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
L. Andrew Maciula Professor of Engineering

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.

Assistant 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
C.M. Leonard Professor

Areas of Interest

Taylor, Robert M.

Research Professor
Director, New Product Development Center

Young, Gary E.

Professor

Areas of Interest

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