Adnan Hassan is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received B.Sc. (Hons: Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering from University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A (1986), M.Sc. in Industrial Measurement Systems from Brunel University, U.K. (1992), and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from UTM (2002). He started his working career in 1987 with a short stint at Malaysia Aica (Penang). Then, he joined Malaysia Airlines (MAS) as a Management Trainee. In 1988, he underwent the Petronas’ internship program at Petronas Carigali, Terengganu. He then joined Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1989 as an assistant lecturer. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2003. He has held several administrative posts in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, namely, Head of Metrology Laboratory (1992-1996), Head of Industrial Engineering Panel (1996-1997), Course Coordinator for Master of Engineering (Mechanical – Advanced Manufacturing Technology) (2003-2005), Head of Department (Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering) (2007 – 2009). From Nov 2009 till June 2011 he was seconded to King Abdul Aziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia where he was the founding Chairman for the Department of Industrial Engineering, KAU Rabigh Branch.
Dr Adnan has taught undergraduate courses, namely, Industrial Engineering (I.E), Project Management and Maintenance, Quality System, Productivity and Quality Control, Quality Engineering, Ergonomics, Metrology, Production Technology and Static. At postgraduate level he has delivered courses on Production Operations Management, Industrial Measurement and Research Methodology. Besides supervising undergraduate projects, Dr Adnan has also mentoring masters and PhD research students focusing on pattern recognition for process monitoring, dynamic scheduling, supply chain network design, modelling for maintenance prediction, and performance measure for humanitarian relief operations.
His research works have appeared in the International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Neural Computing and Applications, European J. of Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Industrial Engineering (IJIETAP), Transportation Research Part D and Computer & Industrial Engineering among others.
Dr Adnan was a recipient of AOTS Scholarship (Japan) for an Industrial Attachment at Mitutoyo Corporation, Japan (1995), a visiting researcher at Intelligent System Laboratory and Manufacturing Engineering Centre, Cardiff University, Wales, U.K (1999 and 2002), a Project Leader (Malaysian Partner) for a European Commission Funded project, EurAsian Network for Product Lifecycle Support & Training (2004-2005), a Keynote Speaker (invited) by Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta-Solo, Indonesia (2014), a visiting Professor (invited) by Sudan University Science and Technology (2016) and an invited speaker by Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka to deliver a postgraduate seminar on Research Methodology (2016 and 2017). He is a regular reviewer for several international journals published by Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and Emerald. He received an Outstanding Reviewer Award (2017) from Elsevier for his contribution in reviewing manuscripts for Computer & Industrial Engineering (ISI indexed International Journal).
Dr Adnan has conducted training and consultancy services for several organisations such as Malaysia Oleochemical Manufacturers Group (MOMG), Cognis Oleochemicals, Syarikat Air Johor, NIOSH-JB, Kenwood, Mitti Cables, and UTM-Human Capital Development. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, U.S.A, a graduate member of IEM Malaysia, a member of Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), an External Programme Assessor for UNIKL and a Lead Assessor for the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). He has involved in MQA accreditation panels for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.