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Ala Qattawi, University of Toledo- Assistant Professor

Ala Qattawi

Dr. Ala Qattawi is an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo. 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 and sheet metal forming, design for manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, and Origami-inspired metal structures as well as applications to vehicles body-in-white design. Her work as an educator also includes engineering education research with an emphasis on understanding students’ engagement and academic success in hyflex classrooms.

Ala attended and received a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering from Clemson University and worked as a post-doctorate fellow at the International Center for Automotive Research, South Carolina before joining University of Toledo.

Dr. Qattawi received the Hellman Faculty Award in 2016, the SME Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2018, and the SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award in 2021.