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Kouroush Jenab

Jenab-mug.jpgAssistant Professor
Degrees: Mech. Eng.  Ph.D. & Indust. Eng. Ph.D.
Program/Department: School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Kouroush Jenab received his BSc degree from the Industrial Engineering Department at the Isfahan University of Technology (1989), M.Sc. degree from the Industrial Engineering Department at Tehran Polytechnic (1992), Ph.D. degree from Industrial Engineering Department at IUST, and Ph.D. degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa (2005). He served as a technical lead and senior manager in auto, telecom, aerospace, and high-tech industries for 20 years. He joined National Research Council Canada as a research officer where he conducted several international projects in rail industry. Currently, Jenab is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology Management at Morehead State University. He is a senior member of IEEE, IIE and is member of the editorial board of International Journal of Industrial Computations. He has published more than 170 papers in international journals and conferences based on his experiences in industries. His fields of research are reliability, quality, manufacturing systems, human reliability and error and maintenance engineering.
Research Interests
  • Manufacturing Systems (FMS, CMS, Sustainability, Robotics)
  • Maintenance Engineering (CM, PM, CBM)
  • Human Reliability & Error
  • Productivity & Efficiency Analysis
Recent Grant and Funding:
  • 2019-2024: NSF EPSCoR, $500,000 (PI)
  • 2018-2019: MSU Internal Grant $5000 (PI)
  • 2007-2011: NSERC-Discovery Grant (Individual), $85,000 (PI)
  • 2007-2008: Ontario Centre for Excellence (OCE)- Interact, $15,000 (PI)
  • Teaching Award 2019
  • Research Award 2018- MSU Excellence in Professional Achievement
Selective Publications:
  1. Jenab K*, Staub S., Moslehpour S., Wu C. “Company performance improvement by quality based intelligent-ERP”, Decision Science Letters, 2019, (In Press). doi: 10.5267/j.dsl.2018.7.003
  2. Jenab K.*, Pineau J. “Automation of air traffic management using fuzzy logic algorithm to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace”, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2018, Vol.8, No.5, (In Press)
  3. Childs L., Jenab K*, Moslehpour S., “A Petri Net based reliability block diagram model for category I medical devices reliability analysis”, Management Science Letters, 2018, (In Press) doi: 10.5267/j.msl.2018.8.008
  4. Jenab K.*, Wu C., Moslehpour S., “Design for Six Sigma: A review”, Management Science Letters, 2018, (Accepted)
  5. Teimouri H., Jenab K.*, LaFevor K., “Analyzing the relationship between organizational strategies and effectiveness of human capital management practices”, International Journal of Business Excellence, 2017, (Accepted)
  6. Jenab K.*, Witte J., Pazos P., "Risk assessment using interval vector cumulative failure rate", International Journal of Business Excellence, 2017, Vol.12, No.1, pp. 66-81.
  7. Boyd J., Jenab K.*, "Design of an incentive based carbon tax system", Business Management Dynamics, 2016, Vol.5, No.12, pp. 42-53.
  8. Jenab K.*, Moslehpour S., " Cyber security management: A review", Business Management Dynamics, 2016, Vol.5, No.11, pp. 16-39.
  9. Jenab K.*, Moslehpour S., Khoury S. " Virtual maintenance, reality, and systems: A review", International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016, Vol.6, No.6, pp. 2698-2707.
  10. Jenab K.*, Khoury S., LaFevor K., "Flow-Graph and Markovian methods for cyber security analysis", International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, 2016, 2016, Vol. 12, No.1, pp.59-84.
  11. Jenab K. *, Moslehpour S., "Failure analysis: Case study challenger SRB field joint", International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2016, Vol. 8, No.6, pp. 401-405.
  12. Jenab K. *, Ottosen N., Moslehpour S., "Application of scenario-driven hazard analysis in the solid rocket booster", International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 2016, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 16-19.
  13. Sarfaraz A., Sahin H.I., Jenab K.*, “Machine tools analysis in precision manufacturing”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2016, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 543-556.
  14. Jenab K. *, Herrin J., Khoury S., " System hazard platform: Case study NASA field joint failure ", International Journal Mechanical Engineering Research, 2015, Vol.5, No.2, pp.9-16.
  15. Jenab K. *, Blecher R.M., Moslehpour S., "SRB field joints failure analysis using fuzzy FMEA", International Journal of Physics and Astronomy, 2015, Vol. 3, No.1, pp. 1-20.
  16. Jenab K.*, Paterson S., "Enhancing quality assurance using virtual design engineering: Case study of space shuttle challenger ", International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 2015, Vol.2, No.4. Retrieved from
  17. Jenab K. *, Fine T., Khoury S., Moslehpour S. "Cause-Consequence analysis for NASA’s space transportation system (STS)- solid rocket booster (SRB)", International Journal of Business and Management, 2015, Vol. 10, No.8, pp. 23-28.
  18. Jenab K., Khoury S., Rodriguez S., "Effective FMEA analysis or not?!" Strategic Management Quarterly, 2015, Vol.3 No.2, 25-36.
  19. Jenab K. *, Nicol T., "The Use of Perturbation with Monte Carlo Simulation Approach to Estimating the Reliability of the Space Shuttle Field Joints", International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science & Mechanics, 2015, Vol.16, No.6, pp.313-322.
  20. Jenab K., Kelley T. K., " Bayesian Failure Modes and Effects Analysis: Case Study for the 1986 Challenger Failure", International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 2015, Vol. 4, No.5, pp.685-690.
  21. Jenab K.*, Pineau J. “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis on Safety Critical Components of Space Travel”, Management Science Letters, 2015, Vol.5, No.7, pp.669-678.
  22. Jenab K.*, Sarfaraz A., Weinsier P.D., Moeini A., Al-Ahmari A.M.A., “i-DEMATEL method for integrated manufacturing technology selection”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2015, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 349-363.
  23. Jenab K.*, Moslehpour S., “Failure analysis in precision manufacturing”, Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations, 2014, pp.339-347.
  24. Jenab K.*, Stub S, “Successful implementation of Six Sigma considering management styles”, Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations, 2014, 59-76.
  25. Jenab K.*, Noori K.R., Weinsier P., Khoury S., “A dynamic model for hardware/software obsolescence”, International Journal of Reliability & Quality Management, 2014, Vol.31, No.5, pp. 588-600.
  26. Jenab K.*, Noori K.R., Weinsier P., “Obsolescence management in rail signaling systems: Concept and Markovian modeling”, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2014, Vol.14, No.1, pp. 21-35.
  27. Jenab K.*, Khoury S., Sarfaraz A., “Evaluating knowledge management tools on the basis of customization using fuzzy approach”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Production Research, 2013, Vol.24, No.4, pp. 247-257.Jenab K.*, Rashidi K., Moslehpour, “An intelligence-based model for condition monitoring using artificial neural networks”, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS), 2013, Vol.9, No.4, pp. 46-66.
  28. Liu D., Jenab K.*, “A numerical simulation approach for reliability evaluation of CFRP composite”, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science & Mechanics, 2013, Vol.4, No.2, pp. 133-140.
  29. Jenab K.*, Sarfaraz, A., Ameli M.T., “A conceptual design selection model considering conflict resolution", Journal of Engineering Design, 2013, Vol.24, No.4, pp.293-304.
  30. Noori K., Jenab K.* “Fuzzy reliability based traction control model for intelligent transportation systems”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, 2013, Vol.43, No.1, pp.229-234.
  31. Rashidi K., Jenab K.*, “Intelligence based condition monitoring model”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IJISE), 2013, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.250-261.
  32. Jenab K.*, Sarfaraz A., Seyed Hosseini S.M., Dhillon, B.S., “Dynamic MLD analysis with flow graphs", Reliability Engineering & System Safety (RESS), 2012, Vol.106, No.1, pp.80-85.
  33. Noori K., Jenab K.* “Intelligent traction control model for speed sensor vehicles in computer-based transit system”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 2012, Vol.13, No.2, pp.680-690.
  • Leadership Academy, 2019
  • CITI Certification, 2018
  • Certified Design Approval Organization (DAO) – Bombardier Aerospace, Canada
  • Certified ISO9000-2015
  • Certified Risk Management
  • Certified PCB Thermal Profiling and Thermal Simulation
  • Certified Network Management
  • Certified Network Communication Technology
  • Certified Online Teaching by Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Blackboard (Bb)/Canvas Organization.
Professional Membership:
  • Licensed Professional Engineering Ontario (PEO)
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Senior Member of IIE
  • Executive Board, International Association of Journals and Conferences
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations
Other Professional Activity:
  • Session Chair, ASEE Conference 2018, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
  • Advisory Board, The Collaborative Conference Electronic Information (CCEI) 2018,
  • Invited Guest/Presentation, NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality Workshop 2017, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
  • Keynote Speaker, The 2nd World Conference on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017.
  • Keynote Speaker, The Collaborative Conference on Robotics (CCR2016), Phuket, Thailand, 2016.
  • Invited Guest, NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality Workshop, Auburn University, Alabama, USA, 2016.
  • Scientific Chair, IAJC/ISAM Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2016
  • Advisory Committee, World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Preparation Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016.
  • Technical Committee, The 4th Reliability Engineering Conference, Tabriz, Iran, 2016.
  • Vice President, Society of Reliability Engineering (SRE)- Ottawa Chapter, Ottawa, Canada. 2016.
  • Keynote Speaker, The 3rd Reliability Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran, 2014.
  • Scientific Chair, IAJC/ISAM Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2014.
  • Workshop, Service Quality: A Comparison of Expectations with Performance in Services, IBSProject, London, UK, 2013.
  • Workshop, Technological Creativity and Invention Management, IBSProject, London, UK, 2013.
  • Referee, NSERC-Strategic Project Grants, Canada, 2012.

Contact Information:
Office Address: 209, 210 Lloyd Cassity Bldg.
Office Hours: Mon. (4:00PM-6:00PM), Tue. & Wed. (10:00AM-12:00PM)