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Faculty & Staff

Department Chair

  • Yuwen Zhang
  • Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


  • Faculty

  • Josiah Bryan
  • Assistant Teaching Professor

  • Hsiu-hung "Simon" Chen
  • Assistant Research Professor

  • • High-heat-flux thermal management
  • • µ-fluidic and Hierarchical Surface in Micro/Nano Scale
  • • Biopreservation Technology
  • Chung-Lung (C.L.) Chen
  • Professor

  • • Thermal management, flow control and microfluidics
  • • Power generation and renewable energy
  • • Multidisciplinary modeling and integration
  • Jinn-Kuen Chen
  • William & Nancy Thompson Distinguished Professor

  • • Ultrashort laser-material interactions
  • • Composite materials/structures
  • • Computational mechanics
  • Mun Choi
  • President of the UM System

  • Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy
  • Professor

  • • Manufacturing design
  • • Computer-aided manufacturing and design
  • • Product realization process
  • Roger Fales
  • Associate Professor

  • • Automatic control systems
  • • Fluid power systems
  • • Medical devices
  • Zaichun "Frank" Feng
  • Director of Graduate Studies

  • • Nonlinear dynamics
  • • Vibration control and acoustics for noise suppression
  • • Micro electrico-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Vitaly Gruzdev
  • Assistant Research Professor

  • • Ultrafast laser-material interactions
  • • Ultrafast laser nanoparticle interactions
  • • Physics of condensed matter
  • Xu Han
  • Assistant Research Professor

  • • Cell and tissue cryopreservation
  • • Micro-scale thermodynamics
  • • Phase transition and heat/mass transfer
  • Guoliang Huang
  • Associate Professor

  • • Modling and Characterization of Acoustic/Elastic Metamaterials, Multifunctional Materials and Bio-inspired Materials
  • • Wave Propagation and Vibration, Structural Health Monitoring
  • • Smart Materials and Sensor Systems
  • Sanjeev Khanna
  • C.W. LaPierre Professor

  • • Solid mechanics and nano-mechanical behavior of materials
  • • Energy efficiency
  • • Introducing problem based learning (PBL) in engineering curriculum
  • Craig Kluever
  • Professor

  • • Guidance and control of aerospace vehicles
  • • Orbital mechanics
  • • Optimal control and estimation
  • Hao Li
  • Professor

  • • Nano materials
  • • Biomaterials
  • • Thin films and coatings
  • Jian Lin
  • Assistant Professor

  • • Nanomaterials synthesis and processing
  • • Energy conversion/storage
  • • Electronics
  • Yuyi Lin
  • Associate Professor, P.E.

  • • Machine design; Mechanical spring and valve train dynamics
  • • Adsorbent natural gas process and equipment
  • • High-pressure/high-temperature manufacturing
  • Stephen Lombardo
  • Professor

  • • Ceramic materials and ceramic processing
  • • Electronic ceramics
  • • Transport phenomena and kinetics
  • Sudarshan K. Loyalka
  • Curators' Professor

  • Hongbin "Bill" Ma
  • C.W. LaPierre Professor

  • • Phase-change heat transfer and heat pipes
  • • Electronics cooling and thermal management
  • • Ejector refrigeration
  • Noah D. Manring
  • Glen A. Barton Professor

  • • Fluid power
  • • Machine design
  • • Sustainable energy systems
  • Yijin Mao
  • Assistant Research Professor

  • Matt Maschmann
  • Assistant Professor

  • • Nanoscale material synthesis and assembly
  • • Nanoscale mechanics
  • • Transport phenomena
  • Jacob A. McFarland
  • Assistant Professor

  • • Shock Driven Mixing and Turbulence
  • • Supercritical CO2 Heat Transfer
  • • Multiphase Turbulence
  • Sabiha Naz
  • Associate Teaching Professor

  • • Photoneutron generation in D20 System
  • • Criticality studies for uranium-D20 system
  • • Nuclear waste management
  • Steven Neal
  • Associate Professor

  • • Ultrasonic characterization of materials
  • • Solid mechanics
  • • Nondestructive evaluation
  • P. "Frank" Pai
  • C.W. LaPierre Professor

  • • Design of highly flexible deployable/inflatable structures
  • • Structural damage inspection and nonlinear dynamics
  • • Finite element methods and applications of smart materials
  • Chanwoo Park
  • Associate Professor

  • • Multi-scale phase change heat transfer
  • • Thermal management
  • • Rechargeable batteries
  • Gary Solbrekken
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • • Biological heat transfer
  • • Solid state energy conversion and metrology development
  • • Thermal management of electronic and nuclear components
  • James E. (Jim) Thompson
  • Professor

  • • Electro-optics and lasers
  • • Electrical breakdown phenomena in gases, liquids, solids, and vacuum
  • • High voltage, high current, pulsed power systems and devices
  • Robert Tzou
  • James C. Dowell Professor

  • • Microscale heat transfer
  • • Ultrafast laser-material interactions
  • • Solid mechanics
  • Richard Whelove
  • Resident Instructor

  • Robert Winholtz
  • Associate Professor

  • • Materials science
  • • X-ray topography and residual stresses
  • • Neutron radiography
  • Ming Xin
  • Associate Professor

  • • Guidance, Control, and Estimation of Aerospace Vehicles
  • • Flight Mechanics
  • • Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Dynamic Systems
  • Qingsong Yu
  • Professor

  • • Surface modification of materials
  • • Biomedical materials and devices
  • • Plasma technology and its applications
  • Yuwen Zhang
  • Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • • Heat transfer in multiphase systems
  • • Ultrafast and high-energy laser materials interaction
  • • Multiscale modeling and simulation

  • Joint / Courtesy Faculty

  • Zhen Chen
  • C.W. LaPierre Professor

  • • Nanotechnology
  • • Simulation of structural failure for extreme conditions
  • • Multi-physical and multi-scale phenomena in engineering and life science problems
  • Thomas D. Sewell
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry

  • Yangchuan Xing
  • Professor

  • • Sustainable chemical manufacturing
  • • Electrocatalysis and electrochemical engineering
  • • Particle technology

  • Emeritus Faculty


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