Faculty Advisors

Glen E. Archer

  • Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

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

Joe Azzarello

  • Adjunct Instructor, Chemical Engineering
  • Advisor, Alternative Energy Enterprise

Specialties

  • Environmental Sustainability

Richard J. Berkey

  • Professor of Practice, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Director, The Enterprise Program and Chair, Enterprise Governing Board
  • Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies

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

Jeremy P. Bos

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Robotic Systems Enterprise

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Atmospheric optics
  • Statistical optics
  • Quantum optics
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Autonomous vehicles and vehicular networks
  • Industrial automation and controls

Christopher (Kit) Cischke

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Wireless Communication Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Parallel computing and UPC
  • Engineering education

James DeClerck

  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE Enterprise

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

Steven J. Elmer

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Adaptations to exercise training
  • Functional losses following injury
  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Cycling biomechanics
  • Physiology education

Cameron Hadden

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise 

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Composites
  • Finite Element Analysis

Research Interests

  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Micro Mechanics
  • High Performance Carbon Composites

Brett Hamlin

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Research Interests

  • Educational methods
  • Spatial visualization
  • Heat transfer
  • Biomechanics

Robert M. Handler

  • Senior Research Engineer, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Green Campus Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Sustainable water and energy systems
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Bioproducts and bioenergy
  • Sustainable materials and manufacturing
  • Aquaponics and hydroponics
  • Ecosystem services

Nagesh Hatti

  • Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Timothy C. Havens

  • Director, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems
  • William and Gloria Jackson Professor

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Explosive Hazard Detection

Nicholas V. Hendrickson

  • Operations/Facilities Supervisor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Adjunct Instructor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Advisor, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

Kevin M. Johnson

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Advisor, SAE Baja Enterprise

Teaching Interests

  • Applied fluid power
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Vibrations

Research Interests

  • Hydraulics
  • Vibrations/Modal Analysis 

L. Brad King

  • Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor (Space Systems), Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Space Systems Research Group
  • Faculty Advisor, Aerospace Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Propulsion
  • Plasma Physics
  • Optical Fluid Diagnostics

Research Interests

  • Design of in-situ electrostatic probes
  • Ion-energy analysis and time-of-flight mass spectrometry
  • Doppler laser cooling of trapped ions
  • Optical flow diagnostics
  • Antimatter confinement

Scott A. Kuhl

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception

David M. Labyak

  • Assistant Professor, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Advisor, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics—Solid Mechanics
    • Head Impacts
    • Helmet Performance and Design
  • Solid Mechanics
    • Finite Element Analysis and Vibration Analysis

Specialties

  • Understanding football helmet design and performance.
  • Solid mechanics and finite element analysis methods.
  • Helping student groups (such as Baha and Clean Snowmobile) with design and analysis of components.
  • Vibration analysis.
  • Shock analysis methods.
  • Youth Hockey Coaching Do’s and Don’ts.
Steven Lehmann

Steven D. Lehmann

  • Staff Engineer II, Biomedical Engineering
  • Advisor, Velovations Enterprise

Specialties

  •  LabVIEW programming and instruction
  • Data Acquisition
  • Test Automation
  • Sensors

Jonathan Leinonen

  • Teaching Professor in Management, College of Business
  • Faculty Advisor, Enterprise Business Initiative

Teaching

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Economics Development
  • Management Information Systems

Steven Ma

  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Autonomous Wheeled Vehicles
  • Machine Design
  • Mechanism
  • Hydraulics and Electro-Hydraulic Control
  • Welding and Fatigue
  • Bolted Joints Design
  • FEA in Structural, Thermal, and Fluid Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Drilling Technology
  • Hydraulics
  • Buckling
  • Welding & Fatigue 

Nathan D. Manser

  • Professor of Practice, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Problem Solving and Analysis
  • Systems Modeling
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Mining Methods and Materials Handling 

Research Interests

  • Biotechnology Resource Recovery
  • Environmental Consequences of Mining Waste
  • Engineering Education 

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

Shane Oberloier

  • Instructor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Open Source Hardware Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Open Source Hardware
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Digital Design
  • Robotics Design
  • Engineering Education

Robert Pastel

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education

Darrell L. Robinette

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • SAE-GM Autodrive Challenge II Co-adviser

Areas of Expertise

  • Electrification of Mobility Systems
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Torque Converter and Clutch Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Powertrain and propulsion system electrification
  • Connected and Automated Vehicle optimal control for energy
  • Multi-speed transmission powerflow synthesis
  • Drivetrain dynamics and NVH
  • Torque converters and clutch systems

Tony N. Rogers

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage

Mark Rudnicki

  • Professor of Practice in Forest Biomaterials
  • Coordinator of Industrial Research, Innovation, and Commercialization
  • Director of Ford Center and Forest

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Tree biomechanics
  • Wind and trees
  • Dendrochronology
  • Extension and Outreach

David R. Shonnard

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Robbins Chair in Sustainable Use of Materials

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Alternative energy/Biofuels
  • Sustainability
Erin Smith
"Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them."
—Max Fischer, Rushmore

Erin Smith

  • Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone
  • Principal Lecturer in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities
  • Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

Links of Interest

41 North Film Festival

Specialties

  • Digital Media Production
  • Documentary Production and Theory
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • British Literature

Radheshyam Tewari

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Graduate Seminar Series Coordinator
  • Faculty Advisor, Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise

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

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Mining Innovation Enterprise (MINE) Faculty Advisor

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • Space System Engineering
  • Space Resource Utilization
  • 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

  • Extreme Environment Technologies (Space, Underwater, Mining, Arctic, etc.)
  • Excavation and Mining Technology
  • Planetary Science and Exploration
  • In-Situ Resource Utilization
  • Space Mining and Construction
  • Design Optimization
  • Robotics and Automation
  • System Engineering and Integration