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Faculty

Professor

Chris B. Rogers, Ph.D., Stanford University
Department Chair
Robotics, musical instrument design, engineering education
Mark Kachanov, Ph.D., Brown University
Fracture mechanics, micromechanics of materials
William Messner, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
John R. Beaver Professor
Automatic control systems with an emphasis on applications to data storage systems, robotics, microfluidics, and biological systems and instrumentation
Jianmin Qu, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Dean, School of Engineering
Karol Family Professor
Micromechanics of composites, interfacial fracture and adhesion, fatigue and creep damage in solder alloys, thermomechanical reliability of microelectronic packaging, defects and transport in solids with applications to solid oxide fuel cells and batteries, and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of advanced engineering materials
Anil Saigal, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Materials engineering, manufacturing processes, quality control
Igor Sokolov, Ph.D., The Mendeleev Institute of Metrology (the Russian NIST)
Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow
Nanomechanics of cells, molecules, polymers; photonic sensors; soft condensed matter and biomedical research; energy-related materials and sustainability, surface science and engineering

Associate Professor

Behrouz Abedian, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fluid mechanics, electrokinetics, thermal-fluid systems
Luisa Chiesa, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sustainable energy, superconducting materials
Marc Hodes, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Heat transfer, apparent slip, thermal management of electronics, mass transfer in supercritical fluids and thermoelectricity
Douglas M. Matson, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Solidification processes, thermal manufacturing, machine design
Jason Rife, Ph.D., Stanford University
Navigation, robotics, controls
Robert D. White, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Micro- and Nano- electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), sensors, dynamic system modeling, acoustics, and vibrations

Assistant Professor

Erica Cherry Kemmerling, Ph.D., Stanford University
Medical engineering, fluid mechanics
Jeffrey S. Guasto, Ph.D., Brown University, Engineering
Biophysics and soft matter, cell biomechanics and sensing, micro-scale fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, microfluidic devices
Kristen Bethke Wendell, Ph.D., Tufts University
McDonnell Family Professor in Engineering Education
Engineering education, design practices, learning sciences
Iryna V. Zenyuk, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Electrochemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, renewable energy

Professor of the Practice

Daniel Hannon, Ph.D., Brown University
Human factors, airspace systems
James Intriligator, Ph.D., Harvard University
Human factors, design thinking, marketing, perception, entrepreneurial education
Pratap Misra, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
GPS, Emerging Satellite Navigation Systems
Michael Wiklund, M.S., Tufts University
General Manager, UL-Wiklund
Human factors
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Novel polymer electrolytes for batteries, liquid crystal polymers, composite materials

Research Faculty

Gary G. Leisk, Ph.D., Tufts University, Research Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer
Machine design, non-destructive testing

Adjunct Faculty

Vincent Manno, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Provost and Dean of Faculty, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Thermal-fluid phenomena, power generation systems
Holly Taylor, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., Stanford University
Professor and Director of Graduate Program, Psychology Department, Tufts University
Human Factors, spatial cognition and comprehension
Thomas Vandervelde, Adjunct Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University
Physics of nanostructures (semiconductor photonics and electronics) and interfaces, energy materials