Alaa Elwany Ph.D.
Alaa Elwany is an associate professor at the department of industrial and systems engineering. He joined Texas A&M in 2013 after three years serving as research scientist at General Motors Global R&D. Dr. Elwany received his PhD in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. His research focus is on the modeling, analysis, and control of advanced manufacturing processes with particular emphasis on next-generation additive manufacturing processes, commonly known as 3D printing. Dr. He has 50 journal and refereed conference papers, and has generated research funding through grants in excess of $4 million from federal agencies and industrial organizations including the national science foundation (NSF), NASA, US department of defense, US department of energy, and the natural sciences and engineering research council of Canada.
As a researcher, Dr. Elwany was named Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer in 2016 by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and recipient of the 2018 David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision award. In 2018, Dr. Elwany was awarded the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), the agencies highest honor for early career faculty. As an educator, Dr. Elwany is the recipient of one departmental level award (Professor of the Year 2014), one college of engineering level award (College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching 2016), and one university level award (Montague Center for Teaching Excellence 2017). He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Manufacturing Processes and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ Transactions on manufacturing and design. He also served as an expert panel member in developing NASA’s 2040 vision for computational materials.