The Department’s faculty includes 28 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professors plus several visiting scientists and experts from local industry. Excellence in teaching is a priority for all faculty members, as reflected by honors conferred. Awards include the SAE Ralph Teetor Award, the Rutgers College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award, the Teacher of the Year Award and the Lilly Teaching Fellowship. The Mary W. Raisler Distinguished Teaching Chair is awarded every three years to a faculty member who has a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Similarly, excellence in research is a hallmark of the department. Many faculty members are editors of international journals, such as Acta Mechanica and the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, or serve on various editorial boards. Most are well known around the world for their research contributions and have won numerous awards. These include the Pi Tau Sigma ASME Gold Medal, Andreas Acrivos Outstanding Dissertation Award, NSF CAREER Award, Max Jakob Memorial Award, Freeman Scholar Award, Heat Transfer Memorial Award, AIAA Best Paper Award and William Prager Medal. Many are Fellows of professional societies like ASME, APS, Acoustical Society of America and American Academy of Mechanics.

Faculty

Prosenjit Bagchi, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: CFD, Cellular Mechanics, Micro-Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics, Blood Flow,...
Haim Baruh, Professor

Ph.D., Virgina Polytechic Institute & State University

Research Interests: Structural dynamics and Control Systems
Haym Benaroya, Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Dynamics and vibration, Probabilistic modeling, Reduced-order mathematical...
William J. Bottega, Professor

Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests: Composite Structures, Dynamics and Stability of Solids and Structures,...
K. Cook-Chennault, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests: Hybrid energy systems for energy scavenging, generation and storage
Alberto Cuitino, Professor, Chair of MAE

Ph.D., Brown University

Research Interests: Material modeling and simulations, dislocation mechanics, fracture in metal...
Mitsunori (Mitch) Denda, Professor

Ph.D., Harvard University

Research Interests: Areal micro vehicles, Flight study of flapping insects, Flapping areal micro...
F. Javier Diez-Garias, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests: Experimental Thermal & Fluid Sciences, Fire Safety, Sprays, Microfluidics,...
German Drazer, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Universidad de Cuyo

Research Interests: Transport Phenomena, Fluid Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Stochastic Processes
Thomas N. Farris, Dean, School of Engineering

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Hae Chang Gea, Professor, Graduate Program Director

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests: Design and Structural Optimization, Finite Element Methods
Zhixiong (James) Guo, Professor

Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Research Interests: Laser-matter interactions, Thermal radiation, Micro/nanoscale energy transport
Yogesh Jaluria, Board of Governors

Ph.D., Cornell University

Research Interests: Convection, Computational Heat Transfer, Materials Processing, Thermal Systems...
Doyle D. Knight, Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Shock wave boundary layer interaction, CFD, Flow and flight control of high...
Noshir A. Langrana, Distinguished Professor, BioMed Engineering Chair

Ph.D., Cornell University

Research Interests: Computer Aided Design, Biomechanics
Howon Lee, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: 3D printing, reconfigurable materials, bio-inspired active micro-devices,...
Hao Lin, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Electric-field mediated flow, Transport processes, Instabilities in micro/nano...
Liping Liu, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Research Interests: Mechanics, Mathematics of Materials, Optimal microstructures for multiphase...
Aaron Mazzeo, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Advanced manufacturing, soft materials, flexible electronics, design, and...
Michael R. Muller, Professor

Ph.D., Brown University

Research Interests: Energy System Design, Renewable Energy, and Power Engineering
Andrew Norris, Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research Interests: Models for Metamaterials, Elastic wave scattering, Effective medium theories,...
Assimina A. Pelegri, Professor, Undergraduate Program Director

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Experimental Mechanics, Smart Structures, Fracture Mechanics, Tissue...
Kyung T. (KT) Rhee, Professor

Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Flame Propagation
Jerry Shan, Associate Professor

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Experimental fluid mechanics, microstructured suspensions, fluid thermophysics...
Stephen D. Tse, Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Microgravity combustion, Gas-phase synthesis of Nanomaterials
George Weng, Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests: Micro and nano mechanics, phase transition, ferroelectric crystals and nano-...
Jingang Yi, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Autonomous vehicle and robotic systems, Human/robot interactions, Automation...
Shahab Shojaei Zadeh, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests: Micro-nanofluidics, interfacial phenomena, soft condensed matter
Mona Zebarjadi, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz.

Research Interests: Renewable Energies, Solid State Energy Conversion, Materials Design, NanoScale...
Qingze Zou, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Washington

Research Interests: Precision positioning; inversion-based control theory; scanning probe...

Faculty Emeritus

Ellis H. Dill, Professor (Emeritus)

Ph.D., University of California

Research Interests: Foundations of Field Theories, Mechanics of Solids, Beams, Plates and Shells
C. E. Polymeropoulos, Professor Emeritus

Ph.D.,Cornell University

Research Interests: Heat and mass transfer to industrial processes; experimental methods,...
Norman J. Zabusky, Professor (Emeritus)

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Soliton in the Korteweg–de Vries equation, CFD

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Keivan Esfarjani, Research Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Delaware

Research Interests: Computational Materials Science, Heat Transport, Quantum transport in nanowires
Gulak, Yuri, Research Associate Professor

Yohannes, Berket, Research Associate Professor