Staff Bios

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Dr Mary Fares, Professor

PhD in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. Teaches engineering courses and physics courses.
My research interests include electromagnetic field theory and applications, lasers, plasmas, and electro-optical systems. When not teaching, I like to camp, bake, and mostly spend time with my kids.

Dr Barry Hojjatie, Professor, Coordinator of RETP

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PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida, Licensed Professional Engineering (P.E.) from the State of Florida. Coordinator of the VSU Engineering Studies program highlighting the Regents' Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) connection to Georgia Tech.
My research interests include: Computational and experimental mechanics, dimensional instability analysis of materials, pulp and paper physics/manufacturing, characterization of engineering materials specifically biomaterials used in dental restorations, thermodynamic analysis of power generating systems, and determination of effectiveness of advance technology in teaching and learning.