Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Staff

Research and Teaching Faculty

Tushar Borkar

Tushar Borkar, Ph.D.
Director of Advanced Manufactoring & Materials Processing (AM2P), Director of 3D Printing Laboratory, and Associate Professor
Ph.D. (2013), University of North Texas
Additive Manufacturing, Advanced metallic and functionally, Graded composite (hybrid), Materials for Aerospace
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Brian L. DavisPh.D.
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs and Professor
Ph.D. (1991), Penn State University
Orthopedic biomechanics, medical device design, rehabilitation engineering, gait analysis, pediatric biomedical engineering
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Asuquo B Ebiana

Asuquo B. Ebiana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (1990), Michigan State University
Thermal Sciences, Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics.
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Michael T Gallagher

Michael T. Gallagher, M.S.M.E.
Associate Professor of Practice
M.S.M.E. (1989), Case Western Reserve University, 
Fluid System Components, Design and Analysis of ASME Sec.III Components
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Navid Goudarzi

Navid Goudarzi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
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Ph.D. (2014), University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Data Science and Machine Learning in Energy Systems and Fluid Dynamics, Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Contract Engineering. Applications include Renewable wind, ocean, and solar energy technologies, Built-environment interdisciplinary energy efficiency solutions, and Smart infrastructure development practices

Reza Harirforoush


Reza Harirforoush, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2018) University of Victoria
Piezoelectric Sensors, Vibration and Modal Analysis, Instrumentation, Mechatronic Systems, Finite Element Method, Solid Mechanics
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Bogdan Kozul


Bogdan Kozul, MBA
Director of Motion Control Systems and Associate Professor of Practice
MBA (2011), Case Western University
Business Development, IoT, Manufacturing, Controls, Motion Control Systems
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Paul Lin PhD


Paul P. Lin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Retired

Ehsan Nabiyouni, Visiting Assistant Professor


Ehsan Nabiyouni, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2017) University of Toledo
Composites, Sandwich Structures
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Liqun Ning


Liqun Ning, Ph. D., Send an Email
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 2018
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, 2010


Hanz Richter
Hanz Richter, Ph.D.
Director of Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory (CRML) and Professor
Ph.D. (2001), Oklahoma State University
Dynamic Systems, Modeling, Simulation, Control Theory, Applied Nonlinear Control, Industrial and Biomedical Robotics, Mechatronic Systems. 
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Jerzy T. Sawicki, Ph.D., P.E.
Jerzy T. Sawicki, Ph.D., P.E., Department Chair
D.E. Bently and A. Muszynska Endowed Chair and Professor
Director of the Center for Rotating Machinary Dynamics and Control (RoMaDyC)

Ph.D. (1992), Case Western Reserve University
Rotordynamics, Magnetic Bearings, Control
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Eric M Schearer

Eric M. Schearer, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Human-Machine Systems and Associate Professor 
Ph.D. (2014), Northwestern University
Robotics, Human Motion Control.
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​​​Pribaha Sikder

​​Prabaha Sikder, Ph.D.
Director of the Multi-functional Materials Laboratory and Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2019), University of Toledo
Multi-functional Composites, Biomaterials for Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal defects, Regenerative Medicine, Live Scaffolds, Medical Implant Coatings 
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Yongxin (Yong) Tao, Ph.D., PE.

Yongxin (Yong) Tao, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASME
Director of the Predictive Modelling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE), and Betty L. Gordon Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. (1989), University of Michigan
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Heat and Mass Transfer with Multiphase Flow, Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems.
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Maryam Younessi Sinaki

Maryam Younessi Sinaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D. (2014), University of Waterloo
Energy Conversion Systems, Numerical modeling, Combustion, Thermo-fluid Systems, Hydrogen Production.
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Mustafa Usta, Ph.D.


Mustafa Usta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2018), Lehigh University
Computational fluid dynamics, scientific machine learning and graph theory, heat and mass transport phenomena, multiphase-multiscale-multiphysics flows, biological flows
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Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert

Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Director of the Human Motion and Control Laboratory (HMCL) and Parker-Hannifin Human Motion and Control Endowed Professor

Ph.D. (1989), University of Utrecht
Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation, Sports Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Orthotics. 
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Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Director of the Experimental Flow Control & Wind Energy Laboratory and Associate Professor
Ph.D. (2003), Xi’an Jiaotong University
Fluid Mechanics, Flow Control and Wind Engineering

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Part-time and Adjunct Faculty

Elie Barbieri

P/T Instructor
MSEE (1979), Cleveland State University, 
Business statistics, finance, operations analysis.

Ryan Ferris PhD


Ryan J. Ferris, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. (2012) Vanderbilt University
Medical Technology, Biomechanics, and Rehabilitation Robotics

Jon A Negrelli


Jon A. Negrelli
P/T Instructor

MFA English (2013), Minnesota State University
Technical Communication, Technical Writing and Professional Communication

David Schwam, PhD


​​​​​David Schwam, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. in Materials Engineering (1982), Technion.


Administrative Staff

Carol Terrell



Carol Terrell
Administrative Assistant
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