Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Lecturers Directory

Nancy Barr

  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Engineering Communications Program

Links of Interest

James DeClerck

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

Office Hours

by appointment

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

Links of Interest

Pedagogic Interests

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Numerical methods for differential equations
  • Symbolic solution packages

Research Interests

  • Numerical solutions and applications to engineering of non-linear partial differential equations
  • Low Reynolds Number fluid physics

Cameron Hadden

  • Lecturer, 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

Jaclyn Johnson

  • Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Research Engineer

Teaching Interests

  • Energy ThermoFluids Courses - Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines
  • Mechanics Courses - Statics, Mechanics of Materials

Research Interests

  • Fundamentals of Diesel Spray and Combustion, Spark Ignition
  • Spray Combustion
  • Optical and Laser Diagnostics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Thermophysical Properties; Spray & Combustion Modeling

V.C. Rao Komaravolu

  • Principal Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • PACE Coordinator
  • Indian Student Association Faculty Advisor

Areas of Expertise

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Computer Aided Design

Research Interests

  • Survey of heat transfer in electrical machines
  • Techniques of temperature measurement in rotating systems
  • Prediction of temperature distribution in electrical machines using network analyzer
  • Scale model studies of large capacity turbo-generators
  • Studies on sprayer performance in deaerators
  • Estimation of heat transfer coefficients in industrial steam turbines

Steven Ma

  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Design of Mobile Drilling Equipment
  • Hydraulics and Electro-Hydraulic Control
  • Welding & Fatigue
  • Bolted Joints Design
  • FEA in Structural, Thermal, and Fluid Dynamics
  • Mechanism 

Research Interests

  • Drilling Technology
  • Hydraulics
  • Buckling
  • Welding & Fatigue 

Radheshyam Tewari

  • Senior Lecturer
  • 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