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Faculty

Seyed Ahmad Niknam

Associate Professor of Industrial Eng & Eng Management
Education:
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS, Brunel University
Office: S 307D
413-782-1354
INTERESTS

Research Interests

Prognostics and health management
Reliability and maintainability engineering
Applied statistics and operations research
Quality engineering and manufacturing measurement

COURSES TAUGHT

ENGR 103 Introduction to Engineering

IE 212 Introduction to Probability & Statistics

IE 326 Production Planning & Control

IE 334 Computer Simulation & Design

IE 490 Introduction to Maintainability Engineering

EMGT / IE 650 Systems Integration

EMGT / IE 635 Optimization Methods I

EMGT / IE 631 Production & Inventory Modeling

EMGT / IE 629 Advanced Manufacturing Systems

IE 601 Advanced Engineering Statistics

EMGT 701 Seminar / Research methods in Engineering

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

Niknam, S.A., Jamalipour A. (2019). Value-based maintenance for Deteriorating Civil Infrastructures . In Harriet B. Nembhard, Elizabeth A. Cudney, Katherine M. Coperich (Eds.), Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering : CRC Press.

Journal Articles

Mehdi Mortazavi, Heidari M., Niknam S.A. (2019 ). Comparison of two-phase flow pressure drop models for the application of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells . Heat Transfer Engineering Journal ,41

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2019 ). An Acoustic Emission Study of Anisotropy in Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V . International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ,100 , 1731-40.

Niknam S.A., Kobza, J., Hines J.W. (2017 ). Techniques of Trend Analysis for Uncertainty Considerations in Degradation-based Prognostics . International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ,88 , 2429–2441.

Wu Fan, Niknam S.A., and Kobza J. (2015 ). A Cost-Effective Degradation-based Maintenance Strategy under Imperfect Repair . Reliability Engineering and System Safety ,144 , 234–243.

Niknam S.A. and Sawhney R. (2014 ). A model for Reliability Analysis of Multi-State Manufacturing Systems . International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management ,31 , 938-949.