Professor Moustafa joined the Mechanical Engineering Technology department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in August 1979. Professor Moustafa received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Higher Institute of Technology in Egypt in 1964. He received a Masters of Engineering degree in Machine Design from the University of Illinois, 1976 (Mechanical and industrial Engineering Dpt.) and another Masters of Engineering in Structures and Stress Analysis from the University of Illinois in 1979 (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Dpt.). Moustafa completed the Ph.D. course requirements in Structural Analysis in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University. Professor Moustafa's interest is in the area of Mechanical Systems design such as computer-aided design, computer graphics, 3-D solid modeling, stress analysis and design for safety. As a certified manufacturing engineer, Professor Moustafa is active in professional societies such as SME, ASME, ASEE. During his 30 year career at Old Dominion University, Moustafa has served in many executive capacities, received numerous awards, and presented a number of papers in scientific conferences. Moustafa received the Frank Batten award for industrial partnering, received numerous student awards for favorite professor in engineering, and numerous service awards from professional organizations. Moustafa founded the Autodesk authorized training center at Old Dominion University and served as its director for 15 years. Moustafa taught several hundred continuing education classes training professionals in AutoCAD and other Autodesk software products. Moustafa has published and presented several technical papers in scientific and engineering journals and conferences. As a consultant, Professor Moustafa has worked with local and out of state companies on projects such as stress analysis for a local locomotive manufacturing company to solve a problem on failure of the main shaft, analysis for a computer security company in New York for work done in Saudi Arabia, transformed a medium size machine shop from traditional manufacturing processes to CAD-CAM. He also participated in a number of projects with the Technology Application Center at Old Dominion University. Professor Moustafa has served as an independent expert witness in court cases involving industrial safety issues.
M.S. in Structures and Stress Analysis, University of Illinois, (1979)
M.S. in Machine Design, University of Illinois, (1976)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Higher Industrial Institute, (1964)
- Moustafa, M. R. (2007). Using Inventor Analysis and Simulation to Enhance Students Comprehension of Stress Analysis Theories in a Design of Machine Elements Course.. 62nd Mid Year Technical Conference.
- Award for Industrial Partnering, Frank Batten College of Engineering