HADI A. AKEEL, Ph.D.                                           

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    Education:   
    Ph.D., Mechanical Design, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
    MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt, 1959
      
    Publications and Patents:
    Over 30 publications in refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings.
    Over 65 U.S and Foreign Patents: Robotics, Automotive, and Aerospace.
      
    Positions held:   
    American Technology Engineering Corp, Amteng, President. 1998-present
    Consultant on Robotics, automation and Intellectual Property; Expert Witness
    FANUC Robotics North America, Technical Counselor - Intellectual Property, 2000-Present
    FANUC Robotics North America, Inc.; Sr. Vice President, Chief Engineer, and Director, 1982-1999,
    FANUC LTD - Japan: 1992-2006, Technical Counselor – Research & product development
    FANUC America Corp. Vice Chairman and Director, 1992-1998,
    General Manager, FANUC Berkeley Laboratory, MEMS Research, 1992-2000
    General Motors Corp.: 1974-82, Manufacturing Staff; Department Head
    University of Michigan: Summer,1973, Visiting Professor
    Univ. Ain Shams, Cairo Egypt: 1970-74, Assistant/Associate Professor
    Bendix Corporation: 1967-69, Energy Controls Div.; Analytical Specialist; Aircraft Landing Gear
    Univ. of California, Berkeley, Calif.: 1963-66, Acting Instructor
      
    Honors and Awards:  
    Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering – for pioneering work in robotics
    Advisor, National Research Council - NRC
    1988 Joseph F. Engelberger Award for Technology Development, Robotics Industries Association.
    1988 State of Michigan Science Trailblazer Award.
    Elected, College of Fellows, Society of Manufacturing Engineers - SME
    Elected, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers – ASME
    Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE
    Certified Manufacturing Engineer, Society of Manufacturing Engineers - SME

    Professional Activities:
    Expert witness in robotics, automation and intellectual property; evaluation of inventions and patents
    Committee Member, Management of  Radioactive Waste Streams in DOE Tanks, NRC, 2006
    Member, Panel for Manufacturing Engineering, National Research Council, 1997-2003
    Conference Chairman, International Conference on Robotics & Automation, IEEE, 1999.
    Conference Chairman, The 5th World Conference on Robotic Research, RI/SME, 1994
    Chairman, Board of Advisors, Robotics International of SME, 1993; Member 1991-1994
    Conference Chairman, ASME Manufacturing International '88 conference, 1988
    Conference Keynote Speaker, Design and Manufacturing. Conference, Cairo, Egypt,1988
    Conference Keynote Speaker, Joint Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation - July 1986,

    Committee Memberships:
            Oakland University: Advisory Council, School of Engineering and Computer Science  
            University of Michigan, Dearborn: Board of Visitors, School of Engineering,;
            University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business: Board of Advisors,  management
                 of Technology program, 1993-1995;
           International Federation of Robotics, Robot Classification WG
           Mich. Dept. of Labor, MI-OSHA-Part 82, Robotics 1994-5
           RIA Robotics Safety Standards Committee, Advisor, 1984-present
      
      Professional Societies:
           NAE, National Academy of Engineering (Member)
           ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow)
           SME, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Fellow), Certified Manufacturing Engineer
           IEEE, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (Member)
Amteng Corporation
Consulting & Expert Witness Services
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