Emeriti Faculty Directory

Elias C. Aifantis

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2518
mom@mtu.edu

Research Interests

  • Porosity/Diffusivity theory
  • Dislocation patterning
  • Strain gradient theory
  • Material instabilities
  • Nanomechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics and Materials Science

Oner Arici

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Vehicle Engine Cooling System Simulations
  • Climate Control Modeling and Simulations for Automotive Vehicles
  • Solar Energy Collector Simulations and Optimization
  • Solar Absorption Air Conditioning Simulations and Optimization
  • Fuel Cell Technology for Electric Vehicle Applications

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive Climate Control
  • Solar Energy
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Harold A. Evensen

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-3433
haevense@mtu.edu
MEEM 704

Research Interests

  • Analysis of vibrational energy flow through structures
  • Incorporating laser Doppler vibration measurements

Areas of Expertise

  • Noise Control
  • Vibrations
  • Signal Analysis

Larry Evers

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Design of fuel injectors which produce enhanced atomization and spray patterns for port-fuel-injectioned spark-ignited engines

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Atomization

Thomas R. Grimm

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2574
trgrimm@mtu.edu
MEEM 905

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Applications of the finite element method to problems in biomechanics and other areas of mechanical engineering
  • Computer modeling and simulation of mechanical systems
  • Development of computer aided design methodologies for optimization of mechanical designs

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Biomechanics

John H. Johnson

Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2576
jjohnson@mtu.edu
MEEM 1015

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Diesels
  • Air Pollution
  • Emissions Modeling

John B. Ligon

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Experimental mechanics
  • Composite panel design
  • Phytomechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Phytomechanics

Sudhakar M. Pandit

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2153
pand@mtu.edu
MEEM 903

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Systems analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Control

Areas of Expertise

  • Data-Dependent Systems Modeling
  • Computer Control
  • Machine Vision
  • Nanometrology

Wiliam Shapton

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-1794
wshapton@mtu.edu
MEEM 709

Research Interests

  • Design and experimental modal analysis of dynamic structures

Areas of Expertise

  • Design
  • Kinematics
  • Vibration
  • Modal Analysis
  • NVH
  • Noise Path Analysis
  • Sound Quality

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

N. V. Suryanarayana

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Convective heat transfer with and without phase change
  • Heat-transfer augmentation
  • Heat transfer under microgravity conditions

Areas of Expertise

  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer with Phase Change