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M. Cengiz Altan

Interim Director and Professor

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FH 211A | (405) 325-1737
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Research Interests
Rheology and flow processes in manufacturing, materials with evolving microstructure and design and manufacturing of multi-component materials.

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Peter J. Attar

Associate Professor

Peter Attar

FH 219D | (405) 325-1749
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Research Interests
Nonlinear Aeroelasticity
Computational Methods in Aeroelasticity
Reduced Order Modeling

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David Baldwin

Associate Professor

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EL 108 | (405) 325-1090
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Research Interests
Mechanical design, fatigue and fracture mechanics and probabilistic design methods.

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Kuang-Hua Chang

Professor

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FH 201 | (405) 325-1746
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Research Interests
Theoretical and methodology development, bioengineering and design theory and methodology.

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Rong Zhu Gan

Professor|Chair in Mechanical Engineering

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FH 200 | (405) 325-1099
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Research Interests
Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues, implantable devices and middle ear mechanics and transfer functions.                                            

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Jivtesh Garg

Assistant Professor

gan

FH 217| (405) 325-5232
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Research Interests
First-principles prediction of transport properties of materials
Thermoelectrics
Coupled conduction and radiation heat transfer across nanoscale gaps
Thermal properties and rheology of nanofluids

 

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Subramanyam R. Gollahalli

Professor

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FH 207 | (405) 325-1728
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Research Interests
Fundamental as well as applied topics in the energy and combustion fields, combustion of liquid drops and sprays and flame characteristics of pulverized coal and synthetic fuels.

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Kurt Gramoll

Professor

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FH 237 | (405) 325-3171
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Research Interests
Educational technologies, aerospace structures and composite materials

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Takumi Hawa

Assistant Professor

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EL 110 | (405) 325-6797
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Research Interests
Multi-scale modeling and simulations, nanomechanics and nano/micro fluids

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Feng C. Lai

Professor

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FH 218A | (405) 325-1748
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Research Interests
Heat and mass transfer in porous media, Enhanced heat and mass transfer
microfluidics and electronic cooling.

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Wilson E. Merchán-Merchán

Associate Professor

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FH 218A | (405) 325-1754
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Research Interests
Flame synthesis of transition metal oxide nanostructures for energy storage devices and medical applications, flame synthesis and characterization of CNTs and fullerenes and morphological studies and measurements of soot particulates and other combustion emissions from traditional and biofuels.       

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David Miller

Professor

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FH 209 | (405) 325-1094
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Research Interests
Robotics technology and robotics as a mechanism for technology education.

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Farrokh Mistree

Professor

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FH 306 | (405) 325-2438
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Research Interests
Strategic systems engineering, integrated design of materials and products and product and process families.

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Ramkumar Parthasarathy

Professor

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FH 203 | (405) 325-1735
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Research Interests
Turbulent multiphase flows, spray and gas-jet break-up and hydrodynamic stability.

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Mrinal Saha

Associate Professor

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FH 208A | (405) 325-1098
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Research Interests
Processing of advanced materials, materials characterization and high strain rate testing.

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Zahed Siddique

Professor

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FH 202 | (405) 325-2692
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Research Interests
Development of tools and framework to enhance engineering design education and Internet based product design to increase collaboration among designers, and to manage product and process information.

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Li Song

Assistant Professor

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EL 112 | (405) 325-1714
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Research Interests
Building energy system optimization and control, centralized HVAC system fault detection and energy efficiency technology developments.

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Harold L. Stalford

Professor

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FH 204 | (405) 325-1742
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Research Interests
MEMS, BioMEMS, microfluidic, micro-robotics and acoustic sensors.

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Alfred Striz

Professor

Alfred Striz

FH 206 | (405) 325-1730
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Research Interests
Aeroelasticity, numerical structural analysis and design and optimization.

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Prakash Vedula

Associate Professor

Prakash Vedula

FH 234 | (405) 325-4361
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Research Interests
Turbulence, multi-phase flows, computational fluid dynamics and stochastic modeling and optimization.

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CoE/ENGR Faculty Member

Diana Bairaktarova

Assistant Professor of Engineering Practice

Diana Bairaktarova

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Bio | Publications
Phone: (405) 325-4842

Research Interests:
Through real-world engineering applications, Dr. Bairaktarova’s experiential learning research spans from engineering to psychology to learning sciences, as she uncovers how individual performance is influenced by aptitudes, spatial skills, personal interests and direct manipulation of mechanical objects.

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AME Lecturers

Sezin Kadioglu

Lecturer

Diana Bairaktarova

EL 114
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Research Interests
Membrane technology, water treatment, heavy metal removal, biofuels, surfactant-enhanced oil recovery 

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Allen LaBryer

Lecturer

Diana Bairaktarova

EL11
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Research Interests
Computational mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, chaos, turbulence, aeroelasticity, reduced order modeling, and multiscale modeling.

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Office Personnel

Rebecca Norris
Office Manager & Assistant to the Director
(405) 325-2322
rlnorris@ou.edu

Debbie Mattax
Financial Associate
(405) 325-5012
dmattax@ou.edu

Vicki Pollock
Office Assistant
(405) 325-1744
vpollock@ou.edu

Kate O'Brien
Student Services Coordinator
(405) 325-5013
kobrien@ou.edu

Sarah Warren
Communications Coordinator
(405) 325-1715
sarah.warren@ou.edu

Shop Personnel

Billy Mays
AME Shop Supervisor
(405) 325-4337
bmays@ou.edu

Greg Williams
Machinist
(405) 325-4337
gww@ou.edu