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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Ramy Harik

Title: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Website: McNair Center
Phone: 803-777-9831
Fax: 803-777-0106
Ramy Harik


Dr. Harik’s research interest include automated tool path planning for fiber placement, automation of process planning for aircraft structural parts, mechanical feature shape recognition based on persistent heat signature, 5-axis flank milling optimization and obtaining an optimal part build orientation efficiently in additive manufacturing.


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Université de Lorraine - France, 2007.
  • M.S., Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Université de Lorraine - France, 2004.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lebanese University ULFG2 - Lebanon, 2003.

Selected Publications

  • Y. Zhang, A. Bernard, R. Harik, K Karunakaran, “Build Orientation Optimization for Multi-part Production in Additive Manufacturing”, In press, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (2015), ISSN: 1572-8145
  • Y. Zhang, A. Bernard, RK. Gupta, R. Harik,  “Feature Based Building Orientation Optimization for Additive Manufacturing”, In press, Rapid Prototyping Journal (2015), ISSN: 1355-2546
  • R. Harik, W. ElHachem, K. Medini, A. Benard, “Defining a performance measurement approach towards a holistic sustainability index.”, In press, International Journal of Production Research (2015), ISSN: 0020-7543
  • R. Harik, A. Nicolas, M. Dassouki, A. Bernard, “Geometrical and aerodynamic enhancement analysis of a birdlike wing”, International journal for computer-aided engineering and software (2015), Volume 32 (1), ISSN: 0264-4401
  • R. Harik, J. Issa, “Design of a vibration absorber for harmonically forced damped systems”, (2013), Accepted for publication in Journal of Vibration and Control, ISSN: 1077-5463
  • R. Harik, H. Gong, A. Bernard, “5 Axis Flank Milling: a state of the art”, Computer Aided Design, Volume 45 (3) (2013), pp. 796-808
  • S. Chandrasegarana, K. Ramani, R. Sriram, I. Horváth, A. Bernard, R. Harik and W. Gao, “The evolution and challenges of knowledge representation in product design systems”, Computer Aided Design, Volume 45 (2) (2013), pp. 204-228
  • R. Harik, W. Derigent and G. Ris, “Computer Aided Process Planning in Aircraft Manufacturing”, Computer-Aided Design and Applications 5 (6) (2008), pp. 953