Mechanical Engineering Faculty
As a student in the Mechanical Engineering program, you will learn from dedicated educators and researchers. Faculty in the Mechanical Engineering program are recognized globally for their commitments and expertise in the field and receive national research funds from NASA, NSF, and more.
Michael J Alexander-Ramos
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
Professor, Director - Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center , CEAS - Mechanical Eng
697 Rhodes Hall
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
Prof. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, and Univ. Distinguished Univ.
Professor at the Univ. of Cincinnati and is founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University
Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) (www.imscenter.net) which
consists of the Univ. of Cincinnati (lead institution), the Univ. of Michigan, Missouri Univ. of S&T, and the Univ. of
Texas-Austin. Since its inception in 2001, the Center has been supported by over 100 global companies. IMS was
selected as the most economically impactful I/UCRC in the NSF Economic Impact Study Report in 2012 which
reported that the Center has delivered to its members a combined benefit of $847.6 million in cost savings, and that
the Center returned $238.30 of benefits for every $1 invested by the National Science Foundation. He was selected to
be one of the 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in U.S. by SME in Jan. 2016. In addition, he is co-Founder of
Predictronics (a start-up company through NSF ICorp award in 2012). In addition, his Team has won the 1st Place
PHM Data Challenges five time out of nine competitions since 2008.
Dr. Jay Lee also serves as a board member and vice chairman of Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) to support
Foxconn investment in the establishment of Advanced Manufacturing Science Park (WisconnValley) in WI.
In addition, he serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, Member of the Global Future Council of
World Economic Forum (WEF), member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board of
Frost Sullivan, etc.
Previously, he served as director for product development and manufacturing at United Technologies
Research Center (UTRC) as well as program directors for a number of programs at NSF including the Engineering
Research Centers Program, the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program, and Materials
Processing, and Manufacturing Program, etc., etc. He also served on the Board on National Research Council (NRC)
Manufacturing and Engineering Design (BMAED) during 1999-2005 as well as a number of NRC Study and
Assessment Panels since 1999. He is a frequently invited speaker and has delivered over 260 keynote and plenary
speeches at major international conferences. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, PHM (Prognostics and Health
Management), as well as a founding fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM).
He has received a number of awards including the Prognostics Innovation Award at NI Week by National
Instruments in 2012, NSF Alex Schwarzkopf Technological Innovation Prize in 2014, MFPT (Machinery Failure
Prevention Technology Society) Jack Frarey Award in 2014, and PICMET Medal of Excellence in 2016.
Assistant Professor, Psychology-Mechanical Engineering-Electrical Engineering (jointly appointed), A&S Psychology
4150-E EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
631 Rhodes Hall
Assoc Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng
594 Rhodes Hall
Dieter Frans S. Vanderelst
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
David Brown, PhD
Experimental modal analysis; vibrations; system dynamic analysis; acoustics.
Max Brown, PhD
Machine Design, Safety
Teaching Interest: Planning, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Database, Computer Applications, and Introduction to IT Research Interest: Control Theory and Robotics
Ernest Lenard Hall
Professor Emeritus, CEAS - Mech Eng and Materials Eng
631 Rhodes Hall
Phil Quo, JD
Computer aided design and manufacturing, Solid modeling, Engineering Education
James Thorpe, PhD
Kinematics; Machine Design; Fluid Mechanics; Forensic Engineering; Engineering Education.
Y.G. Tsuei, PhD
I.C. Wang, PhD
Finite Element Method, Solid Mechanics, Design