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ME Faculty

List of faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Program



Faculty Contact

Teaching and Research Interests

Alexander-Ramos, Michael, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2011, University of Michigan

Office: 688 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2946
Multidisciplinary modeling & design optimization; electric, hybrid-electric, and fuel cell electric vehicle design; automotive systems design; engineering design under aesthetic, business, and/or governmental policy considerations.


Allemang, Randall, Professor
PhD, 1980, University of Cincinnati
Director: UC-SDRL
Office: 685 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2725

Structural dynamics; experimental modal analysis; non-linear dynamics; vibrations.



Anand, Sam, Professor
PhD, 1990, Penn State University
Director: Center for Global Design and Manufacturing
Director: Siemens PLM Technolgy Simulation Center
Office: 697 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-5596

Virtual modelling and optimization of Additive manufacturing (AM) processes, Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), optimization of factory floor operations and manufacturing systems, intelligent product design & product life cycle management (PLM).


Bahk, Je-Hyeong, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2010, University of California, Santa Barbara

Office: 490 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-4608

Thermoelectric energy conversion, solid-state physics, electron/thermal transport in semiconductors, heat transfer, thermodynamics.

Banerjee, Rupak, Professor
PhD, 1992, Drexel University
Lab: Transport in Engineering and Medicine

Office: 593 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2124

Fluid, heat and mass transfer in biological systems and MEMS devices - Cardiovascular diagnostics; High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU); Ocular drug delivery; Human whole body heat transfer; Magneto-electro hydrodynamics.


Frame, Aimee, Associate Professor-Educator

PhD, 2008, University of Cincinnati
Office: 588 Rhodes Hall

Phone: 513-556-4380


Dynamics, controls, mechanics, education pedagogy, student advising.



Gerner, Frank, Professor and Senior Associate Dean - College of Engineering
PhD, 1988, University of California, Berkeley
Office: 816 ERC
Phone: 513-556-2646

Microscale heat transfer, electronics cooling, convection heat transfer.



Huang, Samuel, Professor
PhD, 1995 Texas Tech University
Director: Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Office:  698 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-1154

Knowledge-based modeling; system monitoring, diagnosis, and prognosis; supplier-based manufacturing.


Huston, Tom, Associate Professor-Educator

PhD, 1985, University of Cincinnati
Director, Design Clinic

Office: 626 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2645

Safety engineering, human factors engineering, manufacturing engineering.


Jog, Milind, Professor
PhD, 1993, University of Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Director (Thermal-Fluids Science)
Co-Director: TFPL
Office: 687 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-1675

Atomization, sprays, and combustion; multiphase flow and heat transfer; computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer; heat transfer enhancement; and interfacial phenomena.



Kazmierczak Michael, Associate Professor PhD, 1988, University of Illinois at Chicago
Office: 627 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-0259
Research Profile

Heat conduction,
convective heat transfer,
and thermodynamics;
 thermal energy storage,
solid-liquid phase change;
thermal management,
energy systems



Kim, Jay, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
PhD, 1988, Purdue University
Office: 598 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-6300

Noise induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration, vibrations of shells and plates,  noise control, signal analysis, applied mechanics.

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Kim, Woo Kyun, Assistant Professor

PhD, 2009, University of Michigan

Office: 497 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-5556

Atomistic modeling and computer simulation of materials systems, 

development of multiscale methods to span both length and time scales, simulating atomic force microscope (AFM) experiments to study atomic-scale friction.

Kumar, Manish, Professor

PhD, 2004, Duke University
Director: Cooperative Distributed Systems Laboratory
Office: 629 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-5311


P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }Unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, decision-making and control in complex systems, biologically inspired robotics, multi-sensor data fusion, swarm systems, and multiple robot coordination and control.


Lee, Jay, Professor
DSc, 1992, George Washington University
Ohio Eminent Scholar and L. W.  Scott Alter Chair Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
Director, NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems  (IMS)

Office: 699 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2493

Prognostics and health management (PHM) & industrial informatics systems; cyber physical systems and industrial 4.0 in manufacturing; intelligent healthcare systems; Dominant Innovation® for product service systems.



Liu, Yijun, Professor
PhD, 1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director: CAE Research Lab
Office: 590 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-4607
Research Profile

Computational mechanics; finite element and boundary element methods; solid mechanics;  acoustic and elastic waves; CAE software development.



Lorenz, Tamara, Assistant Professor
PhD., 2013, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität

Office: 4150-M Edwards 1
Phone: 513-556-2625
Joint Appointment: Psychology, ME, EE

Human Joint Action: Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Machine Interaction:
Human Movement Coordination including Synchronization and Adaptation:Human Behavior Modeling:Cognition-Perception-Action Cycle:
Embodied Cognition, Cognitive Psychology:Nonlinear Methods and Dynamical Systems including Dynamical Neuroscience: Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Manglik, Raj, Professor
PhD, 1991, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Director: TFPL
Office: 684 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-5704

Enhanced heat transfer; non-Newtonian flows; two-phase flows; electronics cooling; compact heat exchangers.

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PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Director, Laser Shock Processing Center

Office: 412B Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-3297

 Laser shock processing.


Phillips, Allyn, Research Associate Professor
PhD, 1991, University of Cincinnati
Office: 596 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-3534

Vibrations, experimental modal analysis, digital signal processing.



Schulz, Mark, Professor
PhD, 1993, University of Buffalo
Lab: NanoWorldSmart

Office: 498 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-4132

Smart materials; intelligent structures; active control; nanotechnology.


Shi, Jing, Associate Professor

PhD, 2004, Purdue University

Office: 620R Old Chemistry
Phone: 513-556-2380

Advanced manufacturing, simulation of manufacturing processes, modeling and optimization of complex systems (manufacturing, renewable energy, healthcare).


Son, Sang Young, Associate Professor
PhD, 2000, Texas A & M
Office: 621 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-5023

Microscale heat and mass transfer; microchannel multi-phase flow; optical diagnostics development; integrated MEMS thermofluidic sensor; thermal and water management of fuel cell.



Spitz, Henry, Professor
PhD, 1978, New York University
Director, Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Graduate Program 
Office:  500 Chemistry
Phone: 513-556-2003

Environmental radioactivity; anthropometric calibration; internal radiation dosimetry; health physics.



Su, Bingjing, Associate Professor
PhD, 1995, University of California, Los Angeles
Office: 622 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2960

Neutral and charged particle transport theory; radiative heat transfer; mathematical modeling and numerical simulations.


Sundaram, Murali, Associate Professor

PhD, 2006, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lab: Micro&NanoManufacturingLab

Office: 631 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2791

Nano-manufacturing; nontraditional machining; micromanufacturing; hybrid machining; CAD/CAM; metrology; process simulation.


Tabiei, Ala, Associate Professor
PhD, 1994, University of Cincinnati
Office: 722 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-3367

Impact dynamics; nonlinear finite element methods; application of numerical methods for structural mechanics; crashworthiness and impact simulation; implementation of material models in FEA.


Thompson, David, Associate Professor
PhD, 1990, Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Director
Office: 624 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-3693

Dynamics and control, optimization.


Vanderelst, Dieter, Assistant Professor
PhD., 2012, University of Antwerp

Office: 376 Edwards 1
Phone: 513-556-5580
Joint Appointment: Psychology, Biology, ME, EE

Artificial Intelligence, Zoology, Ecology; Msc Experimental Psychology, MSc Artificial Intelligence, PhD Biology


Vemaganti, Kumar, Associate Professor
PhD, 2000, The University of Texas at Austin
Office: 592 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2728
Research Profile

Multiscale and adaptive modeling; error  estimation; finite element methods; soft tissue mechanics; topology optimization; scientific computation.


Watzman Sarah , Assistant Professor
PhD, 2018, The Ohio State University

Office: 622 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2960

Thermoelectric energy conversion; thermomagnetic transport; topological materials; Weyl/Dirac semimetals; materials and devices for energy conversion; electron hydrodynamics
  Wouden, Alex, Assistant Professor

Phone: 513-556-2738
  Xu, Yongfeng, Assistant Professor, PhD, 2017, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Office: 635 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2755
Structural dynamics and vibrations;
Modal analysis;
Structural health monitoring;
Digital signal processing;
Digital image processing.