FACULTY

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Title Specialty Area(s) Research Interests
Irem Y. Tumer

Design

Risk-based and model-based design; system analysis and optimization; uncertainty modeling during design as applied to complex engineering system
Megumi Kawasaki Synthesis and characterizing unique properties of hybrid ultra-fine grained metals and nanocomposites processed by severe plastic deformation
Bahman Abbasi

Energy Systems Engineering
Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Water-energy nexus; control systems in thermal-fluid applications; advanced metals and materials
Ross Hatton

Robotics

Motion models for snakes and snake robots; development of fundamental mathematical tools for studying locomotion
Donghua Xu

Materials

Multi-scale modeling (including code and algorithm development) of irradiation damage and experimental validation; fabrication, devitrification and properties of metallic glasses
Nordica MacCarty

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Design of energy systems for the developing world, and the use of engineering to address poverty and environmental issues
Zhaoyan Fan

Advanced Manufacturing

Model-enhanced sensor design and characterization for in-situ monitoring of manufacturing processes, energy-efficient sensor networks, and MEMS-enabled sensor miniaturization and packaging
Somayeh Pasebani

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)
David Nembhard

Human Systems Engineering

Workforce engineering, staffing, scheduling, learning and forgetting, workforce cross-training, human performance in complex systems, and transportation of hazardous materials
Harriet B. Nembhard

Healthcare Systems Engineering

Many areas of industrial engineering and operations research interconnected with other engineering, technology and healthcare disciplines
Brian Bay Brian 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
Chris Hagen, P.E. (CO)

Thermal–Fluid Sciences
Clean Energy Technologies

Energy conversion (primarily combustion); novel transportation fuels; development of sensors for harsh environments
Onan Demirel

Design

Human needs, abilities and limitations during early stages of the design process; human-in-the-loop design framework.
Melissa Santala

Materials

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
Joshua Gess

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

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.
Kyle Niemeyer

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

Computational modeling of multi-physics flows relevant to applications in aerospace, transportation, and energy systems
Xinhui Zhu

Human Factors / Ergonomics

Occupational safety, usability of products and environments across diverse user populations, and development of new assessment tools for data collection in ergonomics studies
Hailei Wang

Thermal-Fluid Sciences

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
David Porter

Information Systems Engineering

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

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
Ean H. Ng

Engineering Management

Dr. Ng's research interests include engineering management, engineering economic analysis, transportation management, high reliability organization, and organization behavior.
Burak Sencer

Advanced Manufacturing

Precision motion control, and optimal trajectory generation for multi-axis machine tools, and intelligent machining process control
Yiğit Mengüç

Robotics

Interface of mechanical science and robotics, creating soft devices inspired by nature and applied to robotics.
Brian Fronk

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Microscale heat and mass transfer, two-phase flow, natural refrigerants, advanced thermal energy systems, and sustainable energy portfolios
Matt Campbell

Design

Design automation, computational geometry, design theory, and numerical optimization. Dr. Campbell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering.
Geoffrey A. Hollinger Geoff Hollinger

Robotics

Planning, coordination, and learning techniques for autonomous robotic systems
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
Julie Tucker Julie Tucker

Materials

Thermal/irradiation stability of structural alloys; materials process development
Bryony DuPont Bryony DuPont

Design

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

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
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
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
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
Chinweike Eseonu

Human Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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

Robotics

Robot operation in unstructured environments; neural control and biomechanics in the human body
Kagan Tumer Kagan Tumer

Robotics

Learning, optimization and control in large complex systems; learning and coordination in multiagent systems; distributed reinforcement learning; evolutionary algorithms for control and optimization
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
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
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.
John Parmigiani John Parmigiani, P.E. (OR, PA, WA)

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
Robert K. Paasch Bob Paasch, P.E. (CA)

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
R. Logen Logendran R. Logen Logendran

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Production planning and control; cellular manufacturing design; group scheduling, routing and scheduling; applied operations research
Jonathan W. Hurst Jonathan W. Hurst

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
Chris Hoyle Chris Hoyle

Design

Decision-based design (linking consumer preferences and enterprise-level objectives with the engineering design process); uncertainty quantification and management; complex system design.
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
Kenneth Funk Ken Funk

Human Systems Engineering
Information Systems Engineering

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

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