Sherif ElWakil, PhD

Chancellor Professor

Mechanical Engineering



Science & Engineering 116


1972 Birmingham University, UK PhD in Mechanical Engineering
1969 Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt MS in Mechanical Engineering
1965 Cairo University, Egypt BS in Mechanical Engineering

Research interests

  • Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Material Science and Engineering

Professor Sherif D. Elwakil joined the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in September 1987 as a full professor. He was promoted to the rank of Chancellor Professor in September 1995, one of two professors only in the College of Engineering.

Professor Elwakil served as the Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department from June 1995 to June 1999. He also served as the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering from December 1999 to September 2000.

Since he joined UMass Dartmouth (formerly SMU), Professor Elwakil developed and taught several courses in the area of Materials and Manufacturing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. These include: Design of Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Materials and Manufacturing Labs, Continuum Mechanics, Plasticity and Metal Forming Theory, and Theory of Elasticity.

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