Dr. Atiqullah is a professor of Mechanical Engineering. His areas of interest are Materials Science, Mechanical Design, Optimization, Genetic Algorithm, Simulated Annealing, parallel processing for optimization, as well engineering education and SoTL. He has worked in gas and petroleum industries for 10 years and taught undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering for over 22 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, all in Mechanical Engineering.