Ana Diaz

Ana E. Diaz, BSME, MSE, MBA, PE

  • Adjunct Faculty
Media Expertise:
  • Engineering

Affiliated Programs


  • MBA, Business Administration (1996)
    University of Delaware (DE)
  • MS, Metallurgical Engineering (1980)
    University of Florida (FL)
  • BS Engineering (1997)
    Duke University (NC)

About Me

I enjoy doing failure analysis and will bring a "systems thinking" approach for understanding engineering failures. As advisor to the senior design project I like to challenge students to integrate their engineering education to understand why systems fail.

After retiring, I now provide a failure analysis consulting practice. Having spent 32 years at a major chemical company, I am very interested in a statistical approach for understanding process problems and variability.


  • Fluid energy mill (6,145,765)
  • Refractory compositions for use in fluid bed chlorinators (5,807,798)


  • Diaz, Ana E.; Johnston, Mary S.; Lucitti, Jennifer; Neckameyer, Wendi S.; and Moran, Katy M. (2010) "Scoring Variables and Judge Bias in United States Dressage Competitions," Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports,” Vol. 6: Iss. 3, Article 13.  DOI:
  • A. E. Diaz and R. E. Reed-Hill, Scripta Metallurgica, “Evidence for Slow Strain-Rate Embrittlement in Tantalum Due to Oxygen,” v. 13, 1979, pp. 491-496.
  • “Metal Corrosion,” Fine Homebuilding, pp. 64-66, No. 62, Sept. 1990

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • DAPE – Delaware Association of Professional Engineers
    Member Law Enforcement & Ethics Committee; Finance Committee
  • ASM – American Society for Metals 
    Chair – Brandywine Valley Chapter
  • NACE – National Association of Corrosion Engineers
  • AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers


  • Distinguished Service Award, Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (2010)
  • Engineering Excellence Award, DuPont (1996)
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, DuPont (2009)