ET professor earns robotics certification

Dr. Shahriar Hossain, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at Northwestern State University, earned two robotics certifications offered by FANUC America, a leading supplier of robots, CNC systems and factory automation.

Over the last two years, Hossain attended several in-person and online week-long trainings to complete the certifications.

“These two certifications establish Northwestern State University as an educational certified training institution for FANUC America’s Material Handling Program Software and 2D iRVision,” Hossain said.

Hossain has been on faculty at NSU since 2019 teaching manufacturing processes, metals machining, industrial machinery, motion and time study, and technical drafting classes. He also serves as the camp director of NSU Robotics Camps sponsored by LOSFA/LA-GEARUP program, volunteers as a facilitator for NASA ASTRO CAMP and mentored the NSU Demons Robotics Team at FIRST Robotics Competition 2019. Hossain has made significant contributions in developing syllabus, contents and catalog descriptions of “Fundamentals of Industrial Robotics” course, a new part of the IET curriculum. He has authored several journal and conference articles in operations research, supply chain, ergonomics, industrial environment, manufacturing systems, and artificial intelligence. He is a member of ASEE, DSI, IEOM, IISE, and Phi Beta Delta honor society.

“Dr. Jossain is a rising star,” said Dr. Jafar Al Sharab, department head. “We are very proud of him as an ET faculty member at NSU. The new certificaitons fit very well with his active engagements related to robotics and establishes NSU as a center for robotics certification.

Hossain plans to create activities related to workforce development in collaboration with other organizations and industrial partners.