Ali Fatemi received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in structural analysis and design and his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering in 1985, all from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. He has been on the Faculty of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, since 1987. He was promoted to Professor in 1996. Dr. Fatemi's primary research interests and publications involve mechanical design and materials mechanical behavior in general, and fatigue and fracture mechanics in particular. He has authored or coauthored over 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings dealing with fatigue and fracture, both at the basic level helping to understand fundamental fatigue damage mechanisms as well as in the applied areas facilitating applications of the knowledge learned to the design and life prediction of engineering components and structures. He has coauthored the second edition of a fatigue textbook entitled Metal Fatigue in Engineering published by Wiley in 2000. Dr. Fatemi has had sponsored research grants with a total budget of more than three million dollars. He is a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee E-8 on Fatigue and Fracture, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee. Dr. Fatemi is also a Member of the American Academy of Mechanics. He received The University of Toledo Outstanding Research Award in 2002.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2011