Faculty Involved

Director, Center for Packaging Machinery Industry

hossain

Akram Hossain, (219) 989-2638, ahossain@purduecal.edu Department of  Engineering Technology, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Purdue University Calumet, http://www.purduecal.edu/, and also Director for the Center for Packaging Machinery Industry.  He holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M University,

Funded Grant and Research Proposal
2009: Principal Investigator (PI):
Project Title: A Mechatronics Curriculum and Packaging Automation Laboratory Facility
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, Department of Undergraduate Education
Proposal Number: 0837164,
Award Amount: $149,372.00, Awarded on March 1, 2009 for 36 months.

2010: Co-PI:
Project Title: Meeting Work Force Needs for Mechatronics Technician
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, Department of Undergraduate Education
Proposal Number: 1003668,
Award Amount Awarded on October 1, 2010, $613,862.00 for 36 months

2007: A virtual laboratory setup to reduce laboratory usage load and to provide 24/7 access to software resources to students and faculty.  College of Technology and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology funded $6000.00 for the project.

Publications within the last three years:

  1. Hossain, Akram, and Vijay Mahajan, Remotely Reconfigurable, Secure Wireless Mesh Network for Bidirectional Data Communication, 2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 15-17, 2009, Austin, TX.
  2. Hossain, Akram, and Latif, Niaz, Synchronous Delivery of Engineering Technology Courses to a Remote location - issues and challenges related to Technology and students’ learning, Accepted for presentation in 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 22-25, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA.
  3. Hossain, Akram, M. Fathizadeh, Determining Process Capability of an Industrial Process in Laboratory Using Computer Aided Hardware and Software Tools, ASEE Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24-27 2007.

Collaborators & Other Affiliations
2003 -2006: Involvement in research and developmental work with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) on hydrocarbon reformer controls systems for hydrogen power automotives. Employed by Argonne National Laboratory’s Chemical Engineering Division as Special Term Appointment (STA).

Ongoing Funding (2009-2010) for ECET 296, Electronic Design and Fabrication of Printed Circuit Board by a Industry Partner

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) fabrication process by Diversified Systems, Indianapolis, IN is continuing. Every semester each student in ECET 296 course designs a printed circuit board layout of their chosen circuit. Course instructor integrates all projects in to a panel and sends the Gerb files to Diversified Systems for the fabrication of PCBs. Diversified Systems fabricates PCBs and sent them back to the instructor. Students in turn use the board to build their final project. This arrangement of making PCBs also helped other courses such as EET 209, Microprocessor Fundamentals and EET 491, Senior Design Phase II.

Faculty Involved, Center for Packaging Machinery Industry

engle

Craig D. Engle, holds the rank of Adjunct Professor in the Engineering Technology Department, Purdue University Calumet.He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University and Purdue University Calumet respectively.
He is the sole inventor of 17 U. S. Patent concerning electro-optic display technology. He teaches a variety of courses including but not limited to, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Machine Elements, and Fluid Mechanics.

englec@purduecal.edu
Office: Anderson Building 208N
Phone: (219) 989-2471

fathizadeh

Masoud Fathizadeh, holds the rank of Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet.

fathizad@purduecal.edu
Office: Potter Building 325
Phone: (219) 989-2757

higley

James B. Higley, P.E. (Personal Web Site), holds the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet (PUC) in Hammond, Indiana. He is responsible for coordinating the Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs, as well as teaching courses in solid modeling; design and analysis; manufacturing processes; and thermodynamics. He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

higley@purduecal.edu
Office: Anderson Building 208C
Phone:(219) 989-2584

Photograph of Dr. Niaz Latif

Dr. Niaz Latif is the Dean of the College of Technology at Purdue University Calumet. He has also served for two years as the Dean of the Graduate School and additional two years as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. Dr. Latif earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri—Columbia and an M.S. from South Dakota State University (SDSU); both degrees are in Agricultural Engineering. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. He served as the Chair of the Executive Board of Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Dr. Latif has authored/co-authored numerous refereed journal articles and peer reviewed conference proceedings articles and has made national and international conference presentations. His publication record includes articles related to academic program development and assessment of academic programs. Dr. Latif is a commissioner of the ABET and also serves on the Board of Engineering Technology Council under American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Latif was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Technology. He is a Board member of the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana. He is a fellow of the Academic Leadership Program under the Committee on Institutional Cooperation of Big 10 Universities.

nlatif@purduecal.edu
Purdue University Calumet,
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-8005

mapa

Lakshman Mapa, holds the rank of Professor of Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet (PUC) in Hammond, Indiana. He received his Bachelor and Ph. D Degrees in Chemical/Corrosion Engineering from Birkenhead College, UK and University of Manchester, UK respectively. His area of expertise includes Project Management, Statistical Quality Control, and Undergraduate Research in Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics. He has industrial experience as an Engineering Manager – Original equipment, General Battery Corporation, Reading, PA., Engineering Manager, KW Division, Hawker Siddley Engineering, Skolie, IL, and Process Control Manager, Oldham Division, Hawker Siddley Engineering, Denton, Manchester, England.

mapa@purduecal.edu
Purdue University Calumet,
Hammond, IN 46323
(219) 989-2574

neff

Gregory Neff (Personal Web Site), holds the rank of professor of mechanical engineering technology at Purdue University Calumet (PUC) in Hammond, Indiana. He has graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, physics, and mathematics from the University of Michigan. He is a Registered Professional Engineer. He is also a Certified Manufacturing Engineer, a Certified Manufacturing Technologist, and a former Certified Senior Industrial Technologist.

Greg teaches the  Introduction to Engineering Technology course that satisfies the university’s freshman experience general education requirement for MET and mechatronics students.    He teaches dynamics, machine elements, and fluid power that are sophomore level courses in the mechatronics program, as well as higher-level selective courses.

neff@purduecal.edu
Office: Anderson Building 208D
Phone:(219) 989-2465

zahraee

Mohammad A. Zahraee, holds the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet. He received his PhD in Engineering Mechanics and Masters degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Indiana. Dr. Zahraee’s teaching encompasses solid mechanics and machine design. In addition to several publications, He has consulted in a wide range of mechanical/structural projects including structural integrity and vibrations of machinery. In addition to his on-going research/grants, his current industrial project is “noise/vibration reduction of high speed conveyor belts”.

zahraee@purduecal.edu
Office: Anderson Building 230
Phone:(219) 989-2464