Dr Atiya Al-Zuheri


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 peerreviewed 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 Presidents 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.