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Eric Barth

Research Focus: Dynamic systems and control. Design, modeling and control of mechatronic and fluid power systems, free-piston internal combustion and free-piston Stirling engines, power supply and actuation for autonomous robots, and applied non-linear control.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems,Rehabilitation Engineering,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Leon Bellan

Research Focus: Microfluidics, microfluidic materials, smart materials, biomaterials, micro and nanotechnology, bioMEMS.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Regenerative Medicine,Nano Science and Technology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Michael Goldfarb

Research Focus: Design, modeling, and control of electromechanical devices and systems. Design of high-energy-density robotic actuators. Control of fluid-powered actuators and devices.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Rehabilitation Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Kelsey Hatzell


Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Deyu Li

Research Focus: Micro/Nano scale energy and molecular transport phenomena,. Nanofabrication techniques, Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulation, Micro/Nanofluidics.  
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Haoxiang Luo

Research Focus: Computational fluid dynamics, biofluids, fluid-structure interaction, microfluidics; biomimetic aerial/underwater vehicles, biomedical flows.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Big Data Science and Engineering,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Cary Pint

Research Focus: Energy storage and conversion devices, nanomaterials fabrication, atomic layer deposition, solid-state and integrated and multi-functional energy storage materials and systems
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Robert Pitz

Research Focus: Laser diagnostics, laminar & turbulent combustion, turbulence-chemistry interaction, pollutant formation, supersonic combustion, gas turbine combustion, rocket propulsion, Raman scattering, laser-induced fluorescence, molecular-tagging velocimetry.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Nilanjan Sarkar

Research Focus: Intelligent and autonomous systems, robot-assisted rehabilitation, computer-based intelligent systems, human-robot and human-computer interaction, kinematics, dynamics and control theory
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems,Rehabilitation Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Nabil Simaan

Research Focus: Robotic systems for surgical assistance, theoretical kinematics of mechanisms, synthesis and optimization of robots and mechanisms, design of flexure mechanisms and flexible robots, parallel robots, actuation redundancy and kinematic redundancy
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Alvin Strauss

Research Focus: Nuclear Propulsion, Friction Stir Welding, Direct Energy Conversion, Variational Methods in Mechanics, Mechanical Properties of Actinides, Macro-Engineering, Spacecraft Design
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Jason Valentine

Research Focus: Optical metamaterials, plasmonics, transformation optics, nanophotonics, nanoimaging, active photonics, gradient index optics, high spatial resolution bioimaging and sensing, solar energy conversion, scalable 3D nanomanufacturing.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Nano Science and Technology,Energy and Natural Resources
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Greg Walker

Research Focus: Micro-scale heat transfer, heat flux measurement, energy transport processes, ultrasonic pyrometry, thermographic phospors, energy conversion devices, high-performance computing
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources,Nano Science and Technology
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Robert Webster

Research Focus: Image guidance, robotic surgery, screw theory, mechanics-based modeling, and optimal mechanism design
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems,Surgery and Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

Karl Zelik

Research Focus: Biomechanics of legged locomotion, lower-limb prosthetics, assistive technology, dynamic walking principles, neural control, human-device interfaces, mobility, rehabilitation engineering
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems,Rehabilitation Engineering
01Tenure/Tenure-Track

A. V. Anilkumar

Research Focus: Drop dynamics, aero-propulsion, energy conversion, design and development of experimental facilities, flow diagnostics and instrumentation
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources
02Teaching

Robert Joel Barnett

Research Focus: Welding and welding controls, weld pool thermal and fluid modeling, sensor development, machine-vision-based quality control systems, robotic weld-path programming and robotic welding, alternative fuel engines, technical photography and imaging systems.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Energy and Natural Resources
02Teaching

Kenneth Frampton

Research Focus: Vibrations, Acoustics, and Controls
02Teaching

Thomas Withrow

Research Focus: Development, design and testing of surgical robots, improvement of design methods, cyber physical systems, biomechanics, especially the biomechanics of the ACL and injury prevention.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Rehabilitation Engineering
02Teaching

Shannon Faley

03Research

Kevin Galloway

Research Focus: Design of robotic systems from the micro- to the macro-scale, soft robotics, rapid prototyping materials and methods, human-centered design, mechanical design, medical device design, assistive technology.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering,Rehabilitation Engineering,Cyber Physical Systems
03Research

Jason Mitchell

Research Focus: Mechanical design and testing of prosthetics and medical devices. Finite element analysis and kinematics.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Rehabilitation Engineering,Surgery and Engineering
03Research

William Emfinger

Research Focus: Cyber-Physical Systems, Control Systems, Model-Integrated Computing, Model-Based Engineering / Model-Driven Development
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Ahad Nasab

04Adjunct/Adjoint

Tracie Prater

Research Focus: Materials joining, aerospace materials, additive manufacturing, in-space manufacturing, microgravity materials science.
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Peiyong Wang

Research Focus: Combustion laser diagnostics, Laminar combustion, Turbulent combustion model, NOx formation mechanism in turbulent combustion.
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Joseph Wehrmeyer

Research Focus: Combustion Phenomona, Laser Diagnostics for Combustion, Chemical Propellents for Robotic Propulsion
04Adjunct/Adjoint

Douglas Adams

Research Focus: Nonlinear structural dynamics and vibrations, structural health monitoring/diagnostics and damage prognosis, noise and vibration control, aerospace and automotive systems, energy systems, defense and security platforms
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Risk and Reliability,Cyber Physical Systems,Energy and Natural Resources
05Affiliated

Sankaran Mahadevan

Research Focus: Structural mechanics, materials durability, reliability and risk engineering, structural health diagnosis and prognosis, computational model uncertainty, optimization under uncertainty.
Intellectual Neighborhoods: Cyber Physical Systems,Big Data Science and Engineering,Risk and Reliability
05Affiliated

Bernard Rousseau


Intellectual Neighborhoods: Surgery and Engineering
05Affiliated

Thomas Cruse

Research Focus: Mechanical system reliability and design, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, stress analysis, composite materials, thermal barrier coatings, design, boundary integral equation methods.
06Emeritus

John Dunlap

Research Focus: Wind power and devices, manufacturing processes, small motorized vehicles.
06Emeritus

William Flanagan

Research Focus: Dislocation theory and modeling; strengthening mechanisms in solid solution, alloys and intermetallics; applied physics of solids; kinetics and morphology of phase transformation; magnetic behavior
06Emeritus

George Hahn

Research Focus: Mechanical properties of materials; Tribology; Fretting; Rolling contact failure; Indentation testing; Fracture mechanics; Brittle fracture; Crack arrest.
06Emeritus

Donald Kinser

Research Focus: Electronic ceramics and glass science with emphasis on adverse environmental effects upon systems containing glasses and electronic ceramics.
06Emeritus

Robert Lott

Research Focus: Heat transfer; Condensation/evaporation film flow instabilities; Directional solidification; Variable valve timing effects on fuel economy.
06Emeritus

Arthur Mellor

Research Focus: Combustion; pollutants and performance in diesel and turbine engines; hazard initiation for solid rocket propellants and explosives involving mechanical and electrostatic discharge initiation.
06Emeritus

Carol Rubin

Research Focus: Theoretical and applied mechanics, finite element analysis, computer aided design.
06Emeritus

Taylor Wang

Research Focus: Microgravity science and applications; drop physics; physical acoustics; biotechnology
06Emeritus

James Wert

06Emeritus

John Williamson

Research Focus: Fluid dynamics, modeling of turbulent flow; aerodynamic levitation of solid and liquid shapes; optimal shapes in fluid mechanics; metal hydide energy storage; hydrogen fuel for IC engines
06Emeritus

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