UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York UB Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Full-Time Faculty

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  • Paul T. Bauman, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Computational and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008)
  • High performance and parallel computing, finite element methods for multiphysics problems, error estimation, adaptive mesh refinement, adaptive modeling, chemically reacting flows, statistical inverse problems, continuum mechanics, portable and reusable scientific software
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  • Sara Behdad, Assistant Professor
  • ( Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013)
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and End-of-Life Product Recovery, Design under Uncertainty, Bio-inspired Design, Decision Analysis, Simulation and Data Modeling Techniques.
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  • Iman Borazjani, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2008 )
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Cardiovascular Flows, Bio-inspired Propulsion, High-performance Computing.
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  • Harsh Deep Chopra, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Maryland, College Park 1993)
  • Functional and smart materials; spintronics; ballistic transport; quantized conductance in atomic point contacts; multiferroic materials: magnetic shape memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, complex correlated systems etc.; interfaces and interactions in multilayered systems; magnetic-based non-destructive evaluation & methods.
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  • Deborah D. L. Chung, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Materials science and engineering, particularly smart materials, concrete, thermal management, battery electrode materials, carbon fibers and filaments, composites processing and interfaces, metal-matrix composites, electronic packaging materials, and activated carbon.
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  • Gary F. Dargush, Professor, Department Chairman
  • (Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University at Buffalo, 1987)
  • Computational mechanics, boundary element methods, finite element methods, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, geomechanics, thermomechanics, computational fluid dynamics.
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  • Sonjoy Das, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 2008)
  • Multiscale mechanics, Computational stochastic mechanics, Stochastic search and
    optimization, Multiphysics system, Multifidelity system, Probabilistic risk and
    reliability assessment, Statistical energy analysis.
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  • Ehsan T. Esfahani, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2012)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Design and Engineering, Interactive CAD interfaces, Brain Computer Interfaces, Human-Machine Interactions, Bipedal Locomotion (Human and Humanoids), Bio-robotics and Mechatronics.
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  • James D. Felske, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1974)
  • Heat & mass transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, spectroscopy, combustion.
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  • John Y. Fu, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University at University Park, 2004)
  • Material physics, phase transitions, dielectric relaxation phenomena, ferroelectric materials, electric fatigue and dielectric deterioration in organic and inorganic capacitors, the flexoelectric effect in dielectric materials
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  • John F. Hall, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012)
  • Complex System Analysis and Simulation, Comprehensive Product Development Methodologies, Multidisciplinary Decision-Making and Optimization, Wind Energy Conversion, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Efficient Products
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  • Susan Zonglu Hua, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, 1993)
  • Microfluidic device and systems, Bio-MEMS and biosensors, nanostructured functional materials.
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  • M. Amin Karami, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2011)
  • Smart Materials and Structures, Energy Harvesting, Implantable Medical Devices, Nonlinear Dynamic Systems, MEMS, Vibrations, Renewable Energy, and Mechatronics..
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  • Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1995)
  • Manufacturing automation, robotics, CAD, bioengineering, virtual reality for engineering applications such as interactive automation of manufacturing and design processes for rapid product development.
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  • Venkat N. Krovi, Associate Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, 1998)
  • Mechanical and mechatronic systems (design, modeling, control, and prototyping); rapid virtual and physical prototyping; human user customization; multi-robot cooperation.
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  • Cyrus K. Madnia, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1989)
  • Computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion, nanoscale energy transfer, transport phenomena, compressible flows.
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  • Manoranjan Majji, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009)
  • System identification, Computational Vision, Smart Sensing Technologies, Autonomous Systems, Guidance and Control.
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  • Hui Meng, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, 1994)
  • Biomedical Engineering, hemodynamics and vascular biomechanics, advanced laser flow diagnostics, computational fluid dynamics.
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  • Michele Milano, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2002)
  • Stochastic optimization, modeling of complex systems, biologically inspired propulsion systems, flow-structure interaction
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  • Joseph C. Mollendorf, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1971)
  • Design, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, mathematical modeling, manufacturing processes, biomedical engineering.
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  • D. Joseph Mook, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1986)
  • Controls, dynamics, system identification, estimation theory, modeling, nonlinear and chaotic dynamic systems.
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  • Abani Patra, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Computational & Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995)
  • Computational mechanics, solution adaptive finite element methods, parallel and high performance computing, applications to biomechanical systems.
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  • Rahul Rai, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2006)
  • Design Informatics, Design Theory, Design Optimization, Adaptive Design of Experiments (DOE) and Metamodeling, Design Synthesis Using Graph Grammar, Human-Computer Interaction in Robust Decision Making, Engineering Resilient Systems, Uncertainty Quantification.
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  • Matthew J. Ringuette, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2004)
  • Experimental fluid mechanics, bio-inspired propulsion for autonomous vehicle design, unsteady vortex dynamics, fluid-structure interactions
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  • David Salac, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007)
  • Computational fluid dynamics, material systems with moving interfaces, numerical methods, directed self-assembly, high performance computing.
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  • Tarunraj Singh, Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1991)
  • Target tracking, human-vehicle control, optimal control, nonlinear control, dynamics & control of flexible structures.
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  • Jihyung Yoo, Assistant Professor
  • (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011)
  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy, Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Laser Diagnostics and Visualization, Hypersonic Flow Physics, Spectroscopy, Chemical Kinetics, Nonlinear optics