Faculty

Arena, Andrew S., Jr.

Professor
T. J. Cunningham Chair

Areas of Interest

  • Aerospace Vehicle Stability and Control
  • Unsteady and High Angle of Attack Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Nonlinear Flight Dynamics
  • Aircraft Performance

Chowdhary, Girish

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Large-scale and long-duration collaborative autonomy, with particular focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Adaptive-optimal control and decision making for stochastic dynamical systems, including adaptive control, reinforcement learning, partially observable Markov decision processes
  • Transfer learning of control and decision making policies
  • Hierarchal Bayesian Nonparametric models for machine learning and control
  • Perception, simultaneous localization and mapping, and GPS denied navigation
  • Information aware, large-scale distributed estimation, control, and planning
  • Guidance, Navigation, Control, flight dynamics, planning, and avionics integration for manned and unmanned aircraft
  • Emerging control applications: feedback Bio-Control, autonomous drilling, Quantum control

Conner, Joseph P.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
MAE Lab Director

Areas of Interest

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Aircraft Design, Fabrication and Testing
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechatronics

Cremaschi, Lorenzo

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Energy conversion systems and equipment
  • Micro-refrigeration systems and micro-pumps
  • Heat pumps, air conditioning, refrigeration
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Food refrigeration and food freezing
  • Waste heat management and work recovery
  • Natural refrigerants and mixture thermodynamics
  • Electronics cooling and thermal management

Delahoussaye, Ronald D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Computer Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
  • Design Optimization
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Mechanism Design and Analysis
  • Robotics
  • Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

Elbing, Brian R.

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Flow Control
  • Flow Visualization and Imaging
  • Drag Reduction
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Fluid-structure-interactions
  • High-speed gear Lubrication
  • Flow Noise Reduction
  • Acoustics

Fisher, Daniel E.

Department Head
Professor
Albert H. Nelson, Jr. Chair

Areas of Interest

  • Building and Thermal Systems Research Group
  • Building energy analysis and load calculation
  • Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow
  • Thermal system simulation and design
  • Displacement ventilation and chilled ceiling systems
  • Simulation of Building Systems

Gaeta, Richard J.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Turbomachinery Aerodynamics
  • Cooling Design
  • Hypersonic Propulsion

Ghajar, Afshin J.

Regents Professor
John Brammer Endowed Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Two-Phase Flow Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer in Mini/Micro Channels
  • Mixed Convection Heat Transfer
  • Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

Good, J. Keith

Professor
Noble Foundation Chair

Areas of Interest

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Machine Design and Analysis
  • Materials and Failure Analysis
  • Instrumentation¬†

Hanan, Jay C.

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

Harimkar, Sandip P.

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Spark Plasma Sintering: Amorphous alloys, Nanoceramics, Nanocomposites
  • Pulse Electrodeposition: Amorphous and Nanocomposite Coatings
  • Laser Processing of Materials: Machining, Forming, Micromachining
  • Surface Engineering: Ceramic-, Composite-, and Amorphous-Coatings
  • Biomaterials: Processing, Characterization and Mechanical/Bio-properties
  • Nanotechnology: Nano-composites and Nano-coatings
  • Thermal Modeling

Hatami-Marbini, Hamed

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Solid Mechanics and Multiscale Computational Analysis of Materials
  • Micro and Nano Mechanics of Materials
  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials
  • Mechanics of Natural Composite Materials
  • Mechanics of Random Media

Jacob, Jamey D.

P. E.
Professor
Ray & Linda Booker Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Aerodynamics
  • UAV Design & Flight Testing
  • Vortex Dynamics
  • Flow Control
  • Bio-Fluid Flow
  • Plasma Physics
  • Inflatable Aerostructures

Jin, Xiaoliang

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Micro-Machining
  • Nano-Machining
  • Machining of Aerospace Materials
  • Cutting Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Precision Control of Machine Tools

Kalkan, A. Kaan

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Nanodevices, Nanosensors
  • Bottom-Up Nanofabrication via Plasma/Solution Chemistry
  • Single Molecule Detection and Imaging
  • Biomedical Monitoring

Kidd, James A.

Clinical Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Manned and Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration and Flight Test
  • Flight Dynamics and Controls
  • Aero-Optics and Sensors
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Engineering Professional Development

Klopfstein, Matthew J.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Near Surface Characterization
  • Nanoindentation
  • Ultraprecision Manufacturing

Lucca, Don A.

CMFgE
Regents Professor
Herrington Chair in Advanced Materials

Areas of Interest

  • Surface mechanics/surface engineering
  • Nanomechanical properties of materials
  • Ion-solid interactions
  • Precision engineering
  • Ultraprecision manufacturing and synthesis processes¬†

Moallem, Ehsan

Lecturer

Areas of Interest

  • Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heat Exchangers and Microchannels
  • Heat Transfer Calculation and Two-Phase Flow
  • Experimental Measurements of Flow
  • Refrigeration Cycles and Heat Pumps
  • Numerical Simulation (CFD)

Morton, Jeremy A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Engineering Education Software
  • Approximation Theory and Computational Modeling
  • Acoustics
  • Optimization of Complex Systems

O'Donnell, Paul H.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • AERO Engineering Lab

Pagilla, Prabhakar R.

Professor
Centennial Professor in Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Large-Scale Complex Systems: Distributed control; decentralized control; interconnected systems; manufacturing processes; applications to web handling systems, and autonomous vehicles (UAVs).
  • Information Storage Systems: Design, modeling and control of hard disc drives; modeling and control of web processing systems.
  • Sensors: Design and development of sensors for monitoring and control; sensor networks.
  • Biomedical Systems: Design and development of small robotic devices for colonoscopy; drug delivery using magnetically responsive nanoparticles.
  • Mechatronics: Real-time control; robotic machining processes; modeling and control of constrained mechanical systems.
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Systems: Robust and adaptive control; output feedback control; friction compensation; modeling of belt compliance and backlash in mechanical transmission systems.

Reid, Karl N.

Regent's Service Professor and Director

Areas of Interest

  • Web Handling
  • Longitudinal Dynamics
  • Control Strategies
  • Dynamic Systems & Control
  • Fluid Control Systems

Sallam, Khaled A.

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Holography
  • Atomization & Sprays
  • Droplet-based Microfluidics
  • Nanofibers and Nanoparticles
  • Bio-Flows

Santhanakrishnan, Arvind

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Flow control
  • Vortex dynamics
  • Experimental fluid dynamics & non-invasive imaging
  • Medical device design, development and testing

Singh, Raman P.

Professor
C.F. Colcord Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Experimental Mechanics and Advanced Materials
  • Composites
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Polymer Derived Ceramics

Spitler, Jeffrey D.

Regents Professor
OG&E Energy Technology Chair

Areas of Interest

Taylor, Robert M.

Research Professor
Director, New Product Development Center