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aeronautical engineering educator

Fathi Ali Finaish, Libyan aeronautical engineering educator. Achievements include development of several educational computer codes and courses in aerospace engineering; design and building an experimental system that generates and visualizes impulsive and accelerating motions and other unsteady airflow histories; designed and developed several wind tunnels for steady and unsteady aerodynamic testing at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Background

Finaish, Fathi Ali was born on July 22, 1954 in Tripoli, Libya. Son of Ali Finaish and Zuhra (Lamin) Mahfud. came to the United States, 1981.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, University Al-Fateh, Tripoli, 1978. Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University Colorado, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, University Colorado, 1987.

Career

Research assistant University Colorado, Boulder, 1984-1987, adjunct assistant professor, 1987-1988. Assistant professor aeronautical engineering University Missouri, Rolla, 1988-1994, associate professor, 1994-2000, professor, since 2000, associate chair aerospace engineering, since 1999. Director Missouri National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Grant, since 1999.

Airworthiness engineer Department Civil Aviation, Tripoli, 1979-1981. Ground school instructor Tripoli Flight Center, 1980-1981. Research fellow Naval Under Water Systems Center, Newport, Rhode Island, 1991, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, 1992.

Lecturer various universities. Advisor Licking High School, St. James High School. Summer research fellow United States Navy-American Society Engineering Education, 1991, National Aeronautics and Space Administration-American Society Engineering Education, 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of several educational computer codes and courses in aerospace engineering. Design and building an experimental system that generates and visualizes impulsive and accelerating motions and other unsteady airflow histories. Designed and developed several wind tunnels for steady and unsteady aerodynamic testing at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Head coach Rolla Soccer Club, assistant to soccer head coach, 1997-1999. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate, Outstanding Teacher award University Missouri chapter 1993). Mem.ASEE, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (grantee 1992-1993).

Connections

Married Deborah Lynn Demijohn, December 28, 1984.

father:
Ali Finaish Mahfud

mother:
Zuhra (Lamin) Mahfud

spouse:
Deborah Lynn Demijohn