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Ali Beskok
Professor

  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Micro- and nano-scale thermal/fluidic transport processes
    • Bio-microfluidics, nanotechnology and energy systems

Xin-Lin Gao
Professor 

  • Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
    • Solid and structural mechanics, higher-order continuum theories
    • Multi-scale materials modeling and micro- and nano-mechanics
    • Traumatic brain injury, biomechanics, mechanics of soft materials
    • 3-D printed materials, nanocomposites, cellular and porous materials, textile and ballistic materials

Yildirim Hurmuzlu
Professor

  • Dynamics and Control
    • Dynamic systems
    • Control/Biomechanics
    • Robotics, medical visualization, and vibration suppression

MinJun Kim
Professor
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics; Dynamics and Control
    • Microbiorobotics
    • Soft robotics
    • Single molecule biophysics
    • Single cell analysis
    • Micro/nanofluidics

Radovan Kovacevic
Professor

  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Sensing and control of manufacturing processes
    • Additive manufacturing
    • Abrasive waterjet cutting technology
    • Materials processing by high-power lasers
    • Modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in heat-based manufacturing processes

Paul S. Krueger
Professor and Department Chair 
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Unsteady flows
    • Vortex ring formation in starting and pulsed jets for application to propulsion, flow control, and biological locomotion
    • Particulate flows
    • Fluid flow in additive manufacturing
    • Quantitative flow visualization

José Lage
Professor
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Analysis and design of heat and mass transfer processes and equipment

Xu Nie
Associate Professor
  • Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
    • Dynamic behavior of materials and structures
    • Novel Kolsky bar-based high-strain rate characterization techniques
    • Non-destructive damage characterization in heterogeneous materials and X-ray computed micro-tomography.

Volkan Otugen
Professor
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics; Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
    • Experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics
    • Plasma applications to aerodynamics
    • Micro-optical sensor technology

Peter E. Raad
Professor
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Adaptive thermal modeling and laser-based measurements of deep-submicron electronic devices

Edmond Richer
Associate Professor

 

  • Dynamics and Control
    • Robotics
    • Haptic interfaces
    • Bio-Instrumentation
    • Soft and wearable robotics
    • Additive Biomaterials

Wei Tong
Professor

 

  • Solid Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
    • Plasticity and its engineering applications
    • Micromechanics study of materials
    • Digital image correlation strain mapping techniques
    • Biomechanics and biomaterials

David A. Willis
Associate Professor

  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Thermal-based laser micro- and nano-processing, with an emphasis on heat transfer, phase change, and fluid flow occurring during these processes. Applications include laser micromachining of electronic, photonic, and fluidic devices; laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT); nanoparticle fabrication, and fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces