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  • E. Baesu, Associate Professor: Solid mechanics: electromechanical effects, fiber networks, and biomechanics
  • R. Bishu, Professor: Ergonomics, quality control, information processing, design and experiments, and statistics
  • N. Chandra, Professor: Computational material science, mechanics of nano, bio, and structural materials, finite deformation, multiscale modeling and simulation, molecular dynamics, nonlinear finite elements, cohesive zone models and fracture, superplasticity, composites, high velocity impact, interfaces in solids, thermal properties of nanoscale composites
  • Y. Dzenis, R. Vernon McBroom Professor: Advanced functional nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing
  • S.M. Farritor, Professor: Robotics for planetary exploration, design and control of mobile robot systems, industrial robot programming, mobile robot planning, modular design, computer-aided creative design
  • R. Feng, Professor: Experimental and computational mechanics of materials: Inelastic deformation, damage and failure mechanisms, high strain rate and shock wave phenomena, rheology of polymers and polymer compounds, surface mechanics and tribology, polycrystal modeling and simulations, and hybrid atomistic-continuum modeling and simulations of defects/heterogeneities
  • S. Hallbeck, Professor: Innovative design and ergonomic analysis: Development of laparoscopic surgical tools, methodology standardization for operating room medical device usability, development of neutron detection sensors
  • L. Gu, Assistant Professor: Computational mechanics with experimental validation, multiscale modeling, fluid-structure interaction, material characterization, traumatic brain injury, vascular mechanics including vascular remodeling, mechanism of in-stent restenosis and atherosclerosis, minimally invasive medical device design
  • Jung Yul Lim, Assistant Professor: Utilization of biomaterial surface engineering/patterning tools (nanotexturing, surface energy tuning, chemical or topographic micro/nanopatterning) in combination with biophysical stimuli (shear stress, mechanical strain, high pressure loading) to regulate functions of stem cells, musculoskeletal cells, neuronal cells, etc.
  • M. Negahban, Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research: Theoretical modeling, computational simulation, and experimental characterize of large deformation thermo-mechanical response of polymers and biological materials, inverse problems, dynamic loading, inelastic and plastic response
  • C. A. Nelson, Associate Professor: Design and analysis of robotic and mechanical systems, robot-assisted surgery, design of novel medical devices, modular design, applied graph theory, rehabilitation engineering
  • S. Ryu, Assistant Professor: Experimental investigations of multi-scale phenomena of fluid flow and cellular mechanics, and their applications in engineering systems
  • B. Terry, Assistant Professor: Biomedical research; Medical therapeutics, devices, and surgical tools; Intuitive, ambulatory biosensors; Biomechanical behavior of tissues and organs
  • C.W.S. To, Professor: Sound and vibration studies (acoustic pulsation in pipelines, railway noise and vibration, signal analysis, structural dynamics, random vibration, nonlinear and chaotic vibration), solid mechanics (linear and nonlinear finite-element methods with application to laminated composite shell structures and modeling of aorta dissection), system dynamics (nonlinear and rigid-body dynamics), controls (deterministic and stochastic), nanomechanics
  • J.A. Turner, Professor: Experimental ultrasonics, nanoindentation, atomic-force microscopy, elastic wave propagation and scattering, linear and nonlinear vibrations, structural acoustics