Faculty and Staff

Faculty

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Maurice Adams

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Ozan Akkus

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Creates biologically active and mechanically functional tissue repair systems, and develops chemical imaging instrumentation for noninvasive biomedical and hazard diagnostics

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R Balasubramaniam

Research Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Enables the development and understanding of thermal and fluid systems to advance space exploration

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M. Cenk Cavusoglu

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgery Laboratory

Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions

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Sunniva Collins

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Engineers metallic surfaces for improved performance; selects materials and designs manufacturing processes for innovative outcomes

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Malcolm Cooke

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Executive Director, Sears think[box]

Develops integrated strategies to address biomedical challenges

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Kathryn Daltorio

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Co-Director, Biologically-Inspired Robotics Lab

Develops robots that can traverse and operate in new environments, inspired by biological models of smart physical systems

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Dwight Davy

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Robert Gao

Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cady Staley Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems

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Mario Garcia-Sanz

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Bridges the gap between advanced control theory and energy, industrial and space applications

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Umut Gurkan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems

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Ondi Gusho

Software Developer, CSE IT (U-Tech)

Website and applications development, database administration

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Uday Hegde

Research Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops supercritical water oxidation technologies for waste management and water reclamation for extended duration space missions

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Stephen Hostler

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Jai Kadambi

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Yasuhiro Kamotani

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Designs and conducts two-phase flow experiments for space stations

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Olga Kartuzova

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Studies and develops computational models for cryogenic storage tanks, and investigates zero boil-off tanks

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Mohammad Kassemi

Research Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Researches microgravity fluid physics and combustion research, including ZBOT, cryogenic fluid management, propellant tank models and gravity’s impact on systems

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Kiju Lee

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Distributed Intelligence and Robotics Lab

Investigates novel robotic mechanisms and human-centered technology designs for applications in health care, education and manufacturing

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John Lewandowski

Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator
Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC)

Researches material reliability for biomedical and structural applications, advanced materials manufacturing and processing/microstructure/property relationships

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Bo Li

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops HPC-based computational methods for the dynamic behavior and failure processes in materials and structures under extreme conditions

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Ya-Ting Liao

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Creates computational models of combustion, fire and fire behavior and develops fire-resistant structures

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Kenneth Loparo

Nord Professor of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty Director, Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems

Develops real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems

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Joao Maia

Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Director, CAPP - Center for Advanced Polymer Processing

Develops multi-scale, complex polymer-based materials, using both experimental and computational-based tools

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Joseph Mansour

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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David Matthiesen

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Wind Energy Research and Commercialization (WERC) Center

Develops process engineering solutions for the manufacturing of new magnetic materials

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Brian Maxwell

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develop next-generation propulsion systems and develop advanced theory of supersonic and reactive systems

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Vedha Nayagam

Research Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Vikas Prakash

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Engineers lithium-metal batteries, designs carbon nanomaterial composites for aerospace applications, and develops characterization techniques form materials subjected to multi-axial thermo-mechanical extremes

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Roger Quinn

Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Biologically Inspired Robotics

Develops neural and mechanical models of animals and uses data to design and control robots and exoskeletons

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Clare Rimnac

Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Advances the long-term performance of implants and structural bone allografts through material analysis and characterization

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Fumi Takahashi

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops fire safety technologies and investigates combustion phenomena for practical applications

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Jim Tien

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Researches the effect of gravity on combustion and flammability of solid materials with applications in space exploration

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Bill Yu

Professor, Civil Engineering

Advances geosystems, infrastructure and geotechnical engineering with expertise in smart and multifunctional materials and multi-scale multiphysics processes

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Chris Yingchun Yuan

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Researches manufacturing science and sustainability performance of lithium-ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies

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Chris Zorman

Associate Dean, Research
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Microfabrication Laboratory
Director, APT Center

Develops materials and processing techniques for microsystems, especially for challenging applications