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  • Francine Battaglia.
    Francine Battaglia, PhD
    PhD, Pennsylvania State University

    208 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1470

    fbattagl@buffalo.edu

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics; building energy utilization and renewable/alternative energy; turbulent multiphase and reacting flows

  • Javid Bayandor.
    Javid Bayandor, PhD
    PhD, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

    1004 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1422

    bayandor@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Space explorations and mission design; collision dynamics and crashworthiness; aerospace conceptual design; space physics; ballistics; bioinspired robotics; advanced aerospace structures; fluid-structure interactive systems

  • Eleonora Botta.
    Eleonora Botta, PhD
    PhD,McGill University

    1005 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2802

    ebotta@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Dynamics and control of space tethers and large flexible space structures, active debris removal, collision detection and avoidance, spacecraft dynamics

  • James Chen.
    James Chen, PhD
    PhD, The George Washington University

    325 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3162

    chenjm@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Fundamental theories and numerical simulation for different physical problems across multiple spatial and temporal scale; turbulence; triboelectricity; atomistic simulation; continuum mechanics; applied mathematics; multiscale simulation

  • Souma Chowdhury.
    Souma Chowdhury, PhD
    PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    246 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3059

    soumacho@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Nature inspired computing (evolutionary, swarm, and neural algorithms) for design and AI; metamodeling and multi-fidelity optimization; MINLP; swarm systems and swarm-bots; autonomous systems; and unmanned aerial vehicles

  • Deborah Chung.
    Deborah Chung, PhD
    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    608 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3977

    ddlchung@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Materials science and engineering; particularly smart materials; concrete; thermal management; battery electrode materials; carbon fibers and filaments; composites processing and interfaces; metal-matrix composites; electronic packaging materials; activated carbon

  • John Crassidis.
    John Crassidis, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    1003 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1426

    johnc@buffalo.edu

    Samuel P. Capen Chair Professor
    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director
    Center for Multisource Information Fusion

    Research Interests: Spacecraft attitude determination & control; formation flying guidance & navigation; robust nonlinear control; vehicle attitude dynamics

  • Gary Dargush.
    Gary Dargush, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    223 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2315

    gdargush@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Computational and applied mechanics; size-dependent and multi-physics mechanics; boundary element methods; finite element methods; thermomechanics; computational fluid dynamics; structural dynamics and earthquake engineering

  • Paul DesJardin.
    Paul DesJardin, PhD
    PhD, Purdue University

    336 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1467

    ped3@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics; multiphase reacting flows; fire and combustion; fluid-structure simulation

  • Ehsan Esfahani.
    Ehsan Esfahani, PhD
    PhD, University of California, Riverside

    245 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2517

    ehsanesf@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Artificial intelligence in design and engineering; interactive CAD interfaces; brain computer interfaces; human-machine interactions; bipedal locomotion (human and humanoids); bio-robotics and mechatronics

  • Danial Faghihi.
    Danial Faghihi, PhD
    PhD, Louisiana State University

    607 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1450

    danialfa@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Multiscale (discrete-to-continuum) modeling; computational nonlocal continuum mechanics; data-driven predictive modeling; model validation and uncertainty quantification; advanced manufacturing; tumor growth and treatment

  • John Hall.
    John Hall, PhD
    PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

    241 Bell Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-5946

    johnhall@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Complex system analysis and simulation; comprehensive product development methodologies; multidisciplinary decision-making and optimization; wind energy conversion; renewable energy systems; energy efficient products

  • Susan Zonglu Hua.
    Susan Zonglu Hua, PhD
    PhD, University of Maryland

    340 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1471

    zhua@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Cellular mechanosensitivity; cell-cell and cell-ECM interaction; traumatic brain injury (TBI); microfluidic devices and live-cell imaging

  • Jiyeon Kang.
    Jiyeon Kang, PhD
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

    1011 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-6063

    jiyeonk@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Assistant Professor (Volunteer)
    Rehabilitation Sciences Department
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Interests: Rehabilitation robotics; prosthetic devices; cable-actuated mechanisms; intelligent wheelchairs for children with special needs

  • M. Amin Karami.
    M. Amin Karami, PhD
    PhD, Virginia Tech

    1013 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-5878

    karami@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Smart materials and structures; energy harvesting; implantable medical devices; nonlinear dynamic systems; MEMS; vibrations; renewable energy, and mechatronics

  • Frank Lagor.
    Frank Lagor, PhD
    PhD, University of Maryland

    1010 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2402

    flagor@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Guidance, navigation, and control of robotic systems in complex flow environments; flow sensing and control; bio-inspired robotics; nonlinear/non-gaussian estimation; guidance and control for unmanned systems, including adaptive sampling and cooperative control

  • Kemper E. Lewis.
    Kemper E. Lewis, PhD
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    208 Davis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-2682

    kelewis@buffalo.edu

    Dean
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Moog Professor of Innovation
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director of the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies (SMART) CoE
    Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Large-Scale Systems Design, Design Analytics, Collaborative Design Methods, Decentralized Design, Decision Theory, Decision Networks, Additive Manufacturing

  • Jiaoyan Li.
    Jiaoyan Li, PhD
    PhD, The George Washington University

    605 Furnas Hall

    jiaoyan@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Multiscale modeling from atom to continuum, computational mechanics and high performance computing, with applications to nano-/bio-/energy systems

  • Jun Liu.
    Jun Liu, PhD
    PhD, University of Alberta

    611 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1410

    jliu238@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Advanced energy materials; Nano/micro-mechanics; Self-powered electronics and systems; Nanotechnology; Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)

  • Cyrus Madnia.
    Cyrus Madnia, PhD
    PhD, The University of Michigan

    334 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1465

    madnia@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics; turbulence; combustion; nanoscale energy transfer; transport phenomena; compressible flows

  • Hui Meng.
    Hui Meng, PhD
    PhD, University of Houston

    313 Jarvis Hall (North Campus)

    Room 8040, CTRC (GVI), 875 Ellicott Street, Buffalo (TSVRC Office)

    Phone: (716) 645-9173 (North Campus) (716) 829-5406 (CSVRC Office)

    huimeng@buffalo.edu

    UB Distinguished Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Biomedical engineering; hemodynamics and vascular biomechanics; advanced laser flow diagnostics; computational fluid dynamics

    313 Jarvis Hall (North Campus)

    Room 8040, CTRC (GVI), 875 Ellicott Street, Buffalo (TSVRC Office)

    Phone: (716) 645-9173 (North Campus) (716) 829-5406 (CSVRC Office)

    huimeng@buffalo.edu

  • Joseph Mollendorf.
    Joseph Mollendorf, PhD
    PhD, Cornell University

    335 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1466

    molendrf@buffalo.edu

    SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Design; heat transfer and fluid mechanics; mathematical modeling; manufacturing processes; biomedical engineering

  • Joe Mook.
    D. Joseph Mook, PhD
    PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

    1008 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1427

    mook@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Controls; dynamics; system identification; estimation theory; modeling; nonlinear and chaotic dynamic systems

  • Mostafa Nouh.
    Mostafa Nouh, PhD
    PhD, University of Maryland

    1012 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1449

    mnouh@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Structural dynamics; acoustics; vibration damping and control; smart materials; energy harvesting; metamaterials and periodic structures

  • Shenqiang Ren.
    Shenqiang Ren, PhD
    PhD, University of Maryland College Park

    615 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1431

    shenren@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Materials-by-design; self-assembly; emerging functional materials for energy-critical applications

  • Matthew Ringuette.
    Matthew Ringuette, PhD
    PhD, California Institute of Technology

    327 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1461

    ringum@buffalo.edu

    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Experimental fluid mechanics; vortex dynamics; unsteady aerodynamics; bio-inspired propulsion with applications to autonomous air and underwater vehicles; fluid-structure interactions; and high-speed flow

  • David Salac.
    David Salac, PhD
    PhD, University of Michigan

    326 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1460

    davidsal@buffalo.edu

    Director of Graduate Studies
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Computational fluid dynamics; material systems with moving interfaces; numerical methods; directed self-assembly; high performance computing

  • Tarun Singh.
    Tarunraj Singh, PhD
    PhD, University of Waterloo

    1009 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1428

    tsingh@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Target tracking; human-vehicle control; optimal control; nonlinear control; dynamics & control of flexible structures

  • Craig Snoeyink.
    Craig Snoeyink, PhD
    PhD, Purdue University

    337 Jarvis Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1468

    craigsno@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Microfluidics; micro-particle tracking/particle image velocimetry; super-resolution imaging; biomedical imaging

  • Robert Wetherhold.
    Robert Wetherhold, PhD
    PhD, University of Delaware

    606 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-3058

    mecrcw@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: All aspects of composite materials, from their fabrication through their end-use; specialties in fracture behavior, in laminate design, and in smart/multifunctional composites

  • Minghui Zheng.
    Minghui Zheng, PhD
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    1007 Furnas Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-1432

    mhzheng@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Interests: Iterative learning control; high precision control; nonlinear/robust control with applications to robotics; autonomous systems; manufacturing