Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials 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.

Eslamiat, Hossein, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2020; 2020. Nonlinear Dynamics, Control and Estimation for Underactuated Systems.

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

Farhang, Kambiz, Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989; 1990. CAD/CAM, controls, vibrations, kinematics, dynamics, control and stability of flexible and rigid-body mechanical, electromechanical, mechanical-drive systems; manufacturing processes and process control.

Filip, Peter, Professor, Ph.D., Technical University Ostrava, D.Sc., Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 1989. 1989; 1999. Materials science and engineering nanotechnology, friction science and applications, biomaterials, shape memory, alloys and advanced composite materials.

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., SIUC, 2001; 2006. Electrochemistry, energy from coal, catalysis, reactor systems and design.

Nilufar, Sabrina, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign, 2014.  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).

Suni, Ian I., Professor and Director of the Materials Technology Center, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992; 2013. Application of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering to technology advancement in thin film growth and dissolution, including both photovoltaic thin films and ULSI materials; electrochemical biosensors, including the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for detecting antibody-antigen recognition; and nanotechnology, including the use of nanoporous template materials for alternative energy development and biosensing.

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-Chicago, 1984; 1985. 

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

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; 1966.

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, 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.