MIME FACULTY RESEARCH DIRECTORY

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Name Faculty Affiliation Area of Research Excellence Research Interests
bahman abassi portrait 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
Joseph Agor Joseph Agor Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Production, Service, & Human Systems Data-driven optimization with applications in health care
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 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 portrait Brian Bay Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Image-based metrology methods (Digital Image Correlation and Digital Volume Correlation) for the study of complex materials and processes
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 Integration of systems science into industrial and systems engineering; engineering of organization cultures; systemology; engineering management
Bradley Camburn Bradley Camburn Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Conceptual ideation, prototyping, and testing to support the embodiment of complex systems at low cost
matt campbell portrait 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.
Joe Davidson Joe Davidson Mechanical Engineering
Robotics Robotic manipulation, physical human-robot interaction, and soft robotics
demriel portrait Onan Demirel Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design Human-centered design theories and methodologies, specifically digital human modeling, human-in-the-loop approach, and systems engineering for product and process development; computational and experimental human factors engineering
Andy Dong Andy Dong Mechanical Engineering

Design

Design strategy in the design of engineered products and systems
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.
Zhaoyan Fan Zhaoyan Fan Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

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
Naomi Fitter Naomi Fitter Mechanical Engineering
Robotics Physical human-robot interaction, socially assistive robotics, haptics, robots in education, and robotic entertainers
Brian Fronk Brian Fronk, P.E. (OR) Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Phase change and supercritical heat transfer, solar thermal processes, thermochemical energy storage, natural refrigerants, and advanced thermal energy systems
Joshua Gess 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 Cindy Grimm Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Robotics Robotic grasping and manipulation, with a focus on agricultural and industrial applications. Robotics ethics and policy.
Karl Haapala Karl Haapala Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

 

Advanced Manufacturing sustainable design and manufacturing
hagen portrait 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 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 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 research and include production system design and optimization, performance evaluation of production systems, sequencing and scheduling, measurement system capability analysis, and experimental design
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
nordica maccarty portrait Nordica MacCarty Mechanical Engineering

Thermal-Fluid Sciences
Humanitarian Engineering

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Design of energy systems for the developing world, and the use of engineering to address poverty and environmental issues
Ean H. Ng Ean H. Ng Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Management

Production, Service, & Human Systems Engineering management, engineering economic analysis, transportation management, high reliability organization, and organization behavior.
Kyle Niemeyer 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 Motorsports, electric mobility and autonomous vehicles
John Parmigiani John Parmigiani, P.E. (OR, PA, WA) Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Designing, building, and testing of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices; Conducting finite element analysis, often with experimental validation, of technically-relevant engineering phenomena
Somayeh Pasebani Somayeh Pasebani Mechanical Engineering

Advanced 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 application
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 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 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 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
Humanitarian Engineering

Renewable Energy & Energy Sustainability Design for international development, applications of technology in humanitarian engineering, sustainable water and energy systems (including small hydropower), and the ethics of university-community engagement
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
Ali Tabei Ali Tabei Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Computational integration of materials’ microstructural evolution and manufacturing processes, synthesis of nanomaterials, and semiconductor processing and modeling.
Julie Tucker Julie Tucker Mechanical Engineering

Materials

Next-Generation Materials & Devices Degradation of materials in extreme environments; alloy development; integrated computational and experimental approaches
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 Tumer 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
Donghua Xu 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
zhu portrait 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