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Fred McBagonluri

Dean of Engineering, Ashesi University

Prof. Fred McBagonluri is Dean of Engineering at Ashesi University. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice President of New Product Development at Joerns Healthcare, Arlington, TX. He also held roles of increasing responsibilities for Fortune 500 companies in the US. He was Director of Research and Development and Director of IT at Siemens Healthcare. He was also World Wide Director Research and Development, and subsequently Director of Market Development at Becton Dickinson and Co.

Prof. Fred McBagonluri holds MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton, Masters in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelors of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (Summa cum laude) from Central State University.

Prof McBagonluri is a recipient of the 2008 US Black Engineer of the Year: Most Promising Scientist Award, 2008 NJBiz Innovator Hero Award and was 2009 Finalist of the NASA Astronaut Candidate Corps (ASCAN). He holds 21 issued US Patents and numerous technical publications.


  • –present
    Dean of Engineering, Ashesi University College
  • 2013–2015
    Vice President New Product Development, Joerns Healthcare
  • 2012–2013
    Director Market Dev/Business Strategy, Becton Dickinson & Co
  • 2008–2012
    WW Director R&D, Becton Dickinson & Co
  • 2006–2008
    Director R&D, Siemens
  • 2005–2006
    Sr. Engineering Mgr, Siemens
  • 2002–2005
    Principal Engineer, Siemens
  • 2001–2002
    Sr. Engineer, Siemens


  • 2011 
    MIT, MBA/Management
  • 2005 
    University of Dayton, PhD
  • 1998 
    Virginia Tech, MS Engineering Mechanics
  • 1996 
    Central State University, BS Manufacturing Engineering


  • 2006
    Rapid Manufacturing Technologies: The Next Industrial Revolution., Rapid Manufacturing in the Hearing Industry
  • 2006
    Advanced Structural Materials: Properties, Design Optimization, and Applications., Titanium Alloys: Structure, Properties, and Application
  • 2005
    Materials Science and Engineering: A, An investigation of the effects of microstructure on dwell fatigue cracks growth in Ti-6242.
  • 2005
    Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, An Investigation of the Effects of Microstructure on Fatigue Crack Growth in Ti6242
  • 2000
    International Journal of Fatigue, Characterization of Fatigue and Combined Environment on Durability Performance of Glass/Vinyl Ester Composite for Infrastructure Applications

Professional Memberships

  • America Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers