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Arif Malik

Arif Malik

Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Director, Center for Computational Research and Advanced Manufacturing
ECSW 3.150B

Professional Preparation

PhD - Mechanical Engineering
Wright State University - 2007
MS - Electrical Engineering
Wright State University / Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute - 2001
BS - Mechanical Engineering
Wright State University - 1994

Research Areas

Research Interests

Dr. Malik's research involves efficient computational mechanics modeling, uncertainty analysis, manufacturing process prediction, reliability-based design optimization, and laser treatment of metals to extend fatigue life.


Combes, T., Malik, A., Bramesfeld, G., McQuilling, M., ”Efficient Fluid-Structure Interaction Method for Conceptual Design of Flexible, Fixed-Wing Micro-Air-Vehicle Wings,” AIAA Journal, 2015, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 1442-1454, DOI: 10.2514/1.J053125 2015 - Publication
Bramesfeld, G., Malik, A., “Micro Aerial Vehicles in Confined Spaces: Are Two Wings Better than One?”, Journal of Aircraft, (Accepted Jan. 7, 2015, Assoc. Ed. W. Anemaat, in press). DOI: 10.2514/1.C033012 2015 - Publication
Vance, S., Malik, A., “Analysis of Factors That May be Essential to the Decision to Fly on Fully Autonomous Passenger Airliners,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, (Accepted Feb. 25, 2015, Ed. S. C. Wirasinghe, in press). DOI: 10.1002/atr.1308 2015 - Publication
Hasser, P., Malik, A., Langer, K., Spradlin, T. “An Efficient Reliability-Based Simulation Framework for Optimum Laser Peening Treatment,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, (under review) 2015 - Publication
Nelson, A., Malik, A., Wendel, J., Zipf, E., “Probabilistic Force Prediction by Cold Sheet Rolling by Bayesian Inference," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2014, Vol. 136, No. 4, pp. 041006-1 to 051009-11. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027434 2014 - Publication
Yang, S., Malik, A., Wu, Y.-J., “Travel Time Reliability Estimation Using the Hasofer Lind-Rackwitz Fiessler Algorithm and Kernel Density Estimation,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2014, No. 2442, pp. 85-95. DOI: 143141/2442-10 2014 - Publication
Malik, A., and Hinton, J., "Displacement of Multiple, Coupled Timoshenko Beams in Discontinuous Nonlinear Elastic Contact, with Application to Rolling Mills," ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2012, Vol. 134, No. 5, pp. 051009-1 to 051009-10. DOI: 10.1115/1.4007185 2012 - Publication
Malik, A., Grandhi, R., “Analytical Method for Use in Optimizing Dimensional Quality in Hot and Cold Rolling Mills,” U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Serial No. 8,176,762 (Regular, Expanded Claims), Approved May, 2012. 2012 - Publication


Associate Professor
University of Texas Dallas [2015–Present]
Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University [2009–2015]
CTI, Inc. [2000–2004]
Process Engineer
ARMCO Research Center [1997–2000]
Applications Engineer
Lau Division of Tomkins Industries [1995–1997]

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER), Jan. 2015
  • Best Organizer of Symposium and Session, ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, 2015 (MSEC2015).
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2010-15.
  • Saint Louis University Faculty Excellence in Research Award, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, U.S.-Korea Workshop of Advanced Manufacturing, NSF, South Korea, May, 2013.
  • Best Organizer of Symposium and Session, ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, 2013 (MSEC2013).
  • NSF Fellowship, Uncertainty in Machining Workshop, Arlington, VA, Feb. 4-6, 2010.
  • NSF Fellowship, Principles of and Recent Advances in Laser Micro/Nano Manufacturing Processes Workshop, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, June 1-4, 2010.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Excellence Award, Ph.D. in Engineering Program, 2007.
  • Best Student Presentation Award, 30th AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium (DCASS), Dayton, OH, March, 2005.