Faculty by discipline

Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Ronald Adrian

Ron Adrian

Ronald Adrian

Regents Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

 

Research Interests

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

 

[email protected]
480-965-6469
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 342
Mailcode 6106

Erik Andersen

Erik Andersen

Erik Andersen
Assistant Teaching Professor
Mechanical and aerospace engineering

Research Interests
Resonant inductive and magnetoelectric wireless power transfer

[email protected]
Tempe Campus
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

[email protected]
480-965-4431
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 375
Mailcode 6106

Luis Bocanegra

Luis Bocanegra

Luis Bocanegra
Professor of Practice
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Thermal sciences engineering education, lean manufacturing and process improvement

[email protected]
480-727-8192
Tempe Campus
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

[email protected]
480-727-7032
Tempe Campus, GWC 466
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

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-0907
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 361
Mailcode 6106

Ricardo Cruz-Lozano

Ricardo Cruz-Lozano

Ricardo Cruz-Lozano
Assistant Teaching Professor
Mechanical and aerospace engineering

Research Interests
Design methodologies, creativity, innovation

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.

[email protected]
480-727-8598
Tempe Campus, ERC 293
Mailcode 6106

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-727-0042
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 359|
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

[email protected]
480-727-8083
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 389
Mailcode 6106

Srinivas Kosaraju

Srinivas Kosaraju

Srinivas Kosaraju
Associate Teaching Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Engineering Design, Optimization, Microchannels, Thermal Management, Renewable Energy

[email protected]
480-965-4565
Tempe Campus, ERC 477
Mailcode 6106

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Energy transport and conversion physics, machine learning, optimization, and additive manufacturing, with applications in heat exchangers, thermoelectric generators, and materials.

[email protected]
480-965-3707
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 363
Mailcode 6106

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee
Associate 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

[email protected]
480-727-7463
Tempe Campus, ERC 373/ECE 116A
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-6883
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 409
Mailcode 6106

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi
Associate 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

[email protected]
480-727-4853
Tempe Campus, ERC 365
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
480-965-2724
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 465
Mailcode 6106

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Nanomanufacturing, additive manufacturing, laser-based material processing, laser matter interaction and physics simulation, inkjet printing of functional materials, and 2D materials fabrication for energy storage and bio-sensors.

[email protected]
480-965-4543
Tempe Campus, ECD D119
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.

[email protected]
480-965-4317
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 353
Mailcode 6106

Gokul Pathikonda

Shuaib Abdelrahman

Gokul Pathikonda 
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Gokul Pathikonda is an assistant professor in School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. He works on fluid mechanical problems related to aerospace, atmospheric and chemical industrial applications. His expertise is in application of laser-based non-intrusive diagnostics to optimally investigate fundamental turbulent phenomena. He was previously a researcher at Georgia Tech, University of Notre Dame and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus

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.

[email protected]
480-965-5599
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 253
Mailcode 6106

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet
Associate 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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-4363
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 357
Mailcode 6106

Yi Ren

Yi Ren

Yi Ren
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

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

[email protected]
480-727-7009
Tempe Campus, GWC 464
Mailcode 6106

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski
Associate 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.

[email protected]
480-727-2050
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 309
Mailcode 6106

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.

[email protected]
480-727-6259
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 383
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.

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
(480) 965-4124
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 307

Mailcode 1604

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

[email protected]
(480) 965-4777
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 393A
Mailcode 1604

Zhe Xu

Zhe Xu

Zhe Xu 
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Dr. Xu’s research interests include control theory, formal methods (temporal logics), and reinforcement learning, with applications to learning and control of autonomous systems such as robotic systems, biological systems, and power systems.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus