Faculty Directory

A downloadable copy of MAE faculty office hours and faculty contact information

 

Balaras

Elias Balaras
Professor
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), 1995
Research: Computational mechanics, fluid structure interactions, parallel computing, turbulent and transitional flows, biological fluid dynamics

3870 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Monday: 1:30-3:30 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-3326
[email protected]
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~balaras
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Barba

Lorena A. Barba
Associate Professor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2004
Research: Computational science, fluid mechanics, biophysics, biological flight, numerical algorithms, fast multipole method, high-performance computing, GPU computing.

3620 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-3715
[email protected]
Website: lorenabarba.com 
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Bardet

Philippe M. Bardet
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2006
Research: Experimental fluid dynamics: Swirling flows, free surface turbulence, combustion kinetics. Thermal hydraulics: high-temperature heat transfer for nuclear and solar thermal energy.

3580 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: On Sabbatical
Phone: 202-994-2650
[email protected]
Website:  blogs.gwu.edu/tflab/
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Cutler

Andrew D. Cutler
Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1984
Research: Mixing and combustion in scramjets; turbulence experiments; laser-based non-intrusive methods; pulsed detonation.

3655 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Monday: 5:00-6:30 pm
Phone: 757-269-2231
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David S. Dolling
Professor
Fellow of AIAA and Royal Aeronautical Society (UK)
Ph.D., London University, 1977
Research: Hypersonic turbulent fluid dynamics and aerodynamics


3600 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
[email protected]
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Garris

Charles Garris
Professor, P.E.
Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook, 1971
Research:Thermal System Design and Energy

5570 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-3646
[email protected]
Website:  cgarris.com
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Hsu

Stephen M. Hsu
Professor
Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., Penn State University, 1976
Research: Nanomaterials, nanometrology, ceramics, tribology, biomaterials, and engine technology.

3665 Science & Engineering Hall (Foggy Bottom)
323C Exploration Hall (VA Campus)
Office Hours: Monday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm (VA Campus)
Phone: 202-994-6069
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Keidar

Michael Keidar
A. James Clark Professor of Engineering
Director of GWIN; Fellow of American Physical Society (APS)
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 1997
Research: Advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma-based nanotechnology, plasma processing, electrical discharge.

3550 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Thursday: 10:30 am-12:30 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-6929
[email protected]
Website: mpnl.seas.gwu.edu
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Leblanc

Saniya LeBlanc
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2012
Research: Energy conversion systems, thermal and electrical transport in advanced materials, scalable nanomanufacturing processes, techno-economic analyses of energy systems

3570 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Monday: 4:00-6:00 pm
Phone: 202-994-8436
[email protected]
Website: leblanclab.com
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Lee

James D. Lee
Professor, P.E.
Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
Research: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Engineering Physics.

4630 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00-3:00 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-5971
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Taeyoung Lee
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008
Research: Nonlinear control, optimization, estimation, geometric mechanics, geometric numerical integration, aerospace systems, robotics

3610 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Monday: 1:30-3:30 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-8710
[email protected]
Website:  seas.gwu.edu/~tylee
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Megan Leftwich

Megan Leftwich
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010
Research: Experimental fluid dynamics, biological flows: swimming and flying, the aerodynamics of groups, wind farm designs, high-energy fluid instabilities, shock-driven turbulence and mixing

3880 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-9830
[email protected]
Website: leftwichlab.seas.gwu.edu
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leng

Yongsheng Leng
Professor
Ph.D., Tsinghua University, 1999
Research: 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.

4660 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: On Sabbatical
Phone: 202-994-5964
[email protected]
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~leng
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Liang

Chunlei Liang
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of London, 2005
Research: Computational fluid dynamics, solar convection, heat transfer, human heart, harnessing wind and tidal energy.

4620 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00-4:00 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-7073
[email protected]
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~chliang  
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plesniak

Michael W. Plesniak
Professor, Department Chair, Director of COBRE
Fellow of AIAA, ASME, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Physical Society (APS), and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE ), Fellow of Washington Academy of Sciences
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1990
Research: Turbulence and complex flows, Mixing phenomena, Biological flows: cardiovascular and phonation.

3000B Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-9800
[email protected]
Website: cbbe.seas.gwu.edu
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sarkar

Kausik Sarkar
Professor
Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), American Physical Society (APS), and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE ), Fellow of ASME
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Research: Multiphase flows, Acoustics, Contrast ultrasound imaging, Ultrasound mediated therapy, Blood flow, Bio-fluid mechanics

4550 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday: 1:30-3:30 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-2724
[email protected]
Website: sarkarkausik.com
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Shen

Yin-Lin Shen
Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
Research: Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, Metrology, CAD/CAM.

3630 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 2:15-3:30 pm
Phone: 202-994-5995
[email protected]
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~yshen
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Snyder

Murray R. Snyder
Professor, P.E.
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2007
Research: Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Ship Air Wake and Stores Separation Simulations

2870 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 11:30 am-12:15 pm; 2:30-4:30 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-4706
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Solares

Santiago Solares
Professor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2006
Research: Scanning probe microscopy, surface functionalization and reconstruction, nanomechanics, multi-scale simulation ranging from quantum to continuum mechanics

3560 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Monday: 11:00 am-12:15 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-0372 
[email protected]
Website:  solaresspmlab.com
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Grace Zhang

Lijie Grace Zhang
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Brown University, 2009
Research: Nanomedicine, biomaterials, bone, cartilage and vascular tissue engineering, drug delivery, stem cell, self-assembly tissue engineered constructs and biomechanics

3590 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Friday: 1:00-3:00 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-2479
[email protected]
Website: blogs.gwu.edu/lgzhang
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Research Faculty


BulusuKartik V. Bulusu
Assistant Research Professor
D.Sc., The George Washington University, 2010
Research: Biofluid dynamics, Cardiovascular flows, Applications of Wavelet Transforms, Supersonic mixing, Pressure exchange phenomena

105-K Tompkins Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-3379
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Chong

Ken P. Chong
Research Professor
Fellow of ASME, American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); P.E)
Ph.D., Princeton 1969
Research: Mechanics and Materials; Nanotechnology

105 Tompkins Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-6068
[email protected]
Website:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_P._Chong
 


Mort

Morton H. Friedman
Research Professor
Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Heart Association (AHA), American Institute of Chemists (AIC), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE - Founding), ASME, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES - Inaugural)
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1961
Research: Atherosclerosis, biofluid mechanics, biological transport, mathematical modeling.

106 Tompkins Hall
Phone: 202-994-8348
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Imam

M. Ashraf Imam
Research Professor
Fellow ASM
D.Sc., The George Washington University, 1978
Research: Structure-Property Relationship of Materials with Emphasis on Light Metals such as Ti, Al, Mg

105B Tompkins Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-0986
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Adam

Adam Wickenheiser
Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008
Research: Mechatronics and embedded systems for UAVs and energy harvesters, smart material transduction, adaptive/reconfigurable aircraft mechanisms and flight control

3640 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 202-994-8392
[email protected]
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~amwick  
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Emeriti

Douglas L. Jones
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
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Roger E. Kaufman
Professor Emeritus of Engineering, P.E.
[email protected]
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

John L. Whitesides
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
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Part-time Faculty

Michelle Bailey
Professorial Lecturer
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R. Cortesi
Lecturer
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D. S. Dodbele
Professorial Lecturer
[email protected]

J. Flemming
Lecturer
[email protected]

D. Gerk
Lecturer
[email protected]

M. A. Imam
Adjunct Professor
[email protected]

Olivier Mesnard
Lecturer
[email protected]

J. Milgram
Professorial Lecturer
[email protected]

M. Naderi
Professorial Lecturer

E. Naranji
Professorial Lecturer

Nikhil Nigam
Professorial Lecturer
[email protected]

J. K. Soldner
Professorial Lecturer
[email protected]

Bong-Min Paik
Professorial Lecturer
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