Steven Borgelt Associate Professor, P.E. Director of Undergraduate Studies 254 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-7549 BorgeltS@missouri.edu PhD from Texas A&M University MS and BS from the University of Missouri Machine system design Renewable energy Steve Borgelt is an associate professor and the director of undergraduate studies in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. Borgelt has worked in the private sector and for state government and is a registered professional engineer. He has been an MU faculty member since 1989 and has won numerous teaching and advising awards, including the MU Faculty Award for Student Development. Online tags: Agriculture, Design, Energy Bioengineering Borgelt, Steven Christine Costello Assistant Professor E3437N Lafferre 573-882-8908 costelloc@missouri.edu MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University BS from Temple University Sustainble Engineering Agricultural Systems Environmental Engineering Christine Costello is an assistant research professor with the Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department. Her research interests include systems sustainability, specifically the evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient flows, water and land use associated with current and potential agricultural systems and management options. Costello uses life cycle assessment and fate and transport models to link land-based anthropogenic activities to impacts incurred by ecosystems. She is particularly focused on food consumption and the role of human behavior as a driver for agricultural production. Specifically, she uses environmentally-extended input-output life cycle assessment (EE-IO LCA) techniques to evaluate environmental impacts throughout production supply chains the U.S. economy. She also evaluates biofuels at the systems level using sustainability metrics, e.g., greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient pollution. Similarly, she models how biofuel co-products, e.g., distiller’s grains, impact livestock and human feed/food production and supply chains. Online tags: Agriculture, Biofuels, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability Bioengineering Costello, Christine Shinghua Ding Associate Professor 324E Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center 573-884-2489 DingS@missouri.edu PhD from State University of New York BSE from Zhejiang University of Technology Fluorescent imaging Molecular and cellular function in central nervous system Neurodegenerative disease Shinghua Ding is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also an investigator at MU’s Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. His current research focuses on the glial and neuronal function in the central nervous system in health and disease. A variety of state-of-the-art techniques, including two-photon in vivo fluorescent imaging, patch-clamp, molecular biology and viral transduction, are used in his research. Cellular and molecular mechanisms related to neuronal damage following ischemia are being investigated. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Imaging Bioengineering Ding, Shinghua Kevin Gillis Professor 222B Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center 573-884-8805 GillisK@missouri.edu DSc, MS and BS from Washington University BA from St. Louis University Biomedical engineering Electrophysiology Bio-micro electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS) Kevin D. Gillis is a professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at MU’s School of Medicine. He is also an investigator at MU’s Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. His current research includes developing microchip devices to assay cell secretion. Gillis also is working on research that seeks to characterize fast and slow Ca2+ sensing for exocytosis in individual cells using state-of-the-art optical and patch-clamp techniques, which allow both fine control of [Ca2+] and high-time-resolution measurements of the kinetics of exocytosis. His project’s central hypothesis is that there are multiple Ca2+ sensors that control distinct steps in exocytosis. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology Bioengineering Gillis, Kevin Sheila Grant Associate Dean of Research Professor 250 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-884-9666 GrantSA@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from Iowa State University Diagnostic biosensors Micro- and nano-fabrication for sensor platforms Biomaterials Sheila A. Grant is associate dean of research in the College of Engineering and a professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. A former post-doctoral researcher and research engineer for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, Grant has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Pork Board, the Missouri Beef Council Agency, Medtronic, Covidien, MTF Inc. and the Department of Agriculture via a subcontract with the University of Minnesota. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Materials, Nanotechnology, Sensors Bioengineering Grant, Sheila Li-Qun "Andrew" Gu Associate Professor 221 Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center 573-882-2057 GuL@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from Nankai University Nanopore technology Membrane protein biophysics Biomedical research Li-Qun “Andrew” Gu is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department and Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Missouri. With research interests in biomolecular engineering and nanobiotechnology, his interdisciplinary lab integrates a variety of single-molecule detection technologies, including aptamer-encoded nanopores. His goal is to develop nanosensor devices that can both detect clinically important biomarkers and probe biomolecular interactions. Research topics include: detection in personalized medicine with tools of biomolecular engineering and nanobiotechnology; single molecule detection through biosensors and biochips; and protein ion channel structure, function and design. Currently he is developing “smart nanopores” as the next generation of single-molecule biosensors for point-of-care detection in personalized medicine and biodefense. Gu has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award and funding from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new approaches to the electronic detection of proteins, DNAs and their interactions. His research has been published in the journals Nature, Science and PNAS. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology Bioengineering Gu, Li-Qun “Andrew” Heather Hunt Associate Professor 263 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-8202 HuntHK@missouri.edu PhD and MS from California Institute of Technology BS from Iowa State University Optical biosensors Optoelectronic materials and devices Surface chemistry Heather Hunt is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. She was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her doctoral work and worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California. She was awarded the 2010-2011 WiSE Merit Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research and the 2015 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award for her current biosensors research at Mizzou. Her work explores the interfaces between surface chemistry, structure, composition and bulk, physical properties of advanced materials for optics, electronics and environmental applications with a focus on the development of new techniques and materials systems that allow tailoring of optoelectronic material properties at the molecular level. Using principles of rational design and self-assembly, she designs and characterizes novel, nanostructured materials for optoelectronic devices. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Materials, Nanotechnology, Optics, Sensors Bioengineering Hunt, Heather William Jacoby Associate Professor 236 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-0456 JacobyW@missouri.edu PhD and BS from the University of Colorado Air-cleaning applications Conversion of biomass to fuels Renewable energy technologies William Jacoby is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department. He is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. He directs the Modular Biomass Process Development Laboratory focusing on upstream processing, thermochemical conversion and downstream processing of biomass into energy fuels and chemicals. Upstream processing projects include innovative approaches to dewatering and applications of fluid power for feeding three phases (solids, liquids and vapors) into a high-pressure, high-temperature environment. Conversion projects include catalyst-mediated biomass gasification and combustion in supercritical water and applications of nanotechnology for biomass thermochemical conversion. Downstream processing projects include equilibrium phase separations of solids, liquids and vapors at high-pressure and high-temperature (including carbon sequestration) and hot gas clean up. The extraction of lipids from soybeans and other types of oil plants using supercritical fluids is also under investigation. In this context, an exploration of the microalgae-to-oil process has begun involving an exploration of photobioreactor design, harvesting, dewatering, extraction and transesterification. This work draws on past interests in photocatalysis and microalgal hydrogen production. A systems approach is also adopted during the development of a comprehensive biomass use model. RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES Hendry, D., Miller, A., Wilkinson, N., Wickramathilaka, M., Espanani, R. and Jacoby, W. A. “Exploration of High Pressure Separations of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide.” Journal of CO2 Utilization 3–4 (2013) 37–43.Wilkinson, N., Hendry, D., Venkitasamy, C. and Jacoby, W.A. “Study of process variables in supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of soybeans.” Food Science and Technology International 20(1) (2013), 63-70.Wilkinson, N., Wickramathilaka, M., Hendry, D., Miller, A., Espanani, R., and Jacoby, W.A. “Rate determination of supercritical water gasification of primary sewage sludge as a replacement for anaerobic digestion.” Bioresource Technology, 124 (2012) 269–275 Miller, A., Hendry, D., Jacoby, W.A. “Gasification of Algae in Supercritical Water to Produce High-value Fuel Gas.” Bioresource Technology, 119 (2012) 41–47. Hendry, D., Miller, A., Jacoby, W.A. “Turbulent Operation of a Plug Flow Reactor for Gasification of Alcohols in Supercritical Water.” Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research, 2012, 51, 2578−2585. Venkitasamy, C., Hendry, D., Wilkinson, N., Fernando, L. and Jacoby, W. A. “Investigation of thermochemical conversion of biomass in supercritical water using a batch reactor.” Fuel 90 (2011), pp. 2662-2670. Hendry, D., Venkitasamy, C. Wilkinson, N. and Jacoby, W.A. “Exploration of the effect of process variables on the production of high-value fuel gas from glucose via supercritical water gasification” Bioresource Technology 102 (2011) 3480–3487. WORKING TITLES FOR OUR CURRENT RESEARCH “Oxidation of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water Using a Plug Flow Reactor:  Experimental Determination of Mass Balance and Rate Parameters.”“Gasification of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water Using a Plug Flow Reactor:  Experimental Determination of Mass Balance and Rate Parameters.”“Oxidation of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water:  Determination of the Fate of Nitrogen and Phosphorous.” “Gasification of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water:  Determination of the Fate of Nitrogen and Phosphorous.” “Exploration of High Pressure Separation of Fuel Gases and Carbon Dioxide.” “Supercritical Water Gasification of Motor Oil, Alcohols, Algae and Simulated Sewage Sludge:  Establish Link Between Batch and Continuous Processing.” Online tags: Air, Bioprocessing, Design, Energy, Hydrogen Production, Reaction Engineering, Supercritical Fluid, Thermodynamics Bioengineering Jacoby, William Ferris Pfeiffer Assistant Professor Head of Biomechanics and Bioengineering Comparative Orthopaedic Lab 24A Vet Science Building 573-884-9281 pfeifferf@health.missouri.edu PhD from the University of Missouri Biomechanics Computation tissues adaptation Medical device development Ferris M. Pfeiffer is a Mizzou Advantage Scholar in the One Health/One Medicine focus area. He is an assistant professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. His research focuses on understanding orthopaedic tissue adaptation utilizing laboratory and computational models. Additionally, as head of Biomechanics and Bioengineering at the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, he is intricately involved in the development of multiple orthopaedic treatments including anterior cruciate ligament repair and fixation, cartilage preservation and transplantation and detection and treatment of osteoarthritis. Online tags: Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Cell mechanics, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Health/Medical, Simulation, Tissue Bioengineering Pfeiffer, Ferris Shramik Sengupta Associate Professor 252 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-884-4943 SenguptaS@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Colorado Boulder BT Indian Institute of Technology Kharagupur Sensors Micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) Biomedical diagnostics Shramik Sengupta is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. Sengupta joined the department in 2007 after a post-doctoral stint at the Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on developing microsystem technologies for rapid detection of pathogens and other species of interest (biomarkers, cells, etc.). In particular, he investigates electrokinetic techniques for the isolation and electrical-based techniques for the detection of said targets. The technologies under development have potential environmental, food-safety, animal health and biomedical applications. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology, Sensors Bioengineering Sengupta, Shramik Kenneth Sudduth Adjunct Professor P.E. 245 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-1114, ext. 303 SudduthK@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MS and BS from the University of Missouri Sensors Precision agriculture Environmental quality Ken Sudduth is an adjunct professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. Sudduth is employed as a research agricultural engineer for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His research interests include development and evaluation of sensors for measurement of soil, plant and environmental parameters important to agricultural sustainability. He has been honored as a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Online tags: Agriculture, Controls, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Sensors, Soils Bioengineering Sudduth, Kenneth Jinglu Tan Department Chair James C. Dowell Professor 215 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-2369 TanJ@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Minnesota MS from the University of Alberta BS from Shandong Institute of Engineering Imaging and classification of biological tissue Bioprocess modeling Bioinstrumentation Jinglu Tan is a James C. Dowell Professor and chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. He also is director of the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering. His current research involves modeling of phototransduction in photosynthesis and vision systems, ion transport, delayed fluorescence and ultrasound transmission in biological tissues. Tan’s past research involved thermo-fluid system modeling, vacuum system control, predictive control, food process modeling and control, computer vision applications in food quality evaluation and fuzzy logic and neural network applications in sensory analysis. He holds five U.S. patents. He has been a consultant to major companies on real-world process control and automation problems. Tan is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and he serves as editor in chief for the Journal of Food Measurement & Characterization. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Sensors Bioengineering Tan, Jinglu Allen Thompson Professor P.E. 251 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-4004 ThompsonA@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Nebraska MS and BS from Washington State University Irrigation water management Hydrology of submerged flow constructed wetlands Water droplet mechanics and soil erosion mechanics Allen Thompson is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri and a four-time recipient of the College of Engineering’s certificate of appreciation for outstanding teaching. He currently serves as associate editor of transactions for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the Applied Journal of Agricultural Engineering. He is a past chairman of the Soil and Water Division of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Thompson is currently funded by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Water Resources Research Center. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Environmental Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Soils, Waste Management, Water Bioengineering Thompson, Allen Caixia "Ellen" Wan Assistant Professor 239 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-884-7882 WanCa@missouri.edu PhD from The Ohio State University Biofuels and bioproducts Biocatalyst development and biocatalysis Bioprocess optimization Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. Her research is focused on the development of advanced technologies for the conversion of biomass to value-added products. She is exploring novel biochemical conversion processes for the sustainable production of bioenergy, biofuels and other bioproducts. Her research involves biocatalyst development and biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, bioreactor design and bioprocess optimization. She is also interested in the development of integrated biorefinery systems for efficiently converting biomass to advanced biofuels and co-products. Online tags: Bio-based products, Biofuels, Bioprocessing, Biorefinery, Caixia Wan, Energy, Reaction Engineering Bioengineering Wan, Caixia “Ellen” Gang Yao Professor 249 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-884-7529 YaoG@missouri.edu PhD from Texas A&M University ME from the China Institute of Atomic Energy BS from Nanjing University Biomedical optics Optical imaging Pupillary light reflex Gang Yao is an professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. His current research projects are funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense Autism Research Program. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Optics Bioengineering Yao, Gang Francisco Cortalezzi Research Assistant W2017 Lafferre Hall 573-864-5411 CortalezziF@missouri.edu Online tags: Chemical Engineering Cortalezzi, Francisco Karl D. Hammond Assistant Professor W2017 Lafferre Hall 573-882-1829 hammondkd@missouri.edu BS from California Institute of Technology PhD from University of Massachusetts Amherst Computational materials science Plasma-facing materials / nuclear fusion materials Porous materials / zeolites Karl Hammond is an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri and is involved in the Nuclear Engineering Program. His research focuses on topics in catalysis and materials science relevant to the production and utilization of energy. His research group uses tools from computational chemistry and physics combined with insights from experimental characterization to study adsorption and transport in porous materials, such as zeolites; damage in metals due to irridation; simulation of plasma-facing and fusion-relevant materials; and the role of impurities and defects in catalysis and materials science. His work potentially influences chemical separations, biomass-derived fuels, membrane separations processes, plasma devices and nuclear fusion reactors. Online tags: Adsorption, Biofuels, Catalysis, Energy, High-Performance Computing, Karl Hammond, Materials, Nuclear Engineering, Simulation, Thermodynamics Chemical Engineering Hammond, Karl William Jacoby Associate Professor 236 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-882-0456 JacobyW@missouri.edu PhD and BS from the University of Colorado Air-cleaning applications Conversion of biomass to fuels Renewable energy technologies William Jacoby is an associate professor in the Bioengineering Department. He is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. He directs the Modular Biomass Process Development Laboratory focusing on upstream processing, thermochemical conversion and downstream processing of biomass into energy fuels and chemicals. Upstream processing projects include innovative approaches to dewatering and applications of fluid power for feeding three phases (solids, liquids and vapors) into a high-pressure, high-temperature environment. Conversion projects include catalyst-mediated biomass gasification and combustion in supercritical water and applications of nanotechnology for biomass thermochemical conversion. Downstream processing projects include equilibrium phase separations of solids, liquids and vapors at high-pressure and high-temperature (including carbon sequestration) and hot gas clean up. The extraction of lipids from soybeans and other types of oil plants using supercritical fluids is also under investigation. In this context, an exploration of the microalgae-to-oil process has begun involving an exploration of photobioreactor design, harvesting, dewatering, extraction and transesterification. This work draws on past interests in photocatalysis and microalgal hydrogen production. A systems approach is also adopted during the development of a comprehensive biomass use model. RECENT JOURNAL ARTICLES Hendry, D., Miller, A., Wilkinson, N., Wickramathilaka, M., Espanani, R. and Jacoby, W. A. “Exploration of High Pressure Separations of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide.” Journal of CO2 Utilization 3–4 (2013) 37–43.Wilkinson, N., Hendry, D., Venkitasamy, C. and Jacoby, W.A. “Study of process variables in supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of soybeans.” Food Science and Technology International 20(1) (2013), 63-70.Wilkinson, N., Wickramathilaka, M., Hendry, D., Miller, A., Espanani, R., and Jacoby, W.A. “Rate determination of supercritical water gasification of primary sewage sludge as a replacement for anaerobic digestion.” Bioresource Technology, 124 (2012) 269–275 Miller, A., Hendry, D., Jacoby, W.A. “Gasification of Algae in Supercritical Water to Produce High-value Fuel Gas.” Bioresource Technology, 119 (2012) 41–47. Hendry, D., Miller, A., Jacoby, W.A. “Turbulent Operation of a Plug Flow Reactor for Gasification of Alcohols in Supercritical Water.” Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research, 2012, 51, 2578−2585. Venkitasamy, C., Hendry, D., Wilkinson, N., Fernando, L. and Jacoby, W. A. “Investigation of thermochemical conversion of biomass in supercritical water using a batch reactor.” Fuel 90 (2011), pp. 2662-2670. Hendry, D., Venkitasamy, C. Wilkinson, N. and Jacoby, W.A. “Exploration of the effect of process variables on the production of high-value fuel gas from glucose via supercritical water gasification” Bioresource Technology 102 (2011) 3480–3487. WORKING TITLES FOR OUR CURRENT RESEARCH “Oxidation of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water Using a Plug Flow Reactor:  Experimental Determination of Mass Balance and Rate Parameters.”“Gasification of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water Using a Plug Flow Reactor:  Experimental Determination of Mass Balance and Rate Parameters.”“Oxidation of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water:  Determination of the Fate of Nitrogen and Phosphorous.” “Gasification of Simulated Sewage Sludge in Supercritical Water:  Determination of the Fate of Nitrogen and Phosphorous.” “Exploration of High Pressure Separation of Fuel Gases and Carbon Dioxide.” “Supercritical Water Gasification of Motor Oil, Alcohols, Algae and Simulated Sewage Sludge:  Establish Link Between Batch and Continuous Processing.” Online tags: Air, Bioprocessing, Design, Energy, Hydrogen Production, Reaction Engineering, Supercritical Fluid, Thermodynamics Chemical Engineering Jacoby, William Patrick Pinhero Interim Department Chair, Chemical Engineering Professor W2009 Lafferre Hall 573-882-7319 PinheroP@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Notre Dame BS from Creighton University Interfacial molecular assembly and nanofabrication Nuclear fuel cycle process engineering Environmental degradation and corrosion Patrick Pinhero is the interim department chairman and a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department and the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Missouri. His research is focused on using material interfaces to understand, control and regulate chemical processes. Three teams within his research group are using interfacial molecular assembly to nanofabricate novel nanoantenna arrays for solar collection, special ballistic self-curing lubricants and molecularly-assembled nanoalloys. The group’s nuclear fuel cycles R&D teams are examining the use of pyro-electrometallurgical techniques to selectively segregate individual elements from spent nuclear fuels, produce new recycled fuels and test these new fuels for use in light, water and breeder reactor systems. The group’s degradation and corrosion teams characterize the stability of structural alloys using autoclaves, electrochemistry and surface science. Online tags: Nuclear Engineering, Solar Chemical Engineering Pinhero, Patrick David Retzloff Associate Professor W2026 Lafferre Hall 573-882-4036 RetzloffD@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from the University of Pittsburgh Analysis of dynamic systems Chemical vapor deposition reactors Microelectronics processing David G. Retzloff is an associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He previously worked as an Exxon research engineer and a consultant for AT&T. His current research involves theoretical foundations of chemical engineering, mathematical modeling of chemical processes, plasma processing, modeling plasma reactor dynamics, computational fluid dynamics and Beowulf and distributed computer clusters. Retzloff’s research has been financed by the National Institutes of Health, Rockwell International Corp. and AT&T Microelectronics. Online tags: Deposition Chemical Engineering Retzloff, David Bret Ulery Assistant Professor Director of Graduate Studies W2027 Lafferre Hall Columbia, MO 65211 573-882-8169 uleryb@missouri.edu PhD from Iowa State University BSE and BS from the University of Iowa Biomaterials Immunoengineering Regenerative Engineering Bret Ulery is an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in chemical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Iowa in 2006. In 2010, he earned his doctorate in chemical engineering from Iowa State University. Subsequently, he spent two years conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Connecticut Health Center and another two years at the University of Chicago before joining the MU faculty. As director of the Biomodulatory Materials Engineering Laboratory, he leads a team of researchers focused on the design, development and production of novel biomaterials for a variety of biomedical applications primarily in the fields of immunology and regenerative medicine. His research has led to 20 peer-reviewed publications, manuscript submissions, book chapters, and technology disclosures, in various journals including Advanced Healthcare Materials, Nature Scientific Reports, Pharmaceutical Research, PLoS One and more. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Immunology, Regenerative Medicine Chemical Engineering Ulery, Bret Caixia "Ellen" Wan Assistant Professor 239 Agricultural Engineering Building 573-884-7882 WanCa@missouri.edu PhD from The Ohio State University Biofuels and bioproducts Biocatalyst development and biocatalysis Bioprocess optimization Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri. Her research is focused on the development of advanced technologies for the conversion of biomass to value-added products. She is exploring novel biochemical conversion processes for the sustainable production of bioenergy, biofuels and other bioproducts. Her research involves biocatalyst development and biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, bioreactor design and bioprocess optimization. She is also interested in the development of integrated biorefinery systems for efficiently converting biomass to advanced biofuels and co-products. Online tags: Bio-based products, Biofuels, Bioprocessing, Biorefinery, Caixia Wan, Energy, Reaction Engineering Chemical Engineering Wan, Caixia “Ellen” Yangchuan Xing Professor W2028 Lafferre Hall 573-884-1067 XingY@Missouri.edu PhD from Yale University ME from the Chinese Academy of Sciences BE from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China Sustainable chemical manufacturing Electrocatalysis and electrochemical engineering Particle technology Yangchuan Xing is a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His research interest lies in advanced functional materials and chemically reacting systems. His current research projects focus on sustainable manufacturing of materials for energy conversion and storage, electrochemical engineering and particle technology. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, Army Research Office, Air Force Research Laboratory and many industrial partners. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses covering transport phenomena, chemical reaction engineering, chemical engineering materials and chemical engineering design. He currently teaches Chemical Engineering Principles I and Advanced Heat and Momentum Transfer. Websites Research Groups Google Citations Online tags: Energy, Environmental Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Nanotechnology Chemical Engineering Xing, Yangchuan Andrew Boeckmann Research Engineer, P.E. E3504 Lafferre Hall Columbia, MO 65211 573-884-7613 boeckmanna@missouri.edu BS and MS from the University of Missouri Deep foundations Monitoring infrastructure performance Reliability-based design Andrew Boeckmann is a research engineer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His research interests include slope stability, deep foundations, load and resistance factor design and reliability, lateral loading of foundations, soil nails and geotechnical asset management. Prior to joining MU, he worked for five years as a consulting geotechnical engineer for URS Corp. in St. Louis, where he performed design and analysis for large projects, including post-Hurricane Katrina levee design in New Orleans, the new Interstate 64 project in St. Louis, and the 2011 Missouri River high-water event at Eppley Airfield in Omaha. Before working at URS Corp., he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. His undergraduate and graduate research with Erik Loehr involved large-scale physical models of earth slopes stabilized with micropiles. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri. Online tags: Bridges, Design, Geotechnical Systems, Pavements, Reliability, Soils Civil & Environmental Engineering Boeckmann, Andrew John J. Bowders Jr. William A. Davidson Professor, P.E. E3506 Lafferre Hall 573-882-8351 BowdersJ@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Texas MS and BS from Drexel University Geotechnical engineering Subsurface containment systems Water and chemical movement in soil John J. Bowders is the William A. Davidson Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Before his current appointment, Bowders worked in the civil engineering department of The University of Texas at Austin for three years and served on the faculty at West Virginia University for nine years. During his tenure at WVU, Bowders was an on-site adviser to the U.S. Army Research Office’s terrestrial sciences program. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and West Virginia. Online tags: Geotechnical Systems, Soils, Waste Management, Water Civil & Environmental Engineering Bowders Jr., John J. Henry Brown Research Engineer, P.E. E3505 Lafferre Hall 573-882-0832 BrownHen@missouri.edu BS and MS from Purdue University Transportation Transportation safety Highway engineering Henry Brown is a research engineer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His research interests include traffic operations, transportation safety, highway engineering, transportation planning, stormwater management, pavement management and access management. Prior to joining MU, he worked for 14 years as a highway engineer for the Indiana Department of Transportation. At INDOT, he prepared design plans and contract documents for a variety of road projects and handled project coordination with many different stakeholders. Before working at INDOT, he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Purdue University. His graduate research involved working with INDOT to develop tools to evaluate access control alternatives, including development of safety and traffic models. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Missouri. Online tags: Transportation, Transportation Safety Civil & Environmental Engineering Brown, Henry Bill Buttlar Glen Barton Chair of Flexible Pavement Technology Professor E2506 Lafferre Hall 573-884-9328 buttlarw@missouri.edu BS from Pennsylvania State University, with honors MS from Pennsylvania State University PhD from Pennsylvania State University Smart Pavement Infrastructure Sustainable Pavements Asphalt Durability Bill Buttlar is the Glen Barton Chair in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri, where he oversees the Missouri Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Lab (MAPIL), funded in part by the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. Between 1996 and 2016, Buttlar served as professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and held the title of Narbey Khachaturian Endowed Faculty Scholar and Associate Dean. He has more than 200 publications in the area of asphalt materials and pavements and more than 50 invited presentations and keynote lectures. Buttlar is the chair of RILEM TC-MCD, is an editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT). He is a founding member of City Digital at U+ILabs in Chicago and provides leadership in smart infrastructure initiatives at the center. Online tags: Asphalt, Fracture, Infrastructure, Pavements Civil & Environmental Engineering Buttlar, Bill Zhen Chen C.W. LaPierre Professor Fellow, ASME; International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics E2504 Lafferre Hall 573-882-0311 ChenZh@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of New Mexico BE from Shanghai University Nanotechnology Simulation of structural failure for extreme conditions Multi-physical and multi-scale phenomena in engineering and life science problems Zhen Chen is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Nuclear Engineering Program, as well as an adjunct professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant and a fellow with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Chen spent several years working for the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute and Sandia National Laboratories before joining the MU faculty in 1995. He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, General Motors and other funding sources. Online tags: Earthquakes, Explosives, Nanotechnology, Structures Civil & Environmental Engineering Chen, Zhen Tom Clevenger Research Professor Professor Emeritus E3502 Lafferre Hall 573-882-7564 ClevengerT@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Missouri BA from Blackburn College Drinking water systems Electrostatic decontamination International commerce Tom E. Clevenger is a professor emeritus and research professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He has established the first American environmental technology office in China with a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, providing educational and training resources to those interested in advanced American technologies. Clevenger’s research has been funded by the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Marine Corp-Quantico, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey. Online tags: Environmental Engineering, Water Civil & Environmental Engineering Clevenger, Tom Baolin Deng C.W. LaPierre Professor Director, Missouri Water Resources Research Center C2644 Lafferre Hall 573-882-0075 DengB@missouri.edu PhD from Johns Hopkins University MS and BE from China University of Geosciences Chemical and biological transformation of contaminants Hazardous waste management Environmental applications and impact of nanotechnology Baolin Deng is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and a joint faculty in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also director of the Missouri Water Resources Research Center (MoWRRC), a federally funded organization that seeks to develop and use advanced technologies to solve water-related environmental and health problems. He has been principal investigator for more than three dozen research projects including support by the Department of Energy Environmental Remediation Science Program, National Science Foundation CAREER program and Environmental Protection Agency STAR program. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters with significant impacts. Deng has served in various proposal review activities for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and Environmental Protection Agency. He is an associate editor/Asian regional editor for the journal, Environmental Engineering Science, and on the editorial board for AIMS Environmental Science, Journal of Chemical and Process Engineering, and Journal of Chongqing University. Online tags: Environmental Engineering, Waste Management, Water Civil & Environmental Engineering Deng, Baolin Praveen Edara James C. Dowell Professor, P.E. Director of Graduate Studies C2640 Lafferre Hall 573-882-1900 EdaraP@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University BTech from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras Intelligent transportation systems Alternative geometric designs Traffic modeling and simulation Praveen Edara is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of freeway traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, geometric design, traffic safety, work zone driver behavior and traffic simulation. His research has been supported by Missouri DOT, Virginia DOT, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Strategic Highway Safety Program (SHRP 2), and National Science Foundation (NSF). Some of the recent research involved evaluating Variable Speed Limits, Smart Work Zone Deployments, Diverging Diamond, Hurricane Evacuation, and Connected Vehicle Applications. Prior to joining MU, he worked as a research scientist for the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research (VCTIR) conducting research in ITS and Traffic Engineering. VCTIR is one of the nation’s leading transportation research centers and is responsible for all research conducted at the Virginia DOT. While at VCTIR, he served as the principal investigator on Freeway Service Patrol Scheduling and Planning, Optimal Sensor Placement for Travel Time Estimation, Large-scale Hurricane Evacuation Modeling, among other projects.  Before VCTIR, he worked as a Research Contractor at the Turner Fairbanks Highway Research Center (TFHRC), performing research in Unconventional Interchange/Intersection Designs and Traffic Safety. TFHRC is the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Research, Development, and Technology, a federally owned and operated national research facility located in McLean, Virginia. While at TFHRC, he conducted some of the early research on the Diverging Diamond Interchange and Multi-lane Roundabouts, among other unconventional designs.  He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and a certified professional traffic operations engineer. Online tags: Optimization, Simulation, Transportation Civil & Environmental Engineering Edara, Praveen Maria Fidalgo Associate Professor C2641 Lafferre Hall 573-884-6777 fidalgom@missouri.edu PhD from Rice University MS from Rice University BS from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires Membrane processes Ceramic materials in water treatment Nanotechnology and the environment Maria Fidalgo is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires in 1995 and her master’s and doctorate degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Rice University is 2001 and 2004, respectively. Online tags: Environmental Engineering, Water Civil & Environmental Engineering Fidalgo, Maria Vellore Gopalaratnam Professor, P.E. Fellow, American Concrete Institute E2501 Lafferre Hall 573-882-2683 GopalaratnamV@missouri.edu PhD from Northwestern University ME from the Asian Institute of Technology BE (Hons) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science Bridges and pavements Composite materials Experimental mechanics Vellore S. Gopalaratnam is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He has extensive experience in experimental stress analysis and in developing test procedures and instrumentation techniques, with particular emphasis on laboratory and field-testing of materials and structures. He has also worked on developing automated data acquisition systems for remote monitoring of structural systems. A fellow of the American Concrete Institute, Gopalaratnam has served as the principal investigator on many research projects sponsored by the federal and state government and by the industry on advanced cementitious composites, bridges, dams and pavements. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Bridges, Materials, Structures Civil & Environmental Engineering Gopalaratnam, Vellore Zhiqiang Hu Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.E. Professor E2509D Lafferre Hall 573-884-0497 HuZh@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Connecticut MS and BS from Zhejiang University Biological nutrient removal Emerging renewable energy Biochemical/physicochemical treatment processes Zhiqiang Hu is the department chair and a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Hu’s research interests include wastewater treatment systems, emerging renewable energy issues and bioreactor landfills. His research has been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Environment Research Foundation, and other members of industry. He is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut. Online tags: Bioprocessing, Energy, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology, Waste Management, Water Civil & Environmental Engineering Hu, Zhiqiang Enos Inniss Assistant Teaching Professor E2509C Lafferre Hall 573-882-2041 InnissE@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Notre Dame BS from Texas A&M University Storm water pollution control Water quality Water treatment process design and control Enos C. Inniss is an assistant teaching professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. As a member of the MU Water Resources Research Center, Inniss’ projects include work on improved process control strategies for effective reduction of disinfection byproduct concentrations and on strategies for pollution control to minimize the impacts of storm water runoff. He is also co-adviser for the MU student chapter of the Water Environment Federation. Online tags: Design, Environmental Engineering, Water Civil & Environmental Engineering Inniss, Enos Erik Loehr Associate Professor, P.E. E3502 Lafferre Hall 573-882-6380 LoehrE@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from the University of Texas Stability and performance of earth slopes Foundations and earth retention systems Reliability-based design Erik Loehr is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is a winner of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award — a prestigious honor for junior faculty members — and a winner of the 2004-2005 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award. He has performed research for agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration as well as for a number of private contractors and companies. Loehr’s recent research projects include development and evaluation of techniques for using recycled plastic reinforcement to stabilize surficial slope failures, large-scale laboratory and numerical evaluation of reticulated micropile systems for slope stabilization, development of a constitutive model to predict the behavior of fiber-reinforced soils, application of asset management principles to geotechnical engineering systems, reliability-based design of earth slopes and retaining structures and application of load and resistance factor design to earth slopes. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Bridges, Design, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Geotechnical Systems, Reliability, Remote Sensing, Soils, Transportation Civil & Environmental Engineering Loehr, Erik Timothy Matisziw Associate Professor E2509 Lafferre Hall 573-882-8370 MatisziwT@missouri.edu PhD from Ohio State University MS and BS from University of Missouri Network and location modeling Geographic information science Operations research Tim Matisziw is an associate professor at the University of Missouri with a joint appointment in the Department of Geography, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the University of Missouri Informatics Institute. He is also the director of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation accredited Geospatial Intelligence Certificate program (graduate and undergraduate) at MU. Matisziw has led research teams in a wide range of areas such as infrastructure interdiction and vulnerability assessment, network design and performance modeling, target identification and tracking, modeling complex systems, facility siting, among others. The primary focus underlying much of his research activities is the study of networked systems. His work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Missouri Research Board. Internationally, he maintains professional membership and is active in Sigma Xi, Association of American Geographers, Regional Science Association International and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Online tags: Decision Support Systems, Environmental Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geospatial Intelligence, High-Performance Computing, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Information Systems, ITS, Logistics, Operations Research, Optimization, Reliability, Simulation, Transportation Civil & Environmental Engineering Matisziw, Timothy Charles Nemmers Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Center P.E. E3507 Lafferre Hall 573-882-0071 NemmersC@missouri.edu MPA from Ohio State University BS from Marquette University Transportation Highway engineering Transportation policy Charles J. Nemmers is director of the Transportation Infrastructure Center in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He leads a diverse program in transportation, involving not only engineering, but also several colleges across the campus. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Missouri. Nemmers has received research funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, other states’ departments of transportation and local agencies. He also leads the research program for a major U.S. corporation in the area of civil infrastructure. Online tags: Bridges, Design, Economic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Systems, Remote Sensing, Structures, Technology Transfer, Transportation Civil & Environmental Engineering Nemmers, Charles Sarah Orton Associate Professor, P.E. E2503 Lafferre 573-884-5089 OrtonS@missouri.edu PhD and BS from the University of Texas at Austin MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reinforced concrete structures Fiber reinforced composite in structural applications Repair, retrofit, strengthening of structures for extreme events Sarah L. Orton is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. She is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers. She has worked on projects involving use of carbon fiber reinforced polymers to strengthen structures for extreme events (blast, earthquake, collapse), analysis and testing for reinforced concrete frames under disproportionate collapse, seismic response of unreinforced masonry buildings and concrete frames and risk and reliability analysis of bridges and offshore structures. She is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Design, Earthquakes, Explosives, Reliability, Structures Civil & Environmental Engineering Orton, Sarah Brent Rosenblad Associate Professor, P.E. E3503 Lafferre Hall 573-884-3736 RosenbladB@missouri.edu PhD and MS from The University of Texas at Austin BS from the University of Illinois Geotechnical engineering Soil and rock dynamics Earthquake engineering Brent L. Rosenblad is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His primary research focus is the application and improvement of geophysical and remote sensing methods for geotechnical and earthquake engineering. He has worked extensively on the use of seismic surface wave methods for earthquake site characterization studies and on space-borne and ground-based interferometric radar measurements for civil infrastructure evaluation. Rosenblad has performed research for the National Science Foundation, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the United States Geological Survey, the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Missouri Department of Transportation, among others. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board subcommittee on geophysics and is the vice chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers Geophysical Engineering committee. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Earthquakes, Geotechnical Systems, Nondestructive Evaluation, Remote Sensing, Soils Civil & Environmental Engineering Rosenblad, Brent Hani Salim Associate Dean for Academic Programs C.W. LaPierre Professor, P.E. W1025 Lafferre Hall 573-884-6761 SalimH@missouri.edu PhD and MS from West Virginia University BS from the Jordan University of Science and Technology Structures and solid mechanics Composite materials Blast mitigation and design Hani A. Salim is associate dean of Academic Programs and Student Success in the College of Engineering and a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Salim is a member of the ASCE Technical Committee on Blast, Shock and Impact as well as the ASCE Blast Protection of Building Standards Committee. He is director of the MU’s National Center for Explosion Resistant Design, which conducts research on designs and strategies to protect against explosions. Salim serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Protective Structures. He has received funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Applied Research Associates, the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He received the 2005 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and the 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award in the college. He is a registered professional engineer. Online tags: Academic Programs, Bridges, Design, Explosives, Materials, Structures, Student Success Civil & Environmental Engineering Salim, Hani Carlos Sun Professor, P.E. E2505 Lafferre Hall 573-884-6330 CSun@missouri.edu PhD from University of California-Irvine JD from the University of Missouri Transportation safety Transportation legal issues Intelligent transportation systems Carlos Sun is a professor in the Civil Engineering Department and an adjunct in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests include work zones, safety, legal issues, traffic engineering, ITS and planning. He won the Researcher of the Year award from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Best Research Award from Intelligent Transportation Society of America with PATH. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Highway Administration, the Midwest Transportation Consortium, the Delaware River Port Authority and the Missouri, Kansas and California departments of transportation. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Air, ITS, Law, Transportation Civil & Environmental Engineering Sun, Carlos Kathleen Trauth Croft Associate Professor, P.E. C2645 Lafferre Hall 573-882-5843 TrauthK@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Texas Tech University BS from The Ohio State University Environmental engineering Public policy Waste challenges facing small communities Kathleen Trauth is a Croft associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Missouri. She also is director of the MU Women in Engineering Center. Trauth came to Missouri with more than a decade of experience at Sandia National Laboratories, the New Mexico Environment Department and Texas Tech University. She has received research funding from NASA, Raytheon, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Midwest Transportation Consortium, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Conservation. She is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Environmental Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Waste Management, Water, Women in Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering Trauth, Kathleen Glenn Washer Professor, P.E. Fellow, ASNT E2502 Lafferre Hall 573-884-0320 WasherG@missouri.edu PhD from Johns Hopkins University MS from the University of Maryland BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts Nondestructive evaluation Structural engineering Materials science Glenn A. Washer is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He came to MU after several years at the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. His research is funded by such agencies as the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Missouri Department of Transportation and NASA. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. Online tags: Acoustics, Bridges, Materials, Nondestructive Evaluation, Optics, Reliability, Structures Civil & Environmental Engineering Washer, Glenn Hadi Ali Akbarpour Assistant Research Professor 219 Naka Hall akbarpour@missouri.edu PhD from University of Coimbra Hadi Ali Akbarpour is an assistant research professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. His research interests include computer vision, multiview 3D reconstruction, aerial imagery, video analytics, image processing and robotics. Online tags: 3-D Reconstruction, Aerial Imagery, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Video Analytics Computer Science Ali Akbarpour, Hadi Filiz Bunyak Ersoy Assistant Research Professor 219 Naka Hall 573-882-6483 Bunyak@missouri.edu PhD from University of Missouri-Rolla MS and BS from Istanbul Technical University Biomedical image analysis Image/video processing Computer vision Filiz Bunyak Ersoy is an assistant research professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. Her research interests include image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition with emphasis on biomedical image analysis, aerial and wide-area surveillance, visual tracking, data fusion, segmentation and level set methods. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Filiz Bunyak, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Imaging, Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing Computer Science Bunyak Ersoy, Filiz Prasad Calyam Assistant Professor 221 Naka Hall 573-882-9747 CalyamP@missouri.edu MS and PhD from The Ohio State University BE from Bangalore University Distributed and cloud computing Computer networking Cyber security Prasad Calyam is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri, and a Core Faculty in the University of Missouri Informatics Institute (MUII). Before coming to the university in 2013, he was a research director at the Ohio Supercomputer Center/Ohio Academic Resources Network at The Ohio State University. His research and development areas of interest include distributed and cloud computing, computer networking, networked-multimedia applications and cyber security. He has published more than 85 papers in various conference and journal venues. As the principal investigator, he has successfully led teams of graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral fellows in numerous federal-, state- and industry-sponsored research and development projects. His research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, VMware, Dell, IBM, Verizon, Cisco, Raytheon-BBN, the MU Coulter Translational Partnership (TP) Program, Huawei Technologies, Internet2 and others. His basic research on multi-domain network measurement and monitoring has been commercialized as ‘Narada Metrics’. He served as an editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, chair of NSF workshops and is a Senior IEEE Member Online tags: Computer Security, Distributed Systems, Multimedia, Optimization Computer Science Calyam, Prasad Rohit Chadha Assistant Professor 201 Naka Hall 573-882-3843 ChadhaR@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Pennsylvania B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Computer security Formal methods Program analysis Rohit Chadha is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Missouri. His research interests are in the area of formal engineering methods for computer security. Chadha has held research positions at INRIA in Saclay, France; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Portugal; and the University of Sussex in the UK. Online tags: Computer Security, Formal Methods Computer Science Chadha, Rohit Jianlin Cheng Professor 109 Naka Hall 573-882-7306 ChengJi@missouri.edu PhD from University of California, Irvine MS from Utah State University BS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology Bioinformatics Machine Learning Data Mining Jianlin Cheng is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He is affiliated with the University of Missouri Informatics Institute, the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, the Interdisciplinary Plant Group and the Bond Life Science Center. His research is focused on developing computational methods and tools for big biomedical data analysis. His research group has developed a number of software tools for analyzing protein structure and function, biological sequences and networks and 3-D genome structure, which are used by scientists around the world. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Education and the University of Missouri. Cheng is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the MU College of Engineering’s junior faculty research award. Online tags: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Information Systems, Neural Networks Computer Science Cheng, Jianlin Ye Duan Associate Professor 209 Naka Hall 573-882-3951 DuanYe@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the State University of New York MS from Utah State University BS from Peking University Computer graphics and visualization Computer vision and biomedical imaging Geometric and physics-based modeling Ye Duan is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He has received research funding from the Department of Defense, the Army Research Lab, the Leonard Wood Institute, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Thompson Center for Autism and the National Science Foundation. Online tags: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Virtual Reality Computer Science Duan, Ye Flavio Esposito Visiting Assistant Research Professor Sr. Research Software Engineer, Exegy, Inc. 201 Naka Hall espositof@missouri.edu PhD from Boston University MS from University of Florence, Italy Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing Network Architectures and Protocols Big Data Architectures and Analytics Flavio Esposito is a visiting assistant research professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He is also a member of the Advanced Technology Group at Exegy Inc., St. Louis. Esposito works mostly on Cloud-based software solutions for high-frequency trading products. Before joining Exegy, he worked in other industries and research laboratories in the U.S. and Europe, such as Alcatel-Lucent in Italy, Raytheon BBN Technologies in Massachusetts, at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Eurecom in France and the Centre for Wireless Communications in Finland. Online tags: Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Wireless Networks Computer Science Esposito, Flavio William Harrison Associate Professor 318 Engineering Building North 573-884-2436 HarrisonWL@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Illinois MS from the University of California-Davis BA from the University of California-Berkeley Language-based methods in computer security Semantics of programming languages Formal model-driven system synthesis William L. Harrison is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri, who joined MU after working three years at the Oregon Health & Sciences University as a senior research scientist. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, and his research has also been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. Online tags: Computer Security, Formal Methods, Programming Languages Computer Science Harrison, William Trupti Joshi Assistant Research Professor 110 Life Sciences Center 573-884-3528 joshitr@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Missouri MS from the University of Tennessee BS from the University of Pune Bioinformatics Computational Systems Biology Genomics Trupti Joshi is an assistant research professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. Her interests are in the areas of bioinformatics and its application to biology and medical fields. Her research includes development of comprehensive web-based resources for multi-omics data integration, high-throughput biological data analyses and computational tools development for genomics and systems biology research. Online tags: Bioinformatics, Genomics Computer Science Joshi, Trupti Michael Jurczyk Associate Professor 121 Naka Hall 573-884-8869 JurczykM@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Stuttgart MS from the University of Bochum Cyber security Networked multimedia Parallel and distributed systems Michael Jurczyk is an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He was a visiting professor at Purdue University and worked as a research scientist before coming to Missouri from the Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart in Germany, where he received the Academic Excellence Award from the Association for the German Sciences. The National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the University of Missouri Research Board have financed Jurczyk’s research. Online tags: Computer Security, Distributed Systems, Multimedia Computer Science Jurczyk, Michael Toni Kazic Associate Professor Fellow, ACMI 143A Naka Hall 573-882-1946 KazicT@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Pennsylvania BS from the University of Illinois Network inference Computational biology Maize genetics Toni Kazic is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. She is currently working on methods to infer the structure of complex networks using the disease lesion mimic mutants of maize as a model system. Her work has included the development of an architecture for community query, deposit, review and curation of information on biochemical reactions, and the analysis of extant reaction networks. Kazic is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and was an Invited Researcher to the Institute for New Generation Computer Technology. She served as a program director for the National Science Foundation in computational biology, and now consults for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation and is a member of several national and international scientific advisory bodies. Online tags: Bioinformatics Computer Science Kazic, Toni James Keller Curators Professor R. L. Tatum Professor 307 Naka Hall 573-882-7339 KellerJ@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Missouri MA from Southern Illinois University BA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis Pattern recognition Image processing Computational intelligence James M. Keller is a Curators Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments at the University of Missouri as well as R. L. Tatum Professor for the college. Keller’s research interests are in computational intelligence with current applications to eldercare technology, bioinformatics, geospatial intelligence and landmine detection. Online tags: Computational Intelligence, Eldercare, Imaging, Pattern Recognition Computer Science Keller, James Dale Musser Associate Teaching Professor Director of Information Technology 107A Naka Hall 573-884-1328 MusserDa@missouri.edu PhD and MA from The Ohio State University BSEd from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Social computing Health informatics Performance support systems Dale Musser is an associate teaching professor and director of the Information Technology program in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. Musser was previously a faculty member in Network Learning Systems in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri and a manager of entertainment and educational software development at IBM in Atlanta. His research and development work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. He was a co-founder of MU’s Center for Technology Innovations in Education. Online tags: Entertainment Engineering, Information Systems Computer Science Musser, Dale Kannappan Palaniappan Interim Department Chair, EECS Professor 205 Naka Hall 573-884-9266 Pal@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Illinois MA Sc. and BA Sc. from the University of Waterloo Biomedical image and video analysis Data mining and visualization Computer vision and pattern recognition Kannappan Palaniappan is the interim chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments and a professor of computer science. He has received several notable awards, including the National Academies Jefferson Science Fellowship (first in Missouri), the NASA Public Service Medal for pioneering contributions to (Big Data) scientific visualization of petabyte-sized archives, the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, the Boeing Welliver Summer Faculty Fellowship, and MU’s William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, he co-founded the Visualization and Analysis Lab that has produced a number of spectacular Digital Earth visualizations used by search engines (BlueMarble), museums, magazines and broadcast television. He is co-inventor of the Interactive Image SpreadSheet for handling large multispectral imagery, and he developed the first massively parallel semi-fluid cloud motion analysis algorithm using geostationary satellite imagery. In 2014, his team won first place at the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Change Detection Workshop video analytics challenge. In 2015, the team was a finalist in the CVPR Video Object Tracking Challenge, and in 2016, the team won the best paper award at the CVPR Automatic Traffic Surveillance Workshop and also was selected as a finalist for a best student paper award at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society conference (EMBC 2016). He has several U.S. patents, including one for moving object detection using the flux tensor split Gaussian model and the other for fast bundle adjustment to accurately estimate the pose of airborne camera sensor systems. Research projects have been funded by National Institutes of Health, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, NASA, the National Science Foundation and others. His current, multidisciplinary interests in computer vision, high performance computing, data science and biomedical image analysis range across orders of scale from sub-cellular microscopy at the molecular level to aerial and satellite remote sensing imaging at the macro level. Online tags: Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Parallel Processing, Remote Sensing Computer Science Palaniappan, Kannappan Surya Prasath Assistant Research Professor 222A Naka Hall prasaths@missouri.edu MS and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Madras Mathematical image processing Biomedical image and video analysis Computational imaging Surya Prasath is an assistant research professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. His research interests include mathematical image processing and computer vision with applications in biomedical, remote sensing and biometrics domains. Online tags: Biomedical Imaging, Biometrics, Computational Imaging, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Imaging, Remote Sensing Computer Science Prasath, Surya Youssef Saab Associate Professor 143B Naka Hall 573-882-4559 SaabY@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from the University of Illinois Computer-aided design Computational biology Programming language Youssef G. Saab is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. Before moving to Missouri, Saab was a research assistant at the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He has received funding for partitioning and placement for optimal system performance, multi-way circuit partitioning algorithms, development of a new circuit partitioning algorithm and improved circuit partitioning algorithms. Online tags: Bioinformatics, Design, Optimization, Programming Languages Computer Science Saab, Youssef Grant Scott Assistant Research Professor Adjunct Assistant Professor W3038 Lafferre Hall 573-884-6400 GrantScott@missouri.edu PhD from University of Missouri MS and BS from University of Missouri Pattern-recognition databases Geospatial intelligence and remote sensing High-performance computing Grant Scott is an assistant research professor in the Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Computer Science Department. The CGI is an interdisciplinary center that focuses on geospatial intelligence needs critical for national security, homeland defense and military combat support. Scott is currently the principal investigator for a terrain-based geolocation project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has participated in projects sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army. His current research is in the area of automated exploitation of high-resolution satellite data, including geospatial database development, imagery feature-extraction algorithm development and distributed automatic imagery processing orchestration architectures. His research interests also include knowledge-driven multidimensional indexing and content-based retrieval in biomedical and geospatial databases. Other research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, computational intelligence, databases (geospatial, media-content, and traditional), parallel/distributed systems and information theory in support of media databases systems. Online tags: Content-based Retrieval, Distributed Processing, Geospatial Intelligence, GPU Programming, Image Processing, Parallel Processing, Remote Sensing Computer Science Scott, Grant Yi Shang Professor Director of Graduate Studies 207 Naka Hall 573-884-7794 ShangY@missouri.edu PhD from University of Illinois MS from the Chinese Academy of Sciences BS from the University of Science and Technology of China Mobile and distributed computing Bioinformatics Artificial intelligence Yi Shang is a professor and director of graduate studies in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He has published more than 150 refereed papers in international journals and conferences, and has six U.S. patents. Shang has worked as a researcher for the University of Illinois and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Army, DARPA, Microsoft and Raytheon. Online tags: Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Distributed Systems, Optimization, Parallel Processing, Wireless Networks Computer Science Shang, Yi Chi-Ren Shyu Shumaker Endowed Professor Director, MU Informatics Institute 241 Naka Hall 573-882-3884 ShyuC@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Purdue University BS from Feng Chia University Biomedical informatics Geospatial information Data mining Chi-Ren Shyu is director of the University of Missouri Informatics Institute. He holds the Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Endowed Professorship of Biomedical Informatics. Since joining MU in 2000, Shyu has received several awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, Engineering Faculty Research Award, Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, the 2014 University of Missouri Faculty Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Award, the 2016 UM System President’s Leadership Award and seven computer science teaching awards. He actively serves the international research community, which includes organizing the IEEE HealthCom 2011 conference in Columbia as general chair, co-chairing technical program committee of the Second IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM2016) and the 16th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE2016). He is organizing the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2017) in Kansas City, Mo., as general chair. Shyu also leads an interdisciplinary team of 22 researchers from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Engineering and School of Medicine to train doctoral students through the NIH BD2K’s T32 Biomedical Big Data Science program (2016-2021). His research interests include massive data analytics, biomedical informatics, mHealth and eHealth, visual knowledge reasoning and search engine design. Project sponsors, in addition to the NSF, include the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, the U.S. Department of Education and other for-profit and nonprofit organizations.     Online tags: Bioinformatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Health Care Systems, Imaging, Remote Sensing Computer Science Shyu, Chi-Ren Jeffrey Uhlmann Associate Professor 217 Naka Hall 573-884-2129 UhlmannJ@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Oxford MS and BA from the University of Missouri Information fusion Entertainment engineering Digital combinatorics Jeffrey Uhlmann is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. He has published seminal work in the areas of information and sensor fusion, metric data structures and nonlinear estimation. He also has a long background in experimental music and filmmaking. Online tags: Entertainment Engineering Computer Science Uhlmann, Jeffrey Yunxin Zhao Professor 141B Naka Hall 573-882-3374 ZhaoY@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Washington BS from the Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications Automatic speech recognition Speech, language, and signal processing Machine learning Yunxin Zhao is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. A recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, Zhao has published more than 100 journal and conference papers and has been granted six U.S. patents. Zhao’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Whitaker Foundation, the U.S. Army, Microsoft Research, Office of Naval Research through the small business technology transfer program with Signal Processing Inc. and the Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute of Japan. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Multimedia, Signal Processing Computer Science Zhao, Yunxin Xinhua Zhuang C.W. LaPierre Professor Fellow, IEEE 211 Naka Hall 573-882-2382 ZhuangX@missouri.edu PhD equivalent from Peking University Multimedia coding, communications and security 3-D vision and visualization Internet search Xinhua Zhuang is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He serves as director of the Multimedia Communications and Visualization Lab and director of the Missouri China Institute. His research interests lie in image processing, image coding, computer vision and interactive video. Zhuang has contributed chapters to eight books and authored more than 270 publications including 43 IEEE Transaction papers. His work in morphological image analysis and wavelet image coding is particularly notable. He is a recipient of the college’s senior faculty research award. Zhuang served as keynote speaker for IEEE International Conference Audio, Language and Image Processing in 2008, general co-chair for IEEE International Conference Multimedia and Expo in 2004 and 2007 and for IEEE International Workshop Multimedia Signal Processing in 2005. He has received numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NATO and NASA, and he has served as a consultant to Siemens, Panasonic, NeoPath, Huawei and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Online tags: Computer Security, Imaging, Multimedia Computer Science Zhuang, Xinhua Mahmoud Almasri Associate Professor 323 Naka Hall 573-882-0813 AlmasriM@missouri.edu PhD from Southern Methodist University MS and BS from Bogazici University Microelectromechanical systems Biomedical microsystems Microfabrication Mahmoud Almasri is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Almasri’s research and published materials include uncooled infrared microblometers, micromirrors, Coulter counter, micropost array for mapping cell traction forces, wafer level packaging and three-dimensional microscaffolds for brain slice and neuronal network studies in vitro and in situ. Online tags: Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Almasri, Mahmoud Michela Becchi Assistant Professor 335 Naka Hall 573-882-4499 BecchiM@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Washington University Laurea degree from Politecnico di Milano High-performance processor architectures Networking systems and applications Data structure design and algorithm acceleration on parallel computer architectures Michela Becchi is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. She is also an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department and core faculty at the University of Missouri Informatics Institute. Before joining MU, she worked as a research staff member at NEC Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. Prior to that, Becchi worked for four years as a software engineer at IBM Germany Research and Development GmbH in Boeblingen, Germany. Her research interests include high-performance processor architectures, networking algorithms and architectures, data structure design and algorithm acceleration on parallel computer architectures. Online tags: Computer Security, Digital Systems, Distributed Systems, Parallel Processing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Becchi, Michela Randy Curry Logan Distinguished Professor 311 Naka Hall 573-882-3017 CurryRD@missouri.edu PhD from the University of St. Andrews MS and BS from Texas Tech University Pulsed power / high power electronics Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation Plasmas Randy D. Curry is the Logan Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri as well as director of the Center for Physical and Power Electronics. Curry worked for more than 11 years in industry as an engineer and physicist. He has actively worked in water disinfection using electron beams, pulsed electric fields and ultraviolet light. Curry recently completed a contract for research into compact power supplies for pulse power geometries, and he is currently researching high-power liquid dielectric switches for directed energy applications. Online tags: Electromagnetics, Lasers, Physical Electronics, Pulse Power Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Curry, Randy Curt Davis Naka Endowed Professor Fellow, IEEE 323 Naka Hall 573-884-3789 DavisCH@missouri.edu PhD and BS from the University of Kansas Geospatial intelligence Satellite remote sensing Image processing Curt Davis is the Naka Endowed Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Davis also is the founding and current director of MU’s Center for Geospatial Intelligence, an interdisciplinary center that focuses on geospatial intelligence needs critical for national security, homeland defense and military combat support. His research has been funded by both civilian and defense government agencies including NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army, as well as industry leaders such as the Boeing Co., Raytheon Co., Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Northrop Grumman Corp. and others. Online tags: Geospatial Intelligence, Imaging, Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Signal Processing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Davis, Curt Guilherme DeSouza Associate Professor 325 Naka Hall 573-882-5579 DesouzaG@missouri.edu PhD from Purdue University MS and BS from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Robotics and robotic vision Human-computer interaction Robotic assistive technology Guilherme DeSouza is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Winner of Purdue University’s Honeywell Teaching Award, the Maria Canto Neuberger Research Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award, DeSouza came to MU after working as a principal research scientist at Purdue and as a senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He also worked for more than 10 years at the Brazilian Power Systems Research Center on distributed and real-time systems for supervisory control and data acquisition and on diagnostic of power systems using machine learning, pattern recognition and computational intelligence. DeSouza has established the Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab with funds from the Leonard Wood Institute, VistaCon/Naval Research Lab, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the MU Research Board. Online tags: Assistive Technology, Computational Intelligence, Imaging, Pattern Recognition, Remote Sensing, Robotics Electrical Engineering & Computer Science DeSouza, Guilherme Robert Druce Assistant Teaching Professor 313 Naka Hall 573-882-9122 DruceR@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Texas Tech University BS from Lamar University Physical electronics Explosives Radio frequency Robert Druce is an assistant teaching professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His primary research targets pulsed power and radio frequency effects. Initially working for the Air Force Weapons Laboratory (now AFRL/DE), Druce compiled a comprehensive pulsed power bibliography, published and available on NTIS. He spent 25 years working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory performing various national security tasks, including high-explosives research focused on performance testing of various detonating explosives (e.g. HNS, PETN, TATB), electrical initiation of secondary explosives, development of diagnostics to study detonation physics, high explosive safety and initiability studies. He also investigated initiation systems for MCG generators. Additionally, he studied photoconductive switching at the Defense Research Agency in Great Britain. Online tags: Physical Electronics Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Druce, Robert Greg Engel Associate Professor 349 Naka Hall 573-882-2972 EngelT@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from Texas Tech University Energy Conversion Electromechanics Systems T. Greg Engel is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Online tags: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Engel, Greg John Gahl Professor, P.E. Director, Nuclear Engineering Program 231 Naka Hall GahlJ@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Texas Tech University BS from The Ohio State University Nuclear plasma and beam science Material science Pulsed power John Gahl is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also director of the Nuclear Engineering Program and the director of the Material Science Program at the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center, the largest university-based research reactor in the United States. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Electromagnetics, Materials, Pulse Power Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Gahl, John Keshab Gangopadhyay Research Professor 204 Engineering Building North 573-882-5619 and 573-356-9459 GangopadhyayK@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Indian Institute of Technology BS from Jadavpur University Nanotechnology Nanoenergetics Nuclear engineering Keshab Gangopadhyay is a research professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He also holds an adjunct professorship at MU’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute. His areas of research are nanotechnology, nanoenergetics, neutron transport theory, particle simulation methods and hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability. Gangopadhyay served as co-director of the Institute of Numerical Transport Theory at Texas Tech University in 1988 and 1991. He is the co-founder of two nanotechnology companies incorporated in Missouri and works with MU, investors and federal agencies to commercialize several technologies. Gangopadhyay serves on the executive board of the Missouri-based NanoTechnology Enterprise Consortium. Online tags: Nanotechnology, Nuclear Engineering Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Gangopadhyay, Keshab Shubhra Gangopadhyay C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair Professor Fellow, APS; NAI 141A Naka Hall 573-882-4070 GangopadhyayS@missouri.edu PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology MS and BS from Jabalpur University Nanomaterial processing using top down and bottom up (self-assembly) approaches Nanoengineered energetic materials and their integration with MEMS for various applications Bio-micro and nano electro-mechanical systems (Bio MEMS/NEMS) Shubhra Gangopadhyay is the C.W. LaPierre Endowed Chair in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri as well as co-director of the MU International Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology, which researches and develops miniaturized systems and nanomaterials. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army and the National Institutes of Health. A fellow of the American Physical Society, Gangopadhyay received the 2002 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scientist of the Year Award at Texas Tech University. In 2008, she was a Nano 50 award recipient for the invention of nanoengineered thermites and applications. In 2004, Gangopadhyay co-founded a company, Nems/Mems, with a vision to develop novel products in the area of nanotechnology. Online tags: Materials, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Gangopadhyay, Shubhra Zhihai "Henry" He Professor Fellow, IEEE 225 Naka Hall 573-882-3495 HeZhi@missouri.edu PhD from the University of California MS from the Chinese Academy of Sciences BS from Beijing Normal University Image/video processing Coding and network communication Wireless video sensor network Zhihai “Henry” He is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He worked as a research engineer at the David Sarnoff Research Center before joining the MU faculty. Online tags: Computer Security, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Henry He, Imaging, Multimedia, Wireless Networks Electrical Engineering & Computer Science He, Zhihai “Henry” Dominic Ho Professor Fellow, IEEE 331 Naka Hall 573-882-8023 HoD@missouri.edu PhD and BS from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Digital and sensor array signal processing Detection, estimation and tracking Telecommunications and wireless communications Dominic K.C. Ho is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He gained industrial experience at Nortel Networks and Ericsson. Ho serves as associate editor for both IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Signal Processing Letters and as editor for ITU Standard Recommendation G.168: Digital Network Echo Cancellers and G.160: Voice Enhancement Devices. His research has been funded by the U.S. Army, Army Research Office, the U.S. Air Force, Nortel Networks, Ericsson, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and TRW Inc. Online tags: Digital Systems, Signal Processing, Wireless Networks Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Ho, Dominic Naz Islam Professor 319 Naka Hall 573-882-7570 IslamN@missouri.edu PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MS from Islamabad University BS from Punjab University RF effects on electrical and biological systems Switches for high-powered applications TH3, fractal antennas, matamaterials Naz Islam is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Missouri. Islam is principal investigator of a project researching radio frequency effects on electronic systems and has served as lead investigator for a project involving semiconductor device simulation, fabrication and radiation effects studies. His work has been funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Online tags: Electromagnetics, Nuclear Engineering Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Islam, Naz James Keller Curators Professor R. L. Tatum Professor 307 Naka Hall 573-882-7339 KellerJ@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Missouri MA from Southern Illinois University BA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis Pattern recognition Image processing Computational intelligence James M. Keller is a Curators Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments at the University of Missouri as well as R. L. Tatum Professor for the college. Keller’s research interests are in computational intelligence with current applications to eldercare technology, bioinformatics, geospatial intelligence and landmine detection. Online tags: Computational Intelligence, Eldercare, Imaging, Pattern Recognition Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Keller, James Matthew Klaric Assistant Research Professor W3033 Lafferre Hall 573-884-6400 KlaricM@missouri.edu PhD from University of Missouri BS from Saint Louis University Geospatial intelligence Satellite remote sensing Image processing Matthew Klaric is an assistant research professor at the Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. The CGI is an interdisciplinary center that focuses on geospatial intelligence needs critical for national security, homeland defense and military combat support. He has participated in projects sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Leonard Wood Institute. His research interests include image analysis, remote sensing, content-based retrieval and pattern recognition. Klaric is a founding member of two start-up companies that seek to commercialize geospatial-intelligence-related research performed at MU. Online tags: Distributed Systems, Entrepreneurship, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Imaging, Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Signal Processing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Klaric, Matthew Scott Kovaleski Professor 349 Naka Hall 573-882-6387 KovaleskiS@missouri.edu PhD and MSE from the University of Michigan BS from Purdue University Nuclear, plasma and beam science Pulsed power Electric propulsion Scott Kovaleski is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also part of the Nuclear Engineering Program. Kovaleski currently has numerous federally-funded projects that include research involving plasma propulsion, ion sources and accelerators and electrical and spectroscopic plasma diagnostics. Online tags: Electromagnetics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Electronics, Pulse Power Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Kovaleski, Scott Jae W. Kwon James C. Dowell Professor 303 Naka Hall 573-882-0762 KwonJ@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Southern California BS from Kyungpook National University Micro/nanoelectromechanical systems Micro/nano sensors and actuators Biomedical M/NEMS Jae W. Kwon is a James C. Dowell Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Missouri. A recipient of the National Academies of Keck Future Initiative Award and the National Science Foundation CAREER award, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California before joining the faculty at MU. He has extensive experience with various M/NEMS research projects. His research interests include micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS), nanotechnology, micro/nanofabrication processing technology, sensors, actuators, and piezoelectric transducers, bio sensors, nano-bio-technology, microfluidic devices and systems, micro/nano power generator and micro/nano energy harvester. Online tags: Acoustics, Biomedical Engineering, Deposition, Energy, Environmental Engineering, Health Care Systems, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Electronics, Remote Sensing, Sensors, Systems Design / Analysis, Wireless Networks Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Kwon, Jae W. Justin Legarsky Director of Undergraduate Studies 223 Naka Hall 573-882-7558 LegarskyJ@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Kansas BS from the University of Washington Ground based radar imaging Image processing Microwave sensors and antennas Justin J. Legarsky is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Legarsky’s experience includes a stint at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he worked on the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument currently orbiting Mars. His research has been funded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the MU Research Board, Raytheon Co., the National Reconnaissance Office, NASA, the European Space Agency, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. Online tags: Digital Systems, Remote Sensing, Signal Processing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Legarsky, Justin Cherian Joseph Mathai Research Scientist 349 Naka Hall 573-882-8135 MathaiC@missouri.edu PhD from Cochin University of Science and Technology MSc from Osmania University BSc from University of Kerala Deposition and characterization of thin films Metamaterials Nano porous materials Cherian Joseph Mathai is a research scientist in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His areas of expertise include thin film deposition and nano porous/structured films. He also works on metamaterials. Apart from the research projects, he also manages the Nano MEMS semiconductor facility. Online tags: Materials, Nanotechnology Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Mathai, Cherian Joseph Satish S. Nair Professor, Ph.D., P.E. 229 Naka Hall 573-882-2964 NairS@missouri.edu PhD and MS from The Ohio State University BS from the Indian Institute of Technology Dynamical foundations of neuroscience Computational neuroscience and systems biology Reverse engineering brain circuits Satish S. Nair is the Beuscher fellow and a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering departments at the University of Missouri. He has served as the College of Engineering’s associate dean for research. Nair’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA and the U.S. Air Force. He is a past chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Division. He is also a registered professional control engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Controls, Neural Networks, Satish Nair Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Nair, Satish Robert O'Connell Professor, P.E. 309 Naka Hall 573-882-8373 OConnellR@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Illinois BE from Manhattan College Power electronics and systems Engineering education Optical switching Robert M. O’Connell is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Prior to joining the University, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a research electronics engineer. He has conducted research and published articles on piezoelectric materials, high-power optical materials, power quality problems in power systems, power electronics, applications of linear electric motors and microwave power amplifiers. His current research interests are in power quality, power electronics and optically gated switch-mode microwave power amplifiers and engineering education. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Electromagnetics, Energy, Optics, Physical Electronics, Simulation Electrical Engineering & Computer Science O`Connell, Robert Kannappan Palaniappan Interim Department Chair, EECS Professor 205 Naka Hall 573-884-9266 Pal@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Illinois MA Sc. and BA Sc. from the University of Waterloo Biomedical image and video analysis Data mining and visualization Computer vision and pattern recognition Kannappan Palaniappan is the interim chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments and a professor of computer science. He has received several notable awards, including the National Academies Jefferson Science Fellowship (first in Missouri), the NASA Public Service Medal for pioneering contributions to (Big Data) scientific visualization of petabyte-sized archives, the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, the Boeing Welliver Summer Faculty Fellowship, and MU’s William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, he co-founded the Visualization and Analysis Lab that has produced a number of spectacular Digital Earth visualizations used by search engines (BlueMarble), museums, magazines and broadcast television. He is co-inventor of the Interactive Image SpreadSheet for handling large multispectral imagery, and he developed the first massively parallel semi-fluid cloud motion analysis algorithm using geostationary satellite imagery. In 2014, his team won first place at the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Change Detection Workshop video analytics challenge. In 2015, the team was a finalist in the CVPR Video Object Tracking Challenge, and in 2016, the team won the best paper award at the CVPR Automatic Traffic Surveillance Workshop and also was selected as a finalist for a best student paper award at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society conference (EMBC 2016). He has several U.S. patents, including one for moving object detection using the flux tensor split Gaussian model and the other for fast bundle adjustment to accurately estimate the pose of airborne camera sensor systems. Research projects have been funded by National Institutes of Health, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, NASA, the National Science Foundation and others. His current, multidisciplinary interests in computer vision, high performance computing, data science and biomedical image analysis range across orders of scale from sub-cellular microscopy at the molecular level to aerial and satellite remote sensing imaging at the macro level. Online tags: Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Parallel Processing, Remote Sensing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Palaniappan, Kannappan Grant Scott Assistant Research Professor Adjunct Assistant Professor W3038 Lafferre Hall 573-884-6400 GrantScott@missouri.edu PhD from University of Missouri MS and BS from University of Missouri Pattern-recognition databases Geospatial intelligence and remote sensing High-performance computing Grant Scott is an assistant research professor in the Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Computer Science Department. The CGI is an interdisciplinary center that focuses on geospatial intelligence needs critical for national security, homeland defense and military combat support. Scott is currently the principal investigator for a terrain-based geolocation project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has participated in projects sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army. His current research is in the area of automated exploitation of high-resolution satellite data, including geospatial database development, imagery feature-extraction algorithm development and distributed automatic imagery processing orchestration architectures. His research interests also include knowledge-driven multidimensional indexing and content-based retrieval in biomedical and geospatial databases. Other research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, computational intelligence, databases (geospatial, media-content, and traditional), parallel/distributed systems and information theory in support of media databases systems. Online tags: Content-based Retrieval, Distributed Processing, Geospatial Intelligence, GPU Programming, Image Processing, Parallel Processing, Remote Sensing Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scott, Grant Marjorie Skubic Professor 329 Naka Hall 573-882-7766 SkubicM@missouri.edu PhD from Texas A&M University MS from Texas A&M University-Kingsville BS from South Dakota State University Eldercare technology Human-robot interaction Spatial reasoning interfaces Marjorie Skubic is a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, with a joint appointment in the Computer Science Department. She serves as the director of MU’s Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, an interdisciplinary group focused on investigating sensing, pattern recognition and IT methods to help seniors stay functionally active and independent. Skubic’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Naval Research Lab and the U.S. Administration on Aging. Online tags: Computational Intelligence, Eldercare, Health Care Systems, Information Systems, Pattern Recognition, Robotics, Sensors Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Skubic, Marjorie Dong Xu James C. Dowell Professor Director of Information Technology Program 227 Naka Hall 573-882-2299 XuDong@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MS and BS from Peking University Bioinformatics/Computational systems biology Protein structure prediction Machine Learning Dong Xu is James C. Dowell Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Information Technology Program, with appointments in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and the Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He obtained his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and did two years of postdoctoral work at the US National Cancer Institute. He was a Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory until 2003 before joining the University of Missouri, where he served as Department Chair of Computer Science during 2007-2016. His research is in computational biology and bioinformatics, including machine-learning application in bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, post-translational modification prediction, high-throughput biological data analyses, in silico studies of plants, microbes and cancers, biological information systems, and mobile App development for healthcare. He has published nearly 300 papers. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of “IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.” He was elected to the rank of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2015. Online tags: Bioinformatics, Energy, Information Systems, Machine Learning Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Xu, Dong Cheng "Alec" Chang Associate Professor Emeritus, P.E. ChangC@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Mississippi State University BS from Tunghai University Information systems design Engineering experimental design Quality control systems and ISO9000 application C. Alec Chang is an associate professor emeritus in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Chang also has served as a research scientist at the U.S. Army’s Human Engineering Laboratory in Maryland and as editor of The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. With more than 10 years of industrial experience in information and manufacturing systems design, Chang has focused on work station design, information systems design and design retrieval. He is a registered professional engineer and has led research projects in design retrieval systems and industrial quality issues, supported by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory and the Department of Defense. Chang has published 100 articles derived from his research. He retired in 2015. Online tags: Cheng Chang, Design, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Imaging, Information Systems, Production, Quality Control/Management, Reliability, Six Sigma, Systems Design / Analysis Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Chang, Cheng “Alec” Christine Costello Assistant Professor E3437N Lafferre 573-882-8908 costelloc@missouri.edu MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University BS from Temple University Sustainble Engineering Agricultural Systems Environmental Engineering Christine Costello is an assistant research professor with the Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department. Her research interests include systems sustainability, specifically the evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient flows, water and land use associated with current and potential agricultural systems and management options. Costello uses life cycle assessment and fate and transport models to link land-based anthropogenic activities to impacts incurred by ecosystems. She is particularly focused on food consumption and the role of human behavior as a driver for agricultural production. Specifically, she uses environmentally-extended input-output life cycle assessment (EE-IO LCA) techniques to evaluate environmental impacts throughout production supply chains the U.S. economy. She also evaluates biofuels at the systems level using sustainability metrics, e.g., greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient pollution. Similarly, she models how biofuel co-products, e.g., distiller’s grains, impact livestock and human feed/food production and supply chains. Online tags: Agriculture, Biofuels, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Costello, Christine Jung Hyup Kim Assistant Professor E3437G Lafferre Hall 573-884-0354 kijung@missouri.edu PhD from Pennsylvania State University BS from Mississippi State University Human-in-the-loop simulation Cognitive Human Factors Human-computer interaction Jung Hyup Kim is an assistant professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Kim’s main research foci include human-in-the-loop simulation, cognitive human factors and human-computer interaction. Online tags: Human Factors / Ergonomics, Simulation Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Kim, Jung Hyup Cerry Klein Professor Planning and Operations Facilitator E3437K Lafferre Hall 573-882-4858 KleinC@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Purdue University BS from Northwest Missouri State University Integrated production systems Logistical systems Manufacturing processes Cerry M. Klein is a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and planning and operations facilitator for the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Klein is a recipient of the notable William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, as well as the Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Graduate Education and the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Klein has specialized in the development of decision-making tools and modeling, as well as algorithmic development for manufacturing and service systems. Among the industrial and government institutions that have funded Klein’s research are the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, McDonnell Douglas, Ameren Missouri, Union Electric and the Missouri Department of Transportation. Online tags: Decision Support Systems, Economic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Health Care Systems, Information Systems, Logistics, Manufacturing, Material Handling, Operations Research, Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Systems Design / Analysis, Transportation Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Klein, Cerry Ronald McGarvey Assistant Professor E3437H Lafferre Hall 573-882-9564 mcgarveyr@missouri.edu PhD from Pennsylvania State University Applied optimization Public policy Resource management Ronald McGarvey joined the University of Missouri in 2013 with a joint appointment in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. His primary research interest is in applied optimization and its applications to public policy and resource management. McGarvey has more than 10 years of experience working as a researcher in Project AIR FORCE, a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation that is tasked with performing policy analysis on behalf of Air Force leadership. His research objectives are to examine a broad set of public policy problems via the application of prescriptive mathematical modeling tools, as opposed to the focus on descriptive statistical models that currently receives greater attention in the public policy arena. This research aims to advance the methods for modeling public sector problems and provide policymakers with objective analyses to inform and improve their decision-making. Click here to view Curriculum Vitae. Online tags: Logistics, Operations Research, Optimization, Sustainability Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering McGarvey, Ronald James Noble Professor, P.E. Director of Undergraduate Studies E3437F Lafferre Hall 573-882-9561 NobleJ@missouri.edu PhD and MS from Purdue University BS from the University of Oklahoma Logistics and distribution Integrated production system design Material flow systems James S. Noble is a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at the University of Missouri and MU Site Director for the NSF I/UCRC Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution. He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering award in 1997. Noble is currently working on research related to integrated production systems, logistics and distribution. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Hallmark Cards Inc., Ameren Missouri, Boeing Co., Nordyne Co., 3M Co., Square D, the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Missouri Department of Transportation. He earned the earned the 2014 Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching, which recognizes faculty who start a new writing-intensive course or are taking a new direction with their writing-intensive teaching. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: CELDi, Decision Support Systems, Economic Analysis, Human Factors / Ergonomics, Lean Manufacturing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Material Handling, Operations Research, Optimization, Production, Simulation, Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, Systems Design / Analysis, Transportation Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Noble, James Luis Occeña Department Chair, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Associate Professor E3437J Lafferre Hall 573-882-9566 OccenaL@missouri.edu PhD from Purdue University MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University BS from De La Salle University Scalable information and systems integration Product and process design and modeling Product life cycle management Luis G. Occeña is the department chairman and an associate professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Occeña’s current research focuses on computer-integrated systems and its applications to a variety of industries and the development of information tools and virtual models to help increase productivity, safety and quality. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and corporate sponsors. Online tags: Agriculture, Automation, Controls, Decision Support Systems, Design, Economic Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Food Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Health Care Systems, Information Systems, Lean Manufacturing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Material Handling, Nondestructive Evaluation, Production, Robotics, Sensors, Simulation, Supply Chain Management, Systems Design / Analysis Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Occeña, Luis Bin Wu Professor E3437L Lafferre Hall 573-882-5540 WuBi@missouri.edu PhD and BS from Brunel University Manufacturing and supply systems design Health care systems engineering Industrial energy efficiency Bin Wu is a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at the University of Missouri, and director of the Missouri Industrial Assessment Center. Wu is an internationally-recognized expert in the design and management of manufacturing and supply systems, and he has written a number of books on the subject that have been adopted as standard undergraduate and postgraduate texts worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous awards and established the International Journal of Manufacturing System Design, acting as its editor in chief since 1996. His research has been funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. Wu is a Royal Chartered Engineer (U.K.). Online tags: Energy, Entrepreneurship, Health Care Systems, Information Systems, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Multimedia, Supply Chain Management, Systems Design / Analysis Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Wu, Bin Chung-Lung (C.L.) Chen Professor Director of the Thermal, Fluid & Energy Laboratory E2403B Lafferre Hall 573-882-9037 ChenCL@Missouri.edu PhD from University Colorado Boulder MS from University of Colorado Boulder BS from National Cheng Kung University Thermal management, flow control and microfluidics Power generation and renewable energy Multidisciplinary modeling and integration Chung-Lung (C.L.) Chen is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the director of the Thermal, Fluid & Energy Laboratory at the University of Missouri. Before joining MU in 2011, he was the department manager and founder of Applied Computational Physics and Thermal & Flow Physics at the Teledyne Scientific (formerly the Rockwell Science Center). In this tenure, he worked in close collaboration with industry and academia partners to develop many successful multidisciplinary programs. He led a wide range of paradigm-shift programs in fluid/structure/acoustics, power generation, cooling technology, micro/nano technology and development of multidisciplinary computational technology. Chen’s research has been funded by multiple offices within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, NASA, the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the National Reconnaissance Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Collins, the Boeing Co., Kimberly Clark, RTI International and Industrial Technology Research Institute. He worked at the NASA Ames Research Center on computational aerodynamics and helicopter rotor flows from 1985 to 1988. He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical papers, 10 U.S. patents and one book chapter. He received National Chung Kung University’s DAA Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2011. Online tags: Energy, Thermodynamics Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Chen, Chung-Lung (C.L.) Hsiu-hung "Simon" Chen Assistant Research Professor E1412 Lafferre Hall 573-882-1649 chenhsi@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Washington MS from National Chiao Tung University BS from National Chiao Tung University High-heat-flux thermal management µ-fluidic and Hierarchical Surface in Micro/Nano Scale Biopreservation Technology Hsiu-hung “Simon” Chen is a research assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He currently is involved with projects encompassing thermal management of solar power system; the fundamental study of phase-change on hierarchical surface; and interface improvement for thermal connector. Before joining the Thermal, Fluid & Energy Laboratory in 2011, he worked on an National Institutes of Health-funded project regarding Germplasm preservation and was trained as a postdoctoral researcher. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Energy, Hsiu-hung "Simon" Chen, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Chen, Hsiu-hung “Simon” Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy Professor E3408 Lafferre Hall 573-882-6641 ElgizawyA@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Waterloo MS and BS from Cairo University Manufacturing design Computer-aided manufacturing and design Product realization process A. Sherif El-Gizawy is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. El-Gizawy also serves as director of the Industrial and Technological Development Center, a research facility unit that aims to improve national industrial productivity and enhance America’s competitive position in the world market. Online tags: Design, Manufacturing Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering El-Gizawy, Ahmed Sherif Roger Fales Associate Professor E3415 Lafferre Hall 573-884-1564 FalesR@missouri.edu PhD from Iowa State University MS and BS from Kansas State University Automatic control systems Fluid power systems Medical devices Roger Fales is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. An engineer for Caterpillar Inc. before joining MU, Fales has four years of industrial experience developing fluid power and off-highway machine systems and controls. His research has focused on robust control design and stability of dynamic systems with applications in fluid power, high speed milling and medical devices. His research has been funded by Caterpillar Inc., Honeywell and the Boeing Co. Online tags: Controls, Dynamics, Hydraulics Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Fales, Roger Zaichun "Frank" Feng Director of Graduate Studies Professor E2413A Lafferre Hall 573-884-4624 FengF@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Minnesota BS from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nonlinear dynamics Vibration control and acoustics for noise suppression Micro electrico-mechanical systems (MEMS) Frank Feng is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He has conducted research on design, modeling and fabrication of MEMS devices and microsensors funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army. His works include the design and fabrication of microgyroscopes, cell electrochemical sensors and microfluidic channels for cell sorting. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Online tags: Acoustics, Controls, Energy, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Feng, Zaichun “Frank” Vitaly Gruzdev Assistant Research Professor W0003 Lafferre Hall 573-882-7292 GruzdevV@missouri.edu PhD from the S.I.Vavilov State Optical Institute MA and BA from the Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics Ultrafast laser-material interactions Ultrafast laser nanoparticle interactions Physics of condensed matter Vitaly Gruzdev is an assistant research professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He received his doctorate in 2000 from S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Gruzdev has won the ISSEP’s Post-Graduate Award and stipend three times, the Best Oral Presentation Award at 35th Annual Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers. He is a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and the Optical Society of America. He is a co-chair of SPIE Laser Damage Symposium (2009-present). His experimental research spans from femtosecond laser-induced chemistry of biological molecules to ultra-fast laser-nanoparticle interactions and non-thermal micro/nano-structuring of solid materials. His major interests in theoretical simulations are focused on laser excitation of electronics in solids and nanoparticles and related processes of energy absorption and transfer. Online tags: Lasers, Nanotechnology Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Gruzdev, Vitaly Xu Han Assistant Research Professor MU Life Science Business Incubator, Room 113 Columbia MO 65211 573-268-9501 HanX@missouri.edu PhD from University of Kentucky BS from University of Science and Technology of China Cell and tissue cryopreservation Micro-scale thermodynamics Phase transition and heat/mass transfer Xu Han is an assistant research professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is the winner of Faculty Innovation Award and MU IP Fast-track Award. His research focuses on development of novel cell and tissue cryopreservation techniques, investigation of cell-damaging mechanisms generated by cryopreservation procedures and production of lab-on-chip or easy-to-use devices for cell and tissue cryopreservation. He is a major contributor to five research projects funded by National Institutes of Health awarded to the University of Missouri. He has written more than 30 journal and proceeding papers, has published a book chapter and has two patents. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Han, Xu Guoliang Huang Professor E2410 Lafferre Hall 573-882-5915 HuangG@missouri.edu PhD from University of Alberta, Canada MS from the Beijing Institute of Technology BS from Zhongshan Univerity 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 Guoliang Huang is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Dr. Huang works in the broad area of Solid Mechanics and Structures, in particular the new frontiers of structural dynamics, aerodynamics, and dynamical behaviors of composite materials, both man-made and formed naturally, and understanding relationship between microstructures and material properties (structure and material dynamics, and elastic and acoustic wave characterization). His research has been focusing on new multi-physical composite materials addressing challenges in designing of passive and active elastic/acoustic/seismic metamaterials for efficient vibration/acoustic/earthquake wave attenuation, dynamic control, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting, bio-sensing and others. Dr. Huang has published around 80 first class international journal papers in those fields, one book, three chapters in book, and 85 international conference publications. His research projects are funded by NSF, ONR, NASA, ARPA-E, AFOSR and major industries. He gave many plenary/keynote talks in many international and national conferences and served as organizing committee members. He serves as Associate Editor of Wave Motion. Online tags: Energy, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Materials, Nanotechnology, Nondestructive Evaluation, Sensors, Signal Processing, Structures Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Huang, Guoliang Sanjeev Khanna C.W. LaPierre Professor Fellow, ASME E3412 Lafferre Hall 573-884-9109 KhannaS@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Rhode Island MS and BS from the Indian Institute of Technology Solid mechanics and nano-mechanical behavior of materials Energy efficiency Introducing problem based learning (PBL) in engineering curriculum Sanjeev K. Khanna is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Along with four years of experience as a hydro turbine design engineer for Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., India, Khanna has experience at a wide range of academic institutions and is a winner of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for junior faculty members. Khanna has received research funding from the NSF, the Auto Steel Partnership, Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also currently serves as the director of energy solutions and research center in the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium and as assistant director of the Missouri Industrial Assessment Center. Online tags: Design, Energy, Materials, Nanotechnology, Optics Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Khanna, Sanjeev Craig Kluever Professor Fellow, AAS; Associate Fellow, AIAA E3414 Lafferre Hall 573-882-6764 KlueverC@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from Iowa State University Guidance and control of aerospace vehicles Orbital mechanics Optimal control and estimation Craig A. Kluever is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He worked in the Space Shuttle Guidance, Navigation and Control group at Rockwell International before joining MU. His research has been funded by NASA, the Science Applications International Corp., Caterpillar Inc. and Global Aerospace Corp. Online tags: Aerospace Engineering, Compressible Flow, Controls, Hydraulics, Optimization Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Kluever, Craig Hao Li Professor E2404B Lafferre Hall 573-884-5510 LiHa@missouri.edu PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology ME and BE from Xi’an Jiaotong University Nano materials Biomaterials Thin films and coatings Hao Li is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Li’s research focuses on synthesis, characterization and application of novel nanomaterials and biomaterials. Research topics include dental nanocomposites, orthopedic bioabsorbable implants, bone cement, nanoparticle-cell interaction and graphene, among others. Li’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. A recipient of the NSF’s CAREER award, Li was a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University before coming to MU. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Deposition, Entrepreneurship, Lasers, Manufacturing, Materials, Nanotechnology, Sensors, Technology Transfer, Tissue Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Li, Hao Jian Lin Assistant Professor E2404C Lafferre Hall 573-882-8427 LinJian@missouri.edu PhD from the University of California, Riverside MS from the University of California, Riverside BS from Zhejiang University Nanomaterials synthesis and processing Energy conversion/storage Electronics Jian “Javen” Lin is an assistant professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and automation engineering in 2007, followed by a master’s degree in electrical engineering and doctorate in mechanical engineering in 2010 and 2011, respectively. His research interests are in the fields of nanomanufacturing for energy conversion and storage, as well as large-area electronic devices, through developing novel nanomaterials and device architectures. Lin has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers in the areas of energy, electronics and nanomaterials. He holds four issued and pending international patents. He has been an invited reviewer for 10 scientific journals. His work in transparent and flexible memory has been highlighted featured by the National Science Foundation and the American Chemical Society and featured in Science Daily. His work in lithium ion batteries anodes enables the wide report such as Air Force Research Lab, Manufacturing Engineering magazine, Science Daily. Online tags: Electronics, Energy, Nanomanufacturing, Nanotechnology Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Lin, Jian Yuyi Lin Associate Professor, P.E. Fellow, ASME E3409 Lafferre Hall 573-882-7505 LinY@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of California BS from Fuzhou University Machine design; Mechanical spring and valve train dynamics Adsorbent natural gas process and equipment High-pressure/high-temperature manufacturing Yuyi Lin is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and private companies such as Monsanto Co., Chung Rong Spring Group and Pacific Metallurgical LLC. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a registered professional engineer in Missouri. Online tags: Design, Manufacturing, Optimization Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Lin, Yuyi Stephen Lombardo Professor C3212 Lafferre Hall Columbia, Missouri 65211 573-884-1644 LombardoS@missouri.edu PhD from the University of California, Berkeley BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Ceramic materials and ceramic processing Electronic ceramics Transport phenomena and kinetics Stephen J. Lombardo is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Department. Lombardo has several years of industrial experience, having worked for Saint-Gobain Corp. and CeraMem Corp. His research has been financed by the National Science Foundation, the University of Missouri Research Board, the MU Research Reactor and the Petroleum Research Fund, as well as by private businesses such as Alcoa Corp., AlliedSignal, Concurrent Technologies Corp., Honeywell and Procter & Gamble. Online tags: Materials, Supercritical Fluid Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Lombardo, Stephen Hongbin "Bill" Ma C.W. LaPierre Professor Fellow, ASME E3407 Lafferre Hall 573-884-5944 MaH@missouri.edu PhD from Texas A&M University MS from Lamar University MS and BS from Dalian Maritime University Phase-change heat transfer and heat pipes Electronics cooling and thermal management Ejector refrigeration Hongbin (Bill) Ma, is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the College of Engineering’s Center for Thermal Management. A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Ma conducts research in phase-change heat transfer, thermal management, ejector refrigeration and heat pipes. He founded the research consortium for Innovative Thermal Management (ISoTherM Research Consortium) at MU to tackle current and future cooling needs, develop novel low-cost cooling technologies and deliver the research results directly to industry.  He has conducted research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Intel Corp., Outokumpu, Foxconn, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Northrop Grumman, the Office of Naval Research, the Leonard Wood Institute, Rockwell Automation, Gore-Tex, the Department of Education, the MU Research Board and the University Research Council, totaling more than $4 million. Ma has delivered lectures to the thermal engineers at Intel Corp., Rockwell, Lockheed Martin Co., Pall Corp. and General Electric Co. in the field of thermal management. His research work has resulted in more than 120 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Online tags: Heat Transfer, Hongbin Ma, Multi-phase flows Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Ma, Hongbin “Bill” Noah D. Manring Glen A. Barton Professor Fellow, ASME E3421 Lafferre Hall 573-882-0693 ManringN@missouri.edu PhD from Iowa State University MS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MA from Reformed Theological Seminary BS and BA from Michigan State University Fluid power Machine design Sustainable energy systems Noah D. Manring is the Glen A. Barton Professor of fluid power in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He previously served as chairman of the college’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and twice has served as associate dean of research. He holds 10 U.S. patents for innovations in the field of fluid power. As a professor, he has received research funding from Caterpillar Inc., Festo Corp. and the National Fluid Power Association, as well as from the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and various private donors. He has additionally done consulting work for several industrial firms, including Moog Inc., FMC Wyoming Corp., Dennison Hydraulics and Parker Hannifin. Manring published two textbooks, Hydraulic Control Systems and Fluid Power Pumps and Motors. Before joining the MU faculty, Manring worked for eight years in the off-highway mobile equipment industry. Online tags: Controls, Design, Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Manring, Noah D. Jacob A. McFarland Assistant Professor E3424 Lafferre Hall 573-882-5856 mcfarlandja@missouri.edu PhD from Texas A&M University MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University BS from Texas Tech University Shock Driven Mixing and Turbulence Supercritical CO2 Heat Transfer Multiphase Turbulence Jacob McFarland is an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. His research is in shock-driven hydrodynamic instabilities and supercritical CO2 heat transfer. His research uses both experiments and simulations to explore these areas. He has worked with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in high-energy density physics to study shock-driven variable density flows such as the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in large scale simulations. This work has applications in inertial confinement fusion power and astrophysics. McFarland built a shock tube facility for his doctoral work and performed experiments of these shock-driven flows using high speed optical diagnostics such as Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence an Particle Imaging Velocimetry. He also has worked on experiments to study the heat transfer characteristics of supercritical carbon dioxide for use in concentrated solar power plants or next generation nuclear power plants. Online tags: Compressible Flow, Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, High-Energy Density Physics, Hydrodynamics, Multi-phase flows, Shock Driven Flows, Simulation, Turbulence Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering McFarland, Jacob A. Nazia Afrin Research Specialist II E3419 Lafferre Hall Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 418-1816 afrinn@missouri.edu Nazia Afrin is a research specialist in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the College of Engineering. Online tags: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Nazia Afrin Steven Neal Associate Professor E3401 Lafferre Hall 573-882-3026 NealS@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS from Iowa State University Ultrasonic characterization of materials Solid mechanics Nondestructive evaluation Steven P. Neal is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Neal has several years of industrial experience, having worked for Sundstrand Hydro-Transmission. His research has been financed by the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Air Force Research Lab, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Honeywell (DOE-KCP), the International Copper Association, the National Cancer Institute and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, as well as by private businesses such as Allied-Signal, Boeing Co., Brush-Wellman and the Alcoa Foundation. Online tags: Materials, Nondestructive Evaluation, Tissue Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Neal, Steven P. "Frank" Pai C.W. LaPierre Professor P.E. E2403C Lafferre Hall 573-884-1474 PaiP@missouri.edu PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University MS from National Taiwan University Design of highly flexible deployable/inflatable structures Structural damage inspection and nonlinear dynamics Finite element methods and applications of smart materials P. Frank Pai is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Having joined Missouri after working three years at North Carolina A&T State University, Pai developed the MU Structural Mechanics and Controls Laboratory for advanced mechanical and aerospace structure research. Pai has received funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA Headquarters, NASA Langley Research Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army Research Office, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Sandia National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Raytheon E-Systems. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Controls, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Nondestructive Evaluation, Signal Processing, Structures Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Pai, P. “Frank” Chanwoo Park Associate Professor E3423 Lafferre Hall 573-882-6087 parkchanw@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Michigan MS from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology BS from Hanyang University, Seoul Multi-scale phase change heat transfer Thermal management Rechargeable batteries Chanwoo Park is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the Two-Phase Heat Transfer/Sustainable Energy Laboratory at the University of Missouri. His research interests include multi-scale two-phase heat transfer systems, sustainable/renewable energy, energy conversion and storage and multiple aspects of nanotechnology, including work with nano-fluids, fibers and composites. Park is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award in 2014, which funds his research on the energy-based area of thin-film evaporation enhancement. His research grants at primary investigator or co-primary investigator total more than $1.5 million, and his past appointments include the University of Nevada-Reno, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., and in the Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratory. Park has published 21 journal and 34 peer-reviewed conference papers. He holds seven patents and has been funded by the NSF, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency (MDA), NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Hyundai Motor Company and other industries. Online tags: Energy, Heat Transfer Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Park, Chanwoo Gary Solbrekken Director of Undergraduate Studies Associate Professor E2411A Lafferre Hall 573-882-5577 SolbrekkenG@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Minnesota BS from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Biological heat transfer Solid state energy conversion and metrology development Thermal management of electronic and nuclear components Gary L. Solbrekken is the director of undergraduate studies and an associate  professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also part of the Nuclear Engineering Program. He previously managed a thermal laboratory for Intel Corp. and holds four U.S. patents in the area of thermal management. His projects have been funded by Intel, W.L. Gore and Associates, Argonne National Lab, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Y-12 National Security Complex and MU. He is collaborating with the Veterinary School on tissue cryopreservation and with the University of Missouri Research Reactor on target design. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Solbrekken, Gary James E. (Jim) Thompson Professor Former Dean, College of Engineering C3207 Lafferre Hall ThompsonJE@missouri.edu PhD, MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University Electro-optics and lasers Electrical breakdown phenomena in gases, liquids, solids, and vacuum High voltage, high current, pulsed power systems and devices Jim Thompson is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He served as dean of the University of Missouri College of Engineering from 1994 to 2014. Prior to that, he was the dean of engineering for the University of New Mexico. Thompson is a registered professional engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and past president of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. Thompson was elected honorary doctor of the Institute for Electrophysics in Russia in 1992 for his outstanding achievements in the areas of discharges in vacuum and high-power pulsed technology. His areas of technical specialization include high voltage, electro-optics, electrical breakdown phenomena in gases, liquids, solids and vacuum, pulsed power systems and devices, lasers, fast electrical and optical diagnostics, high power switches and dielectric materials. He is the author of numerous chapters in technical books and is the author of more than 100 technical journal and presentation articles. He has served as session chairman and organizer associated with numerous technical meetings and panels. Thompson has initiated and grown university-based engineering research programs, which are now having national impact. He also has led the creation and growth of university education programs that have increased engineering student enrollment and graduation rates and have improved classroom success and learning. While dean at MU and UNM, faculty research activity and funding were substantially increased, and new research programs initiated. Additionally, new academic engineering programs were initiated, and student enrollment and graduation rates increased at both MU and UNM. Online tags: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Thompson, James E. (Jim) Robert V. Tompson Jr. Professor C3213 Lafferre Hall Columbia, MO 65211 573-882-2881 TompsonR@missouri.edu PhD from University of Missouri Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Health/Medical, Lasers, Materials, Nuclear Engineering Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Tompson Jr., Robert V. Robert Tzou James C. Dowell Professor Fellow, ASME C3206 Lafferre Hall 573-882-4060 TzouR@missouri.edu PhD from Lehigh University BS from the National Cheng Kung University Microscale heat transfer Ultrafast laser-material interactions Solid mechanics Robert Tzou is a James C. Dowell professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He previously served as chairman of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department for 15 years. During his tenure, the department’s enrollment more than tripled, and research spending went from $400,000 to $3.8 million. An American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow, Tzou has given a number of keynote lectures at several national and international professional society conferences. He is the founding chair for the ASME International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer and has received a NASA Recognition Award. With research foci in microscale heat transfer, ultrafast laser-material interactions and solid mechanics, his research has been financed by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Tzou worked at the University of New Mexico and Lehigh University before joining the MU faculty. Online tags: Heat Transfer, Lasers Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Tzou, Robert Robert Winholtz Associate Professor E3410 Lafferre Hall 573-882-6322 Winholtz@missouri.edu PhD from Northwestern University in Illinois MS and BS from the University of Nebraska Materials science X-ray topography and residual stresses Neutron radiography Robert A. Winholtz is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Missouri. A longtime research scientist at the University of Missouri Research Reactor, Winholtz is also familiar with synchrotron X-ray experimental facilities. His work has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation and NASA. Online tags: Heat Transfer, Imaging, Materials, Nuclear Engineering Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Winholtz, Robert Ming Xin Associate Professor E2403C Lafferre Hall 573-882-7933 xin@missouri.edu PhD from Missouri University of Science and Technology MS and BS from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Guidance, Control, and Estimation of Aerospace Vehicles Flight Mechanics Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Dynamic Systems Ming Xin is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at University of Missouri. Before joining MU, he was an associate professor at Mississippi State University. He conducts research in guidance, control and estimation of aerospace systems such as spacecraft, missile, launch vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as robotic systems. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA. Dr. Xin was the recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Senior Member of IEEE and AAS, and a member of ASME. He serves in AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics technical committee. He is an Associate Editor for AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets and ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. Online tags: Aerospace Engineering, Controls, Optimization Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Xin, Ming Qingsong Yu Professor E3411 Lafferre Hall 573-882-8076 YuQ@missouri.edu PhD and MS from the University of Missouri MS from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry BS from Tianjin University Surface modification of materials Biomedical materials and devices Plasma technology and its applications Qingsong Yu is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He previously worked at Novellus System Inc. Yu has received research funding from the University of Missouri Research Board, the National Science Foundation, the Boeing Company and the National Institutes of Health. Online tags: Biomedical Engineering, Deposition, Materials, Nanotechnology Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Yu, Qingsong Yuwen Zhang Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering James C. Dowell Professor E2412A Lafferre Hall 573-884-6936 ZhangYu@missouri.edu PhD from the University of Connecticut D.Eng., MS and BS from Xi’an Jiaotong University Heat transfer in multiphase systems Ultrafast and high-energy laser materials interaction Multiscale modeling and simulation Yuwen Zhang is the department chairman of and a James C. Dowell Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He was a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2002. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and an associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Zhang received the 2010 MU Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity. His research has resulted in more than 260 journal papers and more than 155 conference papers, and he has published five books. Zhang’s research has been funded by the ONR, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation and the MU Research Board. He is serving as co-editor in chief for two international journals, and he is an editorial board member for 10 international journals. Online tags: Energy, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Lasers, Multi-phase flows Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Zhang, Yuwen