Dr. Heshmat Aglan
Dr. Heshmat Aglan was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering (COE) at Tuskegee University. Dr. Aglan has a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of London, England and an M. Eng. and B.S. from Assiut University, Egypt all in mechanical engineering, and a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Macromolecular Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio. Dr. Aglan has worked at Tuskegee University for 25 years strengthening teaching, research and outreach with local, national and internationally recognized research.
He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and previously served as the Associate Dean of COE. In projects focusing on reforming engineering curriculum funded by NSF, Aglan spearheaded the development of hands-on courses for engineering students, through the design and development of modules with embedded assessment.
He has earned numerous honors and awards including a four year appointment in June 2015 by Governor Bentley of the State of Alabama to the State Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, Sage Publishers, Inc., and Associate Director Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Education Coalition (AMSTEC).
Dr Aglan has been responsible for a large number of funded projects at the national and international levels. He has shared his cutting edge engineering research with NASA, DOD, DOE, NSF, DHS, Federal Railroad Administration, Raytheon, Nucor Steel, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and other companies. He has more than 130 refereed journal articles disseminating his research work.
He is a registered professional engineer in both Alabama and Ohio. Aglan has supervised 6 Ph.D. students, more than 40 M.S. students and more than 20 postdoctoral scholars. He has recently been granted two patents by the USPS; one deals with the invention of nanostructured thin films (9034426 Issued: May 19, 2015) and the second on the invention of a technology for in situ repairing of railroad rail head defects (9358628 issued: June 7, 2016).