Adjunct Faculty Directory

Bernhard P. Bettig

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Geometric Modeling
  • Knowledge-based Systems

Research Interests

  • Finite element/finite difference simulation of hydro-generator rotordynamics
  • Tethered spacecraft vibration visualization
  • Variational geometric/algebraic constraint solving
  • Declarative component design
  • Topology optimization of smart structures
  • Optimization using distributed computing

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

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)

Maruthi Devarakonda

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

509-375-4347

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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

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

Dennis DeSheng Meng

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Micro and nano technologies for energy and environmental applications
  • Microfluidics
  • Micro fuel cells
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Micro and nano fabrication

Research Interests

  • Self-regulating micro fuel cells for portable military/civilian electronics
  • Nano-structured surfaces for energy and environmental applications
  • Micro and nano fluidics for energy harvesting
  • Self-healing material

Abhijit Mukherjee

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-1174
mukherje@mtu.edu
MEEM 932

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Heat Transfer
  • Boiling
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Micro- and Nanofluidics

Research Interests

  • Numerical and experimental study of liquid-vapor interface with interfacial heat and mass transfer with applications in boiling, condensation, combustion and multiphase flows
  • micro- and nanofluidics

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

Henry Sodano

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2709
hsodano@mtu.edu
MEEM 815

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Smart Structures
  • Vibration Control
  • Power Harvesting
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Deployable Satellites

Research Interests

  • Utilization/development of smart structures and materials
  • Non-contact vibration control mechanisms
  • Identifying structural damage using wireless sensor nodes
  • Development of structural materials that incorporate biological concepts into their design to allow self-healing or active control of material properties

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

Ghatu Subhash

Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-3161
subhash@mtu.edu

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental Mechanics
  • High Strain Rate Mechanics
  • Constitutive Behavior of Metallic Glasses
  • Ceramics
  • Structural Foams
  • Composites and Metals
  • Dynamic Hardness & Dynamic Wear Fracture
  • Bio Inspired Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior of metallic glasses, nanostructured materials and porous foams
  • Modeling of material removal mechanisms during high speed grinding and wear
  • Dynamic behavior of rocks, concrete, ceramics, metals, bulk metallic glasses, and composites
  • Hydroforming of aluminum extrusions

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

Thomas Wallner

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Byeng Dong Youn

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-0755
bdyoun@mtu.edu
MEEM 815

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Reliability-Based Design
  • Multi-scale Computational Analysis and Design
  • Statistical Information Technology (SIT)
  • Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Design under engineering uncertainties
  • Possibility-/evidence-based design
  • Statistical information technology (SIT)
  • Design sensitivity analysis
  • Biomechanics