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Aldredge, Ralph C. III
Analytical, computational and experimental studies of turbulent flame propagation and combustion instabilities; Development of computational models and algorithms for simulation of reactive-flow dynamics; biological-fluid dynamics, biomedical heat transfer and tissue Mechanics.
2090 Bainer Hall
Baldis, Hector lasa
High Energy Density Science: Material under extreme conditions, Laser Plasma Interactions in ICF Conditions, Physics with 4th Generation Light Sources, Advance Plasma Diagnostics, Optical Instrumentation from IR to hard X-rays (>1kV)
Cheng, Harry H.
Extending C/C++ for ubiquitous computing and scripting, network computing, programming environments and programming languages, engineering software design, Web technology and its applications in design and manufacturing, open-architecture enterprise-level system integration, robotics, mechatronics, real-time sensor fusion, factory automation, Web-based computational kinematics and mechanical design.
2018 Bainer Hall
Bioinstrumentation, microelectromechanical (MEMS) sensors and actuators, bioMEMS, nanotechnology, novel clinical diagnostic devices, chemical and biological sensors, biodefense, mechanical design.
101 TB 207
Davis, Roger L.
Professor / Faculty Adviser for Graduate Students (Continuing)
Computational and theoretical fluid dynamics and transport phenomena:
multiphase flows, inert and reactive; emerging materials processing methodologies; free surface and interfacial flows; microscale transport phenomena and fluidics with bioengineering applications.
2056 Bainer Hall
Network growth and optimization, with applications to Internet, sensor nets and biology; self-organization and thermodynamics; pattern formation and phase transitions in models of granular flows.
2095 Bainer Hall
Dynamics and control of mechanical systems, spacecraft dynamics and control, dynamics of variable mass systems.
2106 Bainer Hall
Energy conversion, transportation technologies, hydrogen generation, solar energy utilization, acoustics, pollution prevention, fluid mechanics, instrumentation
2102 Bainer Hall
Farouki, Rida T.
Computer aided design and manufacturing, geometrical algorithms and representations, numerical methods and scientific computing.
2048 Bainer Hall
Hafez, Mohamed M.
Interplanetary Medium, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects, Diffuse Planet and Satellite Atmospheres, Space Flight Instrument Design and Development.
2132 Bainer Hall
Hess, Ron A.
Man-machine systems, automatic and manual control systems, atmospheric flight mechanics, digital control systems.
Hill, Michael R.
Professor / Vice Chair
Fatigue and fracture: effects of constraint, residual stress, and material processing. Finite element method. Experimental mechanics and residual stress determination. Mechanical design. Structural reliability and probabilistic design. Micromechanical systems.
2014 Bainer Hall
Horsley, David A.
Associate Professor /Faculty Adviser for
Graduate Students (Admissions)
Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS), design and manufacturing of microfabricated sensors
and actuators, mechatronics and control systems
2016 Bainer Hall
Main areas of experimental research include tokamak physics, electromagnetic interaction between plasma waves and plasma particles, plasma diagnostic in fusion devices, tokamak fueling with accelerated compact toroids, non-neutral plasmas. Theoretical interests include computer modeling of magnetized plasmas, non-linear interaction of plasma waves
2097 Bainer Hall
Jensen, Niels Gronbech
Chair, Applied Science Graduate Group
Computational materials and soft condensed matter, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, numerical analysis and methods, macroscopic qauntum phenomena and superconducting device physics
3049 Ghausi Hall
Joshi, Sanjay S.
Control systems, spacecraft systems, autonomous robotics - control, simulation, and design of aerospace systems; spacecraft and robot autonomy; adaptive systems; distributed control and sensing; biorobotics.
2054 Bainer Hall
Kennedy, Ian M.
La Saponara, Valeria
Composite laminate manufacturing; composite laminate physical testing; nondestructive testing
2100 Bainer Hall
Production technology including machine tools with applications in the fabrication of medical devices, automotive and aerospace systems, sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing processes
2052 Bainer Hall
Modera, Mark P.Professor
Energy performance, HVAC, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerosols
3120 Ghausi Hall
Park, Jae Wan
Proton exchange membrane (PEM)
fuel cell and battery: In-situ diagnosis using neutron radiography for PEM
fuel cell and battery, design and optimization, water management for PEM
2009 Bainer Hall
Computational kinematics and dynamics, bio-dynamics of impact trauma, computational geometry in design and manufacturing, design of mechanical and biomechanical devices.
1013 Academic Surge
Robinson, Stephen K.
Turbulence flow physics and modeling, experimental techniques, instrumentation, 3D scientific visualization, applied aerodynamics, safety engineering and applied cognitive psychology
2050 Bainer Hall
Finite element methods, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, biomechanics, and vibro-acoustics.
2108 Bainer Hall
Lecturer / Academic Administrator / Faculty Adviser for
Creative and mechanical design, dynamics, kinematic geometry, applied differential geometry, and manufacturing processes.
2132 Bainer Hall
Shaw, Ben D.
Manufacturing systems and processes, CNC machine tools, mechanical and mechatronics design and analysis, high perfomance machining, CAD/CAM/CAE, production technologies.
2013 Bainer Hall
van Dam, C.P "Case"
Department Chair and
Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Aerodynamics including design and optimization, aircraft design, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, biofluiddynamics, wind energy, aero-hydrodynamics of sailing.
2004 Bainer Hall
Velinsky, Steve A.
Mechanical design and analysis, vehicle design and dynamics, transportation engineering, power transmission, robotics and automation.
1007 Academic Surge Building
Mechatronics, microprocess control of machines, CNC machine tool design and control, 3-D coordinate measurement and probing, CAD/CAM, sculptured surface machining, plastic injection molding, powder sintering, network based manufacturing automation integration.
2020C Bainer Hall
http://ims.engr.ucdavis.edu/ (Mechatronics Lab)
Baughn, James W.
Heat transfer, liquid crystal thermography, experimental methods, energy systems, flight testing.
Mechanical design, engineering mechanics, materials handling (orientation and singulation), rehabilitation engineering, biomedical engineering and packaging.
Fluid dynamics, droplet dynamics, biological fluid dynamics, combustion and flame propagation, internal combustion engines, Chimera Grid methods, and numerical methods.
Frank, Andrew A.
Mechanical design, control systems, electri-hybrid vehicles, internal combustion engine design, dynamics of machines, automated highways and ground transportation systems.
103 TB 207
Henderson, Jerry M.
Design of robust and parameter-insensitive feedback systems, mathematical system theory, system theory applied to socio-environmental systems, bilinear system analysis and analysis of nonlinear control systems.
Hoffman, Myron A.
Fuel-cell engineering and power plant conceptual design studies, advanced energy conversion, gas turbine power plants.
Application of system theory, automatic control and parameter identification to various dynamic systems; mechanics, control, and optimization of human motion including locomotion and sport mechanics, especially ski jumping, bobsledding, javelin throwing, and high jumping.
2008 Bainer Hall
Hull, Maury L.
Mechanical and Electromechanical design, instrumentation and signal processing, experimental mechanics, musculoskeletal system biomechanics, sports biomechanics, mechanics of materials.
2060 Bainer Hall
Karnopp, Dean C.
Mathematical modeling and simulation of dynamic engineering systems using bond graphs, vehicled dynamics, noise and vibration control, automatic control, dynamic optimization of energy systems.
2012 Bainer Hall
Margolis, Donald L.
System Dynamics - modeling, simulation, and control of dynamic systems, power plant dynamics, computer controlled suspensions for ground vehicles, vehicle-guideway interactions, vibration control, control of lateral vehicle dynamics.
2010 Bainer Hall
McKillop, Allan A.
Heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, numerical methods.
Turbulent boundary layer flows, aerodynamics, environmental aerodynamics, experimental fluid mechanics, wind engineering, particle flows.
2052 Bainer Hall