Director of Graduate Studies, Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Research Areas: Application of Metaheuristics, Manufacturing Systems, Mass Customization, Optimization
Research Areas: coherent structures, homogeneous turbulence, microelectromechanical systems, scaling wall-bounded flows, turbulent drag reduction, turbulent flows, unsteady vortex flows, wake turbulence, wall flows
Research Areas: Aerospace. Fluid mechanics, Heat transfer, Reactive and two-phase flows, Phase-change dynamics. Applied Mathematical Methods.
Research Areas: Functional Interfaces, Adhesion, Mechanobiology, Cell Mechanics
Research Areas: Edge effects on concentrated contacts, Fracture Mechanics, Fragmentation, Tribology
Research Areas: Adaptive and robust control, Aerospace, Control of microrobots, Developing methods to enhance human learning, Modeling human learning and human control strategies, Multi-agent cooperative control with application to UAVs, Multi-agent flocking and swarming, System Identification, Vibration control and flow control
Professor and James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems
Director of Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing
Research Areas: Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process
Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: active materials for actuators, Composition-processing-microstructure-mechanical property relationships, Energy Harvesting, high strength shape memory alloys, high temperature shape memory alloys, iron ore sintering, magnetic refrigeration, magnetic shape memory alloys, nanotube fabrication, phase transformations, severe plastic deformation, shape memory composites, shape memory polymers, thermodynamical modeling
Research Areas: Production Scheduling, Adaptive Production Control, Operating Room Scheduling, Optimization, Manufacturing Systems
Research Areas: ablation, Aerospace, Aerothermodynamics, compressible aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, gas surface interactions, Heat Transfer, Hypersonic, material response, Numerical Methods, Re-entry
Research Areas: Applied Mathematics, Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Convective Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics
Research Areas: Image-Processing, Imaging Sensor/System Modeling, Vision System Hardware/Software Design
Professor and Department Chair Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: Combustion, Laser Diagnostics, High-speed Optical Imaging, PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostics, Thermal Barrier Coating Diagnostics, Contamination Removal
Research Areas: Dynamics, Finite Elements, Vibrations
Tennessee Valley Authority Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Institute of Research for Technology Development (IR4TD)
Research Areas: Automotive Surface Coating and Inspection, Combustion, Fire Research, Lean Manufacturing, Nano-Technology, Scale Modeling
Research Areas: Aerospace, inflatable satellite structures, intelligent material systems, modeling and control of nonlinear mechanical systems, morphing aircraft, piezoelectric actuated devices, shape-memory alloy actuated robotics
Secat J. G. Morris Aluminum Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: Heat Exchanger Theory and Design, Thermodynamics, Transport phenomena for materials processing
Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: Aerospace, Flexible and Nonlinear Structures, Structural Analysis, System Identification, Vibration Testing and Composites
Research Areas: Bearing and Sealing Systems, Controls, Machine Design, Magnetic Suspensions
Research Areas: Boiling and Two Phase Flow, Heat Transfer
Research Areas: Biologically-Inspired Design, MEMS, Micro-scale Design and Fabrication, Microfluidic Systems, Precision Machine Design
Research Areas: Cardiovascular Mechanics, Finite Element Methods, Multi-scale Modeling, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Numerical Optimization
Research Areas: Optical Plasma Diagnostics, Spectral Simulation in Equilibrium & Non-equilibrium Airborne Observation of Re-entry Development of Flight Experiments for Re-entry Electric Spacecraft Propulsion
Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: Acoustics and Vibration, Boundary Element Methods
Faculty – Paducah Extended Campus
Research Areas: Vibrations, Finite Element Methods, Stability in Machining
H.E. Katterjohn Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: composites, elastomers, finite element modeling, Materials, micromechanics, nanomechanics, polymers, Solid Mechanics, vibration
Research Areas: Electronics Thermal Management, Harsh Environment Electronics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Liquid Jet Impingement, Two Phase Flows, Thermal Interface Materials
Research Areas: Molecular Modeling and simulation of Macromolecules at Mesoscale; Multi-Scale Simulation of Ionic Liquids to be used in the “Green” Energy-Related Systems; Coarse-Grain Simulation of Colloidal Nanoparticles; study surface properties of materials in different media with the Atomic Force Microscopy
Millard F. Beatty, Jr., Ph.D.
Louis M. Brock, Ph.D.
Roy D. Burberry, M.A
Vincent R. Capece, Ph.D.
Oscar Dillon, D.Eng.Sc.
Bob Drake, Ph.D.
O.J. Hahn, Ph.D.
Thomas Lester, Ph.D.
Tianxiang Li, Ph.D.
Alan Male, Ph.D.
M. Keith Marshall, Ms.C.
Harry Mason, M.S.
M. Pinar Mengüç, Ph.D.
William E. Murphy, Ph.D.
Andrew Seybert, Ph.D.
Shiva Singhh, Ph.D.
Theodore R. Tauchert, D.Eng
Hornsen (H.S.) Tzou, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Research, Adjunct, and Secondary Appointment Faculty
Research Areas: Civil Engineering Materials, Engineering Education, Mechanics, Structural Steel Design
Nelson Akafuah, Ph.D. (Assistant Research Professor)
Research Areas: Automotive Surface Coating and Inspection, Combustion, Droplet transport and behavior in spray applications, Electrostatic effect on paint spray transport and deposition, Energy, Energy conversion and conservation, Energy efficiency of industrial processes, Fire Research, Nondestructive evaluation of surface and subsurface defects in coated surfaces, Renewable Energy, Renewable energy conversion from biomass sources
Kunlei Liu, (Associate Research Professor)
Ahmad Salaimeh, Ph.D. (Assistant Research Professor)
Marwan Khraisheh, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor)
Abbot Maginnis, Ph.D. (Adjunct Assistant Professor)
Rodney Andrews, Ph.D. (Secondary Appointment, Associate Professor)
Sarah Shen Liu, Ph.D. (Secondary Appointment, Assistant Professor)
Mehmet Bahadir, Ph.D. (Secondary Appointment, Assistant Professor)
James W. Rogers, Ph.D. (Secondary Appointment, Assistant Professor)
Ted Thiede, Ph.D. (Secondary Appointment, Assistant Professor)