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Title Specialty Area(s) Research Interests
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
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
Donghua Xu


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