Meet Our Faculty

  • Assistant Professor Mehdi Amiri sits for a professional photoshoot

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Mehdi Amiri is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at George Mason University.
  •  A headshot of assistant professor Shaghayegh Bagheri

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Shaghayegh 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).
  • A headshot of assistant professor Ali Beheshti

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Ali Beheshti is currently an assistant professor and director of Tribology and Surface Mechanics Lab at George Mason University.
  • Older white woman in a headshot photo wearing glasses and a light blue shirt

    Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Colleen Berg has been an instructor in Mechanical Engineering since 2006.
  • Juan Cebral

    Professor, Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing
     

  • A headshot of assistant professor Pei Dong

    Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Pei Dong is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • This is a photo of Robert Handler

    Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Robert 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.
  • This is a headshot of assistant professor Pilgyu Kang

    Assistant Professor and affiliate faculty, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Pilgyu 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 Computing

    Leigh 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.
  • This is a photo of Jeffrey Moran

    Assistant Professor and affiliate faculty, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing

     

    Jeffrey 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.