Research Faculty & Staff


Dr. Stephanie Ivey is the Associate Dean for Research for the Herff College of Engineering, associate director of the Division of Transportation and Logistics with the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research and an Associate Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis . She also directs the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) and the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center. Her research includes focus on community livability and transportation planning and policy. She is the project director for the West Tennessee STEM Hub, a regional K-12 outreach initiative. Ivey also has a lengthy and nationally recognized research record focused on STEM and transportation education and workforce issues. She serves as faculty advisor for the University of Memphis student chapters of WTS and the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is a member of the Executive Committee of the ITE Transportation Education Council .
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Dr. Mariquita "Kit" Boone is the pre-award coordinator for Herff College of Engineering. In her role, Kit helps Herff researchers find and secure funding for UofM research and educational projects. She works with research teams during the pre-award phase of the sponsored project lifecycle to ensure the proposal is accurate, complete, and compliant with the sponsor requirements . Support includes proposal assistance, non-financial post-submission assistance, as well as research administration services.

Current Research Activity at Herff

Photo Lead PI Research Interest Current Research
Dr. Hasan Ali Dr. Hasan Ali Smart grid and microgrid controls, cybersecurity issues in modern power grids, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and system, 5G communication, renewable energy, and energy storage Deep Reinforcement Learning-Driven Mitigation of Adverse Effects of Cyber-Attacks on Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Dr. David Arellano Dr. David Arellano Expanded-polystyrene block geofoams, backfill, retaining walls
Dr. Balasubramanian Dr. Madhusudhanan Balasubramanian Glaucoma, convolutional neural network
Dr. Kevin Berisso Dr. Kevin Berisso Vest testing, RF controls
Dr. Gary Bowlin Dr. Gary Bowlin Cardiovascular, DNA, in vitro im plants, designing drugs, bio material for dental bone, electrospinning polymers
Dr. Joel Bumgardner Dr. Joel Bumgardner Bone graft materials, Chitosan, biomaterials
Dr. Charles Camp Dr. Charles Camp Bridge remediation; 3D Dynamic analysis
Center for Innovative Research in Bridge Engineering (CIRBE)
Dr. Amy L. de Jongh Curry Dr. Amy Curry Phantom Limb
Davoodi headshot Dr. Mohammadreza Davoodi Control systems, Complex networks, Fault/Attack diagnosis, Robotics
Dr. Russell Deaton Dr. Russell Deaton VLSI Fabrication, Algorithmic Self-Assembly of Materials, Nanotechnology.
Dr. Ali Fatemi Dr. Ali Fatemi Multiaxial fatigue, additive manufacturing metals, wrought materials, co-extruded high density polyethylene-based multilayer materials, axial and bending fatigue
image not available Dr. Lenwood Fields Thermoelectrics, emerging technology, STEM
Dr. Daniel Foti Dr. Daniel Foti

Drone research

2022: Awarded $198,766 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project “ERI: Formation Mechanisms and Modeling of Wake Meandering in Wind Farms ”

Mr. Mihalis Golias Mr. Michail Gkolias Freight mobility, corridor feasibility, wrong-way prevention technologies, commodity movement, truck parking needs, freight networks, integrated land use and freight movement
Dr. Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan Dr. Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan Modeling concentrated dusty plasma; ultrasonic aerosol generators fabrication Neutral gas pressure dependence of ion–ion mutual neutralization rate constants using Landau–Zener theory coupled with trajectory simulations
Dr. Hadadzadeh Dr. Amir Hadadzadeh Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processing-Microstructure-Properties Relationship in Advanced Metals and Alloys Multi-Scale Characterization of Microstructure and Texture of Metals and Alloys Microstructural Evolution and Strengthening Mechanisms in AM Materials

Developing a practice for the heat treatment of laser-powder bed fused Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.08Si alloy

Dr. Stephanie Ivey Dr. Stephanie Ivey STEM, Workforce development, apprenticeship accelerator, girl/women empowerment, diversity, transformative technology, intermodal freight
Dr. Eddie Jacobs Dr. Eddie Jacobs Empathic engineering, gender equity, PALS simulation support, drone research, cybersecurity
Dr. Farhad Jazaei Dr. Farhad Jazaei

Water resources and environmental management,Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment,Surface water and groundwater interaction, Groundwater hydraulics and hydrology, Numerical simulation of (groundwater/surface water) flow and contaminant transport, Computational modeling of engineering systems, Water-smart city / Water Security, Groundwater remediation

Dr. Jessica Amber Jennings Dr. Jessica Jennings Research fellowships
Dr. Daniel Larsen Dr. Daniel Larsen (CAESER) Groundwater, bioretention pond assessment, hydrologic modeling, stream restoration/flood control structures
Dr. Edward Lin Dr. Hsiang Lin Dynamic vibration reasoning design optimization
Dr. Ernő I. Lindner Dr. Erno Lindner Medical Electronics
Dr. Jeffrey Marchetta Dr. Jeffrey Marchetta 3-star industrial assessment, magnetically induced fluid motion in reduced gravity
Dr. Claudio Meier Dr. Claudio Meier Stream restoration
Dr. Sabya Mishra Dr. Sabyasachee Mishra Transport research, smart cities, asset management transit fleet, land use, work zone alert systems, freight congestion and mobility multimodal freight model
Dr. Shahram Pezeshk Dr. Shahram Pezeshk Spatial analysis, attenuation model, spectrum matching-response spectrum, vertical to horizontal response spectral ratios,, ground motion prediction equations

Machine learning–based ground motion models for shallow crustal earthquakes in active tectonic regions

Dr. Chrysanthe Preza Dr. Chrysanthe Preza 3D resolution, spherical aberration cellular imaging, optical sectioning microscopy Management of the axial modulation of the illumination pattern in structured illumination microscopy using an extended illumination source
Dr. Md Mostafizur Rahman Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman MXene, conductive polymer composite, nanomaterial, energy storage device
Dr. Aaron Robinson Dr. Aaron Robinson Image and signal processing
Dr. Aaryani Tipirneni-Sajja Dr. Aaryani Sajja
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • NMR Spectroscopy & Metabolomics
  • Image Processing & Analysis
  • Medical Imaging and Physics
  • Iron & Fat Quantification using MRI
Dr. Brian Waldron Dr. Brian Waldron Groundwater, storm water controlblight mapping, GIS, water portal maintenance, water use app development, increasing aggie production resilience, water resources use
Williams headshot Dr. John L. Williams Biomechanics of human motion, joints, orthopaedic and dental implants, mechanical testing and numerical modeling of bone and cartilage, mechanobiology of bone growth and growth plate cartilage.
Dr. Mohammed Yeasin Dr. Mohammed Yeasin geisinger DSA