Design and Manufacturing Associated Faculty

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Douglas Bristow
Assistant Professor
292C Toomey Hall

Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems; volumetric error compensation; iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing.
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Lianyi Chen
Assistant Professor
233B Toomey Hall

Additive manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, smart manufacturing, solidification processing, laser materials processing, metal matrix nanocomposites, metallic glasses, materials for energy efficiency, materials for additive manufacturing, mechanical behavior of materials, and synchrotron radiation based x-ray scattering/imaging.
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Xiaoping Du
Associate Professor
272 Toomey Hall

Design optimization, multidisciplinary optimization design, probabilistic/statistical methods, system/structural reliability, robust design, kinematics, mechanism synthesis, and petroleum machinery.
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Ryan Hutcheson
Assistant Teaching Professor
209 Interdisciplinary Engineering Building

Design theory and methodology, complex systems design and vehicle dynamics.
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Edward Kinzel
Assistant Professor
290C Toomey Hall

Infrared/optical antennas applied to energy transport, sensing, and manufacturing, metamaterials/frequency selective surfaces for engineering radiation properties, near-field radiation heat transfer, direct energy conversion and energy harvesting and laser based micro/nanomanufacturing including electronics packaging.
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Robert G. Landers
273A Toomey Hall

Manufacturing, systems, and control; modeling, analysis, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes; metal cutting; laser metal deposition; freeze extrusion fabrication; friction stir processing; electro–hydraulics; control of tribologicial systems; and digital control applications.
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Ming Leu
Director/Bailey Professor
320 Engineering Research Laboratory

Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, virtual reality, CAD/CAM, robotics, mechatronics and automatic control. 
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Frank Liou
Professor/Director of Manufacturing Engineering Program
292B Toomey Hall

CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, virtual prototyping and automatic assembly.
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Ashok Midha
Professor/Director of Product Innovation and Creativity Center
186 Toomey Hall

Mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanism design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, machine vibration and stability.
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J. Keith Nisbett
Associate Professor/Associate Chair for Mechanical Engineering
194E Toomey Hall

Kinematics, mechanical design and synthesis of mechanisms.
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Anthony Okafor
327 Toomey Hall

Manufacturing including machining, metalforming, machine tool dynamics, acoustic emission, sensors and signal processing, CNC, CAD/CAM, machine tool metrology, neural network and expert system applications; smart structures including intelligent health monitoring and damage assessment of composite structures; non-destructive evaluation.
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Heng Pan
Assistant Professor
135 Toomey Hall

Additive manufacturing, Electronics and photonics manufacturing, Thermal/laser assisted manufacturing, Laser annealing and crystallization, High-throughput and low cost micro/nano-manufacturing, Solution processing of nanomaterials, Molecular dynamics simulation, Transport phenomena in nano-manufacturing processes
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Hai-Lung Tsai
335 Toomey Hall

Laser applications in manufacturing and materials processing (welding, cutting, cladding, surface treating, brazing, rapid prototyping, micromachining), manufacturing process and modeling and analysis (heat/mass transfer, fluid flow, and thermal stress analysis by finite element or finite volume method).