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  • Ertan Agar, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Electrochemical energy conversion and storage, mass/charge transport phenomena, electrochemical reaction kinetics, flowable slurry electrodes.

  • Alireza V. Amirkhizi, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Composites, and Structures

  • Fuqiang Liu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Electrochemical energy generation and storage, Solar energy conversion through photo-electrochemical reactions, Ion-conductive membranes for electrochemical systems, Nanostructured materials, CFD simulation of energy conversion devices

  • Hunter Mack, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Combustion, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Internal Combustion Engines

  • Eugene E. Niemi, Jr. Ph.D.


    Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel Testing, Thermofluids

  • Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D.

    Chair, Professor, Director - Center for Wind Energy, Co-director - Structural Dynamics & Acoustic Systems Laboratory

    Modeling & control of vibrations & acoustics, smart structures & materials, structural health monitoring and sustainable energy

  • Robert E. Parkin, Ph.D., D.I.C.


    Solar Energy, Assistive Technologies, Robotics, Manufacturing Theory

  • Hongwei Sun, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Co-Director Multiscale Thermal Science Laboratory, Associate Chair for Doctoral Studies

    Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics, Acoustic microsensors, Nano-imprinting process, Interfacial phenomena and heat transfer

  • Walter Thomas, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Director of the Renewable Energy Engineering Program, Associate Chair for Master’s Studies

    Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, Net-Zero Buildings, Advisor for Solar Energy Club

  • Juan Pablo Trelles, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Sustainable energy engineering, solar energy processing, plasma science & engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, radiation transport, computational transport phenomena

  • David J. Willis, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics