Head, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department

Dr. Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, PhD

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Liwa College, Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street (Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah, Baniyas Tower B, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Professional Summary

Dr. Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, PhD

Dr. Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi is an associate professor and the head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. With a proven track record of excellence in academia and leadership. Dr. Mistarihi brings over 10 years of experience to his role, with expertise in the field of Industrial Engineering. Throughout his career, Dr. Mistarihi has demonstrated a passion for fostering innovative research and driving academic growth. His publication record includes numerous peer-reviewed articles and conference presentations, reflecting his dedication to advancing knowledge within his domain.

Short Bio

Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi is an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department in the faculty of Engineering at Liwa College (LC), Abu Dhabi. He earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, USA. Dr. Mistarihi has taught courses in engineering economics, ergonomics, logistics and supply chain engineering, systems simulation and modeling, modeling, and analysis of manufacturing systems, entrepreneurship and innovation, and manufacturing information systems. His research interests include complex systems analysis (modeling, simulation, and optimization), decision-making analysis, applied ergonomics, and safety, engineering quality management, supply chain management, and logistics. Prior to joining LCT, Dr. Mistarihi worked at Yarmouk University (Jordan) as director of entrepreneurship and innovation center and assistant dean for quality affairs. Also, he has served as assistant director of Jordanian military factories. Moreover, He served as development director at AMF Development Company, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Dr. Mistarihi serves as a reviewer for the Arabian journal for Science and engineering, Applied Mathematical Modeling, world journal of Engineering Research and technology, Int. J. of human factors and ergonomics, Int. J. of fuzzy computation and modeling, and Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He is a member of the Jordan Engineering Association (JEA), the institute of industrial engineering (IIE), and the institute for operation research and management sciences (INFORMS).

Core Qualifications

  • Experience in utilizing various mathematical and Chaos non-linear analysis methods in research projects.
  • Experience in signal processing methods such as Wavelet Analysis, Principal Components Analysis and Hilbert Huang Transform.
  • Employed partial differential equations for sensor placement optimization.
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and good knowledge of Lean tools like 5S, Kanban, Poka-Yoke & Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
  • Helped with creating and redesigning curricula for two Industrial Engineering and Management courses.
  • Training needs analysis, training design and development and training delivery
  • Students’ project and research competitions Supervision.


  • Oklahoma State University (OSU), USA
    Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Mutah University, Jordan
    M.S. Pure Mathematics
  • Mutah University, Jordan
    B.S. Mathematics and Statistics


  • Mistarihi, M. Z., & Magableh, G. M. (2023). Unveiling Supply Chain Nervousness: A Strategic Framework for Disruption Management under Fuzzy Environment. Sustainability, 15(14), 11179. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151411179
  • Magableh, G. M., & Mistarihi, M. Z. (2023). Global Supply Chain Nervousness (GSCN). Sustainability, 15(16), 12115. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151612115
  • Mistarihi, M. Z., & Magableh, G. M. (2023). Prioritization of Supply Chain Capabilities Using the FAHP Technique. Sustainability, 15(7), 6308.‏ https://doi.org/10.3390/su15076308
  • Mistarihi, M. Z., Al-Omari, A. A., & Al-Dwairi, A. F. (2023). Designing and Simulation Assessment of a Chair Attachment Air Blowing Methods to Enhance the Safety of Prolonged Sitting. Biomimetics, 8(2), 194.‏ https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics8020194
  • Mistarihi, M. Z., Bany Salameh, H. A., Alsaadi, M. A., Beyca, O. F., Heilat, L., & Al-Shobaki, R. (2023). “Energy-Efficient Bi-Objective Optimization Based on the Moth–Flame Algorithm for Cluster Head Selection in a Wireless Sensor Network”. Processes, 11(2), 534. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11020534
  • Mistarihi, M. Z., AL-Tahat, M. D., & AL-Nimer, S. H. (2023). “Improving Process Efficiency at Pediatric Hospital Emergency Department Using an Integrated Six-Sigma Simulation Methodology”. Processes, 11(2), 399. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11020399
  • Magableh, G. M., & Mistarihi, M. Z. (2022). “Causes and effects of supply chain nervousness: MENA case study”. Acta Logistica, 9(2), 223-235. doi:10.22306/al.v9i2.299
  • Magableh, Ghazi & Mistarihi, Mahmoud. (2022). ‘’Applications of MCDM approach (ANP-TOPSIS) to evaluate supply chain solutions in the context of COVID-19’’. Heliyon. 8. e09062. 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09062.
  • Magableh, Ghazi, Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, ‘’Causes and effects of supply chain nervousness: MENA case study’’, International Scientific Journal about Logistics 9 (3), (2022) https:// doi:10.22306/al.v9iX.299
  • Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, et al., ‘Using DMAIC methodology and simulation technique to improve banking services: A case study of Cairo Amman Bank’’, International Journal of Advances In Electronics And Computer Science (IJAECS) 9 (4), (2022) https://IJAECS-IRAJ-DOIONLINE-18592
  • Mumani, A.A., Magableh, G.M. & Mistarihi, M.Z. ‘’Decision making process in lean assessment and implementation: a review’’. Manag Rev Q (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-021-00222-z
  • D. Al-Tahat, Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, F. Shalabi, et al., “Simulation modeling and analysis for improving the performance of the production line. case study: Jordan light vehicle manufacturing", International Scientific Journal about Logistics 8 (3), 229-236, (2021) https://doi:10.22306/al.v8i3.225
  • Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, Rasha A. Okour, Ahmad A. Mumani, "An integration of a QFD model with Fuzzy-ANP approach for determining the importance weights for engineering characteristics of the proposed wheelchair design", Applied Soft Computing, (2020): (90) 106136, ISSN 1568-4946. (Elsevier, Thomson Reuters-ISI, Impact Factor: 6.873, Scopus) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2020.106136.
  • Mistarihi, M.Z., Okour, R.A., Magableh, G.M. et al. "Integrating advanced harmony search with fuzzy logic for solving buffer allocation problems" Arab J Sci Eng, (2020): (45) 3233-3244 (Springer, Thomson Reuters-ISI, Impact Factor: 2.334, Scopus) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-020-04348-2
  • Mistarihi, Mahmoud Z. "A data set on anthropometric measurements and degree of discomfort of physically disabled workers for ergonomic requirements in work space design." Data in brief (2020): 105420. (Elsevier, Scopus, Impact Factor: 0.970) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105420M.
  • Zaid a. O. Aldeek and Mistarihi, M.Z. "Towards a modern design of undeveloped city using a spatial modeling analysis; a case study of Irbid city, (in Jordan)", International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning, (2020): (15) 547-557 https://doi.org/10.18280/ijsdp.150415
  • Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi, Zhenyu (James) Kong " Sensor placement optimization and modeling for structural health monitoring under uncertainty “, International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IJIEEE), (2019): (7) 6-10 iraj doi number - ijieee-iraj-doi-15695

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