Professor Mohammed Omar is the founding chair for the Department of Engineering Systems and Management at Masdar Institute, and the director of the Institute center for Smart and Sustainable Systems iSmart, and the Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Material Science Research. Prior to joining MI, Dr. Omar served as a Graduate coordinator, an associate professor and as a founding faculty for the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research CU-ICAR in Greenville SC, and the US Department of Energy GATE center of excellence. Dr. Omar’s research has been recognized through the Society of manufacturing Engineers SME through their Outstanding Manufacturing Engineering award and by the Society of Mobility Engineering SAE through their Foundation Award for Leadership; Dr. Omar research in more than 100 and publications, 6 books, and 4 patents ”