Dr. Muhammad Rana is a full-time academic tutor and a leading researcher at UCEM. He has previously worked with the University of Wolverhampton, the University of Salford, and Highways England on various projects in the UK related to highway maintenance, simulation modeling, and lean construction. He is a mechanical engineer and completed his Ph.D. in Construction Management (lean construction and simulation modeling on highway operations) from the University of Salford in 2018.
During the last three years, Dr. Muhammad Rana has won several research funding grants totaling up to £400k from the Innovate UK, Qatar National Research Fund, British Council, Salford University, Highways England, and CIB on various topics of Sustainability, Off-site Construction, Energy Efficiency, Water Management, and Environmental Resilience.
He also publishes frequently on off-site construction, MMC, Lean, and simulation modeling. Recently he has won 3 grants from British Council, Going Global Partnerships, on the critical topic of Gender Equality in Academia and industry in Jordan and Egypt.
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He is responsible for Commercial Management, Construction Project Management, and Sustainability courses at the University College of Estate Management.