For detailed information on faculty research interests, please visit our department website.
Our faculty focus on three broad research areas:
Primary Contact: Eric Wang
Major Focus: Emphasizes biomechanics, design of sports equipment and vehicle dynamics.
Primary Contact: Cahit Evrensel
Major Focus: Emphasizes solid/liquid and solid/vapor interactions in bio-systems such as fluid mechanics issues in pulmonary airways.
Primary Contact: Faramarz Gordaninejad
Major Focus: Basic and applied research in the areas of advanced materials, structures and systems.
Primary Contact: Kam K. Leang
Major Focus: Advanced control, mechatronics, and dynamic systems modeling and their applications to scanning probe microscopy, nanopositioning, and micro-autonomous systems.
Primary Contact: Richard Wirtz
Major Focus: Research on novel heat transfer materials, equipment and thermal processes.
Primary Contact: Yanyao Jiang
Major Focus: Dedicated to the experimental investigation of mechanical behavior of materials. Equipped with state-of-the-art servohydraulic material testing systems with computer controls and data acquisition, extensometry, metallurgical optical microscope and more.
Primary Contact: Miles Greiner
Major Focus: Development and experimental benchmark of computational tools to predict the thermal response of spent nuclear fuel transport and storage casks during normal and fire accident conditions.
Primary Contact: Emil Geiger
Major Focus: Polymer microsystems, microfluids, soft MEMS.
Primary Contact: Shen-Yi Luo
Major Focus: Dedicated to developing and evaluating novel tooling systems for quick composite fabrication.
Primary Contact: Chanwoo Park
Major Focus: Research on two-phase heat transfer (capillary-driven boiling and condensation), thermal processes and renewable energy systems.