Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Assistant Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
688 Rhodes Hall
Multidisciplinary design modeling and optimization; decomposition-based system design optimization; surrogate modeling/metamodeling in engineering analysis and design; automotive systems design; electric/hybrid-electric vehicle design; dynamic systems modeling; structural design
Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering (Jointly Appointed), CEAS - Mechanical Eng
490 Rhodes Hall
Associate Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
627 Rhodes Hall
His work includes both theoretical and experimental studies that have resulted in the publications of over 50 peer-reviewed technical articles and conference proceedings. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, ARMY(CRREL), DOE(ANL).
Prior to joining academia, Dr. Kazmierczak has worked several years in the electric power industry for a design consulting firm and for an electric utility. Duties at Sargent & Lundy focused on the detailed design of several system/subsystems of Zimmer power plant (steam piping and HVAC). At ComEd he worked as a performance engineer at Collins Station responsible for the daily operation of Unit #4 (550 MW oil-fired generating unit) and did monthly reporting and monitoring of the entire Station’s (2794 MW) Heat Rate. He also completed numerous engineering projects and system upgrades, including complete design modification to change out the steam attemperators controls from analog to digital.
Professor, Department Head, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
598B Rhodes Hall
Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
629 Rhodes Hall
UAV MASTER Lab
Dr. Manish Kumar directs Cooperative Distributed Systems (CDS) Laboratory, Collaboratory for Medical Innovation and Implementation, and co-directs UAV MASTER Lab. His research interests include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, robotics, decision-making and control in complex systems, multi-sensor data fusion, swarm systems, and multiple robot coordination and control. His research has been supported by funding obtained from National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Higher Education, and several industry. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has served as the Chair of the Robotics Technical Committee of the ASME’s Dynamic Systems and Control Division, and as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control.
Ohio Eminent Scholar and L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor in Advanced Manufacturing, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
699 Rhodes Hall
His current research focuses on predictive big data analytics and cyber physical systems, prognostics and health management (PHM), and Smart Asset Management systems. He was selected to be one of the 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in U.S. by SME in Jan. 2016.
Currently he serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey and a S&T advisor to Alstom Transport, France, GE European Digital Foundry, etc. In addition, he serves on the advisory board for a number of start-up companies including Predictronics, Falkorny, etc. He also serves as advisor to a number of global organizations, including a member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board of Frost Sullivan, Scientific Advisory Board of Flanders' Make in Leuven, Belgium, Scientific Committee of SIMTech of Singapore, etc. He also serves as Leadership Council of MForesight-a NSF/NIST Newly established manufacturing Think Tank in Sept. 2015 as well as a member of Technical Advisory committee (TAC) of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) in Feb. 2014. In 2013, he was invited to serve on the Advisory Committee member for White House Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) American Challenge Initiative.
He also serves as honorary professor and visiting professor for a number of institutions including Cranfield Univ. in UK, Lulea Univ. of Technology in Sweden, etc. In addition, he serves as editors and associate editor for a number of journals including IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics, Int. Journal on Prognostics & Health Management (IJPHM), Int. Journal on Service Operations and Informatics, etc,
Previously, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), E. Hartford, CT as well as Program Directors for a number of programs at NSF during 1991-1998, including the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) Program, the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) Program, and the Div. of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation. He also served as an advisory member for a number of institutions including, Johns Hopkins Univ., Cambridge Univ., etc.
He has authored/co-authored numerous highly influential articles and technical papers in the areas of machinery monitoring and prognostics, E-manufacturing, and intelligent maintenance systems. He has over 20 patents and trademarks. He is a frequently invited speaker and has delivered over 200 keynote and plenary speeches at major international conferences. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, as well as a founding fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM).
He has received a number of awards including the most recent
Assistant Professor, Psychology-Mechanical Engineering-Electrical Engineering (jointly appointed), A&S Psychology
4150-E EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Assoc Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
594 Rhodes Hall
Psychology-Biology-Mechanical Engineering-Electrical Engineering (jointly appointed), A&S Psychology
45150J EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Asst Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
635 Rhodes Hall
- Structural dynamics and vibrations
- Modal analysis
- Structural health monitoring
- Laser Doppler vibrometry
- Digital image correlation
- Digital signal processing
Teaching Interest: Planning, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Database, Computer Applications, and Introduction to IT Research Interest: Control Theory and Robotics
Computer aided design and manufacturing, Solid modeling, Engineering Education
Kinematics; Machine Design; Fluid Mechanics; Forensic Engineering; Engineering Education.