Magdy Akladios

Magdy Akladios, Ph.D., PE, CSP, CPE, CSHM

Department Chair of Physical and Applied Sciences and Professor of Industrial Hygiene and Safety,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283 3744
Office: B3531-4


Dr. Akladios is a Tenured Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (2011-present), before which, he was an Assistant Professor (2005-2011), then Associate Professor at UHCL (2011-2017).  Prior to coming to UHCL, he was an Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor at West Virginia University (1996-2005).  Dr. Akladios' education includes a PhD in Industrial Engineering, a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master's degree in Occupational Health & Safety (Industrial Hygiene), an MBA, and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.  In addition, he is also a Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), a Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM), and a Certified Member of the Egyptian Syndicate for Mechanical Engineers.  He is also a member of the Industrial Engineers' Honorary Society (Alpha-Pi-Mu), a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), and a Senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Dr. Akladios is an experienced researcher, a capable educator, and an effective trainer with specific knowledge concerning a wide variety of programs, including occupational safety and health in general and construction industries, ergonomics, and human factors.  He has acted as PI or Co-PI for a number of grants and projects.  He has also been involved in curriculum development, authoring book chapters, professional journal articles, an editor on professional journals, and a variety of other publications.  He served on PhD and Master's Thesis/Dissertation committees and advised students in the fields of his expertise.  In addition, he has also served as an ABET-Program Evaluator (PEV), and Team Chair.  He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Dr. Akladios is also involved with non-academic credit and continuing-Ed training centers such as College of the Mainland (COM), and has provided consultation services for a number local oil companies including ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BHP Billiton, Humantech, TransCanada, etc., in ergonomics.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • ENSC 5931: Teaching Env. Science
  • ENSC 5530 (Research Methods) + ENSC 6838: Capstone
  • INDH 3332: Principles of Professional Safety
  • INDH 3333: Env. S&H
  • INDH 3340: Techniques of Safety Engineering & Analysis
  • INDH 4316: Hazard Analysis & Accident Investigation
  • INDH 4321: Ergonomics & Work Place Design
  • INDH 4333: OSHA Standards for Const. & General Industry
  • INDH 4341: Advanced Studies in IH/Safety
  • INDH 5131: Controls of Occ. Hazards
  • INDH 5334/SENG 5334: Human Factors Engineering
  • INDH 5335: HF/Ergo Methods & Analysis Techniques
  • INDH 5336-Env. Health & Safety
  • INDH 6332: Safety Engineering

Research Projects

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Business Economics

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the UHCL 5-year service award (2011)
  • Recipient of the UH Cullen College of Engineering "Outstanding Lecturer Award" (2008-2009)
  • Recipient of the WVU Extension Service's 2004 Extension Performance Award for "Team Program Excellence"
  • Recipient of the WVU Extension Service's 2004 Extension Performance Award for "Outstanding Advanced Researcher"
  • Recipient of the Industrial Engineers' Honorary Society (Alpha-Pi-Mu).
  • Graduate Fellowship (Teaching Assistant). Management Information Systems class, College of Business & Economics, WVU (1994-1995).
  • Graduate Fellowship (Graduate Research Assistant). Institute for Safety & Health Training, WVU (1993-1995).
  • Scholarship recipient, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), (1992-1993).
  • Merit recipient as an outstanding WVU Employee for 7 consecutive years. I was rated "Excellent" in Research, Teaching, and Service from both the P&T committee and Center Director of WVU Extension