Faculty

John L. Irwin

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2525
jlirwin@mtu.edu
EERC 327

Research Interests

  • Problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM
  • Static and Dynamic model simulation
  • Product and manufacturing work cell verification

Teaching Interests

  • Parametric modeling
  • Product design and development
  • CAE and FEA methods
  • Computer-aided manufacturing

Mark A. Johnson

Associate Professor, School of Technology

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

Sunil S. Mehendale

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1663
ssmehend@mtu.edu
EERC 323

Research Interests

  • Phase change applications
  • Boiling and condensing flows
  • Two-phase flow distribution in heat exchangers
  • Novel heat exchanger technology
  • Heat exchanger modeling and optimization
  • Novel thermodynamic cycles for cooling, heating, and power
  • Alternative energy technology (solar, wind, biofuels, and others)
  • High-efficiency HVAC and refrigeration systems

Teaching Interests

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Alternative energy
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration
  • Dynamics

Scott W. Wagner

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1062
swwagner@mtu.edu
EERC 319A

Research Interests

  • Micro metal forming manufacturing
  • Micro scale hydroforming operations

Teaching Interests

  • Applied thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Industrial safety management
  • Integrated design and manufacturing
  • Materials science
  • Statics and strength of materials

David D. Wanless

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-3656
ddwanles@mtu.edu
EERC 326

Research Interests

  • Leader development
  • Electric vehicles
  • Ethical theory and applications

Teaching Interests

  • Applied fluid power
  • Computer-cyber ethics and policy
  • Internal-combustion engines
  • Leadership in complex organizations
  • Quality techniques
  • Senior design

Linda S. Wanless

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-4592
lswanles@mtu.edu
EERC 321

Research Interests

  • Learning environments in higher education
  • Psychosocial dimensions of emerging learning environments

Teaching Interests

  • Applied fluid mechanics
  • Facilities planning and layout
  • Lean-manufacturing concepts
  • Production planning and control
  • Technical computer applications