Ramy Harik

Ramy Harik

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


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Dr. Harik, a Fulbright Scholar, is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and a resident researcher at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research.

He is currently a visiting Research Scientist at NASA Langley, conducting research in Automated Fiber Placement. His education joins Mechanical Engineering (Masters of Science), Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Masters of Science) and Industrial/Mechanical Engineering (Doctor of Philosophy). He mainly teaches courses in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Manufacturing and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Dr Harik is an Associate Editor of the Computer Aided Design & Applications international journal. He has more than 3 million USD in funding from Boeing, NASA, SC Department of Commerce, Fokker Aerostructures, Dassault Aviation (funded as a student) and several other agencies. He is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Young Educator Award from Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Harik is the chair of ACE’15, ACE’16 and ACE’17 Technical Symposiums (South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Exhibition) and was the chair of the PLM’16 International Conference held in Columbia, South Carolina.


McNAIR Center – 1000 Catawba Street
Suite 160
Columbia, SC 29208



Research Interests

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neXt Future Factories Laboratory

The New and Emerging X Technologies (neXt) Future Factories Lab is a small-scale manufacturing facility, equipped with robotics, vision systems, conveyor belts and data sensors that can then be tested under different disruptive scenarios. Our research group investigates how an automated facility “thinks” and what kind of cyber infrastructure will be needed to support it while focusing on enabling the sharing and analysis of data between different robots and companies amid different stages of manufacturing.

Future Factories

Digital Transformation

Industry 4.0

Smart Manufacturing

Automated Fiber Placement


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