K. Akbar Ansari Ph.D., P.E.


Khyruddin Akbar Ansari has been a professor of mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington since 1986. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in 1964, his master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965 and his Ph.D. degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1972. He did his doctoral thesis work in the area of nonlinear vibrations of rotating blades under the guidance of the late Professor Nils O. Myklestad.

Professor Ansari has many years of varied industrial, teaching and research experience, having been associated in the past with such organizations as Bell Helicopter, Westinghouse Electric, Bell Aerospace, Brown and Root, King Fahd’s University of Petroleum and Minerals and Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories.

At Gonzaga University, Professor Ansari has been involved in the teaching of courses in the areas of engineering mechanics, numerical methods, advanced engineering mathematics, vibrations, system dynamics and controls, and machine design. His research, which has been varied, has resulted in several published articles and contributions to books including chapters in the Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics and Developments in Offshore Engineering.

Professor Ansari is a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. He is also a registered professional engineer.