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Mark. F. Horstemeyer

A headshot of Mr. Mark F. Horstemeyer




  • BS, mechanical engineering, WVU, 1985
  • MS, mechanical engineering, Ohio State University, 1987
  • PhD, mechanical engineering, Georgia Tech, 1995

In January 2019, Mark joined Liberty University as the Dean of Engineering, bringing 30 years of industrial, national laboratory, and academic experience. Mark is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Metals, Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the European Union. He has demonstrated strong leadership in creating and implementing Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) strategies into the research, academic, and industrial processes. He has published over 500 journal articles, conference papers, books, and technical reports with a citation impact h- factor of over 60 with over 17,000 total citations; he has been invited to give over 160 lectures throughout the world, and has mentored over 200 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State University, and a PhD at Georgia Tech. From 1987-2002 he started at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA., where he worked on systems design, finite element analysis, structural mechanics, shock wave physics, computational fluid dynamics, and multiscale modeling. From 2002-2018, he worked as a Chair Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Computational Engineering Department at Mississippi State University. In 2010 he received a Honorary Professor of Mechanical Engineering position at Xihua University in Chengdu, China, and at 2013 an Adjunct Professor position at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Tuskegee University, AL. Apart from his extensive activity in academia and national laboratories, he has also been heavily involved in the industrial industry, having started three start-up companies in trying to put predictive science into engineering designs: Predictive Design Technologies, LLC; Advanced Technology Associates, LLC; and Yobel Technologies, LLC.

Creationeering TM is a term that Mark Horstemeyer branded for Liberty University, which intends to convolve engineering and entrepreneurship to create technology businesses in the Lynchburg, VA region.