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Xiaoyu Tang

Xiaoyu Tang


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Fluid mechanics, soft matter, microfluidics, active colloidal systems, electrokinetic flow, interfacial phenomena, complex fluids, reactive flow, biological flow; additive manufacturing, material synthesis and processing in flow, oil/gas recovery and remediation

Mohammad E. Taslim


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Experimental and numerical research in gas turbine cooling technology, solar and wind energy, non-newtonian liquid droplet interactions with hydrophobic surfaces, nano-sensors

Moneesh Upmanyu


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Computational techniques that span multiple scales, atomic- to continuum, to quantify the structure property relations in established and emerging material systems, both in technology and nature.

Kai-tak Wan


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Cellular biomechanics; water filtration; thin film adhesion and characterization; subsurface mechano-sensing; shell adhesion; fundamental intersurface forces

John “Peter” Whitney


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Human-safe robots, medical robotics, soft robotics and soft material manufacturing, MEMS, microrobotics, bio-inspired design, flapping aerodynamics and insect flight

Wei Xie


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

interpretable AI, IoT, computer simulation, data integrity and big data analytics, data-driven stochastic optimization, blockchain design and development for complex end-to-end cyber-physical system learning and risk management with applications, including biopharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chains, smart power grids with renewable energy, and health care

Ibrahim Zeid


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Mechanics; personalized medicine; simulation techniques and complex networks analysis

Yuyue Zhao


Postdoctoral Research Associate, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Yi Zheng


Associate Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Nanoscale thermal transport; Nanoengineered materials; Multifunctional composites; Microfluidics; Chemical and biological nanosensors; Renewable energy harvesting; Thermophotovoltaics; Photon-based radiative cooling

Hongli (Julie) Zhu


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Advanced manufacturing; Multifunctional bio-inspired material from nature; Sustainable energy storage; Nano/micro fabrication of devices and materials; Bendable, implantable and biocompatible electronics; Application of sustainable biomaterial, like the cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin, in life science. Zhu Lab’s research interests include sustainable energy storage, multifunctional materials, and advanced manufacturing. In focusing on sustainable energy storage, biodegradable materials, and manufacturing, Zhu Lab’s objective is to better address the needs of society by linking nature with people through technology. Their work has made strides in identifying sustainable natural materials to develop multifunctional materials and advanced devices for future technologies to reduce our dependence on petroleum.

Nathanial Ziegler


Associate Co-op Coordinator and Data Strategy Lead for Co-op, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering