Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Materials, Design and Manufacturing

The Materials, Design, and Manufacturing focus group conducts research and trains students to advance engineering knowledge that will lead to new processes and products in mechanical systems, dynamic systems and control, and mechanical design. 



Faculty in Materials Design and Manufacturing

Dr. Halim Ayan, (focus group leader) Associate Professor - Ph.D., Drexel University: Non-equilibrium Electric Discharges, Plasma Medicine, Plasma Physics and Applications

Dr. Lesley Berhan, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Diversity & Community Engagement -- Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Materials Science, Dynamics, CAD/FEM, Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Dr. Sarit Bhaduri, Distinguished University Professor - Ph.D., State University of New York: Materials Science, Fracture and Fatigue, Solid-State Materials, Biomaterials, Ceramics

Dr. Mohammad Elahinia, Distinguished University Professor - Ph.D., Virginia Tech: Modeling, Design, and Additive Manufacturing of Shape Memory Alloy Systems 

Dr. Nicoleta Ene, Assistant Lecturer, Ph.D., The University of Toledo

Dr. Matthew Franchetti, Associate Professor - Ph.D., The University of Toledo: Statistical Quality Control, Facilities Planning, Engineering Economics, Statistical Analysis, Waste Reduction, Environmental Impact

Dr. Anju GuptaAssistant Professor - Ph.D., University of Rhode Island: Manufacturing  process-structure- property correlations of advanced materials, thermal analysis of materials, high-temperature coatings, thermal interface materials, and temperature-sensitive biomolecules

Dr. Meysam Haghshenas, Assistant Professor -- Ph.D. Western University: Fatigue and fracture mechanics; Processing-structure-property relationships in materials; small-scale characterization of materials (i.e. Nanoidentation); Additive manufacturing; Time-dependent deformation of materials; Friction stir welding and processing

Dr. Mohamed Samir Hefzy, Professor - Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1981: Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Engineering, Finite Element Methods

Dr. A.H. Jayatissa, (focus group leader) Professor -- Ph.D., Shizuoka University: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology, Advanced Coating, Thin Films, Nanomaterials, Sensors, Renewable Energy

Dr. Behrang Poorganji, Research Professor - Ph.D., Tohoku University: Additive Manufacturing Materials and Process Development, Powder Metallurgy, Accelerated Alloy Design, High Temperature and Light Weight Materials, Materials-Process-Property Relationships, Thermomechanical Processes, Technology Commercialization.

Dr. Mehdi Pourazady, Visiting Assistant Professor - Ph.D., University of Cincinnati: Finite Element Methods, Elasticity, Metal Forming Simulations

Dr. Ala Qattawi, Assistant Professor - Ph.D., Clemson University, 2012: Design for Manufacturing, Metals Processing, Origami Sheet Metal Forming, Sustainable Manufacturing

Dr. Adam Schroeder, Assistant Lecturer - Ph.D. The University of Toledo: Swarm Robotics and Swarm Intelligence, Biomimicry, Harmful Algal Blooms, GPU Computing, UAV Remote Sensing

Dr. Brian Trease, Assistant Professor - Ph.D., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Mechanism Design, Deployable Structures, Multifunctional Materials, Optimization, Compliant Mechanisms, Spaceflight Hardware

Dr. Hongyan Zhang, Professor - Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1991: Solid Mechanics, Sheet Metal Forming, Welding Fundamentals and Applications, Material Forming and Joining, Adhesion, Welding and Composite Material Processing.

Last Updated: 8/30/22