Maher Younan received his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University (1969, 1972 respectfully), and his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Tennessee, (1975). His Dissertation was titled, "Fracture Mechanics of Weldments using Finite Element Analysis."
Professor Younan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Mechanics of Materials, Stress Analysis, Machine Design, Finite Elements, Design of Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems, Quality by Design, Design of Engineering Systems, and Advanced Stress Analysis. He is also the Coordinator of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a collaboration in which AUC has been authorized by ASME to deliver their courses in Egypt and the Middle East. Dr. Younan is the Principal Investigator in “Application of Sheet Folding Theory and Technology for the Manufacture of Low Cost Furniture and Solar Panels,” a project coordinated with the Arab Science and Technology Foundation and affiliated with Rutgers University in the U.S.A. (Sept. 2006- present)
Previously, Dr. Younan has been the Principal Consultant in “Design and Analysis of Medium Pressure 8” Piping System” for MIPEC, (2007-2008), the Principal Consultant in the “Analysis of the Vibration of the PDS line” for the Oriental Petrochemicals Company (Jan 2007-2008), and a Principal Investigator in "Modeling and Management of Process Induced Shape Distortion in Sheet Forming Processes", US-Egypt S&T Program, Joint Project with University of Missouri. (July 2003- June 2006). Dr. Younah has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Mechanics and Solids, Research India Publication, (2005), and a member of the National Committee for New and Advanced Materials (2006-present).
Most recently, Dr. Younan received the “Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (JPVT) Editor’s Choice Award” for the paper, "Determination of the Shakedown Limit Load for a 90-Degree Pipe Bend Using a Simplified Technique” (by Hany F. Abdalla, , Mohammad M.Megahed, and Maher Y.A. Younan, and published in the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 2006). Dr. Younan has also been the recipient of the “Thomas A. Jaeger” prize, the “Outstanding Paper Award in the Design and Analysis,” and the “G.E.O. Widera Literature Award” for his noteworthy publications and accomplishments in the field of mechanical engineering.
- Hany F. Abdalla, Mohammad M. Megahed, and Maher Y. A. Younan, “A Simplified Technique for Shakedown Limit Load Determination for 90-Degree Pipe Bends Subjected to Constant Internal Pressure and Cyclic Bending”, ASME-PVP 2008, Chicago, July 27-31, 2008
- Hany F. Abdalla, Mohammad M. Megahed, and Maher Y.A. Younan, “A Simplified Technique for Shakedown Limit Load Determination for Kinematically Hardening Materials Under Mutiaxial States of Stress”, 19th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 19), Paper No. 2798,Toronto, Canada, August 12- 17, 2007
- Hany F. Abdalla, Maher Y.A. Younan, and Mohammad M.Megahed, “A Simplified Technique For Shakedown Load Determination”, J. of Nuclear Engineering, 2007, 237, 12-13, 1231-1240, and presented at the Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology Conference (SMiRT- 18) Bejing, August 7-12,2005. This paper received the “Thomas Jaeger” prize for the best paper in the conference.
- H. Gharib , A.S. Wifi , M. Younan, A. Nassef , “An Incremental Finite Difference Model for the Cup Drawing Process”International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering (IJCMSSE), 2007 v. 1, no. 1, pp 40-56
- Hany F. Abdalla, Mohammad M.Megahed, and Maher Y.A. Younan, “Determination of Shakedown Limit Load for a 90-Degree Pipe Bend Using a Simplified Technique”, ASME J. of Pressure Vessel Technology v.128 No. 4 Nov. 2006, p. 618-624, and also presented at ASME- PVP 2005 Conf., July 17-21, 2005, Denver, Colorado, USA. This paper received the “Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (JPVT) Editor’s Choice Award”, 2006.
- Fanous, I.F.Z., Younan, M.Y.A., and Wifi, A.S., “Study of the Effect of Boundary Conditions on Residual Stresses In Welding Using Element Birth And Element Movement Techniques”, ASME J. of Pressure Vessel Technology, v. 125 No. 4, Nov. 2003 p. 432- 439 and also presented at ASME- PVP 2003 Conf., July 20-25, Cleveland, OH, USA and appeared in the ASME-PVP Proceedings v. 459, “ Design and Analysis Methods and Fitness for Service Evaluations for Pressure Vessels and Components” ed. M.B. Ruggles-Wrenn, 2003. (Received the Outstanding Paper Award in Design and Analysis from the Pressure Vessel and Piping Division of the ASME). (Also received the “G.E.O. Literature Award” from the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology for the year 2003)
- ENGR 101: Introduction to Engineering
- ENGR 214: Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)
- ENGR 229: Strength of Materials
- MENG 355: Mechanics of Materials
- MENG 356: Mechanical Design I
- MENG 453: Finite Elements in Mechanical Engineering
- MENG 455: Design of Engineering Systems
- ENGR 529: Failure analysis and Prevention
- ENGR 554: Advanced Stress Analysis