Kamal Youcef-Toumi earned his advanced degrees (M.S. 1981 and Sc.D. 1985) in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. His undergraduate degree (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering awarded in 1979) is from the University of Cincinnati. He joined the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department faculty in 1986.
He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM, and Director of the Mechatronics Research Laboratory (MIT).
Youcef-Toumi’s research and teaching interests have focused on design, modeling, simulation, instrumentation, and automatic control systems. The applications have included manufacturing, robotics, automation, metrology and nano/biotechnology.
Youcef-Toumi served on many scientific and technical committees in the US and around the world. He has also served as a consultant and conducted research and development for many companies and government agencies. He is interested to use these experiences to contribute to several activities including (i) curriculum (content, teaching methods, and digital learning), (ii) hands-on students’ experience, (iii) innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem, (iv) research and development with industrial focus and sponsorships, and (v) partnerships for establishing leadership in selected areas.