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 |
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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: Singh Center
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Aravas Name: Nikolaos Aravas, Visiting Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics of Structures
Office: 235 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-4397 |
Affiliation:
MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Paulo Arratia Name: Paulo E. Arratia, Associate 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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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: 237 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: 210 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: 251 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: Al Cho, Lecturer, MEAM
Office: 210 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-6543 |
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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Jonathan Fiene Name: Jonathan Fiene, Lecturer, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Design | Robotics | Mechatronics | Modeling and Dynamic Simulation
Office: 220 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-6581 |
Affiliation:
Academic Support Staff
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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: 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, Professor of Practice, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Tribology | Energy
Office: 222 Towne Building | Phone: 215-746-4013 |
Affiliation: Associated Faculty
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Dan Koditschek Name: Daniel Koditschek, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, ESE
Research Areas: Mechanical Systems
Office: 203 Moore Building | Phone: 215-898-2442 |
Affiliation: MEAM Secondary Faculty
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Bruce Kothmann Name: Bruce Kothmann, Senior Lecturer, MEAM
Areas of Interest: Aerospace Engineering
Office: 320 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, UPS Foundation Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Computational Mechanics | Mechanical Systems
Office: 470 Levine Hall| Phone: 215-898-3630 |
Affiliation: Primary Faculty
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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 Assistant Professor, MEAM
Research Areas: Microfluidic devices | BioMEMS and biosensors | Point-of-care diagnostics
Office: 216 Towne Building | Phone: 215-898-1380 |
Affiliation: Research Faculty
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Jennifer Lukes Name: Jennifer Lukes, Associate 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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Elliot Menschik Name: Elliot Menschik, Adjunct Associate Professor, Engineering Entrepreneurship Program
Office: 322 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-9928 |
Affiliation: Associated 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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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: 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: 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, Lecturer, Architecture; Lecturer and Associate Director of Integrated Product Design

Areas of Interest: Product Design
Office: 218 Towne Building | Phone: 215-573-6543 |
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: 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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Kevin Turner Name: Kevin Turner, Gabel Family Term Associate 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, Lecturer, MEAM
Office: 272 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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