In response to the recent advert for the role of Education Affairs Officer, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Zeyad Al-Shibaany to the role.

Zeyad Al-Shibaany is a Lecturer and a Professional Mechatronics Engineer (PhD Candidate at Newcastle University) with ten years of experience both in academia and industry, in Robotics, Mobile Robots, PLC, SCADA Systems, and Sensors and Instrumentation.

In addition to his engineering experience, Zeyad is an expert trainer of Leadership, Project Management and Control, and Sustainable Development. Zeyad has a certificate in Leadership from the University of Cambridge, a Certificate in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management ILM, a certificate in Project Management and Control from the Chartered Management Institute CMI, and a Certificate in Sustainable Development from the University of Queensland (UQ).

Zeyad is also a Certified Member of the Continuous Professional Development UK (CPD UK) (Certificate no. 10549) that provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

Zeyad has planned, developed and implemented the Integrated Building Capacity Program IBCP that has been successfully delivered to trainees at Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Liverpool University, Liverpool John Moores University, Sheffield University, Sheffield Hallam University, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Essex, and the University of Cardiff. The IBCP program is a series of four independent training courses that are accredited by the CPDUK:

  1. Effective Tools and Strategies for Time Management, Tasks Management and Notes Management.
  2. Effective Tools and Strategies for Enterprises and Projects Management.
  3. Effective Tools and Strategies for Business Planning and Entrepreneurship.
  4. Leadership in Management: Planning and Leading with Impact.

Zeyad also provides Train of Trainers (TOT) courses that help instructors at all levels to plan, develop, and deliver professional training courses to their trainees.

Zeyad is a member of the University Learning, Teaching and Students Experience Committee (ULTSEC) at Newcastle University, and a member of the Researcher Development Board, Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, Newcastle University, the UK since 2014.

Zeyad has initiated and chaired the first conference of its kind in the UK in engineering which was fully managed by students and was held on 20 – 21 October at the Great North Museum in Newcastle. This was the International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering ICSAE 2016. Also, he was a chair of sessions and committee member is many international conferences in Canada, Italy, and South Korea.