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Meet our new faculty
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2005
Dr. Albertani specializes in experimental aerodynamics, flight mechanics and structural composites-based manufacturing and design. His current research focuses on insect flight dynamics, bio-inspired design of composite-based micro air vehicles, high-speed vision techniques for stress analysis and low Reynolds number fluid–structure interactions.
Dr. Albertani spent 22 years in industry in various capacities including an aerodynamicist for aircraft advanced design, a wind turbine designer and field-test manager and a project manager and engineering director supporting the design and production of composite-based wind turbine blades, mine hunters, luxury mega yachts and racing sailboats. Dr. Albertani also served as field scientist for the XXVIII America's Cup Italian Challenge and support scientist for Italy's 1996 Olympics sailing team.
Dr. Albertani joined the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in July 2010.
Ph.D., Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
Dr. Balasubramanian specializes in robotics and human control systems and has two primary research goals: 1) to make robots operate robustly in unstructured environments such as the outdoors and built environments not specifically designed to accommodate robotic operations; and 2) to develop a deeper understanding of the neural control and biomechanics in the human body. His approach involves a tight integration of fundamental control and design techniques as well as human-subject experiments to study human performance. Application areas include robotic grasping and manipulation, mobile robotics, human-robot interaction and rehabilitation.
Dr. Balasubramanian joined the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in September 2011.
Andre R. Barbosa
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California - San Diego, 2011
Dr. Barbosa came from the University of California in San Diego (UCSD), after completing his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering. Since 2002, and also during his Ph.D., he spent time in Portugal as a tenure track Assistant Lecturer at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His industry experience in design of buildings and bridges, prior to joining the PhD program at UCSD, serves as the foundation for his current research and teaching interests. His research focuses on using and extending performance-based engineering tools for modeling the vulnerability of the built environment when subjected to multiple hazards. The main applications of his research include: (i) development of robust and resilient retrofit solutions for existing built environment, and (ii) design of new products and systems for sustainable and resilient structures. His teaching interests include structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural reliability and risk analysis, probabilistic methods applied to engineering, earthquake engineering, reinforced concretestructures, and performance-based earthquake engineering.
Dr. Barbosa joined the School of Civil and Construction Engineering in December 2011.
Joe E. Biao
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Dr. Baio conducts research on the interaction of bioactive molecules with surfaces using advanced spectroscopic and computational techniques as a means to better understand and enhance the performance of biomedical devices. He is the OSU Provost Initiative Hire for Biomedical Materials and Interfaces in the OSU Signature Area of Improving Human Health & Wellness.
Dr. Biao will join the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in March 2013 after the completion of his post-doctoral appointment with the Max Planck Institute.
J. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
PhD., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont, 2012
Dr. Cotilla-Sanchez joins the Energy Systems research group expanding the research into power systems. His primary field of research is the vulnerability of electrical infrastructure, in particular, the study of cascading outages. Part of his research has been developed through collaborations with Sandia National Laboratories and IBM Watson Research Center among others. He is a member of the IEEE Task Force on Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures.
Dr. Cotilla-Sanchez begins his new tenure-track appointment with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in September of 2012.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
Dr. Euhus' research focuses on biomass-to-energy and specifically biomass-to-transportation-fuels technology development. His research interest is in the science and engineering of taking biomass and converting it to drop-in petroleum replacement fuels. Dr. Euhus' industrial experience includes chemicals plant operations and research for traditional energy and renewable/alternative energy.
Dr. Euhus joined the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in November 2010.
P. Alex Greaney
Ph.D., Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
Dr. Greaney specializes in the theory and simulation of materials. Particular areas of interest include understanding the thermo-mechanical properties of nanostructured materials and the growth and assembly of materials. His fundamental research seeks to deepen the theoretical understanding of thermo-mechanical behavior on the nanoscale and how it influences the growth, morphology and structure-property relationships of nanoscale materials. The applied side of Dr. Greaney's work focuses on applying nanomechanical understanding to practical devices, for example by conceiving novel methods for exploiting nano-thermo-mechanical phenomena and demonstrating their feasibility using theory and simulation.
Dr. Greaney joined the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in September 2011.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
Dr. Hoyle's research focuses on decision making in engineering design, with an emphasis on the early design phase when uncertainty is high and the potential design space is large. More specifically, he works in the areas of decision-based design (linking consumer preferences and enterprise-level objectives with the engineering design process), uncertainty quantification and management and complex system design. Areas of technical expertise include uncertainty propagation methodologies, Bayesian statistics and modeling, stochastic consumer choice modeling, optimization and design automation. Prior to returning to academe, Dr. Hoyle spent 15 years in industry as a project engineer and engineering manager, where he worked primarily with electronics packaging and with managing the trade-offs between performance, manufacturability and cost.
Dr. Hoyle joined the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in December 2010 and is an Arthur E. Hitsman Faculty Scholar.
Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
Dr. Leon's main research interests are in the areas of hydraulic transients (free surface, pressurized, mixed flows and two-phase flows [air-water interaction]), stormwater management and modeling, computational hydraulics, urban hydrology and hydraulics, real-time control of complex hydraulic systems and physical modeling of hydraulic structures.
Dr. Leon joined the School of Civil and Construction Engineering in January 2011.
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University, 2010
Dr. Marcum's research interests include nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, reactor safety, flow induced vibration, fluid structure interactions, and advanced reactor design.
Dr. Marcum joined the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics in December 2010.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2007
Dr. Natarajan's research is focused on mm-wave and sub-mmwave integrated circuits and systems for high-speed wireless communication and imaging. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY and worked on mm-wave phased arrays for multi-Gb/s data links and airborne radar and on self-healing circuits for increased yield in sub-micron process technologies.
Dr. Natarajan begins his new tenure-track appointment with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in September of 2012.
Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2011
Dr. Mason's primary research focus is geotechnical earthquake engineering. His interests within this field include soil-foundation-structure interaction, seismically induced ground deformations and cyclic mobility of intermediate soils. Additionally, he is interested in the multi-disciplinary field of urban earthquake engineering. This field combines the expertise of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering, engineering seismologists, public policy experts and decision-makers to improve the seismic resiliency of urban areas. Dr. Mason uses physical modeling techniques coupled with numerical modeling to investigate his aforementioned research interests. This includes using physical modeling tools such as centrifuges, shaking tables, laminar soil boxes and cyclic laboratory equipment, and numerical modeling tools such as FLAC, OpenSees and PLAXIS. Dr. Mason is also interested in the fields of sustainable geotechnical engineering and geotechnical engineering education.
Dr. Mason joined the School of Civil and Construction Engineering in September 2011.
Karl F. Schilke
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University
Dr. Schilke is presently a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at OSU, where he is part of a NIH-funded initiative on microstructured devices for blood processing. He conducts research on the incorporation of bioactive surfaces into engineered microdevices for control of biomolecular interactions involved in the processing of biological fluids for biosensing and therapeutic applications.
Dr. Schilke will begin his new tenure-track appointment with the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in September of 2012.
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Dr. Wang's research interests include nano-photonic devices (photonic crystals and surface plasmonics), optical sensing for biomedical research and environmental protection (Raman scattering & infrared absorption), board-level optical interconnects and on-chip optical interconnects, silicon photonics (guided wave modulators, switches and power-efficient devices), innovative micro- and nano- fabrication technology and RF photonic devices and systems.
Dr. Wang joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in September 2011.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010
Dr. Zhang's doctoral research was in the area of electric machine design, electric drive control and power electronics for various renewable energy conversion applications such as HEV/EV and wind power generation, aircrafts starter/generator. She joins the energy systems group and will be conducting her experimental research in the Wallace Renewable Energy.. (WSRF). After completing her Ph.D. degree, she joined Ford Motor Company in 2010 and was leading the design and development of electric machine drive and power electronics control strategies and specifications for Ford’s future advanced hybrid electric and electric vehicle programs.
Dr. Zhang joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in August 2012.
Come Join Our Team
Are you interested in joining the faculty of a growing college on a dynamic, innovative campus? We're seeking to fill the following faculty positions.
School of Biological & Ecological Engineering
School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
School of Civil and Construction Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
School of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics