Dr. Hamouda joined Qatar University as Professor and Chairman of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department in 2006. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hamouda was holding joint appointments in University Putra Malaysia, at the Faculty of Engineering as well as the Institute of Advanced Technology where he was the founding program manager in computational Science and Engineering. He was also a research manager at the Road Safety Research Centre (RSRC), University Putra Malaysia. Dr. Hamouda is corresponding member for the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is also a senior member of Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), USA, Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK; and Member of the Institute of Highway Transportation, UK. Dr. Hamouda has supervised/supervising more than 15 Ph.D. and more than 50 Master degree students (By Research Thesis). Furthermore, he has published over 300 papers of which 120 Journal Publications. He has often been invited as keynote and invited speaker for various conferences, seminars and workshops. He has several US and Malaysian patents, and has edited several conference proceedings. He is editor-in-chief of international journal of virtual technology and multimedia, Deputy Editor in-Chief of Journal Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Editor of Engineering and Applied Sciences Journal. He set in the editorial board of many international journals. His research focuses on advanced design tools, development of novel materials and structures with enhanced performance. Key focus areas of his research are characterization of advanced materials, developing new design concepts, multifunctional and smart structures, design evaluation, crashworthiness, robotics, Lean management as well as Artificial intelligence and adaptive control. He and his co-workers have received a number of prestigious awards; Gold Medal at the British Invention Show Alexandra Palace, UK, in 2004 and 2006, Silver Medal and Bronze at the 32nd International Exhibitions on Inventions, New Techniques and Products, Geneva, Switzerland, and another Silver Medal at the 63rd IENA, Nuremberg, Germany. In December 2007, he won the 2nd place at the Arab Business Plan competition in Amman, Jordan. Dr. Hamouda was selected by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) as one of the 200 Top scientists within the OIC courtiers. He Chaired and organized a good number (about 50) of symposium and international conferences in the areas of composite materials and computational mechanics in different parts of the world namely, Ireland, Japan, USA and Malaysia. He is assessor/ examiner to academic programs and faculty academic promotion to many universities.
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