Beshoy Morkos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research focuses on system design, manufacturing and engineering education

Telephone: 706-542-2026


0708C Boyd Graduate Research Building
200 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Beshoy Morkos is an associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia where he directs MODE2L (Manufacturing Optimization, Design, and Engineering Education Lab) Group. His research group currently performs research in the areas of system design, manufacturing, and their respective education. His system design research focuses on developing computational representation and reasoning support for managing complex system design through the use of Model Based approaches. The goal of Dr. Morkos’ manufacturing research is to fundamentally reframe our understanding and utilization of product and process representations and computational reasoning capabilities to support the development of models which help engineers and project planners intelligently make informed decisions.  On the engineering education front, Dr. Morkos’ research explores means to improve persistence and diversity in engineering education by leveraging students’ design experiences.  Dr. Morkos’ research is supported by federal [National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), United States Navy, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)] and industry partners [Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Sun Nuclear, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, PTC, Alstom].

Dr. Morkos received his Ph.D. from Clemson University.  His Ph.D. dissertation was awarded the 2014 ASME CIE Dissertation of the year award for its transformative research on the development of nontraditional representation and reasoning tools for requirements analysis. Dr. Morkos was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering & Science Education at Clemson University performing NSF funded research on engineering student motivation and its effects on persistence and the use of advanced technology in engineering classroom environments. He graduated with his B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and 2008 respectively.  His past work experience include working at the BMW Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) as a Research Associate and Robert Bosch Corporation as a Manufacturing Engineer.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2012
M.S., Mechanical Engineering,  Clemson University, 2008
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2006

Recognition & Awards

  • 2017 Florida Tech Rising Star (Awarded to faculty who rank amongst the highest in research expenditures)
  • 2014 ASME Dissertation of the Year Award
  • 2014 ASME Student Chapter Young Professor Award
  • 2010 ASME Student Chapter “Rookie of the Year” Professor
  • 2009 ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • 2009 Arch T. Colwell Merit Outstanding Paper Award recipient for SAE paper, # 2009-01-0593, “Conceptual Development of Automotive Forward Lighting System Using White Light Emitting Diodes,” 

Professional Experience

  • BMW Information Technology Research Center, Research Associate, 2008 - 2009
  • Robert Bosch Corporation, Manufacturing Engineer, 2005

Current Research

The goal of Dr. Morkos’ research is to fundamentally reframe our understanding and utilization of system representations and computational reasoning capabilities to support the development of system models which help engineers and project planners more intelligently allocate resources, configure development teams, and make informed decisions at earlier stages of engineering design.

Dr. Morkos' research is currently funded by:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Kern Entreprenuerial Education Network
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Selected Publications

Morkos, B., Dochibhatla, S., V. S., Summers, J., 2018, “Effects of Metal Foam Parameters on Fluid Flow Permeability”, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications

Yadav, D., Patel, D., Morkos, B., 2017, “Development of Product Recyclability Index Utilizing Design for Disassembly”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science of Engineering, 140(3), pp. 031015-031015-13, DOI 10.1115/1.4038515.

Htet Hein, P., Voris, N., Morkos, B., 2017. Investigating Requirement Change Propagation Through the Physical and Functional Domain, Research in Engineering Design, DOI: 10.1007/s00163-017-0271-6

Morkos, B., Mathieson, J., Summers, J.D. (2014), Comparative Analysis of Requirements Change Prediction Models: Manual, Linguistic, and Neural Network, Research in Engineering Design, 25(2), pp. 139-156. DOI 10.1007/s00163-014-0170-z

Morkos, B., Summers, J., Thoe, S., (2013). A Comparative Survey of Domestic and International Experiences in Capstone Design, International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(1), pp. 79-90.

Morkos, B., Summers, J. D., (2013), A Study of Designer Familiarity with Product and User During Requirement Elicitation, International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology (IJCAET). 5(2/3), pp. 139-158. DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2013.052934

Morkos, B., Shankar, P., & Summers, J. D. (2012). Predicting Requirement Change Propagation Using Higher Order Design Structure Matrices: An Industry Case Study. Journal of Engineering Design. 23(12), pp. 905-926, DOI: 10.1080/09544828.2012.662273

Shankar, P., Morkos, B., Summers, J. D., (2012), Reasons for Change Propagation: A Case Study In An Automotive OEM, Research in Engineering Design, 23(4), pp 291-303, DOI:10.1007/s00163-012-0132-2

Morkos, B., Taiber, J., Summers, J., Mears, L., Fadel, G., (2012), Mobile Devices within Manufacturing Environments: A BMW Applicability Study, International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing. 6(2), pp. 101-111. DOI: 10.1007/s12008-012-0148-x.

Morkos, B., Shankar, P., Teegavarapu, S., Michaelraj, A., Summers, J.D., (2009), Conceptual Development of Automotive Forward Lighting System Using White Light Emitting Diodes, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Electronic and Electrical Systems, 2(1), pp. 201-211.
(Selected as a best paper at the 2009 SAE Congress with the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award)