Faysal Kolkailah

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Office: 192-325
Phone Number: 805-756-2393
Email: fkolkail(place an 'at' sign here)calpoly.edu



Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Louisiana State University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1980-1982

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering 1977-1978

University of Cincinnati, Aerospace Engineering Department

Cincinnati, Ohio. 1978-1980

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Cairo University, Aerospace Engineering Department

Cairo, Egypt. 1964-1970

Teaching Activities:

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Chairman of the Tenured Faculty

California Polytechnic State University, Aerospace Engineering Department. San Luis Obispo California.  1984-present.

Developed, established, and taught nine graduate and undergraduate aerospace laboratories in the areas of composite analysis and design, structure analysis, structural dynamics, fatigue and fracture mechanics, aerospace engineering, numerical analysis, experimental analysis, and aeroelasticity to serve all aircraft and spacecraft structure courses.

Visiting Professor

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mechanical Engineering Department

Honolulu, Hawaii.  Summer 1990 and Summer 1991

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Member of the Graduate Faculty

University of New Orleans, Mechanical Engineering Department

New Orleans, Louisiana.  1982-1984

Graduate Research Interests:

  • Advanced Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Advanced Composite Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Airworthiness and Aeroelasticity
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Experimental and Numerical Methods

Academic and Research Activities

Director of International Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Research Program

Founded and developed a joint Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Research Program with four different universities in Egypt.  1991-present.

Directed four post-doctoral research and six doctoral dissertations.

Advised over one hundred masters theses

Member of many national and international committees and organizations.

Published a chapter in a composite materials book in the UK.

Office Hours for Spring 2019

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