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Abdolrahim, Niaz

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Multiscale Modeling of Materials; Nanoporous Materials; Nanowires; Thin Films; Atomistic Simulations

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Aluie, Hussein

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Turbulence; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; Compressible Flows; Magnetohydrodynamics; Hydrodynamic Instabilities

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Askari, Hesam

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Mechanics of Solids and soft matter; Granular systems; Stocahstic response ; Manufacturing techniques

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Betti, Riccardo

  • Chief Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Robert L. McCrory Professor, The Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Director, Fusion Science Center of Extreme States of Matter and Fast Ignition

Interests: Thermonuclear plasmas; Controlled thermonuclear fusion; Magnetic and inertial confinement fusion; High-energy-density physics

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Burnham-Fay, Ethan

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Burns, Stephen J.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor Emeritus, Materials Science

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Interests: Fracture Mechanics Applied to Grinding; Polishing, Adhesion and Slitting; Deformation Kinetics; Thermodynamic Energy Balances in Linear Systems

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Clark, Robert

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Provost, and Senior Vice President for Research

Interests: Dynamic systems; Measurement and control; Single-molecule mechanics; Bio-nano-manufacturing; Scaffolds for tissue engineering

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Clark, Alfred, Jr.

  • Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Astrophysical fluid dynamics; Oxygen transport; Disease transmission and epidemics

Gilbert 'Rip' Collins

Collins, Gilbert 'Rip'

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Interests: Laboratory Astrophysics; High Pressure/High Energy Density Physics; Condensed Matter; Planetary Science; Plasma Physics ; Thermonuclear Fusion

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Dias, Ranga

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: High Temperature superconductivity; Quantum phase transitions; Dynamic response of solids; Novel material synthesis; High pressure NV optical magnetometry; High energy density physics

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Ellis, Jonathan D.

  • Associate Professor, Visiting Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Instrumentation; Metrology; Optical Interferometry; Precision Engineering; Machine Design

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Funkenbusch, Paul D.

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science

Interests: Microstructure, properties, and processing of materials; Variability in materials and processing especially as related to biomaterials and mechanics; Experimental design/robust design

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Roger Gans

Gans, Roger F.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Nonlinear dynamics; Stability and control; nonNewtonian fluid mechanics

Victor L. Genberg

Genberg, Victor L.

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests: Finite element analysis; Optimum structural design using nonlinear programming; Structural analysis of precision optical structures; Integrated opto-mechanical analysis and design

Valeri Goncharov

Goncharov, Valeri

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Computational physics; Fluid mechanics; Partial differential equations with applications in fluid mechanics; Hydrodynamic instabilities; Plasma physics

Sheryl M. Gracewski

Gracewski, Sheryl M.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests: Solid mechanics, more specifically in wave propagation and vibrations in elastic media; Bubble dynamics; Optics manufacturing and metrology

Luca Guazzotto

Guazzotto, Luca

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Magnetic Confinement Fusion; Magnetohydrodynamics; Numerical Modeling of Plasmas; Plasma Physics

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Douglas H. Kelley

Kelley, Douglas H.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Mixing and transport in fluids; Liquid metal batteries; Geophysical fluid dynamics; Dynamical systems

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John Lambropoulos

Lambropoulos, John

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science
    Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Chair, Materials Science Graduate Recruiting Committee

Interests: Micromechanics; Mechanics & Materials Issues in Optics Manufacturing; Defect Generation During Crystal Growth

Amy L. Lerner

Lerner, Amy L.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics

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Interests: Orthopaedic biomechanics; Biomechanics of bone growth and development; Medical image based modeling of knee mechanics

James C. M. Li

Li, James C. M.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor Emeritus, Materials Science

Interests: Materials science and micromechanics; Platinum nanowires and networks as fuel cell electrodes; Whisker growth from tin coatings; Nanocrystalline materials

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Andrei Maximov

Maximov, Andrei

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Theoretical plasma physics; Inertial confinement fusion; High-energy-density physics

Robert L. McCrory

McCrory, Robert L.

  • University Professor Emeritus

Interests: Theoretical Plasma and Laser Physics; Hydrodynamic stability; Thermal transport in laser-driven plasmas; Inertial confinement fusion

Chris Muir

Muir, Chris

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Jong Hoon Nam

Nam, Jong Hoon

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Biophysics of inner ear sensory cells; Cell and tissue mechanics

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Renato Perucchio

Perucchio, Renato

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Program Director, Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures

Interests: Computational solid and structural mechanics; Engineering practices in Classical Antiquity

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Chuang Ren

Ren, Chuang

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Department of Physics
    Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: High energy density physics (HEDP); Plasma astrophysics; High performance computing

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Rygg, J. Ryan

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Physics
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Experimental high-energy-density physics; shock waves; inertial confinement fusion

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Sefkow, Adam

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Inertial confinement fusion; magneto-inertial fusion; high energy density physics; laser-plasma interaction; computational physics; magnetohydrodynamics; particle-in-cell simulations

Jessica Shang

Shang, Jessica

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Experimental fluid mechanics; vortex dynamics; biological fluid systems (physiology, movement of plants and animals); fluid-structure interactions

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Slane, Laura

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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John H. Thomas

Thomas, John H.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Interests: Astrophysical fluid dynamics; Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun and other stars