Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

Potential Supervisors

Faculty Member
Research Interest
H. Abdolvand Solid mechanics and finite element modeling of materials; Thermo-mechanical characterization of materials; Synchrotron x-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction; Atomistic modeling or dislocation dynamics; Ion irradiation of materials 
S. Asokanthan Dynamics and Control; Inertial Sensing and Applications; Nonlinear and Stochastic Mechanics; Rotating Flexible Multi-body Systems
C. DeGroot Computational Fluid Dynamics; High Performance computing; Algorithms; Porous Media; Water/Wastewater Treatment
L. Ferreira Medical Mechatronics; Implantable Transducer Design; Biomechanics of Major Joints; Computer-aided Systems for Orthopaedic Surgery
J.M. Floryan Fluid Mechanis; Hydrodynamic Stability; Flow Control; Numerical Algorithms; Moving Boundary Problems; Immersed Boundary Conditions Method
T. Jenkyn Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Advanced Medical Imaging; Muskuskeletal Computational Modeling; Injury Cusation Biomechanics; Sport Science
L. Jiang Solid Mechanics; Nanomechanics; Multi-physics Modeling; Soft Matters; Smart Materials; Composites;
E. Johlin Nanophotonics; Optoelectronics; Photovoltaic Materials and Devices; Nanofabrication; Optical Modeling; Algorithmic Optimization; Semiconductor Properties
J. Johnson Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Implant Design Analysis; Joint Motion and Load Transfer
R. Khayat Theoretical Fluid Dynamics; Free Surface and Interfacial Flows; Hydrodynamic Stability; Micro-Convective Heat Transfer; Newtonian and Complex Fluids
R. Klassen Micro-mechanical Properties of Materials; Microstructure/Mechanical Property Relationships
G. Knopf Engineering Design; Geometric Modeling; Laser-Micro-Fabrication; Optical Devices and Systems; Bioelectronic Biosensors
T. Kuboki Polymer Composites; Biocomposites; Nanocomposites; Polymer Blends; Bioplastics; Natural Fiber; Processing of Polymers and Composites; Flastic Foaming; Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Composites
E. Lalone Biomechanical laboratory that integrates biomechnical and imaging innovations to understand joint structure and function at the hand and wrist.  Other projects areas include kinematic analysis/force measurement of finger motion during activities of daily living.  Assistive devices and interventions for primary prevention of MSK disorders and solutions for self-care strategies for patients.
H. Mao Head biomechanics, Traumatic brain injury, Mechanisms of brin dysfunction, Impact biomechanics, Blast biomechanics, Constitutive modeling of soft materials, Solid and structural mechnics, Human safety and protections, Biomedical engineering
M. Naish Mechatronic Systems; Computer-Assisted Surgery and Therapy; Surgical Robotics; Sensing Systems; Surgical Training; Medical Devices; Robotics
A. Price Smart Material Actuators and Sensors; Mechatronic Systems for Industrial Automation and Biomedical Applications; Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Materials; Conductive Electroactive Polymers and Composites; Magnetic and Thermal Shape Memory Materials
K. Siddiqui Experimental Fluid Mechanics; Turbulence; Interfacial Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer; Alternative Energy Systems; Energy Conversion
E. Savory Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Human Health
A. Straatman Computational Fluid Dynamics; Porous Materials; Convective Heat Transfer; Turbulence
X. Sun Nanotechnology; Nanomaterials; Clean Energy Fuel Cells; Lithium Ion Batteries; Energetic Materials
R. Tutunea-Fatan Multi-Axis CNC Machining; Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing; Intelligent Machining Systems; Numerical Methods
R. Willing Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Biomedical Implant Design and Analysis; Computational and Experimental Biomechanics
J. Wood Structure - Property Relationships; Lighweight Structural Materials for Automotive Applications; Magnesium Die-Casting; Composite Materials
J. Yang Nanofabrication; Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); MEMS/NEMS; BioMEMS; Lab-on-achip; Microfluidics; Nanomaterials; Polyerms; Biomedical Devies
C. Zhang Computaional Fluid Dynamics; Gas-Solid Two-Phase Flows; Vapor Liquid Two-Phase Flows; Combustions and Emission Controls


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