Lecturers Directory

James DeClerck

Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE Enterprise

906-487-2246
jdeclerck@mtu.edu
MEEM 927

Office Hours

  • by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Noise and Vibration
  • Model Validation
  • Modal Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Model Validation
  • Digital Data Processing
  • Robust Engineering
  • Noise and Vibration
  • System Design

Antonio Gauchia

Senior Lecturer

906-487-2513
antonio@mtu.edu
MEEM 827

Research Interests

  • Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
  • Vehicle safety: Bus and truck rollover

Areas of Expertise

  • Dynamics
  • Vehicle modeling: Chassis and vehicle component modeling
  • Vehicle experimental testing: Modal chassis testing, tire testing, brake testing, vehicle dynamics testing, etc.
  • Finite element modeling: Vehicle body-in-white modeling, brake modeling, hub modeling, etc.
  • Material handling: Deals with the design and component sizing of cranes, belt conveyor, screw conveyors, bucket conveyors, etc. as well as the dynamic stability of fork lift trucks.

Jaclyn Johnson

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Research Engineer

906-487-3433
jenesbit@mtu.edu
MEEM 210/828

Teaching Interests

  • Energy ThermoFluids Courses - Fluid Mechanics, Internal Combustion Engines, etc.
  • Mechanics Courses - Statics, Mechanics of Materials

Research Interests

  • Fundamentals of Diesel Spray and Combustion, Spark Ignition
  • Spray Combustion
  • Optical and Laser Diagnostics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Thermophysical Properties; Spray & Combustion Modeling

V.C. Rao Komaravolu

Principal Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

PACE Coordinator

Indian Student Association Faculty Advisor

906-487-1173
Cell: 906-281-3836
kvcrao@mtu.edu
MEEM 830

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design

Research Interests

  • Survey of heat transfer in electrical machines
  • Techniques of temperature measurement in rotating systems
  • Prediction of temperature distribution in electrical machines using network analyzer
  • Scale model studies of large capacity turbo-generators
  • Studies on sprayer performance in deaerators
  • Estimation of heat transfer coefficients in industrial steam turbines
906-487-1735
dnaneet@mtu.edu
MEEM 828

Radheshyam Tewari

Lecturer

Graduate Seminar Series Coordinator

906-487-1743
rtewari@mtu.edu
MEEM 818

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing
  • Senior Capstone Design Projects
  • Product Realization
  • Dynamics
  • Manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Engineering
  • Design of Experiments
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Micromanufacturing
  • Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Implantable Medical Devices

Areas of Expertise

  • Micromachining
  • Micromanufacturing
  • Semiconductor Fabrication Processes

Research Interests

  • Microsystems Development
  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Engineering Education

Paul van Susante

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Velovations Enterprise Faculty Advisor

906-487-3253
pjvansus@mtu.edu
MEEM 817

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • Senior Design Capstone / Enterprise Project
  • Product Realization

Areas of Expertise

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Engineering Design Process
  • System Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Architecture)
  • Extreme Environment Design
  • Civil and Mining Engineering
  • Education
  • Optimization and Modeling

Research Interests

  • Advances in Engineering Education
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Extreme Environment Technologies (Space, Underwater, Mining, Arctic, etc.)
  • Excavation and Mining Technology
  • Planetary Science and Exploration
  • Design Optimization
  • Robotics and Automation
  • System Engineering and Integration
  • Additive Manufacturing