Dr. Azab, PEng, is Director of the Production & Operations Management Research Lab at the University of Windsor and Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering. He has been recipient and nominee for international and national research excellence awards. Dr. Azab’s research has been sponsored by National and Provincial granting agencies, which include NSERC, CFI, OCE, MITACS, FEDEV, as well as direct research funds provided by the local industry. He is one of three faculty members to receive a $1M CFI-LOF/MEDI-ORF grant supporting research infrastructure. As for operating funds, He has earned to date in access of $0.6M. Dr. Azab has graduated to date three doctoral students who currently hold faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Cape Breton University, and the United Arab Emirates University. He also has supervised to date eight masters students, eight graduate interns, and three postdoctoral fellows, most of them now work in the industry or holding positions and finishing terminal degrees in research labs. He currently supervises ten graduate students (four of which are doctorate), and one postdoctoral fellow, and one research assistant. He is partnering with national as well as international research collaborators from various research labs and academic institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and USA. He serves as a reviewer for a number of reputable international journals and national granting agencies; he also sits on the editorial board for a few international journals.
His areas of interest span:
- Computer-Aided Process Planning (CAPP)
- Facility Layout Problem
- Power Systems Planning
- Manufacturing Resources Planning
- Operations Research
- Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)