Dr. Ali Fatemi is the new Chair of Mechanical Engineering

He comes to us from the University of Toledo where he has served for 30 years in various capacities. Most recently, he has been the Distinguished University Professor of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. For the past 14 years, he has provided leadership to the department's Mechanics and Design Focus Group. He is a leading expert in fatigue and fracture of materials and has been conducting research projects on these topics for many companies in the automotive, aerospace, power generation, and defense industries and he is currently conducting research in the area of additive manufacturing. His textbook, "Metal Fatigue in Engineering", is widely used at US universities. He will also hold the Ring Companies Chair of Engineering.He is an internationally recognized expert on the topics of fatigue and fracture .