Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Ossama Abdelkhalik

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Mechanics
  • Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
  • Optimization
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Dynamics and Control

Research Interests

  • Space Trajectory Optimization
  • Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Global Optimization Methods
  • Variable-Size Design Space Optimization
  • Evolutionary Algorithms

John Dexter Bird III

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Debra D. Charlesworth

  • 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

Carolyn A. Duncan

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Mobility and postural control in aging and special populations
  • Ergonomics and design of built environments for special populations

Steven J. Elmer

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

Research Interests

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

William J. Emblom

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Dynamic/Vibration Analysis
  • Failure/Fatigue Analysis
  • Design Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Wind Tunnel Test and Evaluation
  • Aerodynamics

John K. Gershenson

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Life-Cycle Engineering
  • Modular Product Architecture
  • Lean Engineering
  • Sustainable Product Design

Research Interests

  • Life-cycle design
  • Modular product and process architectures
  • Sustainable product/process design
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean engineering
  • Design for post-manufacturing issues
  • Mechanisms of innovation

Tammy L. Haut Donahue

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Mechanics of Multiscale Materials Research Group

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Finite Elements
  • Computational and Experimental Mechanics

Research Interests

  • FE model of human knee joint
  • Microstructural model of meniscus
  • Material properties of menisci, tendons, and ligaments
  • How musculoskeletal cells respond to mechanical stimulus

Jingfeng Jiang

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Secondary Graduate Program Advisor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Automated control of ultrasound scanning including the use of 3D printing technology
  • Image and signal processing
  • Non-invasive assessment of biomechanical properties of soft tissues
  • Computer aided analyses of cardiovascular flow

Dana M. Johnson

  • Affiliated Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Professor Emerita Engineering Management, School of Business and Economics

Teaching Interests

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Engineering/Six Sigma
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management and modeling
  • Service quality and patient experience in healthcare
  • Integrated management systems (IMS)
  • Benchmarking and performance measurement
  • Assessment standards and IMS

Nina Mahmoudian

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Unmanned Systems
  • Dynamics and Controls
  • System Design

Research Interests

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with Special Interest in Underwater Gliders
  • Coordination and Control of Networked Multi-Agent Systems
  • Motion Planning in Complex Environments
  • Cyber-physical Systems

Abhijit Mukherjee

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Graduate Programs

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering-
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Peace Corps Master's International in Mechanical Engineering 

Research Interests

  • Heat transfer
  • Boiling
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Micro- and nano-fluidics
  • Combustion of ethanol/gasoline mixtures 

Joshua M. Pearce

  • Richard Witte Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Open Source Hardware Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells, Solar Energy Systems and Distributed Generation
  • Green Engineering: Solar Energy, Sustainable Development, Open Source Appropriate Technology, Waste Recycling, Circular Economy, and Energy Policy
  • Open Source Hardware, 3-D Printing, RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper), Low-cost Metal 3-D Printing, Distributed Manufacturing, Scientific Hardware

Mo Rastgaar

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Meysam Razmara

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Model Predictive Control (MPC)
  • Integration of Energy Efficient Buildings to Grid (B2G)
  • Exergy-based Control of Energy Systems
  • Powertrain Control
  • Solar Energy Integration with B2G Systems

Rush D. Robinett III

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration
  • Collective Systems Control
  • Nonlinear Controls
  • Optimization
  • Dynamics
  • Aeroelasticity

Research Interests

  • Energy storage system design for renewable energy grid integration
  • High penetration renewable energy microgrids
  • Collective control of networked microgrids and teams of robots
  • Exergy control for buildings
  • Flutter suppression for wind turbines
  • Nonlinear control system design

Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology for Electrochemical Energy Storage (Batteries and Supercapacitors)
  • Nanogenerators and Piezotronic Sciences
  • Nanoscale Degradation of Fuel Cell Materials
  • Nanoscale Properties of Low Dimensional Materials for Thermoelectrics and Nanoelectronics
  • Mechanics of Bio and Nano Materials and Composites
  • In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy

Tolou Shokuhfar

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Orthopedic implants

Sheryl A. Sorby

  • Professor Emerita, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced structural analysis
  • Finite elements
  • Computer applications/mechanics

Research Interests

  • Advanced composite materials for use in civil infrastructure
  • 3-D computer graphics for visualization of complex behaviors

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training

Cortino Sukotjo

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

John W. Sutherland

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Machining
  • Sustainability

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing and environment/sustainability

Stanislaw Szwaja

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics