Ola Rashwan, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Science, Engineering, and Technology
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6628
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W239
Office Hours: 
Ph.D. (UWindsor)
Mailing Address:
W239 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Rashwan earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Materials from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada for her research on micro-surface texturing to enhance tribological properties. Dr.Rashwan research focuses on optimization of micro and nano surface features to improve the behavior of materials in contact. Dr. Rashwan is using different numerical and experimental methods to investigate the effect of micro and nano-texturing parameters on a wide range of applications, such as metal forming dies, and MEMEs devices. Before joining Penn State-Harrisburg, Dr. Rashwan held different engineering positions in IKEA and AGC glass North America.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, Member
Research Interests
Micro/Nano surface Texturing of Metal forming Dies.
Micro/Nano surface Texturing of PV thin film solar cells to maximize light entrapment.
Additive Manufacturing.