Dr. Muammer Koc | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Muammer Koç

Dr. Muammer Koç (PhD)

Sustainable Development
College of Science and Engineering

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Dr. Muammer Koç is a Founding Professor of Sustainability. Previously, he held the positions of professor, director, chair, and dean at universities in Turkey and the US. He has a Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University, US (1999) and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Sheffield, UK (2014). His research and teaching interests are in sustainable development, knowledge economy, education & innovation systems, design thinking, organizational and social efficiency, near-zero waste policies and technologies, as well as renewable energy, and additive manufacturing/3DP. Dr. Koç has 400+ publications in various international journals and conferences; published five books; organized, chaired, and co-chaired various international conferences, workshops, and seminars on design, manufacturing, and product development. In addition to his academic and educational activities, he provides consulting services to industry, government, and educational institutes for strategic transformation, business optimization, organizational efficiency, lean operations, restructuring, and reengineering initiatives.


Research Interests

  • Innovation for Sustainability: design innovation and design thinking.
  • Education for Sustainability: underlying learning needs and challenges as well as developing locally relevant progressive policies, programs, and strategies.
  • Sustainable Production & Consumption; Sustainable Energy; Sustainable Financing & Economy.
  • Predictive Modeling: computational systems and agent-based modeling for socio-economic, manufacturing, service, and education systems.


Founding Professor of Sustainability

Sustainable Development Division, College of Science & Engineering, HBKU

2014 – Present
  • Founding Head

    Sustainable Development Division, College of Science & Engineering, HBKU

    2014 – 2022
  • Professor, Chair, and Director/Dean

    Industrial and Systems Engineering, Graduate Schools of Applied and Natural Sciences, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey

    2010 – 2014
  • Director and Associate Professor

    NSF IUCRC Precision Forming, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

    2006 – 2011
  • Assistant Research Scientist/Professor

    NSF ERC Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

    2002 – 2006


Executive MBA

University of Sheffield, UK

  • Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Ohio State University, USA

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

    Ohio State University, USA

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

    Middle East Tech University, Turkey


Selected Publications