Associate Professor
  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, USA 
  • Master of Science, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, USA 
  • Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Central State University, Wilberforce

Fred has held various roles in Engineering, Strategy, Marketing and Research, and has worked with several institutions in the U.S, including Princeton University, Siemens Healthcare and Becton Dickinson and Co. In 2008, Fred was awarded the Black Engineer of the Year’s Most Promising Scientist, and has over forty patents and patent applications in his name. He has also authored eight books, including three novels, and developed a passion for writing whilst a student at Nandom Secondary School, in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, an MIT Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and was awarded the State of New Jersey NJBiz Healthcare Innovator Hero Award in 2008.

Research Interests

Product Design/Development, Digital Manufacturing, Advanced Materials Systems, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems Design.  

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1992-Present)
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (1992-Present)

Employment History

  • VP New Product Development, Joerns Healthcare, LLC Arlington, TX (2012-2015)
  • CEO, FANO Technologies, Trenton, New Jersey (2012—2013)
  • Director, Market Devt, Becton Dickinson & Co, Franklin Lakes, NJ (2011 – 2012)
  • WW Director R&D, Director Becton Dickinson & Co, Franklin Lakes, NJ (2008 – 2011)
  • Director R&D/IT Siemens Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ (2007 – 2008)
  • Director of R&D, Siemens Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ (2006 – 2007)
  • Senior Engineering Manager, Siemens Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ (2005 – 2006)
  • Principal Engineer, Siemens Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ (2003 – 2005)
  • Senior Engineer, Siemens Healthcare, Piscataway, NJ (2001 – 2003)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech (1996-1998)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Sch. Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University (1999 - 2001)
  • Research Associate, School of Mechanical and Aeronautics Princeton University (2001 - 2005)

Honours & Awards

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow MIT (2011)
  • Finalist US NASA Astronaut Corps (1/47 Finalists from ~4000 Candidates) (2009)
  • State of New Jersey NJBiz Healthcare Innovator Hero Award  (2008)
  • Central State University Alumnus of the Year (2008)
  • Black Engineer of Year: Most Promising Scientist (2008)
  • Outstanding Diversity Leadership Award, Siemens PLM (2007)
  • Nominee MIT Technology Review 100 (2003)
  • Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute Fellowship (DAGSI) (2003)
  • Certified Engineer-In-Training (EIT), State of Ohio (1996)
  • Distinguished Research Award, Central State University (1996)
  • NSF undergraduate Research Fellow Award (1995)
  • Myrtle and Earl Walker Scholarship, SME (1995)
  • Distinguished Research Award, Central State University (1995)
  • Head of State Award,Ghana (Academic Division 1 of 2) (1991)
  • Distinction, Nandom Secondary School, Nandom, UWR Ghana (1990)

Selected Publications

  • Martin Masters, Therese Velde and Fred McBagonluri (2006), Rapid Manufacturing in the Hearing Industry, In Rapid Manufacturing Technologies: The Next Industrial Revolution.  Eds. Neil Hopkinson, Richard Hauge (Editor), Phillip Dickens, Rupert Soar.  John Wiley and Sons; New York, NY.
  • Greg Slabaugh, Tong Fang, Fred McBagonluri, Alexander Zouhar, Rupen Melkisetoglu, Hui Xie, Gozde Unal. 3D Shape Modeling for Hearing Aid Design. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Sept. 2008.
  • Fred McBagonluri Raj Varadarajan and Tong Fang.  (2009). Applications of Advanced Imaging Technologies in the Customization and Optimization of Medical Devices.  SME Conference Schaumburg, Ill 12-15th May 2009.
  • Alexander Zouhar, Tong Fang, Gozde Unal, Hui Xie, Greg Slabaugh and Fred McBagonluri. (2006). Anatomically-Aware, Automatic, and Fast Registration of 3D Ear Impression Models, Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission (3DPVT).
  • David Fred McBagonluri Masters Thesis. August 1998, ESM, “Simulation of Fatigue Performance & Creep Rupture of Glass-Reinforced Polymeric Composites for Infrastructure Applications.”
  • David Fred McBagonluri Masters PHD DISSERATION UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OH 2005. August 1998, ESM, “Simulation of Fatigue Performance & Creep Rupture of Glass-Reinforced Polymeric Composites for Infrastructure Applications
  • F. McBagonluri, K. Garcia, M. Hayes, N. Verghese, & J. J. Lesko, "Characterization of Fatigue and Combined Environment on Durability Performance of Glass/Vinyl Ester Composite for Infrastructure Applications," International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 22, Issue 1, 2000, pp. 53-64.
  • F. McBagonluri, E. Akpan, C. Mercer, W. Shen, W.O. Soboyejo. An investigation of the effects of microstructure on dwell fatigue crack growth in Ti-6242. Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 405, Issues 1–2, 25 September 2005, Pages 111-134
  • F. McBagonluri, E. AkpanC. MercerW. ShenW. O. SoboyejoAn Investigation of the Effects of Microstructure on Fatigue Crack Growth in Ti6242. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology 01/2005; 127(1).
  • F. McBagonluri and W.O. Soboyejo: Titanium Alloys: Structure, Properties, and Application. Advanced Structural Materials: Properties, Design Optimization, and Applications. Edited by Winston O. Soboyejo, T.S. Srivatsan.
  • F. McBagonluri, W. Soboyejo Mechanical Properties: Fatigue Encyclopedia of Condensed Matter Physics, 2005, Pages 291-298