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Faculty

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Burak AksakBurak Aksak, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7756
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Development of bio−inspired devices for adhesion, sensing, actuation and energy harvesting.
  • Multi−functional, self−sufficient systems which exploit the increased surface−to−volume ratio and the high sensitivity of micro/nano structures.
Ed AndersonEd Anderson, Ph.D., P.E.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0362
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Student Learning
  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy Conservation
Alan BarhorstAlan Barhorst, Ph.D., P.E.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4951
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Multi−Body, Elasto−Dynamics, and Control
  • Bio−Mechanics
  • Fluid−Structure Interaction
  • NDE (Acoustic Emission)
  • Parametric Optimization
  • Robotics
  • Vibrations
Jordan BergJordan Berg, Ph.D., P.E.Professor and Co-Director of Nano Tech CenterEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4332
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Modeling, Design, Control, and Fabrication of Microsystems
  • Control of Non−Linear Systems
  • Microsensors
  • Bifurcations, Unfoldings, and Singularities of Control Systems
Sukalyan BhattacharyaSukalyan Bhattacharya, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7212
F: 806.742.3540
  • Low Reynold's Number Hydrodynamics
  • Turbulence and Turbulent Scalar Transport
  • Statistical Mechanics
Jerzy BlawzdziewiczJerzy Blawzdziewicz, Ph.D.Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0496
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Theoretical & Numerical Descriptions of Complex Materials Ranging From:
    • Colloidal Suspensions
    • Functional Nanocomposite Membranes
    • Metallic Glasses
    • Soft Biological Matter
Luciano CastilloLuciano Castillo, Ph.D.Don Kay and Clay Cash Foundation Engineering Chair in Wind Energy and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4355
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Modeling & Experimental Wind Energy Array
  • Single−Blade Aerodynamics for Turbine Blades
  • Multi−Scale & Asymptotic Methods in Turbulent Boundary Layers
  • Experimental, Theoretical, & Numerical Fluid Mechanics
  • Forced Convection Heat Transfer
Jharna ChaudhuriJharna Chaudhuri, Ph.D., P.E.Department Chair and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0508
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Luminescent Nano−Materials
  • Wide Band Gap Semiconductors
  • High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Synchrotron X−Ray Topography
  • High Resolution X−Ray Diffraction
Hanna ChoHanna Cho, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7663
F: 806.742.3540
  • Nonlinear dynamics in micro/nanomechanical systems
  • Multi-physical dynamics arising in scanning probe microscopy systems
  • Micro/nanomechanical structures
Gordon ChristopherGordon Christopher, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4725
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Interfacial and bulk rheology using microfluidics and other novel techniques
Ming ChyuMing Chyu, Ph.D., P.E.Professor and Coordinator of M.Eng. Healthcare Engineering OptionEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8982
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Thermal Fluid Sciences
  • Energy Systems
Stephen Ekwaro-OsireStephen Ekwaro-Osire, Ph.D., P.E.Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3451
F: 806.742.3493

CV
  • Engineering Design
  • Vibrations
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Engineering Education
Atila ErtasAtila Ertas, Ph.D.Professor & Director of Transdisciplinary StudiesEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5788
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Transdisciplinary Design
  • Test Method Development
  • Experimental & Theoretical Study of Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Random Vibration
  • Acoustics
Zhaoming HeZhaoming He, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7480
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Heart−Valve Tissue Mechanics
  • Cardiovascular Mechano−Biology
  • Cardiovascular Medical Devices
Fazle HussainFazle Hussain, Ph.D.President's Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Science, Senior Adviser to the President, and Professor of Mechanical EngineeringEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7805
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Vortex dynamics, turbulence, and measurement techniques
  • Coherent structures in fluid turbulence
  • Holography
  • Flow noise and flow control
  • Cardiovascular dynamics
  • Modeling cancer growth
  • Nanomedicine and nanotechnology
Alexander IdesmanAlexander Idesman, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2606
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Computational Mechanics Including:
    • Finite Element Method: Time−Integration Methods for Elastodynamics, Numerical Algorithms for Wave Propogation in Solids, and Numerical Algorithms for Nonlinear Problems
    • Multiscale Approach: Inelastic Materials at Small & Large Strains (Metals, Rocks, Polymers, Composite Materials), Phase Transitions & Twinning, and Contact Interaction
    • Metal Forming: Modeling of Technological Processes, Diamond Synthesis, and Design Optimization of High−Pressure Apparatuses
  • Continuum Mechanics
    • Constitutive Equations for Elastoplastic Materials at Finite Strains
    • Phase Transformations in Elastic & Inelastic Materials
    • Shape Memory Alloys
    • Strength & Durability of Materials & Structures
    • High−Pressure Mechanics
Darryl JamesDarryl James, Ph.D., P.E.Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3386
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Physical Simulation of Tornado−Like Vortices
  • Computational & Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Combined−Mode Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence−Enhanced Heat Transfer
Alan JankowskiAlan Jankowski, Ph.D.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5203
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Material Properties
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Phase Transformations
  • Microstructure & Microscopy
  • Synthesis & Processing
  • Nanotechnology
Jungkyu (Jay) KimJungkyu (Jay) Kim, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6106
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • High-throughput gene/protein analysis
  • Biosensor and Bioelectronics
  • Programmable microfluidic platform
  • Point-of-Care diagnostics
  • Cell and Tissue engineering and Biomechanics
Golden KumarGolden Kumar, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8123
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Bio-inspired structures in metals
  • Materials properties at multiple scales: effect of size and structure
  • Unconventional nano-fabrication techniques
  • Environmental and health issues related to processing of nano-materials
Todd LillianTodd Lillian, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8542
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Biophysics
  • Dynamics & Vibrations
  • Cable Dynamics
Yanzhang MaYanzhang Ma, Ph.D.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3633
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Diamond Anvil Cell High−Pressure Techniques
  • Laser−Heating High−Temperature Technique
  • Stress & Strain Under High−Pressure
  • Synchrotron X−Ray Measurement
  • High−Pressure Spectroscopy Measurements
  • High−Pressure & High−Temperature Phase Transformation
  • High−Pressure Synthesis
  • High−Pressure Electronic Properties
  • Nano−Materials
  • Energy & Superhard Materials
  • Behavior of Minerals Under High−Pressure & Temperature
Tim MaxwellTim Maxwell, Ph.D.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8799
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Automotive Systems
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Wind Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
Hanna MoussaHanna Moussa, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6271
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Radiation safety and control
  • Dose and risk assessment
  • Radiation protection and detection
  • Radiation transport and modeling
  • Radiation shielding
  • Space radiation
  • Nuclear and radiological instrumentations
Michelle PantoyaMichelle Pantoya, Ph.D.J. W. Wright Regents Chair in Mechanical Engineering and ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.3733
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Energetic Materials
  • Combustion
  • Experimental Heat Transfer
Siva ParameswaranSiva Parameswaran, Ph.D.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8255
F: 806.742.3540
  • Designing better High frequency Oscillating Ventilators (HFOV) for critical care Pulmonary Medicine
  • Modeling far-wake development behind wind turbine with swirl
  • Developing computational models for turbine-turbine interaction in off-shore wind farms
  • Developing unsteady, turbulence models for accurate prediction of lift-coefficients for flow around bluff bodies
  • Numerical issues of a thermal model for a battery system
Jingjing (Jenny) QiuJingjing (Jenny) Qiu, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8076
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Modeling & Simulation of Micro/Nano Flow
  • Multiscale Composites
  • Biological Materials
Jahan RastyJahan Rasty, Ph.D., P.E., M.B.A.ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6571
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Materials Performance & Behavior Characterization
  • Component Failure Analysis & Investigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Numerical Modeling of Large−Strain Manufacturing Processes: Tube Drawing, Extrusion, Rolling, & Forging
  • High Strain−Rate and High Heating−Rate Characterization of Materials
  • Characterization of Materials Behavior Subject to Explosives Detonation
  • Effect of High−Velocity Impact on Materials Behavior & Performance
  • Friction & Slip−Resistance of Walkway Surfaces for Reduction of Slip−and−Fall Incidents
Beibei RenBeibei Ren, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6692
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Nonlinear System Control Methods and Algorithm Design:
    • Robust Control
    • Adaptive Control
    • Neural Networks
    • Boundary Control of Systems Modeled by PDEs
    • Real-time Optimization Using Extremum Seeking
  • Applications:
    • Helicopter Systems
    • MEMS
    • Marine/Offshore Systems
    • Laser Systems for Semiconductor Manufacturing
    • Wind Energy Systems and Smart Grid Integration
Jian ShengJian Sheng, Ph.D.Whitacre Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8458
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Complex Transport phenomenon near an oil-water interface
  • Hydrodynamic interactions of bacteria and micro-organisms with complex boundaries
  • Development of novel bio-inspired surfaces using Nano/micro-fabrication
  • Biofilm initiation and formation
  • Biological and biomedical fluid mechanics
  • Advanced sustainable energy systems
  • Turbulence and wall bounded flow phenomenon
  • Advanced laser diagnostic measurement technology
Craig SnoeyinkCraig Snoeyink, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.0539
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Microfluidics
  • Micro-Particle Tracking Velocimetry and Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Super-Resolution Imaging
  • Biomedical Imaging
James YangJames Yang, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6746
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Biomechanics and bio-inspired systems
  • Robotics and Multibody Dynamic systems
  • Human modeling and simulation
  • Human locomotion
  • Slips and falls
  • Spine biomechanics
  • Human-centric design
  • Healthcare engineering
Changdong YeoChangdong Yeo, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.5452
F: 806.742.3540

CV
  • Phase transition and oxidation of carbon products under dynamic contact
  • Integrated research on mechanics and magnetic/electrical performance of materials
  • Atomic-scale & continuum scale simulation of thermomechanical material behavior
  • Surface coatings: corrosion and wear inhibitor under extreme environments
  • Dynamic adhesion mechanics of thin films

Supporting Faculty

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Zeina KhanZeina Khan, Ph.D.Research Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.1767
F: 806.742.3540
  • Single cell mechanics and disease
  • Dynamics of multicellular organisms
  • Dynamics of complex fluids
Suhas PolSuhas Pol, Ph.D.Research Assistant ProfessorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.4515
F: 806.742.3540
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Wind Energy
  • Urban Atmosphere
  • Experimental Methods
  • Neuro-muscular Control
Carsten WestergaardCarsten Westergaard, Ph.D.Professor of PracticeEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3563
F: 806.742.3540
  • Wind energy technology and innovation
  • Aero-elasticity, Fluid structure interaction
  • Aerodynamics
  • Turbulence, fluid mechanics
  • Optical Measurement technology
  • Microfluidics

Lecturers & Instructors

PhotoNameTitleContact
Colleen BergColleen Berg, M.S., P.E.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6498
F: 806.742.3540
Dave BransonDave Branson, B.S., P.E.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3563
F: 806.742.3540
Scott FanningScott Fanning, B.S., P.E.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3563
F: 806.742.3540
George GrayGeorge Gray, M.S.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.2082
F: 806.742.3540
Seon HanSeon Han, Ph.D.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.7863
F: 806.742.3540
Jeff HansonJeff Hanson, Ph.D.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.8650
F: 806.742.3540
Andrew MosedaleAndrew Mosedale, M.S.InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.834.6146
F: 806.742.3540

Adjunct Faculty

PhotoNameTitleContact
Valery LevitasValery Levitas, Ph.D.Adjunct Instructor
Raul Martinez-ZaguilanRaul Martinez-Zaguilan, Ph.D.Adjunct InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3563
F: 806.742.3540
Derrick TateDerrick Tate, Ph.D.Adjunct InstructorEmail
Website
P: 806.742.3563
F: 806.742.3540

Staff

PhotoFirst NameLast NameTitleOfficePhoneEmail
Gwen ClymoGwenClymoUnit Coordinator and Graduate Academic AdvisorME 101806.834.7711gwen.clymo@ttu.edu
Veronica EllisVeronicaEllisUnit SupervisorME 102806.834.1808veronica.ellis@ttu.edu
Jacob GraceJacobGraceSenior Academic AdvisorME 225B806.834.5457jacob.grace@ttu.edu
Ronda IngleRondaIngleUnit CoordinatorME 101806.834.6906ronda.ingle@ttu.edu
Isaac MoraIsaacMoraSenior TechnicianME 001806.834.3977isaac.mora@ttu.edu
Roy MullinsRoyMullinsEngineerME 001806.834.2582roy.mullins@ttu.edu
Mary Ann PottsMary AnnPottsExecutive AssociateME 212806.834.6953mary-ann.potts@ttu.edu