Dr. Faisal Aqlan is an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Penn State Behrend. He earned the B.S. and M.S. in industrial engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2007 and 2010, respectively and the Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2013. Prior to joining the faculty at Behrend, Dr. Aqlan was a faculty member in industrial and system engineering at the University of New Haven where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Aqlan has also worked on industry projects with Innovation Associates Company and IBM Corporation. His work has resulted in both business value and intellectual property. He has published several papers in reputed journals and conferences. Dr. Aqlan is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and has received numerous awards and honors including the IBM Vice President award for innovation excellence.
Dr. Yuan-Han Huang is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State Behrend since 2013. He received the B.S. in Industrial Engineering from I-Shou University, Taiwan; the M.B.A. in Industrial Management from the National Taiwan University Science & Technology, Taiwan; and the M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Human Factors Engineering from Clemson University in 2013. Dr. Huang’s research focuses on improving the quality of care in the healthcare community and on supporting the long-term sustainability of clinical practice evolution. He investigates the evolution of workflows in the inpatient, outpatient, and long-term healthcare settings based on the usage of new technology and communication strategies.
Dr. George Walters is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Penn State Harrisburg, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, both from Lehigh University. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania since 1998.
Dr. Walters worked in industry as a controls and automation engineer for eighteen years prior to joining the faculty at Behrend in 2010. Most of his experience is in the design, development, and commissioning of PLC-based control systems for the food & beverage and cement industries. He has developed and teaches a course on PLC-based control systems for engineers. He also teaches a course on advanced digital design using FPGAs, a course on embedded systems using 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers, and the two-semester capstone project sequence for electrical and computer engineers at Behrend.
Dr. Osama T. Al Meanazel is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at The Hashemite University since September 2013. He received the B.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Jordan, Jordan; the M.S. in Engineering Management from Sunderland University, UK, and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York, USA. Dr. Osama’s research focuses on human factors and health and safety engineer.
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