College of Engineering

Department Chairs

Glen E. Archer

  • Interim Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Principal Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Undergraduate EE labs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information operations

Pradeep K. Agrawal

  • Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetics and reaction engineering
  • Pyrolysis and gasification of biomass, MSW, coal and blends

John S. Gierke, PE

  • Chair, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Ground water Engineering
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Subsurface Remediation

Research Interests

  • Field performance of air sparging for removing volatile organic chemicals from ground water
  • Volatile organic vapor transport in unsaturated soils
  • Sulfur dioxide interactions with volcanic ash

Stephen L. Kampe

  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Franklin St. John Chair

Research Interests

  • Microstructural mapping in laser additive manufactured titanium
  • Modeling and characterization of Nextel® reinforced aluminum metal matrix composites
  • Reactive synthesis processes
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Co-deformation of multiphase alloys
  • Mechanisms of strengthening

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

  • Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Biomedical optics
  • Lasers and other light sources for biology and medicine
  • Non-contact measurement of tissue mechanics and fluid flows
  • Coherent imaging

Walter W. Milligan

  • Interim Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Audra Morse, PE, BCEE, F.ASCE

  • Department, Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Built World Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water reclamation systems and Fate of personal products in treatment systems

William W. Predebon

  • JS Endowed Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Ceramics
  • Impact Phenomena
  • Wave Propagation
  • Computer Simulation of Explosive - Metal Systems

Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior
  • Characterization and processing of ceramics
  • Shock deformation including microstructural effects and dynamic fracture of metals and ceramics
  • Impact phenomena
  • Computer simulation of wave phenomena
  • Explosive-metal interaction and fragmentation

Jon Sticklen

  • Chair, Engineering Fundamentals