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Dr. Bachnak

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Rafic Bachnak will be responsible for the summer workshops, internship program and articulation agreement with LCC dealing systems engineering. Dr. Bachnak is a Professor of Systems Engineering, Chair of the Department of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, and a 2009 Fulbright recipient. He holds the BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Ohio University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, a senior member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a senior member of The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society and has been involved in engineering education for more than 18 years. Prior to joining TAMIU in September 2007, Dr. Bachnak was on the faculty of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Northwestern State University, and Franklin University. His industry experience includes working for Koch Industries as a reliability engineer, four summer fellowships with NASA at Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, and two summer fellowships with the Navy at the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. Recently, he spent a year at Johnson Space Center as a NASA Administrator Fellow where he worked on the development of an on-orbit eddy current probe for Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) applications on the International Space Station. Dr. Bachnak maintains a very active research program and is a lead author on more than 65 refereed and peer-reviewed publications and a co-author on more than 35 publications.

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