Dr Tchantchane's research interests include quantitative research methods, econometrics and computational math. He has many publications in nuclear physics, modeling, simulation and econometrics.
Qualifications: BSc, Case Western Reserve University; MA, Arizona State University; State Doctorate, Ferhat-Abbas University, Algeria
Location: Block 15, Room 116
Telephone: +971 4 2781922
Dr Tchantchane is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. He is the Program Leader for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences' undergraduate, First Year students and responsible for providing them with academic advice and support.
He received his State Doctorate in Nuclear Physics, with the highest honours, from Ferhat-Abbas University, Algeria. In earlier days, he was a Mathematics Instructor at Arizona State University and during the period 1984-1997, Dr Tchantchane worked extensively toward the development of a number of nuclear analysis techniques applied to environmental studies and quality of life. Since 1997, he has been involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the field of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Engineering and Quantitative Research Methods.
His research interests include quantitative research methods, econometrics and computational math. Dr Tchantchane has consecutively won two teaching excellence awards from the University of Wollongong in Dubai in 2010 and 2011 and has supervised a number of master thesis and doctorate students.
He has produced numerous publications in nuclear physics, modelling, simulation and econometrics. A small selection of his recent work is listed below:
Dr Arijit Sikdar has more than 15 years teaching and research experience in leading business schools. His research interests include strategic management issues related to technology and innovation, entrepreneurship and supply chain strategies.
Qualifications: BTech, Indian School of Mines, PhD IIM Ahmedabad
Location: Block 15, Floor 2, Room 2-12
Telephone: +971 4 2781944
Dr Arijit Sikdar is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business with more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in leading business schools. Prior to this, he was a member of the faculty at the Indian Institute of Management in Indore (India).
Dr Sikdar received his PhD in 1997 from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad with the thesis “Managing the technology development process in Indian chemical and pharmaceutical industries”. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad in 1987.
Dr Sikdar has worked with the manufacturing and mining industry for more than five years as a management consultant before shifting to academia. He brings with him a rich blend of industry practice and management theory.
Dr Sikdar’s research interests include strategic management issues in organisations especially related to technology & innovation, entrepreneurship and supply chain strategies.
He has published more than 20 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and his paper on “Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice” won the UOWD Best Research Paper award in 2007. He has also reviewed submission for journals and conferences and has co-supervised two doctoral students.
Dr Sikdar is a professional member of the Academy of Management (USA) and Supply Chain Logistics Group (UAE).
Dr Balan Sundarakani has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, network optimisation, logistics modelling and simulation in several universities.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) M.S University, Master of Industrial Engineering (High Distinction) National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappali, PhD in Supply Chain Management (9.5/10), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Location: Block 15, Floor 2, Room 2-03
Telephone: +971 4 2781946
Dr. Sundarakani is an Associate Professor and Discipline Leader for the Master of Science in Logistics program in the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). Previously he was working as an Assistant Professor at UOWD. He has 12 years of teaching and research experience in the area of Supply Chain Management across the various universities including the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Hindustan University, Chennai and the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore and the Chair of Logistics Management in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
He earned a B.Engg (Distinction) in Mechanical Engineering from M.S University and an M.Engg (High Distinction) in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Technology-Tiruchirappalli, a PhD in Supply Chain Management from the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Logistics Institute Asia Pacific, NUS Singapore. He has completed research and consultancy projects for the UOW Dubai, EDB Singapore, IBM, DHL, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Dubai Trade, JAFZA, and RTA Dubai. The cumulative value of his research and consulting projects in Singapore was around $2 Million. Since joining UOWD, he has received five university funded research grants totaling AED 60,000.
Dr Sundarakani has published 92 research papers in the form of Refereed Journals: 28, Refereed Conferences: 37, Book Chapters: 12, Book: 1, Periodicals: 7, Industry Reports: 4, Case Study: 1 and Book Review: 2. His research outcomes have appeared in international Journals such as International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Technology Management, Computers In Industry, Journal of Advances in Management Research, International Journal of Logistics Systems Management, etc. and which are received many citations worldwide. He serves as a supervisor for a number of PhD/DBA candidates, examined six PhD theses and currently serving as a member of the PhD examination panels of three different Universities.
He has won “Research Excellence Award” on two occasions for his research performance at UOWD in 2010 & 2012, received the ‘Highly commended’ Teaching Excellence Award from UOWD in 2015, the ‘Best paper Award’ from IEOM, Bali, Indonesia in 2014, the RTA Appreciation (2012) from the Government of Dubai for sustainable transport strategies, Best Educator Award (2010) from ITP Middle East, ‘Gold medal for Best Case Study’ from IIIE in 2010 and, the prestigious A*Star Fellowship (2006) Singapore, MHRD Fellowship (2003) India, University Rank (2000) and College First Rank (1997-2000) India.
Dr Sundarakani has previously served with the editorial board of Journal of Advances in Management Research, Emerald and also with the International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, Inderscience. He also serves as a regular reviewer for the EJOR, IJPR, IJPE, JAMR and SCM Journals. He is a member of the AIB (USA), ORSI (India), POMS (USA), EuROMA (UK) and INFORMS (USA). Currently he is on the “Supply Chain Asia’s” Executive Committee member in Singapore and the Executive Board member for SCLG Middle East in Dubai.
Dr Sundarakani is teaching students on both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has been very successful in teaching the quantitative and modelling subjects with deep critical analysis and high level of academic engagement using relevant logistics industry cases and live demonstrations. The student’s evaluation of his teaching has been consistently very high and many students have admired his style of teaching in their feedback form. He was awarded ‘Highly commended’ Teaching Excellence Award from UOWD in 2015, nominee of (UOW Australia) Vice-Chancellors Award for Continuous Contribution to Teaching and Learning in 2016.
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Dr Mustafa is a human resource management specialist with several years international experience in education and training. Her research interests include work-life boundaries, shift work, managing expatriates and teleworking.
Qualifications: MA, University of Hertfordshire, PhD, University of London
Location: Block 15, Floor 1, Room 1-15
Telephone: +971 4 2781960
Dr Mona Mustafa is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. She obtained her PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of London, a Masters in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and a postgraduate certificate in teaching in higher education from the University of London. Dr Mustafa was also awarded the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health qualification from the UK.
Dr Mustafa teaches subjects such as organisation behaviour, performance management and workplace health and safety. She was selected by the International Labour Organisation, a United Nations agency, to participate in training courses in the area of occupational health and safety.
She worked in London for 11 years in the field of education and training. Before joining UOWD, she worked in the UK for leading British universities including the University of London, Cass Business School, City University, and the European Business School. Dr Mustafa is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Her research interests are in the areas of work-life boundaries, shift work, managing expatriates and teleworking.
She has published in A- ranked journals. Her recent journal and conference publications include: