Dr. Shaik Jeelani

Shaik Jeelani, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASME Vice-President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. He joined Tuskegee University as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1974. He served in the College of Engineering from 1977 to 1996 as a faculty member, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean and Interim Dean. As a Professor and administrator in the College of Engineering, Dr. Jeelani developed robust recruitment and retention programs that enabled the college to maintain high enrollment and produce graduates of highest caliber. He initiated a research program in Materials Science and Engineering, which resulted in the establishment of the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL).  The MRL was later transformed to the Center for Advance Materials (T-CAM), which still functions as the largest multidisciplinary research, education and outreach center at Tuskegee University. Dr. Jeelani raised more than $150 million over 41 years for basic and applied research in Advanced Materials through 86 grants.

Dr. Jeelani has authored/co-authored more than 700 publications including more than 300 papers in refereed journals and more than 400 technical presentations at national and international conferences. He has also co-authored several book chapters, in the field of Materials science and Engineering, with his colleagues.  He holds membership in several professional organizations and serves on several national boards. Recently, the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) elected him as a fellow, which is the highest honor the ASME bestows on its selected members. Dr. Jeelani has won numerous awards including Tuskegee Teacher of the Year, Tuskegee Faculty Achievement, The UNCF Professor of the Year and SECME’s Global Messenger Awards. In 2011 President Barack Obama presented him the Presidential Award for Mentoring.


My Sessions

The Tuskegee Alliance to Forge Pathways to Academic Careers in STEM (T-PAC) [Weather Cancellation]


his presentation will describe the goals and programmatic interventions of a virtual model for STEM doctoral education for underrepresented minorities (URM) in STEM, established by the project “The Tuskegee Alliance to Forge Pathways to Academic Careers in STEM (T-PAC)”, which is funded by the NSF’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. The […]

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