Ring Companies Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
Dr. Fatemi is currently the Ring Companies Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Memphis. Prior to joining the University of Memphis in August 2017, he was a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Fatemi’s primary research interests and publications involve fatigue and fracture of engineering materials including metals, polymers and elastomers, and composites. He has published over 250 refereed papers dealing with fatigue and fracture with more than 12,000 citations to these publications. He has also co-authored the second edition of a popular fatigue textbook entitled Metal Fatigue in Engineering published by Wiley in 2000 which is used at more than 50 universities in the USA. Dr. Fatemi has directed sponsored research projects from many companies, foundations, and government agencies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a member of the American Academy of Mechanics, and a member of ASTM Committee E-8 on Fatigue and Fracture. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Fatigue and Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanic and serves on the International Scientific Committee of many major conferences on fatigue and fracture of materials and structures. .