Adjunct Faculty Directory

John Dexter Bird III

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Jaime A. Camelio

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-3363
jcamelio@mtu.edu
MEEM 920

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Assembly Systems
  • Dimensional Analysis of Manufacturing Processes
  • System Diagnosis

Research Interests

  • Modeling, analysis and control of manufacturing systems
  • Robust and optimal design focusing on product/process interactions
  • Sensors integration for manufacturing process control and modeling
  • Assembly systems
  • Complexity management

Debra D. Charlesworth

Assistant Dean, Graduate School

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Specialties

  • Review of theses and dissertations
  • Presents and organizes professional development seminars
  • Manages Graduate School website
  • Processes withdrawals
  • Manages new student orientation
  • Coordinates NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Peck Cho

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Combustion

Research Interests

  • Behavior of laminar and turbulent premixed flames
  • Green engineering
  • Engineering education

Roshan M. D'Souza

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Optimization
  • Process Planning
  • Planning Automation

Research Interests

  • Generating cost efficient manufacturing plans directly from a CAD model
  • Mechatronics
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

William J. Emblom

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Dynamic/Vibration Analysis
  • Failure/Fatigue Analysis
  • Design Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Wind Tunnel Test and Evaluation
  • Aerodynamics

Tammy L. Haut Donahue

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Director, Mechanics of Multiscale Materials Research Group

906-487-2078
thdonahu@mtu.edu
MEEM 927

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Finite Elements
  • Computational and Experimental Mechanics

Research Interests

  • FE model of human knee joint
  • Microstructural model of meniscus
  • Material properties of menisci, tendons, and ligaments
  • How musculoskeletal cells respond to mechanical stimulus

John D. Hill

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Design and enhancement of transportation systems, service systems, and occupational health and safety

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Factors
  • Transportation Safety and Policy
  • Service Systems

Jingfeng Jiang

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-1943
jjiang1@mtu.edu
305 M&M

Research interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Ultrasonic imaging
  • Image and signal processing

Dana M. Johnson

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, School of Business and Economics

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, College of Engineering

906-487-2803
dana@mtu.edu
121 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management and modeling
  • Infrastructure integration and management
  • Business and cost feasibility in implementing environmentally sustainable management practices, including alternative energy technologies
  • Benchmarking and performance measurement
  • Lean practices in service operations

Mark A. Johnson, PE

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Phi Kappa Tau Board of Governors

906-487-1662
marjohns@mtu.edu
EERC 325

Research Interests

  • Design of test-stand systems to conduct research
  • Lean and agile manufacturing, with emphasis on total productive maintenance
  • Torque-converter noise and blade strain associated with cavitation phenomena in automotive applications

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Design of experiments
  • Machine design
  • Statics and strength of materials
  • Integrated design and manufacturing
  • Product design and development
  • Simulation methods
  • Senior design

Seung-Hyun Kim

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Turbulent Combustion
  • Fuel Cells
  • Multiphase Reacting Flows in Porous Media
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation

Spandan Maiti

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-3442
spandan@mtu.edu
MEEM 828

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Failure and fracture of materials
  • Dynamic fracture

Research Interests

  • Predictive modeling and large scale simulation of deformation and failure of advanced materials
  • Multiscale modeling to investigate the effect of microstructure on the macroscopic behavior of materials
  • Design and analysis of biologically inspired materials
  • Characterization of failure of ceramics, metallic glasses and polymers over multiple time scales

Joshua M. Pearce

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN), Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon (a-Si:H, nc-Si:H)
  • Applied Sustainability and Green Engineering: Solar energy, Sustainable development, Open Source Appropriate Technology, and Energy Policy
  • Open-source 3-D printing, RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper), recyclebot (waste plastic recycling to 3-D filament, low-cost metal 3-D printing, distributed manufacturing, ethical filament

Alexander Reid

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

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Paul G. Sanders

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

906-487-2339
sanders@mtu.edu
M & M Building 603

Teaching Interests

  • Metals casting
  • Design of experiments
  • Enterprise
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Casting
  • Solidification
  • Material design
  • Joining
  • Surface coating
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation

Sheryl A. Sorby

Professor Emerita, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-3393
sheryl@mtu.edu
MEEM 825

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced structural analysis
  • Finite elements
  • Computer applications/mechanics

Research Interests

  • Advanced composite materials for use in civil infrastructure
  • 3-D computer graphics for visualization of complex behaviors

Kelly S. Steelman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-1730
steelman@mtu.edu
Meese Center 102

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design
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Cortino Sukotjo

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

John W. Sutherland

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-3395
jwsuther@mtu.edu

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Machining
  • Sustainability

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing and environment/sustainability
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Stanislaw Szwaja

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Thomas Wallner

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest