Akasheh, Firas

Firas Akasheh, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 334 727 8861
Fax: 334 727 8090
Email: fakasheh@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Education
Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, May 2007
M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University August 2002
B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1990

Appointments

1/2008-present        Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept, Tuskegee University
6/2007-12/2007       Research Associate, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University

Research Interests
Plasticity, Dislocation Dynamics, manufacturing, nanoscale metallic composites, computational solid mechanics

Teaching Interests
Materials science and engineering, manufacturing, finite element method, computational methods, Dynamics, Theory of Machines

Publications

  1. F. Akasheh, “Dislocation Dynamics”, Chapter Four in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals: Using Multiscale Modeling to Invigorate Engineering Design with Science, authored/edited by Mark F. Horstemeyer, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NJ, 2012.
  2. H. M. Zbib, C. Overman, F. Akasheh, and David Bahr, “Analysis of plastic deformation in nanoscale metallic multilayers with coherent and incoherent interfaces”, International Journal of Plasticity, v 27, n 10, p 1618-1639, October 2011.
  3. Ioannis N. Masterakos, Firas E. Akasheh, and Hussein M. Zbib, “Treating internal surfaces and interfaces in discrete dislocation dynamics”, J. Mech. Behav. Mater. 20, p. 13-20, 2011.
  4. F. Akasheh and H. M. Zbib, “Multiscale modeling and simulation of deformation in nanoscale metallic multilayered composites”, book chapter, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials and Structures, edited by Young Kwon, David Allen, and Ramesh Talreja, Springer, 2008.
  5. F. Akasheh, H. M. Zbib, and T. Ohashi, “Multiscale modeling of size effect in FCC crystals: Discrete dislocation dynamics and dislocation-based gradient plasticity”, Philosophical Magazine, vol. 87, no. 8-9, 2007, p 1307-1326
  6. K.A. Nibur, F. Akasheh, D. F. Bahr, “Analysis of dislocation mechanisms around indentations through slip step observations”, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 42, no. 3, 2007, p 889-900.
  7. F. Akasheh, H. M. Zbib, J. P. Hirth, R. G. Hoagland, and A. Misra, “Dislocation dynamics analysis of dislocation intersections in nanoscale metallic multilayered composites”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 101, no, 8, p 084314 (2007).
  8. F. Akasheh, H. M. Zbib, J. P. Hirth, R. G. Hoagland, and A. Misra, “Interactions between threading dislocation and parallel finite interfacial arrays in nanoscale strained layers”, Journal of Applied Physics vol. 102, no.3, p 034314 (2007)
  9. Firas Akasheh, John Fraser, Susmita Bose, and Amit Bandyopadhayay, “Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers: Influence of Structural Parameters on device Performance”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 52, no. 3, 2005, p 455-468
  10. 10.  Firas Akasheh, Todd Myers, John Fraser, Susmita Bose, and Amit Bandyopadhayay, “Development of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (pMUTs)”, Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, vol. 111, n 2-3, Mar 15, 2004, p 275-287.

Proceeding Paper- Peer Reviewed

  1. F. Akasheh, R. Echempati, and A. L. Sala, “Assessment of student learning through homework intervention method”, 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, AC 2012-3610.
  2. Siddique, Z., Saha, M. C., Akasheh, F., Arif, S., and Barua, B., “Scenario-based learning environment to support peer-learning”, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2012-70698.
  3. F. Akasheh and D. Davis, “Undergraduate homework assignments that achieve desired learning outcomes”, 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, AC 2011-565.
  4. Brown, A. O., Jensen, D. D., Rencis, J. J., Wood, K. L,, Watson, K. A., Chen, C., Labay, V. A., Orabi, I. I., Akasheh, F. E., Wood, J. J., Hackett, R. K., Jackson, K. S., Liu, J., Schimpf, P. H., Pham, A., Zimowski, K., Taylor, K., “Improving student learning using finite element learning modules, an update in research findings”, 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, AC 2012-3981.
  5. F. Akasheh and D. Davis, “Undergraduate homework assignments that achieve desired learning outcomes”, 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, AC 2011-565.
  6. Saha, M. C., Siddique, Z., Barua, B., and Akasheh, F., 2010, “Create your Scenario Interactively (CSI) – A Teaching Module for Manufacturing Processes”, 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, AC 2010-638.
  7. Siddique, Z., Saha, M. C., Barua, B., and Akasheh, F., 2010, “Learning Casting Through Interactively Creating A Scenario”, Submitted for review:  Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2010-28593.
  8. F. Akasheh, HM Zbib, S. Akarapu, C. Overman, and D. Bahr, “Multiscale modeling of dislocation mechanisms in nanoscale multilayered composites”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1130, W13-01, 2009.

Awards

  1. The Thomas Foley Institute for Public Policies Graduate Fellowship 2002-2003, earned on my research proposal on computational materials science.
  2. Wiley Research Exposition: Engineering/Physics- Third place, Spring 2002, earned on my paper/presentation titled “Optimization of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers”.
  3. Best Technical Paper Award in the Student Paper competition held as part of the Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA) 34th Annual Symposium, Las Vegas, March 13-15, 2005.
  4. Community Hero award, The Tuskegee News local newspaper, 2010
  5. The President’s Award 2004, the Washington State University President award for excellence in leadership and service. It is the finest leadership/service award that WSU students can receive.
  6. Senator of the Year 2002-2003, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Washington State University.