Associate Professor
Azharul Karim

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering


Renewable Energy, Thermal Storage, Food Engineering, Food Drying, Microstructure Investigation of Food, Multiscale Drying Model, Microwave Drying, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Healthcare, Food Supply Chain Optimization


Mechanical Engineering, Food Sciences, Manufacturing Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD in Engineering (The University of Melbourne)

Professional memberships and associations

Editorial Engagements
  1. Associate Editor- Drying Technology (Q1, IF=2.307)
  2. Editorial Board Member- Nature Scientific Reports (Q1, IF=4.259)
  3. Guest Editor: Energies (Q1. IF=2.707)
  4. Editorial Board Member- International Journal of Food Properties (Q2, IF=1.398)
  5. Editorial Board Member- Annals of Nutritional Food & Current Research
  6. Editorial Board Member- American Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics
  7. Editor in Chief- Journal of Energy and Food Processing (ISSN 2206-1312)

Professional Membership
  1. Engineers Australia
  2. International Association of Engineering and Food
  3. IEEE
  4. Engineer’s Institution of Bangladesh (IEB)
  5. American Society of Quality (ASQ)


Dr Karim is recognised as an expert in Engineering Curriculum Development. He developed nationally and internationally recognised and award-winning real-world project based learning (PBL) programs for postgraduate students, and manufacturing simulations in the classroom setting for undergraduate students. He was honoured with a Global Engineering Education Award in 2018. He worked as a member of review panel for Master of engineering course at the University of Johannesburg. He has led the redesign of Master of Engineering Management course (BN87) and the introduction of an Engineers Australia Accredited Professional Masters course (EN55).

Dr Karim’s current teaching activities include teaching and coordination of the following units:

  • Lean Manufacturing (3rd Year Undergraduate)
  • Total Quality Management (Postgraduate)
  • Enterprise Recourse Planning (Postgraduate)
  • Advanced Engineering Design and Maintenance (Postgraduate)

 Course Leader: Master of Engineering Management (BN87)

Subject Area Coordinator: Master of Professional Engineering (EN55)


Selected publications

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