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Seyed Ahmad Niknam

Associate Professor of Industrial Eng & Eng Management
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS, Brunel University
Office: S 307D

Research Interests

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


Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Probability & Statistics

Production Planning & Control

Computer Simulation & Design

Introduction to Maintainability Engineering

Systems Integration

Optimization Methods I

Production & Inventory Modeling

Advanced Manufacturing Systems

Advanced Engineering Statistics

Seminar / Research methods in Engineering


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.