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Salah Mahdi Ahmed Abdulrasool Al Hamad

Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering
Ahlia University


Dr Salah Al Hamad holds a PhD in Engineering with Technology Management & Education from the University of Huddersfield, UK. Dr Salah joined Ahlia University in November 2013 as an Assistant Professor and served as Chairperson of the Department of Computer Engineering for the academic year 2015/16. He now holds a new role for the Implementation of Teaching & Learning Strategies. Dr Salah has over thirty years’ experience of engineering technology management and education, including a period as head of the Technical & Vocational Education Department of the Ministry of Education. His industrial experience includes concept development, detail design and control system process concepts across various aspects of engineering including mechatronics, computer, electrical, system design engineering, computer applications in design, manufacturing using CAD, CAM, CNC and engineering managements subjects knowledge. Dr Salah’s wide industrial background supports his engineering management education experience and is an asset at practical, theoretical and managerial levels of teaching. In addition, due to his combination of industrial and education background, he participated in developing employee professional development training programmes with Bahrain’s Ministry of Labour, various institutions and companies aligned with international bodies. These programmes were designed to cover participant needs through HNC/HND, engineering, academic, banking & finance, corporate relations and project management programmes. He served on the Bahrain Economic Development Board’s Apprenticeship Committee in 2007. Dr Salah also provides extra-curricular consulting services and support, including organising local and regional seminars, development workshops and conferences, designing and developing teaching and learning materials for technical and vocational education (T&VE).

Research Interest

Dr Salah Al Hamad’s research interests include: Efficient supply chain management to ensure and develop key motivational skills within staff members, Analysis of Quality Assurance in production and operation process, Effects of using stochastic systems in engineering control, Impacts of management of system’s maintainability in manufacturing industries, Properties of decision making and risks associated in engineering management, Effects of standardization supply chain management in different industries, Investigation of optimization of risk allocation in construction projects, Research to identify manufacturing process improvement plans to support business strategies, Analysis of high technology influences over Engineering Control: case study in manufacturing industry or any production line


  • Abdulrasool, Salah Mahdi, Mishra, Rakesh, Khalaf, Haifa and Al Seddiqi, Mohamed (2010) The Effect of Using Computer Technology Tools to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process in CAD-CAM-CNC Module in Mechanical Engineering Subject Area. In: Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010: Global Conference on Learning and Technology. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Vancouver, Canada, p. 9. ISBN 1-880094-79-7.

  • Abdulrasool, Salah Mahdi, Mishra, Rakesh, Khalaf, Haifa (2010) Teachers’ and Students’ Attitudes Towards Traditional and Computer Assisted Blended Teaching and Learning Processes in Mechanical Engineering Subjects Area. 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2010) 978-0-7695-4108-2/10 –

  • Salah Al-Hamad, Laszlo E. Kollar, Taimoor Asim, and Rakesh Mishra (2016) Development of an Integrated Connectedness Model to evaluate the effectiveness of Teaching and Learning. The 15th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society – Social Media – School of Management, Swansea University- Wales- UK

  • Abdulrasool, Salah Mahdi, Mishra, Rakesh, Fieldhouse, John D. and Ward, Steve (2006) Effectiveness of Parallel and Serial Integration of Teaching Resources in Laboratory Teaching in Engineering Education. International Journal of Learning, 13 (6). pp. 55-62. ISSN 1447-9494.

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