

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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๐ŸŽ“ 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

๐Ÿ† 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 โ€“ “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

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ 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

๐Ÿ“– 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 ๐Ÿ“

    • 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.


Li Xia | Plant biotechnology |Best Researcher Award

Prof. โ€ŒLi Xia |Plant biotechnology | Best Researcher Award

Prof at Qingdao University of Science and Technology China

Li Xia is a distinguished professor at the College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology. With a PhD in Chemical Engineering, his research expertise spans process system engineering, chemical thermodynamics, dynamic simulation, process optimization, and energy-saving technologies. He has contributed extensively to the fields of chemical process simulation and intelligent chemical industry through numerous high-impact publications and patents. Li Xia has led and collaborated on several national research projects, focusing on innovative energy-saving strategies and the development of new chemical processes. His work has significantly advanced the application of thermodynamic models and optimization techniques in industrial processes.




PhD in Chemical Engineering Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China [2010-2016]

ย ๐Ÿข Professional Appointments

  • Professor College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology [2006-present]

Research Projects ๐Ÿ“

Project Title: Research on energy saving strategies and methods for chemical processes based on fire accumulation Duration: January 2015 – December 2017 Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Number: 21406124 Role: Project Leader Outcome: Concluded Project Title: Intelligent method and application research of low-temperature waste heat extraction and utilization Duration: January 2022 – December 2025 Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Number: 22178190 Role: Second completer Status: Amidst Research Project Title: A new method and its application research for vapor-liquid equilibrium prediction based on elements and chemical bonds Duration: January 2012 – December 2015 Funding Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant Number: 21176127 Role: Third completer Outcome: Concluded

Publications Top Notes ๐Ÿ“

  1. Benzoic Acid Catalyzed Production of Xylose and Xylooligosaccharides from Poplar
    • Authors: Li, L., Wan, Q., Lu, Y., Xu, J., Gou, J.
    • Journal: Industrial Crops and Products
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 213
    • Pages: 118460
    • Abstract: This study explores the catalytic production of xylose and xylooligosaccharides from poplar using benzoic acid, focusing on optimizing yield and process efficiency.


  1. A Matrix Completion Method for Imputing Missing Values of Process Data
    • Authors: Zhang, X., Sun, X., Xia, L., Tao, S., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Processes
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 659
    • Abstract: This open-access article presents a matrix completion method aimed at imputing missing values in process data, potentially improving data integrity and analysis in various industrial applications.


  1. Design Method of Extractant for Liquidโ€“Liquid Extraction Based on Elements and Chemical Bonds
    • Authors: Wei, Y., Zhang, C., Zhang, Y., Sun, X., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 68
    • Pages: 193โ€“202
    • Abstract: The study proposes a novel design method for extractants used in liquid-liquid extraction, focusing on the role of elements and chemical bonds to enhance extraction efficiency.


  1. A Projected Newton Algorithm Based on Chemically Allowed Interval for Chemical Equilibrium Computations
    • Authors: Lu, H., Tao, S., Sun, X., Xia, L., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 27
    • Abstract: This article introduces a projected Newton algorithm designed to improve chemical equilibrium computations by using chemically allowed intervals, aiming to enhance accuracy and computational efficiency.


  1. Enhancing Working Fluid Selection for Novel Cogeneration Systems by Integrating Predictive Modeling: From Molecular Simulation to Process Evaluation
    • Authors: Wang, L., Zong, F., Liu, Z., Sun, X., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 183
    • Pages: 587โ€“601
    • Abstract: This research focuses on the selection of working fluids for cogeneration systems, integrating predictive modeling from molecular simulation to process evaluation to optimize performance and safety.


  1. Development of Special Process Simulation System for Sulfuric Acid Alkylation Process
    • Authors: Zhao, T., Xia, L., Sun, X., Chen, Y., Xiang, S.
    • Journal: Gao Xiao Hua Xue Gong Cheng Xue Bao/Journal of Chemical Engineering of Chinese Universities
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 121โ€“127
    • Abstract: This study details the development of a specialized process simulation system for the sulfuric acid alkylation process, aiming to improve efficiency and reliability in industrial applications.



Abdullah Mohammed |3D-printing | Best Researcher Award

Mr. โ€Œ 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.



Education ๐Ÿ“š

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 ๐Ÿ’ผ

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 ๐ŸŒŸ

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

Publications Top Notes ๐Ÿ“

    • 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.