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Mechanical engineering educator

Fai Ma, American mechanical engineering educator. Young Investigator award National Science Foundation, 1987; Humboldt fellow, 1992; Fulbright awardee, 2002. Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Ma, Fai was born on August 6, 1954 in Canton, People's Republic of China. Came to the United States, 1977, naturalized, 1988. Son of Rui-Qi and Shao-Fen (Luo) Ma.


Bachelor of Science, University Hong Kong, 1977. Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, 1981.


Senior research engineer Weidlinger Associates, Menlo Park, California, 1981-1982. Research fellow International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1982-1983. Senior engineer Standard Oil Corporation, Cleveland, 1983-1986.

Professor mechanical engineering University California, Berkeley, since 1986. Visiting scholar Oxford University, England, 1992, University Stuttgart, Germany, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Probabilistic Analysis, 1983, Computational Mechanics, 1989. Co-editor Advances in Engineering, since 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Rui-Qi Ma

Shao-Fen (Luo) Ma