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Dr. Sumanta Acharya

Phone: (901) 678-2257
Email: acharya.sumanta@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 312
Title: Ring Companies Endowed Chair and Department Chair
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Dr. Sumanta Acharya

Professional Background:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1982
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1980
  • B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1978

Scholarly Interests:

  • Computational and Experimental Heat Transfer
  • Gas Turbine Heat Transfer
  • Gas Turbine Combustion

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Dr. Srikant Gir

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: sgir@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 318
Title: Co-Director, Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Technologies (BEST)
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S. Gir

Professional Background:

  • B.S.Ch.E., Osmania University, India, 1976,
  • M.S.Ch.E., Oklahoma State University, 1977
  • Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 1992

Scholarly Interests:

  • Biofuels
  • Alternative Energy
  • Heat Transfer

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Dr. John I. Hochstein

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: jhochste@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 312
Title: Professor
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J. Hochstein

Professional Background:

  • B.E., Stevens Institute of Technology, 1973
  • M.S.M.E., The Pennsylvania State University, 1979
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1984

Scholarly Interests:

  • Computational modeling of flows with free surfaces
  • Innovations in Engineering Education
  • Spacecraft cryogenic propellant management
  • Flow in vascular aneurysms

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Dr. William S. Janna

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: wsjanna@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 310D
Title: Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
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W. Janna

Professional Background:

  • BSME., University of Toledo, 1971
  • MSME., University of Toledo, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1976

Scholarly Interests:

  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Flow in Piping Systems
  • Fluid Thermal System

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Dr. Gladius Lewis

Phone: (901) 678-3266
Email: glewis@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 316
Title: Professor
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G. Lewis

Professional Background:

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of London, 1972
  • M.S., Corrosion Science and Engineering, Council for National Academic Awards, England, 1974
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering., University of Nottingham, 1976

Scholarly Interests:

  • Biomechanics (models of human joints w/without implants)
  • Biomaterials (especially acrylic bone cement UHMWPE)
  • Corrosion and oxidation
  • Elevated temperature phenomena (creep, fatigue, c-f interaction)

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Dr. Edward Lin

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: hlin1@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 322C
Title: Professor
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E. Lin

Professional Background:

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University (1974)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati (1980)
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati (1985)

Scholarly Interests:

  • Dynamics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design Optimization
  • Gear Transmission Design and Analysis
  • Mechanical Vibration

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Dr. Jeffrey G. Marchetta

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: jmarchtt@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 322D
Title: Associate Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator
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J. Marchetta

Professional Background:

  • B.S.M.E., University of Memphis, 1997
  • M.S.M.E., University of Memphis, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2002

Scholarly Interests:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Microgravity Magnetic Fluid Management
  • Parallel Computing Technology

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Dr. Jiada D. Mo

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: jiadamo@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 310B
Title: Associate Professor
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J. Mo

Professional Background:

  • B.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China 1982
  • M.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China 1984
  • Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1989

Scholarly Interests:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Mechanical Automation
  • Aerodynamics
  • Material Enrichment

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Dr. Edward H. Perry

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: eperry@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 312
Title: Professor (retired effective May 2013)
E. Perry

Professional Background:

  • B.S., Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1966
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering., California Institute of Technology, 1967
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1970

Scholarly Interests:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Web-assisted Instruction

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Dr. Gang(Gary) Qi

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: gangqi@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 322
Title: Professor
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G. Qi

Professional Background:

  • B.S., Inner Mongolia Polytech University, 1982
  • M.S.A.E., China Agricultural University, 1987
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1996

Scholarly Interests:

  • Fracture and fatigue of materials
  • Nondestructive evaluation (NDE or NDT)
  • Experimental and computational mechanics
  • Biomechanics
  • Finite element analysis, CAD/CAM
  • Machine design, design methodology and optimization

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Dr. Esra Roan

Phone: (901)678-2173
Email: eroan@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 322A
Title: Assistant Professor
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Dr. Teong E. Tan

Phone: (901)678-2173
Email: ttan@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 312
Title: Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
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Professional Background:

  • B.Sc.E., University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1980
  • M.Sc.E., University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1981
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1984

Scholarly Interests:

  • Rigid-Body Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Controls
  • Engineering Optimization

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Dr. Steve Wayne

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: sfwayne@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science 314
Title: Adjunct Professor
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Professional Background:

  • B.S.M.E., University of Connecticut, 1977
  • M.S.E., University of Connecticut, 1980
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1985

Scholarly Interests:

  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Tribology
  • Metallurgy

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Ms. Patricia Vasser

Phone: (901) 678-2173
Email: pvasser@memphis.edu
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 312
Title: Administrative Secretary
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