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fred a. akl, dean, professor, school of engineering

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Fred A. Akl PhD


  • PhD Civil Engineering 1979

    University of Calgary

  • ENGR 401, 402 Senior Project I, II

  • ENGR 323 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

  • ENGR 634 Structural Dynamics

My research interests include: structural dynamics, vibration control, computational modeling, and finite element analysis.

Selected Awards

  • Engineer of the Year, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, 2001

  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor, ASCE Student Chapter, Department of Civil Engineering, Ohio University

  • Killam Scholars Who's Who, J.J. Smith (Editor), McCurdy Printing and Typesetting, Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Selected Publications

  • Akl, Fred A. "Plenary Session on Middle States Accreditation." Presentation hosted by MSCHE Self-Study Institute, University of Delaware, 2007.

  • Omara, Abdel-Aziz, M., Leslie K. Guice, W. Thomas Straughan, and Fred A. Akl. “Instability of Thin Pipes Encased in Oval Cavity.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 126, no. 4 (2000): 381–388.

  • Jong, I.C. and Akl, F.A., (Eds.). Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol. 17. Louisiana Tech University: Ruston: Louisiana Tech University, 1994.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Omicron Delta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi