AHMED (OBITUARY), SHAFFIO - Madison County, Alabama | SHAFFIO AHMED (OBITUARY) - Alabama Gravestone Photos


Madison City Cemetery
Madison County,

Dr. Shaffiq Ahmed, 65

Had been chairman of department of metallurgical engineering at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN Services were Saturday at Madison Chapel Funeral Home, Madison, Ala., for Dr. Shaffiq Ahmed, 65, of 788 Seina Vista Drive, Madison, formerly of Redondo Road, Youngstown, who died Friday at home.

Mr. Ahmed was born March 1, 1934, in Calcutta, India, a son of Kausaruddin and Rabeya Ahmed. He came to the United States in 1955 and to Youngstown in 1960.

He was a professor of metallurgcal engineering and materials science at Youngstown State University 36 years, serving as department chairman 1968-72. He retired in 1996. While there, he was active in alloy research, conductin studies for NASA on the development of a super alloy and solidificaiton processing under an electric field and obtaining two patents. He also had numerous research papers published and served on many committees.

Before that, he was a member of the research staff of the U. S. Atomic Evergy Commission at the University of Illinois from 1955 to 1960.

Dr. Ahmed was a Baha'i. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute for Materials in England and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; the Metals, Materials, and Minerals Society, the American Society for Metals; American Society for Engineering Education; and Sigma Xi Faternity

He earned a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering in 1954 from the University of Calcutta, a master's in the same field from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1958, and a doctorate, also in that field, from Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University) Cleveland in 1965.

Besides his wife, the former Ursula Schmengler, who he married Sept. 26, 1963, he leaves a son, Rafiq of Madison, a brother, Dr. Akhtar Dutta Ahmed in Pardersburn, W.Va., and three brothers and three sisters in Calcutta.

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Obituary courtesy of S. Bennett.

Contributed on 3/21/15 by charlie.vines
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Submitted: 3/21/15 • Approved: 3/21/15 • Last Updated: 3/21/15 • R37-G0

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