Faculty

Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Vortex dynamics, free-shear flows, atmospheric boundary layer flows, hydrodynamic stability, flow visualization techniques, passive flow control, urban wind farming, multi-rotor drone aerodynamics, renewable energy storage, biologically driven flows, space exploration.
Matthew Franchek
Matthew Franchek
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control—Linear and nonlinear system identification, information synthesis, multivariable control theory, nonlinear control theory, controller design, diagnostics/prognostics, and targeted adaptive control
Karolos Grigoriadis
Karolos Grigoriadis
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Dynamic Systems and Controls—Feedback control systems analysis and design, linear and nonlinear systems theory, robust and fault-tolerant control, model reduction, filtering, system optimization
Ralph Metcalf
Ralph Metcalf
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics
Pradeep Sharma
Pradeep Sharma
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Theoretical and computational materials science, physics of nanostructures and nanomaterials, atomistic simulations, flexoelectricity, nanoscale piezoelectricity, electromechanical behavior of biological membranes, size-dependent elasticity, micromechanics of defects and inclusions, homogenization, coupling between quantum and solid mechanics, high temperature mechanical behavior of materials, energy storage
Gangbing Song
Gangbing Song
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Smart materials and Structures—Adaptive control, Robust control, Dynamics, Robotics, Friction Compensation
Li Sun
Li Sun
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Nano-scale Materials Science—Size effects on thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of materials; Nanomagnetics and spin transport in thin films, multilayers, nanowires, and network structures
Ken White
Ken White
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Materials Science and Engineering—Ceramic Microstructure development, Mechanical behavior of ceramics and thin films. Electrical-mechanical coupling in ferroelectric thin films