Research Faculty Directory

Carl L. Anderson

  • 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

John E. Beard

  • 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

Steven Goldsmith

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Research Professor, Computer Science

John H. Johnson

  • 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

Guy Meadows

  • Director, Marine Engineering Laboratory
  • Robbins Professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Large scale field experimentation in the Inland Seas of the Great Lakes and coastal oceans
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and prediction
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous environmental monitoring platforms (surface and sub-surface)
  • Underwater acoustic remote sensing
  • Marine engineering

Myoungkuk Park

  • Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Multi-Robot System Control
  • Robot/Autonomous Vehicle Navigation
  • Control of Large Scale Stochastic Process
  • System Modeling and Optimization
  • Design of Automated Material Handling
  • System in Smart Factory
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Data Analytics

William W. Predebon

  • 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

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

Charles D. Van Karsen

  • 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

Mark R Vaughn

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
Robert Warrington

Robert Warrington

  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Kai Zhou

  • Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Structural Health Monitoring, Prognosis and Diagnosis
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Design Optimization
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics