Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, with a joint
appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program.
Dr. Solomon received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1990) from Gh. Asachi Polytechnic
Institute, Iasi, Romania, and his Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering (2002) from
Kumamoto University, Japan. From 2002 to 2007 he was post-doctoral fellow at Center for Solid
State Science at Arizona State University, where he specialized in materials investigation using
electron microscopy. Before joining YSU Dr. Solomon was instrumentation scientist at the
Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut. His research interests include
materials and process design, and characterization using experimental and numerical methods.
He is interested in the study of processing, structure, and performance of shape memory alloys,
nanomaterials, and ceramic-metals composites. Recent projects include metal powders
processing and characterizations for additive manufacturing applications, optimization of ZnO
nanostructures vapor deposition synthesis using CFD modeling, prediction of mechanical and
functional behavior of 3D printed components using FEA, failure analysis of ultrasonic and
electric resistance welded components. Dr. Solomon has over 30 peer-reviewed publications
and he is member of MSA, ASM International, and MSNO.