9/2012 - Sayed Nassar, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and founding director of the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), will give a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this October. His talk is entitled, "Clamp Load Decay due to Vibration-Induced Loosening of Preloaded Threaded Fasteners." His recent research focuses on solid mechanics and fastening and joining using analytical, Finite Elements, and experimental methods. Dr. Nassar is a world-renowned expert in fastening and joining. He regularly lectures on research advances in fastening and joining at academic institutions as well as industry in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Japan, Hong Kong, P.R. China, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Spain, India, Ireland, and Australia. He is a consultant to the Big Three U.S. automotive companies, NASA, John Deere, and several other tier one automotive suppliers. He has published more than 100 papers, one book, four book chapters, and he holds three U.S. Patents. Dr. Nassar is a Fellow of ASME and a member of SAE. He received his MS and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.