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Leila Ladani

Director and Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2080
Biography

Leila Ladani is professor and director of The Polytechnic School (TPS). She received her doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Maryland at College Park, in 2007. Prior to that she received her master's degree in mechanical engineering in heat and fluid (with honor) and another master's degree in solid mechanics and her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She is internationally recognized for her research on advanced and multi-scale manufacturing and mechanics of materials. Ladani’s research, academic involvement and outreach has been supported and recognized by NSF, NAE, NASA, US. Department of State and many others. She has been invited speaker for more than 30 talks, most recently in July 2019, as a key note speaker in Digital Twin Symposium focused on computational techniques in Additive Manufacturing in Melbourne Australia. She was invited attendee of National Academy of Engineering Frontier of engineering conference and has been selected as ASME EPPD Women Engineer. She was selected as Connecticut Women of Innovation Finalist in the category of Academic Innovation and Leadership.  She will be utilizing her extensive background in research and academics to broaden the educational and research impact of TPS. She is the editor of Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A and has published more than 120 refereed manuscripts and patents.

Education
  • PhD. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park 2007
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park 2005
  • PhD. Student, Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran 2001-2002
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran 2001
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran 1999
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MAE 792Research