| Jeremiah Abiade, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Florida, 2004
Thin film deposition, processing, and characterization. Thermoelectric oxide thin films and self–assembled magnetic nanoparticles deposited via pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech (2007 - 2010). Scholar of the Timbuktu Academy. 2009 Ralph E. Powe Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
email - web page - ERF 3049 - 312.355.2155
| Suresh K. Aggarwal, Professor
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology 1979
Research areas include Combustion, Multiphase flows, Clean Energy, and Renewable Fuels. Sspecifically, research is being conducted on the modeling and numerical simulations of multiphase flows, combustion, and emissions in laboratory-scale flames and engine configurations. Flame simulations focus is on clean combustion, high-pressure partially premixed flames, emission control, reduction of green house gases, flame stabilization, liftoff and blowout, and fire suppression. Engine studies are focusing on emission reduction strategies by controlling injection, mixing and ignition processes, and developing improved models for spray atomization, combustion, and emission phenomena. Multiphase flow research is examining high-pressure flows in engine injectors, sub-critical and supercritical droplet behavior, and interfacial processes at nano scales using molecular dynamics simulations. Dr. Aggarwal has published over 290 archival and conference papers in these areas. Awards: University Scholar Award (University of Illinois); UIC Teaching Recognition Award; UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award; Visiting Professor, Ecole Centrale-Paris, 2008-09; Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, 2008; Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), AIAA Sustained Service Award, Fellow, Stanford/NASA Center for Turbulence Research; Navy Senior Summer Fellow; Associate Editor, AIAA Journal, 1998-2006; Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Green Energy (2007-) and Open Fuel Cell Journal (2008-).
email - web page - 2059 ERF - 312.413.8563
| Farid M. L. Amirouche, Professor
PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1984
Multibody dynamics, CAD/CAE, spine mechanics, biomechanics, human body vibration, computational mechanics, vibration isolation and active suspension control of vehicles,mechatronics and medical devices, impact analysis, ER/MR fluid applications. Editor, ASEE Mechanics Division Newsletter, 1986-89; DOE Fellow, 1987; G7-NRC Fellow, 1993-94; SAE Ralph R.Teetor Award, 1994; SAE Toptec Organizer 1998, Member ASME Vehicle Design Committee, Member ASME Solid Mechanics Committee; International Editorial Board, Technology and Health Care.
email - web page - 2027 ERF - 312.996.3601
| Prashant Banerjee, Professor
PhD, Purdue University, 1990
Virtual manufacturing; local and telecollaborative virtual reality-based design models; haptics applications; avatar representations; immersive learning effectiveness and display interfaces; and linear and non-linear design optimization models; optimization of manufacturing systems, facilities planning. Fellow of ASME, UIC Research Award, 2000; US Army Summer Fellowship, 2000; ASME Best Technical Paper Award 1999; Served as Department Editor, IIE Transactions; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Robotics & Automation.
email - web page - 3029 ERF - 312.996.5599
| Rodica Baranescu, Professor
PhD, Institute Francais du Petrol, Rueil-Malmaison, 1970
Research and development activities in low emission diesel engines for truck applications, simulation and modeling of combustion, emissions, fuels, processes and systems in diesel engines, evaluation and development of alternative fuels for heavy-duty engines. She has been a public speaker in USA and worldwide and has authored papers on technology issues related to the mobility technology, environmental issues and control, fuels and energy. Currently, she is the Chair of the Fluids Group (Fuels, Lubricants, Alternative Fuels, and Coolants) in the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA). She is the first woman president of SAE International, the largest automotive society in the world.
email - web page - 2033 ERF - 312.996.7389
| Matthew Bolton, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Virginia, 2010
Human behavior and human performance modeling; erroneous human behavior generation; formal methods; model checking; human-automation interaction; systems engineering; situational and spatial awareness measurement; judgment analysis; psychophysics. Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics, and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Program chair of the Human Performance Modeling Technical Group of the HFES. Co-chair of the Human-Computer Interaction Technical Committee for IEEE SMC.
email - web page - 3025 ERF - 312.996.8777
| Kenneth Brezinsky, Professor
PhD, The City University of New York, 1978
High temperature gas phase chemical kinetics related to combustion processes with special emphasis on environmental impact; combustion synthesis of non-oxide refractory materials. Chairman, Host Committee for the 30th International Symposium on Combustion, 2004; Chairman, Host Committee for the 3rd Joint Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute, 2003; UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2002; Fellowship Awardee as Foreign Researcher of Distinction, Minister of Research and Technology, France; Phi Beta Kappa.
email - web page - 312.996.9430
| Michael A. Brown, Visiting Professor
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
Computational Dynamics; Biomechanics; Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing.
email - web page - 3023 ERF - 312.996.3266
| Elisa Budyn, Assistant Professor
PhD, Northwestern University, 2004
Prof. Budyn has worked on numerical models for fracture mechanics and biomechanics. She has applied the eXtended Finite Element Method to model multiple crack growth in unit cells to represent the failure of various brittle homogeneous and heterogeneous materials such as glass, steel or ceramics. She has also developed a multiple scale approach applied to biological materials such as cortical bone using a Finite Element Method to model the local and global mechanical behavior of representative volume element (RVE) of healthy and osteoporotic tissue. Her research is currently focused on multi-scale numerical models developed to characterize the mechanics of materials and biomaterials with multi-phase complex microstructure. The modes of failure of these microstructures though damage and fracture processes are studied over the micro and nano scales and modeled through FEM and X-FEM approaches.
email - web page - 3033 ERF - 312.996.9631
| Sabri Cetinkunt, Professor
PhD, Georgia Tech, 1987
Mechatronics, automatic control, robotics, automation, CAD/CAM, microprocessor applications, expert systems, artificial intelligence, motion control, electrohydraulic systems and applications in construction equipment industry, nano positioning systems. UIC Research Award, 2000-2001; NSF/NIST Research Fellow, 1991-1992; GE Fellowship in Graduate Studies, 1986; Editorial Board of International Journal of Mechatronics.
email - web page - 3003 ERF - 312.996.9611
| Soyoung S. Cha, Emeritus Professor
PhD, Michigan, 1980
Laser experimentation and instrumentation for fluid flow, heat/mass transfer and combustion three-dimensional multi-component velocimetry; holography/interferometry-based techniques; light scattering, spectroscopy, radiative heat transfer and laser machining/processing. Photomechanics including nondestructive evaluation. Numerical investigation of experimental phenomena. Program Chair, International Society for Optical Engineering; Fellow, International Society for Optical Engineering; Laureate of American Biographical Institute; Chair of Many National and International Conferences; Guest Editor, Optics and Lasers in Engineering; DOE Research Fellow; NASA Research Fellow; Air Force Fellow.
email - web page - 2017 ERF - 312.996.9612
| Houshang Darabi, Associate Professor
PhD, Rutgers, 2000
Supervisory control of discrete event systems, manufacturing information systems, computer control of production systems, computer integrated manufacturing, supply chain networks, control and design of medical and service information systems. Associate Member of IEEE, Member of IIE, ISA and INFORMS.
email - web page - 2055 ERF - 312.996.6593
| David M. France, Professor Emeritus
PhD, Berkeley, 1969
Multiphase flow and heat transfer, including liquid-vapor boiling and condensing flows, solid-gas flow suspensions, and solid-liquid ice-slurry flows; heat transfer augmentation and small channel conditions including refrigerant systems, large-scale steam generators, internal combustion engine thermal management, and development of unique facilities for experimentation in internal and external boiling flows. DOE International Exchange Team, 1978; DOE Technical Review Team, 1988; Tau Beta Pi, Student Honorary Society, Outstanding Advisor, 1996; UIC Teaching Recognition Program Award 1997.
email - web page - 2025 ERF - 312.996.2375
| Krishna C. Gupta, Professor Emeritus
PhD, Stanford, 1974
Robotics, mechanism synthesis, cam dynamics, design optimization. ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award (2002); Best Paper Awards - 1978 (ASME Mechanisms Conf.) and 1991 (ASME Computers in Eng. Conf.); ASME Henry Hess Award, 1979; South Pointing Chariot Award, AM&R Conf. Series, 1989; Fellow, ASME, 1993- ; George N. Sandor Award, AM&R Conf. Series, 1997. Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 1981-82; Editorial Advisory Board, ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews,1985-92; Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, 1993-2000; Associate Editor, Mechanism and Machine Theory, 1998-2004; Editor, ASME Design Division Newsletter, 2000 & 2001. General Conference Chairman, 1990 ASME Design Technical Conference (Chicago); Conference Chairman, 1990 ASME Mechanisms Conference (Chicago). ASME Mechanisms Committee, Member 1981-86, Chairman 1989-90; ASME Design Division Executive Committee, Member 2001-07; Division Chairman, 2005-06.
email - web page - 2025 ERF - 312.996.3427
| David He, Professor
PhD, Iowa, 1994
Failure and Reliability Analysis of Manufacturing Systems, Equipment and Process Diagnosis and Prognosis, Statistical Process Control, Agile Manufacturing Systems, Scheduling and Control for Agile Production and Manufacturing, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing
email - web page - 3027 ERF - 312.996.3410
| Lawrence A. Kennedy, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
PhD, Northwestern, 1964
Combustion, nonequilibrium plasma processes, emission control, fluid mechanics, optical methods, heat transfer. ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (2008), Ralph Coats Roe Award (1995), Life Fellow ASME (1984), Fellow AIAA (1998), Fellow, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Life Fellow APS (American Physical Society) (2000), Stanley Kaplan University Scholar (2001), R. W. Kurtz Distinguished Professor at OSU, AT&T Foundation Award (1987), NATO Senior Fellow in Science (1971-2), U.S. Consultant Lecturer to A.G.A.R.D. (NATO's Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development) (1971-2), R. W. Teator Award (1984), NSF Science Faculty Fellow (1968); Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Experimental Methods in Thermal & Fluid Sciences (1995-2008); Editor, 22nd International Symposium on Combustion. Member Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (2002-present)
email - web page - 312.996.3440
| Lin Li, Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Michigan, 2007
Real-time energy management of manufacturing systems, multi-machine system modeling and throughput estimation, discrete event simulation, real-time throughput control, intelligent maintenance of manufacturing systems, and decision-making of healthcare systems. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and Sigma Xi.
email - web page - 3057 ERF - 312.996.3045
| Carmen Lilley, Associate Professor
PhD, Northwestern University, 2003
Prof. Lilley has worked on mechanical characterization of thin films using photo-acoustics (laser ultrasonics) for designing Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). Her research is currently focused on mechanical characterization of thin films and nondestructive evaluation of MEMS integrated/non-integrated test structures for MEMS design and reliability. Test methods for mechanical characterization include using acoustics, resonance, and bulge tests to examine mechanical properties such as elastic properties, stress, and failure mechanisms. Her other research interests include design of microsystems for biomedical applications, such as biosensors made using biocompatible materials and standard photolithography techniques.
email - web page - 3031 ERF - 312.413.7561
| Faydor L. Litvin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Director, Gear Research Center
DocTechSci, Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, 1954
Gear theory, generation, simulation, meshing, and contact; manipulators, spatial linkages. Silver Medal for Professional Work, USSR, 1971; Inventor of the USSR, 1978; Excellence and Distinction in Professional Work, USSR, 1978; Best Paper Award, 1990 ASME Mechanism Conference; Fellow, ASME, 1992; Member, Honorary Editorial Advisory Board, Mechanism and Machine Theory; Associate Editor, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 1995-2000; Honorable Dr. Degree from Miskolz University, Hungary, 1999; UIC Inventor of the Year, 2001; 12 NASA TECH-BRIEF awards; the Thomas Bernard Hall Prize 2001, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
email - web page - 2033 ERF - 312.996.2866
| Cristian J. Luciano, Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; Haptics; Physics-based Interactive Simulation; 3D Scientific Visualization; Volume Rendering; Volume Haptics; Stereoscopic displays; Collision Detection; Robotics; Telecollaborative Avatars; Surgical simulation and Training. Fulbright Scholarship Recipient, 1999-2001; Fulbright Scholarship Recipient, 2002-2004; Link Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2004-2006, Nominated for Annual Graduate College Outstanding Thesis Award, 2010.
email - web page - 2023 ERF - 312.996.2375
| Farzad Mashayek, Professor and Department Head
PhD, SUNY/Buffalo, 1994
Research interests are primarily in mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of complex flows laden with a dispersed phase of solid particles or liquid droplets. More specifically, active research is conducted in the areas of turbulence, combustion, plasma, two-phase, free-surface flow, and computational fluid dynamics. Whereas a number of applications can be considered in these areas, the current focus of our group is mainly on “liquid-fuel combustor” and “non-equilibrium plasma for nanoparticle coating.” A variety of modeling and simulation approaches are pursued to tackle these problems. Turbulent flows are simulated by direct numerical simulation (DNS), large-eddy simulation (LES), and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) methods. The dispersed phase is modeled, as necessary, through stochastic and probabilistic modeling approaches leading to both Lagrangian and Eulerian treatments. The behavior of single droplets is also investigated by developing and implementing interface-tracking techniques. Plasma simulations are conducted using the direct method of particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation, where plasma particles are tracked in a Lagrangian frame, as well as the continuum approach involving the solution of “fluid” equations for plasma particles. The nanoparticles in the plasma flow move under various forces and are exposed to a precursor gas for coating. The reactions leading to nanoparticle coating occur in both the gas phase and at the surface of the nanoparticle. Awards: Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1999; National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1999; UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2004; Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2002.
email - web page - 2037 ERF and 2051 ERF - 312.996.1154
| Constantine M. Megaridis, Professor
PhD, Brown University, 1987
Current research focus is on fluid/particle transport and interfacial phenomena relevant to micro and nanotechnologies. Specific projects use advanced experimental diagnostics and high-resolution electron microscopy techniques to investigate fluid behavior in nanoenclosures, droplet dispensing and deposition, nanoparticle formation in high temperature flows, and nanoparticle colloidal suspensions. Dr. Megaridis has published over 70 research articles in peer reviewed technical journals, and more than 140 papers in scientific conferences and workshops. His research programs have attracted grant support from the US Air Force, DARPA, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Sandia National Laboratories, Motorola and several other industrial firms. Awards: UIC College of Engineering Bronze Faculty Research Award, 2006; Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2003; Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2003; UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, 2003; UIC Teaching Recognition Award, 2000; Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1999; Kenneth T. Whitby Award of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), 1997; NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, 1994 and 1995; NSF Research Initiation Award, 1991.
email - web page - 3035 ERF - 312.996.3436
| W.J. Minkowycz, James P. Hartnett Professor of Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Minnesota, 1965
Fellow of the ASME (1986). Heat transfer; porous media flows: Non-Newtonian flow, two-phase flow, turbulence modeling; computational modeling in heat transfer. Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer; Editor-in-Chief, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer; Editor-in-Chief, Numerical Heat Transfer; Senior Editor, Wiley Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer; Senior Editor, Taylor and Francis Book Series in Computational and Physical Processes in Mechanics and Thermal Sciences; Senior Editor, Taylor and Francis Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer. Awards: ASEE Ralph Coats Roe National Award (1988); ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (1993); 2006 ASME Classic Paper Award in Heat Transfer. Teaching Awards: The Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching (1975, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1990, 1994); The Harold A. Simon College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching (1986); The University Distinguished Teacher Award (1989).
email - web page - 2049 ERF - 312.996.3467
| William A. Ryan, Director of the Master of Energy Engineering Program
PhD - Illinois Institute of Technology, 1995, MBA - University of Wisconsin, 1981.
Educational activities include developing and teaching courses in the energy field, and directing the UIC Master of Energy Engineering Program, as well as teaching for the UIC Honors College. Industrial educational activities include the GTI Gas Industry Educational Webinar Series, Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant Program, and the Certified Gas Transmission Professional Series. Recent major accomplishments include developing original courses and texts for a High Efficiency Buildings course, and a Renewable and Emerging Power Generation course. He is the Winner of the 2011 ASHRAE E.K Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded once per year worldwide. He has served as the Chair – ASHRAE Technical Comm. 8.3, Chair, Chair - ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 40, on the American National Standard Institute ANSI Z21-40 Committee, and the Executive Committee for the International Absorption Heat Pump Conference, and is currently on the Student Activities Subcommittee of Illinois ASHRAE, and is the Faculty Advisor for the UIC Student ASHRAE Chapter. He has received 4 Patent, and published 35 papers in technical journals. His previous experience includes directing a $15 million/year research program for the Gas Research Institute. His PhD research was in chemical equilibrium and absorption rate dynamics of sprays applied to lithium bromide thermally activated heat pump systems.
email - web page - 3053 ERF - 630.561.4448
| Laxman Saggere, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
PhD, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1998.
Professor Saggere's primary research interests are in the areas of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), BioMEMS, and micro-compliant mechanisms with a focus on novel and efficient ways to transduce energy and motion of solids and fluids at small-scales. His research exploits the synthesis of MEMS technology with synergistic enabling technologies such as active materials and microfluidics and design approaches such as compliant mechanisms and biomimetics to advance their applications in engineering and biomedical fields. The scope of his research encompasses both theoretical and applied investigations including conceptualization, design, modeling and simulation, prototyping, and testing of microsystems. Examples of his current research projects include the development of hybrid micro-actuators, microfluidic devices, and micro-scale mechanisms and manipulators for potential applications in implantable prostheses, drug delivery systems, micromanipulation, micro assembly, and micro-robotics.
email - web page - 2035 ERF - 312.413.1031
| Amin Salehi- Khojin, Assistant Professor
PhD, Clemson University, 2008
Materials synthesis, CO2 conversion systems, Energy storage, Thermal management and heat transfer in carbon based electronic devices, Carbon nanomaterial based chemical sensors, Graphene based nano-electromechanical mass spectroscopy systems, Graphene based thermoelectric devices, Vibration of nanoscale media.
email - web page - 3055 ERF - 312.413.1523
| Michael J. Scott, Associate Professor
PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1999
Design theory and methodology, computer-aided design, formal models fordesign decision-making, multidisciplinary design and optimization, set-based methods, mechanical compilation, multi-resolution modeling.
email - web page - 2019 ERF - 312.996.4354
| Ahmed A. Shabana, University Distinguished Professor and Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Engineering
PhD, Iowa, 1982.
Dynamic systems, computational mechanics, vehicle dynamics, vibrations, finite-element method. 2002-2003; Fellow, ASME; Honorary Doctorate Degree (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland), 2004, Humboldt Prize, Germany, 1995; Fulbright Research Scholar Award, 1997, The UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching; Editorial Board, Journal of Multibody System Dynamics, Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of Sound and Vibration, IMeche Journal of Multibody Dynamics; ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Journal of the Franklin Institute.
email - web page - 2031 ERF - 312.996.3600
| Alexander L. Yarin, Professor
Ph.D 1980, DSc 1989, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Fluid mechanics, free liquid jets and films, drop splashing, acoustic levitation, rheology, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, nanotechnology, electrospinning of nanofibers, nanoparticles, heat and mass transfer, combustion, elasticity and plasticity. Dr. Yarin published 2 books, more than 155 research articles in technical journals and 5 review articles. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Experiments in Fluids", member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of the Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Science, co-editor of "Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics". Guastalla Fellow- Rashi Foundation ( France) and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Gutwirth Award 1999 (American Technion Society), Prize for Technological Development for Defense against Terror 2003 (American Technion Society), Hershel Rich Prize – Technion Innovation Award (American Technion Society), Eduard Pestel Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Technion). Chairman of the paper review committee of the 26th Israel conference on Mechanical Engineering (1995-1996), Chairman of the 27th Israel Conference on echanical Engineering (1997-1998), Co-Chair of the Pre-nominated Session "Complex and smart fluids"- The 21 st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) 2004.
email - web page - 2057 ERF - 312.996.3472