Faculty By Keywords

Olgac, Nejat
Title: Professor
E-Mail: nejat.olgac@uconn.edu

Dr. Olgac joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1981. He received his Doctor of Science degree from Columbia University in 1976 and M.Sc. degree at the Technical Univ. of Istanbul, Turkey 1972 (summa-cum-laude), both in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the department, he directed an industrial operation in radio, television, and home […]

Keywords: active vibration suppression, bio-engineering applications, Biomedical Related Applications, control of multi-body systems, Current, design for vibrating structures, dynamic systems, Dynamics, Sensing and Control, micro-controls, robust nonlinear controls, systems and controls, vibrations

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Tasoglu, Savas
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
E-Mail: savas.tasoglu@uconn.edu

Dr. Savas Tasoglu joined the University of Connecticut in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley, with a research focus on transport phenomena and pharmacokinetics of anti-HIV microbicide drug delivery. Dr. Tasoglu held a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT […]

Keywords: Biomedical Related Applications, complex fluid dyanmics, Current, magnetics, microfluidics, regenerative medicine

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Norato, Julian
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
E-Mail: julian.norato@uconn.edu

Dr. Norato joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2014.  He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering with Specialization in Computational Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.  Prior to joining our department, he was responsible for the […]

Keywords: Biomedical Related Applications, computational design, Computational Shape Modeling,Design and Optimization, Current, design optimization, multi-disciplinary optimization, topology optimization

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Nguyen, Thanh Duc
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University
E-Mail: nguyentd@uconn.edu

Thanh Nguyen joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as Assistant Professor at the beginning of 2016. His research is highly interdisciplinary and at the interface of biomedicine, materials and nano/micro technology. He did his postdoc with Professor Robert Langer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His postdoc research was to develop a platform technology which […]

Keywords: biomaterials, Biomedical Related Applications, biomems, bionano interface, cell/neuronal mechanics, Current, drug delivery, microfluidics, nano-micro technology, nanopiezoelectrics

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Lykotrafitis, George
Title: Associate Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2005. Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2001
E-Mail: george.lykotrafitis@uconn.edu

Dr. Lykotrafitis joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Dr. Lykotrafitis received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He subsequently received his second M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech studying dynamic frictional sliding modes along incoherent interfaces. From […]

Keywords: Biomedical Related Applications, cellular mechanics, cellular membrane dynamics, Current, dynamic frictional sliding modes, incoherent interfaces, Micro and Nano-scale Systems

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Kazerounian, Kazem
Title: Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984
E-Mail: kazem.kazerounian@uconn.edu

Dr. Kazerounian joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1984 after receiving his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1980, 1981 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Kazerounians expertise is in analytical and computational kinematics and dynamics applied in diverse application fields, such as protein based nano-scale mechanical […]

Keywords: analytical kinematics, Biomedical Related Applications, computational kinematics, Computational Shape Modeling,Design and Optimization, Current, design, design optimization, gear systems, machine systems, Nano-bio mechanical systems

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Ilies, Horea T.
Title: Professor and Department Head
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000
E-Mail: horea.ilies@uconn.edu

Dr. Ilies joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2004 from Ford Motor Company. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received M.S. degrees in Mechanics and ME from Michigan State University, and Technical University of Cluj, Romania. He has several years of industrial experience with Ford Motor […]

Keywords: Biomedical Related Applications, computational design, Computational Shape Modeling,Design and Optimization, Computer Aided Design(CAD) modling, Computer Aided Engineering(CAE), Computer Aided Mechanics(CAM), Current, design, Geometric Computing, Physical Computing, Synthesis of Mechanical Systems

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Fan, Tai-Hsi
Title: Associate Professor
E-Mail: tai-hsi.fan@uconn.edu

Dr. Fan joined the Mechanical Engineering Department from Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Tamkang University, Taiwan in 1992, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in 1996, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2003. From 1996 to 1999, he was an […]

Keywords: biological transport phenomena, Biomedical Related Applications, Current, Interfacial fluid mechanics, Micro and Nano-scale Systems

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