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Prof. Shafiq Ahmad أ. د. شفيق احمد



كلية الهندسة
Industrial Engineering Department College of Engineering Office: 2A120 Phone: +966114676831

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Dr. Shafiq Ahmad received his Ph.D. degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, master's degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand & Technical University Hamburg, Germany, bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Ahmad has nearly thirty years work experience both in industry and academia. He has research experience in R & D Centre and process automation with Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA) Hamburg, Germany and Seagate Technology at Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained several distinguished performance awards. Dr. Ahmad is also a certified professional and consultant in deploying Six Sigma (DMAIC) business improvement model. Before joining King Saud University (KSU), Dr. Ahmad was faculty at Al-Yamamah University, and he has achieved Best performance Award. Currently, Dr. Ahmad is Professor at IE dept. College of Engineering KSU Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ahmad has an excellent research profile and has obtained Excellent Researcher Award in Scientific Research from College of Engineering at KSU in 2019.  He has published a research book, a book chapter and more than 150 refereed scientific research articles. Dr. Ahmad is ranked among 2 % of top-cited scientists (source: October 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators" - Elsevier BV ( 

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