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AME Director and Professor

Ramkumar Parthasarathy - Professor


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Presidential Professor

FH 211A | (405) 325-1735

Research Interests
Turbulent multiphase flows, spray and gas-jet break-up and hydrodynamic stability.

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AME Faculty

Peter J. Attar - Associate Professor

Peter Attar

FH 219D | (405) 325-1749

Research Interests
Nonlinear Aeroelasticity
Computational Methods in Aeroelasticity
Reduced Order Modeling

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David Baldwin - Associate Professor

David Baldwin

Director of the Dynamic Structures Sensings and Controls Center

EL 108 | (405) 325-1090

Research Interests
Mechanical design, fatigue and fracture mechanics and probabilistic design methods.

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Srikanth Bashetty - Assistant Professor

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EL 143| (405) 325-4306

Research Interests
Dynamics and control systems, Offshore wind technologies, Aircraft design, and Unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Jie Cai - Assistant Professor


EL 126 | (405) 325-5390

Research Interests
Building modeling and controls: HVAC and envelope data-driven modeling, building energy co-simulation, multi-agent control, grid-interactive control, economic model-based control, near-optimal heuristic control...

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Kuang-Hua Chang - Professor

Kuang-Hua Chang

David Ross Boyd Professor & Williams Companies Foundation Presidential Professor

FH 201 | (405) 325-1746

Research Interests
Computational Mechanics, Multi-scale Modeling, 3D Printing

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Chenkai Dai - Associate Professor


EL 114 | (405) 325-3234

Research Interests
Medical device in Hearing and Balancing, Mechanics in aging or disorder ear, Computational modeling of ear, and Testing and 3D printing medical material

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Christopher Dalton - Associate Professor

Christopher Dalton

FH 219A | (405) 325-5513

Research Interests
Active learning, experiential learning, K-12 STEM Outreach, design pedagogy, first-year experiences, engineering education.

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Hanping Ding - Assistant Professor

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FH 219B | (405) 325-4043

Research Interests
Advanced energy materials (hydrogen production, fuel cell, battery), Electrochemical processing, Integrated energy systems, Additive manufacturing, Solid state ionics, Electrochemistry, and Computational modeling.

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Rong Zhu Gan - Professor

Dr. Rong Gan

George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Presidential Research Professor
Charles E. Foster Chair

FH 200 | (405) 325-1099

Research Interests
Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues, implantable devices and middle ear mechanics and transfer functions. 

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Jivtesh Garg - Associate Professor

Jivtesh Garg

FH 217| (405) 325-5232

Research Interests
First-principles prediction of transport properties of materials, Thermoelectrics, Coupled conduction and radiation heat transfer across nanoscale gaps, Thermal properties and rheology of nanofluids

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Iman Ghamarian - Assistant Professor

Jivtesh Garg

FH 218  | (405) 325-1715

Research Interests
Additive manufacturing of metals, machine learning, and electron microscopy 

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Erkan Kayacan - Assistant Professor

Erkan Kayacan

EL 110| (405) 325-6797

Research Interests
Real-time optimization-based control and estimation methods, nonlinear control, and machine learning, with special emphasis on foundational theory and experimental realization on robotic and autonomous systems.

Pejman Kazempoor - Assistant Professor


FH 238 | (405) 325-7885

Research Interests
Sustainable Energy Technologies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Energy Storage, Electrochemical Energy Systems (Fuel Cells and Batteries), and Process Design and Modeling

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Feng C. Lai - Professor


Anadarko Presidential Professor
FH 209A | (405) 325-1748

Research Interests
Heat and mass transfer in porous media, Enhanced heat and mass transfer
microfluidics and electronic cooling.

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Chung-Hao Lee - Associate Professor

Chung-Hao Lee

FH 219C | (405) 325-4842

Research Interests
Cardiovascular multiscale biomechanical modeling, characterization of structural and mechanical properties of soft biological tissues, patient-specific modeling for improved diagnosis and prophylactic disease management, cell mechanics and mechanobiology and advanced finite element and meshfree methods for image-based computational biomechanics

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Yingtao Liu - Associate Professor

Yingtao Liu

William H. Barkow Presidential Professor

FH 218A | (405) 325-3663

Research Interests
Advanced composites and multifunctional materials, intelligent sensors and structures, nondestructive inspection, structural health monitoring and prognostics

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Wilson Merchán-Merchán - Associate Professor


FH 208 | (405) 325-1754

Research Interests
Flame synthesis of transition metal oxide nanostructures for energy storage devices and medical applications, flame synthesis and characterization of CNTs and fullerenes and morphological studies and measurements of soot particulates and other combustion emissions from traditional and biofuels.

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Farrokh Mistree - Professor


L.A. Comp Chair
FH 306 | (405) 306-7309

Research Interests
Strategic systems engineering, integrated design of materials and products and product and process families.

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Hiroshi Ozawa - Assistant Professor


FH 236 | (405) 325-3176

Research Interests
Unsteady High-Speed Aerothermodynamics, Temperature/Pressure Sensitive Paints, Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Transition, Transient High-Speed Wind Tunnel Experiments, Optical Flow Diagnostics for Transient High-Speed Flows, Shock-Shock/Shock-Boundary-Layer Interactions

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Mrinal Saha - Professor


FH 208A | (405) 325-1098

Research Interests
Processing of advanced materials, materials characterization and high strain rate testing.

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Diogo Merguizo Sanchez - Assistant Professor

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FH 209 | (405) 325-1094

Research Interests
Design of trajectories and orbital maneuvers for missions to explore asteroids and non-Earth objects; orbital debris mitigation; CubeSat and SmallSat missions; small body dynamics.

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Hamidreza Shabgard - Associate Professor

Hamidreza Shabgard

FH 206 | (405) 325-5753

Research Interests
Multiphase flow and heat transfer, particulate flow, computational fluid dynamics, thermal energy storage and heat pipes.

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Zahed Siddique - Associate Dean and Professor


Associate Dean for Research and the Dick and Shirley O’Shields Professor in Mechanical Engineering

CEC 107 | (405) 325-4397

Research Interests
Development of tools and framework to enhance engineering design education and Internet based product design to increase collaboration among designers, and to manage product and process information.

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Li Song - Professor

Dr. Li Song

Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor

EL 112 | (405) 325-1714

Research Interests
Building energy system optimization and control, centralized HVAC system fault detection and energy efficiency technology developments.

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Harold L. Stalford - Professor


FH 204 | (405) 325-1742

Research Interests
MEMS, BioMEMS, microfluidic, micro-robotics and acoustic sensors.

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Wei Sun - Assistant Professor

Prakash Vedula

FH 237 | (405) 325-3713

Research Interests
Control systems, differential games, multiplayer pursuit-evasion games, reinforcement learning, trajectory optimization, and stochastic dynamical systems.

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Prakash Vedula - Professor

Prakash Vedula

FH 234 | (405) 325-4361

Research Interests
Turbulence, multi-phase flows, computational fluid dynamics and stochastic modeling and optimization.

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Bin Xu - Assistant Professor

Prakash Vedula

FH 207 | (405) 325-1728

Research Interests
Dynamics and Control, Propulsion and Energy System, Propulsion Electrification, Reinforcement Learning, Data-Driven Modeling and Control, Data Analytics and Visualization

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Dong Zhang - Assistant Professor

Dong Zhang

FH 235 | (405) 325-5343

Research Interests
Energy storage systems, dynamic systems and control, electrified transportation, data-driven decision making.

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Adjunct Faculty

Tom Boone


Research Interests
Space economics, aerospace sustainment.

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AME Emeritus Faculty

M. Cengiz Altan

M. Cengiz Altan

Perkinson Chair & President’s Associates Presidential Professor
FH 205 | (405) 325-1737

Research Interests
Nanomaterials and Fabrication of Polymeric Nanocomposites, Rheological Modeling of Simulation of Composites Manufacturing, Processing and Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composites, and Autoclave Curing, Resin Transfer Molding, Resin Infusion Processes, Bladder Molding

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Subramanyam R. Gollahalli


Lesch Centennial Chair

EL 132 

Research Interests
Fundamental as well as applied topics in the energy and combustion fields, combustion of liquid drops and sprays and flame characteristics of pulverized coal and synthetic fuels.

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Kurt Gramoll


Robert Hughes Centennial Professor of Engineering


Research Interests
Educational technologies, aerospace structures and composite materials

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David Miller


Wilkonson Chair of Intelligent Systems


Research Interests
Robotics technology and robotics as a mechanism for technology education.

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Alfred Striz

Alfred Striz

EL 109 | (405) 250-1873

Research Interests
Aeroelasticity, numerical structural analysis and design and optimization.

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Previous Emeritus Faculty

  • Mr. Karl H. Bergey served from 1970-1992
  • Dr. Charles Bert served from 1963-2004
  • Dr. Floyd O. Calvert served from 1956-1986
  • Dr. Davis Egle served from 1965-1999
  • Dr. George Emanuel served from 1980-1999
  • Dr. John E. Francis served from 1969-1991
  • Dr. Tom J. Love, Jr. served from 1956-1988
  • Dr. D. Barton Turkington served from 1947-1987
  • Dr. William R. Upthegrove served AME from 1956-1993

AME Instructors & Lecturers

Janet Allen

CEC 116-G

Research Interests

Simulation-based design of engineering systems, managing uncertainty in design, sustainability --especially in energy production, design pedagogy


Tommy Lear

Diana Bairaktarova

E-mail Mr. Lear

Research Interests

Aircraft sustainment engineering, project management, facilities engineering

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