Radovan Kovacevic
Herman Brown Chair Professor

B.S., ME, University of Belgrade, YU, 1969
M.S., ME, University of Belgrade, YU, 1972
Ph.D., ME, University of Montenegro, YU, 1978

Research interests include: On-line monitoring and control of manufacturing processes, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Nontraditional Manuf. Processes, Sensing and Control of Welding Processes, Development of Rapid Manuf. Processes.

Andrzej Socha
Research Engineer 

Junjie Ma
Research Engineer

B.S., ME, Hubei University of Technology, China 2004
M.S., ME, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China 2007
Ph.D. ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2013

Research interests include: Laser material processing, heat transfer

Perry Leggett
Research Assistant

B.S., ME and Math, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2009
M.S., ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2010
Ph.D. Candidate, Sensing and control of laser materials processing, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2010-Present

Research interests include: Laser Joining of Aluminum Alloys for the Automotive Industry

 

Joe Anago
Research Assistant

B.S., ME, Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria, 1976
M.S., ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1983
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2010-Present

Research interests include: Fatigue life of welded structures
Mohammed Syed
Research Assistant

B.S. ME, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1987
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1989
M.S. Materials Engineering, University of Houston, 1994
M.B.A. Management Information Systems, University of Houston, 1999

Research Interests: Laser Cladding with WC, Ni alloys and Rare Earth Elements using High Power Direct Diode Laser

Parisa Farahmand
Research Assistant


B.S., ME, Iran University of Science & Technology, Iran, 2007
M.S., ME, University of Tehran, Iran, 2009
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2012-Present

Research interests include: Laser Surface Texturing and Micromachining

Wei Liu
Research Assistant

B.S. Material Science, China University of Petroleum, East China, 2009
M.S. Material Science, China University of Petroleum, East China, 2011
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2012-Present

Research Interest: Laser welding, Laser-arc Hybrid welding, Laser hot-wire welding

Mehdi Mazar Atabaki
Research Assistant

B.S., Materials Engineering-Industrial Metallurgy, Azad University, Iran, 2002
M.S., Materials Engineering-Welding, Science and Research University, Iran 2005
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Malaysia, 2012
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2012-Present

Research Interests: Brazing, welding, soldering, Advanced Materials, Computational and Mathematical Modeling, Solidification, Laser Materials Processing and Biomaterials
Abuagila Slama
Reasearch Assistant

B.S., ME, Tripoli University, Libya, 1988
M.S., ME, Belgrade University, Serbia, 2003
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2012-Present

Research Interest: Predication and studying of Buckling and Distortion by using Laser Welding and Finite Element Method (FEM)

Zhe Zhang
Research Assistant

B.S. Materials Forming and Control Engineering, China University of Petroleum, East China, 2010
B.A. English (Double Major), China University of Petroleum, East China, 2010
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, East China 2013
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas 2013-Present

Research Interest: Laser cladding


Yaoyu Ding
Research Assistant

B.S., ME, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China 2011
M.S., ME, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China 2014
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas 2014-Present

Research Interest: Monitoring and Control of Welding Process
(Petric) Guang Yang
Research Assistant

B.S., Materials Science, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang, China, 2009
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, 2013
Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas 2014-Present

Research Interests include: Alloys and metal matrix composites, grain boundaries and interfacing, mechanical properties at large and small scales, welding and cladding
James Warton
Research Assistant

B.S., Arch, University of Texas at Arlington, 2001
M. Arch, Architectural Association (DRL), United Kingdom, 2006

Ph.D. Candidate, ME, Southern Methodist University, Dallas 2013-Present

Research Interest include:  robotic programming and control for Free-Form DMLS, hybridized additive/subtractive manufacturing and functionally graded metals

Bin Han
Visiting Associate Professor

B.S. Welding Procedure & Equipment, University of Petroleum, China, 1996
M.S. Chemical Engineering Machinery, University of Petroleum, China, 1999
Ph.D. Materials Processing Engineering, Shandong University, 2004

Research Interests include:  laser cladding, composite technology of laser surface modification and chemical heat treatment, and composite pipeline welding technology
Xuebiao Zhang
Visiting Associate Professor

B.S. Metal Materials and Heat Treatment, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China, 1997
M.S. Mechanical Design and Theory, Dalian Polytechnic University, China, 2001
Ph.D. Navel Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China, 2006

Research Interests include: plate forming by laser heating or induction heating
Dennis Tran
Research Assistant

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 2007
M.S. Student, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 2014-present

Research Interests include:  robotic control manufacturing processes