Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Staff

Research and Teaching Faculty

Yongxin (Yong) Tao, Ph.D., PE.

Yongxin (Yong) Tao, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASME
Department Chair, 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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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 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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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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Saeed Farahani

 

Saeed Farahani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (2018), Clemson University
Smart and Integrative Manufacturing, Industrial IoT and SCADA Systems, Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Manufacturing and Tooling for Plastic, Composite, and Multi-Material Parts
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Michael T Gallagher



Michael T. Gallagher, M.S.M.E.
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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Navid Goudarzi

Navid Goudarzi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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
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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 Assistant 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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Majid Rashidi



Majid Rashidi, Ph.D.
Professor 
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 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.

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Jerzy T. Sawicki, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASME
Director of the Center for Rotating Machinary Dynamics and Control (RoMaDyC), D.E. Bently and A. Muszynska Endowed Chair, and Professor

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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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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Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert


Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert, Ph.D.
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.
e.barbari@csuohio.edu

Ryan Ferris PhD

 

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

Jon A Negrelli

 


Jon A. Negrelli
P/T Instructor

MFA English (2013), Minnesota State University
Technical Communication, Technical Writing and Professional Communication
j.negrelli@csuohio.edu

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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