Faculty

  • Christopher Niezrecki, Ph.D.

    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, stuctural health monitoring and sustainable energy.

  • John McKelliget, Ph.D.

    John McKelliget, Ph.D.

    Professor, Associate Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator

    Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Plasma Processing

  • Majid Charmchi, Ph.D.

    Majid Charmchi, Ph.D.

    Professor, Graduate Coordinator

    Heat and Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Emmanuelle Reynaud, Ph.D.

    Emmanuelle Reynaud, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator

    Materials Science and Engineering, Polymers and Composites

  • Ertan Agar, Ph.D.

    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.

    Alireza V. Amirkhizi, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Peter Avitabile, D.Eng.

    Peter Avitabile, D.Eng.

    Professor & Co-Director

    Modal Analysis, Analytical and Experimental Structural Dynamics

  • Julie Chen, Ph.D.

    Julie Chen, Ph.D.

    Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor, Co-Director

    Composite Materials, Nanomanufacturing.

  • Rebecca Darlington

    Rebecca Darlington

    Adjunct Instructor

  • Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.

    Christopher Hansen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Materials science, self-healing materials, additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) techniques

  • Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D.

    Murat Inalpolat, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Structural health monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, damage detection, structural dynamics, acoustics, signal processing, mechanical design and nonlinear dynamics

  • Hunter Mack, Ph.D.

    Hunter Mack, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Combustion, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Internal Combustion Engines

  • Zhu Mao, Ph.D.

    Zhu Mao, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Structural Health Monitoring, Uncertainty Quantification, Time Series Analysis, Surrogate Modeling, Haptic Decision-Making, Intelligent Infrastructure and Sustainability

  • Iman Mirzaee Kakhki, Ph.D.

    Iman Mirzaee Kakhki, Ph.D.

    Visiting Lecturer

    Fluid Dynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Multiphase Flows, Fluid-Solid Interaction (FSI), Solidification, Surface Tension Driven Flow, Porous Medium

  • Eugene E. Niemi, Jr. Ph.D.

    Eugene E. Niemi, Jr. Ph.D.

    Professor

    Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel Testing, Thermofluids

  • Robert E. Parkin, Ph.D.

    Robert E. Parkin, Ph.D.

    Professor, Program & Graduate Coordinator - Solar Engineering

    Robotics, Control, Manufacturing

  • Michele Putko, Ph.D.

    Michele Putko, Ph.D.

    Lecturer

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Ioannis Raptis, Ph.D.

    Ioannis Raptis, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Nonlinear dynamic systems theory and control design, robotics, fault detection and failure prognosis.

  • James A. Sherwood, Ph.D., P.E.

    James A. Sherwood, Ph.D., P.E.

    Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Students, Professor, Director, Co-Director

    Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Sports Engineering, Finite Element Modeling

  • Sammy Shina, Ph.D.

    Sammy Shina, Ph.D.

    Professor & Coordinator of the Design and Manufacturing Certificate, ME Capstone Projects and College Co-op Program

    Electronic manufacturing, Green design and manufacturing, Six Sigma applications, design of experiments, collaborative engineering, quality and product design

  • Scott Stapleton, Ph.D

    Scott Stapleton, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Textiles, Multi-Scale Modeling, Finite Element Modeling, Adhesively Bonded Joints, Sandwich Structures, Tissue Engineering, Discrete Element Method

  • Hongwei Sun, Ph.D.

    Hongwei Sun, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Co-Director Multiscale Thermal Science Laboratory

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

  • Walter Thomas, Ph.D.

    Walter Thomas, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Assistant Coordinator for Energy Engineering (solar)

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

  • Lawrence Thompson, Ph.D., P.E.

    Lawrence Thompson, Ph.D., P.E.

    Lecturer

    Mechanical Design and Analysis

  • Juan Pablo Trelles, Ph.D.

    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.

    David J. Willis, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics