- Michael Coleman
Professor Coleman's area of interest is rigid body dynamics, specifically vehicle, robotic, and animal locomotion. Most recently, he has been studying the dynamics and stability of human walking and brachiation (swinging from branch-to-branch) through the analysis of mechanical/mathematical models and the construction of physical models. He is also interested in the mechanics of downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, and various wheeled vehicles. Find out more...
Professor Dubief's areas of expertise are fluid mechanics, turbulence, incompressible and compressible flows, non-Newtonian flows, and numerical simulation. His research focuses on how vortices organize turbulence and how they can be controlled, and is expanding to include other flows where complexity happens at much smaller scales than turbulence. Find out more...
- Mary Dunlop
Professor Dunlop's areas of expertise are control theory, dynamical
systems, synthetic biology, and systems biology. Find out more...
- Doug Fletcher
Professor Fletcher's areas of expertise are laser diagnostics of compressible flows, reacting flows, and plasmas, as well as the aerothermodynamics of planetary entry. At the von Karman Institute (VKI) in Belgium, he led research teams that supported the joint US-Europe Mars Sample Return mission (Mars Premiere), the US-Europe mission to Saturn and its moon Titan (Cassini-Huygens), and the development of hypersonic flight vehicles.
- Darren Hitt
Professor Hitt is director of the Microfluid Mechanics Laboratory which investigates complex fluid-mechanical and transport phenomena on microscopic length scales. Current research projects involve: micro-scale monopropellant propulsion for next-generation "nanosats"; multi-fluid flow configurations and mixing in microchannels; and stability characteristics of weakly rarefied gas flows. Find out more...
- Dryver Huston
Professor Huston is director of the Complex, Adaptive & Precision Systems Engineering Laboratory (CAPSEL). CAPSEL investigates research areas that have yet to evolve into fully matured fields and are all based on complex systems with in-depth factor interactions. Huston's areas of expertise are smart structures, structural health monitoring, whole body vibration, spine mechanics, and precision machines. Find out more...
- Robert Jenkins
Professor Jenkins' areas of expertise include energy conversion, fuels utilization, and carbon materials.
- Jeff Marshall
Professor Marshall is director of the Vortex and Particulate Flow Laboratory which specializes in fluid dynamics research related to vorticity and particulate transport in incompressible fluids. His areas of expertise are vortex-structure interaction, vortex turbulence, two-phase turbulent flows, particle adhesion, biofluid flows, Lagrangian and multiscale computational methods, and thin-film flows. Find out more...
- Fred Sansoz
Professor Sansoz is director of the Sansoz Research Group-Materials Nanomechanics Lab, a research group focused on the mechanics of nanostructured materials at the small, atomic scale. His areas of expertise are: the nanomechanical behavior of interfaces and nanomaterials; the synthesis and properties of metallic thin films and nanowires; and the mechanics and physical information in molecular junctions. Find out more...