Department of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E., North Carolina State University, 1995; M.S.M.E., Purdue University, 1997; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001
Heat transfer and phase change; Laser ablation and micromachining; Microscale heat transfer
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Experimental, time-resolved diagnostics of short pulse-width laser ablation and micromachining processes; Debris-free laser micromachining of thin metal films; Member of ASME and SPIE; Member of Pi Tau Sigma
Our experimental research is vital for understanding physical phenomena and for using gained knowledge to develop practical engineering systems. Experimental research also gives students a strong physical basis for material learned in the classroom. Such a background is valuable even for students who wish to pursue a career in computational research.