Dr. Sherif D. El Wakil is an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he held the rank of Chancellor Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. El Wakil currently serves as a consultant for product failure analysis and product design assessment and as a technical expert witness before courts.
Dr. El Wakil has over 40 years of experience in academia, teaching various manufacturing engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also served in various administrative functions, including Dean, Chairman of the Academic Council of the College of Engineering, and Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. El Wakil has implemented multiple programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and oversaw their ascendancy to national ranking. Dr. El Wakil is the author of "Processes and Design for Manufacturing" which has been translated into multiple languages and adopted at many of the world's top engineering programs. He received many research grants from NSF, NIST, SME, and was awarded the USAF Fellowship.
Dr. El Wakil provided consulting work for numerous national and international manufacturing corporations, and served as an expert witness before courts. He has been a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) since 1984, and was elected a member of the North American Manufacturing Research Institute (NAMRI) in the same year. He also served as a member and chair of the Curriculum Committee of the SME Education Foundation. His professional excellence and consistent contributions to the activities of the SME have been acknowledged with the President's Award twice, in 1985 and 2006. Finally, he became a life-long member of SME in 2015.
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I currently serve as a consultant for product failure analysis and product design assessment and as a technical expert witness before courts.