Ola Rashwan, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W239
Ph.D. (UWindsor)
W239 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

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 trapping.

Additive Manufacturing of Biomaterials.

Course Schedule
MATSE 259
ME 365
EMCH 315
EMCH 316
ME 497
MET 457
ME 449
EMCH 524A
EDSGN 100