MEAM Faculty

Our faculty are engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Systems, Mechanics of Materials, Micro- and Nanomechanics and Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion. To learn more about each of our faculty members,click to view their profiles, which can give you information on their specific research areas, center and institute affiliations, and publications.

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Name: JD Albert, Lecturer, MEAM
Office: B12 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-3679
Affiliation:
Academic Support Staff
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Name: Mark Allen, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, ESE, and Scientific Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Research Theme: Nanodevices and Nanosystems
Office: 222 Singh Center
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Paulo Arratia Name: Paulo E. Arratia, Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Biomechanics | Fluid Mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion
Office: 271 Towne Building | Phone: 215-746-2174
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Portonovo Ayyaswamy

Name: Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering, MEAM
Research Areas: Biomechanics | Computational Mechanics | Fluid Mechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion
Office: 231 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-8362
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Jeffrey Babin Name: Jeffrey Babin, Associate Professor of Practice, MEAM, and Associate Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program
Areas of Interest: Engineering Entrepreneurship
Office: 308 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-0731
Affiliation:
Associated Faculty
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Name: Igor Bargatin, Class of 1965 Term Assistant Professor, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Micro- and Nanomechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion | Mechanics of Materials

Office:  277 Towne Building | Phone: 215-746-4887
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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John Bassani Name: John L. Bassani, Richard H. and S.L. Gabel Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Biomechanics | Computational Mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office: 251 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-5632
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Haim Bau Name: Haim H. Bau, Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Fluid Mechanics | Micro- and Nanomechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion
Office: 233 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-8363
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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Peter Bressle Name: Peter Bressler, Adjunct Associate Professor of Integrated Product Design, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Product Design
Office: B12 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-3108|
Affiliation:
Associated Faculty
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Michael Carchidi Name: Michael Carchidi, Senior Lecturer, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Engineering mathematics | Systems modeling
Office: 208 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-8342
Affiliation: Academic Support Staff
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Robert Carpick Name: Robert Carpick, John Henry Towne Professor and Chair, MEAM
Research Areas: Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office 237 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-4608
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Tom Cassel Name: Thomas Cassel, Professor of Practice, MEAM, and Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program
Areas of Interest: Engineering Entrepreneurship
Office: 306 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-9016
Affiliation:
Associated Faculty
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Name: David Crosbie, Lecturer, MEAM

Affiliation: Academic Support Staff
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Name: Philip Dames, Adjunct Assistant Professor, MEAM

Affiliation: Associated Faculty
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Name: Stuart Diamond, Lecturer, MEAM

Affiliation: Academic Support Staff
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Dennis Discher

Name: Dennis Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor, CBE
Research Areas: Biomechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office: 129 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-4809

Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Daniel Gianola Name: Yale Goldman, Professor of Physiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Research Areas: Relating the structural changes to enzymatic reactions and mechanical steps of the energy transduction mechanism by mapping the real-time domain motions of the motor proteins and ribosomal elongation factors
Office: 415 Curie Blvd, 615 B Clinical Research Bldg
Phone: 215 898-4017
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Daniel Gianola Name: Daniel Gianola, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, MSE
Research Areas: Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion
Office: 205 LRSM | Phone: 215-898-7974
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Howard Hu Name: M. Ani Hsieh, Research Associate Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Robotics, Mechanical Systems, Dynamical Systems
Office: 248 Towne Building | Phone: 215-746--6449
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Howard Hu Name: Howard Hu, Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Fluid Mechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion
Office: 241 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-8504
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Photo Needed Name: Andrew Jackson, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Professor of Practice, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Tribology | Energy
Office: 222 Towne Building | Phone: 215-746-4013
Affiliation: Associated Faculty
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Name: Vinutha Kallem, Adjunct Assisstant Professor, MEAM
Affiliation: Associated Faculty
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Name: Daniel Koditschek, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, ESE
Research Theme: Information and Decision Systems
Office: 358 Levine | Office Hours: Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM; Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM. If unable to make this time, email to make an appointment and CC diedrak@seas.upenn.edu.
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Bruce Kothmann Name: Bruce Kothmann, Senior Lecturer, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Aerospace Engineering
Office: 220 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-4817
Affiliation: Academic Support Staff
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Katherine Kuchenbecker

Name: Katherine Kuchenbecker, Associate Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Mechanical Systems
Office: 224 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-2786
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Vijay Kumar Name: Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean and Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Mechanical Systems
Office: 107 Towne Building| Phone: 215-898-7244
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Name: Linda Kurth, Lecturer, MEAM
Affiliation: Academic Support Staff
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Noam Lior

Name: Noam Lior, Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion | Fluid Mechanics | Water Desalination | Sustainability
Office: 212 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-4803
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Name: Changchun Liu, Research Associate Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Microfluidic devices | BioMEMS and biosensors | Point-of-care diagnostics
Office: 210 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-1380
Affiliation: Research Faculty
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Jennifer Lukes Name: Jennifer Lukes, Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Fluid Mechancis | Micro- and Nanomechanics | Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion
Office: 247 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-3254
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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George Pappas Name: George Pappas, Joseph Moore Professor and Chair, ESE
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Mechanical Systems
Office: 460 Levine Hall| Phone: 215-898-9780
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Paris Perdikaris

Name: George Ilhwan Park, Visiting Scholar (Assistant Professor beginning January 2018), MEAM
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
Research Areas: Fluid Mechanics, Computational Mechanics
Office: TBA
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Paris Perdikaris

Name: Paris Perdikaris, Visiting Scholar (Assistant Professor beginning January 2018), MEAM
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
Research Areas: Computational Science and Engineering, Machine learning and Data-driven Modeling, Design under Uncertainty, High-performance Computing
Office: TBA
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George Pappas

Name: James Pikul, Assistant Professor, MEAM
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
Research Areas: Energy storage and conversion, Multiscale transport, Nanomanufacturing, Multifunctional materials
Office: 272 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-2786
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Pedro Ponte Castaneda Name: Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow and Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office: 235 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-5046
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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Prashant Purohit Name: Michael Posa, Assistant Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Robotics, Control Systems, Mechanical Systems
Office: 254 Towne Building
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty | Phone: 215-746-6912
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Prashant Purohit Name: Prashant Purohit, Associate Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Biomechanics | Computational Mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office: 239 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-3870
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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Name: Jordan Raney, Assistant Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Micro- and Nano-mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Mechanical Systems
Office: 274 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-9928
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Name: Celia Reina, William K. Gemmill Term Assistant Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office: 275 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-9258
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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Name: Sarah Rottenberg, Executive Director of Integrated Product Design (SEAS and Design), and Adjunct Assistant Professor (Department of Architecture, School of Design)

Areas of Interest: Product Design
Office: 218 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-6543
Affiliation:
Academic Support Staff
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Name: Jenna Shanis, Lecturer, MEAM
Office: 144 Towne Building | Phone:215-746-0466
Affiliation: Academic Support Staff
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Name: Vivek Shenoy, Professor, MSE
Reearch Areas: Computational Materials Science; Mechanical Behavior; Nanostructured Materials; Biomaterials; Physics of Materials; Surface and Interfaces
Office: 309 LRSM | Phone: 215-898-1558
Affiliation:
MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Name: Krishna P. Singh, Senior Fellow, MEAM
Affiliation:
MEAM Associated Faculty
Talid Sinno Name: Talid Sinno, Professor, CBE
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics
Office: 354 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-2511
Affiliation:
MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Name: Alan Soler, Professor Emeritus, MEAM
Research Areas: Structural Mechanics | Seismic Analysis | Nuclear Power | Heat Transfer
Affiliation: Emeritus Faculty; Executive Vice President, Director, and Co-Founder, Holtec International, Inc.
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Name: David J. Srolovitz, Joseph Bordogna Professor, MSE/MEAM
Research Areas: Computational and Theoretical Materials Science | Defects, Growth, Evolution and Deformation of materials
Office: 326 LRSM | Phone: 215-898-6924
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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Kathleen Stebe, Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor, CBE, and Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation, SEAS
Research Areas: Nanostructured Materials | Surface and Colloidal Science
Office: 108B Towne Building
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Name: Paul Stegall, Lecturer, MEAM
Research Areas: Rehabilitation Robotics
Affiliation:
Academic Support Staff
Office: 252 Towne Building: Phone: 215-746-6665
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Name: Cynthia Sung, Gabel Family Term Assistant Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Design | Robotics | Mechanical Systems
Office:
273 Towne Building | Phone: 215-746-6057
Affiliation:
Primary Faculty
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Kevin Turner Name: Kevin Turner, Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nano-mechanics
Office: 245 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-7485
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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Karl Ulrich Name: Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Innovation, CIBC Professor and Professor of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School
Research Areas: Mechanical Systems
Office: 547 Huntsman Hall | Phone: 215-898-6727
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Vaclav Vitek Name: Vaclav Vitek, Harold Pender Professor, MSE
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Mechanics of Materials | Micro- and Nanomechanics
Office: 218 LRSM| Phone: 215-898-7883
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Name: Graham Wabiszewski, Senior Lecturer, MEAM
Research Expertise: Nanotribology | Atomic Force Microscopy | Design | Scientific Computing
Office: 224 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-9347
Affiliation:
Academic Support Staff
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Mark Yim Name: Mark Yim, Professor, MEAM and Director of Integrated Product Design
Research Areas: Mechanical Systems
Office: 229A Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-5269
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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