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
Mathematical modeling and simulation of dynamic systems-bond graph approach, vehicle dynamics, global chassis control systems, alternative powertrain, energy optimization, automatic control, and robust control.
2008 Bainer Hall
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
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
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
Computer aided design and manufacturing, geometrical algorithms and representations, numerical methods and scientific computing.
2048 Bainer Hall
Fatigue and fracture: analysis, testing, and design; Residual stress measurement; Structural integrity and damage tolerance (aircraft structure, mechanical systems); Effects of maintenance quality on aircraft structural performance; Lasor shock peening, cold working, and other residual stress treatment for metals; Finite element simulation for strucutural analysis; Experimental mechanics.
2014 Bainer Hall
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
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
3212 Mathematical Sciences Building
Bio-inspired engineering, control and dynamical systems, human-machine systems, robotics, cyber-physical systems, networked systems, complex data analysis, and machine learning
2060 Bainer Hall
Composite laminate manufacturing; composite laminate physical testing; nondestructive testing
2100 Bainer Hall
vlasaponara at ucdavis.edu
Aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, wind turbine aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, rotorcraft aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, and propulsion or turbomachinery fluid dynamics and acoustics
2013 Bainer Hall
Dynamic system modeling, model identification and simulation; Modeling of electrical, thermal, and electrochemical dynamics; System-level estimation and control; Data analysis and processing for estimation; Control-oriented system design and optimization, sensor deployment; Applications in battery, energy systems, electric vehicles, and automotive systems.
2097 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
Multi-body dynamics, control systems, human operator control, vehicle dynamics and handling qualities, and human biomechanics and gait
2095 Bainer Hall
Neural encoding and plasticity, and neuroprosthetics and brain-machine interfaces. Split appointment with the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Thermal and fluid sciences, including microscale flow and heat transfer, passive means to augment heat and mass transfer, and experimental diagnostic techniques in heat transfer and fluid mechanics.
TB207 Room 105
530 752 9086
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 fuel cell.
2096 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
Department Chair and Professor
Warren and Leta Giedt Endowed Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Turbulence flow physics and modeling, experimental techniques, instrumentation, 3D scientific visualization, applied aerodynamics, safety engineering and applied cognitive psychology
2004 Bainer Hall
Finite element methods, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, biomechanics, and vibro-acoustics.
2108 Bainer Hall
Lecturer / Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering
Creative and mechanical design, dynamics, kinematic geometry, applied differential geometry, and manufacturing processes.
2132 Bainer Hall
Manufacturing systems and processes, CNC machine tools, mechanical and mechatronics design and analysis, high perfomance machining, CAD/CAM/CAE, production technologies.
2020B Bainer Hall
Spyros has a 50% appointment as Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) in MAE as well as a 50% LSOE appointment in Chemical Engineering.
Aerodynamics including design and optimization, aircraft design, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, biofluiddynamics, wind energy, aero-hydrodynamics of sailing.
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)
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)
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.
Mechanical design, control systems, electri-hybrid vehicles, internal combustion engine design, dynamics of machines, automated highways and ground transportation systems.
Man-machine systems, automatic and manual control systems, atmospheric flight mechanics, digital control systems.
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.
Mechanical and Electromechanical design, instrumentation and signal processing, experimental mechanics, musculoskeletal system biomechanics, sports biomechanics, mechanics of materials.
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
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
Professor Emeritus Allan McKillop passed away on October 15, 2014. He started his career at UC Davis in the College of Agricultural Engineering in 1951 and was instrumental in the founding of the College of Engineering and the development of the Mechanical Engineering Program in the early 1960’s. He served as Chair of the Department from 1974 to 1978 and again from 1991 to 1995 and became Professor Emeritus in 1996.
Turbulent boundary layer flows, aerodynamics, environmental aerodynamics, experimental fluid mechanics, wind engineering, particle flows.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Naval Postgraduate School
Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics. Aeroelasticity. Flight Mechanics. Propulsion.