EDUCATION


2003—2005: Postdoc [Economy Class Syndrome], École Polytechnique, Montréal, Canada.

1998—2002: PhD [Human Factors & Industrial Ergonomics], University of Oulu, Finland.

APPOINTMENTS


2019-continue: Professor [Industrial Engineering, King Saud University].

2012—2018: Associate Professor  [UNIMAS & UniSZA, Malaysia].  

2009—2012: Director of Programs [College of Immigrants, Winnipeg, Canada]

2006—2009: Safety Consultant [EnergyPac Engineering, Dhaka], 6-share core cutting, safety audits. 

2002—2005: PT Faculty [Concordia University] & Research Scientist [ École Polytechnique de Montréal ].

OTHER APPOINTMENTS


Honourary Professor [Bangladesh University of Health Sciences] 

Docent  [University of Oulu, Finland]

Adjunct Professor  of American International University (AIUB)

Visiting Professor of  Monash (Australia) & Lincoln University College (Malaysia)

VOLUNTEER


Journal of Defense Studies and Resources Management

Journal of Defense Management

Journal of Ergonomics

International Journal of Safety and Industrial Ergonomics

Ergonomics International Journal

International Journal of Ergonomics

International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, 

International Journal of Industrial Management, 

Journal of Operations Management

Journal of Industrial Engineering

Open Journal of Safety Science & Technology.

EXTERNAL REVIEWER ( International Funding ) 


2017: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Applied Research & Development Grant Application. Title― Development of a non-motorized powered treadmill for rehabilitation, submitted by C. Morin, College Mérici, Montréal, Canada.

2001: Regional Research Competitions and Experimental Support Centre Programs [www.crdf.org, Arlington, Virginia, USA], Title—Centre of studying neuroendocrine of stress factors for Georgian Republic.

2002: WSIB’s Research Grants Program [www.wsib.on.ca]: Title 1— Work-related post-traumatic stress disorders, heat stress and strain measurement, Title 2— Whole-body-vibration and sitting posture operating large mobile equipment.

1998: FINNIDA Research Grants & Competitions [Deveplan-Kehitus Oy, Finland]: Funding for Health Care Settings (Title— Setting up mini hospitals and clinics in the rural and remote areas).

1998: BBSRC David Fellowship, www.bbsrc.ac.uk]: Postdoctoral Research Funding Competition (Title— Noise and vibration effects on the neighboring forests and adjacent environment around airports in England).

RESEARCH GRANTS


2020--2021 [150,000 SR]:  Human Factors & Ergonomics of Saudi Industrial Dev. (Industry 4.0), KSU Funds for Research Group, RG-1441-445, Type A).

2020-2020 [102,000 SR]: HFs & Ethical Issues Involved in Corona Pandemic (KSU Special Funds for Covid-19). Secured 4th position among the 17 successful competitors out of total 253 applicants.

2016—2018 [70,000 RM, co-investigator]: Empowering Peddling Doctors Towards Remote Diagnostics & Consultation in rural Cambodia. CLMV International Funds (USM/IPPTN/KAJ/71(F4), UniSZA.C/CRIM/628 Jld 10.

2015—2017 [20,000 RM, co-investigator]: Comparison of electromyographic activities in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles during common strengthening exercise. DPU Funds, UniSZA/2015/DPU/48-1, Malaysia.

2014—2017 [20,000 RM, co-investigator]: Dengue Threat in University Setting: a comprehensive approach to combat dengue threat in Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Ref UniSZA/14/DPU/025.

2013—2016 [70,000 RM, ERGS/1/2013/SSI07/UNIMAS/01/01, co-investigator]: Design and Development of Inner-Bamboo Transit Bicycle. Institute of Design & Innovation, Universiti Sarawak Malaysia (www.unimas.my).

2010—2011 [$61,000 Principal Investigator), Project: Conservation Heritage Tax Credits for Remodeling of Sir Sam Steele School Building (College of Immigrants): City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

2007—2008 [$35,000, co-researcher]: Evaluation of Safe Play Areas, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Research Funds (www.casa-acsa.ca), applied with Dr Margaret Friesen [University of Manitoba, Canada].

2004—2005 [$60,400, co-researcher]: Evaluation of Prototypes of Hosting Tools for Manhole Cover Opening and Closing Tasks, IRSST Research Funds (www.irsst.qc.ca/en/_projet_3295.html), applied with Daniel Imbeau, L. Giraud, B. Farbos and K.E. Ahrache [Department of Industrial Engineering, École Polytechnique, Canada].

2003—2005 [$81,000, Principal Investigator]: Evaluation of Prolonged Seating Dynamics: an EMG based biomechanical study. IRSST Research Funds (www.irsst.qc.ca/en/_boursier_640.html), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2000—2002 [FIM 30,000, Principal Investigator]: Ergonomic Assessment of Strenuous Tasks in Hot and Humid Work Environment, Finnish Work Environment Fund (www.tsr.fi/tutkittu/hanke.php?id=100195), Helsinki, Finland

1999—2000 [FIM 22 500, Principal Investigator]: Evaluation of Physical Stress and Designing of Night Shift Among Steel Mill Workers, Funded by Oulu University International Research Funds [ulkomaan tutkijastipendit, www.hallinto.oulu.fi/viestin/t-pisto/arkisto1999/8-99/oy-apu99.html), Federation of Accident Insurance, Helsinki.

1998—1999 [FIM 33,000, Principal Investigator]: Evaluation of Strenuous Tasks —human factors and ergonomics application in small and medium sized industries], Funded by Tauno Tönningin (Säätiö) and Tuki Foundation of Finland, applied with Professor Dr. Seppo Vayrynen & Professor Dr. Hannu Virokannas [University of Oulu], Finland.

1998—1999 [FIM 30,000, Principal Investigator]: Evaluation of Manual Materials Handling Tasks and Quantification of Postural Stress, Research Funds from the Emil Aaltosen Foundation [Tampere/Finland] & Oulu Deaconess Institutes.

1997—1998 [FIM 22,000, Principal Investigator]: Measurement of Physical Stress Using Polar Heart Rate Monitor, Grants for Continuing Research and Studies [University of Oulu, Finland].

1996—1997 [FIM 144,000, Principal Investigator]: Evaluation of Heat Stress Among the Re-rolling Mill Workers, Workplace Health & Safety Issues in the Small/Medium Sized Industries], Research Grants, Academy of Finland.

1993—1994 [FIM 55,000, Principal Investigator]: Quantification of Postural Stress Using Computer Aided Software, Funded by the Academy of Finland, applied with Dr. Seppo Vayrynen [Work Science Laboratory, University of Oulu, Finland] and Dr. Hannu Tarvainen (Institute of Accident Insurance Oy, Helsinki), Finland.

1988—1989 [$5000, Principal Investigator]: Non-technical losses among domestic consumers in power sector. AIT-BUET Joint Education & Training Project (UNDP Funded), applied with Dr. Taifur Rahman Chowdhury (BUET, Dhaka). 

MEMBERSHIP



2012—present: Institute of Engineers—Malaysia (Incorporate Member-59157),

2012—present: Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety & Health (I-1720), Malaysia.

2012—present: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFEM-78), Malaysia.

2009—2012: Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba [EIT-32449].

2009—2009: United Food & Commercial Workers [Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada], Local member—832.

2007—2008: Canadian Agricultural Safety Association [www.casa.ca].

2003—2004: Canadian Association of University Teachers [www.caut.ca].

2003—2004: Concordia University of Part Time Faculty Association (member ID 20030451).

2002—2003: Association of Canadian Ergonomists [www.ace-ergocanada.ca].

1999—present: Society for Human Performances in Extreme Environment [www.hpee.org].

1998—2004: American Industrial Hygiene Association (member ID 158910).

1998—2003: Human Factors and Ergonomics Association [http://hfes.org, member ID # 16520].

1997—1998: New York Academy of Sciences [www.nyas.org/], NY, USA.

1996—1998: Southeast Asian Ergonomics Association [SEAES, FI001AH].

1994—present: Finnish Ergonomics Society [www.fees-network.org/member-societies/ery.html].

1989—1991: Computer Society of Bangladesh [www.bcsbd.org.bd, member ID AM-347].

1989—2000: Institute of Engineers—Dhaka, Bangladesh [IEB member ID-8052].


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