J. E. Akin, P.E., Ph.D.
J. E. Akin, P.E., Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His fields of interest are finite element analysis and computer aided design. He is the author of four textbooks. His research activities involve the use of computer graphics and computational procedures in computer aided design of mechanical systems. Dr. Akin is a Fellow of ASME.
Enrique V. Barrera, Ph.D.
Enrique V. Barrera, Ph.D., Professor of Materials Science and Department Chair, received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1993, Dr. Barrera was named an NSF Young Investigator (NYI). He also received a Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in 1994. His research interests are in the areas of structure-property relations and interface science of materials, including thin films, coatings, and composites. He is a member of ASM, TMS and MRS.
Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Ph.D.
Yildiz Bayazitoglu, Ph.D., Harry S. Cameron Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is a Fellow of ASME, Liaison of the ASME Heat Transfer Division to the Energy Technology Conference, and the ASME/MED Heat Transfer Liaison. She is a member of the U.S. Scientific Committee for the International Heat Transfer Conference. She is a recipient of the Society of Women Engineers' National "1997 Distinguished Educator" Award. Her research interests are in the area of thermal sciences, including convections stability; thermal properties, radiation heat transfer; phase change heat transfer; and problems of combined conduction, convection, and radiation in manufacturing and materials processing.
Franz R. Brotzen, Ph.D. Franz R. Brotzen, Ph.D., Professor of Materials Science (Emeritus), has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., from Case Institute of Technology. He has published extensively in the area of metal physics and electronic materials. He is an internationally recognized educator in materials science with visiting faculty appointments at six universities. He is a Fellow of ASM International, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a U.S. Senior Scientist awardee.
Michael M. Carroll, Ph.D.
Michael M. Carroll, Ph.D., Burton J. and Ann M. McMurtry Professor of Engineering, received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of College Galway (Ireland): Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University; D.Sc. from the National University of Ireland. His research interests are in solid mechanics and mechanics of porous materials, and he has more than 85 technical publications. He is an Associate Editor of the Applied Mechanics Review; Stability and Applied Analysis of Continious Media; International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics; and the Journal of Applied Mechanics. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy of Mechanics; and LLD (honoris causae), National Unversity of Ireland.
Alan J. Chapman, P.E., Ph.D.
Alan J. Chapman, P.E., Ph.D., Harry S. Cameron Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His primary interests are in thermal sciences, principally heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics. His research interests include radiation heat transfer, heat transfer and thermal properties of arctic soils, human thermal comfort and pipeline analysis. Dr. Chapman has received numerous awards in recognition of his teaching. He is a Fellow of ASME and Associate Fellow of AIAA.
Fathi Ghorbel, P.E., Ph.D.
Fathi Ghorbel, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ghorbel's research interests are in the area of control systems, robotics, and biomedical systems. He is a member of ASME, IEEE, IFAC and SIAM.
Chad M. Landis, Ph.D.
Chad Landis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Landis' research interests are in the mechanics of solid materials. He is interested in developing nonlinear constitutive laws for the deformation and polarization of ferroelectric ceramics for use in predicting performance and reliability of peizoelectric actuators. His interests also include employing finite element methods to investigate fracture in ferroelectrics, adhesive joints, polymers, and thin films. Dr. Landis is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Engineering Science.
Rex B. McLellan, Ph.D.
Rex B. McLellan, Ph.D., Professor of Materials Science, received his Ph.D. from Leeds University. He is an active researcher in thermodynamics, kinetics, and statistical mechanics of metallic solid solutions and is an internationally recognized authority in his field. He has published and lectured extensively at universities and laboratories throughout the world. Dr. McLellan is a member of the ASM, the AIMME, and the society of Sigma Xi, and is a Distinguished Scientist of Tau Beta Pi.
Andrew J. Meade, P.E., Ph.D.
Andrew J. Meade, P.E., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkely. Dr. Meade's research interests include experimental and numerical study of boundary layer separation in three-dimensional high speed flow, the application of finite element methods to compressible flow problems and computational intelligence. Member of AIAA, ASME, ASEE.
Angelo Miele, Ph.D.
Angelo Miele, R. Eng. Foyt Family Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Miele's research deals with flight mechanics, astrodynamics, applied aerodynamics, optimization theory, and numerical methods. He has authored several books and served as a member of several national technical committees. Dr. Miele is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, and Editor of Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of AIAA and AAS, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Russian Academy of Science, and the International Academy of Astronautics.
Marcia K. O'Malley, Ph.D.
Marcia K. O'Malley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. O'Malley's research focuses on the design, modeling, and control of electromechanical devices and systems. She is interested in the design and control of haptic interfaces and bilateral telemanipulation systems. Her interests also include the development of human-machine interfaces for human-assisted movement and the modeling of human-robot interactions. Dr. O'Malley is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Pol D. Spanos, P.E., Ph.D.
Lewis B. Ryon Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Civil Engineering

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Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Ph.D.
Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Ph.D., James F. Barbour Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Tezduyar received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech and holds a 1986 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He was elected a Fellow of the ASME in 1994, US Association for Computational Mechanics in 1999, International Association for Computational Mechanics in 2002, and American Academy of Mechanics in 2004. In 1996, he received, together with his research team, the Commander's Educational Award for Excellence from the US Army Soldier Systems Command. He received the 1997 Computational Mechanics Award of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the 1997 Computational Fluid Dynamics Award of the US Association for Computational Mechanics, and the 1998 Computational Mechanics Award of the International Association for Computational Mechanics. In 2001, Dr. Tezduyar was awarded an honorary doctorate from Slovak Republic. Dr. Tezduyar's research focuses on computational fluid dynamics, finite element methods, computational mechanics, flows with moving boundaries and interfaces, and fluid-structure interactions. For more information on Dr. Tezduyar's research activities, click here.
Chao-Cheng Wang, Ph.D.
Chao-Cheng Wang, Ph.D., Noah G. Harding Professor in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wang is a joint member of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. His research interests are primarily in the mathematical aspects of mechanics, principally in continuum mechanics. His current research concerns nonlinear elastic theory of inhomogeneous bodies. He is a member of AAM, ASME, and the Society for Natural Philosophy.
Boris I. Yakobson, Ph.D.
Boris I. Yakobson, Ph.D., Professor in Materials Science received his Ph.D. in 1982 from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Yakobson's research interests are in theory and modeling of structure, kinetics, and properties of materials, derived from both macroscopic and fundamental molecular interactions. Computational methods and simulation are used to visualize and enhance the understanding of underlying physics and to identify the efficient degrees of freedom in complex systems, especially in connecting different length scales of description. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Nanoparticle Researchand a member of the American Physical Society and the Electrochemical Society.

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