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Dr. Nael Barakat 

Dr. Heidi Jiao

Nael Barakat

Nael Barakat, Ph.D. P.Eng. FASME
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering 
Program Chair

School of Engineering -    Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Grand Valley State University
301 W Fulton St. KEN 136
Grand Rapids, MI. 49504

Voice: 616.331.6750
Fax:    616.331.7215

     Heidi Jiao

Heidi Jiao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering Program Chair


School of Engineering - Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Grand Valley State University
301 W Fulton St. KEN 136
Grand Rapids, MI. 49504

Voice: 616.331.6750
Fax:    616.331.7215

Dr. Nael Barakat is the Mechanical Engineering program chair at GVSU, a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a fellow of the ASME.

He joined GVSU Engineering in 2005 after three years of university teaching and four years of industrial experience and consulting,including companies like: "Brown and Sharpe" and "Agere Systems." Dr. Barakat holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada.

His areas of interest include NEMS, Controls, Robotics, Automation, Systems Integration, Metrology, as well as Engineering Ethics, professionalism, and Education

 

Dr. Jiao received her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Nankai University, China and her Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She joined GVSU in 2004 after spending several years working as an engineer and researcher at Motorola, Bell Labs, and AVC Global Services.

Dr. Jiao's teaching and research interests include inorganic/organic solar cell characterization and fabrication, organic light emitting diodes, thin-film transistors, nano-materials, nano-devices, MEMs sensors, fiber optics, and optical communication networks

 

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This work has been supported by an National Science Foundation (NSF) grant number
NUE 09-533 for the period of Jan 2010 - Dec 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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