Meet Our Faculty

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Mehdi Darehbidi wears a dark suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Fatigue and Fracture, electrochemistry and corrosion, computational materials, reliability, thermodynamics and heat transfer, failure mechanics.
  • Shaghayegh Bagheri wears a black cardigan and white blouse in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, polymers, composites, advanced structure materials, mechanics & materials, biomechanics
  • Ali Beheshti wears a dark suit, blue tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, tribology, multiscale contact and interfacial mechanics, high temperature materials, thin films/coatings, surface engineering, failure mechanics
  • Colleen Berg wears glasses and a light blue shirt for her faculty profile in the ME department.

    Instructor

    Colleen Berg has been an instructor in Mechanical Engineering since 2006.
  • Juan Cebral wears a navy-blue sweat jacket and green shirt in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering
     

    Research Interests: Stroke, cerebral aneurysms, blood flow, image-based modeling, patient-specific modeling, computational fluid dynamics, hemodynamics, modeling medical devices
  • Pei Dong wears a mustard-yellow shirt, dark suit and glasses in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Materials Science, manufacturing, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, water treatment, biosensor
  • Zelalem Eshete wears a light suit and shirt in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Zelalem Eshete is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Robert Handler wears a dark suit and yellow tie in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

    Research Interests: Theoretical and computational fluid mechanics, turbulence, laser propagation through random media, viscoelastic flows, acoustics, geophysical fluid mechanics, micro-fluidics
  • formal portrait of a suited George Hazelrigg

    Adjunct Professor and Affiliate Faculty
    Mechanical Engineering
    College of Engineering and Computing

    George Hazelrigg ran seven research programs in four different divisions, served as deputy division director and acting division director for the Division of Electrical, Communications, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), and oversaw annual research budgets of up to $210 million.
  • Pilgyu Kang wears a dark-blue suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Assistant Professor, Affiliate faculty in Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Research Interests: Micro/Nano mechanics and photonics, micro/nano manufacturing, atomically-thin 2D materials, laser synthesis & fabrication of micro/nanostructured materials, nano bio sensing, plasmonics, optoelectronics, flexible electronics, corrosion, failure mechanics