Ahmed A Swidan , Ph.D.

3rd Lecturer

Biography
Education
Affiliation
Honours & Awards
Field of Interest
Academic Experience
Work Experience
Community Service
Publications
Research Indicators
Funds and Projects
Teaching
Office Hours
Others

Biography

  • Dr Ahmed Swidan is a Marine Engineer (Mechanical) with over 20 years of maritime experience across the navy, ship industry and academia. Ahmed is a consultant for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and a committee member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architecture - ACT division, Australia. His personal research interests are in the design of mechanical systems, AI - Machine Learning, Reliability, Design of high-speed marine crafts, autonomous underwater vehicles, and aspects of offshore design.
    Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer at AASTMT and has also served as a senior lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering and IT at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, for nearly two years. Previously, worked as a Lecturer in Maritime Engineering at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania (UTAS) for more than six years.
    Ahmed has also gained hands-on-experience from his work in the maritime industry, which concluded a total of 11 years in aspects of vessel management, classification & certification, operations, hull and machinery repair, conversion, system design and construction. This experience was gained through a variety of roles ranging from Chief Marine Engineer aboard warships, Naval Project Manager to Chief Technical Superintendent of numerous commercial vessels.
    Dr Swidan obtained his Ph.D in Maritime Engineering from AMC, UTAS in 2016. He has extended / strong professional network within the international maritime domain, as he is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust), Fellow and Chartered Marine Engineer of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng – Engineering Council of Great Britain).

    Academic Supervision:
    Supervise/d the following people:
    1. Postdoctoral Research work
    1.1. Dr Alaa Osman in Fluid Mechanics at UNSW, Australia, June 2019 to November 2019.

    2. Ph.D Thesis
    2.1. Eng. Ahmed Shama - Fluid Structure Interaction at UNSW, Australia, 2019 to present.

    2.2. Captain Ahmed Elnoury - Smart Suez Canal at AASTMT, EGY, 2020 to Present.

    2.3. Eng. Walid Bahgat - Water Desalination and Energy Recovery at AASTMT, EGY, 2020 to Present.

    3. MSc degree
    3.1. Eng. Sammar Abbas - "Transforming Expert Knowledge into Machine Learning" at the Australian Maritime College, UTAS, Australia, 2016 to 2018.

Funds and Projects

  • University of Tasmania
    Full Time Ph.D Scholarship
    MM
    Funded Project - 200,000 AUD
  • Australian Research Council
    Aspects of High-Speed Marine Crafts Design
    MM
    Funded Project - 100,000 AUD
  • Defence
    Defence Related Research
    MM
    Funded Project - 30,000 AUD
  • University of New South Wales
    Developing Experimental Facility at UNSW.
    MM
    Funded Project - 50,000 AUD
  • Australian Ship Building Company
    Consultation Work - Developed and Run Workshop to Senior Engineering level.
    MM
    Consulting Project - 15,000 AUD
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Academic Experience

  • Chair Panel, Sep 2017 - up till now
    - The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE 2019), and The International Conference of Systems Engineers, Test and Evaluation (SETE 2019).
    International Conferences
  • Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Jun 2017 - up till now
    Led the Maritime Engineering program at UNSW. Committee member of the teaching quality team at UNSW. Member of LARGE Group for enhancing the postgraduate programs at UNSW. Until December 2019.
    School of Mechanical Engineering and IT
  • Guest Speaker, Jan 2017 - up till now
    The 2019 Australian Naval Engineering Community Conferences in Sydney, the theme for this year’s conference was a ‘Thinking Navy’. Presented the advancement in educational trends for Marine Engineering Officers.
    Royal Australian Navy - Director Engineering
  • Reviewer, Oct 2016 - up till now
    Ocean Engineering (Elsevier) Offshore and Ships Structure (Taylor and Francis) and Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Springer).
    Scientific Journals
  • Second Lecturer at AASTMT, Jun 2016 - up till now
    Teaching and Research. ISO Internal Auditor. Contributed to the College accreditation documents. Developed and Coordinated Final Year Projects. From Nov. 2020
    Marine Engineering Technology
  • Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College, Dec 2013 - up till now
    Teaching and Research, Consultancy work, Course Coordination, Organising Conferences, Accreditation documents, Developing and delivering Workshops for ADNOC and the Australian Shipbuilding Companies. Until June 2018.
    National Centre for Marine Engineering and Hydrodynamics
  • Third Lecturer at AASTMT, Oct 2009 - Jun 2016
    Teaching and Research. ISO Internal Auditor.
    Marine Engineering Technology

Work Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Jun 2018 - Dec 2019
    School of Mechanical Engineering and IT
    University of New South Wales
    Led the Maritime Engineering program at UNSW, Committee member of the teaching quality team at UNSW, Member of LARGE Group for enhancing the postgraduate programs at UNSW.
  • Lecturer, Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
    National Centre for Marine Engineering and Hydrodynamics
    Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania
    Teaching and Research, Consultancy work, Course Coordination, Organising Conferences, Accreditation, Developing and Delivering Workshops for ADNOC and the Australian Shipbuilding Companies.
  • Second Lecturer, Oct 2009 - up till now
    Marine Engineering Technology
    AASTMT
    Teaching and Research - ISO 9001 Internal Auditor - Graduate Projects Coordinator -Contributed in Accreditation of the College Courses.
  • Superintendent Engineer, Jul 2009 - Oct 2010
    Technical Management
    Al-Kahera for fast ferries and maritime transport
    Ensured a compliant Earned Value Management System, and maintained optimised staff levels, balancing cost and performance - Provided leadership and coordination in a team environment.
  • Marine Chief Engineer, Jun 2000 - Jun 2009
    Technical Department
    Egyptian Naval Forces
    Served as Marine Chief Engineer aboard Warships and as a Project Manager for developing the propulsion system of a warship.

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Supervising Higher Degree by Resaerch (HDR) Students, University of New South Wales, Apr 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Foundations of University Learning and Teaching Program (FULT), University of New South Wales, Apr 2019
  • Certificate in Project Management, University New South Wales, Sep 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Mindful Leadership, Australian Institute of Management, Jul 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Assertiveness Techniques, Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Nov 2017
  • Ccertificate in Small giants and the purpose of business, Institute of Engineers Australia, Apr 2016
  • Ph.D in Maritime Engineering - Mechanics, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Dec 2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Research Techniques, University of Tasmania, Jun 2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute - USA, Aug 2012
  • MSc.Eng in Maritime Engineering - Mechanics, AASTMT, Feb 2012
  • Certificate in Professional Instructor, Booz | Allen | Hamilton - USA Training Company, Nov 2008
  • Certificate in Maintenance and Overhaul of ZF Gearbox Type BW 1502, ZF Co. - Training Centre in Germany, Mar 2008
  • Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Booz | Allen | Hamilton - USA Training Company, Aug 2007
  • Unlimited Certificate of Competency (CoC) in Marine Chief Engineer - Class 1, AASTMT, Dec 2006
  • Certificate in Advanced Firefighting Systems, Booz | Allen | Hamilton - USA Training Company, Sep 2005
  • Unlimited Certificate of Competency (CoC) in Maritime Second Engineer, Naval Higher Institute, Dec 2003
  • Certificate in Firefighting and Damage Control, Booz | Allen | Hamilton - USA Training Company, Dec 2002
  • BSc.Eng in Mechanical Power Engineering, Military Technical College, Jun 2000
  • High School in School, Victoria College, Jul 1995

List of Publications

    • Swidan, A and Thomas, G and Ranmuthugala, D and Penesis, I and Amin, W and Allen, T and Battley, M, "Prediction of Slamming Loads on Catamaran Wetdeck using CFD" , Peer-reviewed: in The 13th international conference on fast sea transportation (FAST) - SNAME, SNAME, Washington DC, USA, presented at The 13th international conference on fast sea transportation (FAST), Washington DC, USA, 01 September 2015 - 04 September 2015 , 2015. [link]
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    • Elsayed H. Hegzy, Mohamad A. Kotb, Ahmed Naguib and Ahmed Swidan, "Preliminary estimation of the principal dimensions of high speed RO-PAX aluminium catamaran ferries" , Port-Said University, Faculty of Engineering,Port-Said Engineering Research Journal, vol.16, no.2, September 2012 , 2012.
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Affiliation

  • Chartered Engineer
    UK Engineering Council - Mechanical Department
  • Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng)
    The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology - UK
  • Committee Member
    Royal Institute of Naval Architecture (RINA)
  • Fellow (FIEAust)
    Institute of Engineers Australia
  • Senior Fellow (FIMarEST)
    The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology - UK
  • Sporting Club - Alexandria
    Social Networking

Teaching

  • Current Courses
    - Maritime Engineering
    - Hydraulics

    Courses Accredited by Engineers Australia:
    - Computational Fluid Dynamics
    - Electrical and Mechanical Plants
    - Thermodynamics and HVAC Systems
    - Maritime Engineering Design
    - Naval Architecture
    - Mechanics of Machinery- Vibration
    - Fluid Mechanics.

    Courses Accredited by Australian Maritime Safety Authority:
    - Advanced Thermodynamics (Steam)
    - Operational Maritime Engineering
    - Maritime Regulations.

Fields of Interest

  • Community Service
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Critical thinking and Innovation
  • Mindful Leadership Techniques
  • Tranforming Expert Knowledge into Machine Learning
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations
  • Fluid Structure Interaction

Research Indicators

Honours & Awards

  • Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania
    Trophy and letter of appreciation (2018)
  • Best Written Paper in Australia
    Walter Atkinson Award - The Royal Institute of Naval Architecture (2019)
  • His Excellency Professor/ Ismail Farag Abdelghaffar - President of AASTMT
    Letter of Appreciation (2020)
  • Royal Australian Navy - Innovation Group
    Medal and certificate of appreciation (2019)

Community Service

  • RE-Engineering Australia (REA) Competition
    Judge
  • Rotary Club of Alexandria
    Member
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematcs (STEM)
    Supervisor
  • The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC)
    Volunteer supervisor

Others

  • Hobbies:
    Into History
    Promoting STEM Education
    Charity works and Community Service

    Sports:
    Diving, Surfing, Hiking and Walking.

Address : College of Maritime Transport and Technology, Abu-Qir Campus, Alexandria, Egypt.

Phone : +(20 3) 5622366

mobile : 01099367404

Room No: 104

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