Dr. Ramy Harik

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina


Dr. Harik is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USC). He is a resident researcher at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. His education joins Mechanical Engineering (MS), Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MS) and Industrial/Mechanical Engineering (PhD). His research is in the areas of Automated Fiber Placement, Shape Recognition, Automation of Process Planning and Flank Milling.

Dr. Harik is published in multiple journals such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAD&A (Computer Aided Design and Applications), RPJ (Rapid Prototyping Journal), IJPR (International Journal of Production Research) and JIM (Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing). He is a member of the CAD’xx (Computer Aided Design Conference and Exhibition), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) scientific communities.

He mainly teaches courses in Design and Manufacturing. He is the advisor of the SME-USC and SAMPE-USC student clubs. Dr. Harik collaborated with Dassault Aviation and Dassault Systèmes while working on his PhD which substantially increased his industrial experience: He designed a computer aided process planning software that automates subtractive manufacturing of complex 5axis structural mechanical parts. Dr. Harik’s research was funded by NASA, Boeing, Fokker Aerostructure, Dassault Systemes, Dassault Aviation. His passion lies in discovering next generation manufacturing solutions that integrates seamlessly within design systems and tools.

Dr. Harik was the chair of multiple international conferences (CAD’10, OARC’12, ACE’15, ACE’16 and PLM’16). He has been a program co-chair on CAD’15, CAD’16 and CAD’17. He currently serve as the associate editor for the Computer Aided Design and Applications journal.