Current Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Date of Appointment: 10th March, 2021
Department: Engineering Management
Office Address: University of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Swat, Pakistan
Office Phone: +92-946-755513
Mobile Phone / WhatsApp: +92-300-9347317
University Website: www.ueas.edu.pk
Highest Academic Degree: Ph.D. from Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
Special Fields of Knowledge: Operations Research
Design of Supply Chain Networks
Facilities Analysis & Design
Supply Chain Management
Present Research Interests: Logistics and Supply Chain
Ph.D. Research Title: Design and Optimization of a Supply Chain Network for Product Distribution
M.Sc. Research Title: Trim Loss Minimization and Reel Cutting at Paper Mill
Career Objective: To work with a reputed institution as a faculty member, which can provide me a good platform for research and to utilize my teaching and administration skills and can help me to grow my career
Courses taught to M.Sc. Students: Supply Chain Management
|University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan||Industrial Engineering||Supply Chain Optimization||Ph.D.||2014-17|
|University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan||Industrial Engineering||Operations Research||M.Sc.||2011-13|
|University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan||Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering||B.Sc.||2005-10|
|University / Company||Position||Dates|
|University of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Swat, Pakistan||Assistant Professor||March 2021||Present|
|University of Technology, Nowshera, Pakistan||Lecturer||January, 2018||February 2021|
|Sarhad University of Science & IT, Peshawar, Pakistan||Assistant Professor||November, 2016||December 2017|
|Sarhad University of Science & IT, Peshawar, Pakistan||Lecturer||February, 2013||October, 2016|
|GasMan Private Limited, Pakistan||Maintenance Engineer||May, 2010||January, 2013|
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member, 2008–present
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member, 2015–present
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Registration Number: MECH/22544
- Assembly Language (8085 Microprocessors)
- Linear Programming Solver
- Simulation with Arena 10.0
- Simulation with Simio
- Pro-E Wildfire 5.0
- Solid Works 2011
- Auto CAD 2012
- MATLAB 7.0
- LPera 2.0
Courses Taught in University Teaching:
- Supply Chain Management
- Operations Research
- Facilities Analysis and Design
- Engineering Materials
- Applied Thermodynamics
- Basic Mechanical Engineering
- Project Management
- Engineering Management & Economics
- Solid Mechanics
- Simulation with Arena and Simio
- Engineering Workshop
- Engineering Mechanics
- Total Quality Management
Courses studied in M.Sc.
- Quality Engineering
- Computer Modelling and Simulation
- Engineering Optimization (Operations Research)
- Manufacturing Planning and Control
- Six Sigma
- Facilities Analysis & Design
- Advanced Manufacturing Processes
- Expert Systems Applications
- Technical Writing & Research Methodology
Courses studied in Ph.D.
- Engineering Experimental Design
- Applied Statistics
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Mathematical Statistics
- Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems
- Journal Papers
- Ullah, R., & Hussain, I. (2017). A Two-Warehouse Supply Chain Network Design and Optimization with Cross-Route Costs and Budget, Maximum Flow and Capacity Constraints. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 36(1), 173-182. Recognized Journal of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan in Category X
- Khan, A. S., & Ullah, R. (2019). Decision Support Mechanism for Cellular Production System–Application of NSGA-II Meta-heuristic and TOPSIS Ranking. The Nucleus, 56(2), 70-77. Recognized Journal of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan in Category X
- Khan, Razaullah, et al. “A Mathematical Model for Reduction of Trim Loss in Cutting Reels at a Make-to-Order Paper Mill.” Applied Sciences Impact Factor 2.474, 10.15 (2020): 5274
- Khan, Abdul Salam, et al. “A Trade-Off Analysis of Economic and Environmental Aspects of a Disruption Based Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network.” Sustainability Impact Factor 2.576, 12.17 (2020): 7056
- Alabduljabbar, Hisham, et al. “Effect of Alumina Nano-Particles on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Medium Density Fiberboard.” Materials Impact Factor 3.057, 13.18 (2020): 4207
- Muhammad Abas, Bashir Salah, Qazi Salman Khalid, Iftikhar Hussain, Abdur Rehman Babar, Rashid Nawaz, Razaullah Khan and Waqas Saleem “Experimental Investigation and Statistical Evaluation of Optimized Cutting Process Parameters and Cutting Conditions to Minimize Cutting Forces and Shape Deviations in Al6026-T9” Materials Impact Factor 3.057, Volume 13, Issue 19 (2020)
- Usman Ali, Bashir Salah, Khawar Naeem, Abdul Salam Khan, Razaullah Khan, Catalin Iulian Pruncu, Muhammad Abas and Saadat Khan “Improved MRO Inventory Management System in Oil and Gas Company: Increased Service Level and Reduced Average Inventory Investment” Sustainability Impact Factor 2.576, Volume 12, Issue 19 (2020)
- Hayat, M., Salah, B., Ullah, M., Hussain, I., & Khan, R. (2020). Shipment Policy for an Economic Production Quantity Model Considering Imperfection and Transportation Cost. Sustainability Impact Factor 2.576, 12(21), 8964
- Khan, A. S., Salah, B., Zimon, D., Ikram, M., Khan, R., & Pruncu, C. I. (2020). A Sustainable Distribution Design for Multi-Quality Multiple-Cold-Chain Products: An Integrated Inspection Strategies Approach. Energies Impact Factor 2.702, 13(24), 6612
- Waseem, M., Salah, B., Habib, T., Saleem, W., Abas, M., Khan, R., & Siddiqi, M. U. R. (2020). Multi-Response Optimization of Tensile Creep Behavior of PLA 3D Printed Parts Using Categorical Response Surface Methodology. Polymers Impact Factor 3.426, 12(12), 2962
- Saleem, W., Salah, B., Velay, X., Ahmad, R., Khan, R., & Pruncu, C. I. (2020). Numerical Modeling and Analysis of Ti6Al4V Alloy Chip for Biomedical Applications. Materials Impact Factor 3.057, 13(22), 5236
- Ali, M., Room, S., Khan, M. I., Masood, F., Memon, R. A., Khan, R., & Memon, A. M. (2020, December). Assessment of local earthen bricks in perspective of physical and mechanical properties using Geographical Information System in Peshawar, Pakistan. In Structures Impact Factor 1.839, (Vol. 28, pp. 2549-2561). Elsevier
- Kamal A, Azfar RW, Salah B, Saleem W, Abas M, Khan R, Pruncu CI. Quantitative Analysis of Sustainable Use of Construction Materials for Supply Chain Integration and Construction Industry Performance through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Sustainability Impact Factor 2.576. 2021; 13(2):522
- Khan, A., Naeem, K., & Khan, R. (2021). A Comparison between Dedicated and Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 40(1), 130-139. doi:10.22581/muet1982.2101.12
- Qazi, Mohsin I.; Abas, Muhammad; Khan, Razaullah; Saleem, Waqas; Pruncu, Catalin I.; Omair, Muhammad. 2021. “Experimental Investigation and Multi-Response Optimization of Machinability of AA5005H34 Using Composite Desirability Coupled with PCA” Metals 11, no. 2: 235. Impact Factor 2.117 https://doi.org/10.3390/met11020235
- Khan, A. S., Khalid, Q. S., Naeem, K., Ahmad, R., Khan, R., Saleem, W., & Pruncu, C. I. (2021). Application of exact and multi-heuristic approaches to a sustainable closed loop supply chain network design. Sustainability, 13(5), 2433. Impact Factor 2.576
- Wang, W., Khalid, Q. S., Abas, M., Li, H., Azim, S., Babar, A. R., Khan, R. (2021). Implementation of POLCA Integrated QRM Framework for Optimized Production Performance-A Case Study. Sustainability, 13(6), 3452. Impact Factor 2.576
- Jha, Nishant, Deepak Prashar, Mamoon Rashid, Mohammad Shafiq, Razaullah Khan, Catalin I. Pruncu, Shams Tabrez Siddiqui, and M. Saravana Kumar. “Deep learning approach for discovery of in silico drugs for combating COVID-19.”Journal of Healthcare Engineering 2021 (2021). Impact Factor 2.682
- Salah, Bashir, Razaullah Khan, Muawia Ramadan, Rafiq Ahmad, and Waqas Saleem. “Lab Scale Implementation of Industry 4.0 for an Automatic Yogurt Filling Production System—Experimentation, Modeling, and Process Optimization.” Applied Sciences 11, no. 21 (2021): 9821. Impact Factor 2.679
- Khan, Muhammad U., Muhammad Abas, Sahar Noor, Bashir Salah, Waqas Saleem, and Razaullah Khan. 2021. “Experimental and Statistical Analysis of Saw Mill Wood Waste Composite Properties for Practical Applications” Polymers 13, no. 22: 4038.
- Conference Papers
- Razaullah, R., Hussain, I., & Maqsood, S. (2017, June). The Impact of Supply Chain Network Optimization on Total Cost and Environment. In 2017 International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Application (ICIMSA) (pp. 1-5). IEEE South Korea
- Ullah, R., Aziz, A., & Khan, A. S. (2018, July). Design and Optimization of Single-Stage Multi-Product Supply Chain Network for Product Distribution: A Case Study. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI) (pp. 208-213). IEEE Singapore
- Aziz, A., Razaullah Khan, Ali, L., Naeem, K., & Shakoor, A. (2019, February). Simultaneous Cutting of Master Reels and Stocked Rolls in Solving Trim Loss Minimization Problem at Paper Mill. In 2019 IEEE 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies (ICMIMT) (pp. 147-151). IEEE South Africa
- Aziz, A., Ullah, R., & Hussain, I. (2018, June). Design and Optimization of a Multi-echelon Supply Chain Network for Product Distribution with Cross-Route Costs and Traffic Factor Values. International Conference on Mobile and Wireless Technology (pp. 381-391). Springer, Singapore
Students’ Projects Supervised:
One-dimensional Trim Loss Minimization and Reel Cutting
- Two-dimensional Trim Loss Minimization and Reel Cutting
- Implementation of Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Local Industry
- Design and Optimization of Multi-Stage Supply Chain Network for Product Flow
- Filling Optimization of a Yogurt Filling Machine
Additional Duties in different Universities:
1. Manager Research Development ORIC
- Academic Coordinator Department of Mechanical Engineering
2. Focal Person Prime Minister Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project
3. Incharge Industrial Visits and Internships
4. Incharge Sports Society
5. Provost University Hostels
6. Focal Person Prime Minister Deployment Unit (Prime Minister Complaint Portal)
7. Focal Person KPK HED Assembly Business
- Award of Rs. 224700 as Travel Grant to present research paper in IEEE conference at South Korea
- Award of Rs. 226072 as Travel Grant to present research paper in IEEE conference at Singapore
Trainings and Workshops:
- Teaching as Profession and Microteaching 16-18th June, 2014 Sarhad University of Science and IT, Peshawar, Pakistan
- Workshop on Industrial Vacuum Applications (WIVA) 28-30th January, 2014 Pakistan Vacuum Society, Islamabad
- Dr. Iftikhar Hussain
Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
- Dr. Salim ur Rehman
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Sarhad University of Science & IT, Peshawar, Pakistan
- Dr. Waqas Saleem
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
Institute of Technology, Sligo, F91 YW50, Ireland
I believe teaching to be a sacred profession which involves meticulous learning and transferring of knowledge rationally to the audience by keeping in view their potential and competence. I believe that a best instructor can explain the most difficult things if he has skills to deliver in a convincing and effective style. This needs certain capabilities and expertise; like a comprehensive understanding of the module and influential interaction with the students, and a great commitment. I firmly advocate that both the instructor and students should enjoy the knowledge sharing process in a conducive environment. I am strongly convinced that a teacher should act as an executive manager whose competence should enchant the students with different mental capabilities, understanding, and concepts.
I always try to abreast myself with the advanced teaching strategies. My objective has always been to inculcate engineering ethics among students. In my understanding, a teacher’s commitment plays an influential role to deliver the anticipated knowledge effectively. A good instructor is one who is clear and concise, deliberate to his communications. An instructor should be flexible enough to adapt himself, according to the varying demands of the teaching modules. The ultimate objective should be to polish the students with an in-depth understanding and analytical reasoning abilities.
I prefer different student-centred activities to create a pleasant learning environment. I consider the following methodologies are influential to capture the interest of students:
- In case of engineering students, they need a special inspiration. Mostly, I follow the blended learning approach. Through informal classroom discussions, the students’ involvement assists me in developing an interactive and productive climate. I try to keep the students contact intact and dynamic throughout the lectures. I prefer cross-questioning to associate the presented topic with previously covered concepts. My work experience assists me to present the interesting engineering applications comprehensively.
- Considering the learning outcomes of a module, sometimes I prefer industry-intensive teaching. I assign the team-based projects in which the students visit the relevant industries as teams. These activities stimulate their curiosity and understanding. My more than ten-year of experience assists me to bridge a gap between theory and practice.
- To apply the research-led teaching, I give topics to the senior-year class students to explore the recent publications and submit a detailed report and present their understanding. These assignments instigate their hidden capabilities, identify their weaknesses, and incite a sense of mutual collaboration.
- Mini projects, assignments, quizzes, and case studies keep the students busy, broaden their vision, and enhance their capabilities to develop the concepts. I prefer to give some home assignments to evaluate the student’s understanding and individual efforts. Similarly, problem based assignments are good and effective means to develop concepts and ideas independently.
- Internet provides plenty of useful information. I used to apply the technology-enhanced learning (TEL) tools like Microsoft Teams and MS PowerPoint etc. for homework assignments, quizzes, report submission, online quizzes and other relevant lecture material.
I have also delivered online module and have good experience of interacting with distance learning students. I am a good user of VooV, Zoom, and Google Classroom which are handy in delivering online lectures completing the continuous assessments. I believe that the online delivery of module is more challenging and an instructor should put his best efforts to fulfil the course learning needs by keeping in view the demands of participants.
Visual aids are an effective means to deliver and demonstrate the lectures and to abridge any gap. I prepare the course material in the form of lecture slides and class notes. My lecture slides include additional information in the form of images, links of video clips and website links, and other valuable data. I always keep my course material aligned with the stated learning objectives and assessment plans. For a good comprehension, I use to explain complex ideas with short clips, animations, or schematics.
Students’ Advising and Feedback
I have been successful in getting the best feedback from my students through independent surveys. The formal and informal feedback always keeps me energetic to undertake the new strategies and to overcome my shortfalls. I have always welcomed and greatly valued the students advising and contact hours. I always motive them to visit during the office hours for their academic and non-academic consultation.
An objective research creates societal impact by contributing knowledge and expertise in a domain. In my opinion, this impact is concrete if driven by following three key motivations; Firstly, I seek to overcome the barrier between analytical theories and physical systems. Secondly, I believe that although simulation is a milestone towards a destination; however, the realization of our research on real embodied systems is pivotal to evaluate its performance and applied potential. Thirdly, the breakthrough achievements of novel technologies are strongly inspired by interdisciplinary research. In addition to societal impact, I trust that our research should create opportunities for students at both theoretical and practical fronts.
In my master studies, I have studied well the course of Operations Research and my MSc research topic was “Trim Loss Minimization and Reel Cutting at Paper Mill”. In this research, I modelled the problem of trim loss minimization and coded in MATALAB. A local paper mill provided me the required input data for the model and I successfully solved their problem. I shared my results with the industry and the management was quite satisfactory and appreciated the research work.
In my PhD research, I worked on the “Design and Optimization of Supply Chain Network for Product Distribution”. In this research, a systematic approach was presented for facility placement, optimal production planning and product transportation across network arcs. An optimization formulation was developed for the determination of production size, locations of network nodes and optimal supply chain. The objective function considered minimization of transportation cost, production cost and operational costs for the facilities. The incorporation of budget constraint, delivery mode, cross-route costs, maximum flow by a shipping firm, production capacity of the plants, stocking capacity of owned and rented warehouses and traffic factors on the supply routes in the mathematical model broadened the problem. Numerous problems were solved to analyze how the model performs with the changing network characteristics.
My interests are to optimize industrial processes using different operations research techniques. I work on the Linear Programming and solve it using Simplex Method. I use MATLAB, Linear Programming Solver, and other online packages for the optimal solution of Linear Programming problems.
Currently, I am working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Management at University of Engineering and Technology, Swat, Pakistan. Other than teaching, I am supervising senior students in different research projects related to Industrial Engineering. Our projects are relevant to the areas of Supply Chain Network Optimization, Simulation of Industrial Processes, and Industry 4.0.
Also, I am working as a researcher with a team comprising members from Industrial Engineering Department at King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Institute of Technology Sligo Ireland, University of Alberta Canada, and University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. We have published several research articles in the last two years in collaboration. Our current research topic is the Optimization of Filling Process of a Yogurt Filling Machine. I have prepared the mathematical model and generated the results. I will soon submit the research paper to a relevant impact factor journal.
Given my long-standing interest and interdisciplinary training in various domains of engineering, I am uniquely suited to address problems in cutting-edge technologies related to the fourth wave of industrial revolution. My research productivity will essentially be beneficial to prepare the next generation of researchers and to further enhance Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranking of any university/institute.