Issam Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W239

ASME Student Club Advisor

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member of the Vibration Institute (VI)
  • Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Member of Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
Research Interests

Nonlinear Vibrations and Chaos

Machine Health Monitoring using Vibration and Acoustic Signals

Artificial Neural Network for Pattern Recognition

Rotor Dynamics and Bearing Design


Abu-Mahfouz, I., Gearbox Health Monitoring Experiment Using Vibration Signals. Journal of Engineering Technology (Spring 2007), pp. 26-31.

Abu-Mahfouz, I., and Adams, M. L., Numerical Study of Some Nonlinear Dynamics of a Rotor Supported on a Three-Pad Tilting Pad Journal Bearing (TPJB). ASME Transactions Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 127, No. 3 (June 2005), pp. 262-272.

Abu-Mahfouz, I., A Comparative Study of Three Artificial Neural Networks for the Detection and Classification of Gear Faults. International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 34, No. 3 (June, 2005), pp. 261-277.

Abu-Mahfouz, I., Drill Flank Wear Estimation Using Supervised Vector Quantization Neural Networks. Neural Computing & Applications, Vol. 14, No. 3 (September 2005), pp. 167-175.

Abu-Mahfouz, I., Drilling Wear Detection and Classification Using Vibration Signals and Artificial Neural Network, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 43 (2003), pp. 707-720.

Trautenback, U., and Abu-Mahfouz, I., Using Sound and Vibration Signals to Monitor Cell Wear on Anilox Rolls. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2003), pp. 187-198.


B.S.; M.S.; P.E.; Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University)

Course Schedule
MET 454
MET 481
MET 341
MET 308
MET 432
ET 300
ME 461
ME 451