Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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The following faculty members in Mechanical and Materials Engineering are available to supervise engineering graduate students. Contact information and further details on their areas of expertise can be obtained by clicking on the faculty member's name.

Please note that given the multidisiplinary nature of engineering, many faculty are members of more than one research group, and can also hold cross appointments to other departments.

Biomechanical Engineering

J. Tim Bryant
  • Artificial joints
  • Ergonomics
  • Knee mechanics

Kevin Deluzio
  • Biomechanics of human motion
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics

Genevieve A. Dumas
  • Biomechanics of pregnancy
  • Spine mechanics

Qingguo Li
  • Biomechanical system design
  • Locomotion
  • Robotics

Steve Waldman
Joint Appointment with Chemical

  • Mechanical stimulation
  • Perfusion bioreactors
  • Tissue engineering

Energy and Fluid Systems

A. Michael Birk
  • Gas turbines
  • Hazards in compressed / liquified gases
  • Thermography

Gaby Ciccarelli
  • Combustion
  • Gas dynamics

Stephen J. Harrison
  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Thermal calorimetry

Miodrag Darko Matovic
  • Combustion
  • Fluid dynamics

Patrick H. Oosthuizen

  • Convective heat transfer
  • Experimental methods
  • Thermodynamics

Jon G. Pharoah
  • CFD
  • Energy systems
  • Fuel cells
  • Membrane separation

Ugo Piomelli
  • CFD
  • Geophysical flows
  • Transition modelling
  • Turbulence

Andrew Pollard
  • Biomass dinsification torrefaction
  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics and turbulence
  • Renewable, sustainable energy
David Rival
David E. Rival
  • experimental fluid dynamics
  • aerodynamics and hydrodynamics
  • wind and water turbines
  • biomimetics and bioinspiration
  • biomedical flows

Richard W. Sellens
  • Spray flows
  • Thermo / fluids

Design and Manufacturing 

Ronald J. Anderson
  • Multibody dynamics
  • Vehicle dynamics

Jack Jeswiet
  • Machine diagnostics
  • Metal forming
  • Process modelling

Il-Yong Kim
  • Automotive design and EV design
  • Design Optimation
  • Finite Element Method

Yongjun Lai
  • Micro electro-mechanical systems

Chris K. Mechefske
  • Acoustic noise modeling and reduction
  • Vibration based machine condition monitoring

Leila Notash
  • Fault tolerant operation
  • Manipulator kinematics
  • Mechatronics and robotics

David S. Strong
  • Design engineering education
  • Plug-in hybrid vehicles

Brian W. Surgenor
  • Design for automation
  • Machine vision
  • Mechatronics education
  • Pneumatic servosystems

Gene Zak
  • Laser-based precision manufacturing
  • Rapid prototyping

Materials Engineering

J. Doug Boyd

  • Metal matrix composites
  • Steel physical metallurgy

Mark Daymond
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Nuclear materials

Brad Diak
  • Microstructure phenomena in metals and alloys
  • Light-weight materials

Richard A. Holt

  • Nuclear materials / zirconium alloys
  • Crystallography

Vlad Krstic
  • Ceramics and particulate composites
  • Ceramics for solid oxide fuel cells

A. Keith Pilkey
  • Bone mechanics
  • Metal forming
  • Micro-computed tomography imaging

Shigeo Saimoto
  • Crystal plasticity and physical modeling
  • Materials engineering and physical metallurgy

Zhongwen Yao
  • Microstructure of materials
  • Nuclear materials