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Dr. Muhammad Ahmed, Ph.D.


Engineering Management

School of Engineering

18 Sill Hall



  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Statistics)
  • M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.S. (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering)
Work Experience
September 2008 - August 2013 - Associate Professor
September 2013 - present - Assistant Professor
Muhammad Ahmed

Professional Summary

CAE / Quality Engineering/ Sr Manufacturing Engr/ New Product Development/ Software Development/ Virtual Variation Simulation at Ford Motor Company and GM

Interests and Expertise

Knowledge Management. Business Process Management, Decision Support Systems, PLM, ERP, VSA, Product Development, Process Improvement, Online Learning, and Engineering Education


  • 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

Selected Publications

Value of Formal Project Management to Automotive Employees; Ahmed,M S; International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME). Vol 13, No 1. (2012) Online ISSN: 1930-6628 Print ISSN: 2157-8052. 

Debate : An activity to enhance collaboration in online courses; Ahmed, M.S; The Journal of Online Engineering Education Vol 3. No3. (2012). 

Using SMS as a Teaching and Learning Tool; Ahmed, M. S; Lahidji, B; ASEE Global Colloquium Proceedings 2011, Lisbon Portugal. 

Hiring Experienced Project Manager in Automotive Companies; Ahmed, M. S; Lahidji, B. Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Vol 2. ISBN: 978–1–61275–994–4 pp 619-624 

Selection of Parameters for Offset Crash Analysis Using Design of Experiments, Muhammad Ahmed NED University Journal of Engineering Research, November 1997. 

Teaching Engineering Management with Diverse Global Cultural Perspective; Global Engineering Recognition, Sustainability and Mobility. Ahmed, M. S; Townsend, R. SEFI 2011 Annual Conference, Proceedings ISBN : 978-2-87352-004-5 ( 

Use of Learning Design Methodology and Knowledge Management in Online Graduate Courses; Ahmed, M. S; Lahidji, B. Engineering Education in the 21st Century - Quality, Globalization and Local Relevance. Editors A. Shanableh, K. Hamad, M. Omar and M. Bettayeb. pp 194-212. 

Teaching Leadership in an Interdisciplinary Product Development Course, Ahmed, M. S; Lahidji, B; 9th ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education Singapore, October 18 - 21, 2010. 

Linking Professional Certification with Graduate Education; Ahmed, M. S; Lahidji, B; International Symposium on Total Engineering Education (TEE'09)" East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, pp 175-182 

A Process to Reduce Maintenance and Retro Fitting Design Time using Portable 3D Scanning; Ahmed, M S, Lin, Cheng Chih Lin; Society of Manufacturing Engineer Aerospace Measurement, Inspection & Analysis Conference Baltimore September 30th 2009. 

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • American Society of Engineering Management
  • American Society of Engineering Education


Awards and Patents

Athter, Adil; Ahmed, Muhammad S; System and Methods for Managing Communication, U.S. Patent 2011/0282951, Nov 11, 2011
Bayer Teaching Excellence Award 2009, Beyer Technology Services Shanghai China 

Additional Information

Dr. Ahmed joined Eastern Michigan University in the Fall of 2008. Before joining Eastern he worked for nine years for Wayne State University (WSU) as a research associate. Dr. Ahmed holds a PhD from WSU in the area of Industrial Engineering. He also holds BE (Mechanical), MS (Mechanical) and MS (Manufacturing) degrees. Dr. Ahmed 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 Learning Management Systems. Dr. Ahmed has been the Co-Principal Investigator on three major NIST´s APT grants to WSU from 1995 – 2002 and has served as the subject matter expert for NSF Greenfield Coalition, from 2002 – 2007. Dr. Ahmed has worked with GM, Chrysler and Ford as a consultant in development of new product design, process improvement and knowledge management. On a personal note, Dr. Ahmed enjoys playing cricket and producing short movies.