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Tarakanova, Anna
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
E-Mail: anna.tarakanova@uconn.edu

Anna Tarakanova joined the University of Connecticut in 2018 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on advancing molecular and multiscale modeling methods to study the structure, function and mechanics of biological and bioinspired materials driving the development of new functional materials for medical and engineering applications. Additionally, she investigates […]

Keywords: Current, Molecular modeling, multiscale modeling, Nano-bio mechanical systems

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Pasaogullari, Ugur
Title: Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2005
E-Mail: ugur.pasaogullari@uconn.edu

Dr. Pasaogullari received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and 2003, respectively. His current research focuses on thermal […]

Keywords: Current, Energy Systems, fuel cells, Multi-physics computational modeling, multi-scale computational modeling, multi-scale modeling, multiscale modeling, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, transport phenomena, water management

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Zhang, Dianyun
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2014
E-Mail: dianyun.zhang@uconn.edu

Dr. Dianyun Zhang will join the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015 Fall. Prior to that, she has been a research associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a dual appointment in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Zhang received her […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, ceramic matrix composites, composite materials, Current, damage mechanics, fracture mechanics, high temperature performance, micro-mechanics, multi-scale modeling, multiscale modeling

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Li, Ying
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2015
E-Mail: ying.3.li@uconn.edu

Dr. Ying Li joined the University of Connecticut in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Northwestern University, focusing on the multiscale modeling of soft matter and related biomedical applications. His current research interests are: multiscale modeling, computational material design, mechanics and physics of […]

Keywords: computational material design, Current, design of mechanical meta-materials, drug delivery, mechanics and physics, multi-scale modeling, multiscale modeling, soft matter, targeted drug delivery

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Cooper, Ryan
Title: Assistant Professor In Residence
Highest Degree: Ph. D., Columbia University (2013)
E-Mail: ryan.c.cooper@uconn.edu

Professor Cooper joined the University of Connecticut in the Fall of 2016 as an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S. from Drexel University (2008) and his Ph.D. from Columbia University (2014). Following his Ph.D. he worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Materials Science and Technology Division at […]

Keywords: Current, materials science, micro-mechanics, multiscale modeling, nanomechanics, solid mechanics

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