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M. Ashraf Imam

Research Professor
Tompkins 105B | Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-0986


Professor M. Ashraf Imam is a research professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  Prior to joining GW, he was a member of the senior research staff in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he served as a team leader in pursuing basic research on material structure-property relationship with emphasis on titanium alloy development and kinetics of transformation in solid phase.  Professor Imam’s research focuses on the structure-property relationship of materials with emphasis on light metals such as Ti, Al, and Mg.

Professor Imam has more than 230 publications to his name, has edited more than 10 books, and holds more than 10 patents.  He is a Fellow of the American Society for Metals, International; is a member of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society; and is a recipient of the George Kimbell Burgess Award.


  • D.Sc., The George Washington University, 1978




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The BME Department offers bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degree programs in biomedical engineering and is a hub for biomedical engineering in SEAS. Undergraduate students may choose from a number of options with the bachelor of science degree. Graduate students may select focus areas of concentration in medical imaging or medical instrumentation.

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