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Mechanical Engineer Air Force

San Jose, CA
March 03, 2019

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Samer W. Gerges

**** ******** *****, *** ****, CA 95129



A seasoned mechanical engineer with vast experience in vibration control, FEA and testing and with strong analytical skills in modeling and simulation.

Technical Interests:

Mathematical modeling of resonant sensors

Mathematical modeling of structures

Vibration Control

Modal testing of structures

Work History:

February 2017 – December 2017

Senior Researcher, R&D Department, Egyptian Ministry of Defense, Egypt November 2010 – January 2017:

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Egypt January 2005 – September 2007:

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Egypt January 2002 – December 2004:

Researcher, R&D Department, Egyptian Air Force, Egypt October 1997 – December 2001:

Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Egypt October 1996 – September 1997:

Engineer, Egyptian Air Force, Egypt


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China, July 2010 o Thesis: Enhancement of Coriolis mass flow meter performance using active vibration control o GPA: 4.

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, August 2001 o Thesis: Vibration control of a cantilever beam using an electromagnetic actuator o GPA: 3.82

BSc, Aircraft Mechanical Engineering, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, June 1996 o GPA: 3.92

Professional Profile:


I supervised and offered consultancy to postgraduate mechanical engineering students in their research of different academic and applied natures in robotics, vibration control and sensor design. The following are some of the skills that I gained throughout my work.

Building experimental models for researches in solid mechanics and mechanical vibration.

Building finite element models using MATLAB.

Using and supervising users of finite element programs like ANSYS.

Mechanical Vibration Lab setup and operation.

Strength of Material Lab setup and operation.

Programming using MATLAB and LABView for both theoretical analysis and Lab instrument operation.

Curriculum design for different engineering mechanics courses. Post Graduate Supervision

MSc entitled “Analysis and Design of Resonant Sensors”.

PhD entitled “Non-destructive evaluation of composite plates”. Publications

All publications with full texts can be found on my ResearchGate account: Courses that I taught

Undergraduate courses

Vector Mechanics for engineers (Statics and Dynamics)

Strength of material

Theory of Machines

Mechanical Vibrations

Theory of Elasticity

Introduction to Composite material analysis

Postgraduate courses

Experimental stress analysis

Strength, elasticity and plasticity

Analysis of Plates and Shells

Introduction to robotics

Modal Analysis of Structures

Mechanical vibrations

Practical Skills gained during my work in the Egyptian Air Forces

Maintenance and repair for airframe structure, hydraulic system and fuel system of Alpha Jet advanced trainer aircraft.

Using DATCOM for computing the aerodynamic coefficients of different nacelles.

Designing mechanical adaptors with sheet metal processes and using Autocad.

Performing engineering projects on different aircraft models (Mig-21, Mirage-5, Mi-17, Tucano, Gazelle, K-8).

Working in teams of different backgrounds (technicians, engineers, pilots

Dealing with production workshops and factories for producing different projects components (sheet metal, conventional machining, CNC machining, Chemical and surface treatment, Composite molding).

Composite material molding, production and testing (UAV airframe).

Operating ESH 100 kN universal testing machine (tensile, fatigue and bending tests).

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