Faculty-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


Mechanical Engineering Faculty


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Anna

Shelley L. Anna

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Physics

Microfluidics, interfacial fluid mechanics, and surfactant transport.

Ph.D. 2000, Harvard University

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Beuth

Jack L. Beuth, Jr.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Materials Science & Engineering

Solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, advanced manufacturing, thin films and coatings, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).

Ph.D. 1992, Harvard University

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Cagan

Jonathan Cagan

George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Co-Director, Integrated Innovation Institute
Co-Director, Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services
Courtesy Appointments, School of Design, Computer Science

Design, optimization, manufacturing, and artificial intelligence.

Ph.D. 1990, University of California at Berkeley

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Collins

Steven H. Collins

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Robotics Institute

Biomechanics, rigid body dynamics, machine design, controls, biorobotics, energetics and stability of human locomotion.

Ph.D. 2008, University of Michigan

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De Boer

Maarten P. de Boer

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Thin films, fracture mechanics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and tribology.

Ph.D. 1996, University of Minnesota

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Higgs

C. Fred Higgs, III

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Computational multiphase modeling, solids/particle tribology, computational thermal fluids, granular flows, green tribology, and nanomanufacturing.

Ph.D. 2001, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Kara

Levent Burak Kara

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Design, computational engineering, artificial intelligence, and sketch-based user interfaces.

Ph.D. 2004, Carnegie Mellon University

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LeDuc

Philip R. LeDuc

William J. Brown Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointments, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Biology

Molecular and cellular biomechanics, biological/medical micro- and nano-technology, and computational biology.

Ph.D. 1999, Johns Hopkins University

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Litster

Shawn Litster

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, electrochemistry, electrokinetics, experimental methods, computational fluid dynamics, fuel cells, batteries, microfluidics, and membrane separation.

Ph.D. 2008, Stanford University

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Majidi

Carmel Majidi

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment,Robotics Institute

Solid Mechanics, Microfabrication, Multifunctional Materials, Biological Inspiration.

Ph.D. 2007, University of California at Berkeley

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Malen

Jonathan A. Malen

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Nanoscale energy transport and conversion, heat transfer, thermodynamics.

Ph.D. 2009, University of California at Berkeley

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McGaughey

Alan J. H. McGaughey

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Materials Science & Engineering

Nanoscale heat transfer, thermodynamics, transport, and reaction.

Ph.D. 2004, University of Michigan

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Michalek

Jeremy J. Michalek

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy

Design, optimization, product development, marketing, and public policy.

Ph.D. 2005, University of Michigan

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Ozdoganlar

Burak Ozdoganlar

Ver Planck Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES)
Courtesy Appointments, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced manufacturing; micro/meso-scale manufacturing; additive manufacturing; Vibrations modeling and experimentation; Precision engineering.

Ph.D. 1999, University of Michigan

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Presto

Albert Presto

Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Atmospheric chemistry, organic aerosol, air pollution from combustion systems, air pollution and human health, atmospheric aerosol thermodynamics, global climate change

Ph.D. 2005, Carnegie Mellon University

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Rabin

Yoed Rabin

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering

Biothermal technology, energy modalities in medicine, heat and mass transfer in biological systems, thermal stress, sensors and instrumentation.

D.Sc. 1994, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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Robinson

Allen L. Robinson

Department Head and Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Engineering & Public Policy

Combustion-generated air pollution, organic aerosols, atmospheric chemistry, energy systems, global climate change and environmental education.

Ph.D. 1996, University of California at Berkeley

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Rubin

Edward S. Rubin

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy
Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science

Engineering-economic modeling and analysis of electric power systems; carbon capture and sequestration technologies; climate change mitigation strategies; energy and environmental technology innovation and the role of government policies; integrated assessments.

Ph.D. 1969, Stanford University

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Shen

Sheng Shen

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion, nanophotonics, micro/nanoscale heat transfer, radiation and electromagnetic metamaterials, renewable energy systems.

Ph.D 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Shimada

Kenji Shimada

Theodore Ahrens Professor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointments, Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Design, geometric modeling and simulation, computer graphics, and CAD/CAM/CAE.

Ph.D. 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Singh

Satbir Singh

Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), large-eddy simulations, air pollution, alternative fuels, low-temperature combustion.

Ph.D. 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Sitti

Metin Sitti

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointments, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics Institute

Micro/nano-robotics, nanotechnology, and MEMS/NEMS.

Ph.D. 1999, University of Tokyo

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sreenath

Koushil Sreenath

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Robotics Institute

Nonlinear Control, Highly Dynamic Robotics, Legged Locomotion, Aerial Manipulation

Ph.D. 2011, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

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Steif

Paul S. Steif

Associate Department Head & Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Engineering education and applied mechanics.

Ph.D. 1982, Harvard University

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Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry

Atmospheric chemistry, aerosol instrumentation, single-particle analysis, cloud nucleation, heterogeneous kinetics, mass spectrometry, laser spectroscopy, aerosol-cloud-climate interactions.

Ph.D. 2008, University of California at San Diego

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Noe

Noé Vargas Hernández 

Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Product Innovation and Engineering Design Creativity

Ph.D. 2007, Arizona State University

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Venkat

Venkat Viswanathan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Computational modeling of electrochemical devices, batteries, fuel cells

Ph. D. 2013, Stanford University

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Yao

Shi-Chune Yao

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Thermal modeling of energy systems, micro-scale thermal fluid devices, dynamics and heat transfer of droplet and spray.

Ph.D. 1974, University of California at Berkeley

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Zhang

Yongjie Zhang

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering

Computational geometry, computer graphics, visualization, finite element method, computational biology and engineering.

Ph.D. 2005, University of Texas at Austin

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Courtesy Faculty

Antaki

James Antaki

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Experimental and computational cardiac fluid dynamics, rheology of blood and mechanics of the heart muscle, computational medical device design and optimization, pediatric and adolescent artificial hearts; cardiac surgical planning.

Ph.D. 1991, University of Pittsburgh

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Choset

Howie Choset

Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanism design, path planning, motion planning, and estimation.

Ph.D. 1996, California Institute of Technology

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Dayal

Kaushik Dayal

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Multiscale techniques to bridge time- and length-scales and their application to materials engineering.

Ph.D. 2007, California Institute of Technology

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Finol

Gary Fedder

Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), the Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of the Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Design and modeling of microsensor and microactuator systems, integration of MEMS with electronic circuits, and implantable microsystems.

Ph.D. 1994, University of California, Berkeley

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Geyer

Hartmut Geyer

Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. 2005, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany

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Kanade

Takeo Kanade

Director of the Robotics Institute and U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor, Robotics Institute and Computer Science
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Stereo vision, quality-of-life technology, mobile robots, medical applications, human-computer interaction, computer vision, computational sensors.

Ph.D 1974, Kyoto University

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Park

Yong-Lae Park

Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Design, manufacturing, robotics, mechatronics, haptics, sensors, actuators, and bio-inspiration.

Ph.D. 2010, Stanford University

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Piazza

Gianluca Piazza

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Invention, design, fabrication and testing of piezoelectric micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS) for radio frequency communication, chemical/biological sensing and mechanical computing.

Ph.D. 2005, University of California, Berkeley

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Riviere

Cameron Riviere

Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointments, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Medical robotics, medical applications, mechatronics, machine learning and control.

Ph.D. 1995, Johns Hopkins University

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Sheikh

Yaser Sheikh

Assistant Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Computer vision, human motion simulation, machine learning, visual tracking.

Ph.D 2006, University of Central Florida

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Singh

Sanjiv Singh

Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Perception, multi-robot coordination, air vehicles, automated agriculture.

Ph.D. 1995, Carnegie Mellon University

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Sinopoli

Bruno Sinopoli

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Networked embedded control systems, sensors/actuators networks, control theory.

Ph.D. 2005, University of California, Berkeley

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veloso

Manuela Veloso

Herbert Simon Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Multi-robot systems, physics-based planning, robot learning from demonstration.

Ph.D. 1992, Carnegie Mellon University

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Wettergreen

David Wettergreen

Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Architectures, artificial intelligence, autonomous navigation, computer vision, field robotics, human-robot interaction, legged locomotion, machine learning, mobile robots, planning, space robotics, systems engineering, visual tracking.

Ph.D. 1995, Carnegie Mellon University

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Adjunct Faculty

Amon

Cristina H. Amon

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, CFD, multidisciplinary design and education, thermal engineering of microelectronics, hemodynamics and mass transport in biological systems.

Sc.D. 1988, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Aubry

Nadine Aubry

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Fluid dynamics, microfluidics, chaotic mixing, electrohydrodynamics, particle manipulation and self-assembly.

Ph.D. 1987, Cornell University

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Massoudi

Mehrdad Massoudi

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Fluid mechanics, continuum mechanics, mechanics of non-linear materials, heat transfer, multi-component flows, biomechanics

Ph.D. 1986, University of Pittsburgh

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Messner

William C. Messner

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Adaptive control, nonlinear control, distributed control, magnetic data storage and robotics.

Ph.D. 1992, University of California at Berkeley

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Onik

Gary Onik, MD

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Biothermal technology, cryosurgery and oncology.

M.D. 1978, New York Medical College

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Taylor

Michael Taylor

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Low temperature applications in medicine; preservation of tissues; prevention of ischemic injury; and mechanisms of cryoinjury.

Ph.D. 1977, Clinical Research Centre, London

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Wiss

John Wiss

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Transportation and design.

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Emeritus Faculty

Akay

Adnan Akay

Lord Professor and Head Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering

Acoustics, vibrations, noise control, damping, friction and contact mechanics.

Ph.D. 1976, North Carolina State University

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Chigier

Norman A. Chigier

Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Spray technology, atomization, combustion, particle size analysis and laser diagnostics.

Ph.D. 1961, Sc.D. 1977, University of Cambridge

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Griffin

Jerry H. Griffin

William J. Brown Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, GUIde Consortium

Vibrations, damping, gas turbines, fatigue, dynamics and friction.

Ph.D. 1973, California Institute of Technology

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Rouleau

Wilfred T. Rouleau

Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, wave propagation and turbomachinery.

Ph.D. 1954, Carnegie Institute of Technology

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