Faculty By Keywords

Rajiv, Naik
Title: Visiting Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D.
E-Mail: rajiv.naik@uconn.edu

Dr. Naik joined the University of Connecticut in 2020. Prior to that, Dr. Naik worked at Pratt & Whitney where he led the characterization and modeling of polymer matrix and ceramic matrix composite materials. He received his B.S. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (1979), M.S. from University of Maine, Orono, Maine […]

Keywords: active faculty, Current

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Kang, SeungYeon
Title: Assistant Professor
E-Mail: seung_yeon.kang@uconn.edu

SeungYeon Kang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2021 as an Assistant Professor. She earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University where she developed novel 2D/3D nanofabrication methods using femtosecond lasers. Prior to joining as a faculty, she was a postdoctoral research associate at […]

Keywords: active faculty, Additive manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, batteries, Current

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Paricio, Jorge
Title: Associate Professor in Residence
E-Mail: jparicio@uconn.edu

Department: Associate Professor-in-Residence, Co-Director Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute; Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. program graduated from and/or previous work experience: Dr. Jorge Paricio is an Associate Professor-in-Residence in Industrial Design. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, followed by a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a PhD from the […]

Keywords: active faculty, Current

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Imani, Farhad
Title: Assistant Professor
E-Mail: farhad.imani@uconn.edu

Dr. Imani joined the University of Connecticut in 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Dual-title Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University in 2020. His research interests focus on data analytics, machine learning, statistical learning, and decision theory for process monitoring and […]

Keywords: active faculty, Current

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Cunha , Frank
Title: Professor in Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., New York University, 1995
E-Mail: francisco.cunha@uconn.edu

Dr. Cunha joined the University of Connecticut as a Professor-in-Residence in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Management for Engineering and Manufacturing (2019). He received his B.S. and M.S. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from New York University (1995). Dr. Cunha worked in industry for four decades designing and developing aircraft […]

Keywords: active faculty, advanced manufacturing, Current, Energy Systems, fatigue mechanics, fluid mechanics, fracture mechanics, gas turbine engines, heat transfer, manufacturing, solid mechanics, transport phenomena, turbo machines

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Sheikhi, Reza
Title: Associate Professor In Residence and Associate Department Head
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2005
E-Mail: reza.sheikhi@uconn.edu

Dr. Reza Sheikhi joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2018. He received his Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, State University of New York at Buffalo and Sharif University of Technology, Iran, respectively. Dr. Sheikhi has several years of industrial experience and has previously been an Assistant Professor of Mechanical […]

Keywords: active faculty, computational fluid mechanics, computational mechanics, Current, Energy Systems, fluid mechanics, Multi-physics computational modeling, transport phenomena, turbulent combustion, turbulent combustion modeling

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Poludnenko, Alexei
Title: Associate Professor
Highest Degree: PhD, University of Rochester, 2004
E-Mail: alexei.poludnenko@uconn.edu

Keywords: active faculty, Current

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Bilal, Osama
Title: Assistant Professor
E-Mail: osama.bilal@uconn.edu

Osama is interested in designing intelligent, autonomous and multifunctional structures and materials through understanding of correlations between geometry, symmetry, periodicity and mechanical properties. His research interests spans dynamics of structures and materials, acoustic metamaterials, soft robotics, additive manufacturing, origami, topology optimization, haptics and fluid-structure interaction. The research combines theory, numerical simulations and experiments spanning micro […]

Keywords: active faculty, Current

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Carbone, Francesco
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D. University of Naples Federico II (Italy), 2008
E-Mail: carbone@uconn.edu

Keywords: active faculty, combustion, Current

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Xu, Hongyi
Title: Assistant Professor
E-Mail: hongyi.3.xu@uconn.edu

Dr. Hongyi Xu joined University of Connecticut in February 2019 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on developing design optimization and uncertainty quantification methods for the analysis and design of heterogeneous microstructural materials. His research interests also include Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and data mining-enhanced multi-disciplinary optimization. Prior […]

Keywords: active faculty, Additive manufacturing, batteries, Current, design, multi-disciplinary optimization, uncertainty quantification

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