My name is Muhammad Hamad Sajjad. I did my B.Sc. (Hons) in Industrial Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan in 2010. Following that, i started my MS from in Industrial Engineering from Pakistan’s most renowned scientific and technological educational institution (National University of Science and Technology; NUST) and completed in 2012. Ever since completion of my studies in Industrial Engineering, my studies and professional experience has allowed me to accumulate a significant comprehension of topics underlying manufacturing engineering, quality control, industrial and operations management. Throughout this time, I have also developed a keen interest in academic methods to make knowledge based novel improvements in existing systems. My MS thesis research project attempted to control variability and reduce the rejection rate of polypropylene bags in manufacturing via implementation of Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology of Six Sigma. As part of this research, I gained some working experience with the Six Sigma package, concurrently qualifying for the Six Sigma Green belt certificate awarded by the International Organisation of Quality Education (IOQE). My efforts and the quality of my studies can be demonstrated by the fact that I secured third position in the complete batch of my MS program, and was the first student to complete my research within the stipulated time frame
After completing my post-graduation in 2012, I began my career as an Assistant Production Engineer in a PVC manufacturing unit, providing me with almost 2 years’ experience of applied engineering problems. I was involved in tasks related to Inventory and Quality Control, Customer Satisfaction, facility design, factory planning, and some execution tasks. This experience enabled me to translate the theoretical knowledge into practical experience, enabling me to use appropriate techniques and tools to optimize processes, achieving customer satisfaction. In my current post as an instructor in the Industrial Engineering Department of Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA, I have been fortunate enough to serve as a teaching assistant for various core courses of Industrial engineering including Operations Research, Simulation with Simio, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Quality Control and Work System Design. I believe such exposure to this academic environment enhanced my knowledge, polished my vision, and created a desire for higher studies. I feel this experience has been very valuable, as it has given me an opportunity to review all related core courses in depth which coupled with previous research and industrial experience makes me a suitable candidate for a PhD. position.. I have also been teaching Labs for Simulation, Human Factors and Ergonomics and Work System courses. Furthermore, I have experience as an active member of various academic committees’ like Quality Control and Accreditation committee, the Internship committee, Lab committee, and Activities committee.
I believe that my academic and field training have cumulatively prepared me to become a leading and passionate researcher in this vibrant and innovative field. I am always driven to be the best that I can be, and to strive towards making the best use of my time and efforts.