Dr. Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Before joining UTC, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the dynamics and smart systems lab (DSSL) at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He also worked as a Chief Research Officer for the start-up company Thermomorph, LLC aims to develop and commercialize a clot removal device “QuickFLow PE”. In this capacity, he participated in several NSF funded programs, such as the National I-Corps and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). Dr. Ibrahim completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo in August 2017. He also completed his M.Sc. in May 2012 after obtaining a B.Sc. Hons Degree in May 2008, both in Mechanical Engineering, from Cairo University (Egypt).
Dr. Ibrahim research is in materials science and engineering with a major focus on the manufacturing and characterizations of biomaterials for a wide range of applications including biomedical devices. His research areas include biodegradable composites, biodegradable metals (e.g. magnesium), shape memory alloys (e.g. nitinol), additive manufacturing, surface treatments, and corrosion behavior of biomaterials. Dr. Ibrahim’s research findings have resulted in 2 patent applications and over 20 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.
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