Faculty Directory

A downloadable copy of MAE faculty office hours (Spring 2017) 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: Tuesday: 2:00-4:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-3326
balaras@gwu.edu
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
labarba@gwu.edu
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: Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00 - 4:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-2650
bardet@gwu.edu
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: N/A
Phone: 757-269-2231
adcutler@gwu.edu
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David S. Dolling
Dean
Fellow of AIAA and Royal Aeronautical Society (UK)
Ph.D., London University, 1977
Research: Hypersonic turbulent fluid dynamics and aerodynamics

2885A Science & Engineering Hall
Phone: (202) 994-6080
Office Hours: By appointment
dolling@gwu.edu
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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: Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-3:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-3646
garris@gwu.edu
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.

323C Exploration Hall, Ashburn, VA
Office Hours: Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-8365
stevehsu@gwu.edu
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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: Wednesday: 2:30-4:30pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-6929
keidar@gwu.edu
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: Wednesday: 3:00-5:00pm
Phone: 202-994-8436
sleblanc@gwu.edu
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: 2:00-5:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-5971
jdlee@gwu.edu
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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: Tuesday: 1:30-3:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-8710
tylee@gwu.edu
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~tylee
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Megan Leftwich

Megan Leftwich
Assistant 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: Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-9830
mleftwich@gwu.edu
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: Monday: 12:00-2:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-5964
leng@gwu.edu
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: Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-3:00 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-7073
chliang@gwu.edu
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 )
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
plesniak@gwu.edu
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: Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-2:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-2724
sarkar@gwu.edu
Website: sarkarkausik.com
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Shen

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

3630 Science & Engineering Hall
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 2:30-4:00 pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-2:00pm;
Phone: 202-994-5995
yshen@gwu.edu
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: 11:00am-12:00pm; 2:30-4:30pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-4706
snydermr@gwu.edu
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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: Thursday: 3:00-4:00pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-0372 
ssolares@gwu.edu
Website: solaresspmlab.com
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Adam

Adam Wickenheiser
Assistant 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: Tuesdays: 3:00-5:00 pm; By appointment
Phone: 202-994-8392
amwick@gwu.edu
Website: seas.gwu.edu/~amwick  
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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: N/A
Phone: 202-994-2479
lgzhang@gwu.edu
Website: blogs.gwu.edu/lgzhang
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Research Faculty


BulusuKartik V. Bulusu
Assistant Research Professor
D.Sc., The George Washington Univeristy, 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
bulusu@gwu.edu



 


David Chichka

Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1994
Research: Aerospace vehicle guidance, control and dynamics. Robust and active control. Orbital mechanics.
726 Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-2479

 


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
kchong@gwu.edu
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
mhfriedm@gwu.edu
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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
ashrafimam@gwu.edu
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Alex Shashurin

Research Scientist
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 2008
Research: Advanced propulsion systems, aerodynamics, synthesis and applications of novel nanomaterials, bio-inspired engineering systems and devices
Phone: 202-994-6578
shashur@gwu.edu
Website: mpnl.seas.gwu.edu
 


Jonathan Silver

Research Professor
M.D. Harvard Medical School, 1974
Research: Single-molecule biophysics, biosensors, biological nanotechnology
Phone: 202-994-9830
jesilver@gwu.edu
 



Emeriti

Charles M. Gilmore
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
cgilmore@gwu.edu

Douglas L. Jones
Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
jone@gwu.edu

Roger E. Kaufman
Professor Emeritus of Engineering, P.E.
kaufman1@gwu.edu
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
jlw@gwu.edu

 



Part-time Faculty

G. Bae
Professorial Lecturer
gbae@copper.net

R. C. Blanchard
Professorial Lecturer

M. A. Busby
Professorial Lecturer
mbusby@gwu.edu

R. Cortesi
Lecturer
rcortesi@gwu.edu

M. O. Critchfield
Professorial Lecturer

D. S. Dodbele
Professorial Lecturer
dodbels@onr.navy.mil

Brenton Duffy
Lecturer
bduffy@gwu.edu
student.seas.gwu.edu/~bduffy

G. C. Everstine
Professorial Lecturer
geversti@gwu.edu
gwu.geverstine.com

J. Flemming
Lecturer
jfleming@bannerwitcoff.com

D. Gerk
Lecturer
dgerk@bannerwitcoff.com

B. W. Hannah
Adjunct Professor
 

M. A. Imam
Adjunct Professor
imam@anvil.nrl.navy.mil

H. Kim
Professorial Lecturer

E. McCafferty
Professorial Lecturer

D. J. Michel
Professorial Lecturer
 

J. Milgram
Professorial Lecturer
milgram@cgpp.com

M. Naderi
Professorial Lecturer

E. Naranji
Professorial Lecturer

J. K. Soldner
Professorial Lecturer
John.k.soldner@saic.com

B. Whang
Adjunct Professor