Soha Moussa

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Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 ext. 56141
THRN 1341
Seeking academic or industry partnerships in the area(s) of: 
Productivity improvement, Optimization, Quality Control, Supply Chain Management
Available positions for grads/undergrads/postdoctoral fellows: 
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Education and Employment Background

Dr. Soha Eid Moussa received her PhD from the University of Waterloo. She then held positions as Adjunct Research Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, as an Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, and as an Independent Education Professional at the Educational Program Innovation Center in Waterloo. Moussa joined the School of Engineering in 2011 where she is now an Associate Professor.

Research Themes

Moussa’s research is primarily focused on cellular manufacturing and group technology, manufacturing/productivity/optimization, and supply chain management. Moussa also has a passion for teaching and pedagogical research. Key areas of focus include:

  1. Part sequencing and scheduling. Moussa explores the products that are manufactured at a company and groups them based on the parts needed for each product and the order in which the parts are used. This information can be used to arrange the production machines in logical ways, creating an efficient production process.
  2. Supply chain management.
    1. Moussa is also interested in research to explore how to address manufacturing in cases where the product mix changes or when supply chains and shipping influence manufacturing.
    2. Moussa is interested in research related to the impact of plant growth and unexpected events on agricultural environments as related to the food supply chain
  3. Pedagogical research. Moussa explores topics related to teaching and learning, such as the challenges of teaching large classes, and ways to develop distance education courses.


  • Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2014-present
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario, 2005-present
  • Recognition of Teaching Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2000-2007

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