• B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
  • M.B.A., Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • M.S., Portland State University
  • Ph.D., Portland State University

Research Interests

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Technology Assessment
  • Technology Roadmapping
  • Multicriteria Decision Making
  • Project Management


Momtaj Khanam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management. She joined St. Mary’s University in August 2021. She earned her bachelor’s in Metallurgical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and an M.B.A. from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. She completed master’s and doctoral degrees in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University (PSU).

She teaches the special topics course titled, People Management in Engineering and Engineering Economy.

Khanam worked in the field of energy and energy efficiency projects funded by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), one of the leading federal agencies in the Pacific Northwest. As a research fellow, she worked closely with the members of the Regional Emerging Technologies Advisory Committee (RETAC), Norwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and Energy Trust of Oregon. She won the Norwest Energy XP Prize and contributed to the project for load characterization, modeling, and forecasting.

She is a professional member of ASEM (American Society of Engineering Management) and a member of the editorial review board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (TEM).


M. Khanam, “Subject Matter Expert (SME) Management Strategy for Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM): A Case Study of Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM),” 2023 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Monterrey, Mexico, 2023, pp. 1-31, doi: 10.23919/PICMET59654.2023.10216825.

Khanam, M., Garces, E., Daim, T.U., Alsoubaie, F. (2023). Technology Domain Analysis: Ecosystem for Proactive Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector. In: Daim, T.U., Dabić, M. (eds) Cybersecurity. Applied Innovation and Technology Management. Springer, Cham.

Momtaj Khanam, Tugrul Daim (2021), “A market diffusion potential (MDP) assessment model for residential energy efficient (EE) technologies in the U.S.,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 144, pp. 1 – 13.

Momtaj Khanam and Tugrul U.Daim (2017), “A regional technology roadmap to enable the adoption of CO2 heat pump water heater: A case from the Pacific Northwest, USA,” Energy Strategy Reviews, Volume 18, pp. 157-174.

Momtaj Khanam, Husam Barham, Alaa Nour, Sallam Thabet, Tugrul Daim (2017), “Technology Assessment in the Energy Sector,” Research and Development Management, pp. 61-85.

Rafaa Khalifa, Chih-Jen Yu, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Momtaj Khanam, Tugrul U. Daim (2018), “Landscape Analysis: Fracking Technology,” Infrastructure and Technology Management, pp. 19-44.

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