Farid Al-Bender obtained his B. Eng. degree from The University of Sheffield, UK, and the M.S. degree in tribology from the University of Leeds, UK, in 1975 and 1976, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1992, where he is working now as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and as a Research Expert in tribology and mechatronics. He is also the Managing Director of the Leuven Air Bearings company. His research interests include air and fluid bearings, friction and hysteresis measurement, modeling and identification, precision and active (mechatronics) systems, and nonlinear systems and phenomena.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2012