Mechanical Engineering

Faculty & Staff

Location

Department of Mechanical Engineering
N207 Engineering Building 1,
Houston, TX 77204-4006
Phone: 713-743-4500
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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Agrawal
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N217   |   Phone: 713-743-4534   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Biophysics, Mechanics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor
Office Location: N223   |   Phone: 713-743-5562   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Lithium Ion Batteries, Polymer Nanocomposite Electrolytes, Lithium Ion Conduction, Materials for Energy Storage, Electronics Materials

Bannerot
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N231   |   Phone: 713-743-4511   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Thermal sciences and engineering education

Chang
Intructional Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: 204   |   Phone: 713-743-4500   |   Fax: 713-743-4503
Chen
Instructional Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N207   |   Phone: 713-743-4852   |   Fax: 713-743-4503
Chen
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N229   |   Phone: 713-743-4533   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Solid Mechanics

Dunbar
M.D. Anderson Professor and Director of Aerospace Engineering
Office Location: N233   |   Phone: 713-743-4528   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Education

Franchek
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Subsea Engineering Program
Office Location: W214-D3   |   Phone: 713-743-2758   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control—Linear and nonlinear system identification, information synthesis, multivariable control theory, nonlinear control theory, controller design, diagnostics/...

Ghasemi
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N229   |   Phone: 713-743-6183   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Thermodynamics, Heat transfer and Nanotechnology

Grigoriadis
David Zimmerman Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director of Aerospace Engineering
Office Location: W212   |   Phone: 713-743-4387   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Dynamic Systems and Controls—Feedback control systems analysis and design, linear and nonlinear systems theory, robust and fault-tolerant control, model reduction, filtering, system optimization...

Kulkarni
Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor
Office Location: N235   |   Phone: 713-743-3657   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Computational mechanics and materials science

Liu
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N236   |   Phone: 713-743-4532   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Microscale Thermal Transport Phenomena

Masson
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: W204   |   Phone: 713-743-4605   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Power applications of superconductivity, electromechanical systems, numerical modeling, multi-physics simulations

Mavrokefalos
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N234 Engineering Building 1   |   Phone: 713-743-4531   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Micro/nanoscale transport, solid state energy conversion, thermoelectric materials, thermo-photovoltaics, and solar-photovoltaic materials

Metcalfe
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N223   |   Phone: 713-743-4521   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Fluid Mechanics

Rao
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N238   |   Phone: 713-743-4535   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Mathematical Optimization Theory and Algorithms—Parametric nonlinear programming, multilevel algorithms, duality in mechanical design models, game theory

Ryou
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: N213 (Eng. Bldg 1) or 102A (ERP Bldg 15)   |   Phone: 713-743-0858   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Materials Science and Engineering - Semiconductor materials, Photonic/electronic devices, Nanotechnology

Selvamanickam
M.D. Anderson Chair Professor
Office Location: N214   |   Phone: 713-743-4044   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Epitaxial thin film growth by PVD and CVD, Single crystalline films on polycrystalline/amorphous substrates, Solidification and crystal growth, Oxide & nitride materials, Roll-to-roll thin...

Sharma
M.D. Anderson Chair Professor & Department Chair
Office Location: N233   |   Phone: 713-743-4502   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Theoretical and computational materials science, physics of nanostructures and nanomaterials, atomistic simulations, flexoelectricity, nanoscale piezoelectricity, electromechanical behavior of...

Song
John and Rebecca Moores Professor
Office Location: N235   |   Phone: 713-743-4525   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Smart materials and Structures—Adaptive control, Robust control, Dynamics, Robotics, Friction Compensation

Sun
Associate Professor and Graduate Admissions Director
Office Location: N232   |   Phone: 713-743-4509   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Nano-scale Materials Science—Size effects on thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of materials; Nanomagnetics and spin transport in thin films, multilayers, nanowires, and network...

Wang
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Professor
Office Location: N216   |   Phone: 713-743-4515   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Solid Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering—Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Materials Science and Engineering

White
Professor and Graduate Director
Office Location: N212   |   Phone: 713-743-4526   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Materials Science and Engineering—Ceramic Microstructure development, Mechanical behavior of ceramics and thin films. Electrical-mechanical coupling in ferroelectric thin films.

Yu
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N206   |   Phone: 713-743-4487   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Flexible/stretchable electronics, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nano-Micro-Macro Manufacturing, Additive Printing, Biomedical Electronics and Sensors, Micro-Nano Materials and Devices,...

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Professor
Office Location:   |   Phone: 713-743-4500   |   Fax: 713-743-4503
Baugh
Adjunct Professor
Office Location:   |   Phone: 713-743-4500   |   Fax: 713-743-4503
Kondapi
KBR Adjunct Professor
Office Location:   |   Phone: 713-743-4500   |   Fax: 713-743-4503
Dr. William J. Thomas
Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location:   |   Phone: 713-743-4500   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Metal forming and manufacturing, Drilling geomechanics, Cryogenic containment design

Emeritus Faculty

Brinson
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: W216   |   Phone: 713-743-4150   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Experimental Mechanics, Mechanical Properties and Characterization of Adhesives, Composites and Polymers, Viscoelasticity, Accelerated Life Prediction Methods

Dalton
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: N218   |   Phone: 713-743-4517   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Fluid Mechanics—Computational fluid dynamics applied to flow past bluff bodies.

Eichhorn
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: W216-D3   |   Phone: 713-743-4383   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer with specialization in multiphase flow, natural convection, turbulent channel flow, combustion and boiling heat transfer

Kleis
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: N210   |   Phone: 713-743-4536   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Fluid Mechanics—Turbulent shear flows and fluid mechanics, solid-liquid two phase flows, mass transfer in micro gravity, stratified flows

Lienhard
M.D. Anderson Professor of Technology and Culture, Emeritus
Office Location: N220   |   Phone: 713-743-4518   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Cultural History and Public Radio. (Formerly Thermal Sciences, thermodynamics and Boiling.)

Powell
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: W216-D3   |   Phone: 713-743-4150   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Acoustics and Aeroacoustics

Salama
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: N214   |   Phone: 713-743-4514   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Materials Science and Metallurgy—Materials Characterization and Processing, Hydrogen Embrittlement, Metal-Matrix Composites, Superconducting Materials

Shamsundar
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: N236   |   Phone: 713-743-4532   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Thermal sciences—Design of energy systems, thermodynamic properties

Wheeler
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: N222   |   Phone: 713-743-4519   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Continuum Mechanics—Mathematical Elasticity Theory, Lattice Dynamics and Structure

Witte
Professor Emeritus
Office Location: W438   |   Phone: 713-743-4501   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Thermal Sciences—Forced and natural convection; boiling heat transfer; sliding bubble heat transfer

Research Faculty

Miyase
Research Professor
Office Location: W222-D3   |   Phone: 713-743-4537   |   Fax: 713-743-4503

Solid Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering—Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Materials Science and Engineering