Emeriti Faculty Directory

  • Professor Emeritus, College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics and Materials Science

Research Interests

  • Porosity/Diffusivity theory
  • Dislocation patterning
  • Strain gradient theory
  • Material instabilities
  • Nanomechanics
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Heat Transfer
  • I. C. Engines
  • Torque Converter
  • Infrared Radiometry
  • Infrared & Microwave Telemetry

Research Interests

  • Spray Impingement Signatures in a High Speed Direct Injection Diesel
  • Microwave Telemetry Technique for Measurements in Reciprocating and Rotating Machinery
  • Piston Heat Transfer in a Direct-Injection, Two-Stroke Engine
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Faculty Advisor, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

  • Design of Mechanical Systems
  • Bioengineering
  • Manufacturing

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing variation on the response of planar and three-dimensional mechanisms
  • Influence of design parameters on the wear rates of gerotor types
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Noise Control
  • Vibrations
  • Signal Analysis

Research Interests

  • Analysis of vibrational energy flow through structures
  • Incorporating laser Doppler vibration measurements
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Atomization

Research Interests

  • Design of fuel injectors which produce enhanced atomization and spray patterns for port-fuel-injectioned spark-ignited engines
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Micromechanical Systems
  • Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Micromechanical machining processes
  • Microsystem design
  • Bionanotechnologies
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Applications of the finite element method to problems in biomechanics and other areas of mechanical engineering
  • Computer modeling and simulation of mechanical systems
  • Development of computer aided design methodologies for optimization of mechanical designs
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Mechanics
  • Sports Safety

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Areas of Expertise
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Diesels
  • Air Pollution
  • Emissions Modeling

Research Interests

  • Diesel Aftertreatment Experimental and Modeling Studies
  • Diesel Aftertreatment System Controls
  • Heavy duty Vehicle Technologies for Reducing Fuel Consumption
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Phytomechanics

Research Interests

  • Experimental mechanics
  • Composite panel design
  • Phytomechanics
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Education
  • High-Tech Training
  • Noise and Vibrations
  • Heat Transfer
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Problem Solving and Communications
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Data-Dependent Systems Modeling
  • Computer Control
  • Machine Vision
  • Nanometrology

Research Interests

  • Systems analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Control
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Finite Elements

Research Interests

  • Estimating rigid body properties from force and acceleration measurements
  • Dynamics of cable systems
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Retired July 2022

Areas of Expertise

  • Ceramics
  • Impact Phenomena
  • Wave Propagation
  • Computer Simulation of Explosive - Metal Systems

Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior
  • Characterization and processing of ceramics
  • Shock deformation including microstructural effects and dynamic fracture of metals and ceramics
  • Impact phenomena
  • Computer simulation of wave phenomena
  • Explosive-metal interaction and fragmentation
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Design
  • Kinematics
  • Vibration
  • Modal Analysis
  • NVH
  • Noise Path Analysis
  • Sound Quality

Research Interests

  • Design and experimental modal analysis of dynamic structures
  • 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
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer with Phase Change

Research Interests

  • Convective heat transfer with and without phase change
  • Heat-transfer augmentation
  • Heat transfer under microgravity conditions
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Developing and using computational tools for stress analysis and design
  • Pedagogy of teaching mechanics of materials
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Vibration
  • Modal Analysis
  • Acoustics

Research Interests

  • Experimental Vibro-Acoustics
  • NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness)
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Stress Analysis
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Magnetoelasticity

Research Interests

  • Plow blade shape optimization
  • Magnetoelastic deformation and buckling