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Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan

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Dr. Khaled W. Shahwan has been at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' since 1999 and is currently with the Concept & Innovation (Advanced Development Engineering) organization leading several advanced materials and products technologies, and carbon-fiber composites initiatives. Dr. Shahwan has worked extensively in various other areas of advanced vehicle technologies and safety developments, and since 2002 on active safety and complex autonomy technologies (ADAS). Khaled is the current Chairman of USDRIVE's MTT, and has chaired other industry-government (US-DoE) collaborative (pre-competitive) joint activities under umbrella organizations such as the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC)/USCAR/USAMP. Dr. Shahwan has been involved in various vehicle development programs, advanced virtual methods, safety regulations, and future technology roadmaps.

Khaled conceived and was the lead architect of several large projects within the ACC focused on advanced development of novel composite-damage computational methodologies. Under his vision and leadership these projects culminated in several developments and new fundamental understandings which Dr. Shahwan championed (e.g., VMM project). 

Earlier in his 23-year career Dr. Shahwan worked for few years at Ford Research Labs. and Advanced Vehicle Engineering. Khaled is a member of the Technical Advisory Boards of: IACMI, W.E. Boeing Aeronautics & Astronautics Dept. at the University of Washington (Seattle); Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); College of Engineering at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Dr. Shahwan is a member of the Technology Advisory Council of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). Khaled is a member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals (JEM '04-'14, IJVS, IJVD, and IJAutoC), and is an elected Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr. Shahwan has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, over 50 corporate and industry-government collaboration reports, and has received several industry awards and recognitions.

Dr. Shahwan holds a PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Civil and Environmental (structural) Engineering, all three from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a BS in Civil Engineering from SFSU.

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