Mechanical Engineering Faculty

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Chowdhury, Farhan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011; 2015. Biomedical engineering, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, biomedical and molecular mechanism of tumorigenic cancer cells.

Chu, Tsuchin P., Professor and Interim Director, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1982; 1990. Non-destructive evaluation, biomedical engineering, FEA, carbon composites, CAD/CAM, machine vision, optical methods in experimental mechanics, image processing and analysis.

Dong, Bin, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2019; 2023. Vibration of mechanical systems, vibration analysis based on symmetry principles.

Eslamiat, Hossein, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2020; 2020. Nonlinear dynamics and control, geometric control design, variational methods for observer design.

Esmaeeli, Asghar, Professor, Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1995; 2005. Large scale computations of multiphase flows, phase change phenomena, and electrohydrodynamics.

Filip, Peter, Professor, Ph.D., Technical University, Ostrava, 1989; 1999. Materials science and engineering nanotechnology, friction science and applications, biomaterials, shape memory, alloys and advanced composite materials.

Jung, Sangjin, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Hayang University, 2012; 2021. Additive manufacturing, product design.

Koc, Rasit, Professor, Ph.D., Missouri University Science and Technology, 1989; 1994. Advanced materials and composites processing and characterization.

Mathias, James A., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2001; 2003. Nanotechnology, microchannels, heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy utilization.

Mondal, Kanchan, Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2001; 2006. Electrochemistry, energy from coal, catalysis, reactor systems and design.

Nilufar, Sabrina, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015; 2019. Advanced materials, covetics and reinforced composite materials processing and characterization, phase transformation, corrosion resistance, and thermal and electrical properties for aerospace, military armors, cardiovascular stents application, and biomedical implants for orthopedic application.

Nsofor, Emmanuel C., Professor, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 1993; 1999. Heat transfer, advanced energy systems, renewable energy sources, computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Swift, Geoffrey, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2004; 2020. Advanced batteries and battery materials, mechanics of materials, ceramic materials.

Emeriti Faculty 

Abrate, Serge, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1983; 1995. 

Agrawal, Om, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984; 1985. 

Chen, Juh W., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1959; 1965.

Don, Jarlen, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1982; 1985.

Farhang, Kambiz, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989; 1990.

Hippo, Edwin J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1977; 1984.

Jefferson, Thomas B., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1955; 1969.

Kent, Albert C., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1968.

O’Brien, William S., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1972; 1973.

Orthwein, William C., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1958; 1965.

Swisher, George M., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1969; 1999.

Swisher, James H., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1963; 1983.

Tempelmeyer, Kenneth E., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1969; 1979.

Wittmer, Dale E., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1980; 1986.

Wright, Maurice, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Wales, United Kingdom, 1962; 1984.