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MET Department


Contact Information:

Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA, 30060-2896


Phone: 678-915-4993

Room: Q 129

Web address:   



·         Director of the Center for Advanced Materials Research and Education (CAMRE) at SPSU

·         Georgia Registered Professional Engineer

·         Professional affiliation with American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and National Technical Association (NTA)

·         PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1993

·         Graduate Certificate in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS), Georgia Tech, 1993

·         NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NASA Langley Research Center, VA

·         Prior was a Professor, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

·         Worked as Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA and Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ

·         Began at Southern Polytechnic in Fall 2008

·         More Information on Academic Background (Resume)

·         Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Fellow, Munitions Directorate, Eglin AFB, FL, 2010


Fall 2011 Courses and Office Hours


      SPSU Courses:

·         Manufacturing Processes (MET 1311) Projects and Project Presentations

·         Engineering Materials (MET 3131)

·         Advanced Engineering Materials (MET 4133) Projects and Project Presentations

·         Automation Systems and Controls (MET 4341)

·         Machine Design I (MET 4141)

·         Machine Design II (MET 4142)

·         Strength of Materials (ENGR 3131)

·         Dynamics of Machines (MET 3123)

·         MET Orientation (MET 1000)



·         Past and current funded projects overview

·         Author of over 60 publications in composite materials and mechanics disciplines in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings including Journal of Composite Materials, American Society for Composites, Experimental Mechanics, Journal of Composites Technology and Research, AIAA Journal, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ASTM STPs, and Journal of Composites Part-B: Engineering

·         Serves on the editorial boards of the “AIAA Journal”, “Experimental Mechanics” and “Journal of Composites Science and Technology”

·         Lockheed-Martin F22 Engineering Week Case Study Organizer

·         Research Activities funded by Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Sonoco, Gordon Composites-Polystrand, Southwest Research Institute, Thiokol, Honeywell, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Air Force (AFOSR), Office of Naval Research, NASA, JPL, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Research Experience:

Polymer characterization, fabrication and processing, Rheology, Thermochemical analysis, experimental mechanics, structural analysis and design, fatigue life assessment, micromechanics and long term durability.

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Courses Taught at Clark Atlanta University:

Mechanics of Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics, Mechanical Components Design, Mechanical Systems Design, Introduction to Engineering, Mechanics of Composite Materials (Graduate Level).