Lutfar is an Honorary Fellow in the College of Engineering and Science. Prior commencing his Honorary Fellow appointment he initially worked as a factory engineer in a sugar mill, then moved to academia.

Lutfar joined Victoria University in 1992, first as a research fellow and then as a lecturer in mathematics and statistics. He was also the course leader of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) course and coordinated a number of units including Applied Statistics 1, Linear Optimisation Modelling and Professional Engineering Practice.

Recent publications

E. Munapo, S. Kumar and Khan, L.R. (2011),  ‘Reduced Feasible Region and Bounds for Improved Efficiency of the Branch and Bound Method of Linear Integer Programming’, International Journal of Management Prudence, Vol. 2/2, 12-17.

E. Munapo, S. Kumar and Khan, L.R. (2010), ‘Search over the Integer Polyhedron for a Pure Integer Program', AIMS International Journal of Management, Vol. 4/2, 135-144.

Khan, L.R. (2008),  ‘Challenges of Incorporating LiWC (Learning in the Workplace and Community) in Mathematics Units of study’, E-Proceedings of the WACE/ACEN Asia Pacific Conference 2008 held in Sydney, October 2008, 301-307 (proceedings available at

Khan, L.R. and Sarker, R.A. (2002), ‘An Optimal Batch Size for a JIT Manufacturing System’, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol 42, 127-136.

Sarker, R.A. and Khan, L.R. (2001), ‘An Optimal Batch Size under a Periodic Delivery Policy’, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol 32/9, 1089-1099. 

Industry experience

Factory engineer at a sugar mill, 2 years.

Professional memberships

  • Engineers Australia
  • Australian Society for Operations Research
  • Member of Project Management Institute, USA.

Areas of expertise

  • linear programming
  • Combinatorial optimisation problems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Project management

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