Abraham Tchako - Curriculum Vitae


Abraham Tchako, Ph.D., Dipl. Ing., SFI

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Union College, Schenectady, NY

e-mail: tchakoa@union.edu

Phone: (518) 388 6144



        Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering/ Biomechanics)                                                                2004

        The Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York, NY.


        Master of Engineering (Solid Mechanical Engineering)                                                 1995

        The City College of New York of The City University of New York, NY.


        Diplom Inginieur (Solid Mechanical Engineering)                                                            1992

        Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Germany


         European Welding Engineer                                                                                            1992

         Deutsche Verband Fuer Schweisstechnik (DVS), Berlin, Germany                                                    

       Research Interests:                                                                            

         Spine and Joints biomechanics, product development (prostheses and artificial disc),  Machine Design and Manufacturing,

         Computer Application and  new technology  (CAD and CADD). 


     Industrial Experience:                                                                            


         Technician and Engineer assistant                                                              October 1983 - June 1993

         Multiple internships and full time employment for different refinery and turbo-machinery companies in Cameroon and Germany.

         Designed and implemented multiple engineering systems and equipment for oil refinery and gas turbines.

        Publications and Conferences:                                                                     

               Tchako, A, Sadegh, A. “ Cervical Spine: Sports Injuries Biomechanics “

   31st Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Proceedings of IEEE, Nr. 05CH3764C, 12.1.4, Stevens Institute of Technology,

   Hoboken,  New Jersey, April 2005.


               Tchako, A, Sadegh, A. “Stress Changes in Intervertebral Discs of the Cervical Spine After Partial Fusion”, Paper number 42977,

                Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, (IMECE), BED/ASME, Washington DC, November 2003.


               Tchako A, Sadegh, A. “Stress changes in intervertebral discs of the cervical spine after arthrodesis” Bioengineering Division,

               Proceedings of the International Mech. Engr. Congress and Exposition, BED/ASME, (IMECE) New Orleans, November, 2002.


         Tchako A, and Sadegh A. “Instability Analysis of a Cervical Spine Model Under Flexion and Compression Loading”,

         Bioengineering Division, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, BED/ASME,

         New York, November, 2001.


5.                  Sadegh, A. and Tchako, A. “Vertebral Stress of a Cervical Spine Model Under Dynamic Load”  Journal of Technology and

                      Health Care, official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine, pp 163-154, Vol. 8, Number 2, 2000.


               Sadegh, A. and Tchako, A. , “Vertebral Stresses of a Cervical Spine Model Under Dynamic Load”, The Proceedings of the Forth

               and Fifth World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology, edited by M.M. Tanik and A. Ertas, page 28, 1999.


         Sadegh, A., and Tchako A.,”A Cervical Spine Model to Predict Vertebral Stresses in High Acceleration, Advances in

         Bioengineering, Edited by B. Simon, BED/ASME, Vol.  36, pp 213-216, 1997.


        Sadegh, A., and Tchako A.,”A Neck Model For Predicting Human Tolerance to G-y and G-z  accelerations,

         Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, Vol.8, 1997.



                Sport injury biomechanics and Stress changes in adjacent intervertebral

                Discs after partial discectomies and fusion of The cervical spine. (Abstract)


           Honors and Awards:                                                                                   



        CUNY Teaching Fellowship                                                                                    2003, 2004

        CUNY Writing Fellowship                                                                                       1999, 2000

        Graduate Assistantship                                                                                          1997, 1998, 1999

        International Exchanges USA/Germany                                                                 1994, 1995, 1996

        CCNY School of engineering Citation                                                                     1995

        Member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

        Member of The Society of Welding Engineers (SWE)

        Member of The Society of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

              Member of  Deutsche Verband Fuer Schweisstechnik (DVS)

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