Professor Sameh Tawfick

Visiting Professor


Professor Sameh Tawfick


Visiting Professor in Engineering and Beaufort Visiting Fellow in St John’s College


Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET)




Sameh Tawfick is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Engineering and a Beaufort Visiting Fellow in St John’s College. His research in Cambridge will be performed at the IfM. Sam’s home institution is the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering and at the Beckman Institute. Sam obtained his PhD from the University of Michigan and was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studies advanced materials and manufacturing processes. He is the recipient of the AFOSR Young Investigator Program, the Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer from ASME, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by SME, The Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence and the Two-year Alumni Teaching Award from the University of Illinois.


Academic/Research Interests

Prof. Tawfick’s current focus is on the fabrication and mechanics of bioinspired actuators and new processes for additive manufacturing.



To see a list of Sam Tawfick’s  publications, please visit here.


Contact Details

T: +44(0)1223 766141
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