Mohammad Khasawneh is a Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) at Binghamton University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina, in August 2003, and his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, in 1998 and 2000, respectively.
Khasawneh joined Binghamton University (SUNY) in the Fall of 2003. His research areas of interest are in human factors/ergonomics and modeling of healthcare delivery systems. Before joining the SSIE department, he worked as a graduate teacher of record and research assistant in the Industrial Engineering Department at Clemson University. He also served as manager for the Advanced Technology Systems Laboratory (ATSL) where he was actively involved in various projects funded by the FAA and NASA, with significant focus on improving inspection quality on the hangar floor through the use of advance technology, such as virtual reality and computer-based simulations.
Khasawneh currently serves as Assistant Director for the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), an institute for advanced studies at Binghamton University. He also directs research in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory (HFEL). In the healthcare delivery systems area, through WISE, he has been actively working on applied health systems research since 2003. Since then, he has been leading or co-leading a wide spectrum of projects with multiple U.S. hospital systems, at their site, that focus on applied research projects that can be broadly classified under (a) workflow and process re-design, (b) productivity assessment and capacity planning, (c) strategic planning and future-state analysis, and (d) digital human modeling for ergonomic assessment. Examples of his research include significant amount of work in optimizing the use of OR suites, outpatient scheduling, pre-admission testing, optimizing the deployment of mobile intensive care units, as well as ergonomic study and evaluation of patient handling activities/procedures, to name a few. These efforts have been supported through partnerships with several U.S. hospitals systems, including United Health Services (Binghamton, NY), Upstate University Hospital (SUNY, Syracuse, NY), Virtua Health (Marlton, NJ), Montefiore Medical Center (Yonkers, NY), the Care Management Organization (Yonkers, NY), and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).
Khasawneh's research activities thus far have led to over 25 scholastic publications in various refereed journals (with over 10 more in review), over 75 conference articles that have been presented at national and international conferences, and one patent application and two new invention disclosures. In addition, his sponsored research efforts thus far have resulted in about US$2,153,520 (external sources), US$375,692 (internal sources), and US$39,145,185 in in-kind software grants. His research group currently consists of 8 doctoral students, 5 MS students, and 1 undergraduate student.
Khasawneh is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) professional societies, as well as Alpha Pi Mu and Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor societies. He is also currently the faculty advisor for the IIE Student Chapter at Binghamton University.
Associate Director, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE)
Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Center
- BS, MS, Jordan University of Science and Technology
- PhD, Clemson University
- Healthcare delivery systems
- Human factors engineering/ergonomics
- Digital human modeling in manufacturing and healthcare
- University Award for Excellence in International Education, State University of New York (2015-2016)
- University Award for Outstanding Graduate Director, State University of New York (2014-2015)
- Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York (2010-2011)