Assistant Teaching Professor
Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures, Vibrations, Vibro-acoustic Testing, Design Optimization, Finite element analysis, Embedded Systems, and and Experimental methods
Air Pollution Control, Algae, Algal Bio-fuels, Alternative Fuel, Bio-reactor, Biodiesel, Blue-Green Algae, Coal, Energy, Gasification of Coal and Biomass, Leadership Development, Mechanical Engineering, Power Generation, and Shale and Shale Energy
Distinguished Professor/Director of Kummer Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing, industrial information systems, metallurgy, and liquid fuels processes
Professor/Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies
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.
Curators' Distinguished Professor
Composite Materials and Structures, Additive Manufacturing of Polymer Composites and Metal Cellular Structures, High Temperature Composites, Smart Structures, Bio-composites, Composite Manufacturing, Experimental Characterization, Finite Element Analysis, and Process Modeling.
Curators' Distinguished Professor
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.
Plasma aerospace applications; Space propulsion; Plasma-material interactions; Plasma physics and rarefied gas dynamics; High-performance computing
Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics of energy systems. Heat and mass transfer in buoyant flows, second-law and exergy analysis, numerical simulation of transport phenomena and experimental methods.
Computational aerodynamics/aerothermodynamics, hypersonic flows and technologies, uncertainty quantification, planetary entry/descent/landing of spacecraft, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic shape optimization, robust design, numerical methods.
Conventional Energy (combustion, IC engines, coal power plants, fluid and heat transport), Alternative Energy (characterization of solid oxide fuel cells, modeling of fuel cells, hydrogen technologies, alternative fuels, clean coal technologies), Environmental Science & Technology (air pollutants, particulates, measurement techniques), Various Fields (synthesis of nanoparticles, laser diagnostics, fire safety, thermal engineering)
Teaching Professor/ Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs
Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations, study of deterministic and random dynamical systems, model order reduction, theoretical modeling and numerical computation and structural dynamics.
Bailey Distinguished Professor/Director of Innovative Smart & Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, virtual reality, CAD/CAM, robotics, mechatronics and automatic control.
Micro/nanoscale thermodynamics and heat transfer, Dynamics of nanodroplets, nanobubbles, and nanoparticles, Structure-property relationship for materials and interfaces, and Computational modeling
Professor/Director of Product Innovation and Creativity Center
Mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanism design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, machine vibration and stability.
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.
Advanced li-ion battery, beyond li-ion battery, energy storage system, renewable energy system, grid energy storage, nano, macro-mechanics of materials, self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructure, multiphysics, multiscale experiment and simulation.
(Astro)dynamics, space domain awareness/space situational awareness, space traffic management, space weather, stochastic machine learning techniques, GNC (Guidance, Navigation, and Control) for space sustainability and missions, computer vision, and space autonomy.
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor
Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, nonlinear analysis, dynamics and control, optimization.
Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus
Fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, hypersonic propulsion systems, computational analysis of jet mixing, flow losses and mixing enhancement in combustors, aircraft gas turbine ramjet propulsion systems, and scramjet performance.
Physical Human-Robot Interaction (pHRI), Physical Human-Human Interaction (pHHI), Human Movement Assistance, Rehabilitation Robotics, Wearable Devices, Energy-Harvesting from Human Movement, Design and Instrumentation of Medical Devices.
Dynamics, vibrations, modeling and development of piezoactuators and transducers-mechatronics, mechanics of bone, structural dynamics, optimal design, acoustics, design and modeling of ultrasonic piezoelectric actuators and transducers, dynamic parameter estimation, and vibration mitigation
Professor/Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs
Optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics; Physics and applications of optical metamaterials; Nanoscale optomechanics, optical nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); Integrated optofluidic devices and optical sensors; Photon management for solar/thermal energy harvesting; Optical device micro-/nano-fabrication.