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Faculty Research Interests

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Research Interests

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The faculty in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering have a diverse range of research interests.

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Here listed by faculty member are the current research interests.


Assistant Professor Amir Ameli

  • Multifunctional polymer composites: processing and characterization
  • Additive manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites
  • Mechanics of additively manufactured materials
  • Nano/micro-structured materials for fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors
  • Smart materials and devices for sensors and actuators
  • Green composites for biomedical applications and environmental sustainability
  • Advanced cellular composites for electromagnetic, thermal, and acoustic insulation
detailed information

Professor Amit Bandyopadhyay

  • Materials Research Group
  • Processing of ceramics, metals and composites using Rapid Prototyping
  • Load bearing and non-load bearing implants
  • Patient specific implants
  • Laser processing of materials
  • Microwave sintering of ceramics
  • Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs) for medical imaging and therapeutics
detailed information

Assistant Professor Soumik Banerjee

  • Nanoscale transport phenomena
  • Molecular modeling of materials
  • Organic photovoltaic solar cells
  • Modeling electrolytes in Li batteries
  • Synthesis and properties of carbon nanostructures
detailed information

Associate Professor Scott P. Beckman

  • Theoretical and computational methods
  • Thermal properties of materials
  • Multi-functional materials
  • Materials for energy application
detailed information

Clinical Associate Professor Xiaopeng Bi

  • Engineering education
  • Aircraft and vehicle related engineering design
  • Dynamic failure and fracture of materials and structures
detailed information

Clinical Assistant Professor Nandita Biswas

  • Material behavior under Impact loading
  • Numerical Modeling of dynamic response of metal
  • Split Hopkinson Pressure bar system
  • Computer-aided Design of Mechanical Components and Systems
  • Design and fabrication of high strain rate testing facility
detailed information

Professor Susmita Bose

  • Materials Research Group
  • Nanoscale surface modification of medical devices, and nanoparticles in protein/drug delivery
  • Resorbable ceramics and composited in bone tissue engineering using 3-D printing technology
  • Microwave and plasma processing of materials
  • In vitro bone cell material interactions
  • Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs) for medical imaging and therapeutics and Ceramic gas sensor
detailed information

Assistant Professor Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen

  • Biomedical manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Surgical thermal management
  • Design of medical assistive devices
  • Tissue engineering
detailed information

Professor and Associate Director Jow-Lian Ding

  • Dynamic response of materials and structures (experimental characterization, modeling, and simulation)
  • Shock dynamics
  • Thermo-mechanics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Stress-induced phase transformation
detailed information

Research Professor Annie D. Du

  • Nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery
  • Immunosensors and microchips for biomarker detection
  • Functional materials for electroanalysis and energy storage
  • Surface modification and characterization
detailed information

Professor Indranath Dutta

  • Multi-physics phenomena in Materials Science - thermal/mechanical/electrical/electromagnetic interactions
  • Near-interface effects in multi-component materials, with emphasis on materials for microelectronics
  • Materials reliability in micro-systems and composites
  • Electrically-activated manufacturing at nano to meso scales - nanolithography, electromagnetic jigsaw
detailed information

Professor Prashanta Dutta

  • Microfluids and Nanofluidics
  • Transport Modeling for Thermal, Chemical and Biological Systems
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Drug Delivery and Discovery
  • Electrokinetic Flow, Seperation, and Purification
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
detailed information

Professor David P. Field

  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Metal deformation and recrystallization
  • Crystallographic texture
  • Grain boundary structure
  • Thin film and IC interconnect structure/properties relationships
  • Advanced experimental techniques
detailed information

Assistant Professor Arda Gozen

  • Manufacturing processes and equipment,
  • Micro-nano manufacturing,
  • Manufacturing with soft-matter (e.g. elastomers, functional liquids etc.),
  • Flexible-stretchable electronic devices.
detailed information

Professor Joseph Iannelli

  • High-performance engineering and scientific computing
  • Minimal-storage iterative numerical linear algebra solvers
  • Computational and theoretical fluid dynamics
  • Finite element algorithms and analysis
  • Numerical analysis
  • Software development
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautical propulsion, including gas turbines, ramjets, and scramjets
  • Chemically reacting aerospace flows
  • Cooperative education programs
  • Economic development
  • International-Education initiatives involving universities, businesses, and multinational corporations
detailed information

Assistant Professor Kshitij Jerath

  • Self-organized dynamics in complex systems
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles
  • System reliability and prognostics
  • Robotic ensembles
detailed information

Professor and Director Michael R. Kessler

  • Polymer Composites Research Group
  • Processing and characterization of polymer composites
  • Bio-based polymers
  • Multifunctional- and nano-composites
  • Materials with self-healing functionality
  • Thermal analysis of polymers
detailed information

Associate Professor Jacob Leachman

  • Hydrogen, Deuterium, Tritium and Mixtures
  • Small, Modular Hydrogen Liquefier Design
  • Thermophysical Property Modelling and Measurement
  • Rocket and Space Stage Vehicle Design
  • Cryogenics
  • Liquid Hydrogen Fueling of Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UAS/UAV)
detailed information

Assistant Professor Lei Li

  • Precision Engineering
  • Optical Manufacturing
  • Micro/nano manufacturing
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
detailed information

Associate Professor Qizhen (Katherine) Li

  • Advanced materials (e.g., light weight materials and structures, nanoporous materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured multilayered thin films, lattice block structures) for structural, energy, and bio-applications
  • Nano and micro fabrication/manufacturing, and materials synthesis/processing
  • Mechanical behavior of materials, Nano/micro-mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture
  • Relationship among processing, structure and property of advanced materials
  • Biomaterials and Biomechanics, bone/dental implant materials, biomedical applications of shape memory alloys, magnesium alloys, and titanium alloys
detailed information

Staff Scientist Yuzhan Li

  • Multifunctional polymers and composites
  • Stimuli-responsive liquid crystals
  • Liquid crystalline thermosets and elastomers
detailed information

Professor - Laboratory Fellow Yuehe Lin

  • Synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials
  • Materials and devices for sensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery
  • Materials and systems for water monitoring and treatment
  • Nanomaterials for fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors
  • Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis
  • Immunosensors, paper and microfluidic biosensors for biomarker detection
detailed information

Assistant Professor Jin Liu

  • Multiscale modeling and simulation
  • Fluid mechanics, turbulent flow and computational fluid dynamics
  • Micro/Nano-fluidic and bio-fluidics
  • Electrokinetic transport and electrowetting
  • Modeling of mesoscale molecule adhesion and targeted drug delivery
detailed information

Regents Professor Kelvin G. Lynn

  • Solid State and Surface Physics
  • Defects in semiconductors and metals
  • Photovoltaic materials
  • Room temperature radiation detectors
  • Thermal stimulated spectroscopies
  • Positron interactions in solids
  • Micro-electrical and mechanical systems
  • Growth of semiconductors and oxide crystals
  • Energy harvesting
detailed information

Associate Professor Konstantin Matveev

  • High-Performance Marine Craft
  • Ground-Effect Aerodynamics
  • Free-Surface Hydrodynamics
  • Unmanned Aerial and Marine Vehicles
  • Thermoacoustics
detailed information

Associate Professor John McCloy

  • Nuclear waste forms
  • Radiation effects on materials
  • Magnetic materials and properties
  • Optical ceramics and glasses
  • Electronic transport
  • Sensors
detailed information

Assistant Professor Dustin McLarty

  • High temperature fuel cells
  • Distributed generation systems
  • Energy storage dynamics and integration with renewable sources
detailed information

Professor Sinisa Mesarovic

  • Plasticity of crystals and interfaces
  • Micromechanics of granular materials
  • Computational methods for coupled moving boundaries problems (phase transformations, wetting)
  • Collective behavior of carbon nanotubes
  • Multiscale/multiphysics modeling
  • Contact and adhesion mechanics
detailed information

Associate Professor Changki Mo

  • Vehicular and Structural Vibration Control
  • Smart Materials and Structures
    • Vibration-based Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
    • MEMS Actuators and Sensors
    • Adaptive Structures using Shape Memory Polymers
  • Agricultural Robotics and Automation
detailed information

Adjunct Faculty Alireza Narimannezhad

  • Non-neutral plasmas Manipulation
  • Particle-In-Cell Simulation
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Multi-wafer Bonding
  • Positron Storage
  • Semisolid Joining and Welding
  • Thin Films Deposition, PVD, CVD, ALD.
detailed information

Clinical Assistant Professor Mohammed Noor-A-Alam

  • Thin films
  • Thermal barrier coatings
  • Nano-composite materials
  • Biodegradable polymer composites
detailed information

Professor and Dean Honors College M. Grant Norton

  • Ceramic Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Clean Technology
detailed information

Associate Professor Rahul Panat

  • Manufacturing
  • Microelectronics/Flexible Electronics
  • Li-ion Batteries
  • Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • Thermodynamics
detailed information

Professor Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki

  • Global Engineering and Design of High-Performance Work Environments
  • Development Strategies for Transcultural Understanding for Innovation Communities
  • Understanding the Relationships between Design Structure, Knowledge Structure, and Organizational Social Structure in Innovation Communities
  • Neuroscience and Collective Intelligence Exercises
  • Project-Based and Experiential Learning
  • Development of Industrial/Academic Relations
  • Visualization in Ecodesign, and Sustainability Education
  • He is also extensively involved in environmental politics and consults on political strategy on environmental protection issues.
detailed information

Professor Cecilia D. Richards

  • MEMS power
  • Advanced energy systems
  • Spray combustion
  • Two-phase flows
  • Air breathing engines
detailed information

Professor Robert F. Richards

  • Heat Transfer across Nanoparticles
  • Thermal Switching
  • Very Low Cost Thermal and Fluid Experiments for Education
  • TrashWall: Very Low Cost Energy Retrofits via Recycled Materials
detailed information

Clinical Assistant Professor Zhiquan Shu

  • Bio-heat/mass transfer
  • Cryobiology, biopreservation and biobanking
  • Bio-instruments
  • Microfluidics
detailed information

Professor Lloyd V. Smith

  • Composite Materials:
    • multi-axial characterization
    • damage and failure modeling
    • environmental degradation
  • Sports Science
    • experimental bat and ball performance
    • numeric modeling of sport ball impacts
    • protective equipment and head injury
detailed information

Assistant Professor Min Kyu Song

  • Rational design of materials/interfaces and manufacturing technologies
  • Energy technologies: (1) Batteries, (2) Fuel cells, (3) Supercapacitors and (4) Smart windows
  • Environmental technologies: (1) Electrochemical synthesis of fuels and (2) Electrochemical desalination/deionization of water
  • Bio-inspired materials and processes for energy and the environment
  • Structure-Property relations in materials and solid-state electrochemistry
detailed information

Assistant Professor John P Swensen

  • Medical robotics
    • Steerable Needles
    • Compliant devices
  • Tunably compliant mechanisms
  • Modular robotics
    • Compliant ensembles
    • Smart materials in robotics
detailed information

Clinical Assistant Professor Gordon Taub

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind farm design
  • Hydro-kinetic energy harvesting
  • Flow Induced Vibrations (FIV)
  • Turbulent jets and plumes
detailed information

Assistant Research Professor Yu (Will) Wang

  • Fundamental and application studies of functional polymeric nanocomposites
  • Polymeric energy materials: gum-like electrolyte, electrode matrix, binders, advanced solid ion-conductors
  • Bio-based or bio-inspired polymeric nanocomposites
  • Structural control in energy storage devices: eg. Sulfur cathode, Lithium metal and Silicon anode
  • Materials processing and nanofabrication
detailed information

Assistant Research Professor Hanry Yang

  • Interfacial phenomenon in 3D integrated circuits
  • Materials reliability in micro-electronic packages and systems
  • Mechanical behavior of nanostructured light metals and composites
detailed information

Professor Hussein M. Zbib

  • Mechanics: Multiscale modeling, numerical analysis, plasticity, composites, materials instabilities, damage and fracture.
  • Materials: Dislocation theory, dislocation dynamics, crystal plasticity, defects, radiation effects, nanomaterials.
detailed information

Professor Jinwen Zhang

  • Synthesis, processing and application development of biobased polymer materials
  • Structure and properties of polymer blends and composites
  • Polymer foaming and fiber spinning technologies
  • Polymer stabilization and flame retardancy
  • Polymer hydrogel and controlled release
detailed information

Professor Weihong (Katie) Zhong

  • Polymers and composite manufacturing technology
  • Battery materials and renewable energy materials
  • Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials
  • Biomaterials and environmental polymeric materials
detailed information

Assistant Research Professor Chengzhou Zhu

  • Nanochemistry for Carbon and Metal Nanomaterials and their Hybrids
  • Nanoelectrochemistry, Bioelectrochemistry, Nanoelectroanalytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical energy storage (Fuel Cells, Supercapacitors) and Photocatalysis
  • Nanomaterials-based Analytical Sensors
detailed information

Faculty Research Interests by Area

Research AreaResearcher
Additive manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites Amir Ameli
Additive manufacturing Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen
Advanced cellular composites for electromagnetic, thermal, and acoustic insulation Amir Ameli
Advanced energy systems Cecilia D. Richards
Advanced experimental techniques David P. Field
Advanced materials (e.g., light weight materials and structures, nanoporous materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured multilayered thin films, lattice block structures) for structural, energy, and bio-applications Qizhen (Katherine) Li
Aerodynamics Joseph Iannelli
Aeronautical propulsion, including gas turbines, ramjets, and scramjets Joseph Iannelli
Agricultural Robotics and Automation Changki Mo
Air breathing engines Cecilia D. Richards
Aircraft and vehicle related engineering design Xiaopeng Bi
Battery materials and renewable energy materials Weihong (Katie) Zhong
Bio-based or bio-inspired polymeric nanocomposites Yu (Will) Wang
Bio-based polymers Michael R. Kessler
Bio-heat/mass transfer Zhiquan Shu
Bio-inspired materials and processes for energy and the environment Min Kyu Song
Bio-instruments Zhiquan Shu
Biodegradable polymer composites Mohammed Noor-A-Alam
Biomaterials and Biomechanics, bone/dental implant materials, biomedical applications of shape memory alloys, magnesium alloys, and titanium alloys Qizhen (Katherine) Li
Biomaterials and environmental polymeric materials Weihong (Katie) Zhong
Biomedical manufacturing Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen
Ceramic Materials M. Grant Norton
Chemically reacting aerospace flows Joseph Iannelli
Clean Technology M. Grant Norton
Collective behavior of carbon nanotubes Sinisa Mesarovic
Composite Materials:
  • multi-axial characterization
  • damage and failure modeling
  • environmental degradation
Lloyd V. Smith
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Gordon Taub
Computational and theoretical fluid dynamics Joseph Iannelli
Computational methods for coupled moving boundaries problems (phase transformations, wetting) Sinisa Mesarovic
Computer-aided Design of Mechanical Components and Systems Nandita Biswas
Connected and autonomous vehicles Kshitij Jerath
Contact and adhesion mechanics Sinisa Mesarovic
Cooperative education programs Joseph Iannelli
Cryobiology, biopreservation and biobanking Zhiquan Shu
Cryogenics Jacob Leachman
Crystallographic texture David P. Field
Defects in semiconductors and metals Kelvin G. Lynn
Design and fabrication of high strain rate testing facility Nandita Biswas
Design of medical assistive devices Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen
Development Strategies for Transcultural Understanding for Innovation Communities Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Development of Industrial/Academic Relations Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Distributed generation systems Dustin McLarty
Drug Delivery and Discovery Prashanta Dutta
Dynamic failure and fracture of materials and structures Xiaopeng Bi
Dynamic response of materials and structures (experimental characterization, modeling, and simulation) Jow-Lian Ding
Economic development Joseph Iannelli
Electrically-activated manufacturing at nano to meso scales - nanolithography, electromagnetic jigsaw Indranath Dutta
Electrochemical energy storage (Fuel Cells, Supercapacitors) and Photocatalysis Chengzhou Zhu
Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis Yuehe Lin
Electrodynamics Jow-Lian Ding
Electrokinetic Flow, Seperation, and Purification Prashanta Dutta
Electrokinetic transport and electrowetting Jin Liu
Electronic transport John McCloy
Energy Conversion and Storage Prashanta Dutta
Energy harvesting Kelvin G. Lynn
Energy storage dynamics and integration with renewable sources Dustin McLarty
Energy technologies: (1) Batteries, (2) Fuel cells, (3) Supercapacitors and (4) Smart windows Min Kyu Song
Engineering education Xiaopeng Bi
Environmental technologies: (1) Electrochemical synthesis of fuels and (2) Electrochemical desalination/deionization of water Min Kyu Song
Finite element algorithms and analysis Joseph Iannelli
Flexible-stretchable electronic devices. Arda Gozen
Flow Induced Vibrations (FIV) Gordon Taub
Fluid mechanics, turbulent flow and computational fluid dynamics Jin Liu
Free-Surface Hydrodynamics Konstantin Matveev
Functional materials for electroanalysis and energy storage Annie D. Du
Fundamental and application studies of functional polymeric nanocomposites Yu (Will) Wang
Global Engineering and Design of High-Performance Work Environments Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Grain boundary structure David P. Field
Green composites for biomedical applications and environmental sustainability Amir Ameli
Ground-Effect Aerodynamics Konstantin Matveev
Growth of semiconductors and oxide crystals Kelvin G. Lynn
He is also extensively involved in environmental politics and consults on political strategy on environmental protection issues. Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Heat Transfer across Nanoparticles Robert F. Richards
High temperature fuel cells Dustin McLarty
High-Performance Marine Craft Konstantin Matveev
High-performance engineering and scientific computing Joseph Iannelli
Hydro-kinetic energy harvesting Gordon Taub
Hydrogen, Deuterium, Tritium and Mixtures Jacob Leachman
Immunosensors and microchips for biomarker detection Annie D. Du
Immunosensors, paper and microfluidic biosensors for biomarker detection Yuehe Lin
In vitro bone cell material interactions Susmita Bose
Interfacial phenomenon in 3D integrated circuits Hanry Yang
International-Education initiatives involving universities, businesses, and multinational corporations Joseph Iannelli
Laser processing of materials Amit Bandyopadhyay
Li-ion Batteries Rahul Panat
Liquid Hydrogen Fueling of Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UAS/UAV) Jacob Leachman
Liquid crystalline thermosets and elastomers Yuzhan Li
Load bearing and non-load bearing implants Amit Bandyopadhyay
MEMS power Cecilia D. Richards
Magnetic materials and properties John McCloy
Manufacturing processes and equipment, Arda Gozen
Manufacturing with soft-matter (e.g. elastomers, functional liquids etc.), Arda Gozen
Manufacturing Rahul Panat
Material behavior under Impact loading Nandita Biswas
Materials Research Group Amit Bandyopadhyay
Materials Research Group Susmita Bose
Materials and devices for sensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery Yuehe Lin
Materials and systems for water monitoring and treatment Yuehe Lin
Materials for energy application Scott P. Beckman
Materials processing and nanofabrication Yu (Will) Wang
Materials reliability in micro-electronic packages and systems Hanry Yang
Materials reliability in micro-systems and composites Indranath Dutta
Materials with self-healing functionality Michael R. Kessler
Materials: Dislocation theory, dislocation dynamics, crystal plasticity, defects, radiation effects, nanomaterials. Hussein M. Zbib
Mechanical behavior of materials, Nano/micro-mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture Qizhen (Katherine) Li
Mechanical behavior of nanostructured light metals and composites Hanry Yang
Mechanics of additively manufactured materials Amir Ameli
Mechanics: Multiscale modeling, numerical analysis, plasticity, composites, materials instabilities, damage and fracture. Hussein M. Zbib
Medical robotics
  • Steerable Needles
  • Compliant devices
John P Swensen
Metal deformation and recrystallization David P. Field
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Multi-wafer Bonding Alireza Narimannezhad
Micro-electrical and mechanical systems Kelvin G. Lynn
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) Lei Li
Micro-nano manufacturing, Arda Gozen
Micro/Nano-fluidic and bio-fluidics Jin Liu
Micro/nano manufacturing Lei Li
Microelectronics/Flexible Electronics Rahul Panat
Microfluidics Zhiquan Shu
Microfluids and Nanofluidics Prashanta Dutta
Micromechanics of granular materials Sinisa Mesarovic
Microwave and plasma processing of materials Susmita Bose
Microwave sintering of ceramics Amit Bandyopadhyay
Minimal-storage iterative numerical linear algebra solvers Joseph Iannelli
Modeling electrolytes in Li batteries Soumik Banerjee
Modeling of mesoscale molecule adhesion and targeted drug delivery Jin Liu
Modular robotics
  • Compliant ensembles
  • Smart materials in robotics
John P Swensen
Molecular modeling of materials Soumik Banerjee
Multi-agent systems Kshitij Jerath
Multi-functional materials Scott P. Beckman
Multi-physics phenomena in Materials Science - thermal/mechanical/electrical/electromagnetic interactions Indranath Dutta
Multifunctional polymer composites: processing and characterization Amir Ameli
Multifunctional polymers and composites Yuzhan Li
Multifunctional- and nano-composites Michael R. Kessler
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Protein-Protein Interactions Prashanta Dutta
Multiscale modeling and simulation Jin Liu
Multiscale/multiphysics modeling Sinisa Mesarovic
Nano and micro fabrication/manufacturing, and materials synthesis/processing Qizhen (Katherine) Li
Nano-composite materials Mohammed Noor-A-Alam
Nano/micro-structured materials for fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors Amir Ameli
Nanochemistry for Carbon and Metal Nanomaterials and their Hybrids Chengzhou Zhu
Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials Weihong (Katie) Zhong
Nanoelectrochemistry, Bioelectrochemistry, Nanoelectroanalytical Chemistry Chengzhou Zhu
Nanomaterials for biosensing and drug delivery Annie D. Du
Nanomaterials for fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors Yuehe Lin
Nanomaterials-based Analytical Sensors Chengzhou Zhu
Nanoscale surface modification of medical devices, and nanoparticles in protein/drug delivery Susmita Bose
Nanoscale transport phenomena Soumik Banerjee
Nanotechnology M. Grant Norton
Near-interface effects in multi-component materials, with emphasis on materials for microelectronics Indranath Dutta
Neuroscience and Collective Intelligence Exercises Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Non-neutral plasmas Manipulation Alireza Narimannezhad
Nuclear waste forms John McCloy
Numerical Modeling of dynamic response of metal Nandita Biswas
Numerical analysis Joseph Iannelli
Optical Manufacturing Lei Li
Optical ceramics and glasses John McCloy
Organic photovoltaic solar cells Soumik Banerjee
Particle-In-Cell Simulation Alireza Narimannezhad
Patient specific implants Amit Bandyopadhyay
Photovoltaic materials Kelvin G. Lynn
Physical and mechanical metallurgy David P. Field
Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs) for medical imaging and therapeutics and Ceramic gas sensor Susmita Bose
Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs) for medical imaging and therapeutics Amit Bandyopadhyay
Plasticity of crystals and interfaces Sinisa Mesarovic
Polymer Composites Research Group Michael R. Kessler
Polymer foaming and fiber spinning technologies Jinwen Zhang
Polymer hydrogel and controlled release Jinwen Zhang
Polymer stabilization and flame retardancy Jinwen Zhang
Polymeric energy materials: gum-like electrolyte, electrode matrix, binders, advanced solid ion-conductors Yu (Will) Wang
Polymers and composite manufacturing technology Weihong (Katie) Zhong
Positron Storage Alireza Narimannezhad
Positron interactions in solids Kelvin G. Lynn
Precision Engineering Lei Li
Processing and characterization of polymer composites Michael R. Kessler
Processing of ceramics, metals and composites using Rapid Prototyping Amit Bandyopadhyay
Project-Based and Experiential Learning Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Radiation effects on materials John McCloy
Rational design of materials/interfaces and manufacturing technologies Min Kyu Song
Relationship among processing, structure and property of advanced materials Qizhen (Katherine) Li
Renewable Energy Gordon Taub
Resorbable ceramics and composited in bone tissue engineering using 3-D printing technology Susmita Bose
Robotic ensembles Kshitij Jerath
Rocket and Space Stage Vehicle Design Jacob Leachman
Room temperature radiation detectors Kelvin G. Lynn
Self-organized dynamics in complex systems Kshitij Jerath
Semisolid Joining and Welding Alireza Narimannezhad
Sensors John McCloy
Shock dynamics Jow-Lian Ding
Small, Modular Hydrogen Liquefier Design Jacob Leachman
Smart Materials and Structures
  • Vibration-based Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
  • MEMS Actuators and Sensors
  • Adaptive Structures using Shape Memory Polymers
Changki Mo
Smart materials and devices for sensors and actuators Amir Ameli
Software development Joseph Iannelli
Solid State and Surface Physics Kelvin G. Lynn
Split Hopkinson Pressure bar system Nandita Biswas
Sports Science
  • experimental bat and ball performance
  • numeric modeling of sport ball impacts
  • protective equipment and head injury
Lloyd V. Smith
Spray combustion Cecilia D. Richards
Stimuli-responsive liquid crystals Yuzhan Li
Stress-induced phase transformation Jow-Lian Ding
Structural control in energy storage devices: eg. Sulfur cathode, Lithium metal and Silicon anode Yu (Will) Wang
Structure and properties of polymer blends and composites Jinwen Zhang
Structure-Property relations in materials and solid-state electrochemistry Min Kyu Song
Surface modification and characterization Annie D. Du
Surgical thermal management Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen
Synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials Yuehe Lin
Synthesis and properties of carbon nanostructures Soumik Banerjee
Synthesis, processing and application development of biobased polymer materials Jinwen Zhang
System reliability and prognostics Kshitij Jerath
Theoretical and computational methods Scott P. Beckman
Thermal Barrier Coatings Rahul Panat
Thermal Switching Robert F. Richards
Thermal analysis of polymers Michael R. Kessler
Thermal barrier coatings Mohammed Noor-A-Alam
Thermal properties of materials Scott P. Beckman
Thermal stimulated spectroscopies Kelvin G. Lynn
Thermo-mechanics Jow-Lian Ding
Thermoacoustics Konstantin Matveev
Thermodynamics Rahul Panat
Thermophysical Property Modelling and Measurement Jacob Leachman
Thin Films Deposition, PVD, CVD, ALD. Alireza Narimannezhad
Thin film and IC interconnect structure/properties relationships David P. Field
Thin films Mohammed Noor-A-Alam
Tissue engineering Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen
Transport Modeling for Thermal, Chemical and Biological Systems Prashanta Dutta
TrashWall: Very Low Cost Energy Retrofits via Recycled Materials Robert F. Richards
Tunably compliant mechanisms John P Swensen
Turbulent jets and plumes Gordon Taub
Two-phase flows Cecilia D. Richards
Understanding the Relationships between Design Structure, Knowledge Structure, and Organizational Social Structure in Innovation Communities Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Unmanned Aerial and Marine Vehicles Konstantin Matveev
Vehicular and Structural Vibration Control Changki Mo
Very Low Cost Thermal and Fluid Experiments for Education Robert F. Richards
Visualization in Ecodesign, and Sustainability Education Charles (Dr. Chuck) Pezeshki
Wind farm design Gordon Taub

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Kuen-Ren (Roland) Chen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013. with MME since 2015, more...

Research Areas

  • Biomedical manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Surgical thermal management
  • Design of medical assistive devices
  • Tissue engineering
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