Interdisciplinary Faculty

Realizing the Digital Enterprise

Interdisciplinary Faculty

As applied problem solvers, we work toward a common goal: leveraging the digital enterprise to make the world better, faster and sustainable. We collaborate on common goals, leveraging our strengths and developing joint solutions to difficult problems. Our multidisciplinary faculty understand the computational, manufacturing and human factors needed to define a problem, develop a project scope and work to find a workable solution.

Each faculty member on our research team brings unique industry experience and far-reaching academic collaborations from a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Advanced materials
  • Data visualization & analytics
  • Design
  • Health applications
  • Manufacturing & processes
  • Robotics & mechatronics
  • Sensors
  • Systems & networks
  • Computation
Ostanek

Jason Ostanek

Assistant Professor, SOET
Co-Lead

 

Li-ion Battery Safety, Heat Transfer, Fluids Mechanics

Min

Byung-Cheol Min

Associate Professor, CIT
Co-Lead

 

Multi-robot systems, sensor networks, human-robot interaction, field robotics, assistive robotics

Ragu

Ragu Athinarayanan

Professor,  SOET

 

Modeling and control of under-actuated robotic manipulators, signal processing, and machine vision.

Bosman

Lisa Bosman

Assistant Professor, TLI

 

STEM Education -> entrepreneurial mindset, competency-based learning, self-regulated learning, transdisciplinary education, Solar Energy System Predictive Maintenance (Customer Discovery + Prototyping + Commercialization)

Breidi

Farid Breidi

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Digital Fluid Power Systems, Mechanical Design, Modeling and Simulation, and STEM Education

Byrd

Vetria Byrd

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Data visualization

Chang

Soowon Chang

Assistant Professor, CM

 

Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Human-Urban-Building Interaction

Chen

Victor Chen

Associate Professor, CGT

 

Information visualization, visual analytics, and Human Computer Interaction.

Chen

Yunfeng Chen

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

Human factors, robotics in construction

El-Shahat

 

Adel El-Shahat

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

modeling, design, analysis, and control of energy systems such as smart nano & micro-grids, electric vehicles, distributed generation systems, electric machines & drives, renewable energy systems, and energy storage systems

Faezipour

 

Miad Faezipour

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Digital/biomedical embedded hardware/software co-designs, Healthcare technology with embedded intelligence, AI-based bio-data augmentation

Gan

 

Dongming Gan

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Compliant Robotics Design and Modeling, Human-Robot Interaction

Yi

Yi Gao

Associate Professor, SATT

 

Customer behaviors, safety culture analysis, and pilot selection and education.

Garcia Bravo

Jose Garcia Bravo

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Embedded sensing, flexible structures through additive manufacturing, fluid power systems

Yi Gao

Nandhini Giri

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Human-centered experience design, design expertise development, computer graphics entertainment research

Gray

Colin Gray

Assistant Professor, CGT
Senior Fellow, Realizing the Digital Enterprise

 

Critical Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, UX Design, Design Pedagogy, and Technology Ethics

Hacker

Thomas Hacker

Professor and Interim Head of CIT

 

High Performance Computing, Grid Computing, Operating Systems

Hartman

Nate Hartman

Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Head of CGT

 

Methodology and process to create model-based definitions and their uses in product lifecycle

Hupy

Joseph Hupy

Associate Professor, SATT

 

Geospatial data collection and analysis, unmanned aerial systems

Huston

Davin Huston

Assistant Professor of Practice, SOET

 

Acoustics, audio/video, additive manufacturing, adaptive furniture design

Kang

 

Kyubyung "Kyu" Kang

Assistant Professor, SCMT

 

Digital Twin of Built Environment, 3D Reconstruction using Computer Vision, Scan-to-BIM

Kilaz

Gozdem Kilaz

Associate Professor, SOET/SATT
Champion, Realizing the Digital Enterprise

 

Liquid transportation fuel development, testing, and approval of biofuels

Garam Kim

 

Garam Kim

Assistant Professor, SATT

 

Composite structure manufacturing

Leach

Sarah Leach

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Systems monitoring and control, computational modeling, and effective learning strategies for education

Lee

Sunghwan Lee

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Multi-functional thin film processing and (opto-)electronic applications

Salas

Daniel Leon Salas

Associate Professor, SOET

 

CMOS image sensors, solar energy harvesting, optical communications and optical devices.

mcnally

Helen McNally

Associate Professor, SOET

 

Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques in fluids for biological and medical applications

John Mott

John Mott

Professor, SATT

 

Acquisition, modeling, and analysis of distributed transportation data

Mousas

Christos Mousas

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Computer animation, computer graphics, virtual reality

Robert Nawrocki

Robert Nawrocki

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Organic and physically flexible electronics, Bioelectronics, Neuromorphic and memristive systems

Newell

Brittany Newell

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Adaptive structures, energy transduction, manufacturing techniques for material sensors and actuators.

Panigrahi

Suranjan Panigrahi

Professor, SOET

 

Smart sensing systems for automation, quality control, detection and diagnosis; intelligent decision support systems 

Ropp

Tim Ropp

Clinical Associate Professor, ATT

 

Technology innovations for advanced aerospace manufacturing and lifecycle management, safety risk

Salama

Abdul Salam

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Underground sensing and antennas, wireless communications, Internet-of-Things

Sun

Wenhai Sun

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Security and privacy issues in networked information systems, cyber-physical systems, distributed ledger technology

Tanoos

James Tanoos

Associate Professor of Practice, SOET

 

Supply chain management, international logistics, rust-belt manufacturing, sustainable energy, student travel pedagogy methods

Toombs

 

Austin Toombs

Assistant Professor, CGT

 

Community formation and maintenance, Sociotechnical systems, Interpersonal and informal care

Vhaduri

Sudip Vhaduri

Assistant Professor, CIT

 

Smart Sensing, Mobile & Wearable Computing, Machine Learning & AI, IoT, Smart Health & Well-being, CPS, Audio Analytics

Voyles

Richard Voyles

Daniel C. Lewis Professor, SOET

 

Robotics and AI for manufacturing, agriculture, inspection and emergency response

Wang

Xiaoming Wang

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Materials characterization, processing, and chemistry, advanced manufacturing

Yang

Baijian Yang

Associate Professor, CIT

 

Applied Machine Learning, Big Data, Cybersecurity

Willow Yang

Willow (Liu) Yang

Assistant Professor, SOET

 

Supply chain and operations optimization: distribution network design, purchasing optimization 

Zhang

Jiansong Zhang

Assistant Professor, CMT

 

Automation, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and robotics for construction, artificial intelligence and virtual reality