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Oklahoma State University

Faculty

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

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
  • Virtual Sensors for Vapor Compression Systems
  • Evaporators, especially with respect to
    • Flow Control and Flow Distribution
    • Frosting and Fouling
    • Optimization of Defrost Process
  • Compressor Performance Improvement
  • Heat Recovery

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Dynamics and Controls
  • Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Planning, Control, and Estimation for Unmanned Systems
  • Sense-and-Avoid
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Integration of UAS into National Airspace

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor
MAE Lab Director

Areas of Interest

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

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

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

Professor
Noble Foundation Chair

Areas of Interest

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

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Continental Resources Chair of Petroleum Engineering

E-mail:  geir.hareland@okstate.edu
Profile on ChE page

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

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

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Advanced Numerical Methods
  • Turbulence
  • Turbulence Modeling: DNS, LES and Hybrid URANS/LES
  • Aerodynamics
  • Geophysical Flows
  • Lagrangian Transport and Particulate Flows
  • Flow Control
  • Reduced order Modeling
  • Inverse Problems
  • Bio-fluid Dynamics
  • Multimaterial and Multiphase Flows
  • Moving Boundary Phenomena
  • Plasma Physics

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

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

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

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

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

Clinical Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

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

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 

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Solid and Structural Dynamics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Acoustic Metamaterials
  • Smart/ Adaptive/ Multifunctional Structures and Materials
  • Flexible Nanocomposites

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)

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • AERO Engineering Lab

Regent's Service Professor and Director

Areas of Interest

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

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

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

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence modeling and large eddy simulations
  • Geophysical flows
  • Multiphase and multimaterial flows 
  • High performance computing
  • Model reduction and optimization
  • Computational mathematics and numerical methods

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

Professor
C.F. Colcord Professor

Areas of Interest

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

Regents Professor
OG&E Energy Technology Chair

Areas of Interest

Research Professor
Director, New Product Development Center

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Mechanics and Process Optimization of Transfer Printing Techniques for Micro-electronic Systems
  • Mechanical Actuators and Sensors
  • Bio-inspired and Bio-integrated Electronics
  • Theoretical and Experimental Solid Mechanics

Emeritus Faculty

Associate Professor
Emeritus, Retired 8/1/2012

Areas of Interest

  • Basic and Applied Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, and Acoustics
  • Flow Visualization, Flow Field Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Turbulent and Transitional Boundary Layers and Free Shear Flows
  • Boundary Layer Drag Reduction and Active Flow Control
  • Aerodynamic Noise and Flow-Acoustic Interactions
  • Fluid Dynamics of Air Filtration and Filter Testing
  • Micro Flows and Micro Filtration
  • Industrial Aerodynamics and Flow Control
  • Turbulence and Chemical Sensor Measurements of Slurries

Professor
Department Head, Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Computer Vision & Machine Learning
  • Dynamics and Control of Electromechanical Systems
  • Mechatronics and Automation
  • Vibrating Screen Technology
  • Oil & Gas Drilling and Fluid Mechanics

NOTE: Professor Hoberock is no longer accepting new students into his research group.

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Combustion
  • Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fuels, Flammability, Fires and Flames
  • Fire Investigation Technical Aspects
  • Technical Aspects of Explosions
  • Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Combustion, Aerodynamics, Fires, Fuels, Sprays, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics
  • Software Development in Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, and Combustion
  • Modeling and Prediction of Swirl Flows with Application to Furnaces and Combustors
  • Fundamental Modeling Study of Pulverized Coal
  • Computer Simulation of Local Destratification
  • Investigations of Flowfields Found in Typical Combustor Geometries
  • Lateral Jet Injection into Typical Combustor Flowfields
  • Three-Dimensional Fluid Mixing Prediction
  • Theoretical Combustion Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Air Pollution
  • Gas Turbine Combustion
  • Swirl Flows

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Acoustics
  • Instrumentation
  • Vibrations
  • Desigs

P. E.
Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Web Flutter
  • Flow-Induced Vibrations
  • Bi-Stable Flows
  • Stratified Flows
  • Alternative Energy

P. E.
Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Material Properties and Processing
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Fatigue, Embrittlement and Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Corrosion
  • Failure Analysis

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Dynamic Systems and Control
  • Nonlinear Uncertain Systems
  • Real-Time Distributed Systems