MAE Faculty

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HILARY BART-SMITH
Professor
hilary@virginia.edu

Mechanics of ultralight materials, morphing structures, and nano structured polymer composites. Bart-Smith Labs


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SILVIA S. BLEMKER
Courtesy Appointment, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
ssblemker@virginia.edu

Neuromuscular biomechanics, movement disorders, musculoskeletal modeling & simulation, medical imaging,and constitutive modeling. Multiscale Muscle Mechanics Lab


Harsha Chelliah

HARSHA K. CHELLIAH
Professor
hkc3w@virginia.edu

Combustion.  Combustion Energy Lab


Jeffrey Crandall

JEFF R. CRANDALL
Nancy and Neal Wade Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
jrc2h@virginia.edu

Auto safety and biomechanics. Center for Applied Biomechanics


HAIBO DONGHaibo Dong
Associate Professor
haibo.dong@virginia.edu

Current research involves Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cartesian grids methodology, biological fluid dynamics in nature, low speed aerodynamics, reduced order modeling, high-speed photogrammetry and image processing, biomimetics, flapping wing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV), direct injection and simulation of small engines, modeling and design of tDCS electrodes. Flow Simulations Research Group (FSRG)


Keivan EsfarjaniKEIVAN ESFARJANI
Associate Professor
ke4c@virginia.edu

Materials properties modeling and calculations from first-principles, heat and charge transport: thermoelectric and thermionic effects, energy conversion and storage. Keivan Esfarjani’s website


Gavin Garner

GAVIN GARNER
Research Associate Professor
gtg7g@virginia.edu

Mechatronics and Education of Mechatronics


George Gillies

GEORGE T. GILLIES
Research Professor
gtg@virginia.edu

Medical device development, epicardial access systems, medical magnetic guidance, spinal cord stimulators, remote thermometry,
precision measurements, gravitational physics.


Chris Goyne

CHRISTOPHER P. GOYNE
Associate Professor
Director of the UVA Aerospace Research Laboratory
goyne@virginia.edu

Scramjets, hypersonics, laser diagnostics


DAVID GREEN
Associate Professor, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
dlgreen@virginia.edu

Colloids, interfaces, rheology, lubricants, polymers, nanocomposites, soft materials, soft matter


Patrick Hopkins

PATRICK E. HOPKINS
Associate Professor
phopkins@virginia.edu

Nanoscale heat transfer, ultrafast laser-matter interaction, nonequilibrium thermal transport, thermoreflectance, phonon scattering, thermal boundary conductance, electron-phonon scattering, laser thermometry. The Hopkins Research Group


Richard-Kent-tnRICHARD W. KENT
Professor
rwk3c@virginia.edu

Injury biomechanics, mechanics of biological materials and structures, experimental research methods. Center for Applied Biomechanics 


Jason R. Kerrigan

JASON R. KERRIGAN
Assistant Professor
jrk3z@virginia.edu

Injury and orthopedic biomechanics, vehicle crashworthiness, road-user safety, and biological tissue characterization. Center for Applied Biomechanics


Carl Knospe

CARL R. KNOSPE
Associate Professor
crk4y@virginia.edu

Capillary micro mechatronics, electrowetting, MEMS, electromagnetic actuators, mechatronics, control theory and experiments. Capillary Micro Mechatronics Research Group (CMMRG)


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JAMES P. LANDERS
Courtesy Appointment, Chemistry
jpl5e@virginia.edu

Integrating Functionality, Fluidic Control, Genetic Analysis, Protein and Small Molecule Analysis.


Gabriel Laufer

GABRIEL LAUFER
Associate Professor
gl4z@virginia.edu

Gas dynamics, laser diagnostics, supersonic combustion.


Xiaodong (Chris) LiXIAODONG (CHRIS) LI
Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor
xl3p@Virginia.edu

Nanomanufacturing, nanomaterial-enabled energy systems, surface engineering, biological and bioinspired systems and devices, biomaterials, nano/biomechanics, and mechanics and tribology in energy systems.


ERIC LOTH
MAE Department Chair and Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor
el9r@virginia.edu

Supersonic flow multiphase flow nano-texture and nano-additives wind turbines aerodynamics propulsion systems. Fluids Research & Innovation Laboratory (FRIL)


ROBERT LINDBERG JR.Robert Lindberg
Visiting Research Professor
rel5za@virginia.eduSpace flight mechanics and control, space robotics, aerospace mechanisms. 

 


James McDanielJAMES C. MCDANIEL
Professor
jcm@virginia.edu

Hypersonic propulsion, hypersonic aerodynamics, supersonic combustion, supersonic mixing, compressible fluid mechanics, non-intrusive flowfield diagnostics, experimental methods, aircraft design, aircraft stability and control, hybrid electric propulsion.


Pamela Norris

PAMELA M. NORRIS
Executive Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Frederick Tracy Morse Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
pamela@virginia.edu

Nanoscale Thermal Transport, Thermal Management, Applications of Aerogels,  Novel Applications of Heat Pipes. The Norris Research Group


Matthew Panzer

MATTHEW PANZER
Assistant Professor
panzer@virginia.edu

Using computational solid mechanics to model and predict the biomechanics of injury following an impact. Center for Applied Biomechanics


Dan QuinnDANIEL QUINN
Assistant Professor
danquinn@virginia.edu

Bio-inspired vehicles, biomechanics, wake dynamics, energy harvesting, flow sensing


professor-matthew-reidenbachMATTHEW A. REIDENBACH
Courtesy Appointment, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
reidenbach@virginia.edu

Bio-fluids, biomechanics of marine organisms, environmental fluid dynamics, coastal oceanography


LARRY G. RICHARDSLarry Richards
Professor
lgr@virginia.edu

Computer aided design and manufacturing, statistics


SHAWN RUSSELLShawn-Russell
Courtesy Appointment, UVA Orthopedic Surgery

Motion analysis and motor performance research focused on developing a better understanding of human motion and motor control


Rita Jane SchnipkeRITA JANE SCHNIPKE
‎Lecturer
rjs2mf@virginia.edu

Implementation of computational tools in undergraduate education, engineering design for the developing world


Kathryn ThorntonKATHRYN THORNTON
Director of Aerospace Engineering Program and Professor
kt4n@virginia.edu

Retired NASA astronaut


Hayden WadleyHAYDN N. WADLEY
Courtesy Appointment, Materials Science Engineering
haydn@virginia.edu

Design and fabrication of synthetic cellular materials, thermal management and impulse load mitigation; novel fabrication approaches that enable the topology and cell wall materials to be varied to maximize performance


HOUSTON WOOD
Professor
hgw9p@Virginia.EDU

Fluid flows in turbomachinery seals and bearings, gas centrifuges, uranium enrichment cascades, safeguards, non-proliferation. Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratories (ROMAC)


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BAOXING XU
Assistant Professor
bx4c@Virginia.EDU

Mechanics in extreme manufacturing; Mechanics of nano/energy materials; Multifunctional material and flexible device design; Multiscale computation and modeling. Xu Research Group