Pete Woytowitz, Ph.D., P.E. is currently an Adjunct Professor in Mechanical and Civil Engineering teaching courses in Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Vibrations and Strength of Materials. He is also Sr. Manager, Modeling & Reliability at Novellus Systems Inc. His specialization’s include finite element modeling of mechanical systems, stress, structural & thermal analysis and reliability. Prior to joining Novellus Systems he was a Principal Engineer at Engineering Mechanics Technology, a consulting company. Prior to that he worked at companies including Failure Analysis Associates, Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation and Boeing Commercial Airplane Company. He received his BSME from University of Maryland (1977), MS Engineering (Santa Clara University, 1980), Degree of Engineer (Stanford University, 1985) and his Ph.D. (ME) from Santa Clara University in 1993. He is a member of A.S.M.E. and is Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at SCU.