Faisal Aqlan

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

Dr. Faisal Aqlan is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Director of the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management programs at The University of Louisville. He is Co-director of The University of Louisville's EDA Center for Organizational Readiness towards Enterprise 4.0 and Co-director of Center for Human Systems Engineering (CHSE). Aqlan received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Binghamton University in 2013. Prior to joining The University of Louisville, Aqlan worked at Penn State University, University of New Haven, IBM Corporation, and Innovation Associates Company. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) where he currently serves as IISE Vice President of Student Development and holds a seat on IISE Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and serves on the board of ASEE Manufacturing Division. He has received numerous teaching, research, and innovation excellence awards and was named 40 Under 40 by Erie Reader in 2019. Aqlan’s research interests are in system simulation and automation, process improvement, engineering education, and sensor-based virtual reality for manufacturing and healthcare applications. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Economic Development Administration (EDA), and local industry. 


  • B.S. in Engineering Management, Jordan Univ Science/Tech, 2007
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Jordan Univ Science/Tech, 2010
  • Ph.D. in Industrial/Systems Engineering, SUNY Binghamton, 2013


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