Faculty Areas of Expertise

Mechanical Engineering

  • Ahmed R Abounassif

    Instructor

    P: (931) 372-6028

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    Computational Fluid Dynamics, Eulerian Multiphase Flow Simulations

  • Steven Anton

    Assistant Professor

    P: (931) 372-3287

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    Smart Materials, Piezoelectric Sensing, Structural Health Monitoring, Biomedical Sensing, Energy Harvesting, 3D Printing, Robotics-Based STEM Education

  • Stephen Canfield

    Professor

    P: (931) 372-6359

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    Mobile Robot Platforms, Solid Mechanics, Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms

  • Pingen Chen

    Assistant Professor

    P: (931) 372-3310

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    Modeling, Diagnostics, and Control of Dynamic Systems, Internal Combustion Engines; After treatment Systems, Automotive System Control

  • Jie Cui

    Professor

    P: (931) 372-3357

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    Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Large Eddy Simulation, Numerical Heat Transfer, Thermal Fluids

  • Glenn T. Cunningham

    Associate Professor

    P: (931) 372-3826

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    Energy Efficiency, Balance of Plant Energy Systems, Thermal Systems

  • Stephen Idem

    Professor

    P: (931) 372-3607

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    Scale Model Testing, Fluid Flow Measurement, Thermal Modeling, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer

  • Ethan Languri

    Assistant Professor

    P: (931) 372-6790

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    Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Heat Transfer Fluid Enhancement, Evaporation in Porous Media, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Combined Heat and Power Systems, Numerical Modeling

  • Vahid Motevalli

    Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor

    P: (931) 372-3172

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    Hybrid-electric vehicle systems and power- train; combustion and fire safety; aviation and transportation safety and security

  • Sally Pardue

    Associate Professor

    P: (931) 372-6573

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    Random Vibrations; Modal Analysis; Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE); Machine Design

  • Mohan Rao

    Chair and Professor

    P: (931) 372-3254

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    Vibrations, Acoustics, Noise Control, Damping Design, Sound Quality and Auditory Engineering

  • Meenakshi R. Sundaram

    Professor

    P: (931) 372-3790

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    Product Design and Development, Production, Systems Design and Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvements, Economic Analysis and Cost Justification

  • Kwun-Lon Ting

    Professor

    P: (931) 372-3230

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    Mechanism Design, Kinematics, Machine Design, Gearing, Robotics, Dynamics of Machines

  • Ahmad Vaselbehagh

    Assistant Professor

    P: (931) 372-6468

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    Hydrodynamics of mechanical energy storage technologies, particularly, underwater energy storage plants

  • Christopher Wilson

    Chair for General and Basic Engineering and Associate Professor

    P: (931) 372-3216

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    Composite Materials Testing, Materials Properties, Simulatio

  • Dale Wilson

    Interim Chair for Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Professor 

    P: (931) 372-3323

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    Fracture Mechanics, Failure Analysis, Machine Design, MEMS, Mechanical Properties of Materials

  • Ying Zhang

    Director, Center for Manufacturing Research and Professor

    P: (931) 372-3969

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    High-Temperature Protective Coatings for Gas Turbine Engine Applications, Materials Synthesis via Chemical Vapor Deposition/Pack Cementation / Electrodeposition, and High-temperature Oxidation and Corrosion

  • Jiahong (John) Zhu

    Professor

    P: (931) 372-3186

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    Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Zn-Air Batteries, High-Temperature Alloys, Processing of Ceramic, Intermetallic and Metallic Coatings

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