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Ala Qattawi, PhD

Ala Qattawi, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Toledo
Dr. Ala Qattawi is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, & Manufacturing Engineering at The University of Toledo. She attended and received a PhD in Automotive Engineering from Clemson University. Before joining the University of Toledo, Dr. Qattawi worked as a post- doctorate fellow at the International Center for Automotive Research, South Carolina. She is the director and the principal investigator at the Integrated Design and Manufacturing (IDM) Laboratory at the University of Toledo, where her research group interests include advanced manufacturing: additive manufacturing, foldable metal structures, and design for manufacturing. Dr. Qattawi is the recipient of the Hellman Faculty Award in 2016, the Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME in 2018, the Ralph Teetor Education Award from SAE in 2021, and the Toyota Programmable System Innovation Fellowship in 2022. Dr. Qattawi has published over 35 journal papers and 30 conference proceedings and gave over 25 industrial and academic presentations.


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