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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Faculty Details for Mechanical Engineering


Muniswamappa (Appa) Anjanappa
B.S., Bangalore University (India), 1973; M.Sc., University of Madras, 1975; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1986
Interests: Mechatronics (controls, sensors and actuators), manufacturing process control, design optimization
Dwayne Arola
B.S., University of Washington, Seattle, 1989; M.S., 1991; Ph.D., 1996
Interests: Manufacturing, advanced engineering materials
Shlomo Carmi
B.S., University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), 1962; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1966; Ph.D., 1968
Interests: Hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence, non-Newtonian fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, numerical methods and computer simulations, manufacturing process
Panos Charalambides
B.Sc., University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1981; M.Sc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983; Ph.D., 1986
Interests: Fracture mechanics, mechanics of composites, non-linear material behavior, biomechanics, finite elements, computational mechanics, technology transfer
Charles Eggleton
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1986; M.S., Stanford University, 1989; Ph.D., 1994
Interests: Biomechanics, computational fluid mechanics
Akhtar S. Khan
B.S., Aligarth University (India), 1961; B.S.E., 1965; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1972
Interests: Dynamic plasticity, constitutive modeling of finite plastic behavior, fracture mechanics, rock mechanics, experimental mechanics
Uri Tasch
B.Sc., M.E., Technion (Israel), 1976; M.E., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1978; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
Interests: Automatic controls, robotics, manufacturing, grasping mechanics
Tim Topoleski
B.S., Cornell University, 1981; M.S., 1984; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Interests: Biomaterials and biomechanics, fracture and fatigue of natural and biological materials
Weidong Zhu
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), 1986; M.S., Arizona State University, 1988; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Interests: Vibrations and dynamics

Associate Professors

Tony Farquhar
B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1977; M.S., Cornell University, 1988; Ph.D., 1991
Interests: Mechanics of living structures, mechanical design
Ronghui Ma
B.S., Zhejiang University (China), 1991; M.S., Southeast University (China), 1994; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2003
Interests: Computational heat transfer and fluid dynamic with specific empasis on novel materials processing and MEMS devices
Liang Zhu
B.S., University of Science and Technology (China), 1988; M.Phil., The City University of New York, 1995; Ph.D., 1995
Interests: Biomechanics and heat transfer
Marc Zupan
B.Eng., The University of Dayton, 1995; M.S., The Johns Hopkins University, 1997, Ph.D., 2001
Interests: Micro-mechanics of materials and structures

Associate Professor Emeritus

Christian von Kerczek
B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1963; M.S., 1965; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1973
Interests: Theoretical and computational fluid mechanics, internal combustion engines


Wa-Muzemba Anselm Tshibangu
B.Eng., University of Kinshasa (D.R.Congo), 1986; M.Eng.,University of Johannesburg (Ex. Rand Afrikaans University), Johannesburg, South Africa, 1998; D.Eng., Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, 2003
Interests: Robust design, discrete simulation modeling, optimization of manufacturing systems, manufacturing processes, robotics, automation and process control, quality and statistical process control, lean manufacturing, six sigma

Acting Chair

Charles Eggleton
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1986; M.S., Stanford University, 1989; Ph.D., 1994
Interests: Biomechanics, computational fluid mechanics

Professor of the Practice

Anne Spence
B.S., University of Missouri, 1985; M.S., The University of Texas Arlington, 1988; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1994
Interests: Engineering education, helicopter stability and control