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na424.jpg Andarawis-Puri, Nelly
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2008
Research focus: The general objective of her lab is to determine the structural and regulatory role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the tendon in the pathogenesis of tendinopathy and impaired healing of ruptured tendons.
353 Upson Hall
607 255-1650
cta2.jpg Avedisian, C. Thomas
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1980
Research focus: Research is being done in the broad areas of heat transfer and energy systems. Projects include development of a film boiling reactor, droplet combustion experimentation on the International Space Station, and boiling of highly superheated liquids.
193 Grumman Hall
607 592-7915
rb737.jpg Barthelmie, Rebecca J.
Croll Fellow, Professor
Research focus: Wind energy resources and wind turbine wakes within and downwind of large wind farms both on- and offshore. Involving measurements, particularly the application of remote sensing including lidar, modeling and data analysis of large wind farm data sets.
313 Upson Hall
607 255-6423
gpb1.jpg Bewley, Gregory Paul
Assistant Professor, Gordon Lankton Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., Yale University, 2006
Research focus: Turbulence, both its intrinsic properties and its role in various environmental settings. In clouds, turbulence causes droplets to collide. In superfluid helium, it causes quantized vortices to reconnect. Left to itself, the turbulence slowly dissipates.
307 Upson Hall
607 255-1965
rb88.jpg Bhaskaran, Rajesh
Sr. Lecturer and Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1996
Research focus: "Democratization of simulation" through effective integration of simulation tools into engineering education. Integration of industry-standard simulation software into courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solid mechanics and numerical analysis.
419 Upson Hall
607 255-0390
lb244.jpg Bonassar, Lawrence
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
Research focus: Biomechanics & mechanobiology. Regeneration and analysis of musculoskeletal tissues, including bone and cartilage, applied to repair of articular cartilage, intervertebral disc, trachea and craniofacial defects.
149 Weill Hall
607 255-9381
jab16.jpg Burns, Joseph Arthur
Irving Porter Church Professor of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Professor of Astronomy
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1966
Research focus: Planetary science and physical celestial mechanics.
413 Upson Hall-MAE, 328 Space Sciences
607 255-6909
jc62.jpg Callister, John R.
Senior Lecturer and Harvey Kinzelberg Director of Entrepreneurship in Engineering
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996
473 Upson Hall
607 255-5545
mc288.jpg Campbell, Mark
S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, John A. Mellowes '60 Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1996
Research focus: Control and autonomy for systems such as robotics, aircraft and spacecraft. Research areas include autonomous robotics, human decision modeling, sensor fusion, nonlinear and hybrid estimation theory, integrated estimation and control, etc.
105 Upson Hall
607 255-4268
lc246.jpg Collins, Lance R.
Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987
242 Carpenter Hall
607 255-9679
od57.jpg Desjardins, Olivier
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008
Research focus: Large-scale numerical modeling of turbulent reacting multiphase flows with industrial application. His group develops numerical methods and models to investigate the multi-scale and multi-physics fluid mechanics problems.
305 Upson Hall
607 255-4100
ad877.jpg Diaz Artiles, Ana
Research Associate and Lecturer
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
Research focus: Human component of spaceflight, with strong emphasis on the biomedical, human factors, and mission design aspects of space exploration. Use of experimental and modeling approaches to study human performance in altered gravity environments.
463 Upson Hall
607 255-3249
de54.jpg Erickson, David Carl
Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2004
Research focus: Mobile and global health technology, microfluidics, photonics, and nanotechnology.
369 Upson Hall
607 255-4861
sf375.jpg Ferrari, Silvia
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2002
Research focus: Autonomous systems, learning control, and computational intelligence. Optimal control and approximate dynamic programming methods and algorithms, with applications in mobile sensing and adaptive flight control.
543 Upson Hall
emf4.jpg Fisher, Elizabeth M.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Research focus: Combustion chemistry. Biomass combustion and pyrolysis. Biomass cookstove design, testing, and modeling. Flame inhibition. Hazardous waste incineration. Oxycombustion. Combustion of practical fuels. Pollutant formation in flames.
315 Upson Hall
607 255-8309
keg95.jpg Green, Keith Evan
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Research focus: Architectural robotics (cyber-physical environments for an increasingly digital society), HRI, continuum robots and other novel manipulators, non-anthropomorphic robot design, non-verbal human-robot communication.
2421 Martha Van Rensalaer Hall
607 255-7138
cjh275.jpg Hernandez, Christopher J.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001
Research focus: Orthopaedic biomechanics, orthopaedic imaging, biomechanics and mechanobiology of microbes.
355 Upson Hall
607 255-5129
gh384.jpg Hoffman, Guy
Assistant Professor, Mills Family Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
Research focus: Embodied cognition for social robots, anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal behavior in HRI, robotics for the performing arts, and non-anthropomorphic robot design.
563 Upson Hall
607 255-1553
ch45.jpg Hui, Chung-Yuen
Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981
Research focus: Areas connecting mechanics and materials, adhesion science, fracture mechanics and mechanics of soft matter.
322 Thurston Hall
607 255-3718
bk88.jpg Kirby, Brian J.
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001
Research focus: Microfluidics, nanofluidics, colloid and interface science, lab-on-a-chip devices, cancer diagnostics, electrokinetics.
377 Kimball Hall
hk478.jpg Kress-Gazit, Hadas
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Research focus: High-level verifiable robotics: formal methods for robotics and automation, creating verifiable robot controllers for complex high-level tasks using logic, verification, synthesis, hybrid systems theory and computational linguistics.
551 Upson Hall
607 255-1592
jl554.jpg Lloyd, James
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Research focus: Observations of extrasolar planets; novel instrumentation techniques including adaptive optics, coronagraphy; interferometry including aperture masking interferometry, externally dispersed interferometry; and small satellites.
230 Space Sciences Bldg.
607 255-4083
myl3.jpg Louge, Michel Yves
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1985
Research focus: Gas-solid flows: fluid mechanics, heat transfer, instrumentation. Geophysics: desert dunes, relation to their microbiology, avalanches. Granular flows: particle impacts, inclined flows. Unsaturated porous media; capillarity; gas-solid-liquid contact line.
351 Upson Hall
607 255-4193
rm797.jpg Macdonald, Rebecca N.
Swanson Director of Engineering Student Project Teams
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2013
B27 Upson Hall
607 255-1380
dgm224.jpg MacMartin, Douglas Graham
Sr. Research Associate and Sr. Lecturer
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1992
Research focus: Dynamics, feedback analysis, and control design, primarily applied to climate science and geoengineering the climate. Includes (applied) system identification and optimization. Interests also include structural dynamics, acoustics, and flow control.
561 Upson Hall
mpm4.jpg Miller, Matthew Peter
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
Research focus: Mechanics of materials including metallic alloys and composites, measuring microscale material response using high energy x-ray diffraction and in situ loading, developing and validating multiscale material models, and residual stress.
407 Upson Hall
607 255-0400
mp336.jpg Peck, Mason Alan
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California- Los Angeles, 2001
Research focus: Space technology, flight mechanics, and spacecraft systems engineering; space-based robotics and momentum actuators; guidance, navigation, and control; Mars exploration system architectures; space policy; technology in literature.
455 Upson Hall
607 255-4023
pp427.jpg Pepiot, Perrine
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008
Research focus: Large-scale simulations of reactive gas-solid flows, with application to biomass thermochemical conversion to biofuels.
309 Upson Hall
607 254-5281
slp6.jpg Phoenix, Stuart Leigh
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1972
Research focus: Theoretical and experimental studies of the long-term reliability of fibrous composites under high stresses.
321 Thurston Hall
607 255-8818
rhr2.jpg Rand, Richard Herbert
Research focus: Current research work involves using perturbation methods and bifurcation theory to obtain approximate solutions to differential equations arising from nonlinear dynamics problems in engineering and biology.
417 Upson Hall
607 255-7145
hr32.jpg Ritz, Hadas
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008
415 Upson Hall
607 255-0897
alr3.jpg Ruina, Andy
John F. Carr Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Brown University, 1981
Research focus: Dynamics, especially of locomotion, and within that, especially the energetics and balance of walking, biking and boating, both human and robotic. Other interests include the mechanics of friction and collisions.
569 Upson Hall
607 327-0013
whs3.jpg Sachse, Wolfgang H.
Meinig Family Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1970
Research focus: Sachse’s research interests involve around ultrasonic waves and materials and specifically, non-destructive materials testing applications.
325 Thurston Hall
607 255-5065
ds264.jpg Savransky, Dmitry
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011
Research focus: Wavefront control and estimation for advanced optical systems; computer vision and machine learning applications for automated optical system alignment and image post-processing/weak signal detection; optimal scheduling for autonomous space observatories.
451 Upson Hall
646 801-9356
ds925.jpg Selva, Daniel
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
Research focus: Optimization, machine learning and visualization for systems engineering and architecture, with applications to satellite mission analysis and design, particularly for remote sensing and communications.
449 Upson Hall
607 255-6351
rfs247.jpg Shepherd, Robert
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Research focus: The liquid phase processing and additive manufacturing of soft robots. We focus on the material and mechanical design of soft robots, as well as reliable manufacturing methods.
553 Upson Hall
607 255-8654
ms2682.jpg Silberstein, Meredith
Assistant Professor, Mills Family Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institue of Technology, 2011
Research focus: Using mechanical experiments and modeling methods in material design, with particular focus on multifunctional, active, and polymeric materials.
281 Kimball Hall
607 255-5063
as2833.jpg Singh, Ankur
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Research focus: Immune-engineering: Materials and Molecular Engineering for Modulating Immunity; Engineering Human Stem Cells; Micro-Nano-Bioengineering for Cell-Matrix Interactions and understanding cell adhesion.
389 Kimball Hall
607 255-2194
mu25.jpg Ulinski, Matt
Senior Lecturer, Master of Engineering Program Director, Hansen Director of Instructional Labs
Research focus: Experiential Learning: instructional labs, project teams, design/build activities, using renewable energy and sustainability as educational tools.
443 Upson Hall
607 254-6365
mcv3.jpg van der Meulen, Marjolein C.H.
James M. and Marsha McCormick Director of Biomedical Engineering; Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1993
Research focus: Orthopaedic biomechanics and skeletal mechanobiology, focusing on the interaction between mechanical stimuli and the skeleton, and the mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues.
113 Weill Hall
607 255-1445
zw24.jpg Wang, Z. Jane
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996
Research focus: Much of our work is driven by our desire to see and conceptualize the world around us. We strive to find sharp and intuitive answers to inter-connected puzzles in complex systems.
323 Thurston Hall
607 255-5354
cw26.jpg Williamson, Charles H. K.
Willis H. Carrier Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1982
Research focus: Energy Harvesting - Unsteady Sail propulsion mechanisms - Cyber-Physical Fluid Dynamics - Dynamics of rising and falling bodies - Vortex-induced vibration of tethered spheres and cylinders - Aircraft Wake Vortex Dynamics and Instabilities...
321 Upson Hall
607 255-9115
atz2.jpg Zehnder, Alan Taylor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1987
Research focus: Fracture, failure and dynamics of micro- and macro-scale structures and materials, experimental mechanics, composite materials and structures, fracture mechanics, nonlinear vibrations of microscale systems.
409 Upson Hall
607 255-9181
kz33.jpg Zhang, Max
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2004
Research focus: Aerosols, Air Quality and Climate Change; Near-road air pollution; Advanced plume characterizations; Air quality modeling; Energy Systems Engineering; Electrification of the transportation sector; Intelligent distributed energy systems.
345 Upson Hall
607 254-5402