Ahmed Al-Jumaily Auckland University Of Technology

Professor Ahmed Al-Jumaily puts his role of educator first but throughout his 33-year career he has fused teaching with industrial experience to ensure that theoretical ideas explored in the classroom have found their way into medical equipment used around the world. 

Professor Al-Jumaily, who is founder and Director of AUT’s Institute of Biomedical Technologies, is driven to turn ideas into real outcomes and is always looking for a challenge. It’s a characteristic he fosters among IBTec researchers and bioengineering students at AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences in general. 

He is always looking at new ideas and ways of developing them; an approach that has seen his postgraduate students develop life-saving and life-enhancing respiratory and diagnostic equipment for the medical industry in New Zealand and the United States. 

Professor Al-Jumaily has supervised more than 90 successful postgraduate students in mechanical and biomedical areas and related fields from more than 26 countries and counts this as one of his greatest achievements.

As well as AUT, he has taught at two American and four Middle Eastern universities and is a fellow member of numerous professional organisations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.