Department Chairs

Pradeep K. Agrawal

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering

Professor, Chemical Engineering

ChemSci 203B

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetics and reaction engineering
  • Pyrolysis and gasification of biomass, MSW, coal and blends

Daniel R. Fuhrmann

Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering

EERC 118

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing

John S. Gierke

Chair, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Affiliated Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dow 405

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Ground water Engineering
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Subsurface Remediation

Research Interests

  • Field performance of air sparging for removing volatile organic chemicals from ground water
  • Volatile organic vapor transport in unsaturated soils
  • Sulfur dioxide interactions with volcanic ash

Stephen L. Kampe

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

Franklin St. John Chair

M & M Building 601

Research Interests

  • Microstructural mapping in laser additive manufactured titanium
  • Modeling and characterization of Nextel® reinforced aluminum metal matrix composites
  • Reactive synthesis processes
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Co-deformation of multiphase alloys
  • Mechanisms of strengthening

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

M & M Building 301

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Biomedical optics
  • Lasers and other light sources for biology and medicine
  • Non-contact measurement of tissue mechanics and fluid flows
  • Coherent imaging

Audra N. Morse

Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dow 871

Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water reclamation systems and Fate of personal products in treatment systems.

William W. Predebon

JS Endowed Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

MEEM 808

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Ceramics
  • Impact Phenomena
  • Wave Propagation
  • Computer Simulation of Explosive - Metal Systems

Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior
  • Characterization and processing of ceramics
  • Shock deformation including microstructural effects and dynamic fracture of metals and ceramics
  • Impact phenomena
  • Computer simulation of wave phenomena
  • Explosive-metal interaction and fragmentation

Jon Sticklen

Chair, Engineering Fundamentals

Dillman 112