Dr. Nael Barakat is a professor of Engineering at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Grand Rapids, MI. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Barakat holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada. His areas of interest include Controls, Robotics, Automation, Systems dynamics and Integration, as well as Engineering Ethics, professionalism, and Education.
Dr. Barakat is serving as the chair of the Technology and Society (T & S) Division and as the ASME district B leader. He also serves as the treasurer and secretary for the ASEE Engineering Ethics Dvision.
Nadia Sunny is pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Grand Valley State University, Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2004 and Master’s in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University in 2008. She has a diverse work experience in mechanical fabrication company, urea process plant, telecommunication equipment vendor and bank. She received excellence awards from her employer in 2009, 2011 and 2012 for successful project management. Her areas of work and research interest are device design and regulation on medical devices.
I have been working as a research assistant in supply-demand planning of Lithium-ion batteries for electric drive vehicles while pursuing my MS in Product Design & Manufacturing Engineering in Grand Valley State University. I pursued my bachelor in Industrial & Production Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2012. My areas of interests are manufacturing processes, quality management, supply chain management etc.
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