Medical Device Quality Engineer First to Receive New Amass Family MSOM Award

Md Khursidul Islam
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Md Khursidul Islam

Md Khursidul Islam is the first recipient of the Amass Family MSOM Award offered through the Master of Science in Operations Management program. The award is given each fall and spring semester and based on academic achievement and financial need.

Islam graduated with a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Connecticut and was in the top 15 percent of his graduating class. After graduation, he started as a controls engineer at Medtronic, where he worked on automated manufacturing assembly stations with extensive exposure to robotics, vision systems, programmable logic controllers and environmental health and safety regulations.

After two years in the position, he moved to a different sector of the medical device industry as a quality engineer for Teleflex's QuikClot Hemostatic Dressings. Five months in the position, Islam admits he has a learning curve ahead of him, but he is quickly getting acclimated to the day-to-day operations of quality control and overseeing the key performance indicator metrics.

Islam states that in order to keep up with the ever-changing medical device industry, he chose to pursue his M.S. in Operations Management to expose himself to different sectors of quality engineering by learning the industrial engineering concepts taught in the program. He hopes this will shape him into a well-rounded employee.

"After completing the MSOM program, I intend to explore a role in the supply chain management field of medical device industry. Given the current supply chain issues, I believe that there are a lot of opportunities for us to improve upon to create a robust manufacturing system where we leverage the subject matter experts in our industry and make efficient and fiscally responsible processes that allow us to source components/finished goods locally," he said.

Islam said he was the recipient of awards during his undergraduate career and credits the generosity of donors for his academic success, and he is grateful he was selected for this award to help continue his professional and academic development. The Amass Family MSOM Award was established through a gift from Edward Amass Jr. M.S.O.M.'13 and his wife, Barbara.

The Master of Science in Operations Management program began in 1974 and is designed for professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, including business and government operations. Students learn how to create value to the production of goods and services while working with worldwide suppliers and customers. To learn more about the Master of Science in Operations Management, visit our website.

 

Contacts

Karin A. Hickenbotham, marketing and communications
Department of Industrial Engineering
479-575-6031, kahicken@uark.edu

Jennifer P. Cook, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, jpc022@uark.edu

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