Faculty Mentors

Dr. W. Merchan-Merchan, Program Director

EDUCATION


Ph.D., Materials Engineering (Nanotechnology and Combustion) – 2005, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Combustion) – 2000, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., Mechanical Engineering – 1998, University of Illinois at Chicago

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Flame Synthesis of Transition Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Energy Storage Devices and Medical Applications • Flame Synthesis and Characterization of CNTs and Fullerenes • Morphological Studies and Measurements of Soot Particulates and other • Combustion Emissions from Traditional- and Bio-fuels • Combustion & Plasma Processes

Dr. J. Garg

EDUCATION


Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering – 2011, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S, Mechanical Engineering – 2002, University of Minnesota
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering – 1999, Indian Institute of Technology- Madras

RESEARCH INTERESTS


First-principles prediction of transport properties of materials • Thermoelectrics • Coupled conduction and radiation heat transfer across nanoscale gaps • Thermal properties and rheology of nanofluids

Dr. S. Kadioglu

EDUCATION


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma, 2010
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2006
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2002
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1999

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Membrane Technology • Water Treatment • Heavy Metal Removal • Biofuels

Dr. Y. Liu

EDUCATION


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering – 2012 Arizona State University
M.S., Mechatronics Engineering – 2006 Harbin Institute of Technology
B.S., Mechanical Engineering – 2004 Harbin Institute of Technology

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Advanced composites and multifunctional materials • intelligent sensors and structures • nondestructive inspection • structural health monitoring and prognostics

Sponsors

Dr. C.M. Altan (Director of AME)