People: Faculty

Faculty

Elias  Balaras
Elias Balaras
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, 1995
Computational mechanics, fluid structure interactions, parallel computing, turbulent and transitional flows, biological fluid dynamics
720F Philips Hall
phone: (202) 994-3326
email: balaras@gwu.edu
website: http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~balaras/
Lorena A. Barba
Lorena A. Barba
Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2004
Computational science, fluid mechanics, biophysics, biological flight, numerical algorithms, fast multipole method, high-performance computing, GPU computing.
Staughton Hall 317
phone: (202) 994-3715
email: labarba@gwu.edu
website: http://lorenabarba.com
Philippe M. Bardet
Philippe M. Bardet
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2006
Experimental fluid dynamics: Swirling flows, free surface turbulence, combustion kinetics. Thermal hydraulics: high-temperature heat transfer for nuclear and solar thermal energy.
734 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-2650
email: bardet@gwu.edu
website: Thermal Hydraulics Lab
Pinhas  Ben-Tzvi
Pinhas Ben-Tzvi
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2008
Advanced mechanics and control of mechatronic and robotic systems, design of intelligent autonomous systems, mobile robotics, smart materials for the development of novel sensors and actuators for biomedical and miniature mechatronic and micro/nanorobotic
731 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-6149
email: bentzvi@gwu.edu
website: Robotics and Mechatronics Lab
Andrew D. Cutler
Andrew D. Cutler
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1984
Mixing and combustion in scramjets; turbulence experiments; laser-based non-intrusive methods; pulsed detonation.
1 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23602
phone: (757) 269-2231
email: adcutler@gwu.edu
David  Dolling
David Dolling
Professor of Aeronautics and Dean of SEAS
Fellow of AIAA and Royal Aeronautical Society (UK)
Ph.D., London University, 1977
hypersonic turbulent fluid dynamics and aerodynamics
105 Tompkins Hall
phone: (202) 994-6080
email: dolling@gwu.edu
Azim  Eskandarian
Azim Eskandarian
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Fellow of ASME
D.Sc., The George Washington University, 1991
Dynamics, controls, intelligent systems and neurodynamics; Intelligent and autonomous vehicles, Vehicle dynamics/controls/collision avoidance/active safety/driver assistance; ITS; Robotics; Impact dynamics, computational mechanics, and crashworthiness.
630 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-0532
email: eska@gwu.edu
website: http://www.cisr.gwu.edu/people/Azim_eskandarian.html
Charles  Garris
Charles Garris
Professor of Engineering, P.E.
Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook, 1971
Thermal System Design and Energy
737 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-3646
email: garris@gwu.edu
website: http://www.cgarris.com
Stephen M. Hsu
Stephen M. Hsu
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., Penn State University, 1976
Nanomaterials, nanometrology, ceramics, tribology, biomaterials, and engine technology.
Suite 323, Room 323C, Research I, Ashburn Campus
phone: (703) 726-8365
email: stevehsu@gwu.edu
website: curriculum vitae (.pdf)
Michael  Keidar
Michael Keidar
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and Director of GWIN
Fellow of American Physical Society (APS)
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 1997
Advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma-based nanotechnology, plasma processing, electrical discharge.
725 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-6929
email: keidar@gwu.edu
website: Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Lab
Saniya  LeBlanc
Saniya LeBlanc
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2012
Energy conversion systems, thermal and electrical transport in advanced materials, scalable nanomanufacturing processes, techno-economic analyses of energy systems
Phillips Hall 721
phone: (202) 994-8436
email: sleblanc@gwu.edu
James D. Lee
James D. Lee
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science; P.E.
Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Engineering Physics.
733 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-5971
email: jdlee@gwu.edu
website: home.gwu.edu/~jdlee/index.html
Taeyoung  Lee
Taeyoung Lee
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008
Nonlinear control, optimization, estimation, geometric mechanics, geometric numerical integration, aerospace systems, robotics

phone: (202) 994-8710
email: tylee@gwu.edu
website: Flight Dynamics and Control Lab
Megan  Leftwich
Megan Leftwich
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010
Experimental fluid dynamics, biological flows: swimming and flying, the aerodynamics of groups, wind farm designs, high-energy fluid instabilities, shock-driven turbulence and mixing

phone: (202) 994-9830
email: mleftwich@gwu.edu
website: Leftwich Lab
Yongsheng  Leng
Yongsheng Leng
Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Tsinghua University, 1999
Molecular modeling of nanometer confined fluids and self assembly at organo-metallic interfaces; nanotribology; mechanical properties of metal nanowires and nanomechanics in atomic force microscope (AFM); contact mechanics.
722 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-5964
email: leng@gwu.edu
website: Computational Materials Science and Molecular Modeling Group
Chunlei  Liang
Chunlei Liang
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., University of London, 2005
Computational fluid dynamics, solar convection, heat transfer, human heart, harnessing wind and tidal energy.
Staughton Hall 314
phone: (202) 994-7073
email: chliang@gwu.edu
website: Computational Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics Laboratory
Michael W. Plesniak
Michael W. Plesniak
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Department Chair, Director of COBRE
Fellow of AIAA, ASME, AAAS, and APS
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990
Turbulence and complex flows, Mixing phenomena, Biological flows: cardiovascular and phonation.
739 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-9803
email: plesniak@gwu.edu
website: Center for Biomimetics and Bioinspired Engineering (COBRE)
Kausik  Sarkar
Kausik Sarkar
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Multiphase flows, Acoustics, Contrast ultrasound imaging, Ultrasound mediated therapy, Blood flow, Bio-fluid mechanics
702 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-2724
email: sarkar@gwu.edu
website: Biofluids, Ultrasonics and Complex Flows
Yin-Lin  Shen
Yin-Lin Shen
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, Metrology, CAD/CAM.
727 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-5995
email: yshen@gwu.edu
Murray R. Snyder
Murray R. Snyder
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science; P.E.
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2007
Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Ship Air Wake and Stores Separation Simulations
106C Tompkins Hall
phone: (202) 994-4706
email: snydermr@gwu.edu
Santiago  Solares
Santiago Solares
Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2006
Scanning probe microscopy, surface functionalization and reconstruction, nanomechanics, multi-scale simulation ranging from quantum to continuum mechanics
2181 Glenn L. Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742
phone: (301) 975-8144
email: ssolares@umd.edu
website: http://www.enme.umd.edu/faculty/solares
Adam  Wickenheiser
Adam Wickenheiser
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008
Mechatronics and embedded systems for UAVs and energy harvesters, smart material transduction, adaptive/reconfigurable aircraft mechanisms and flight control
729 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-8392
email: amwick@gwu.edu
website: Smart Systems Laboratory
Lijie Grace Zhang
Lijie Grace Zhang
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Ph.D., Brown University, 2009
Nanomedicine, biomaterials, bone, cartilage and vascular tissue engineering, drug delivery, stem cell, self-assembly tissue engineered constructs and biomechanics
Phillips 726
phone: (202) 994-2479
email: lgzhang@gwu.edu
website: The Bioengineering Laboratory for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering

Research Faculty

Kartik V. Bulusu
Kartik V. Bulusu
Assistant Research Professor of Engineering
D.Sc., The George Washington Univeristy, 2010
Biofluid dynamics, Cardiovascular flows, Applications of Wavelet Transforms, Supersonic mixing, Pressure exchange phenomena
707 22nd Street, Staughton Hall, Suite 202
phone: (202) 994-5574
email: bulusu@gwu.edu
David  Chichka
David Chichka
Assistant Research Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1994
Aerospace vehicle guidance, control and dynamics. Robust and active control. Orbital mechanics.
726 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-2479
email: chichka@gwu.edu
Ken P. Chong
Ken P. Chong
Research Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Fellow of ASME, AAM, SEM and ASCE
Ph.D., Princeton 1969
Mechanics and Materials; Nanotechnology
318 Staughton Hall
phone: (202) 994-6068
email: kchong@gwu.edu
website: http://www.npo-i2cti.jp/chong.html
Morton  H. Friedman
Morton H. Friedman
Research Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Fellow of AAAS, AHA, AIC, AIMBE (Founding), ASME, BMES (Inaugural)
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1961
Atherosclerosis, biofluid mechanics, biological transport, mathematical modeling.
108 Staughton Hall
phone: (202) 994-8348
email: mhfriedm@gwu.edu
Alex  Shashurin
Alex Shashurin
Research Scientist
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 2008
Advanced propulsion systems, aerodynamics, synthesis and applications of novel nanomaterials, bio-inspired engineering systems and devices
728A Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-6578
email: shashur@gwu.edu
website: Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory
Jonathan  Silver
Jonathan Silver
Research Professor of Engineering
M.D. Harvard Medical School, 1974
Single-molecule biophysics, biosensors, biological nanotechnology
738 Phillips Hall
phone: (202) 994-9830
email: jesilver@gwu.edu

Emeriti

Galip Mehmet Arkilic
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
Ali Bulent Cambel
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
Charles M. Gilmore
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
email: cgilmore@gwu.edu
Douglas L. Jones
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
email: jone@gwu.edu
Roger E. Kaufman
Professor Emeritus of Engineering, P.E.
email: kaufman1@gwu.edu
website: www.seas.gwu.edu/~kaufman1/
Ali Muhlis Kiper
Professor Emeritus of Engineering
Vladislav Klein
Professor Emeritus of Engineering
Bruce Michael Kramer
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
Michael K. Myers
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
email: mkmyers@gwu.edu
John L. Whitesides
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
email: jlw@gwu.edu

Part-Time Faculty

G. Bae
Professorial Lecturer
email: gbae@copper.net
A. Balakrishnan
Professorial Lecturer
email: abalakri@gwu.edu
R. C. Blanchard
Professorial Lecturer
M. A. Busby
Professorial Lecturer
email: mbusby@gwu.edu
R. Cortesi
Lecturer
email: rcortesi@gwu.edu
M. O. Critchfield
Professorial Lecturer
D. S. Dodbele
Professorial Lecturer
email: dodbels@onr.navy.mil
Brenton Duffy
Lecturer
email: bduffy@gwu.edu
website: http://www.student.seas.gwu.edu/~bduffy
G. C. Everstine
Professorial Lecturer
email: geversti - gwu - edu
website: gwu.geverstine.com
J. Flemming
Lecturer
email: jfleming@bannerwitcoff.com
D. Gerk
Lecturer
email: dgerk@bannerwitcoff.com
B. W. Hannah
Adjunct Professor
M. A. Imam
Adjunct Professor
email: imam@anvil.nrl.navy.mil
H. Kim
Professorial Lecturer
M. K. King
Professorial Lecturer
email: Mking9524@verizon.net
P. Matic
Adjunct Professor
E. McCafferty
Professorial Lecturer
D. J. Michel
Professorial Lecturer
J. Milgram
Professorial Lecturer
email: milgram@cgpp.com
A. S. Rao
Professorial Lecturer
email: appajosula.rao@nrc.gov
J. K. Soldner
Professorial Lecturer
email: John.k.soldner@saic.com
B. Whang
Adjunct Professor

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