Sameh Tawfick
Sameh Tawfick
  • Associate Professor; Ralph A. Andersen Faculty Scholar
(217) 244-6303
4412 Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Education

  • Ph.D. ME University of Michigan 2012
  • M.S. ME Cairo University, Egypt 2007
  • B.M.E. Cairo University, Egypt 2003

Academic Positions

  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, January 2023 - July 2023
  • Beaufort Visiting Fellow, St. John's College, University of Cambridge, January 2023 - July 2023
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, August 2020 - date
  • Part-time Faculty, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technologies, University of Illinois, June 2019 - date
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, August 2013 - August 2020
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, January 2013 - August 2013

Research Interests

  • Actuators and Robotic Mechanisms
  • Carbon Nanomaterials: Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
  • Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric and Composite Materials
  • Data-Driven Manufacturing and Machine Learning
  • Nanomechanics and Nanomanufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials

Research Areas

  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Security and Defense
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials
  • Transportation

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Bulletins

Professional Societies

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2015 - 2018
  • ASM International, 2015 - 2017
  • American Physical Society, member, 2009 - date
  • Materials Research Society, member, 2008 - date
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, member, 2004 - date

Honors

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (Associate Professor) (2023)
  • Beaufort Visiting Fellowship (2023)
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Program (2018)
  • Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2016)
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (2011)
  • The Ivor K. McIvor Award for Outstanding Research in Applied Mechanics (2011)
  • Azarkhin Scholarship for Outstanding Research in Applied Mechanics (2010)
  • Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award for Outstanding Manufacturing Research (2010)

Teaching Honors

  • Stanley H. Pierce Award for Empathetic Student-faculty Cooperation (Engineering Council) (2022)
  • Two-Year Alumni Effective Teaching Award (2020)
  • Everett Award for Teaching Excellence (Engineering Council) (2018)
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising (2016, 2017, 2022, 2023)
  • Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2022)

Recent Courses Taught

  • BIOE 497 SHT - Individual Study
  • ME 370 - Mechanical Design I
  • ME 430 - Failure of Engrg Materials
  • ME 498 SHT - Fundamentals of nanomanufact
  • ME 598 ST - Additive Manufacturing
  • TAM 424 - Mechanics of Structural Metals