Dr. Qatu has spent more than 26 years in the industry and academia since finishing his Ph.D. in 1989. He spent 13 years in the industry (mostly at Ford Motor Company.) His academic experience includes professorship in mechanical engineering at Mississippi State University and being school director of the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University.
Professor Mohamad Qatu is very passionate about bringing higher education to the fingertips of learners in an enjoyable and rewarding manner and helping them achieve their goals. As a professional in higher education, Dean Qatu leads a college of engineers, technologists, computer scientists, business professionals, lawyers, pilots, artists, educators and other leaders to help students succeed and communities grow. He leads a group of innovators and curious communities that have a fundamental care to be an impactful global citizen.
Dr. Qatu is an established researcher. He published four books and more than 100 articles, most of which are in refereed journals. He is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration and on the editorial board on Composite Structures, Journal of Vibration and Control and other journals. He delivered several keynote presentations at leading conferences and events across the Nation and globally. He is working hard to mentor the next generation of researchers and future industrial and academic leaders.