Dr. Khalid Tantawi

Assistant Professor – Mechatronics
Engineering Management and Technology Department

Contact information

College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598

email: Khalid-Tantawi@utc.edu
phone:  (423) 425- 5778
office: EMCS 326C


Dr. Khalid Tantawi is an Assistant Professor in the ETME department. He holds a PhD and MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a double MSc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Institut Superieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace and University of Pisa. Previously, was a trainer for Siemens Technik Akademy for certifying Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certifications (level 1) and was a mechatronics faculty at Motlow State Community College.   He was the elected chair of the Engineering section of the Tennessee Academy of Science in 2017, and was an academic auditor for the Tennessee Board of Regents, and a member of the Tennessee Textbook Advisory Panel for the Tennessee Department of Education, and the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Association. He founded the Society of Manufacturing Engineers chapter at UTC, and the SkillsUSA, and American Chemical Society chapters at Motlow State Community College. With more than 30 journal and conference publications, Dr. Tantawi was also an invited speaker at several conferences, and chaired many conference sessions. He reviewed and judged many textbooks, student competitions, scientific papers, and grant proposals, and was awarded several grants in mechatronics and advanced manufacturing that amount to more than $750,000. He is an active member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society, and the Tennessee Academy of Science.


Dr. Tantawi’s research interests include:

  • Micro- Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), fabrication of microstructures made in porous silicon for studying transmembrane proteins
  • Microfluidics using photosensitive glass
  • Advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies.

For more information, please visit Dr. Tantawi’s research page.

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