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Dr. Mohamad Y. Jaber

Mohamed Jaber
BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 557623

Areas of Academic Interest

Learning and forgetting curves

Sustainable logistics

Inventory and supply chain management


Year University Degree
1996 University of Nottingham PhD
1986 Wichita State University MSc
1984 Wichita State University BSc

Selected Courses

Course Code Course
IND 508 Operations Research I
IND 604 Operations Research II
ME8128 Probabilistic Models in Operations Research


You never know where life will take you. In the 1990s, when Mohamad Jaber was working as a part-time engineering management instructor at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University, a colleague asked him to do some analysis for a paper. “It had never occurred to me to do research,” he recalls. “But I discovered I love it.”

Inspired by that experience, Jaber decided to pursue a PhD part time at the University of Nottingham in England while continuing to live and work in Beirut. “For five academic years, I would submit my students’ final grades and then fly to England to spend the summer conducting research for my doctorate.”

Jaber has since generated novel ideas that bridge mechanical and industrial engineering in areas such as worker learning and forgetting, inventory management and sustainable supply chains. “I’m so glad I found research,” he says. “It’s a source of continuous enjoyment for me.”

Mohamed Jaber

“By borrowing concepts from mechanical and industrial engineering, we can enhance management thinking.”

  • SRC FEA Award
  • Nasr, W.W., and Jaber, M.Y. “Specialized and Flexible Servers Subject to the Effects of Learning and Forgetting.” Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 131, 2019, pp. 477-487.
  • Jawad, H., Jaber, M.Y., and Nuwayhid, R.Y. “Improving Supply Chain Sustainability Using Exergy Analysis.” European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 269. no. 1, 2018, pp. 258-271.
  • Bazan, E., Jaber, M.Y., and Zanoni, S. “Carbon emissions and energy effects on a two-level manufacturer-retailer closed-loop supply chain model with remanufacturing subject to different coordination mechanisms.” International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 183, 2017, pp. 394-408.
  • Batarfi, R., Jaber, M.Y., and Aljazzar, S.M. “A profit maximization for a reverse logistics dual-channel supply chain with a return policy.” Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 106, 2017, pp. 58-82.
  • Bazan, E., Jaber, M.Y., and Zanoni, S. “A review of mathematical inventory models for reverse logistics and the future of its modeling: An environmental perspective.” Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 40, no. 5-6, 2016, pp. 4151-4178.

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  • Associate editor, Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Area editor, Computers and Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Experience: Construction Management
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Member of the advisory committee for the annual International Symposium on Logistics
  • Canadian Operational Research Society
  • International Society for inventory Research
  • Production and Operations Management Society