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