Mohammad Amin Al Jarrah

Dr. Mohammad Amin Al Jarrah

American University of Sharjah

Biography

Mohammad-Amin Al-Jarrah earned a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Stanford University, California, USA in 1989. He held various academic positions at Jordan University of Science and Technology, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia, and professor of mechanical engineering at American University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates. Dr. Jarrah research interests are in dynamics, modeling, and control of complex systems, unmanned autonomous robotic systems, and applied unsteady aerodynamics and aerial vehicles design. He has been teaching numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in system dynamics, control systems, mechatronics system design; unmanned systems design, and advanced engineering mathematics. In Jordan he lead the JUST UAV (1992-1997) project and worked as a consultant with the Armed forces and Airforce. Al-Jarrah lead the establishing of the mechatronics graduate program at the American university of Sharjah in 2001 and was the founding director until 2007. In 2016 he assumed the position of the Executive dean of engineering at the higher colleges of technology where he led the transformation of 23 engineering programs and assumed the position Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs since May of 2017 which was renamed as the vice president for academic affairs in September of 2018. He is the founder of MARSrobotics a high tech startup in the area of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and robotics systems.

 

Synopsis

4th Industrial Revolutions: Challenges and Opprotunities Awaiting Higher Education

4th industrial revolution is challenging our education especially higher education outcomes. Does our current educational system address issues surrounding technological innovation and the new knowledge‐based economy? what is the 4th Industrial Revolution impact on employment, skills and the educational system forecast? How our youth can play a key role disrupting our education.