Department Chairs

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

Jason R. Blough

  • Interim Chair and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Vibrations
  • Unique Instrumentation/Data Acquisition
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Noise Control

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Measurement Problems
  • Developing new digital signal processing algorithms to understand NVH type problems
  • Ways to improve the NVH characteristics of virtually any machine

Jin W. Choi

  • Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courses Taught

  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Microfluidic Biochip Laboratory
  • Chemical and Biological Sensors
  • Integrated Circuit Engineering
  • Integrated Sensors and Actuators
  • BioMEMS

Areas of Interest

  • BioMEMS, microfluidic devices and systems, and biomedical microdevices
  • Sensors and sensor systems
  • Bioelectronic and healthcare sensors and devices
  • Flexible and printed electronics and sensors
  • Healthcare sensors and devices

John L. Irwin

  • Professor and Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE)

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
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Product Design and Development
  • CAE and FEA Methods
  • Computer-aided Manufacturing
  • Senior Design

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

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

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Optics and Photonics
  • Coherent Imaging and Light Scattering
  • Singular Optics
  • Biophysical Dynamics

Walter W. Milligan

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

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Audra Morse, PE, BCEE, F.ASCE

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

Research Interests

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

Mary Raber

  • Chair and Professor of Practice, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Director, Tech Forward 21st Century Education Initiative
  • Co-director, Husky Innovate

Areas of Expertise

  • Design Thinking
  • Strategic Doing
  • Lean Start-up/Entrepreneurship
  • Educational Innovation

Research Interests

  • College to Work Transition
  • Educational Innovation
  • Engineering Identity Formation