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Faculty Directory

Dr. Ashfaq Adnan | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 315C | (817) 272-2006
Nanoscale phenomena and multiscale analysis, mechanics of engineering nanomaterials, mechanics of polymer and advanced materials, fracture mechanics. Research website

Dr. Dereje Agonafer Dr. Dereje Agonafer | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 211A | (817) 272-7377
National Academy of Engineering; Electronic packaging, heat transfer, thermal engineering. Research website

Dr. Miguel Amaya Dr. Miguel Amaya | Faculty Profile
Senior Lecturer and ME Undergraduate Advisor | WH 204D | (817) 272-9266
Two-phase heat and mass transfer - boiling, evaporation, wetting.

Dr. Amir Ameri Dr. Amir Ameri | Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor| WH 315J | (817) 272-1286
Product design and optimization, additive manufacturing, mechanics of materials, failure analysis, surface treatments, coatings, corrosion, advanced materials, biodegradable composites, medical implants, and finite element analysis.

Dr. Erian Armanios Dr. Erian Armanios | Faculty Profile
Chair and Professor | WH 211B | (817) 272-2062
Computational solid mechanics, analysis, testing and design of composite structures, failure characterization and prediction, elastic tailoring, energy dissipation, implementation of active materials for flow control and nondeterministic methods for structural prognostics.

Dr. Pranesh Aswath Dr. Pranesh Aswath | Faculty Profile
Professor and Vice Provost | DH 317 | (817) 272-0308
Synthesis, processing and characterization of ceramics, intermetallics and composites. Deformation, creep, fatigue and environmental degradation of materials. Analytical electron microscopy, Auger spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, EPMA. Processing and properties of ceramic matrix composites and ceramic coatings for biological applications. Tribology and lubrication.

Dr. Andrey Beyle Dr. Andrey Beyle | Faculty Profile
Professor in Practice | WH 214C | (817) 272-3746
Mechanics of continuum, physics of heterogeneous media, theory of composites, composite structures, modeling of technological processes, mechanics of reacting media, mechanics of growing bodies, applied mathematics.

Dr. Alan Bowling Dr. Alan Bowling | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 315A | (817) 272-0206
Multibody dynamics, control, robotics, and biomechanics. Research website

Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | ELB 259 | (817) 272-5286
Dynamics and Controls; Morphing Aircraft; Autonomous Systems; Aircraft Loss of Control; Collision Avoidance; Unmanned Air Vehicles; PDE-based modeling of multi-agent systems.

Dr. Bernd Chudoba Dr. Bernd Chudoba | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 316B | (817) 272-1436
Director of Aerospace Vehicle Design Lab, Capstone Design Core Class Lecturer, Multi-Disciplinary vehicle design, hypersonic vehicle design, systems engineering, technology forecasting and product life cycle.

Dr. D. Stefan Dancila Dr. D. Stefan Dancila | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 414 | (817) 272-0833
Solid mechanics; composite and smart materials/structures; tailoring of elastic deformation, failure modes, and energy dissipation; inflatable space structures; space tethers; fatigue and fracture; nondestructive evaluation; piezoelectric actuation and flow control; rotorcraft; high altitude airships; composite prosthetics; renewable energy.

Dr. Brian Dennis Dr. Brian Dennis | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 316C | (817) 272-7379
Computation fluid dynamics; multidisciplinary design optimization; finite element methods applied to fluid & solid mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetics; inverse problems; parallel computing including the design, construction, and programming of Beowulf-type PC clusters; development of high performance computing software, unstructured mesh generation and deformation. Research website

Dr. Atilla Dogan Dr. Atilla Dogan | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 315H | (817) 272-3744
Flight dynamics and control, nonlinear flight simulation, unmanned vehicle systems, unmanned aerial systems, autonomous systems, modeling and control of close proximity flight (aerial refueling, formation flight), path planning and target tracking, probabilistic pilot modeling.

Dr. David Ewing Dr. David Ewing | Faculty Profile
Senior Lecturer | NH 609 | (817) 272-2603
Thermal management systems, phase change material applications, nanofluidic systems, and engineering pedagogy.

Dr. Raul Fernandez Dr. Raul Fernandez | Faculty Profile
Professor in Practice | ELB 253 | (817) 272-2563
Product design, development and commercialization; manufacturing, process automation, robotics; dynamic systems.

Dr. A. Haji-Sheikh Dr. A. Haji-Sheikh | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 300C | (817) 272-2010
Heat transfer analysis in conduction, convection, and radiation, and fluid flow and heat transfer in ducts and heat exchangers.

Dr. Zhen Zue Han Dr. Zhen Xue Han | Faculty Profile
Senior Lecturer and AE Undergraduate Advisor | WH 204B | (817) 272-7376
Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer; air-breathing propulsion system; turbomachinary; multidisciplinary design optimization.

Dr. Kathy Hays-Stang Dr. Kathy Hays-Stang | Faculty Profile
Lecturer | WH 323J | (817) 272-1308
Thermo-Fluid Science, Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering Measurements.

Dr. Haiying Huang Dr. Haiying Huang | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 315F | (817) 272-0563
Health monitoring of structures and human, wireless microwave sensors, optical fiber sensors, ultrasound, non-destructive evaluation, solid mechanics, fatigue and fracture. Research website

Dr. David Hullender Dr. David Hullender | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 304B | (817) 272-2014
Machine vibration and stress analysis, hydraulic pneumatic and mechanical systems design and analysis, compressible and incompressible fluid dynamics, modeling and computer simulation, and analysis of random and stochastic processes.

Dr. Endel Iarve Dr. Endel Iarve | Faculty Profile
Professor | UTARI/WH 300A | (817) 272-9443
Discrete damage modeling methodologies for laminated composites under broad range of loading conditions including compression and fatigue. Integrated computational materials science and engineering bringing together manufacturing and performance aspects of advanced composite materials.

Dr. Ankur Jain Dr. Ankur Jain | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | ELB 203 | (817) 272-9338
Microscale energy conversion, microscale heat transport, Bio-MEMS, micro-electromechanical systems, semiconductor thermal management, 3D integrated circuits. Research website

Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari | Faculty Profile
President, Professor | DH 321 | (817) 272-2101
Processing and mechanics of composites, deterioration science of polymers and composites, bio-materials, infrastructure renewal and multi-threat mitigation (including blast), sustainability, impact/damage mechanics and crash energy management, nondestructive assessment of materials and structures, damage prognosis, and structural health monitoring.

Dr. Daejong Kim Dr. Daejong Kim | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 213 | (817) 272-7620
Turbo machinery aerodynamics, Modeling and system dynamics of solid oxide fuel cell and gas turbine hybrid systems, Advanced oil-free bearings for turbo machinery, Non-linear rotor dynamics.

Dr. Ratan Kumar Dr. Ratan Kumar | Faculty Profile
Professor in Practice | WH 306A | (817) 272-0740
Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer; FEA for structures; machine design; Web-based education.

Dr. Kent Lawrence Dr. Kent Lawrence | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 300D | (817) 272-2019
Stress and vibration analysis, structural analysis, structural dynamics, finite element methods, and computer aided engineering.

Dr. Teik C. Lim Dr. Teik C. Lim | Faculty Profile
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs | DH 321 | (817) 272-2103
Design and dynamics of precision machine elements (gears, bearings, drivelines, powertrain systems), Gear noise/vibrations, Structural vibrations and acoustics, Active noise and vibration control, Automotive NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), and Product sound quality design, analysis and testing.

Dr. Frank Lu Dr. Frank Lu | Faculty Profile
Professor | ERB 340 | (817) 272-2083
Fluid dynamics, shock and viscous phenomena, aerodynamic heating, jets and sprays, supersonic and hypersonic flows, propulsion, detonations, flow visualization, and instrumentation and facility development. Research website

Dr. Cheng Luo Dr. Cheng Luo | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 215 | (817) 272-7366
Design, modeling and fabrication of nanosystems and biomicrosystems, and solid mechanics.

Dr. Luca Maddalena Dr. Luca Maddalena | Faculty Profile
Professor and Director of the Aerodynamics Research Center (ARC) | WH 315E | (817) 272-1123
Hypersonic air-breathing propulsion; Injection, mixing and combustion in high-speed flows; vortex dynamics; experimental fluid dynamics; instrumentation; advanced propulsion configurations. Faculty website  ARC website

Dr. Andrew Makeev Dr. Andrew Makeev | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 225G | (817) 272-9448
Composite and metallic materials, structural methods, prognostics and reliability. Research website

Dr. Nancy Michael Dr. Nancy Michael | Faculty Profile
Senior Lecturer, ME Undergraduate Advisor | WH 204C | (817) 272-1258
Electronic materials, integrated circuit interconnect technology, materials characterization, (SEM, XRD, AES, XPS).

Dr. Hyejin Moon Dr. Hyejin Moon | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 306B | (817) 272-2017
Micro/nanosciences, bioMEMS/bioNEMS, micro/nanofluidics, lab-on-a-chip, diagnostic technology, microscope heat transfer, energy harvesting technology. Research website

Dr. Robert Mullins Dr. Robert "Bob" Mullins | Faculty Profile
Professor in Practice | WH 302 | (817) 272-2896
Aircraft, rotorcraft, and missile analysis; design, and modeling, manufacturing and systems engineering, integrated weapon systems design including radar and IR system analysis, design, and simulation.

Dr. Seiichi Nomura Dr. Seiichi Nomura | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 304D | (817) 272-2012
Micromechanics, analysis of composite materials, computer algebra applications.

Dr. Md Rassel Raihan Dr. Md Rassel Raihan | Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor | WH 315C | (817) 272-9582
Multi-physical predictive performance of multi-scale degradation mechanisms, material state change, durability and prognosis of heterogenous material system, i.e., structural composite, SOFC fuel cell, Adhesive bond-joints and interfaces; Manufacturing of Multifunctional Composite

Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider Faculty Profile
Presidential Distinguished Professor | UTARI/WH 206B | (817) 272-5900
National Academy of Engineering; Director, Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies, University of Texas Arlington Research

Dr. Sunand Santhanagopalan Dr. Sunand Santhanagopalan Faculty Profile
Lecturer | ELB 202 | (817) 272-3711
Multi-Scale Energy Systems: Scalable Nanomanufacturing; Electrochemical energy conversion/storage; High temperature latent heat storage; Wettability control; Advanced Nanomaterial synthesis; Fractal architectures; Micro/Nano transport phenomena; Renewable energy systems.

Dr. Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam Dr. Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor | WH 315G | (817) 272-9335
Additive manufacturing, smart materials, high temperature alloys, single crystals, materials characterization, design and optimization, finite element analysis, and biomedical devices.

Dr. Wendy Shen Dr. Wen "Wendy" Shen Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor | WH 306 | (817) 272-2298
Micro/nano-manufacturing, MEMS/NEMS, Smart materials and devices, Biomedical and implantable devices, Sensors and systems.

Dr. Panos Shiakolas Dr. Panos Shiakolas | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 315D | (817) 272-5715
Robotics (surgical and medical diagnostics, manufacturing). Human robot interaction modalities. ‘Smart’ personalized wearable prosthesis and assistive devices (rehabilitation, training, diagnostics). Additive manufacturing (multi-material multi-process at micro, meso and macro scales). Design and fabrication of bio-scaffolds. Engineering education, mechatronics, robotics, modeling, controls. Research website

Dr. Dudley Smith Dr. Dudley Smith | Faculty Profile
Professor in Practice | WH 300B | (817) 272-0125
Former Bell Technical Fellow of Advanced Concepts and Preliminary Design. Primary focus is on the conceptual and preliminary design of aircraft and vertical lift/rotorcraft with a secondary research interest in propulsion.

Dr. Kamesh Subbarao Dr. Kamesh Subbarao | Faculty Profile
Professor | ELB 254 | (817) 272-7467
Nonlinear and robust adaptive control, optimal control, mathematical modeling and dynamical systems theory, optimal estimation and system identification, flight dynamics and control systems, astrodynamics, robotics and unmanned vehicle systems. Research website

Dr. Robert Taylor Dr. Robert Taylor | Faculty Profile
Professor in Practice | WH 214B | (817) 272-9341
Structural design and optimization, design for manufacture, design for additive manufacture, 3-D printed structures, finite element analysis, solid mechanics.

Dr. Albert Tong Dr. Albert Tong | Faculty Profile
Associate Professor | WH 206A | (817) 272-2297
Spray combustion, numerical modeling of heat transfer, and fluid flow.

Dr. B.P. Wang Dr. B.P. Wang | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 304C | (817) 272-3426
Finite element analysis, structural optimization, vibration, and structural dynamics.

Dr. Shuo Dr. Shuo "Linda" Wang | Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor | ELB 252 | (817) 272-3413
Computational Mathematics, Optimization, Optimal (Ensemble) Control.

Dr. Don Wilson Dr. Don Wilson | Faculty Profile
Professor | WH 202 | (817) 272-2072
Gas dynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, high-speed aerodynamics, hypersonic flow, and experimental fluid dynamics. Research website

Dr. Robert Woods Dr. Robert L. Woods | Faculty Profile
Professor and Faculty Advisor Formula SAE | WH 304A | (817) 996-0707
Dynamic systems, modeling and simulation, control systems, fluid power control, fluidics, microprocessor and digital controls, logic systems, automotive engineering.

Dr. Liwei Zhang Dr. Liwei Zhang | Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor | WH 316B | (817) 872-0739
Modeling of chemically reacting flows, combustion dynamics in propulsion systems, computational fluid dynamics, reduced-basis modeling and emulation, data-enabled design.

Dr. Wen ChanIn Memoriam: Dr. Wen Chan | Faculty Profile
Composite structure design, mechanics of composite materials, material behavior of composites, finite element analysis, damage tolerance and durability, fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis, and smart structures.

MAE Adjunct Instructors

Bootpakdeetam, Pawarat - WH 323-G -
Dreier, Mark - WH 323-F -
Elliott, Chris - WH 323-F -
Farzbod, Ali - WH 323-K -
Finley, Dennis - WH 323-G -
Guy, Ashley - WH 323-H -
Honavara Prasad, Srikanth - WH 323-H -
Kashefi, Feraydune - WH 323-K -
Kilmain, Catherine - WH 323-F -
Mizener, Andrew - WH 323-G -
Mudunuri, Bala - WH 323-F -
Park, Paul - WH 323-H -
Scott, Richard - WH 323-G -
Tchafa, Franck - WH 323-G -
Van Der Vossen, Bastiaan - WH 323-H -