Paul Chiarot
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Microfluidics, Electrohydrodynamics, Additive Manufacturing, Multiphase Flows

Junghyun Cho
Thin films and coatings, processing science, microstructure design of ceramics and metals, characterization

Peter Huang
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Micro/nanofluidics, biofluidics, cellular manipulations, transport phenomena

Changhong Ke
Experimental nanomechanics, nanoscale adhesion and interfaces, and bio-inspired materials, nanocomposites, NEMS

Roy McGrann
Associate Professor
Mechanical engineering design, computer-aided engineering, project management, engineering education

Ron Miles
Distinguished Professor 
Vibrations, acoustics, fatigue, noise, biomechanics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Bruce Murray
Professor and Department Chair
Transport Phenomena, Computational Modeling, Thermal Management

Seungbae Park
Reliability of small-scale systems, advanced packaging solution, deformation and structural failure analysis

James Pitarresi
Distinguished Teaching Professor  and Vice Provost and Executive Director Center for Learning and Teaching
Computational mechanics, vibration modeling and testing, opto-mechanical techniques, electronic packaging

Mir Jalil Razavi
Assistant Professor
Solid mechanics, biomechanics, mechanics of soft/biomaterials, fracture and fatigue mechanics

Bahgat Sammakia
Distinguished Professor and Vice President for Research
Director of the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center
Director, Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems
Heat Transfer, Electronics Packaging, Thermal Management of Data Centers

Scott Schiffres
Assistant Professor
Nano/micro energy transport, heat transfer, additive manufacturing

Colin Selleck

Tim Singler
Interfacial fluid dynamics, wetting physics, transport phenomena, deposition of functional materials

Sherry Towfighian
Associate Professor
MEMS, Mechanical Vibration, Linear and Nonlinear dynamics, Energy Harvesting, Micromirrors for optical applications

Xin Yong
Assistant Professor
Computational modeling and simulations, micro-/nanofluidics, stimuli-responsive soft materials, interfacial phenomena

Kaiyan Yu
Assistant Professor
Dynamic systems and control, autonomous robotic systems and control, motion planning and control, nano/micro particles control and manipulation

Kirill Zaychik
Lecturer/Research Professor

Pu Zhang
Assistant Professor
Solid mechanics, composites and metamaterials, additive manufacturing

Guangwen Zhou
Gas-surface chemistry and physics, epitaxial growth of thin films, nanostructured materials and characterization

Emeritus Faculty

Frank Cardullo
Professor Emeritus
Flight simulation, vehicle dynamics, man-machine systems

John Fillo

Adjunct Faculty

Arad Azizi 

Mahdi Farahikia 

Joe Galati

Jason Gilbert   

Research Faculty

Dorel Homentcovschi

Congrui Jin

Liang Liu

Ryan Willing

Mohammad Younis


Robert J. Kaub
Mechanical Technician

Elizabeth Kucharek
Senior Assistant to the Chair

Karen Williams
Department Administrative Assistant

Graduate Administrative Assistant  

Professional and Academic Advisors

A team of people within the department and across the campus guides students in the development of their intellectual life and prepares them to contribute constructively to a world that is rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent.

Within the Department
Within the School

Industrial Advisory Board

Joseph Kolly '88, Board Chair
Chief Scientist
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Shari Sterling
Director, Advanced Integrated Products
Lockheed-Martin Corporation
Koen Gieskes 
VP for Engineering and Research
Universal Instruments Corporation
Chris Kopec '96
Facilities Group Manager
McFarland Johnson

Stephan Meschter, MS '87, PhD '01
Staff Design Engineer
BAE Systems
Tony Tsang, MS '13
Federal Pump Product Manager
Federal Pump Corporation
Liang Yin, MS '03, PhD '05
Electronic Packaging Engineer
GE Global Research

Mechanical Engineering Student Advisory Committee (MESAC)

Contact MESAC: 

Corinne Montell 
Melissa Simonik 

Thomas Hurley
Jacob Goodman 

Sean Dolan
Jacob Goodman
Colin Knarich

Jefferson Lamountain
Kyle Bulko

Student groups

There are a number of honor societies and student organizations that represent various engineering and computer science disciplines in which Watson School students can participate.