Faculty

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Theodore L. Bergman
Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University
785-864-1436
Learned Hall, room 3144B

Heat Transfer, Energy, Thermal Manufacturing

Thomas DeAgostino
Associate Professor of the Practice, M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
785-864-2254
Learned Hall, room 3116

Capstone Design, Solid Mechanics

Christopher Depcik
Docking Faculty Scholar, Associate Professor , Ph.D., University of Michigan
785-864-4151
Learned Hall, room 3144C

Automotive Engineering, Internal Combustion Engines, Alternative Fuels and Energy

Ronald L. Dougherty
Professor, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science & Technology
785-864-2981
Learned Hall, room 3129B

Radiative Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Heat Transfer, Thermal Fluid Sciences, Laser Scattering, Dynamic Light Scattering

Huazhen Fang
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
785-864-8126
Learned Hall, room 3165C

Control Systems, Energy Management, Environmental Monitoring, Mechatronics

Ken J. Fischer
Professor, Interim Department Chair, Ph.D., Stanford University
785-864-3181
Learned Hall, room 3132

Biomechanics, Dynamics, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics

Elizabeth A. Friis
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Wichita State University
785-864-2104
Learned Hall, room 3134

Biomaterials, Biomedical Product Design and Testing

Gibum Kwon
Assistant Professor , Ph.D., University of Michigan
785-864-1086
Learned Hall, room 3165B

Superomniphobic Surfaces, Liquid-liquid Separations, Self-healable Coatings, Patterned Surfaces

Xianglin Li
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
785-864-8165
Learned Hall, room 3118

Proton Exchange Membrane and Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Lithium-Air Batteries, Multi-Species and Multi-Phase Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamic and Full Fuel Cycle Analysis

Lin Liu
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University
785-864-1612
Learned Hall, room 3165D

Energy Storage, Energy Conversion, Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Modeling, Mechanics of Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Manufacturing

Carl Luchies
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan
785-864-2993
Learned Hall, room 3135B

Biomechanics, Mechanical Measurements and Experimentation, Advanced Dynamics, Statics

Lorin Maletsky
Professor, Associate Dean, Ph.D., Purdue University
785-864-2985
LEEP2, room 1415

Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Kinematics, Introduction to Design, Machine Design, Senior Level Design, Design for Manufacturability, Biomechanics, Project Classes

Steven A. Soper
Foundation Distinguished Professor , Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-3072
Multidisciplinary Research Building, room 220C

Biomodular Multi-Scale Systems, Advanced Diagnostic Devices, Biofluids

Robert M. Sorem
Associate Professor, Executive Associate Chair, Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-2983
Learned Hall, room 3120

Mechanical Design, Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Formation and Application, Mechanics of Materials, Composite Material Mechanics

Paulette Spencer
Ackers Distinguished Professor, ME, Director, Institute for Bioengineering Research, Ph.D., D.D.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City
785-864-8140
Learned Hall, room 3111

Biomaterials, Structure/Property Characterization of Material/Tissue Interfaces

Karan S. Surana
Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
785-864-2988
Learned Hall, room 3138

Continuum Mechanics, Computational Mathematics, Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Methods and Software

Candan Tamerler
Wesley G. Cramer Professor, Ph.D., Bogazici University
785-864-2984
Learned Hall, room 3114

Molecular Biomimetics, Bio-nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, Bio-enabled Materials Science, Biomaterials

Peter W. TenPas
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Iowa State University
785-864-2986
Learned Hall, room 3143

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computer Aided Thermal Design

Sara Wilson
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
785-864-2103
Learned Hall, room 3141

Control Systems, Biomechanical Systems

Xinmai Yang
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Boston University
785-864-1753
Learned Hall, room 5101F

Photoacoustic Imaging, Biomedical Ultrasound


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