Dr. Ferdous Sarwar

Associate Professor

Research Areas
  1. Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
  2. Operations Management
  3. Operations Research and Decision Analysis
  4. Supply Chain Management

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

Master of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Production Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Operations Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Probability & Statistics

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  • Sarwar, F., Chen, Z., Wu, J., Webster, D. C., Marinov, V. R. (2011). Excimer laser ablation of high aspect ratio microvias using a novel sensitizer-enhanced photopolymer. Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging8(2), 66-71
  • Sarwar, F., Marinov, V. R. (2012). Reliability of Embedded Ultrathin Chips Subjected to Cyclic Stresses. Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging, 9(2), 104-111.
  • Marinov, V., Swenson, O., Miller, R., Sarwar, F., Atanasov, Y., Semler, M., Datta, S. (2012). Laser-enabled advanced packaging of ultrathin bare dice in flexible substrates. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2(4), 569-577
  • Moin, C. J., Sarwar, F., Doulah, A. S. (2013). Investigation of a Hybrid Production System for Mass-Customization Apparel Manufacturing. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 8(3).
  • Moin, C. J., Sarwar, F. (2017). Maximising the purchaser's satisfaction through supply chain upstream management. International Journal of Operational Research, 30(3), 375-390
  • Moin, C. J., Doulah, A. S. U., Ali, M., Sarwar, F. (2017). Implementation of an operating procedure for quality control at production level in a RMG industry and assessment of quality improvement. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 1-8.
  • Sarwar, F.(in press), Multi-Objective Assembly Line Balancing Problem Under Uncertainty using Genetic Algorithm, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2017
  • Sarwar, F. and Zaman, M.A.U. (2017) ‘A comparative study on the application of evolutionary algorithms to multi-objective, multi-stage supply chain network design’, J. Supply Chain and Inventory Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.143–161.
  • Sarwar, F.,Chowdhury, N.H., Uddin, S.H.(in press)Modeling and Optimization of Facility Layout Problem using Firefly Algorithm,International Journal of Services & Operations Management, 2018
Conference Papers
  • Khalid,A.K.M., Sarwar, F.,Rashid, R and Ahmed, M. (2006).Determination of Optimum Parameter Settings for Stem Processing in Tobacco Processing using Taguchi Method, 4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineers Bangladesh.
  • Scholz, B., Lim,W. Y. , Sarwar, F.,Ahmad, S., Reinholz, A. (2010). Fabrication of Tall Structures forMicroelectronics Application Using Selective Electrodeposition Process, North Dakota State University, IMAPS 2010, 43rd International Symposium on Microelectronics,October 31 - November 4,Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  • Sarwar, F., Marinov,V., (2013) A Novel Embedded Packaging Technology for Ultra-Thin Flexible RFID Chips, Proceedings of the15th Annual Paper Meet 2013, Mechanical Engineering Division (MED), The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB).
  • Sarwar, F., Rashid, M., Ghosh, D.(2014). An Adaptive Neuro- Fuzzy Inference System based Algorithm for Long Term Demand Forecasting of Natural Gas Consumption, Fourth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM),Jan 7-9, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Val Marinov, Orven Swenson, Mark Pavicic, Ross Miller,Zhigang Chen, Ferdous Sarwar, Matthew Semler, Selective laser-assisted transfer of discrete components, Application No. PCT/US12/33147,Publication no. WO2012/142177, US patent Office Publication Date: October 18, 2012, Japan Patent Number 6053756, Publication Date (Japan): December 09, 2016