Bayly<img alt="Philip Bayly" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Bayly_Phil.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Department Chair & ProfessorPhilip Bayly - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - Develops imaging methods to study biomechanics from cell motility to traumatic brain injury<div>​​​PhD, Duke University, 1993</div><div>MSc, Brown University, 1987</div><div>AB, Dartmouth College, 1986</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Depart​ment Chair</p><p>The Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Mechanics of cells and soft tissues; nonlinear dynamics; waves and oscillations<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Bayly studies impact, vibration, wave motion, and instability in mechanical and biomedical systems. He uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the mechanics of brain injury and brain development. He also studies the nonlinear dynamic phenomena that underlie the oscillatory movements of cells and microorganisms.​</p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Professor Bayly has been a member of the faculty at Washington University since 1993. In 1996, he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2004, he was awarded Engineering Professor of the Year and he has twice received the School of Engineering & Applied Science "Big Fish" Award for graduate student mentoring​. <br/><br/>From 1988 to 1990, Professor Bayly worked as an engineer for Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT and for the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Bayly_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6081<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 319E​​</p><a href="">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read d02f6946-77ba-40c8-b425-7dbdf0593967" id="div_d02f6946-77ba-40c8-b425-7dbdf0593967" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_d02f6946-77ba-40c8-b425-7dbdf0593967" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/3-D-mapping-babies-brains.aspx">3-D mapping babies’ brains</a></li><li> <strong>Quartz: </strong> <a href="">Everything we know about concussions is wrong</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Studying-the-brains-suspension-system-in-TBIs.aspx">Studying the brain’s suspension system in TBIs</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Faculty-team-awarded-125-million-to-study-swimming-cells.aspx">Faculty team awarded $1.25 million to study ‘swimming cells’</a><br/></li></ul> Agarwal<img alt="Ramesh Agarwal" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Agarwal_Ramesh.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorRamesh Agarwal - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Researches ways to make buildings more energy efficient<div>​​PhD, Stanford University, 1975</div><div>MS, University of Minnesota, 1969</div><div>BS, Indian Institute of Technology, 1968</div><p>​​​The William Palm Professor of Engineering</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Computational Fluid Dynamics<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Ramesh Agarwal’s current research interests include ground effect aerodynamics, flow control, rarefied gas dynamics and hypersonic flow, bio-fluid dynamics, wind energy, energy efficiency of buildings, chemical looping combustion and geological carbon sequestration</p><h3>Biography</h3> <p>Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University in 2001, Professor Agarwal was the Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Wichita State University from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research from 1996 to 2001. From 1994 to 2001, he was also the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor at Wichita State University. </p><p>From 1978 to 1994, Professor Agarwal worked in various scientific and managerial positions at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. He became the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow in 1990. From 1976 to 1978, Professor Agarwal worked as a NRC Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center and as a Principal Research Engineer at Rao and Associates in Palo Alto, California from 1975 to 1976. </p><p>Over a period of 35 years, Professor Agarwal has worked in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Electromagnetics, Computational Aeroacoustics, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, Rarefied Gas Dynamics and Hypersonic Flows, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, and Flow and Flight Control. More recently, he has devoted some of his efforts in nanotechnology and renewable energy systems - in particular wind, solar and biomass. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of more than 20 journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many professional, government, and industrial advisory committees. </p><p>Professor Agarwal is a Fellow of eighteen societies: American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Institute of Pysics (IOP), UK, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Energy Institute (EI), Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials,​ American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Academy of Science of St. Louis, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and World Innovation Foundation (WIF). He has received many honors and awards for his research contributions including the ASME Fluids Engineering Award (2001), ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2006), Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2007), AIAA Aerodynamics Award (2008), AIAA/SAE 2009 William Littlewood Lecture Award (2009), James B. Eads Award of Academy of Science of St. Louis (2009), ASEE/AIAA John Leland Atwood Award (2009), SAE Clarence Kelly Johnson Award (2009), SAE Franklin W. Kolk Award (2009), AIAA Lindbergh Award (2010), SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award (2013), SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award, SAE International Medal of Honor (2015) and AIAA Reed Aeronatuics Award (2015) among many others.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Agarwal_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6091<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 3120E​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 096eb5e3-e335-469e-a6a6-80f5a538e4fd" id="div_096eb5e3-e335-469e-a6a6-80f5a538e4fd" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_096eb5e3-e335-469e-a6a6-80f5a538e4fd" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/Agarwal-honored-by-the-American-Society-of-Engineering-Education.aspx">Agarwal honored by the American Society for Engineering Education </a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Agarwal-receives-Honorary-Fellowship-from-Royal-Aeronautical-Society-.aspx">Agarwal receives Honorary Fellowship from Royal Aeronautical Society </a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Agarwal-Finds-Boundless-Enthusiasm-for-Emerging-Clean-Coal-Technology.aspx">Agarwal finds boundless enthusiasm for emerging clean coal technology</a></li><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/Agarwal-to-receive-SAE-International-Medal-of-Honor.aspx">Agarwal to receive SAE International Medal of Honor </a> <br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Agarwal-named-fellow-of-Chinese-Society-of-Aeronautics-and-Astronautics.aspx">Agarwal named fellow of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Agarwal-to-study-turbulence-modeling-with-NASA-grant.aspx">Agarwal to study turbulence modeling with NASA grant </a> <br/></li></ul> Agonafer<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Agonafer,%20Damena%20%202018.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Assistant ProfessorDamena Agonafer - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Works to develop 3D electrodes for energy storage devices used to harvest free energy of solutions<p>​​PhD, University of Illinois, 2012<br/>MSc, Carnegie Mellon, 2006<br/>BSc, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004</p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><div><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Development of novel materials for phase change heat transfer, thermochemical and electrochemical energy storage; Interfacial Transport Phenomena, Micro/Nanofluidics<br/></p><div><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;"><br/></span></div><div><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;">Re</span><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;">search</span></div><div><span style="line-height: inherit;"><span style="line-height: 25.6px;"></span></span></div><div><p></p><p>Professor Agonafer’s research interest is at the intersection of thermal-fluid sciences, interfacial transport phenomena, and renewable energy. He is focused on developing novel materials and systems for thermal management of power and microelectronic systems, as well as for thermochemical and electrochemical energy storage applications. His goal is to achieve transformational changes in technologies by tuning and controlling solid-liquid-vapor interactions at micro/nano length scales.<br/></p><p></p><div><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Damena Agonafer is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Department at Washington University. He is a faculty adviser at the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, member of the Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, and Faculty Advisor to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at Washington University. Professor Agonafer earned his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, Graduate Engineering Minority Fellowship, and NSF Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems (WaterCAMPWS). Prior to joining Washington University, Damena joined Professor Ken Goodson’s Nanoheat lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University.</p></div></div></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Agonafer_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-6107<br/><a href=""> <br/></a>Green Hall, Room 3157​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 243d4542-ffb8-4063-808d-30c8d34bc383" id="div_243d4542-ffb8-4063-808d-30c8d34bc383" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_243d4542-ffb8-4063-808d-30c8d34bc383" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Cooling-method-could-relieve-heat-woes-in-data-centers-electric-vehicles.aspx">Cooling method could relieve heat woes in data centers, electric vehicles</a><br/><br/></li></ul> Asinugo<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Asinugo_Chiamaka_2017.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Lab & Design Course SpecialistChiamaka Asinugo - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Studies machine elements & design<p>​MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016<br/>BS, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016<br/>BS, Randolph College, 2014<br/></p><p>​Lab & Design Course Specialist<br/></p><p>​Chiamaka Asinugo previously worked as a design engineer for Global Surgical Corporation and joined WashU in full capacity in 2016 to run courses in design and vibrations. She also works as an adjunct instructor for the UMSL/WashU Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program and runs a College Prep summer course for the WashU's Institute for School Partnership.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/shield_red.jpg?RenditionID=13" width="375" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">314-935-7437</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"></a><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"><br/></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Urbauer Hall, Room 309</span><br/></p> Boyd<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/boyd.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teaching ProfessorEmily Boyd - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​PhD, University of Texas, 2014<br/>MSME, University of Missouri, 2008<br/>BSME, University of Missouri, 2006<br/></p><p>Teaching Professor<br/></p>Emily<span style="line-height: inherit;"> Boyd joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. She specializes in thermofluids sciences, teaching courses in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. She also coordinates the Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship program, which provides research experience for undergraduate students.</span><p><br/>Boyd has researched methods for increasing the efficiency of gas turbine engines, focusing on film cooling. She conducted proprietary experimental research for gas turbine engine manufacturers such as Pratt & Whitney, G.E. Energy, G.E. Aviation, and Siemens.<br/></p><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">(314) 935-6193</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"><br/></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Urbauer Hall, Room 319F</span><br/></p> Brandon<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/harold%20brandon.JPG?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor of the PracticeHarold Brandon - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 1969<br/>MS, St. Louis University, 1965<br/>BS, St. Louis University, 1963<br/></p><p>​Professor of the Practice<br/></p><p>​</p><div>Harold Brandon’s current research interests are in building energy, energy, the thermal sciences, plastic surgery, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning components and systems.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.6;"><br/></span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.6;">He has accumulated over forty years of industrial and academic experience as a test engineer, senior research engineer, technical specialist, program manager, chief engineer, director of research and development, consultant, and college professor. </span><span style="line-height: 1.6;">His industrial experience has primarily been in the following industries: aircraft, gas turbine, aerospace, solar energy, energy conservation, brewing, soft drink, HVAC, and medicine. He has been the Principal Investigator or Program Manager on contracts and grants with NASA, the Air Force, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the Aesthetic Surgery Educational Research Foundation, and many industrial firms.</span></div><div><br/></div><div>Brandon's academic experience has been in mechanical engineering and plastic surgery research. He has been a faculty member at Washington University since 1979 and is presently the Director of the Master’s Program in Energy Conversion and Efficiency, and former Director of the Heat Transfer Lab. He held a joint appointment in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Washington University from 1994 to 2009 where he conducted research and was the Director/Co-Director of The Center for Implant Retrieval and Analysis. He is the author or co-author of over a hundred published papers and abstracts and holds patents in the fields of combustion and fluid mechanics.</div><div><br/></div><div>Brandon was the recipient of the Presidential Award from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in 1982 and 1983, and the Best Paper Award from the Society of Soft Drink Technologists in 1984. In 2005 he was selected by the Canadian government to be the only non-Canadian to serve as a member of Health Canada’s Expert Advisory Panel on Breast Implants, specializing in material characterization and failure analysis. Professor Brandon was selected as the Chairman of the Symposium on Biomaterials in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the World Biomaterials Congress in 2000 (Hawaii), 2004 (Sydney), and 2008 (Amsterdam). In 2012 he was one of two U.S. researchers chosen by the European Commission to serve on a scientific committee to evaluate fraudulently manufactured silicone gel breast implants made by the French company PIP.<br/><br/></div><div>He has been a consultant for many industrial firms, including Allergan Medical, Barry-Wehmiller, Chrysler, Coca Cola, Dow Corning, Enerfab, Evera Medical, G. Heileman Brewing Company, Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing, Ideal Implant Inc., Inamed, Mentor Corporation, Monsanto, Permea Inc., Sientra, TheraNova, and the Canadian Government (Health Canada and Justice Canada). He has been an expert witness/consultant for litigation, including patent infringement cases.<br/><br/></div><div>He is a Professional Engineer, registered in the State of Missouri, and a member of the U.S. Triathlon Association.<br/></div><p><br/></p><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">(314) 935-8480</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"><br/></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Urbauer Hall, Room 307A</span><br/></p> Flores<img alt="Kathy Flores" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Flores_Kathy.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorKatharine Flores - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient<div>​​​​PhD, Stanford University, 2000</div><div>MS, Stanford University, 1997</div><div>BS, Washington University, 1995</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​​Professor </p><h3>​Expertise<br/></h3><p>Design of metallic glasses and other structural alloys, micromechanical characterization methods, and novel manufacturing techniques including additive manufacturing<br/></p><h3>​Research</h3><div>Kathy Flores' primary research interest is the mechanical behavior of high performance structural materials, with particular emphasis on understanding structure-processing-property relationships in bulk metallic glasses and their composites.<br/> <br/>She leads research projects on topics ranging from investigations of the structural origins of deformation in metallic glass​es to the development of efficient strategies for the design of new glasses with desirable properties. She is particularly interested in the development of new manufacturing techniques suited to the unique processing capabilities of these alloys, in an effort to accelerate their incorporation in mainstream and high performance applications.​"<br/></div><div><h3>​Biography</h3><p></p><div> Professor Flores received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2000. After serving as a postdoc and the Director of the Sports Materials Laboratory at Stanford, she joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty at the Ohio State University in 2002. In 2008, she became the Director of Education and Outreach for the Center for Emergent Materials, the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at OSU. In 2012, she moved to the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department at Washington University in St. Louis, where she helped establish the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) as its Associate Director. She became Director of the IMSE in 2016.<br/><br/></div><div>Prof. Flores's research focuses on structural materials, with particular emphasis on understanding structure-processing-property relationships in compositionally or structurally complex metallic alloys. Her current research projects include developing and applying high-throughput computational and experimental methods to alloy design and using micromechanical experimental methods to investigate the rheology of geological materials.<br/></div></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Flores%20research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-3184<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 314E​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 73daa62c-106e-4f32-a19f-37d0c483adef" id="div_73daa62c-106e-4f32-a19f-37d0c483adef" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_73daa62c-106e-4f32-a19f-37d0c483adef" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Bulk-metallic-glasses-focus-on-international-forum-at-WashU.aspx">Bulk metallic glasses focus of international forum at WashU</a></li></ul> Genin<img alt="Guy Genin" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Genin_Guy.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorGuy Genin - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Studies interfaces & adhesion in physiology & nature​<div>​​​PhD, Harvard University, 1997</div><div>SM, Harvard University, 1993</div><div>MS, Case Western Reserve University, 1992</div><div>BSCE, Case Western Reserve University, 1990</div><p>Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Mechanobiology, biomechanics, quantitative image analysis, interfaces and adhesion<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Guy Genin studies interfaces and adhesion in nature, physiology, and engineering. His current research focuses on interfaces between tissues at the attachment of tendon to bone, between cells in cardiac fibrosis, and between protein structures at the periphery of plant and animal cells.​<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Genin joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 1999 following postdoctoral research at Cambridge and Brown. He is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is chief engineer for WashU’s <a href="">Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology</a>, and WashU's PI for the <a href="">NSF Science and Technology Center for Engineering MechanoBiology</a>. He serves as the <a href="">McDonnell International Scholars Academy</a> ambassador to Xi’an Jiaotong University, and serves as Changjiang Professor of Life Sciences at that university.<br/><br/>Professor Genin is the recipient of several awards for engineering design, teaching, and research, including a Research Career Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Skalak Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Professor of the Year from Washington University in St. Louis, the Yangtze River Scholar Award from the Chinese Ministry of Education, and best paper awards from several conferences and journals including the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.<br/><br/>He has chaired the ASME Tissue and Cellular Engineering Technical Committee, and currently serves as co-lead of the NIH working group on integrated multiscale biomechanics experiment and modeling. He has organized several major conferences and international workshops, including the 2015 ASME International Conference and Exhibition on Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology (NEMB 2015). He has served on the editorial boards and as an editor, guest editor, or associate editor of a number of journals, and is a fellow of ASME and AIMBE.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Genin%20research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5660<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 312​0D</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 122de97f-543b-41cb-85ba-4eee699ec260" id="div_122de97f-543b-41cb-85ba-4eee699ec260" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_122de97f-543b-41cb-85ba-4eee699ec260" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li><p> <a href="/news/Pages/New-use-for-a-pesky-weed.aspx">New use for a pesky weed</a><br/></p></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/NSF-announces-new-Science-and-Technology-Center.aspx">NSF announces new Science and Technology Center</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Genin-receives-highest-academic-honor-from-Chinese-government.aspx">Genin receives highest academic honor from Chinese government</a> </li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Genin-named-Global-Scholars-Fellow-at-Tsinghua-University.aspx">Genin named Global Scholars Fellow at Tsinghua University​​</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Researchers-blend-orthopedics%2c-engineering-to-better-repair-torn-rotator-cuffs.aspx">Researchers blend orthopedics, engineering to better repair torn rotator cuffs</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/Genin-named-inaugural-Faught-Professor-of-Mechanical-Engineering.aspx">Genin named inaugural Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering</a></li><li><a href="/news/Pages/WashU-mechanobiology-research-featured-in-Discover-Magazine.aspx">WashU mechanobiology research featured in Discover Magazine</a></li></ul> Guan<img alt="Jianjun Guan" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jianjun%20Guan%202018.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorJianjun Guan - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Creates biomaterials for tissue regeneration and drug delivery<p>​PhD, Zhejiang University, 2000<br/><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">BS, MS, Qingdao Uni</span><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">v</span><span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">ersity of Science and Technology, China </span></p><p>​Professor<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>​Professor Guan’s research interests are in biomimetic biomaterials synthesis and scaffold fabrication; bioinspired modification of biomaterials; injectable and highly flexible hydrogels; bioimageable polymers for MRI and EPR imaging and oxygen sensing; mathematical modeling of scaffold structural and mechanical properties; stem cell differentiation; neural stem cell transplantation for brain tissue regeneration; bone tissue engineering and cardiovascular tissue engineering.</p><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Guan joined Washington University in St. Louis in August 2018. He was a professor, associate professor and assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the Ohio State University since 2007. He joined Ohio State after serving as a research assistant professor at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Guan%20research.jpeg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p style="text-align: center;">314-935-3537​<br/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff;"></a><br/><span style="color: #222222;">Urbauer Hall, Room 308</span></p><p></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 1dcdd098-0ff8-4d7a-8de1-a6742220d2b8" id="div_1dcdd098-0ff8-4d7a-8de1-a6742220d2b8" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_1dcdd098-0ff8-4d7a-8de1-a6742220d2b8" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Jakiela<img alt="Mark Jakiela" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jakiela_Mark.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorMark Jakiela - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Collaborates on research projects with Polaroid, Ford, Nissan & Boeing<div>​​PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1988</div><div>MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1984</div><div>BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1983</div><p>​The Lee Hunter Professor of Mechanical Design</p><p>Program Director for WUSTL/UMSL Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Engineering design, optimization, computer-aided design, assembly and manufacturing</p><h3>Research</h3>Professor Jakiela conducts research related to engineering design and design optimization.  He has specialized in the application of evolutionary computation to problems in design and manufacturing. Together with associated researchers, he has developed systems that perform structural topology optimization, shape pattern nesting, finite element mesh generation, antenna design, and the optimal arrangement of piezoelectric actuators on aerodynamic surfaces. More recently, he has investigated computer-based systems that allow engineering design and product development to be done by web-based user communities, as well as comprehensive cost models for remanufacturing processes.<div><br/>He has had collaborative research projects with many industry partners, including Ford, Nissan, Hitachi, and Boeing.​​</div><div><h3>​​Biography</h3><p>Professor Jakiela came to Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator in mechanical engineering and served as Associate Director of the MIT Computer-Aided Design Lab. <br/><br/>At WashU, Professor Jakiela teaches courses related to engineering design, including <em>Introduction to Mechanical and Structural Engineering</em> (design contest project course), <em>Mechanical Design and Machine Elements</em>, <em>Engineering Design Optimization</em>, and <em>Fluid Power Systems</em>.</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/research_gargoyle_4.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-4966<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 224​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 6741d85a-b3c9-44fd-9ad8-1c62a4950be4" id="div_6741d85a-b3c9-44fd-9ad8-1c62a4950be4" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_6741d85a-b3c9-44fd-9ad8-1c62a4950be4" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Karunamoorthy<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/karunamoorthy.JPG?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor of the PracticeSwami Karunamoorthy - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​<span style="font-size: 14.4px; text-align: center;">DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 1985</span><br/></p><p>​Professor of the Practice<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><div><span style="line-height: 25.6px;">Swami </span>Karunamoorthy’s research areas include Helicopter Dynamics, Applied Aerodynamics, Mechanics of Solids, Composites, Kinematics, Engineering Education, Assessment methods for program continuous improvement. He is the author of several publications in these areas.<br/></div><h3>Biography</h3><p>Swami Karunamoorthy received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in the area of aerospace engineering from India. He received his doctoral degree from the department of mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to that, he worked as a Design Engineer in the Dynamics Group of Helicopter Design Bureau, Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd, Bangalore, India.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Since his graduation from Washington University, Karunamoorthy worked at Saint Louis University as a faculty member in the department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. During that time he held several positions including Director of Mechanical Engineering Program, Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Dean of Engineering.</span><br/></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.6;"></span><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Karunamoorthy joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in July 2014. He also coordinates the ABET accreditation of all engineering programs within the McKelvey School of Engineering. Currently he also serves as ABET Program Evaluator and also as a Commissioner of Engineering Accreditation Commission.</span><span style="line-height: 1.6;"><br/></span></p><div>Karunamoorthy is a Fellow of ASME, Associate Fellow of AIAA, Member of AHS and ASEE. He served as the Chair of ASME – St. Louis Section and Regional Vice President of AHS. Currently he serves in the national Committee on Engineering Accreditation of ASME.<br/></div><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">(314) 935-3095</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"> </span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Urbauer Hall, Room 314A</span><br/></p> Lake<img alt="Spencer Lake" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Spencer%20Lake%202018.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Associate Professor​Spencer Lake - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Aims to enhance fundamental understanding of orthopaedic soft tissues<div>​​​PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2009</div><div>BS, University of Utah, 2003</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Associate Professor​<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Mechanics </p><h3>Research</h3><p>Spencer Lake’s research focuses on soft tissue biomechanics, with an emphasis on orthopaedic tissues, such as tendon and ligament. His research uses a multiscale experimental and computational approach to evaluate the in vivo loading environment, tissue properties, and microstructural structure-function relationships of tissues that function in complex physiologic environments.<br/> <br/>Studies conducted by Lake's research group in the <a href="">Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Laboratory​​</a> aim to enhance fundamental understanding of healthy tissue properties, elucidate changes that occur in (and mechanisms responsible for) injury/disease, and provide guidelines for improved treatment/replacement strategies. While focused primarily on tendon and ligament of the upper extremity (i.e., shoulder and elbow), these studies also have broad applicability towards understanding properties and relationships of many different native and engineered soft tissues.​<br/></p><h3>​Biography</h3><p>Professor Lake joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and supervisor of the Tissue Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His doctoral research was conducted in the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree is in Bioengineering from the University of Utah.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Lake_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-3161<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Whitaker Hall, Room 390B​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read a68dd3ad-1362-40ee-a79b-4352ae9cd480" id="div_a68dd3ad-1362-40ee-a79b-4352ae9cd480" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_a68dd3ad-1362-40ee-a79b-4352ae9cd480" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Lake-awarded-seed-grant.aspx">Lake awarded seed grant</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Lake-receives-early-career-award-from-ASME.aspx">Lake receives early career award from ASME</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Bouncing-back.aspx">Bouncing back — $1.6 million NIH grant awarded to team from Engineering, School of Medicine</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Lake-receives-Early-Career-Award-from-the-Journal-of-Orthopaedic-Research.aspx">Lake receives Early Career Award from the Journal of Orthopaedic Research</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Lake-awarded-$325k-NSF-grant.aspx">Lake awarded $325k NSF grant </a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-faculty-to-appear-on-National-Geographic-special.aspx">Engineering faculty to appear on National Geographic special</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-collaborative-team-honored-for-sensor-research-using-mantis-shrimp.aspx">WashU collaborative team honored for bioinspired sensor research</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Lake-granted-NIH-funds-to-study-elbow-stiffness.aspx">Lake granted NIH funds to study elbow stiffness </a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Elbow-stiffness-after-injury-focus-of-new-research.aspx">Elbow stiffness after injury focus of new research</a><br/></li></ul> Meacham<img alt="Mark Meacham" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Meacham_Mark.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorMark Meacham - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Studies microfluidics, micro-electromechanical systems and associated transport phenomena<div>​​PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006</div><div>MS, Iowa State University, 2002</div><div>BS, Iowa State University, 1999</div><p>Assistant Professor​​​</p><h3>Expertise​</h3><p>Acoustic microfluidics; biomedical microdevices; multiphase transport phenomena; control and observation of physical, chemical, and biological processes at the microscale<br/></p><h3>Research​</h3><div>Mark Meacham’s research interests include microfluidics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and associated transport phenomena, with application to design, development and testing of novel energy systems and life sciences tools, from scalable micro-/nanotechnologies for improved heat and mass exchangers to MEMS-based tools for manipulation and investigation of cellular processes. He is also interested in the behavior of jets and/or droplets of complex fluids during ejection from microscopic orifices, which is critical to applications as disparate as biological sample preparation and additive manufacturing.​</div><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Meacham joined the faculty at Washington University in 2014 after founding and serving as president and CEO for OpenCell Technologies, an early-stage company developing intracellular nanomaterial delivery tools for life sciences researchers. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Drs. David Ross and Laurie Locascio in the Biochemical Sciences division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and completed doctoral research under the guidance of Drs. Andrei Fedorov and Levent Degertekin at the Georgia Institute of Technology.</p><div>Professor Meacham is recipient of a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship (2006), Georgia Tech Institute Fellowship (2002), and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2002). He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University (received in 1999 and 2002, respectively).​</div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Meacham_particles.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-3821<br/><a href=""></a>​<br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 314D</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 06e38e19-7ea7-45b9-8115-57091db77ac6" id="div_06e38e19-7ea7-45b9-8115-57091db77ac6" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_06e38e19-7ea7-45b9-8115-57091db77ac6" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/New-instrument-to-guide-research-at-the-nanoscale.aspx">New instrument to guide research at the nanoscale</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Faculty-team-awarded-125-million-to-study-swimming-cells.aspx">Faculty team awarded $1.25 million to study ‘swimming cells’</a><br/></li></ul> Mishra<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Mishra_Rohan_03.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorRohan Mishra - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - Designs new materials for energy applications starting from the atomic scale<div>​​​​PhD, The Ohio State University, 2012</div><div>BS, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, 2008</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​​Assistant Professor<br/></p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Rational design of materials for energy applications, atomic-scale modeling, electronic structure calculations, electron microscopy<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Rohan Mishra’s research interest is to develop quantitative structure-property correlations in materials starting from the atomic scale. To develop such correlations, his group synergistically combines electronic structure calculations with atomic-resolution electron microscope imaging and spectroscopy. The end goal is the rational design of materials with properties tailored for electronic, optical, magnetic and energy applications. Current research topics include perovskite materials for photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications, novel electrocatalysts, oxidizers and wide-bandgap semiconductors.</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Mishra joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. He was previously a guest scientist and a postdoctoral scholar (through Vanderbilt University) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Previously, he was a fellow of the Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University.</p><p>Mishra earned a doctorate in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University in 2012 and a bachelor's degree in technology from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal, India in 2008.</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Mishra%20Research%20Graphic.png?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-5585<br/><a href=""><span class="dd"></span></a><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 314F</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 9e2d4b7e-d77e-481f-863d-9e13dca0dc28" id="div_9e2d4b7e-d77e-481f-863d-9e13dca0dc28" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_9e2d4b7e-d77e-481f-863d-9e13dca0dc28" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Mishra-receives-Powe-Junior-Faculty-Award.aspx">Mishra receives Powe Junior Faculty Award</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/WashU-engineer-seeks-new-catalysts-from-2-D-materials.aspx">WashU engineer seeks new catalysts from 2-D materials</a> <br/></li></ul> Okamoto<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Okamoto_300.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Senior Research AssociateRuth Okamoto - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 1997<br/>MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987<br/>BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985<br/></p><p>​Senior Research Associate<br/></p><p>​Ruth Okamoto has served as a design engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation in Shrewsbury, MA, (1987-1989), an e<span style="line-height: inherit;">ngineering software specialist at Digital Equipment Corporation in St. Louis, MO, (1989-1993), and an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. (1997-200</span><span style="line-height: inherit;">8).</span><br/></p><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">(314) 935-6068</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"><br/></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Urbauer Hall, Room 314C</span><br/></p> Pathak<img alt="Amit Pathak" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Pathak_Amit.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorAmit Pathak - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Researches problems at the interface of mechanics & biology<div>​​PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008</div><div>B.Tech/M.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2002</div><p>​Assistant Professor​</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p></p><p>Cell migration, micro-fabrication and hydrogel synthesis, tumor microenvironment, cancer mechanobiology, and computational modeling of cell-matrix interactions<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p> </p><p>Amit Pathak's research interests include biomechanics, biomaterials, mechanobiology of the cell, and interactions between cells and extracellular matrices. In particular, his research aims to understand how mechanical properties of three-dimensional matrices affect cell behavior through various sub-cellular mechanisms. His lab tackles this multi-variable problem through a multidisciplinary approach that includes fabrication of new matrix platforms, development of advanced measurement tools in cell biology, and construction of predictive computational models.​​​</p><h3>​Biography</h3>Professor Pathak joined Washington University in St. Louis as assistant professor in January 2013 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in Bioengineering at the University of California-Berkeley. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California-Santa Barbara after finishing undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Professor Pathak is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2015) and Mallinckrodt New Investigator Award (2014). <img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Pathak_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7585<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 307</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 09ff20d8-10d7-42cd-9811-2097a3d47fa9" id="div_09ff20d8-10d7-42cd-9811-2097a3d47fa9" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_09ff20d8-10d7-42cd-9811-2097a3d47fa9" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Cancer-immunotherapy-target-of-WashU-mechanobiology-research.aspx">Cancer immunotherapy target of WashU mechanobiology research</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Cells-mechanical-memory-could-hold-clues-to-cancer-metastasis.aspx">Cells’ mechanical memory could hold clues to cancer metastasis</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineer-develops-model-to-predict-behavior-of-cell-clusters.aspx">Engineer develops model to predict behavior of cell clusters</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Five-Engineering-faculty-win-URSA-grants.aspx">Five Engineering faculty win URSA grants</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Mechanical-journey-of-cancer-cells-focus-of-new-study.aspx">Mechanical journey of cancer cells focus of new study</a>​<br/></li><li> <a href="">Pathak receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation​</a><br/></li></ul> Peters<img alt="David Peters" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Peters_David.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorDavid Peters - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Studies aeroelasticity<div>​PhD, Stanford University, 1974</div><div>MS, Washington University, 1970</div><div>BS, Washington University, 1969</div><p>The McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering </p><p></p><p><a href="">>> MEMS 5705 Wind Energy Systems Course Website</a></p><p></p><font color="#666666" face="Libre Baskerville, Times New Roman, serif"><span style="font-size: 20px;">Expertise</span></font><br/><p>Dynamics, Vibration, Aeroelasticity, Applied Aerodynamics, Rotary-Wing Systems<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Peters's research projects in rotor wake modeling seek to correctly model the dynamic motions that profoundly influence vehicle dynamics of airplane propellers, helicopters and tilt rotors. </p><p>His other research interests include aeroelastic modeling of helicopter rotors and wind turbines with unsteady aerodynamics and nonlinear structural deformations and response to stalling.​<br/></p><div class="ExternalClass99F0D854AE9746259D40D0BD84B89744"><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Peters first joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in 1975. Prior to that, he was an associate engineer at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. in St. Louis from 1969-1970 and a research scientist in the Army Air Mobility R&D Laboratory from 1970-1975. <br/><br/>Professor Peters left WashU to join the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1985 but returned in 1991. Professor Peters served as the Chair of the WashU Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1982-1985 and from 1997-2007.<br/><br/>Currently, Professor Peters is the Associate Director of Georgia Tech/Washington University in St. Louis Center of Excellence for Rotor Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech.<br/><br/>Additionally, Professor Peters is the recipient of the following awards: Nikolsky Lectureship of AHS International (the Vertical Flight Technical Society), 2008; Reed Aeronautics Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011; Spirit of St. Louis Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013.​</p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Peters_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-4337<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 314G​</p><a href="">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 4abe8349-52b2-41c4-b0d9-96d1d6ebdfe3" id="div_4abe8349-52b2-41c4-b0d9-96d1d6ebdfe3" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_4abe8349-52b2-41c4-b0d9-96d1d6ebdfe3" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Potter<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Potter_Jackson2.jpg?RenditionID=6" width="293" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerJackson Potter - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013<br/>MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007<br/>BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005<br/></p><p>​Lecturer<br/></p><p>​James Jackson Potter joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 to teach mechanical engineering design and dynamics. His broad design background has included projects ranging from <a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff;">pure software</a> to <a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff;">pure hardware</a>, <a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff;">hardware-in-the-loop</a> and human-in-the-loop experiments, many mechatronics projects, and experience in industry as a product design engineer.<br/></p><p>​<span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">(314) 935-2717</span><br style="color: #444444; text-align: center;"/><a href="" style="background-color: #ffffff; text-align: center;"><br/></a><span style="color: #444444; text-align: center;">Urbauer Hall, Room 310</span><br/></p> Sastry<img alt="Shankar Sastry" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Sastry_Shankar.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorShankar Sastry - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Conducts research within the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization<div>​​​PhD, University of Toronto, 1974</div><div>MEng, Indian Institute of Science, 1970</div><div>BEng, Indian Institute of Science, 1968</div><div>BS, Bangalore University, 1965</div><p>​​Christopher I. Byrnes Professor of Engineering</p><h3>​Expertise<br/></h3><p>Deformation and fracture of engineering materials, Materials Selection in Engineering Design, Damage tolerant biomimetic materials<br/></p><h3>​Biography<br/></h3><p>As a visiting scientist at the Air Force Materials Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from 1974 to 1976, Shankar Sastry was a key research investigator in the pioneering work of the development of titanium aluminides for high performance gas turbine engine applications. From 1977 to 1991, Professor Sastry worked at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories (MDRL) in St. Louis. As the group leader and program director of Metals and Composites research team at MDRL, Professor Sastry developed several high performance light weight alloys for aircraft applications. He introduced the use of super plastic forming processing maps for near net shape fabrication of aircraft structural components. <br/><br/>For his contributions in the field of structural materials, Professor Sastry was honored with MDC Fellow Award in 1990. Professor Sastry has been a professor at Washington University since 1991. He is a member of the American Society for Metals, The Metallurgical Society (TMS), and the past chairman of the Mechanical Metallurgy and Physical Metallurgy Committees of TMS.</p><h3>Research</h3><p>Professor Sastry has over 33 years of experience in the development of high performance structural materials, rapidly solidified aluminum and titanium alloys, metal matrix composites, advanced solders, titanium aluminides, high temperature intermetallics and advanced materials processing. </p><p>The current focus of his research group is to develop an integrated approach combining innovative low cost materials processing with ultralight high strength high modulus product for the fabrication of high performance aerospace and automotive structural components. With the objective of developing predictive capability for the selection of 'processing window' for optimum microstructural refinement and maximum property improvements, Finite element method based codes combined with recovery/recrystallization mechanism-based constitutive equations are used to simulate the materials processing by methods such as equal channel angular extrusion and determine microstructural refinements produced by such processes. The simulations are validated by experimental measurements using state-of-the art processing facilities. Professor Sastry has patents on advanced titanium composites, transient titanium alloys, titanium powder production, and explosively bonded superplastic aluminum alloys. He has been the principal investigator of several Air Force, Navy, NSF, DARPA, and NASA sponsored R & D Programs.​<br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Sastry_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-4869<br/><a href="">smls@​</a><br/>Green Hall, Room 3120F</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 3b1a2ca5-24f6-437f-8987-f746bf0b6c72" id="div_3b1a2ca5-24f6-437f-8987-f746bf0b6c72" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_3b1a2ca5-24f6-437f-8987-f746bf0b6c72" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Sastry-given-the-Hind-Rattan-Award.aspx">Sastry given the Hind Rattan Award</a><br/></li></ul> Sellers<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/sellers.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerShaun Sellers - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​Lecturer<br/></p> Singamaneni<img alt="Srikanth Singamaneni" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Singamaneni_Srikanth.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorSrikanth Singamaneni - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Develops new nanomaterials for biology & medicine​<div>​​PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009</div><div>MS, Western Michigan University, 2004</div><div>BE, Nagarjuna University, 2002</div><p>Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Plasmonic nanostructures for chemical and biological sensors and nanomedicine</p><h3>Research<br/></h3><div><span style="line-height: 1.6;">Professor Singamaneni’s research interests include Plasmonic engineering in nanomedicine (in vitro biosensing for point-of-care diagnostics, molecular bioimaging, nanotherapeutics), photovoltaics (plasmonically enhahced photovoltaic devices), surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based chemical sensors with particular emphasis on the design and fabrication of unconventional and highly efficient SERS substrates, hierarchical organic/inorganic nanohybrids as multifunctional materials, bioinspired structural and functional materials, polymer surfaces and interfaces, responsive and adaptive materials and scanning probe microscopy and surface force spectroscopy of soft and biological materials.​</span></div><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Singamaneni joined the Washington University in St. Louis faculty in January 2010. From 2006 to 2009, he was a graduate research assistant in Professor Vladimir V. Tsukruk’s lab. </p><p>He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2013), Dean’s Faculty Award for Innovation in Research (2013), MRS graduate student Gold Award (Fall 2008), Materials Research Society Best-Poster Award (Spring 2007) and departmental creative and scholarly award at Western Michigan University in 2004.</p><div></div><div>Professor Singamaneni has co-authored over 85 refereed articles in archival journals, eight invited reviews, six book chapters and a book.<br/></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Singamaneni_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-5407<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 3120C</p><a href="">play video</a> <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 39c1682f-a02a-471d-97b8-059eb1273ae9" id="div_39c1682f-a02a-471d-97b8-059eb1273ae9" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_39c1682f-a02a-471d-97b8-059eb1273ae9" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Simplifying-samples.aspx">Simplifying samples</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Storing-and-testing-at-any-temperature.aspx">Storing and testing at any temperature</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Using-nanotechnology-to-benefit-energy-the-environment-health.aspx">Using nanotechnology to benefit energy, the environment, health</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-team-receives-Navy-grant-for-biosensing-research.aspx">Engineering team receives Navy grant for biosensing research</a><br/></li><li>​<a href="/news/Pages/Integrating-natural%2c-man-made-resources-may-lead-to-better-materials.aspx">In​​​tegrating natural, man-made resources may lead to better materials</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Engineering-team-receives-Navy-grant-for-biosensing-research.aspx">Engineers to use cyborg insects as biorobotic sensing machines</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Artificial-antibodies-present-new-possibilities.aspx">Artificial antibodies present new possibilities</a><br/></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Novel-process-to-detect-proteins-could-simplify-kidney-disease-detection.aspx">Novel process to detect proteins could simplify kidney disease detection</a>​<br/></li></ul> Wagenseil<img alt="Jessica Wagenseil" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Wagenseil_Jessica.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJessica Wagenseil - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Researches cardiovascular mechanics<div>​​​​BS, University of California, San Diego, 1997</div><div>DSc, Washington University, 2003</div><div>Postdoc, Washington University, 2008</div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​​Associate Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Arterial mechanics, elastin and elastic fibers, vascular growth and remodeling<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Jessica Wagenseil studies cardiovascular mechanics, specifically focusing on cardiovascular development, extracellular matrix proteins, and microstructurally-based constitutive modeling. Her work is important for testing clinical interventions for elastin-related diseases and for designing better protocols for building tissue-engineered blood vessels.</p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Professor Wagenseil joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. She was a faculty member in Biomedical Engineering at Saint Louis University from 2009–2013. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell Biology and Physiology with Dr. Robert Mecham at the Washington University School of Medicine focusing on elastin assembly and the mechanical properties of arteries with reduced elastin amounts. She completed her doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Okamoto at Washington University studying the mechanical properties of bio-artificial tissues.<br/> <br/>Professor Wagenseil is originally from California, and received her bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.​</p><p></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Wagenseil_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div style="text-align: center;"> ​314-935-5052<br/> <a href=""></a><br/> Urbauer Hall, Room 314B<p></p></div><a href="">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read a1777092-6de0-494c-afd1-cf5f55dc7cd4" id="div_a1777092-6de0-494c-afd1-cf5f55dc7cd4" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_a1777092-6de0-494c-afd1-cf5f55dc7cd4" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div><ul style="margin-top: -10px;"><li><a href="/news/Pages/Research-suggests-new-contributor-to-heart-disease.aspx">​Research suggests new contributor to heart disease​</a></li><li> <a href="/news/Pages/Washington-People-Jessica-Wagenseil.aspx">Washington People: Jessica Wagenseil</a></li></ul> Weisensee<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Weisensee_Patty.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Assistant ProfessorPatricia Weisensee - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - Studies the interactions of liquids and solids for energy applications<span style="font-size: 0.9em;">​​PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016<br/></span><span style="font-size: 0.9em;">Dipl.-Ing., Technical University Munich, 2013<br/></span><span style="font-size: 0.9em;">MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011</span> <div> <span style="font-size: 0.9em;"><br/></span></div><div> <span style="font-size: 0.9em;"><br/></span></div><p>  <a href=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>Expertise<br/></h3><p>Experimental thermo-fluid dynamics using high speed imaging, including phase change heat transfer, droplet impact, wetting, and capillary transport in porous media<br/></p><h3>Research</h3><p>Patricia Weisensee’s work focuses on the interaction of liquids and micro- and nanostructured solids. Her research is both fundamental and applied and spans a wide range of applications in the fluid and thermal sciences, from droplet impact over phase change heat transfer, to electronics cooling.</p><h3>​Biography </h3><p>Professor Weisensee joined Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor in January 2017. She earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in December 2016. Weisensee earned a Diplom-Ingenieur (B.S. + M.S.) in mechanical engineering with high distinction from TU Munich, Germany, in 2013, where she was awarded the Siemens Energy Award for her work on condensing steam bubbles in subcooled flowing water. During her Diplom studies, she was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Weisensee also holds a master’s in materials sciences from UIUC (2011).</p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Weisensee_research_2017.JPG?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-7951<br/><a href=""></a><br/>Green Hall, Room 3156​</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read b7380be5-0edc-4615-87a9-76812a0f15d4" id="div_b7380be5-0edc-4615-87a9-76812a0f15d4" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_b7380be5-0edc-4615-87a9-76812a0f15d4" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div> Woodhams<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Woodhams_Louis.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />LecturerLouis Woodhams - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - <p>​Lecturer<br/></p>