Atiya Al-Zuheri

Lecturer at the University of Technology - Iraq, and Adjunct Research Follow at University of South Australia
Visiting Research Fellow, Management Division

Visiting Faculty, Management

Dr. Atiya Al-Zuheri completed his PhD in manufacturing engineering at the University of South Australia – School of Engineering. On a personal note, he is a highly skilled manufacturing engineer with over 28 years of experience, focused on directly improving quality, profitability and processes within the manufacturing industry. Additionally, he has an excellent publication rate demonstrated by 25 papers in peer–reviewed journals, book chapters, and conferences.  Dr. Al-Zuheri pursues research on novel platforms for sustainable manufacturing management and design. His work in this area aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, whilst simultaneously improving its sustainability by reducing its environmental impact. With this in mind, he was team-up with the Leeds University Business School, as a Visiting Research Fellow working on the areas of Supply Chain Management and Evaluation Performance of Healthcare Systems.

Dr. Al-Zuheri was the holder of the South Australia University President’s Scholarship (UPS) in Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and he was also honoured the best PhD Student 2013, School of Engineering -  University of South Australia. Previously he was a staff member at the School of Engineering-University of South Australia and the Kaplan Higher Education Institute in Singapore (teaching face-to-face and on-line).  At present he is working as a lecturer at the University of Technology - Iraq, and adjunct research follow at University of South Australia. His teaching duties involve lecturing in courses of Artificial Intelligence, Supply Chain Management and Operations Management for Undergraduate students, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, and Operations Management.


His main research interests in production engineering, operations research and optimisation, simulation, ergonomics, supply chain network and engineering management.  Currently, he explores the following projects:

  • Design of green supply chain management for the location of assembly plants utilising solar photovoltaic.
  • A systematic approach to improve customer satisfaction for green products based on website reviews.
  • Optimisation of product design and manufacturing based on sustainability maximisation: an integrated approach.
  • Optimisation of operation and maintenance time of multi-fuel electricity generation power plants for improving the environment and cost.
  • Addressing the physiological and biomechanical ergonomic factors to enhance low carbon emission building designs: Case Study of Industrial Facilities.
  • Simulation modelling and optimization to improve health care performance.

Journal papers

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K, 2016 'Developing a multi-objective genetic optimisation approach for an operational design of a manual mixed-model assembly line with walking workers', Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Springer, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 1049–1065.

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K, 2014 'A framework supporting the design of walking worker assembly line towards improving productivity and ergonomics performance', International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, vol. 4, no. 3, pp.514-523. 

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K, 2014 'Using simulation in verification of a mathematical model for predicting the performance of manual assembly line occupied with flexible workforce', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Inderscience, vol.9, no. 4, pp. 270-284. 

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K 2013, 'Prediction and analysis impact of operational design of a manual assembly system with walking workers on performance', International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Taylor & Francis, vol.26, no. 6, pp. 540-560. 

Al-Zuheri, A, Xing, K & Luong, L 2013, 'Mathematical modelling for process design of walking worker assembly line (WWAL) in productivity and ergonomics perspectives', International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Inderscience, vol.14, no. 1, pp. 104-137. 

Al-Zuheri, A, Xing, K & Luong, L 2013, 'Impact of walking worker assembly line configuration on ergonomics performance', Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, Engineers Australia, vol. 9, no. 2, pp.165-175. 

Al-Zuheri, A 2013, 'Structural and Operational Complexity of Manual Assembly Systems', Journal of Computer Science, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 1822-1829. 

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K, 'A Genetic Algorithm for the Design of Agile Manual Assembly Line' underreview  for publication in International Journal of Operations Research.

Ketan, HS & Al-Zuheri, A 2008, ‘Correcting working postures in water pump assembly tasks using the Ovako Working Posture’, Al-kwarizimi Engineering Journal, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 8-17. 

Conference papers

Al-Zuheri, A, & Amer, Y, 2016, 'Multi-criteria Decision Making: A Case Study in the Site Selection for Satellite Assembly and Tests', submitted to the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) will be held in Rabat, Morocco, April 11-14, 2017.

Al-Zuheri, A, & Rashad, H, 2015, 'Exploring the Chemical Structure of the Iraqi Oil Shale and Its Hydrocarbon Forms', the Third Iraqi Oil and Gas Conference (3rd OIGC) Amara, Iraq, October 10-12, 2015.

Al-Zuheri, A 2014, 'An Optimisation of Product Design and Manufacturing Based on Sustainability Maximisation: An Integrated Approach', the 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (EngOpt 2104) Lisboa, Portugal, September 8-11, 2014.

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K 2013, ' A Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm for the Operational Design of Walking Workers Assembly Line', presented in the 9th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (ICOTA 9) held in Taipei, Taiwan, December 12-16, 2013.

Al-Zuheri, A, Xing, K & Luong, L 2013, 'Impact of walking worker assembly line configuration on ergonomics performance', presented  in the Global Congress in Manufacturing and Management, GCMM, held in Auckland, New Zealand, November 28-30, 2012. 

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K 2012, 'The role of randomness of a manual assembly system with walking workers on model validation', Proceedings of the 45th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, Procedia CIRP 3 ( 2012 ), pp. 233 – 238, 16-18 May 2012, Athens, Greece.

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K 2010, 'A mathematical model for productivity measurement of walking worker assembly line', Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering (iDECON), pp. 404-411, 18-20 September 2010, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia.

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K 2010, 'Ergonomics design measures in manual assembly work', Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on  gineering Systems Management and its Applications (ICESMA), pp. 53-58, March 30 2010-April 1 2010, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

Al-Zuheri, A, Luong, L & Xing, K 2010, 'An integrated design support methodology for walking worker assembly lines', Proceedings of the Multiconference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS), Vol. III, pp. 1612-1617, 17-19 March 2010, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Ketan, HS, Al-Zuheri, AA- & Alwan, LL 2009,’Estimation of work metabolism for manual materials handling jobs”, paper presented at the second conference for college of engineering, Wassit University, Wassit, Iraq.

Essa, Z, Naserallah, F & Al-Zuheri, A 2008, ‘Simulation-based planning and optimization in job shop processes’, paper presented at the second scientific conference for modern sciences, Kufa University, Kufa, Iraq.

Ketan, HS & Al-Zuheri, A 2006a, ‘Simulation and optimization of manual workstation design using 23 factorial design’, paper presented at the 15th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling ASM, Rhodes, Greece.

Ketan, HS & Al-Zuheri, A 2006b, ‘Virtual reality simulation of a stacking workstation design, Yarmouk University, Jordan. 

Under preparation:

A journal article titled ‘Setting of real coded genetic algorithm parameters for improving convergence time’.

Editorial service

·    Reviewer, Global Perspective on Engineering Management (GPEM)

·    Reviewer, the 11th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM2012) in New Zealand , University of AUT

·    Reviewer, International Journal of Production Research

·    Reviewer, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

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