Faculty Directory

Yezad Anklesaria

Assistant Teaching Professor

David Bayless

Professor/Department Chair

Douglas Bristow

Professor/Director

Research Interests

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.

K. Chandrashekhara

Curators' Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

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

Lokeswarappa Dharani

Curators' Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

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.

Xiangyang Dong

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Mechanics and microstructural evolution of advanced manufacturing and materials processing, multiscale modeling of materials by bridging first-principles calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, and finite element methods, materials design and manufacturing processes of composites and ceramics, relationships between the microstructure, properties, and processing of materials.

Daoru (Frank) Han

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Plasma aerospace applications; Space propulsion; Plasma-material interactions; Plasma physics and rarefied gas dynamics; High-performance computing

Kelly Homan

Associate Professor

Research Interests

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.

Serhat Hosder

Professor

Research Interests

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.

Ryan Hutcheson

Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Design theory and methodology, complex systems design and vehicle dynamics.

K. M. Isaac

Professor

Research Interests

Fluid dynamics, aero-structure interaction and control, active flow control, unmanned air vehicles (UAV), electrochemical magnetohydrodynamics-based microfluidics, CFD simulation of transport phenomena.

Umit Koylu

Professor

Research Interests

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)

K. Krishnamurthy

Professor

Research Interests

System dynamics, control, robotics, and neurotechnologies.

Nishant Kumar

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations, study of deterministic and random dynamical systems, model order reduction, theoretical modeling and numerical computation and structural dynamics.

Ming Leu

Bailey Professor

Research Interests

Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, virtual reality, CAD/CAM, robotics, mechatronics and automatic control. 

Frank Liou

Bytnar Professor/Director of Manufacturing Engineering Program

Research Interests

Metal additive manufacturing process design, modeling, integration, monitoring, and control; CAD/CAM.

Warner Meeks

Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aircraft design, propulsion, and plasma physics.

Ashok Midha

Professor/Director of Product Innovation and Creativity Center

Research Interests

Mechanical design, rigid-body and compliant mechanism design, high-performance machinery analysis and design, machine vibration and stability.

Phillip Mulligan

Assistant Teaching Professor

J. Keith Nisbett

Associate Professor/Associate Chair of Undergraduate Affairs

Research Interests

Kinematics, mechanical design and synthesis of mechanisms.

Anthony Okafor

Professor

Research Interests

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.

Jonghyun Park

Associate Professor

Research Interests

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.

Henry Pernicka

Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, nonlinear analysis, dynamics and control, optimization.

Michael Puopolo

Assistant Teaching Professor

David Riggins

Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

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.

Jillian Schmidt

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Design theory, materials and structures, educational research.

Yun Seong Song

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

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.

Daniel Stutts

Associate Professor

Research Interests

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

Ran Sui

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Aiming at the utilization of environment-friendly and alternative fuels in future power generation, fuel processing and emission control, Dr. Sui's main research interests are catalytic combustion, coupling of hetero-/homogeneous thermochemical processes, and the related computational methods and experimental diagnostics.

Richard Wlezien

Vice Provost and Dean

Xiaodong Yang

Associate Professor/ Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs

Research Interests

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.