Office of the Dean - College of Engineering

 Heshmat Aglan, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Heshmat Aglan has been appointed Dean of the College of Engineering (CE) 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 Post-doctorial 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 CE. 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 post-doctorial scholars. He has recently been granted two patents by the USPO; 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 railhead defects (9358628 issued: June 7, 2016).

Selected Publications

  • Producing A615 / A615M High Strength Construction Re-Bars Without Use of Microalloys: Part 2, I. Okafor, K. Prayakarao, H. Aglan, Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, October 2015, 11-27.
  • Effect of Long-Term Exposure and Delayed Drying Time on Moisture and Mechanical Integrity of Flooded Homes, H. Aglan, A. Ludwick, S. Kitchens, T. Amburgey, S. Diehl and H. Borazjani, Journal of Flood Risk Management, 3 (7), 2014, 280–288.
  • Development of Gelatin Films with Designed Antimicrobial Peptide and Silver Nanoparticles. M. Abdulla, H. Harding, T. Samuel, J. Jayne, & H. Aglan, Inter. J. of Biomaterials Research & Engineering, 1(2), 2013, 13.
  • Evaluation of the Corrosion Barrier Properties of Nano-Reinforced Vinyl Chloride/Vinyl Acetate Coatings, M. Calhoun, A. Ludwick, M. Mahmoud and H. Aglan, J. of Applied Polymer Science, 1(119), 2011, 15–22.
  • Fatigue crack growth of bainitic rail steel welds. A. Allie, H. Aglan, and M. Fateh. Science & Technology of Welding & Joining, 6 (16), 2011, 535-540.
  • Modeling and validation of the thermal performance of an affordable, energy efficient, healthy dwelling unit. M. Hassan, S. Shebl, E. Ibrahim, & H. Aglan, Building Simulation, (3), 2011, 255.
  • Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Nanostructured Perlite-Cementitious Surface Compounds for Building Skin Applications, Constr. and Build. Mat. Journal, H. Aglan et al., (23), 2009, 138.
  • Processing Orientation — Fracture Resistance Relationships of V–5Cr–5Ti Alloy, H. Aglan, Materials Letters, 6-7 (62), 2008, 865-869. 
  • Predictive Model for CO2 Generation and Decay in Building Envelopes. H. Aglan. J. of Applied Physics, 2 (93), 2003, 1287-1290.
  • Hands-On Experiences: An Integral Part of Engineering Curriculum Reform, H. Aglan and S. Ali, J. of Engineering Education, 4 (85), 1996, 327-330.



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 Aglan, Heshmat



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 Coordinator of Student Activities


 Lee, Vanessa

 Executive Secretary to the Dean


 Khan, Javed

 Head, Aerospace Science Engineering


 Vahdat, Nader

 Head, Chemical Engineering


 Murphy, Gregory

 Head, Electrical Engineering


 Ray, Pradosh

 Head, Mechanical Engineering