Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty Directory

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Stem cell and tissue engineering
  • Nano-biomaterials
  • Mechanical characterization of advanced materials
  • Sensors and actuators in medical device
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Micro-electromechanical systems
  • Micromachining materials and process technologies
  • Inertial pressure
  • Nanoscaled technologies enabling banoelectronic devices
  • Technologies for the monolithic integration of sensors and actuators with electronics
  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Specialties

  • Review of theses and dissertations
  • Presents and organizes professional development seminars
  • Processes withdrawals
  • Manages new student orientation
  • Manages the postdoctoral affairs office
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Specialties

  • TEM
  • STEM
  • EELS
  • EFTEM
  • EDX
  • Electron Diffraction (SAD, CBED, NBD)

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured materials characterization
  • Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nitric oxide releasing polymers
  • Implantable sensors
  • Biological response to polymeric materials
  • Wound healing
  • Antimicrobial and viral inactivation
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests

  • The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology
  • Vascular biomaterials, including polymeric, natural, and metallic, for vascular repair and regeneration
Amberlee Haselhuhn

Amberlee Haselhuhn

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Technical Skills

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Welding
  • Metrology
  • Microscopy
  • Characterization techniques
  • Material processing techniques
  • Alloy development
  • Equipment design and construction
  • Design thinking, experimental design and optimization
Erik Herbert
"You always have a choice and it always makes a difference."
—Rick Dunn
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Nanoindentation and Contact Mechanics

Research Interests

  • State-of-the-art ambient, non-ambient, in-operando and in-situ mechanical behavior of materials at nanometer and micrometer length scales
  • Development and implementation of novel small-scale mechanical testing methodologies for metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors, biomaterials and structured devices
  • Mechanical characterization of unique materials & systems such as but not limited to bulk materials, individual phases, thin films, coatings, modified surfaces, micro-pillars, fibers, membranes, hydrogels, MEMS, microfluidic and micromachined devices
  • Small-scale mechanical testing in inert atmospheres and over the temperature range from -20 to 100 degrees C (to 1100 degrees C at the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials)
  • Measuring the components of the complex modulus of small volumes of viscoelastic solids
  • Predicting uniaxial stress-strain curves from nanoindentation data
  • High-speed property mapping of interfaces, multi-phase alloys and heat affected zones
  • Multi-axis contact experiments that enable manipulation of the state of stress
  • Measuring residual stress in free-standing thin films
  • Professor of Physics
  • Director and John and Phyllis Seaman Endowed Curator, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education
  • Assessment in STEM education

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite
  • Senior Research Engineer/Scientist II
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Focus on X-ray diffraction techniques

Research Interests

  • X-ray diffraction theory and applications
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Intermetallic materials
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Materials characterization
  • Powder metallurgy
Timothy Langan

Timothy Langan

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Principal Scientist, Clean TeQ Holdings Limited

Research Interests

  • Development and commercialization of advanced material technologies
  • Corrosion and mechanical properties of materials
Adam Loukus

Adam R. Loukus

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Vice President, REL Industries
  • President/CEO Loukus Technologies

Research Interests

  • Dynamic material testing
  • Materials and process consulting
  • Magnesium and Al-MMC product development 
  • John O. Hallquist Endowed Chair in Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Director of Research
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and ASME Faculty Advisor

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Computational Chemistry
Matthew Parkinson

Matthew Parkinson

  • Adjunct Professor of Practice, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Senior Manager, BASF Performance Materials

Research Interests

  • Development and application of composite materials for light-weighting
  • Plastics
Joshua Pearce

Joshua M. Pearce

  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Solar photovoltaic materials, device physics, systems optimization, applied sustainability
  • Open source and 3D printing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Composite materials
  • Materials characterization
  • Kinetics
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • High temperature deformation and fracture
  • Superplasticity
  • Simulation of microstructural development during phase transformations
  • Design of composite materials
  • Engineer/Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Materials Science and Engineering

Advising Contact

Teaching Interests

  • Senior design
  • Corrosion
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Materials characterization

Research Interests

  • Corrosion
  • Environmental effects
  • Deformation processing
  • Light metals
John Shingledecker

John Shingledecker

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Program Manager, EPRI

Research Interests

  • High temperature alloys
  • Creep of engineering alloys and welds
  • High and low temperature corrosion
  • Computational thermodynamics 
  • University Professor, Professor of Physics
  • Affiliated Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MTU Faculty Fellow
  • Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program, Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow

Teaching Interests

  • Solid-State Physics
  • Optics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nanotechnology)
  • Electromagnetism

Research Interests

  • Controlled synthesis of 0D, 1D, and 2D materials (Nanotubes, 2D layered materials, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, and their heterostructures, etc.).
  • Exploration of new functional nanomaterials, heterojunctions, heterostructures, nano-hybrids, and nano-systems.
  • Creative use of nanomaterials for advanced electronics, quantum switching, energy harvesting, environmental, chemical and biomedical applications.