Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in design optimization, machine design, theoretical and applied mechanics, product development, and vehicle integration.
Dr. El-Sayed is well recognized technical leader in vehicle integration, vehicle development, optimization, and validation. He is SAE and ASME Fellow. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing and the Inaugural Chair of the SAE Journals’ Editorial Board. Through his research, teaching, and industrial practice he made numerous original contributions to advance the state of the art in theoretical and applied mechanics, Design optimization, product development, performance integration, vehicle development process, lean design, and integrated design and manufacturing. Currently, Dr. El-Sayed has over thirty years of industrial, teaching, and research experience, several patents, and over a hundred publications in the field of automotive design, optimization, development, and validation. Dr. El-Sayed worked as lead engineer and subject matter expert on design optimization, quality, durability, and reliability integration of several General Motors vehicles and architectures. He earned several awards from GM related to vehicle development and validation. Dr. El-Sayed has also worked as the director of engineering and chief engineer and consultant for several automotive suppliers.
Dr. El-Sayed views Kettering students as future engineering leaders and feels that they are different from students at other colleges due to their real engineering experience, leadership potential, and professional maturity. He had a desire to teach at Kettering because he believes "that engineering is an art as well as a science profession" and that "Kettering is one of the unique universities that provide a balanced experience in both." In fact El-Sayed's favorite aspect of teaching at Kettering is the "ties with the real engineering world and focus on experiential learning."
He would tell prospective students that "if they like technology and would like to be one of its leaders, come to Kettering."
Hidden talents and outside interests: When not teaching the engineering leaders of tomorrow, El-Sayed enjoys community service and conducting research.
Theoretical and applied mechanics
Product development and validation
Vehicle development and Integration