Prof. George Youssef, Ph.D., P.E.

 

Research Interests

Investigating and understanding the mechanical response of polymers and fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composite materials under various strain rates and environmental conditions. Studying the electro-magneto-mechanical response of complex geometry composite multiferroic materials.

 

Education

         Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, December 2010.

         M.S., Structural and Solid Mechanics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, March 2009.

         M.S., System Dynamics and Controls, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Northridge, California, June 2007.

         B.S., Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Northridge, California, August 2005.

Experience

  • Professor: Mechanical Engineering Department, San Diego State University. Duties involve 1) teaching mechanics and design courses; 2) advising graduate and undergraduate students; 3) directing the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (EML). August 2021 –.
  • Associate Professor: Mechanical Engineering Department, San Diego State University. Duties involve 1) teaching mechanics and design courses; 2) advising graduate and undergraduate students; 3) directing the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (EML). August 2018 – August 2021.
  • ONR Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Center for Innovation in Ship Design at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center. Duties involved: mechanics-based theoretical analysis of Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) materials and structures using a multiscale approach that bridged micromechanics to structural levels. Summer 2018.
  • Assistant Professor: Mechanical Engineering Department, San Diego State University. Duties involve 1) teaching mechanics and design courses; 2) advising graduate and undergraduate students; 3) directing the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (EML). August 2015 – August 2018.
  • ONR Summer Faculty Research Fellow: Center for Innovation in Ship Design at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center. Duties included researching the feasibility of fuel cells as the primary power source and integrating fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composite shafts and propellers in the marine environment. Summer 2016.
  • Assistant Professor: Mechanical Engineering Department, California State University Northridge. Duties involved: 1) teaching mechanics and design courses; 2) advising graduate and undergraduate students; 3) establishing and directing the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (EML). August 2011 – August 2015.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles. Duties involved: 1) Education Director for the Center of Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems; 2) co-created a course to facilitate STEM outreach. Winter 2013 – Spring 2016.
  • Lecturer: Mechanical Engineering Department, California State University Northridge. Duties involved: 1) teaching undergraduate courses; 2) supervise senior design projects. Fall 2007 – Summer 2011.
  • Engineering Consultant: MG&B Engineering, Inc. Founder and owner of the company. Responsible for expanding the customer base, provided root-cause corrective actions for existing technical problems, and advised on technology and process improvements. August 2008 – December 2010.
  • Special Technology Engineer: PPG Aerospace (Sierracin/Sylmar). Responsible for developing new physical vapor deposition thin-film processes and automated equipment. February 2005 – July 2007.

Honors and Awards

  • Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award – San Diego State University, 2022
  • Presidential Research Fellow – San Diego State University, 2021
  • SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisors Award – Society of Automotive Engineers, 2020
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award – San Diego County Engineering Council, 2020
  • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award – Society of Automotive Engineers, 2016
  • Grant and Research Enterprise Writing Fellowship, 2015.
  • Distinguished Engineering Educator – San Fernando Valley Engineers Council, 2014
  • Engineering Merit Award – San Fernando Valley Engineers Council, 2012
  • California State University Northridge, College of Engineering and Computer Science Research Fellow, 2012
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