Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

CSU Faculty Profiles

MCE Faculty

Elie Barbieri

Elie J. Barbari, P/T Instructor
MSEE (1979), Cleveland State University, 
Business statistics, finance, operations analysis.
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Tushar Borkar


Tushar BorkarAssistant Professor
Ph.D. (2013), University of North Texas, Additive Manufacturing, 
Advanced metallic and functionally 
graded composite (hybrid) 
materials for Aerospace
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Somnath Chattopadhyay, PhD


Somnath Chattopadhyay, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University,  P.E.
Manufacturing, Mechanical Design, Materials
Research Interests: Pressure Vessel Design and Analysis,  
Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, Engineering Education
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Brian L. Davis, Associate Dean of Academic 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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Mina Dimov

Mina Dimov, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2000), University of Cincinnati
Biomechanical Engineering/ Bone Health, Osteoporosis,
Human subject testing, Aircraft engine design/
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Asuquo B Ebiana

Asuquo B. EbianaAssociate Professor
Ph.D. (1990), Michigan State University
Thermal Sciences, Fluid Dynamics,
Computational Fluid Dynamics.

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Ryan Ferris PhD


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

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Michael T Gallagher

Michael T. Gallagher, Assistant 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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Bogdan Kozul


Bogdan Kozul, Director of Motion Control Systems
Assistant Professor of Practice
MBA (2011), Case Western University
Business Development, IoT, Manufacturing, Controls,
Motion Control Systems

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Jongho Kwon PE
Kai J. Kwon, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2001), Mechanical Eng., Yonsei University
Post-Doc., University of Toronto
Applied Mechanics, Structural Optimization, 
Failure Analysis, Materials and Manufacturing
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Paul Lin PhD


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

Jon A Negrelli


Jon A. NegrelliInstructor
MFA English (2013), Minnesota State University
Technical Communication, 
Technical Writing and Professional Communication
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Majid Rashidi

Majid RashidiProfessor 
Ph.D. (1987), Case Western Reserve University
Machine Design, Dynamics of Rotating Machinery,
Design Optimization,
Fluid-Solid Interaction Dynamics.

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Hanz Richter

Hanz RichterFull Professor
Ph.D. (2001), Oklahoma State University
Dynamic Systems, Modeling, Simulation, Control Theory,
Applied Nonlinear Control,
Flow Control, Mechatronic Systems. 

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Jerzy T. Sawicki, Ph.D.

Jerzy T. Sawicki, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASME
Vice President for Research
D.E. Bently and A. Muszynska Endowed Chair
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Eric M Schearer

Eric M. Schearer, Assistant Professor 
Ph.D., (2014), Northwestern University
Robotics, Human Motion Control.
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Prabaha Sikder Ph.D.​​​​​

Prabaha Sikder, 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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Maryam Younessi Sinaki

Maryam Younessi Sinaki, 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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Yongxin (Yong) Tao, Ph.D., PE.

Yongxin (Yong) Tao, Ph.D., PE.,
Fellow ASME, Chair 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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Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert

Antonie J. (Ton) van den BogertParker-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., Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2003), M.E., Xi’an Jiaotong University
Fluid Mechanics, Flow Control and Wind Engineering
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Carol Terrell



Carol Terrell, Secretary 
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