SCHOOL OF MIME FACULTY RESEARCH DIRECTORY

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Namesort descending Faculty Affiliation Area of Research Excellence Research Interests
Bahman Abbasi Mechanical Engineering

Energy Systems Engineering
Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Water-energy nexus; control systems in thermal-fluid applications; advanced metals and materials
Roberto Albertani Roberto Albertani Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Aerodynamics and stress analysis of flexible structures; environmental impact of wind energy; high-performance sailboats testing techniques; fiber composites technology; micro air vehicles; biological flight mechanics
Sourabh V. Apte Sourabh V. Apte Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Numerical simulations and modeling of multiphase turbulent flows; advanced numerical algorithms and models for simulations of multiphysics turbulent flows using predictive numerical techniques such as direct and large-eddy simulations
Ravi Balasubramanian Ravi Balasubramanian Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Robot operation in unstructured environments; neural control and biomechanics in the human body
Belinda A. Batten Belinda A. Batten Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Computational methods for controlling and optimizing distributed parameter systems; mathematical modeling; numerical analysis; dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles and wave energy devices
Brian Bay Brian Bay Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Orthopaedic biomechanics; cellular material micro-mechanics; x-ray tomography based volumetric strain measurement; computational evolutionary strategies for material and component design; bio-inspired sustainability in product and system design
David L. Blunck David L. Blunck Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Thermal sciences, combustion energy conversion, gas turbine engines, and infrared radiation emissions from reacting and nonreacting flows
Javier Calvo-Amodio Javier Calvo-Amodio Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Human Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Transition-phase management in healthcare; lean and six sigma environments; creative problem solving; engineering and systems management; engineering economics; STEM education focusing on ethics and philosophy
Matt Campbell Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Design automation, computational geometry, design theory, and numerical optimization. Dr. Campbell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering.
David P. Cann David P. Cann Mechanical Engineering

Materials

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Materials science with a focus on electronic ceramic materials. Piezoelectric materials, dielectric materials, ferroelectricity, high-energy capacitors, materials under extreme environments, chemical sensors, defect chemistry, crystal chemistry.
Onan Demirel Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Human needs, abilities and limitations during early stages of the design process; human-in-the-loop design framework.
Toni Doolen Toni L. Doolen Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Human Systems Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Qualitative and quantitative process improvement methodologies and innovations to improve social and technical aspects of organizational performance
Bryony DuPont Bryony DuPont Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Hybrid energy systems optimization, wave energy conversion systems optimization, and building applications to advance sustainable design practices and implementation.
Chinweike Eseonu Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Human Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Technical entrepreneurship; science and engineering policy (with focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship related policy); transportation system management; process optimization
Zhaoyan Fan Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

Production, Service, & Human Systems Model-enhanced sensor design and characterization for in-situ monitoring of manufacturing processes, energy-efficient sensor networks, and MEMS-enabled sensor miniaturization and packaging
Robin Feuerbacher Robin Feuerbacher Energy Systems Engineering

Human Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Human factors engineering in health care and energy industries.
Brian Fronk Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Microscale heat and mass transfer, two-phase flow, natural refrigerants, advanced thermal energy systems, and sustainable energy portfolios
Kenneth Funk Ken Funk Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Human Systems Engineering
Information Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Human factors engineering, especially in the health care, military, aviation, and manufacturing domains; philosophy of technology
Joshua Gess Mechanical Engineering

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Advancement of thermal management solutions for near and far-term high performance microelectronic equipment using fundamental knowledge of heat transfer along with novel experimental methods such as two-phase PIV and high-speed image capture.
Brady J. Gibbons Brady J. Gibbons Mechanical Engineering

Materials

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Functional thin film microstructure, processing, and property relationships; dielectric, pyroelectric, and super- and semiconducting materials for energy conversion; crystallography and diffraction characterization; spectroscopic ellipsometry
Cindy Grimm Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Computer graphics and human–computer interaction, including the relationship between shape and biological function, design of interfaces for manipulating and annotating 3D images, and artistic-based modeling and visualization
Karl Haapala Karl Haapala Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

 

Advanced Manufacturing Sustainable design and manufacturing, including life cycle engineering, manufacturing process modeling for environmental performance improvement, and evaluation of novel approaches for environmental impact reduction
Chris Hagen, P.E. (CO) Energy Systems Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences
Clean Energy Technologies

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Energy conversion (primarily combustion); novel transportation fuels; development of sensors for harsh environments
Ross Hatton Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Motion models for snakes and snake robots; development of fundamental mathematical tools for studying locomotion
Geoffrey A. Hollinger Geoff Hollinger Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Planning, coordination, and learning techniques for autonomous robotic systems
Chris Hoyle Chris Hoyle Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Decision-based design (linking consumer preferences and enterprise-level objectives with the engineering design process); uncertainty quantification and management; complex system design.
Jonathan W. Hurst Jonathan W. Hurst Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Controlled, highly dynamic systems - specifically, robots that move swiftly and require careful mechanical design due to fundamental limitations such as motor inertia and torque limits. Current focus is legged locomotion
Megumi Kawasaki Mechanical Engineering
Next-Generation Materials & Devices Synthesis and characterizing unique properties of hybrid ultra-fine grained metals and nanocomposites processed by severe plastic deformation
David S. Kim David S. Kim Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Applied operations; production system design and optimization; performance evaluation of production systems; scheduling heuristics; discrete event dynamic systems; facility layout of engineering organizations
Jim Liburdy James Liburdy Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Fundamental issues of turbulent flows; flow in porous media; enhancement of transport properties by complex flow structures; high speed droplet formation; thermal management; low Reynolds number aerodynamics
R. Logen Logendran R. Logen Logendran Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Production planning and control; cellular manufacturing design; group scheduling, routing and scheduling; applied operations research
Nordica MacCarty Mechanical Engineering

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Design of energy systems for the developing world, and the use of engineering to address poverty and environmental issues
Yiğit Mengüç Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Interface of mechanical science and robotics, creating soft devices inspired by nature and applied to robotics.
David Nembhard Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Human Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Workforce engineering, staffing, scheduling, learning and forgetting, workforce cross-training, human performance in complex systems, and transportation of hazardous materials
Harriet B. Nembhard Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Healthcare Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Many areas of industrial engineering and operations research interconnected with other engineering, technology and healthcare disciplines
Ean H. Ng Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Management

Production, Service, & Human Systems Dr. Ng's research interests include engineering management, engineering economic analysis, transportation management, high reliability organization, and organization behavior.
Kyle Niemeyer Mechanical Engineering

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Computational modeling of multi-physics flows relevant to applications in aerospace, transportation, and energy systems
Robert K. Paasch Bob Paasch, P.E. (CA) Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Design of mechanical systems for reliability and maintainability; design of marine renewable energy systems; knowledge-based monitoring and diagnosis of mechanical system; applications of artificial intelligence for ecological systems monitoring
John Parmigiani John Parmigiani, P.E. (OR, PA, WA) Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Finite element modeling, often with experimental validation, of technically relevant engineering phenomena; applied design research involving design, fabrication, and testing of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices
Somayeh Pasebani Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Development of high temperature alloys, ceramic-reinforced metal matrix composites, aerospace and energy materials via advanced manufacturing (field assisted sintering, powder metallurgy and laser sintering)
Brian Paul Brian Paul Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Arrayed microfluidics for green nanosynthesis; microreactor-assisted materials processing; precision bonding for microsystem packaging; packaging of arrayed microfluidic systems for distributed and portable energy, chemical, and biomedical applicatio
Deborah V. Pence Deborah V. Pence Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Single-phase and two-phase enhancement of microscale heat transfer using bio-insipired flow networks and in-situ vapor extraction. Studies are primarily experimental but also include commercial CFD and numerical modeling for design optimization.
David Porter Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Information Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Information systems engineering, wireless communications, intelligent transportation systems, automatic data collection, manufacturing systems, supply chain engineering, and e-commerce
Melissa Santala Mechanical Engineering

Materials

Next-Generation Materials & Devices The role interfaces in the structural and phase stability of nanostructured materials; thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations; application of transmission electron microscopy to problems in materials science
Burak Sencer Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Precision motion control, and optimal trajectory generation for multi-axis machine tools, and intelligent machining process control
Kendra Sharp Kendra Sharp Mechanical Engineering

ThermalFluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Experimental fluid mechanics; mixing; flow diagnostic techniques; multi-phase flows; microfluidics for biological and energy applications; sustainable energy for developing countries; international emphases in engineering research and education
Bill Smart Bill Smart Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Human-robot interactions; enabling self-sufficiency in robots; use of robots to assist people with motor disabilities; machine learning strategies for teaching robots to act effectively despite intermittent and/or incorrect performance feedback
Rob Stone Rob Stone Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Design theories and methodologies, specifically product architectures, functional representations, automated conceptual design techniques and innovation strategies for new product design
Julie Tucker Julie Tucker Mechanical Engineering

Materials

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Thermal/irradiation stability of structural alloys; materials process development
Kagan Tumer Kagan Tumer Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Learning, optimization and control in large complex systems; learning and coordination in multiagent systems; distributed reinforcement learning; evolutionary algorithms for control and optimization
Irem Y. Tumer Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Risk-based and model-based design; system analysis and optimization; uncertainty modeling during design as applied to complex engineering system
Hector Vergara Hector Vergara Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Information Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Methods and tools of operations research applied to problems in transportation, logistics and distribution, supply chain design and optimization, facility location, and network design; data collection and decision support systems
Hailei Wang Mechanical Engineering

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Engine exhaust energy conversion and emission control; thermal management of electronics; catalysis and vehicle systems; thermal & grid-level energy storage; waste heat recovery; heat activated cooling & HVAC systems; microchannel heat exchangers
Donghua Xu Mechanical Engineering

Materials

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Multi-scale modeling (including code and algorithm development) of irradiation damage and experimental validation; fabrication, devitrification and properties of metallic glasses
Xinhui Zhu Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Human Factors / Ergonomics

Production, Service, & Human Systems Occupational safety, usability of products and environments across diverse user populations, and development of new assessment tools for data collection in ergonomics studies