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.


Courses

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


Selected Publications

Papers (Refereed Journals):

  1. 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 (Scopus indexed, impact factor=0.45)
  2. 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. (Scopus indexed, impact factor=0.45)
  3. 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 (Scopus indexed, impact factor=2.31)
  4. 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). (Scopus indexed, impact factor=0.63)
  5. 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 (Scopus indexed, impact factor=0.66)
  6. 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’, International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.143–161.
  7. Moin, C. J., Doulah, A. S. U., Ali, M., Sarwar, F. (2018). 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. (Scopus indexed, impact factor=1.556)
  8. 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 (Scopus indexed, impact factor=0.544)
  9. Sarwar, F., Islam, S. (2019) Design of Integrated supply chain network under transient demand and cost uncertainty, Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Transaction of the Mechanical Engineering Division, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, ME 49, No. 1
  10. Sarwar, F. (2019), Multi-Objective Assembly Line Balancing Problem Under Uncertainty using Genetic Algorithm, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 34(1), 33-47 (Scopus indexed, impact factor=0.544)
  11. Sarwar, F., Ahmed, M., Rahman, M. Application of nature inspired algorithms for multi-objective inventory control scenarios, International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations, Growing Science, 2020 (Impact Factor=4.04), accepted
  12. Xames, D., Torsha, F.K., Sarwar, F., Systematic Literature Review on Recent Trends of Machine Learning Applications in Additive Manufacturing, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2020 (Scopus indexed, impact factor=4.48), accepted
Conference Papers:
  1. Khalid, A.K.M., Sarwar, F., Rashid, R and Ahmed, M. Determination of Optimum Parameter Settings for Stem Processing in Tobacco Processing using Taguchi Method, 4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineers Bangladesh. 2006
  2. Scholz, B., Lim,W. Y. ,Sarwar, F., Ahmad, S., Reinholz, A. Fabrication of Tall Structures for Microelectronics Application Using Selective Electrodeposition Process, North Dakota State University, IMAPS 2010, 43rd International Symposium on Microelectronics, October 31 - November 4,Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. 2010
  3. Sarwar, F., Marinov, V. 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), 2013
  4. Sarwar, F., Rashid, M., Ghosh, D. 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, 2014
  5. Sarwar, F., Samira, S. Partner Selection For Multi Echelon Defective Supply Chain Network Using Particle Swarm Optimization, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Washington DC, USA, September 27-29, 2018
  6. Sarwar, F., Rahman, M., Ahmed, M. A Multi-Item Inventory Control Model Using Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO), Proceedings of the 9th IEOM International Conference, Bangkok, March 5-7, 2019
  7. Sarwar, F., Islam, F., Sakib, MS., Halder, S., Identifying Drivers of Lean Six Sigma Implementation in the Process Industries: A Case Study, Proceedings of the 9th IEOM International Conference, Bangkok, March 5-7, 2019
  8. Ghosh, S. K., Zoha, N., Sarwar, F., A Generic MCDM Model for Supplier Selection for Multiple Decision Makers Using Fuzzy TOPSIS, International Conference on Engineering Research and Education, School of Applied sciences & Technology, SUST, Sylhet, 2019
  9. Rahman, M., Ahmed, M., Sarwar, F., Raw Material Inventory Control Model for RMG with Shortage Prediction using Nature Inspired Algorithm, Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Sustainability of Global Garment Industry, AUST, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 5-7, 2019
  10. Sarwar, F., Islam, F., Sakib, MS., Halder, S., Optimizing a Solid Waste Management Model using Particle Swarm Optimization, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2019
  11. Sarwar, F., Porag, M.H., Development of Vendor Management Inventory (VMI) Model for Single Vendor Single Retailer Using Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2019
  12. Sarwar, F., Islam, F., Sakib, MS., Halder, S., Identifying Barriers of Lean Six Sigma Implementation in RMG Sector: A Case Study, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2019
  13. Sarwar, F., Sarwar, A., Humayra, I., Sadman, N. A., A Crowdsourced Approach for Supply Chain Network Optimization Using Hub and Spoke Model, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Industrial and Mechanical Engineering and Operations Management (IMEOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 12-13, 2019
  14. Ahmed, S.M., Sarwar, F., Prediction of Residential Building Energy Consumption Using Bayesian Regularized Artificial Neural Network, Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Dubai, UAE, March 10-12, 2020
  15. Sarwar, F., Sarwar, A., Humayra, I., Sadman, N. A., Supply Chain Network Optimization Strategy in Last-Mile Delivery Using Crowd sourced Approach: A Case Study, Proceedings of the 5th NA International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Detroit, Michigan, USA, August 9 - 11, 2020
  16. Sarwar, F., Shawon, M.F.H., Roy, S., Safa, Z.T., A Health Care Supply Chain Model Using Tabu Search: A Case Study in Bangladesh, Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Rome, Italy, July xx-xx, 2021
Patent:
  1. 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