PhD in Technology program

Dr. Muhammad Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed

Muhammad Ahmed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Engineering Management

School of Engineering Technology
111 Sill Hall
College of Technology
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 487-2040

Courses Taught:

  • EM 505 - Managing Engineering and Technology
  • EM 509 - Engineering Project Management
  • EM 519 - Applied Engineering Project Management
  • EM 520 - Engineering Value and Economic Analysis
  • EM 540 - Engineering Resource Management
  • EM 580 - Engineering and Enterprise Integration
  • EM 620 - Integrated Product and Process Design
  • EM 649 - Manufacturing Process Planning
  • EM 695 - Seminar in Engineering Ethics and Leadership

Short Bio:

Dr. Ahmed recently joined Eastern Michigan University in the Fall of 2008. Before joining Eastern, he worked for Wayne State University as a research associate for nine years. Dr. Ahmed completed his Ph.D from Wayne State in industrial engineering.

Dr. Ahmed also holds BE (Mechanical), MS (Mechanical) and MS (Manufacturing) degrees. He has 20 years of teaching experience and has taught courses in engineering management, business information system and mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineering. Since 1998, he has been working on online learning management systems and has worked on all major LMS.

Dr. Ahmed was the Co-PI in three major NIST's APT grants to Wayne State University from 1995 – 2002 and has served as the subject matter expert for NSF Greenfield Coalition, from 2002 – 2007. He has worked with GM, Chrysler and Ford Motor Company as a consultant in development of new product design and process improvement and knowledge management. On a personal note, Dr. Ahmed likes to play cricket and loves to produce short movies.


Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Ahmed is a firm believer that research and technology should always work to create a better life on earth. His research interests are in the fields of:

  • Business Process Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • PLM
  • ERP
  • Product Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Online Learning
  • Engineering Education

Most Important/Recent Publications: (More available upon request)

  • Linking Professional Certification with Graduate Education; International Symposium on Total Engineering Education (TEE'09)" East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. October 23-26, 2009
  • A Process to Reduce Maintenance and Retro Fitting Design Time using Portable 3D Scanning; ChengChih Lin,and Muhammad Ahmed,; Society of Manufacturing Engineer Aerospace Measurement, Inspection & Analysis Conference Baltimore September 30th 2009
  • Information Technology a Tool for Educational Reform Lessons from the Greenfield Coalition, Donald Falkenburg, Muhammad Sohail Ahmed, Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference of Engineering Education, ICEE 2004, Gainesville Florida
  • Process Driven Knowledge Management Leveraging Research and Experience in Support of the Digital Enterprise, Francis Plonka, Muhammad Sohail Ahmed, Richard Krakowski, DTE 2004: 2nd International Seminar on "Digital Enterprise Technology" September 13-15, 2004 Seattle

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