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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.

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).

Cagan
Jonathan Cagan
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, College of Engineering; George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor, Mechanical Engineering; 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.

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Steven H. Collins
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Robotics Institute
Biomechanics, rigid body dynamics, machine design, controls, biorobotics, energetics and stability of human locomotion.

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De Boer
Maarten P. de Boer
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Thin films, fracture mechanics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and tribology.


Higgs
C. Fred Higgs, III
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Computational multiphase modeling, solids/particle tribology, computational thermal fluids, granular flows, green tribology, and nanomanufacturing.


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B. Reeja Jayan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy appointment, Materials Science & Engineering
Molecular scale design and synthesis of organic (polymers), inorganic (ceramics), and organic-inorganic hybrid thin film materials for applications in energy generation, energy storage, and biosensing.


Kara
Levent Burak Kara
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Design, computational engineering, artificial intelligence, and sketch-based user interfaces.

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.


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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.

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Majidi
Carmel Majidi
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Robotics Institute
Solid Mechanics, Microfabrication, Multifunctional Materials, Biological Inspiration.

Malen
Jonathan A. Malen
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Nanoscale energy transport and conversion, heat transfer, thermodynamics.

McGaughey
Alan J. H. McGaughey
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Materials Science & Engineering
Nanoscale heat transfer, thermodynamics, transport, and reaction.


Michalek
Jeremy J. Michalek
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy
Design, optimization, product development, marketing, and public policy.

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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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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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.

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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.

Singh
Satbir Singh
Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), large-eddy simulations, air pollution, alternative fuels, low-temperature combustion.


Sitti
Metin Sitti
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointments, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics Institute
Micro/nano-robotics, nanotechnology, and MEMS/NEMS.

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sreenath
Koushil Sreenath
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Robotics Institute
Nonlinear Control, Highly Dynamic Robotics, Legged Locomotion, Aerial Manipulation.

Steif
Paul S. Steif
Associate Department Head & Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Engineering education and applied mechanics.

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.

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Noe
Noé Vargas Hernández 
Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Product Innovation and Engineering Design Creativity.

Venkat
Venkat Viswanathan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Computational modeling of electrochemical devices, batteries, fuel cells.

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.

 

Zhang
Yongjie Zhang
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering
Computational geometry, computer graphics, visualization, finite element method, computational biology and engineering.

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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.

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Peter Boatwright

Co-Founder & Co-Director, Integrated Innovation Institute and Carnegie Bosch Professor of Marketing, Tepper School of Business
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Product development processes and marketing of new products, consumer response models, analysis of promotional activities, Bayesian econometrics, and consumer response to assortment.

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Howie Choset
Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Mechanism design, path planning, motion planning, and estimation.

 

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.

 

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.

Geyer
Hartmut Geyer
Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering


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Yoosuf Picard
Assistant Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Developing and applying methods for using energetic beams (electron, ion and photon beams) in order to process and characterize materials at small length scales. 

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.

Park
Yong-Lae Park
Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Design, manufacturing, robotics, mechatronics, haptics, sensors, actuators, and bio-inspiration.

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.


Riviere
Cameron Riviere
Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointments, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Medical robotics, medical applications, mechatronics, machine learning and control.

Scherer
Sebastian Scherer
Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Enabling unmanned rotorcraft to operate at low altitude in cluttered environments.

Sheikh
Yaser Sheikh
Assistant Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Computer vision, human motion simulation, machine learning, visual tracking.

Singh
Sanjiv Singh
Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Perception, multi-robot coordination, air vehicles, automated agriculture.

Sinopoli
Bruno Sinopoli
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Networked embedded control systems, sensors/actuators networks, control theory.


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.

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.

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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.


Aubry
Nadine Aubry
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fluid dynamics, microfluidics, chaotic mixing, electrohydrodynamics, particle manipulation and self-assembly.

Massoudi
Mehrdad Massoudi
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fluid mechanics, continuum mechanics, mechanics of non-linear materials, heat transfer, multi-component flows, biomechanics


Messner
William C. Messner
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adaptive control, nonlinear control, distributed control, magnetic data storage and robotics.

Onik
Gary Onik, MD
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Biothermal technology, cryosurgery and oncology.


Taylor
Michael Taylor
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Low temperature applications in medicine; preservation of tissues; prevention of ischemic injury; and mechanisms of cryoinjury.

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.

Chigier
Norman A. Chigier
Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Spray technology, atomization, combustion, particle size analysis and laser diagnostics.

Griffin
Jerry H. Griffin
William J. Brown Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, GUIde Consortium
Vibrations, damping, gas turbines, fatigue, dynamics and friction.

Rouleau
Wilfred T. Rouleau
Emeritus Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, wave propagation and turbomachinery.

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