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Sebastian Bawab

  • Sebastian Bawab
  • Professor & Chair
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 238f Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5637
  • sbawab@odu.edu
  • Education

    Ohio State University, 1992
    Major: Mechanical Engineering, Design/Mechanics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
    Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Kinematics and Dynamics, Design, CAD, Product Development, Stress Analysis, bioengineering, and Simulations.
  • Most Challenging Professor Award, Pi Tau Sigma Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (ODU)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award
  • Pi Tau Sigma Excellence in Teaching Award, Ohio State University
  • SAE Teetor Award
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • • Nominated for 1992 Graduate Associate Teaching Award, Ohio State University
  • 1996: Faculty of the Year Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (ODU)
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    An Innovative Approach to Understanding the ACL Injury Enigma: A Combination of In Vitro, In Vivo and Computer Simulation Techniques
    Sponsoring Organization: ODURF
    Date: October 25, 2011 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Weinhandl, J.; Hoch, M.; Bawab, S.; Ringleb, S. I.
    Advanced Aerospace and Space Materials Development
    Sponsoring Organization: National Aerospace Institute (NIA)
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Demonstrate Maglev M3 on ODU Guideway
    Sponsoring Organization: MagneMotion, Inc
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Investigators:Talley, W. K.; Alberts, T. E.; Britcher, C. P.; Bawab, S.; Karande, K.; Gopinath, M.; Creedon, J.
    M3 Maglev on the ODU Guideway
    Sponsoring Organization: MagneMotion Inc.
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Development of Dynamic Environment Simulation Laboratory
    Sponsoring Organization: CDI Marine
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Maglev
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Motion Induced Fatigue Analysis Method
    Sponsoring Organization: Computer Science Corporation Advanced Marine
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Visualization and Computer Software Enhanced Engineering Education
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2005 - 2008
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Motion Induced Fatigue Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: CSC/NSWCCD
    Date: August, 2007 - August, 2008
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Bawab, S.
    Modeling and Validation of an Orthotic Knee Brace System
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Seed Grant
    Date: July, 2007 - December, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Bawab, S.; Hou, G. J.; Onate, J. A.; Ringleb, S. I.; Edison, T.
    Modeling and Validation of An Orthotic Knee Brace System for Impact Analysis in High Speed Boats
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Seed Grant
    Date: July, 2007 - December, 2007
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Bawab, S.
    Shaken Baby Syndrome: Retinal Hemorrhaging
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Visualization and Computer Software Enhanced Engineering Education
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2004 - 2005
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    SGER - Investigating Recursive Plastic Heating in Third Body Region During Friction Stir Welding
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2003 - 2005
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Advanced Weapon Elevator
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of naval Research/ Northrop Grumman-Newport News
    Date: June, 2002 - March, 2003
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Design, Analysis, and Prototyping of a Mousemedic
    Sponsoring Organization: Webwiser/CIT
    Date: October, 2001 - March, 2002
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    300 Ton Press Finite Element Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Winchester/CIT
    Date: December, 2000 - March, 2001
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Fracture of Heat Strengthened Glass in Vapor Deposition Process
    Sponsoring Organization: Solarex Inc
    Date: November, 1999 - March, 2000
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Safety Gate Design and Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Taver Maghee Inc./CIT
    Date: May, 1999 - March, 2000
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    BallExit Return Mechanism
    Sponsoring Organization: AMF Bowling Inc./CIT
    Date: November, 1998 - February, 1999
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Prototype of a Designed Cam
    Sponsoring Organization: AMF Bowling Inc./CIT
    Date: July, 1998 - December, 1998
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Feasibility Study for Designing a Specialty Assembly Machine
    Sponsoring Organization: Concoa Inc./CIT
    Date: August, 1998 - November, 1998
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Velocity Profile of a Golf Club
    Sponsoring Organization: Aerotech Research Inc./CIT
    Date: July, 1998 - September, 1998
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Virginia Student Upper-Atmospheric Balloon Payload System
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA/VA Space Grant Consortium
    Date: April, 1997 - August, 1998
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Optimization of Pin Trajectory for Plastic Bin Pinspotter
    Sponsoring Organization: AMF Bowling Inc./CIT
    Date: July, 1996 - July, 1997
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Cable Analysis in Dual Hoist Cranes
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk International Terminal/CIT
    Date: July, 1996 - February, 1997
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Structural Analysis of Boom Assembly of Aerialscope Fire Truck
    Sponsoring Organization: Aerialscope Co./CIT
    Date: July, 1996 - January, 1997
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Development of a Self Propelled Peanut Combine
    Sponsoring Organization: AMADAS/CIT
    Date: December, 1995 - December, 1996
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    The Simulation of the Landing Gear of the High Speed Civil Transport
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: 1995 - 1996
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Oyster Harvesting Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Marine Resource Commision/CIT
    Date: January, 1996 - September, 1996
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Bowling Pin Spotter Distributor Redesign- II
    Sponsoring Organization: AMF Bowling Inc./CIT
    Date: February, 1996 - June, 1996
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Friendly Mobile Barrier Testing
    Sponsoring Organization: Consolidated Launcher Technology/CIT Match
    Date: June, 1995 - January, 1996
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Bawab, S.
    Bowling Pin Spotter Distributor Redesign
    Sponsoring Organization: AMF Bowling Inc./CIT
    Date: August, 1995 - December, 1995
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Structural Support of CNG Tank
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Beach Public School/CIT
    Date: August, 1995 - November, 1995
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Virginia Student Upper-Atmospheric Balloon Payload System
    Sponsoring Organization: The Virginia Space Grant Consortium
    Date: June, 1994 - August, 1995
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
    Friendly Mobile Barrier Life Cycle Testing
    Sponsoring Organization: Consolidated Launcher Technology, Inc./CIT
    Date: September, 1994 - June, 1995
    Investigators:Bawab, S.
  • Intellectual Property

    Donor Material Technology for Friction Stir Welding
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Provisional
    Inventors:
    Elmustafa, A.
    Hou, G. J.
    Williamson, K.
    Mandal, S.
    Demuren, A. O.
    Bawab, S.
    Rice, J. M.