FAYSAL KOLKAILAH

PROFESSOR

Education:

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

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.

Research Interests

  • 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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