T57A Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Dr. Gowayed is the Chair of the Department of Human Centered Design. His research work focuses on developing computational models and experimental techniques to further the understanding of the mechanical and thermal behavior of polymer and ceramic matrix composites. He has been successful in forming research consortia with universities, industries, national laboratories, and small businesses, and leading research efforts funded by NASA, AFRL, DoE, DoC, DHS, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and Goodrich. He documented his research efforts in many refereed publications, presentations, book chapters and most recently a book on Ceramic Matrix Composites. He also compiled some of his research work into the computer algorithm “Graphical Integrated Numerical Analysis pcGINA©” which is currently used by many aerospace companies and government agencies to design polymer and ceramic matrix composites.
He teach classes in mechanics of composite materials and fabric structures for Seniors and Graduate Students and Research Methods for Graduate Students. He is interested in novel teaching methods and cross-disciplinary educational paradigms and developed and taught non-traditional learning experiences.
- Mechanics of composite materials with emphasis on deformation mechanisms and structure property relationships
- Use of composite materials in turbine engines and nuclear applications
- Time-dependent response of polymer and ceramic matrix composites
- Damage progression and the estimation of life for ceramic matrix composites
- Effect of oxidation kinetics and elevated temperature on the mechanical response of ceramic matrix composites
- Manufacturing and testing of polymer matrix composite structures
- Novel composite materials for the 400-800 oC design range
Books and book chapters
Gowayed, Y. and Ojard, G., “Ceramic Matrix Composites: Characterization, Analysis and Applications,” DESTech Publications, Lancaster PA, 02/2020
“High performance textiles and their applications,” Book chapter, edited by C. Lawrence, Woodhead Publishing Co., 2014
“Advanced composites in Civil Engineering Applications,” Book chapter, edited by Nasim Uddin, Woodhead Publishing Co., 2013
“Sustainable composites and advanced materials,” Book chapter, edited by Chris Pastore and Anil Netravali, DEStech Publications, 2012
G. Ojard, Y. Gowayed, G. Morscher, U. Santhosh, J. Ahmad, R. Miller, R. John, “Creep and Fatigue Behavior of MI SIC/SIC Composites at Temperature,” in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites IV (eds D. Singh, W. M. Kriven and J. Salem), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, 2009.
“Fatigue of polymer matrix textile composite materials”, Book chapter, edited by Mohsen Miraftab, Woodhead Publishing, 2009
“Creep and Fatigue Behavior of MI SIC/SIC Composites at Temperature,” Book Chapter G. Ojard, Y. Gowayed, G. Morscher, U. Santhosh, J. Ahmad, R. Miller, R. John in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites IV (eds D. Singh, W. M. Kriven and J. Salem), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, 2009.
“Polymeric membranes: surface modification by "grafting to" method and fabrication of multilayered assemblies,” Book chapter, Burtovyy, O., Klep, V., Turel, T., Gowayed, Y., Luzinov, I., in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense, Ramanathan Nagarajan editor, ACS Symposium Series, Washington DC, 2008
“Mechanics of Fibrous Assemblies”, Book chapter, Structure and mechanics of 2D and 3D textile composites, in cooperation with Christopher Pastore, edited by Peter Schwartz, Woodhead Publishing, 2008
“Surface Characteristics of Fibers and Textiles - Part III”, Book chapter, edited by Christopher Pastore, Marcel Decker, 2000
“Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Composites (icac98)”, editors: Gowayed, Y. and Abdel-Hady, F., ISBN 977-10-1202-9, 1998
Ojard, Greg, Eaton, Harry, Nair, Shantikumar and Gowayed, Yasser, “Bond layer for silicon containing substrate,” US Patent 7,056,574 (2006)
Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., Ojard, G., Gowayed, Y., “Modeling deformation of a melt-infiltrated SiC/SiC composite under fatigue loading,” Ceramics International DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.11.207
Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., Easler, T., Gowayed, Y., “A polymer infiltration and pyrolysis (PIP) process model for ceramic matrix composites (CMCs),” Journal of the American Ceramic Society 104  (2021) 6108–6130
Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., Ojard, G., Gowayed, Y., “A Synergistic Model of Stress and Oxidation Induced Damage and Failure in Silicon Carbide-Based Ceramic Matrix Composites,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 104  (2021) 4163-4182
Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., Ojard, G., Symth, I., Gowayed, Y., and Jefferson, G., “Effect of porosity on the nonlinear and time-dependent behavior of Ceramic Matrix Composite,” Composites Part B 184 (2020) 107658
Gowayed, Y., Pierce, J., Buchanan, D., Zawada, L., John, R. and Davidson, K., “Effect of microstructural features and properties of constituents on the Thermo-Elastic Properties of Ceramic Matrix Composites,” Composites Part B, Volume 135, no. 15 (2018) 155-165
Santhosh, U., Ahmed, J., Kalarikkal, S., Ojard G. and Gowayed, Y., “Time-Dependent Deformation and Damage Modeling of a SiC/SiC Composite,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 31, no. 6 (2018)
Santhosh, U., Gowayed, Y., Ojard, G., Smyth, I., Kalarikkal, S., and Jefferson, G., “Quantification of Porosity in Ceramic Matrix Composites Using Thermography,” Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 37, no. 2 (2018) 1-14
Mohamed, E., Buschle-Diller, G. and Gowayed, Y., “Solution-Based Synthesis of a 4-Arm Star-Shaped Poly(L-lactide),” Journal of Designed Monomers and Polymers, Volume 19, no. 2 (2016) 180-192
Unni Santhosh, Jalees Ahmad, Greg Ojard, Robert Miller, Yasser Gowayed, “Deformation and damage modeling of ceramic matrix composites under multiaxial stresses,” Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 90, no. 1 (2016) 97–106
Gowayed, Y., Abouzeida, E., Smyth, I, Ojard, G., Ahmad, J., Santhosh, U. and Jefferson, G., “The role of oxidation in time-dependent response of ceramic matrix composites,” Composites Part B, Volume 76 (2015) 20–30
Gowayed, Y. Ojard, G., Santhosh, U. and Jefferson, G., “Modeling of Crack density in Ceramic Matrix Composites,” Journal of Composite Materials, Journal of Composite Materials, Volume 49 no. 18 (2015) 2285-2294
Gowayed, Y., Ojard, G. Prevost, E., Santhosh, U. and Jefferson, G.,“Defects in ceramic matrix composites and their impact on elastic properties,” Composites: Part B 55 (2013) 167–175
Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., John, R., Ojard, G., Miller, R., and Gowayed, Y., “Modeling of stress concentration in ceramic matrix composites”, Composites: Part B 45 (2013) 1156-1163
Gowayed, Y., Ojard, G., Miller, Morscher, G., R., Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., John, R., “Accumulation of time-dependent strain during dwell-fatigue experiments of iBN-Sylramic Melt Infiltrated SiC/SiC composites with and without holes”, Composites Part A 42 (2011) 2020-2027
Eldessouki, M., Buschle-Diller, G. and Gowayed, Y., "Poly(L-lysine)/microcrystalline cellulose biocomposites for Porous Scaffolds", Polymer Composites, Volume 32, 12, (2011) 1937–1944
Shady, E., and Gowayed, Y., “Interlaminar shear stress distribution between nested layers of plain weave composites”, Polymer Composites, Volume 31, Issue 11, (2010) 1838–1845
Gowayed, Y., Ojard, G., Miller, R., Santhosh, U., Ahmad, J., John, R.“ Correlation of elastic properties of melt infiltrated SiC/SiC composites to in situ properties of constituent phases”, Composites Science and Technology 70 (2010) 435–441
Cornell Univ., Lau Family Professor and Chair, Department of Human Centered Design (2019- present)
Auburn Univ., Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering (2017-present)
Auburn Univ., Professor of Mechanical Engineering (2015-2017)
Auburn Univ., Assistant, Associate and full Professor, Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering (1992-2015)
North Carolina State Univ., Research Assistant (1989-1992)
Howeedy consultants, Senior Structural Engineer (1980 – 1989)
Dr. Gowayed developed and taught classes on Introduction to Engineering for freshmen students, Mechanics of Flexible Structures, Fiber reinforced materials and Senior Design for seniors, Numerical methods in Design for juniors, and Advanced mechanics of flexible structure and Mechanics of fiber reinforced materials for graduate students. He also taught Research Methods for new graduate students.
Additionally, he worked on the design of undergraduate and graduate curriculums, prepared of ABET assessment reports, and served as the Graduate Program officer.
Class created to be taught in Fall 2020
FSAD 6860: Mechanics of Fibrous assemblies and their composites
Course description: This class introduces mechanics of fibers, yarns and fabrics in a way that allows students to grasp the role of each constituent and their interaction in the overall response of fabrics under load. Types of fibrous composites will be discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of each type articulated to bring attention to their role as important structural materials. Mechanical models for fibrous composites will be introduced.
Ph.D. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (1992)
M.Sc. Materials Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Egypt (1989)
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1980)
Chair of the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design (FSAD)