Materials, Structures and Structural Dynamics Associated Faculty

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Victor Birman
Professor at the EEC in St. Louis
34 TCC - UMSL
vbirman@mst.edu
314-835-9818 

Composite material structures, biomechanics, smart structures and materials, structural dynamics and vibration, buckling and dynamic stability.
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K. Chandrashekhara
Curators' Distinguished Professor
188 Toomey Hall
chandra@mst.edu
573-341-4587 

Composite materials, smart structures, nanocomposites, biocomposites, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, damage monitoring, composite manufacturing and experimental characterization. 
Lianyi Chen

Lianyi Chen
Assistant Professor
233B Toomey Hall
chenliany@mst.edu
573-341-6023

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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Lokeswarappa Dharani
Curators' Distinguished Professor
333 Toomey Hall
dharani@mst.edu
573-341-6504
 

Aircraft structures, fracture mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis; micromechanics; composite materials and structures; process modeling of ceramic matrix composites; friction and wear of composites; and fracture of laminated glazing.
 Eversman thumbnail Walter Eversman
Curators' Distinguished Professor
280 Toomey Hall
eversman@mst.edu
573-341-4670 
Noise control, acoustics, vibrations, aircraft structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, systems and control.
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Gearoid Mac Sithigh
Associate Professor
182 Toomey Hall
macsithi@mst.edu
573-341-4597 

Finite elasticity, viscoelasticity, liquid crystal hydrodynamics, solid and continuum mechanics.
 Midha thumbnail Ashok Midha
Professor/Director of Product Innovation and Creativity Center
186 Toomey Hall
midha@mst.edu
573-341-4298 
Mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanism design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, machine vibration and stability.
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Professor
327 Toomey Hall
okafor@mst.edu
573-341-4695 
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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Jonghyun Park
Assistant Professor
127 Toomey Hall
parkjonghy@mst.edu
573-341-4699

Advanced li-ion battery, beyond li-ion battery, energy storage systems, renewable energy systems, grid energy storage systems, nano-/macro-mechanics of materials, self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructures, multiphysics/multiscale experiment and simulations

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Associate Professor
282 Toomey Hall
stutts@mst.edu
573-341-4084 

Dynamics, vibrations, modeling and development of piezoactuators and transducers-mechatronics, mechanics of bone, design of orthopedic implants, structural dynamics, optimal design and acoustics.

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Assistant Professor
233A Toomey Hall
wojnarc@mst.edu
573-341-6024
Aerospace structures, active materials, mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, micromechanics, manufacturing, experimental and computational solid mechanics.