Emeriti Faculty Directory

Elias C. Aifantis

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2518
mom@mtu.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics and Materials Science

Research Interests

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

Oner Arici

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive Climate Control
  • Solar Energy
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

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

Harold A. Evensen

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Noise Control
  • Vibrations
  • Signal Analysis

Research Interests

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

Larry Evers

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Atomization

Research Interests

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

Thomas R. Grimm

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

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

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Biomechanics

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

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

  • Areas of Expertise
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Diesels
  • Air Pollution
  • Emissions Modeling

John B. Ligon

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Phytomechanics

Research Interests

  • Experimental mechanics
  • Composite panel design
  • Phytomechanics

Sudhakar M. Pandit

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

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

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

  • Systems analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Control

N. V. Suryanarayana

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer with Phase Change

Research Interests

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