Abraham Tchako, Ph.D., Dipl. Ing., SFI
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Union College, Schenectady, NY
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
Spine and Joints biomechanics, product development (prostheses and artificial disc), Machine Design and Manufacturing,
Computer Application and new technology (CAD and CADD).
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)