Members

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Microscopic Imaging Techniques
  • Micro-/nano-fabrications
  • Cellular Sensing & Single Protein Tracking

Research Interests

  • Opto-electric Cellular Sensing
  • Microfluidics and Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Droplet Impingement on Patterned Metal Surfaces
  • Evaporation of Thin Films and Droplets
  • Multiscale Interface Phenomena
  • Neutron imaging
  • Fluid Flow-induced Shear Effect on Chondrons; Regeneration of pericellular matrix from chondrocytes using microencapsulation;
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Stem cell and tissue engineering
  • Nano-biomaterials
  • Mechanical characterization of advanced materials
  • Sensors and actuators in medical device
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • John F. and Joan M. Calder Endowed Professor in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Capillary Flow
  • Interfacial Transport Phenomena
  • Fuel Cells
  • Phase-Change Heat Transfer
  • Microgravity Fluid Physics

Research Interests

  • Stability of evaporating and condensing liquid films
  • Capillary-Scale Gas-Liquid Flow
  • Near-Field Optical Diagnostics
  • Thermal and Mass Transport in Porous Media and Fuel Cells
  • Low-gravity fluid dynamics
  • Weak Atmospheric Shock Waves
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, College of Business

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Research Interests

  • Coupled human and environmental systems
  • Fishery economics and management
  • Computable General Equilibrium Modeling
  • Regional Natural Resource Economic Modeling 
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Aerospace and space engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Research Interests

  • Rarefied and non-equilibrium gas dynamics
  • Plasma simulations
  • Electric propulsion
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellow

Research Interests

  • Particulate processing
  • Chemistry and thermodynamics of metals extraction; physical separation processes,
  • Sustainable raw materials production
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Faculty member of Center for Data Sciences at the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)
  • Faculty member of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • Duke University, Durham
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona

Research Expertise

  • Bayesian Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Scientific Machine Learning
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Materials Modeling
  • Biomedical Imaging and Inverse Problems
  • Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor (Space Systems), Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Space Systems Research Group
  • Faculty Advisor, Aerospace Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Propulsion
  • Plasma Physics
  • Optical Fluid Diagnostics

Research Interests

  • Design of in-situ electrostatic probes
  • Ion-energy analysis and time-of-flight mass spectrometry
  • Doppler laser cooling of trapped ions
  • Optical flow diagnostics
  • Antimatter confinement
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Faculty Website

Teaching

  • CM2110 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering I (Material and Energy Balance) (Fall 2020)

Research Interests

  • Chemical sensors and biosensors
  • Advanced sensing materials
  • Electronic noses/tongues
  • Sensor and sensor-array chemometrics/data analytics
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Scientific Computing

Research Interests

  • Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Mechanics of Soft Matter
  • Biological and Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow Through Porous Media
  • Micro and Nano Fluidics
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Understanding the identities, occurrence, and transformation of aerosol organic compounds
  • Identifying organic aerosol constituents from a variety of atmospheric environments
  • Exploration of new LC column chemistries with ultrahigh pressure pumps for fast and thorough separations
  • Aqueous reaction pathways
  • 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.
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Multiscale, multiphysics modeling of aging in polymers & polymer composites
  • Degradation of metallic implants in physiological environment
  • Fracture, damage and impact behavior on materials
  • Analysis, design and testing of novel multifunctional lightweight polymer composite materials
  • Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Application of high-throughput methods to understand biology of infectious microbes. (Techniques: Phage display, SELEX, High-throughput DNA sequencing)
  • Developing DNA-based point-of-care detection system  for vector-borne pathogens. (Techniques: LAMP)
  • Biochemistry Education

 

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Director, Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)
  • SAE Aero Faculty Advisor

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Ex-situ and in-situ characterization of transport properties through porous media
  • Proton exchange membrane fuel cell in-situ diagnostics and modeling
  • Fuel cell systems modeling and analysis
  • Primary / secondary metal-air battery diagnostics and modeling
  • Gas-liquid two-phase flows in microchannels
  • Shock wave compression in microchannels

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in multiscale/multiphase systems
  • Thermo-fluid system diagnostics, modeling, and optimization
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells for automotive application
  • Renewable energy
  • Combustion dynamics modeling
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Multiplanetary INnovation Enterprise (MINE) Faculty Advisor

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • Space System Engineering
  • Space Resource Utilization
  • Senior Design Capstone / Enterprise Project
  • Product Realization

Areas of Expertise

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Engineering Design Process
  • System Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Architecture)
  • Extreme Environment Design
  • Civil and Mining Engineering
  • Education
  • Optimization and Modeling

Research Interests

  • Extreme Environment Technologies (Space, Underwater, Mining, Arctic, etc.)
  • Excavation and Mining Technology
  • Planetary Science and Exploration
  • In-Situ Resource Utilization
  • Space Mining and Construction
  • Design Optimization
  • Robotics and Automation
  • System Engineering and Integration
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Experience

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomicrofluidics for Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Device and Biosensors
  • Electrical Properties of Materials
  • Basic Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Circulating tumor cells
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Rare cell isolation and single-cell analysis
  • Microfluidics, BioMEMS devices, Biosensors
  • 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