Engineering Science and Mechanics Faculty

 
 

 

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DINESH AGRAWAL

DIRECTOR OF MICROWAVE PROCESSING AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 107 MATERIALS RES LAB

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-8034

 
 
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S ASHOK

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 407C EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4588

Semiconductor defect engineering, process-induced defects, hydrogen passivation, ion implementation, metal-semiconductor interfaces, and photovoltaics.

 
 
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OSAMA AWADELKARIM

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 407D EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1773

Nano-fabrication; microelectronics materials/devices; power electronic devices; IC Processing; Defects in crystalline/polycrystalline semiconductor materials; Thin film transistors - active matrix liquid crystal display application; MEMS/nanofabrication.

 
 
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CHARLES BAKIS

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: ROOM 1 RESEARCH WEST

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-3178

Director of Composites Laboratory. Research activities center on the design, manufacturing, test, and analysis of fiber and nano-reinforced polymeric composite materials and structures.

 
 
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LONG-QING CHEN

HAMER PROFESSOR OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: N321 MILLENIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-8101

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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HUANYU CHENG

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 307D EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5945

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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SUNGHO CHOI

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 411B EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5754

 
 
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STEPHEN COPLEY

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE SINTERED PRODUCTS

Applied Research Laboratory

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 147C RESEARCH WEST

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7140

 
 
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FRANCESCO COSTANZO

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: W315 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-2030

Continuum thermodynamics; Mechanics of thin films; Time-dependent fracture and damage mechanics of composites; Micromechanics and homogenization of inelastic composites; Computational mechanics; Thermodynamics of interfaces; Large deformations.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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JOSEPH CUSUMANO

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 305D EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-3179

Experimental and analytical methods in nonlinear dynamics with applications to: the dynamics and stability of solids, structures, and electromechanical devices; human movement; and machinery failure prediction.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Saptarshi Das

Assistant Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: N-333 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-2639

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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MELIK DEMIREL

PROFESSOR

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON ADVANCED FIBER TECHNOLOGIES

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 307C EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-2270

Personal or Departmental Website

Bio-molecular materials, biosensors, protein physics, molecular modeling, computatonal materials science.

Research Projects  

 
 
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CHENG DONG

DEPARTMENT HEAD AND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 205 HALLOWELL BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8091

Personal or Departmental Website

Biomechanics, cellular mechanics, cell signaling related to tumor and immuno-microenvironment, immunotherapy and drug delivery.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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CORINA DRAPACA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 409C EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-2313

brain biomechanics, continuum mechanics, mathematical medicine, computational mechanics, medical image processing, elastography, inverse problems, tumor growth.

 
 
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PATRICK DREW

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W317 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1473

Personal or Departmental Website

Neuroscience, neurovascular coupling.

Publications  

 
 
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Timothy John Eden

Senior Research Associate

Applied Research Laboratory

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 4200E ARL West 1

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-5880

 
 
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ROBERT EHRMANN

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Nano-fabrication Center

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 114 LUBERT BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7558

Personal or Departmental Website

Extensive process engineering, Production management, Engineering management, Diversity training, and Project management experience for Fortune 500 manufacturing company.

 
 
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RENATA ENGEL

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 222K OUTREACH BLDG

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6726

 
 
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ANDREW ERDMAN

WALTER L ROBB DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM/ESM INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 213E HAMMOND BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-9074

 
 
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STEPHEN FONASH

KUNKLE CHAIR PROFESSOR EMERITIS

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 118 RESEARCH BUILDING WEST

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-4931

 
 
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BRUCE GLUCKMAN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W312 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0178

I am interested in the application of tools from the nonlinear dynamics community to the understanding neural activity and creating brain-machine interfaces. Ongoing work includes creating and testing neural stimulation devices for chronic use.

Publications  

 
 
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Venkatraman Gopalan

PROFESSOR OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: N212 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-2910

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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GARY GRAY

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / UNDERGRADUATE OFFICER

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 211 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1778

Personal or Departmental Website

Nonlinear dynamics and stability of engineering systems. Modeling of mechanical systems. Mechanics education.

Publications  

 
 
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REGINALD HAMILTON

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 309D EARTH AND ENGINEERING SERVICES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7684

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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M. Amanul HAQUE

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 317A LEONHARD BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-4248

Personal or Departmental Website

Mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of ultra thin films; Insitu transmisision electron microscopy; MEMS; Nano-scale materials behavior.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Sabih Hayek

Professor Emeritus

Engineering Science and Mechanics

E-mail:

 
 
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DONALD HEANEY

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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MARK HORN

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 305C EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0332

Plasma etching, thin film deposition, lithography, planarization, MEMS, gas sensors, and engineered thin films

Publications  

 
 
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Tony JUN HUANG

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Personal or Departmental Website

Bio-NEMS, Micro/Nano fluidics, Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Nanotechnology

Publications  

 
 
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KEVIN KOUDELA

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Applied Research Laboratory

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 4300D APPLIED SCIENCE BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4351

 
 
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TERENCE KUZMA

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE

Nano-fabrication Center

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 114 MATERIALS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5484

 
 
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AKHLESH LAKHTAKIA

CHARLES GODFREY BINDER PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 206 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4319

Personal or Departmental Website

Sculptured thin films; Metamaterials; Nanophotonics; Nanotechnology; Electromagnetics; Composite materials; Chirality; Anisotropic and bianisotropic mediums; Bianisotropic mediums; Acoustics; Micropolar materials; Chaos and Fractals

 
 
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MICHAEL LANAGAN

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: N-329 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6992

Research interests: the development of electronic materials for miniaturized wireless devices and electromagnetic property characterization of materials at microwave and mm-wave frequencies.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Matthew Lear

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Applied Research Laboratory

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 9000L ARL Science Park Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-3779

 
 
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PATRICK LENAHAN

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 101 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4630

Personal or Departmental Website

Magnetic resonance, metal oxide silicon based microelectronics and nanoelectronics device physics problems, high dielectric constant oxides, silicon carbide, spin based quantum computing, homeland security related problems.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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HERBERT LIPOWSKY

PROFESSOR

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 233 HALLOWELL BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-9065

Personal or Departmental Website

Pressure and flow relationships in microcirculation, in vivo rheology blood flow in sickle-cell disease and other hematological disorders.

Publications  

 
 
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CLIFFORD LISSENDEN

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 411D EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5754

Personal or Departmental Website

General area of solid mechanics. My work centers around experiments to validate constitutive relations. In particular, I am interested in elastic-viscoplastic material response, multiaxial stress effects, and damage accumulation.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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WEI LUO

Research Associate

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: N335 MILLENNIUM SCI COMPLEX

E-mail:

 
 
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Thomas Mallouk

Head of the Chemistry Department

Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Eberly College of Science

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 0104 CHEMISTRY BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-9637

 
 
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CHRISTINE MASTERS

ASSISTANT DEAN FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND GLOBAL PROGRAMS / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 208 HAMMOND BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6674

Engineering education, instructional technology, and numberical modeling.

Publications  

 
 
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RICHARD MC NITT

PROFESSOR EMERITUS/DEPARTMENT HEAD EMERITUS

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 03 RESEARCH BUILDING WEST

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6661

Degradation of engineering materials, Vehicular safety, Dynamics, Catastrophic failure.

 
 
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RUSSELL MESSIER

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 212 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 434-374-4204

Thin-film preparation and characterization, sputtering, morphology, sculptured thin films.

 
 
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IBRAHIM OZBOLAT

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W313 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-4971

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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ROBERT PANGBORN

PROFESSOR, VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN FOR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 417 OLD MAIN

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1864

 
 
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LUCAS PASSMORE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR / UNDERGRADUATE COORDINATOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 210 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-940-3327

 
 
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JONATHAN PITT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS

Applied Research Laboratory

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 3320B G THOMAS WATER TUNNEL

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5584

 
 
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Andrew Pytel

Professor Emeritus

Engineering Science and Mechanics

E-mail:

 
 
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RAMAKRISHNAN RAJAGOPALAN

Research Associate and Assistant Professor

Materials Research Lab

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 0270 MATERIALS RES LAB

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1880

 
 
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BAIYANG REN

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 212 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-4523

 
 
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EDWARD REUTZEL

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Applied Research Laboratory

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 4420D APPLIED SCIENCE BLDG

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-9891

 
 
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JOSEPH ROSE

PAUL MORROW PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 411E EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-8026

Personal or Departmental Website

Ultrasonics, nondestructive evaluation, guided waves, wave mechanics, sensors, structural health monitoring.

Publications  

 
 
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STEVEN SCHIFF

BRUSH CHAIR PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE & MECHANICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W311 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4210

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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ALBERT SEGALL

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 403B EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7829

High-temperature materials, thermal shock, and thermal Stresses; Wear; Friction; Cold-spray coatings; Realistic tribotest methods; Finite-element modeling; Failure analysis.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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BARBARA SHAW

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 403C EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7828

Personal or Departmental Website

Corrosion, environmental degradation of engineering alloys and sprayed metal coatings.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ELZBIETA SIKORA

INSTRUCTOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 403A EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5571

Corrosion, lightweight metals, coatings, corrosion in gas and oil environments, biomaterials.

Publications  

 
 
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IVICA SMID

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 147B RESEARCH BUILDING WEST

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-8208

Personal or Departmental Website

Particulate composites, Refractory and hard metals, Modeling.

 
 
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PADDY SSENTONGO

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: W321 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-2481

 
 
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SAMIA SULIMAN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 407B EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-3574

Electrical characterization of microelectronic devices and materials.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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BERNHARD TITTMANN

SCHELL PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 309E EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7827

Materials science and characterization, nondestructive evaluation techniques and applications, scanning acoustic microscopy/spectroscopy, physical acoustics, and ultrasonic characterization.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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JUDITH TODD COPLEY

DEPARTMENT HEAD, P. B. BRENEMAN CHAIR, AND PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 214 EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-0771

Laser materials interaction; far-from equilibrium solidification; non-destructive evaluation of ceramic and ceramic matrix composite materials; Creep of advanced ceramic and ceramic materials; NDE; Mechanical behavior.

 
 
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ADRIANUS VAN DUIN

PROFESSOR

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 240 RESEARCH BUILDING EAST

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6277

Molecular dynamics simulations on reactive and non-reactive systems; applications to combustion, catalysis and material failure.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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VIJAY KRISHNA VARADAN

Professor Emeritus

Engineering Science and Mechanics

E-mail:

 
 
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LILIYA VENTSEL

INSTRUCTOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 203A EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-0754

 
 
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DOUGLAS WOLFE

Associate Professor of ESM & Senior Research Associate of ARL

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 4220M THE 230 BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0316

 
 
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JIAN XU

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 205B EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-0721

Personal or Departmental Website

Semiconductor optoelectronic devices/circuits; bioelectronic and biophotonic devices; MicroOptoElectroMechanical Systems; Molecular bioelectronic materials; Light-sensitive proteins; Polymers; Electro-optic modulators; Semiconductor lasers and detectors.

Publications  

 
 
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QING YANG

PROFESSOR

College of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 0999 MAG RESN IMAGING (MRI)

E-mail:

Phone: 717-531-5856

 
 
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SAM ZAMRIK

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 307A EARTH AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-5241

High-temperature fatigue and fracture of metallic materials.

 
 
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SULIN ZHANG

PROFESSOR

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: N-231 MILLENNIUM SCIENCE COMPLEX

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7640

Personal or Departmental Website

Multiscale computational simulations of nanostructured materials and biological materials; multiscale mechanics of nano-bio interfaces.

Research Projects  

 
 

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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523