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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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Acharya, Nitish

  • PhD Student I Advisors: Hussein Aluie and Jessica Shang
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Agbongiator, Esosa

  • MS Student
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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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Ambat, Mafred Virgil

  • PhD Student
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Ansini, Sarah

  • Graduate Coordinator
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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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Baltazar, Joshua

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Sean Regan
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Betti, Riccardo

  • Robert L. McCrory Professor, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Chief Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    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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Bian, Xin

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Hussein Aluie
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Bommidi, Dinesh

  • PhD Student I Advisors: John Lambropoulos and Andrea Pickel
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Browar, Allison

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Jonathan D. Ellis
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Bruhaug, Gerrit

  • PhD Student I Advisors: Rip Collins and Ryan Rygg
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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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Cao, Shihui

  • PhD Student I Advisor Chuang Ren
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Carr, John (Brennen)

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Jessica Shang
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Chowdhury, Shoieb

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Hesam Askari
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Christopherson, Alison

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Riccardo Betti
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Churnetski, Kristen

  • PhD Student
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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'

  • Dean's Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Dean's Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Chief Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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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Diaz, Elizabeth

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Paul Funkenbusch
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Ding, Yanhao

  • PhD Student I Advisor: John Lambropoulos

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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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Ferrarese, Alexandra

  • Staff Accountant
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Funkenbusch, Paul D.

  • Associate Dean, Education and New Initiatives
    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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Gan, Yiming

  • PhD Student
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

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Ginnane, Mary Kate

  • PhD Student I Advisors: Rip Collins and Ryan Rygg
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

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Gong, Xuchen

  • PhD Candidate I Advisors: Rip Collins and Ryan Rygg
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Gopalaswamy, Varchas

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Riccardo Betti
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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Haq, Sammy

  • MS Student
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Hu, Suxing

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Group Leader, HEDP-Theory Group, LLE

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Interests: Theoretical/Computational High-Energy-Density Physics; Inertial Confinement Fusion; Warm-/Hot-Dense Matter; Intense Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Dynamics; Attosecond Physics; Computational Atomic; Molecular; Optical Physics

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Ibanez, Ruy

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Douglas H. Kelley

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Jin, Zeqing

  • MS Student

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Douglas H. Kelley

Kelley, Douglas H.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Fluid dynamics of the brain’s waste removal system; Mixing in the inner ear; Liquid metal batteries and grid-scale energy storage; Mixing in metals casting; Coherent structures in reactive mixing

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Khourshaei, Ali

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Niaz Abdolrahim
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Kreiger, Michael

  • MS Student
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Kurzer-Ogul, Kelin

  • MS Student

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Lakshmanan, Sanjay

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: John Lambropoulos
John Lambropoulos

Lambropoulos, John

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

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

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Lavell, Michael

  • PhD Student
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Lees, Aarne

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Hussein Aluie
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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Liu, Wenda

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Chuang Ren

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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

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McBride, Raymond

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Ranga Dias
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

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Miklavcic, Peter

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Hesam Askari
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Miller, Sam

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Valeri Goncharov
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Mohammad, Ibrahim

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Douglas H. Kelley
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Morris, Jill

  • Administrator
Chris Muir

Muir, Christopher

  • 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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Patel, Dhrumir

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Riccardo Betti
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Paul, Reetam

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Suxing Hu
Renato Perucchio

Perucchio, Renato

  • Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    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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Pickel, Andrea

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Nanoscale heat transfer; luminescence nanothermometry; single-nanoparticle imaging and spectroscopy; high-temperature thermal metrology; electrothermal measurements

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Pomerantz, Mike

  • Lecturer & Technical Associate
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Pratt, Christine

  • Senior Technical Associate

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Rai, Shikhar

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Hussein Aluie
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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Russell, Scott

  • Lecturer & Senior Technical Associate
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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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Schuler, Timothy

  • MS Student
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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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Sheykholeslami, Sedigheh

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Kevin Parker
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Shokrian, Mohammad

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Jong-Hoon Nam
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Slane, Laura

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests: Soft tissue mechanics; Quantitative ultrasound; Orthopaedic biomechanics; Injury and rehabilitation; Scholarship of teaching and learning

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Snider, Elliot

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Ranga Dias
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Soufan, Omar

  • Technical Associate
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Sun, Jiacheng

  • MS Student I Advisor: Renato Perucchio
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Syeda, Afreen

  • PhD Student

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Tezcan, Selman

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Renato Perucchio
John H. Thomas

Thomas, John H.

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

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

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Tithof, Jeffrey

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Biological fluid dynamics; Neuroscience; Nonlinear dynamics; Coherent structures; Topological data analysis

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Weise, Sarah

  • Undergraduate Coordinator
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Wen, Zhenkun (Mickey)

  • MS Student

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Xing, Dong

  • MS Student
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Xu, Jing (Jane)

  • PhD Student I Advisor: John Lambropoulos

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Yilmaz, Lale

  • Office Assistant

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Zhang, Yu (Victor)

  • PhD Student I Advisor: Jonathan Davies
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Zhao, Dongxiao

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Hussein Aluie
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Zhou, Wenxiao

  • PhD Candidate I Advisor: Jong-Hoon Nam