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FACULTY RESEARCH

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Title Specialty Area(s) Research Interests
Roberto Albertani Roberto Albertani

Mechanics

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

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

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
Sundar Atre Sundar Atre

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced materials and manufacturing techniques for multiscale architectures, with applications in transport, energy, medical, communications and consumer sectors
Ravi Balasubramanian Ravi Balasubramanian

Robotics and Control

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

Robotics and Control

Computational methods for controlling and optimizing distributed parameter systems; mathematical modeling; numerical analysis; dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles and wave energy devices
Brian K. Bay Brian K. Bay

Mechanics

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

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Thermal sciences, combustion energy conversion, gas turbine engines, and infrared radiation emissions from reacting and nonreacting flows
Javier Calvo-Amodio Javier Calvo-Amodio

• Human Systems Engineering
• Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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

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

Materials

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.
Toni Doolen Toni L. Doolen

• Human Systems Engineering
• Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Qualitative and quantitative process improvement methodologies and innovations to improve social and technical aspects of organizational performance
Bryony DuPont Bryony DuPont

Design

Hybrid energy systems optimization, wave energy conversion systems optimization, and building applications to advance sustainable design practices and implementation.
Chinweike Eseonu Chinweike Eseonu

Human Systems Engineering

Technical entrepreneurship; science and engineering policy (with focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship related policy); transportation system management; process optimization
Robin Feuerbacher Robin Feuerbacher

Human Systems Engineering

Human factors engineering in health care and energy industries.
Brian Fronk

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Microscale heat and mass transfer, two-phase flow, natural refrigerants, advanced thermal energy systems, and sustainable energy portfolios
Kenneth Funk Kenneth H. Funk II

Human Systems Engineering
Information Systems Engineering

Human factors engineering, especially in the health care, military, aviation, and manufacturing domains; philosophy of technology
Brady J. Gibbons Brady J. Gibbons

Materials

Functional thin film microstructure, processing, and property relationships; dielectric, pyroelectric, and super- and semiconducting materials for energy conversion; crystallography and diffraction characterization; spectroscopic ellipsometry
P. Alex Greaney P. Alex Greaney

Materials

Thermo-mechanical behavior on the nanoscale and its influence on growth, morphology, and structure-property relationships of nanoscale materials; novel methods for exploiting nano-thermo-mechanical phenomena and for demonstrating their feasibility
Cindy Grimm Cindy M. Grimm

Robotics and Control

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

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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, PE

Thermal–Fluid Sciences
Clean Energy Technologies

Energy conversion (primarily combustion); novel transportation fuels; development of sensors for harsh environments
Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Ross Hatton

Robotics and Control

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

Robotics & Control

Planning, coordination, and learning techniques for autonomous robotic systems
Christopher Hoyle Christopher Hoyle

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

Robotics and Control

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
David S. Kim David S. Kim

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Applied operations; production system design and optimization; performance evaluation of production systems; scheduling heuristics; discrete event dynamic systems; facility layout of engineering organizations
Jamie J. Kruzic Jamie J. Kruzic

Materials

Mechanical properties (e.g., deformation, fracture, and fatigue) of advanced structural materials and biomaterials, including metals, ceramics, intermetallics, interfaces, composites, and biological materials
Jim Liburdy James Liburdy

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

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

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production planning and control; cellular manufacturing design; group scheduling, routing and scheduling; applied operations research
Rajiv Malhotra Rajiv Malhotra

Advanced Manufacturing

Multi-physics based modeling of manufacturing processes and the creation of new processes over multiple-length scales
Vinod Narayanan Vinod Narayanan

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Jet and droplet impingement heat transfer; microchannel flow and heat transfer; passive enhancement of heat and mass transfer; minimally intrusive flow and thermal diagnostics; heat transfer in energy and energy storage applications
Robert K. Paasch Robert K. Paasch, PE

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, PE

Mechanics

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
Brian Paul Brian Paul

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

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

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

Information Systems Engineering

Information systems engineering, wireless communications, intelligent transportation systems, automatic data collection, manufacturing systems, supply chain engineering, and e-commerce
Kendra Sharp Kendra Sharp

ThermalFluid Sciences

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
William D. ("Bill") Smart William D. ("Bill") Smart

Robotics and Control

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

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

Materials

Thermal/irradiation stability of structural alloys; materials process development
Kagan Tumer Kagan Tumer

Robotics and Control

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 Irem Y. Tumer

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

Information Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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
William H. Warnes William H. Warnes

Materials

Microstructure/properties relationship in superconductors; properties measurements of ceramic and metallic superconductors; critical field and critical current density of composite superconductors
Yue Zhang Yue Zhang

Graphics and Visualization

Networking, Communications, Computer Systems

Modeling and simulation of biological and physical problems as well as mathematical optimization