Faculty

Ishan Barman

Ishan Barman

Assistant Professor

  Photonics for Quantative Biology and Medicine

Research Interests: 

Bioengineering, optics and spectroscopy, developing integrative photonics solutions to complex problems in biological research and medical diagnosis. Advancement of photonics methods for applications in clinical diagnosis. Comprehensive characterization of biomolecules, investigation of pharmaceutical drugs and their interaction with biological systems, and rapid measurements in microfluidic platforms.

Jeremy D. Brown

Jeremy D. Brown

John C. Malone Assistant Professor

  HAMR Lab

Research Interests: 

Haptic feedback, upper-limb prosthetics, surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, human-machine interaction.

Yun Chen

Yun Chen

Assistant Professor

  Lab of Mechanochemistry and Functional Imaging Applications

Research Interests: 

Cell Mechanics, biophysical properties of cancer microenvironment, mechanosignaling pathways, drug delivery, bioenergetics in mitochondria.

Gregory S. Chirikjian

Gregory S. Chirikjian

Professor

  The Robot and Protein Kinematics (RPK) Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Computational structural biology (in particular, computational mechanics of large proteins), conformational statistics of biological macromolecules, developed theory for ‘hyper- redundant’ (snakelike) robot motion planning, designs and builds hyper-redundant robotic manipulator arms, applied mathematics (applications of group theory in engineering), self-replicating robotic systems.

Noah Cowan

Noah Cowan

Professor

  LIMBS Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Robot dynamics, animal biomechanics, and sensorimotor control; theory and application of control systems and system identification techniques for closed-loop systems (especially biological systems); biological motor control and systems neuromechanics; medical robotics.

Andrew S. Douglas

Andrew S. Douglas

Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty

Research Interests: 

Onlinear mechanics of solids, mechanical response of compliant biological tissues, finite deformation elasticity, Static and dynamic fracture of ductile materials.

 

Jaafar El-Awady

Jaafar El-Awady

Associate Professor

  Computational & Experimental Materials Engineering Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Multiscale materials modeling, damage and fracture mechanisms of materials in mechanical design, material degradation in extreme environments, nano-materials and structures, impact dynamics and wave propagation.

Dennice Gayme

Dennice Gayme

Associate Professor; Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar

  Gayme Research Group

Research Interests: 

Dynamics and control of nonlinear, networked and spatially distributed systems such as the electric power grid, and wind farms.  Modeling of turbulence and transition to turbulence in wall bounded shear flows and wind farms. Grid integration of renewable energy sources.

Kevin Hemker

Kevin Hemker

Alonzo G. Decker Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: 

Atomic-scale processes that govern the mechanical behavior of advanced material systems. Making key observations and discoveries that define the way the mechanics and materials community thinks about and understands the properties of: nanocrystalline materials, MEMS and micro-lattice materials, thermal barrier coatings, armor ceramics, and high temperature structural materials.

Cila Herman

Cila Herman

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: 

Experimental heat transfer and fluid mechanics, optical measurement techniques, image processing. Thermoacoustic refrigeration, influence of electric fields on boiling in terrestrial conditions and microgravity, heat exchangers, heat transfer in boiling, optical tomography, holographic interferometry, cooling of electronic equipment, digital image processing, heat transfer augmentation.

 

Soojung Claire Hur

Soojung Claire Hur

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor

  Inertial Microfluidics for Biophysics and Biotechnology

Research Interests: 

Inertial microfluidics, nonlinear fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, cellular biophysics, cell mechanics, single cell manipulations, personalized medicine, regenerative medicine.

Ryan Hurley

Ryan Hurley

Assistant Professor

  Hurley Research Group

Research Interests: 

Mechanics of structurally complex materials, granular and geologic materials, multiscale materials modeling, 3D materials characterization, impact and wave propagation.

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Sung Hoon Kang

Sung Hoon Kang

Assistant Professor

  The Kang Group for Bioinspired Materials and Mechanical Systems

Research Interests: 

Complex behaviors of material systems and structures with novel properties based on inspiration from nature; rational design followed by rapid prototyping using a 3D printer; designing experimental model systems and/or using computational models to identify key design parameters of systems to make desired structures and properties by tailoring behaviors of systems.

Joseph Katz

Joseph Katz

William F. Ward Sr. Distinguished Professor

  Hopkins Heart Initiative

  Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM)

  Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics (LEFD)

Research Interests: 

Experimental fluid mechanics. Cavitation phenomena and multiphase flows: Interaction between bubbles and flow structure, mixing mechanisms and droplet formation in water-fuel stratified shear flows. Transport of microscopic particles and droplets in turbulent flows. Development of optical flow diagnostics techniques, including Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry (HPIV). Applications to turbomachine flows and oceanography. Studies of flow-induced vibrations and noise.

Marin Kobilarov

Marin Kobilarov

Assistant Professor

  The Autonomous Systems, Control, and Optimization Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Developing intelligent robotic vehicles that can perceive, navigate, and accomplish challenging tasks in uncertain, dynamic, and highly constrained environments. Performing research in analytical and computational methods for mechanics, control, motion planning, and reasoning under uncertainty, and in the design and integration of novel mechanisms and embedded systems. Application areas include mobile robots, aerial vehicles, and nanosatellites.

 

David Kraemer

David Kraemer

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests: 

Fluid-structure interaction; dynamic systems; ocean wave energy conversion, engineering pedagogy.

Chen Li

Chen Li

Assistant Professor

  Terradynamics Lab

  Google Scholar

  Instructions for applicants

Research Interests: 

Terradynamics, locomotion, comparative biomechanics, biorobotics, robophysics

Steven Marra

Steven Marra

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests: 

Mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum, first-year engineering courses, undergraduate laboratories, mechanical design, biomechanics.

Charles Meneveau

Charles Meneveau

Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering

  The Turbulence Research Group

   Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM)

  Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science

Research Interests: 

Theoretical, experimental, and numerical studies in turbulence, Large-eddy-Simulation and turbulence modeling, fractals and scaling in complex systems, Applications of LES to environmental flows, wind energy and turbomachinery flows, Development of database techniques for turbulence research.

Rajat Mittal

Rajat Mittal

Professor

  Flow Physics and Computation Lab

Research Interests: 

Computational fluid dynamics, Low Reynolds number aerodynamics, biomedical flows, active flow control, LES/DNS, Immersed Boundary Methods, fluid dynamics of locomotion (swimming and flying), biomimetics and bioinspired engineering, turbomachinery flows.

G. Paul Neitzel

G. Paul Neitzel

Doctor of the University
Thao (Vicky) Nguyen

Thao (Vicky) Nguyen

Professor; Marlin U. Zimmerman, Jr. Faculty Scholar

Diversity Champion

  Mechanics of Soft Adaptive Materials

Research Interests: 

Biomechanics: mechanical behavior, growth and remodeling of fibrous soft tissues. Constitutive Modeling: thermomechanics, viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity of shape memory polymers and polymer composites. Fracture Mechanics: fracture and failure of rate dependent materials.

Rui Ni

Rui Ni

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: 

Experimental fluid mechanics, Turbulence and turbulent multiphase flow, Dusty flow and particle-laden flow, Environmental fluid dynamics, Lagrangian particle tracking, Physiological flow, Animal collective behaviors, and Complex system

Andrea Prosperetti

Andrea Prosperetti

Homewood Professor of Engineering
 

Research Interests: 

Multiphase flow; theoretical and computational fluid mechanics and acoustics; gas and vapor bubbles

Kaliat T. Ramesh

Kaliat T. Ramesh

Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Professor of Science and Engineering

  Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

  Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments

  The Ramesh Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Nanomaterials, planetary impact, dynamic failure mechanisms, shock, impact, and wave propagation, high-strain-rate behavior of materials, injury biomechanics, constitutive and failure modeling.

Nathan Scott

Nathan Scott

Associate Teaching Professor

  Senior Design

Research Interests: 

Principles and practice of engineering design education.

William Sharpe, Jr.

William Sharpe, Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests: 

Experimental solid mechanics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microsample testing.

Sean Sun

Sean Sun

Professor

  Sean Sun Group

Research Interests: 

Mechanobiology of the cell, molecular biomechanics and biophysics, molecular motors and muscle, statistical mechanics and nonlinear phenomena.

Gretar Tryggvason

Gretar Tryggvason

Department Head and Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor

  Computational Multiphase Flow Group

Research Interests: 

Computations of multiphase flows. Direct numerical simulations of complex multiphase flows including heat transfer, boiling, cavitation, solidification, surfactants, and reactions. Applications to turbulent bubbly flows, atomization, additive manufacturing, and other problems. Numerical methods for tracking sharp fluid interfaces. Averaged and reduced order models of multiphase flows. Multiscale approaches to capture small-scales in multiphase flows.

Tza-Huei (Jeff) Wang

Tza-Huei (Jeff) Wang

Professor

  BioMEMS & Single Molecule Dynamics Lab

Research Interests: 

BioMEMS and microfluidics, single molecule manipulation and detection, nano/micro scale fabrication, conformational dynamics of biomolecules.

Louis Whitcomb

Louis Whitcomb

Professor

  Dynamical Systems and Control Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Control Systems: Adaptive and model-based control of linear and nonlinear systems, with focus on problems arising in mechanical systems, robots, and robotic vehicles. Underwater Robotics: Dynamics, control, instrumentation, and navigation of underwater vehicles and inhabited submersibles – with focus on deep submergence oceanographic vehicles. Industrial and Medical Robotics: Dynamics, control, instrumentation, and operation of precision robotics for novel medical and industrial applications.

Tamer Zaki

Tamer Zaki

Associate Professor

  Flow Science and Engineering

Research Interests: 

Transitional and turbulent shear flows: linear and non-linear instability waves, secondary instabilities, breakdown to turbulence, direct numerical simulations, transition modelling. Two-fluid shear flows: linear and non-linear instability methods, interface tracking, the interaction of vortical disturbances with interfaces, direct numerical simulations, laminar-to-turbulence transition. Turbulence: boundary layer turbulence, separation, drag reduction, and large-scale high-performance computing.

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