2023 SC EPSCoR State Conference


Dr. Ramy Harik


Dr. Ramy Harik, a Fulbright Alumni, is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and a researcher at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. Ramy is the Principal Investigator of the neXt (new and emerging X technologies) research team. His education joins Mechanical Engineering (BS/MS), Automated Manufacturing (MS) and Industrial/Mechanical Engineering (PhD). He mainly teaches courses in Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Prototyping, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Dr Harik is an Associate Editor of the SME Manufacturing Letters journal. He is the author of the “Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing” textbook by SAE. He was granted more than 15 million USD in funding from NASA, Boeing, National Science Foundation, Toray, SC Department of Commerce, South Carolina Research Authority, Siemens, Fokker and several other agencies. He is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor award from the University of South Carolina, the 2018 Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor award from the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina, and the 2016 Outstanding Young Educator Award from Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Harik was the chair of CAD’10, the ACE’15, ACE’16 and ACE’17 Technical Symposiums, the PLM’16 International Conference, and the technical co-chair of the largest composites show in the United States CAMX 2020. He was listed as amongst the 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing by SME’s Smart Manufacturing Magazine in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Harik released his second book: “Manufacturing vs Corruption: Who Wins?” by SAE.