Dr. Fred Barez


Dr. Fred Barez

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, California 95192-0087

Office: Engineering 310H
Telephone: (408) 924-4298
Fax: (408) 924-3995
E-mail: fred.barez@sjsu.edu


1973 B.S., Michigan Technological University
1974 M.S., University of California, Berkeley
1977 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Professor Barez specializes in dynamics and controls. His current research interest lies in the design of electronic packaging and storage systems for computers. He has extensive experience in the latter systems. He is also developing new research capabilities in forefront technologies such as high vacuum systems, and micro- miniaturization and machining. He teaches courses in dynamics, vibrations, control systems, electronics packaging, high vacuum systems engineering and semi-conductor manufacturing process and equipment, disk drive mechanics and magnetic recording

Energy Efficient and Smart Home Laboratory
Dr. Barez is involved in ongoing research in  energy efficient and smart home laboratory. It is state-of-the-art research and education capabilities to provide students with relevant experience and skills to enter the workforce for the emerging and growing industries. For more information please see the brochure

Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Laboratory
The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Laboratory is developed to provide students with state of the art knowledge and education in preparation to enter the workforce for this growing industry. This Laboratory is established to provide research opportunities in the following areas of battery studies, charging stations, on-board electronics and navigation, and the overall vehicle drive train performance. For more information please see the Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Laboratory brochure.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Professional Development Course for Summer 2013 only
This short course covers the key topics in hybrid & electric vehicles including power trains, controls, battery management, motor and power electronics. Attendees will receive an overview of the critical technologies and components used in modern electric and hybrid vehicles and will gain hands-on experience through demonstrations, active participation and data measurement.  Please see course flyer for more information you may register online, by mail, fax or in person.

Course Flyer
Online Registration to Course

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Brochure


Courses Taught in Spring 2013

ME 15 - Empower MAE Students
Empower MAE students to stay on course towards achieving career goals as engineers. Provide tools and opportunities to guide students towards career development, community and service involvement, technology and entrepreneurship. Expose these students to career opportunities through technical seminars, outreach technical and community related projects, and tours.

ME 145 - Electronic Packaging and Design
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of electronic packaging, materials, thermal management, shock and vibrations, EMI/RFI/ESD, fatique, reliability, and standardized test procedures. Simple design to insure product rules and guidelines are presented.

ME 147 - Dynamic Systems Vibration and Control
Mathematical representation of dynamic systems. Damped and undamped free and forced vibrations for single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Vibration control and isolation. Dynamic analysis of control systems. Transient response, frequency response and the stability criteria. State-variables approach. Feedback and feedforward compensation. Emphasis on engineering problems involving analysis and design. Prerequisite: ME 130.

ME 295 A/B, ME 299 (SJSU)
Advanced individual work in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, including but not limited to research, design, development, and simulation studies. Write a detailed engineering report and make a comprehensive presentation. (Prereq: Admission to Candidacy for Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering; written proposal approved by Instructor and Graduate Advisor).

Developed and Courses Taught

ME 15
ME 101
ME 111
ME 195B
ME 295A/B
ME 299