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Aerospace and mechanical engineering research

Ronald Adrian

Ron Adrian

Ronald Adrian
Regents’ Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Turbulence, experimental fluid mechanics, laser diagnostics laser instrumentation micro detonation.

rjadrian@asu.edu
480-965-6469
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 342
Mailcode 6106

Spring Berman

Spring Berman

Spring Berman
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Modeling, analysis, control, and optimization of multi-robot systems including robotic swarms; analysis of collective behaviors in biology and biologically-inspired control of distributed systems

Spring.Berman@asu.edu
480-965-4431
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 375
Mailcode 6106

Veronica Burrows

Veronica Burrows

Veronica Burrows
Associate Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Engineering Education (reflective practice; design learning; concept inventories); Applied Surface Science (surface chemistry of semiconductors; chemical sensors, Chemical Mechanical Planarization).

burrows@asu.edu
480-965-4557
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 289
Mailcode 6106

Ronald Calhoun

Ronald Calhoun

Ronald Calhoun
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Remote sensing of environmental flows, atmospheric boundary layers and wind energy systems for climate studies

ron.calhoun@asu.edu
480-727-7032
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 305
Mailcode 6106

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay
Regents’ Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Adaptive structures, structural health monitoring, composites, multiscale analysis, multidisciplinary design optimization and reduced order modeling

aditi@asu.edu
480-965-9342
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 427
Mailcode 6106

Kangping Chen

Kangping Chen

Kangping Chen
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fluid mechanics and interfacial phenomena applied to flows in porous media, hydraulic fracture, multiphase flow and heat transfer.

k.p.chen@asu.edu
480-965-0907
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 361
Mailcode 6106

Werner Dahm

Werner Dahm

Werner Dahm
Founding Director, Security & Defense Systems Initiative (SDSI)
ASU Foundation Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Defense science and technology assessments/planning, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, turbulent flow, combustion science, advanced propulsion systems.

Werner.Dahm@asu.edu
480-727-8598
Tempe Campus, ERC 293
Mailcode 6106

Tirupalavanam Ganesh

Tirupalavanam Ganesh

Tirupalavanam Ganesh
Associate Research Professor
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Engineering Education

Research Interests
Engineering education, STEM, K-12 education, educational development, data analysis

tganesh@asu.edu
480-727-9375
Tempe Campus, BYENG 696
Mailcode 8109

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fluid mechanics; modeling and numerical simulation of atomization processes in turbulent multiphase flows; numerical methods for discontinuous interfaces; Richtmyer-Meshkov instability; numerical methods for massively parallel computer systems; premixed and partially premixed combustion.

marcus.herrmann@asu.edu
480-965-7291
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 311
Mailcode 6106

Huei-Ping Huang

Huei-Ping Huang

Huei-Ping Huang
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Climate modeling and predication; remote sensing and environmental predication; geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics.

hp.huang@asu.edu
480-727-0042
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 359|
Mailcode 6106

Hanqing Jiang

Hanqing Jiang

Hanqing Jiang
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Modeling and experiments of heterogeneous hard and soft materials, elastomeric materials for thin films on soft substrates, lithium ion batteries, gels and electronics.

hanqing.jiang@asu.edu
480-965-1483
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 313
Mailcode 6106

Jeonglae Kim

Jeonglae Kim

Jeonglae Kim
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Large-eddy simulation of high-speed turbulent flows with multi-physics, aeroacoustics, flow control and optimization

jeokim@asu.edu
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Stephen Krause

Stephen Krause

Stephen Krause
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Engineering education, engineering outreach to K-12, education materials characterization.

skrause@asu.edu
480-965-2050
Tempe Campus, ECG 207
Mailcode 6106

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Energy Transport and conversion in complex geometries, thermoelectric power generation, thermal management, microcantilever based sensors, addidtive manufacturing, MEMS.

kwon@asu.edu
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Physical human-robot interaction, neuromuscular control of human movement, robot-aided neurorehabilitation, bio-inspired robotics, system identification for physiological systems

Hyunglae.Lee@asu.edu
480-727-7463
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Taewoo Lee

Taewoo Lee

Taewoo Lee
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Energy system analysis, thermal and fluid process characterization, and fuel property measurements for energy systems.

attwl@asu.edu
480-965-7989
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 377
Mailcode 6106

Yongming Liu

Yongming Liu

Yongming Liu
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, probabilistic computational mechanics, risk assessment and management, multi-physics damage modeling and structural durability, multi-scale uncertainty quantification and propagation, imaging-based experimental testing, diagnostics and prognostics.

Yongming.Liu@asu.edu
480-965-6883
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 419
Mailcode 6106

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Bio-inspired robotics; bio-inspired design; mechanics of animal locomotion; active control of friction, adhesion, and drag forces; smart materials and structures; soft robotics; magnetic micro-robotics

hmarvi@asu.edu
480-727-4853
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

James Middleton

James Middleton

James Middleton
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Student learning of mathematical concepts; motivation and mathematics learning; application of technology to mathematics teaching and learning.

james.middleton@asu.edu
480-965-1233
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 381
Mailcode 6106

Marc Mignolet

Marc Mignolet

Marc Mignolet
Professor
Graduate program chair, aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Structural dynamics, vibrations, modeling of uncertainty in structures, stochastic multiscale analyses.

marc.mignolet@asu.edu
480-965-1484
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 411
Mailcode 6106

Ryan Milcarek

Ryan Milcarek

Ryan Milcarek
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Advanced energy conversion, micro-tubular flame assisted fuel cells (mT-FFCs), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), microcombustion, two-stage combustors, micro cogeneration, building energy modeling, energy systems modeling and simulation

Ryan.Milcarek@asu.edu
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Laser based advanced manufacturing and material processing, laser matter interaction and physical simulation. Advanced roll to roll and inject printing of transparent conductive films for photovoltaics and TFT application. 3D structures fabrication for energy storage and bio-sensors.

Qiong.Nian@asu.edu
480-965-4543
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Jay Oswald

Jay Oswald

Jay Oswald
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Computational mechanics: finite element methods, molecular dynamics, and multiscale methods for applications in MEMS, material failure analysis, and material design.

joswald1@asu.edu
480-965-4317
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 353
Mailcode 6106

Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Jay Patel
Lecturer
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fatigue of structural composites in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Thermo-mechanical analysis of automobile and aerospace structures

jkpatel1@asu.edu
480-965-4559
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Matthew Peet

Matthew Peet

Matthew Peet
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Analysis and control of dynamic systems including development of optimization-based tools for nonlinear differential equations; systems with hybrid, nonlinear and decentralized dynamics; sparse interconnection and delayed feedback; and models of tumor growth with emphasis on therapy.

mpeet@asu.edu
480-965-5599
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 253
Mailcode 6106

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Research goals of our group are to investigate behavior of complex engineering and physical systems by developing and applying advanced high-performance computational tools combining different physical models through multicode/multiphysics coupling and integrative simulations on massively parallel computers.

ypeet@asu.edu
480-965-0735
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 379
Mailcode 6106

Pedro Peralta

Pedro Peralta

Pedro Peralta
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Mechanics of materials, fatigue and fracture of metallic alloys, dynamic and shock loading of metallic and intermetallic materials with emphasis on effects of anisotropy and grain boundaries on mechanical behavior and failure.

pperalta@asu.edu
480-965-2849
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 351
Mailcode 6106

Patrick Phelan

Patrick Phelan

Patrick Phelan
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Sustainable cooling systems, thermal energy utilization & management, buildings of the future, smart manufacturing, and energy policy.

phelan@asu.edu
480-965-1625
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 463
Mailcode 6106

Jagannathan Rajagopalan

Jagannathan Rajagopalan

Jagannathan Rajagopalan
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Mechanics of nanoscale materials and biological systems. Understanding the synthesis-structure-property relationships of nanocrystalline metals and alloys for optimization of the microstructure of nanocrystalline materials to enhance their mechanical properties and functionality; mechanics of cells and biological systems.

Jagannathan.Rajagopalan@asu.edu
480-965-4363
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 357
Mailcode 6106

Yi Ren

Yi Ren

Yi Ren
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Dr. Ren’s current research interests include optimization, product/configuration design, human-computer interaction and machine learning.

yiren@asu.edu
480-727-7009
Tempe Campus, GWC 464
Mailcode 6106

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Measurement of nano/microscale mechanisms underlying thermofluidic and interfacial phenomena for design of nanoengineered solutions that enhance macroscale performance of a variety of industrial applications including energy systems, thermal desalination, and transportation systems.

konradr@asu.edu
480-727-2050
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 327A
Mailcode 6106

Jami Shah

Jami Shah

Jami Shah
Professor Emeritus
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Computer aided design and analysis, Design computing & software development, Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge based Systems (AI/KBS) applied to design/manufacturing problems, DfM, geometric tolerance modeling, engineering informatics, Simulation software/FEA, Design theory & methodology, Cognitive studies of creativity & ideation.

jami.shah@asu.edu
480-965-6145
Tempe Campus, GWC 458
Mailcode 6106

Kiran Solanki

Kiran Solanki

Kiran Solanki
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Multiscale modeling (First principles, molecular mechanics/dynamics, crystal plasticity, continuum scale), grain boundary engineering, uncertainty analysis, fatigue and fracture, high strain rate deformation, optimization, and stress analysis.

Kiran.Solanki@asu.edu
480-965-1869
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 351
Mailcode 6106

Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires
Professor and Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Research Interests
Computational engineering; turbulence simulation and modeling (DNS, LES, hybrid methods); particle-laden flows; engineering education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research.

squires@asu.edu
480-965-2147
Tempe Campus, BYENG 650

Timothy Takahashi

Timothy Takahashi

Timothy Takahashi
Professor of Practice
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fixed-Wing Aircraft Design, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Performance, Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, Legal Aspects of Aviation.

Timothy.Takahashi@asu.edu
480-727-6259
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 383
Mailcode 6106

Steven Trimble

Steven Trimble
Professor of Practice
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Power systems, solar energy and other renewable energy systems, gas turbines, reciprocating engines, reliability, maintainability, safety, product design, high-performance team dynamics & project management for aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial and commercial applications.

steven.trimble@asu.edu
623-229-9070
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 385
Mailcode 6106

Liping Wang

Liping Wang

Liping Wang
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Selective control of thermal emission/absorption using meta-materials for energy harvesting. Near-field radiation heat transfer enhancement between meta-materials for thermophotovoltaic. Plasmonic-enhanced light trapping in Si thin film or Si nanowire arrays for photovoltaic. Nanophotonics, thermal system modeling, electronic cooling and optical characterization.

Liping.Wang@asu.edu
480-727-8615
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 327
Mailcode 6106

Robert Wang

Robert Wang

Robert Wang
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Thermal energy conversion, storage, and transport in nanostructured materials; thermoelectric power generation; thermal storage media; heat transfer, and phonon optics. Custom-design of colloidal nanoparticles, chemical precursors

rywang@asu.edu
(480) 965-4124
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 307

Valana Wells

Valana Wells

Valana Wells
Associate professor
Undergraduate program chair, aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Computational acoustics; rotary-wing aeroacoustics; noise control; rotorcraft design; aeronautical engineering education

Valana@asu.edu
(480) 965-4777
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 393A

Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Design, analysis, control and estimation of hybrid dynamical systems, with applications to robotic and cyber-physical systems; intention-aware autonomous systems; resilient and fault-tolerant systems.

szyong@asu.edu
(480) 965-7970
Tempe Campus, Mailcode 6106