Adjunct Faculty Directory

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Acting Associate Chair, Department of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Michigan-Flint
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Acoustics
  • Noise Control
  • Vibration
  • Real Time Control Systems
  • LabVIEW programming and instruction

Research Interests

  • Advanced Measurements and Signal Processing
  • Acoustic Intensity and Vector Sensors
  • Room Acoustics
  • Acoustic Material Characterization
  • Outdoor Sound Propagation
  • Physical Acoustics
  • NI LabVIEW Data Acquisition and Control
  • Microphones
  • Crowd Noise
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Structural Acoustics
  • Array Signal Processing
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, CEAs-Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Micro-scale Thermophysics
  • Interfacial Transport
  • Capillary Phenomena
  • Cryogenics
  • Neutron Imaging
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Scientific Computing

Richard J. Berkey

  • Adjunct Instructor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Specialties

  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Management
  • Multiphase Flows and Phase-change Phenomena
  • Energy Systems
  • Micro- and Nano-fabrication Techniques

Research Interests

  • Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Microscale Physics of Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer
  • Interfacial Transport Phenomena at Extreme Temperatures and Pressures
  • Multiphase Systems under Harsh Operating Conditions
  • HVAC&R Systems
  • Desalination Systems
  • Micro- and Nano-engineered Materials
  • Energy Conversion and Storage Devices
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Sandia National Laboratories
Troy Bouman

Troy Bouman

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Experience

  • BE 4510 and 5510: Cardiovascular Engineering
  • BE 3350: Introduction to Human Biomechanics

Research Areas

  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular Biofluids
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Patient-Specific Modeling
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Professor Emerita Engineering Management, College of Business

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
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Researcher at Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Associate Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Adjunct Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

    • Lake evaporation
    • Physical limnology
    • Great Lakes weather and climate
    • Surface waves and coastal storms
    • Air-sea interaction
    • Autonomous buoys
    • Watershed hydrology
    • Global and regional climate change 
     

Research Interests

  • Impacts of climate on lake temperature and ice cover
  • Lake surface energy balance studies
  • Marine weather observations and forecasting
  • Great Lakes evaporation and water levels
  • Climate impacts on lake and land surface hydrology
  • Mesoscale and boundary layer meteorology
  • Great Lakes observation networks
  • Societal impacts of climate change
  • Autonomous sensors at the lake-air interface 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • VP - Engineering @ Orbion Space Technology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Numerical modeling and experimental analysis of multi-transport at the microscale and porous media: PEM fuel cells mass transport limitations, diapers, heat pipes, and oil recovery.
  • Shock tube experiments: modeling of violent volcanic eruptions, shock waves propagation on complex structures, dusty supersonic jets expansion, blast absolving materials.
  • Kinetic and diffusive modeling of phase change. Phase change in cryogenic fluid propellants.
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Dean of Engineering, Campbell University
John Naglak

John Naglak

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Grant Ovist

Grant Ovist

  • Adjunct Instructor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Research Engineer, Keweenaw Research Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Acoustics
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Experimental Dynamic Measurements
  • Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
  • Signal Processing
  • 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
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Co-Advisor of Alternative Energy Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

  • Dynamic Systems Modeling and Control
  • Powertrain/Vehicle Control
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Vehicular Emissions and Aftertreatment Systems
  • Building Energy Controls

Research Interests

  • Modeling and Control of Energy Systems
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Advanced Combustion Engines
  • Energy Control of Buildings in a Smart Grid
  • HVAC/Climate Controls
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Technical Fellow at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • 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
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Human Factors in Transportation

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensors and electronics
  • Wearable robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Human factors
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Senior Engineer, Orbion Space Technology

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Propulsion
  • Plasma Physics
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Electrospray

Areas of Interest

  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Space simulation facilities
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center, Sandia National Laboratories

Stas Zinchik

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Principal, ZiTechnologies, Inc.
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