Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingMehdi Amiri is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at George Mason University.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingShaghayegh Bagheri is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University and an Affiliate Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto, Canada).
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingAli Beheshti is currently an assistant professor and director of Tribology and Surface Mechanics Lab at George Mason University.
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingRobert Handler received a Ph.D. in mechanics from the University of Minnesota (1980). Most recently he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Previous to this he was a Research Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, where he was head of the Fluid Dynamics Section in the Remote Sensing Division.
Assistant Professor and affiliate faculty, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingPilgyu Kang is working on research developing integrated graphene-photonic crystals systems for various flexible/wearable sensor applications including strain sensor, pressure sensor, and biochemical sensor, as well as surface topography engineered graphene-based optoeleronic systems for highly stretchable and flexible sensor devices.
Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and ComputingLeigh McCue is an associate professor at George Mason University in the Mechanical Engineering Department. From 2015-2018 she was the executive director of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Prior to that, from December of 2004 through May of 2015, she was an assistant, then associate professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Her research interests are in nonlinear and chaotic vessel dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
Assistant Professor and affiliate faculty, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, College of Engineering and ComputingJeffrey Moran's research interests lie in understanding and using micro-scale thermal-fluid transport phenomena to enable new solutions to fundamental challenges facing humanity, including sustainable energy, environmental remediation, and cancer treatment. His doctoral work helped explain the physical mechanism for the self-propulsion of "catalytic micromotors," which are micrometer-size metallic rods (50 times smaller than the width of a human hair) that can "swim" and carry cargo through liquids.