Mrs. Mrunal Mahajan
Head of Foundation Studies Deaprtment
Mrunal by training is Master of Arts (M.A) in English, CELTA from Cambridge University, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and an IELTS trainer. Currently she is perusing Doctoral Research in Education from a reputed University in Malaysia.
She has an outstanding experience of about 25 years in teaching English including about 12 years in Oman in various premier Colleges and Institutes that include Muscat College, Oman College of Management & Technology, International College of Engineering and Management, Scientific College of Design and National Training Institute.
Majority of her experience in Oman has been as Head of the Foundation Department including development of the department from nascent stage.
She has attended various International Conferences and Symposium in Teaching English as Foreign Language.
Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Al HasaniSulaiman Abdullah Al Hasani is currently teaching Electronics and Telecommunication modules for undergraduate programme at the Global College of Engineering and Technology, Muscat, Oman. Sulaiman received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 2011 after which he commenced his Ph.D. studies at Monash University, in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering with the main focus on signal processing theories and their application on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
From June 2012 to December 2013, Sulaiman worked as a laboratory demonstrator at the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His duties include designing control laboratory exercises, lead demonstrator in MATLAB classes and conduct tutorials. From June 2013 to December 2015, Sulaiman was appointed, by the Deputy Head of Department and Director of Teaching in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems at Monash University, as a co-lecturer of ‘Electronics Systems and Control’ module.
Sulaiman Al Hasani received the Oman National Diploma Scholarship to study abroad, Monash University postgraduate Scholarship, and a number of travel and conference grants. During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Sulaiman received number of training and work placement in Oman, Australia, UK and USA.
Signal Processing, Compressive Sensing.
Control Systems & Robotics.
Dr. Pooyan Rahmanivahid
Engineering FacultyDr. Pooyan Rahmanivahid is employed as Mechanical Engineering lecturer at the Global College of Engineering and Technology.
Pooyan ranked 74th in the Iranian National University Entrance exams in 2003. He completed a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in Solid Design at K.N.Toosi University of Technology in Iran.
Then he moved to United Kingdom to continue his education. MSc in Biomedical Engineering at University of Surrey offered him a great opportunity to explore the field of medical science and the application of Engineering in the Human body.
He accomplished a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, where the research focus was on the influence of Dental implant design parameters in distribution of stress. The final design led to the creation of a new optimized dental implant with higher life expectancy and was presented at MADE IN BRUNEL’s 2014 exhibition.
Beside his education, he worked as Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Demonstrator for different Engineering modules such as Automotive, Mechatronics, Resonance & Natural Frequency, SolidWorks & Ansys software, and Foundation courses.
Dr. Tariq Saied Al Taie
PhD in Computer Science. Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Thesis Title:” Comparative Study of Programming Languages for Small Business Computers”, 29/06/1992.
Higher Diploma in Computer Studies, University of Essex, United Kingdom, 28/04/1982.
Bachelor in Business Administration and Accountancy, Al Mustansiria University, Baghdad, Iraq June 1976.
Academic and Professional Background:
Dr. Tariq start his governmental work in a very sensitive area. It is the Iraqi Ministry of Finance, where any mistake is forbidden. He spends several years of experience in coordinating, managing, and providing expert advice for new mathematical formulas for Insurance and Reinsurance. Encouraging and implementing computers to the Ministry of Finance at 1978.
At April 1982, he starts a computer center in Iraqi Reinsurance Company and began to convert many manual tasks into computerized functions, as well as giving training courses to different Arabic Insurance companies (e.g. from Libya, Bahrain, Somalia Yemen)
After obtaining the PHD at 1992, I shift to the Ministry of Higher Education, University of Mosul. From that time till now I have written and published seven books and more than 20 scientific papers related to computers and modern management in Arabic and English.
I obtained the academic rank as Associate Professor and work in different places. Senior Computer Lecturer and Head of Computer Unit, Department of Information Technology, College of Applied Sciences, Department of Information Technology, College of Applied Sciences, 1/9/2005 to 30/8/2016. Senior Computer Lecturer and Head of Computer Unit, Department of Mathematics and Computer, College of Education, Sohar, Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman, 1/9/2000 to 30/8/2005. Computer Lecturer, Department of Computer and information Systems, College of Science Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, 12/9/1998 to 11/9/1999.
Dr. Aftab Ahmed ShaikhD r. Aftab has earned Doctorate Degree in Computer Application & Technology from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) in 2010. Earlier, he obtained MS (Computer Science), MSc (Computer Science) and a range of professional trainings and diplomas. He has more than seventeen years of professional experience in teaching and research. Before joining the GCET in October 2016, He was rendering the services as full professor in Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan. In BUITEMS, He was also honoured with the position of Dean, faculty of information and communication Technology during 2012-13. He achieved the Best Teacher Award for years 2005, 2006 and 2011 respectively.
He is associated with number of reputable research communities and editorial boards of several international journals. He served as publication chair in International conference on Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (ICE Cube), 2016, Pakistan. Dr. Aftab is well published author of several research articles in reputable international Journals and Conference Proceedings. He has supervised several research thesis and projects and also leading a research group of Computational Intelligence (CI). His work emphasis the implementation of CI based techniques over the domains of Curriculum Scheduling, Natural Language Processing, and Decision Support System. Dr. Afab possesses very pleasant and friendly behaviour and uses modern methodology for teaching and training. His areas of expertise/teaching are Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Multi-Agents Technology, Analysis of Algorithms and many other similar themes. Dr. Aftab’s passion is designing and development of innovative software applications to regulate academic affairs and he always endeavours to inculcate the same in his students and colleagues.
Dr.S.G.Sundari M.Sc., M.C.A., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D.Sundari is currently teaching Mathematics for Engineering and Foundation students at the Global College of Engineering and Technology. She has a doctorate in Mathematics and she has published many papers in national and international journals. She has always been interested in Mathematics and IT, and follows recent developments by reading journals and other publications.
She has been teaching since 1996 and has taught Mathematics for undergraduate Engineering programs in colleges in various countries, including India, UAE and Muscat.
She is passionate about teaching and helping students to learn and she is dedicated to helping students to improve their knowledge and develop their capability in Mathematics. She assists students who are not able to learn concepts easily by simplifying the topics and she counsels students and works with them to resolve problems that they are having.
Dr Adil Saeed
Dr Saeed has joined GCET in September 2016. Dr Saeed has his PhD from Bournemouth University and MSc from the University of Sussex United Kingdom. Prior to joining GCET Dr Saeed was working and teaching at Bournemouth University United Kingdom.
During his PhD and research projects Dr Saeed has worked on the development of novel sensing technologies for condition monitoring of large metal structures.
Dr Saeed has worked with high profile research institutes and industries. Dr Saeed has conducted high quality collaborative research work with BAE Systems, agr Field Operations, NASA Materials Testing and Corrosion Control Branch, PANalytical, dstl and the Tank Museum Bovington. This highly important collaborative research has resulted in Q1/Q2 publications.
Dr Saeed research success was published in the Times Higher Education, NDT news and on the front page of the Insight - Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.
Dr Saeed has several publications and his research focus is on the development of novel sensing technologies to detect structural failures in initials stages, to enhance structural reliability.
Dr Saeed is a Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Contact and Surface 2017, which is to be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from 21 - 23 June, 2017 and a paper solicitation chair in the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers’ Surface Engineering Committee organised at Atlanta, Georgia (USA) May 21 – 25 2017.
Nazir, H., Khan, Z., and Saeed, A (2016) “A Comprehensive Predictive Corrosion Model incorporating varying Environmental Gas Pollutants applied to Wider Steel Applications” Materials Chemistry and Physics (accepted) Q1, IF: 2.503.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., and Nazir, H (2016) “Time Dependent Surface Corrosion Analysis and Modelling of Automotive Steel under a Simplistic Model of variations in Environmental Parameters” Materials Chemistry and Physics Volume 178, 1 August 2016, Pages 65–73. Q1, IF: 2.503
Khan, Z., Saeed, A., and Ghafoor, A (2016) “Biodiesel Performance within Internal Combustion Engine Fuel System - A Review” Tribology in Industry Vol. 38, No. 2 (2016) 197-213 Q2, IF: 0.998
Nazir, H., Khan, Z., Saeed, A and K. Stokes (2016) “A Predictive Model for Life Assessment of Automotive Exhaust Mufflers Subject to Internal Corrosion Failure due to Exhaust Gases Condensation” Engineering Failure Analysis Volume 63, May 2016, Pages 43–60, doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2016.02.014. Q1, IF: 1.119
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Nazir, H., Hadfield, M., and Smith, R (2016) “Research Impact of Conserving Large Military Vehicles through a Sustainable Methodology” International Journal of Heritage Architecture Vol. 1, No. 1 (2017) pp.1–8.
Bajwa, R., Khan, Z. A., Nazir, H., Chacko, V. and Saeed, A (2016) “Wear and Friction Properties of Electrodeposited Ni-based Coatings Subject to Nano-enhanced Lubricant and Composite Coating”. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters) 29(10), 902–910 DOI 10.1007/s40195-016-0470-6 Q1, IF: 1.188
Saeed, A., Khan, Z and Nazir, H (2015) “An Optimised Approach of Protecting and Sustaining Large Vehicle System” Sustainability, 7(12), pp.16451-16464; doi:10.3390/su71215825. Q2, IF: 0.942
Nazir, H., Khan, Z., Saeed, A and Stokes, K., (2015) “Modelling the Effect of Residual Stress on Corrosion at the Interface of Coating and Substrate” Corrosion – The Journal of Science and Technology NACE doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5006/1804. Q2, IF: 2.908
Nazir, H., Khan, Z., Saeed, A and K. Stokes (2015) "A model for cathodic blister growth in coating degradation using mesomechanics approach" Materials and Corrosion WILEY DOI: 10.1002/maco.201508562. Q2, IF: 1.208
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Hadfield, M and Davies, S. (2013) “Material Characterisation and Real Time Wear Evaluation of Pistons and Cylinder-liners of Tiger 131 Military Tank” Tribology Transactions Vol. 56, Issue 4, 2013, pp. 637-644. DOI:10.1080/10402004.2013.771416. Q1, IF: 1.349
Saeed, A., Khan, Z and Montgomery, E. (2013) "Corrosion Damage Analysis and Material Characterization of Sherman and Centaur-The Historic Military Tanks" Journal of Materials Performance and Characterisation, Engineering (ASTM) Vol. 2 No.1, 2013, pp. 30-44. DOI: 10.1520/MPC20120016
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Smith, R., Clark, M. and Nel, M., (2011) “Non Destructive Material Characterisation and Material Loss evaluation in Large Historic Military Vehicles”. Insight- Non-destructive testing and condition monitoring (The Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing). Vol. 53, pp. 382-386, 2011. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1784/insi.2011.53.7.382. Q2, IF: 0.545
Smith, K., Khan, Z., Saeed, A., and Hadfield, M., (2014) “Accelerated Corrosion tests of Waste-gated Turbocharger’s Adjustable and Fixed End Links” International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials, pp. 501- 508, 9 - 11 June 2014 Ostend, Belgium
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Garland, N. and Smith R., (2011). “Material Characterisation to understand various Modes of Corrosion Failures in Large Military Vehicles of Historical Importance”. Fifth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation, Kos, Greece, 13 - 15 June 2011.
Abstracts in Conference Proceedings
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Nazir, H., Hadfield, M., and Smith, R (2016) “Research Impact of Conserving Large Military Vehicles through a Sustainable Methodology” 3rd International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future 4 - 6 May 2016 Alicante, Spain.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Nazir, H., and Hadfield, M (2015). “The Impact of High Salt and Dust Particles on the Surface Durability of Waste-gate Turbocharger End Links” Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) 71st Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 15-19, 2016 at the Bally's Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., and Hadfield, M (2015) “Performance Evaluation of Surface Protection Applied to Large Vehicles” 12th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Surface and Contact Mechanics including Tribology 21–23 April 2015 València, Spain.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., and Hadfield, M., (2012). “Corrosion Resistance Evaluation of Coatings within Large Vehicles through Prohesion Testing”. The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)/ Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) 2012 International Joint Tribology Conference - IJTC2012. 7 - 10 October 2012 Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado USA.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Garland, N., Montgomery, E., and Png, K., (2012). “Accelerated Corrosion Testing of Centaur A27L (MBT) under a Simulated Museum Environment and Cyclic Neutral Salt Fog”. The European Corrosion Congress 9 - 13 September 2012, Istanbul Turkey.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z. A., Hadfield, M. and Smith, R (2012). “Surface and Near Surface Material Characterisation of M10, A Historic Military Tank Destroyer”, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition May 6-10 2012 Renaissance Grand & America's Centre St. Louis, Missouri USA.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., and Garland, N., (2012). “An Experimental Study of Tribo-Corrosion in Historic Military Vehicles”. 4th UK-China Tribology Symposium Lubricated and Chemical aspects of Wear 29th -30th March 2012 Southampton University UK.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z. A., Hadfield, M. and Smith, R., (2011). “The Effects of Fretting Corrosion on the Durability of Drivetrain in Large in-use Historic Vehicles”. STLE 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 15-19 May 2011, Atlanta, GA USA.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., and Hadfield, M., (2012) “Materials Characterisation and Corrosion Damage Evaluation of High Value Military Vehicles” Department of Archaeology and Conservation, SHARE, Cardiff University
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Hadfield, M., Smith. R., (2011) “Conservation and Durability of The Tank Museum Artefacts” Institute of Physics, Mary Rose Trust,Portsmouth.http://www.iop.org/events/scientific/conferences/y/11/interface/page_51175.html
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Hadfield, M., Garland, N., Hind, M., (2010). “Corrosion Mapping and Elemental Identification of Historic Military Vehicles through Non-destructive Methods”, Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University, Shrivenham. http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/cds/cfi/seminar.html
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., and Hadfield, M., (2012) “Analytical Research of Environmental and Tribological Assisted Damage to Large Historic Vehicles” The Tank Museum, BU and EU meeting on Corrosion in Large Vehicles, Bournemouth University.
Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Hadfield, (2010). Corrosion Mapping and Elemental identification of Historic Military Vehicles through Non-destructive Methods, Annual Meeting, The Tank Museum Research Consortium, Department of Materials Oxford University.
Saeed, A and Khan, Z,A., 2011. The Times Higher Education. http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/tag/dec/page/2/
Saeed, A. and Khan, Z. A., 2010. Corrosion mapping of historic military vehicles using the TD Focus-Scan. Ndtnews, http://www.ndtnews.org/content.asp?PageID=1134
Dr. Javeed HussainI am Dr. Javeed Hussain. I am a researcher working from 12 years in the field of Electronics and Communication. My research areas are Sensors, IOT, Cognitive science, Human brain and Machine Interface, Embedded systems. And good at Hands on training, Practical Academic Project programs. Apart from the research field, I am a certified trainer on the latest embedded training boards such as beagle bone, Arduino, raspberry pi, compute stick and so on and having academic experience in dealing classes & Tutorials to UG and PG engineering students and also worked as Administrator in various roles as Head of the Department, various co-ordinators positions, convenor for symposiums & conferences. I was invited from government and agencies to give keynote lectures and consult, by various universities to serve as an external examiner for UG & PG examinations. I was elected as fellow in Institute of Engineers in 2008. I published a book on Design & Development on Robotics Arm and 22 research journal publication with 8 IEEE conference publications.
Mr. Thomas Boughey
English TutorMr. Boughey is a Celta qualified ESOL teacher with several years’ experience teaching in universities and private language institutions in South Africa, South Korea and Oman. He taught Foundation courses at university level with a focus on core skills including Reading, Academic Writing, Listening and Conversational English. He also has experience in teaching Study Skills techniques including analytical reading skills, essay writing techniques and listening skills. Attended a British Council training course on IELTS teaching methods and currently running an EAP IELTS course at the College.
Having taught students on a number of different continents he is familiar with different cultural identities and cultural approaches to learning. He believes that one of his strengths is identifying the cultural nuances and attitudes particular to each culture and tailoring classroom methodology to suit the needs of the students. Mr. Boughey is sensitive to the needs of each student and tries to build a rapport and good working relationship with the students.
In South Korea, He worked in a private English language academy where the curriculum was focused on conversational English for young learners from the ages of 5 to 16 years old. Mr. Boughey lived in Oman for nearly 5 years and his experience at A’Sharqiyah University in Ibra and at the Global College of Engineering and Technology has made him familiar with the academic needs of Omani students. He believe that learning is a lifelong journey and pride himself on his desire to constantly acquire new knowledge with regards to learning methodologies and teaching techniques.
Mr. Vlad Mesina
Senior English TutorMr. Mesina is teaching English and this is his fourth EAP course at the Global College of Engineering Technology. During his academic career, he also worked for Middlesex University (UK), Renmin University (China), and University of York (UK), among other institutions. Mr. Mesina taught Foundation and Pre-sessional courses which involve Academic Writing, Group Presentations, General English and Study Skills such as critical thinking, organisational skills, note-taking, summarising lectures, and research skills (online and offline).
Having 12 years of experience, he believes that he is a natural teacher. Mr. Mesina taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students during his career. In addition, Mr. Mesina is very familiar with international students.
He has a keen interest in science, especially physics, maths and IT, and likes to keep up to date with recent developments by reading journals and periodicals. In 2003, Mr. Mesina successfully went through a full EQUALS examination with Bell School in Bydgoszcz. In Poland, Mr. Mesina taught students ranging in age and level, including general and business English, exam classes (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE), young learners, in-company classes, and one-to-ones. He is versatile, communicative and motivated. A creative person when it comes to using his own materials and He is good at developing a good rapport with students.
Ms. Amira Al-Maawali
English TutorReceived her M.A. in TESOL from the University of Leicester (UK) in 2015, her B.A. in English Education from the University of Nizwa (Oman) 2012. Has three years of teaching experience at the University of Nizwa and a two-semester experience at the Modern College of Business and Science.
Her research interests are Corpus Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Interlanguage, Collocation and Semantics.
Mrs. Zamzam Al Khalili
English TutorHolder of a bachelor degree in English Education. Graduated from Sultan Qaboos University 2013. She has two years of experience in teaching English and she follows an interactive teaching style. She enjoys teaching. She is good at motivating students. She is a sociable person and she likes interacting with people.
Mrs. Marwa Al-Hadhrami
English TutorMs. Marwa Al-Hadhrami is currently teaching English Language for foundation students at Global College of Engineering and Technology. She received her BA degree in English Language from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 2012. She had taught in the Faculty of English Language Studies at Majan College (University College) for three years. She taught a variety of English modules on the Foundation Programme, namely Academic Reading, Vocabulary in Communication, Basic Research Skills and English Language Skills and Studies. She also coordinated Study and Research Skills module. She believes that successful learning is natured by commitment and teamwork.
Her areas of interest include applied linguistics, teaching methods and students’ motivation.
Mr. Jowdat Baluch
English TutorMr. Jowdat Baluch has a Bachelor of Arts in English. He brings with him vast experience as both an educator and global resident. He has taught not only general English courses but also professional development and Business English. Currently teaching at the Global College of Engineering and Technology, he encourages his students to become independent learners and fluent conversationalists.
When not teaching Mr. Baluch enjoys traveling, reading and cultivating new hobbies.
Mr. Jundy D. Lozano
Math TutorMr. Jundy is one of the new addition to the growing GCET Family. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and has completed academic requirements for the degree Master of Science in Mathematics.
Mr. Jundy has been teaching for 15 years in various universities and colleges in his home province, Agusan del Norte of the Philippines. He specialized in teaching undergraduate Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry and Statistics for Engineers. A certified math enthusiast, he found true passion in the area of statistical analysis. He has been involved in many theses and dissertations in both the undergraduate and graduate studies as statistician. He was also invited to several occasions as resource person on statistical methodologies and data treatment.
Mr. Jundy, together with his wife, Ms. Marilyn Lozano, both embarked to a new journey as Mathematics Tutor in GCET and welcome the challenges ahead. They both wish to contribute to the holistic development of their students and the growth of GCET as a family.
Mrs. Marilyn Ayongao-Lozano
Math TutorMarilyn is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a licensed teacher. She has earned units for the degree Master of Science Education Major in Mathematics. She’s been teaching for five years handling undergraduate Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. She always grab opportunities related to Mathematics like seminars and conferences.
Marilyn is a very determined and highly motivated person. She takes her job seriously but still able to see things in perspective and believes that she’s quite easy-going to work with. Her purpose as a teacher is to impart knowledge to the students that can be helpful when they will be facing the real world.
Mr. Tassawar Kamran
Mr. Tassawar Kamran holds a Master degree in English Language & Literature and a Post Graduate Diploma in TEFL.
His career spans over 7 years of teaching to the students of different backgrounds. He has worked for ICI Winnington (Pakistan), Al Ain University of Science and Technology (UAE), Saudi Aramco Academic Unit (KSA) and Al Noor Cultural Center (RAK). He has also conducted different Workplace communication courses at Ministry of Education ( Bukha, Oman) and RAK Ceramics (UAE).
He understands learning styles of his students and is very good at motivating them. He is tech savvy and has a thorough understanding of modern classroom technologies to offer his help to get students learn English at their best.
When not teaching, Mr. Tassawar enjoys travelling, watching movies and listening to Music.
Mr. Yasser Kenesh
Mr. Yasser Kenesh is currently teaching ICT for foundation students at Global College of Engineering and Technology. He received his BSc degree in Computer Networking from Napier University (UK) in 2003 and MSc in Advanced Computer Networks from Glasgow Caledonian University (UK). He has IT network experience with extensive analytical and software experience of investigating and diagnosing network problems and also knowledge of IT operating systems, especially Windows Server (2003, 2008, and 2012), and configurations of Cisco routers and switches. Multi-talented with good all-round technical skills, Yasser has the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships with other support and development teams. He possesses the personal drive required to deliver a service that exceeds the expectations of colleagues and end users through a positive, well organized and structured work ethic.