Dr. P. K. Mallick is the William E. Stirton Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the director of the Center for Lightweighting Automotive Materials and Processing at the university. His principal research areas are mechanical properties, design, joining and processing of polymers, composites and lightweight automotive materials. He has authored or co-authored four books on fiber reinforced composites, including two textbooks, “Fiber Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing and Design” and “Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites”. He has also coauthored and edited a book, titled “Materials, Manufacturing and Design for Lightweight Vehicles”. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the American Society for Composites.
Ghassan T. Kridli is Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at the College of Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in the area of design and manufacturing. Ghassan leads the effort in program assessment for continuous improvement and is active in curriculum development. In addition, he is active in promoting engineering education to underrepresented groups.
Ghassan’s research focuses on the application of fundamental engineering knowledge in the design and manufacture of sheet metal products of lightweight alloys. His work has significant industrial applicability and includes mechanical and metallurgical characterization of light alloys coupled with numerical models for predicting the material formability.
Ghassan received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami in 1986 and 1988, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1997. Since then he has been a faculty member in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK, 2002
M.S. Steel Metallurgy, Technological Institute of Morelia, Mexico, 1997
B.Eng. Industrial Engineering in Steel Metallurgy, Technological Institute
of Morelia, Mexico, 1995
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Associate Professor, 2010-present, full time
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Assistant Professor, 2003-2010, full time
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