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Jordan, Eric
Title: Research Professor (Emeritus Faculty)
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
E-Mail: eric.jordan@uconn.edu

Dr. Jordan joined the Department in 1979. Initially, his research dealt with issues related to gas turbine hot section stress analysis and associated application of fracture mechanics to predict the crack growth lives of engine parts. His work has included both experimental and theoretical studies involving high temperature materials behavior and stress analysis. Some of […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, Current, experimental mechanics, high temperature materials, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, theoretical mechanics

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Zhang, Bi
Title: Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 1988
E-Mail: bi.zhang@uconn.edu

Dr. Zhang joined the Department in 1992. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He was later with the Laboratory for Manufacturing Processes and Materials at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Zhang’s primary accomplishments lie in research on machining of advanced materials and design of critical […]

Keywords: Computational Shape Modeling,Design and Optimization, Current, dynamics of machining, Dynamics, Sensing and Control, maching process simulation, machining damage prediction, mechanics of machining, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, optimization, precision machine design and control

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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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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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Chiu, Wilson K. S.
Title: Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999
E-Mail: wilson.chiu@uconn.edu

Dr. Chiu joined the University of Connecticut in August 1999 where he is now Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. His research, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, batteries, carbon nanomaterials, Current, electrolyzers, energy materials, Energy Systems, fuel cells, gas separation, heat transfer, mass transfer, metal foams, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, photonics, semiconductors, solar cells, waste forms

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Chen, Xu
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2013
E-Mail: xchen@uconn.edu

Dr. Xu Chen joined UConn in 2014. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and his B.S. degree with honors from Tsinghua University in 2008. Dr. Chen’s research interests are theories and applications of dynamic systems, controls, and information fusion, with applications to additive […]

Keywords: advanced manufacturing, control system, control systems, controls, Current, Dynamics, Sensing and Control, mechatronics, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, precision engineering, robotics

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Faghri, Amir
Title: Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Distinguished Dean Emeritus of Engineering
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
E-Mail: amir.faghri@uconn.edu

Keywords: boiling and condensation, Current, Energy Systems, enhanced heat transfer, fluid mechanics, heat pipes and fuel cells, heat transfer, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, phase change and solidification, transport phenomena

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