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Herrick Faculty

Andres Arrieta
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Adaptive structures
Dynamics of smart material systems
Morphing of compliant structures
Structural nonlinearity
Elastic instabilities
Multi-stable structures
Shape programmable matter

Anil K. Bajaj
William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering & Alpha P. Jamison Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Modeling of nonlinear systems
Structural dynamics and localization
Flow-induced vibrations
Impacting systems
Bifurcations and chaos

(765) 494-5688
J. Stuart Bolton
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Acoustics
Active and passive noise control
Sound field visualization
Structural acoustics and wave propagation in structures
Noise control material modeling
Applied signal processing

(765) 494-2139
HLAB 2002
Brandon E Boor
Assistant Professor Of Civil Engineering

Indoor & urban air pollution
human exposure assessment
aerosol science
bioaerosols
airborne nanoparticles
low-cost air quality monitoring
health effects of air pollution
VOC/SVOC emissions from building materials
ventilation & filtration strategies for low-energy buildings
air quality in occupational workplaces.

James E. Braun
Herrick Professor of Engineering, and Director of the Center for High Performance Buildings

Modeling, analysis, and control of thermal systems

(765) 494-9157
David Cappelleri
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Multi-scale robotic manipulation and assembly
Mobile micro/nano robotics
Micro/nano aerial vehicles
Micro-Bio robotics
Mechatronics
MEMS/NEMS
Automation for the life sciences

(765) 494-3719
Jun Chen
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Experimental fluid dynamics
Development of flow diagnostic techniques
Flow dynamics in stratified environment
Turbulent flow measurements and modeling

(765) 494-7050
Qingyan (Yan) Chen
Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Indoor and outdoor airflow modeling by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and measurements
Building ventilation systems
Indoor air quality (IAQ)
Energy analysis

(765) 496-7562
HERL, ME104
George T. C. Chiu
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dynamic systems and control
Mechatronics
Digital and functional printing and fabrication
Motion and vibration control and perception
Embedded systems and real-time control

(765) 494-2688
ME 3061C and HLAB 1008
Patricia Davies
Director, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sound quality
Signal Processing
Data analysis
System modeling and identification
Condition monitoring of machinery
Perception-based engineering
Seat-occupant modeling

(765) 494-9274
HLAB2012/ME3061J
Shirley J Dyke
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering

Structural Dynamics and Control
Cyber-physical Systems
Machine Vision
Real-time Hybrid Simulation
Damage Detection and Structural Condition Monitoring
Cyberinfrastructure Development

James Gibert
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Vibrations and nonlinear dynamics
Smart material systems
Non-pneumatic tires
Optimization of mechanical systems
Additive manufacturing

(765) 494-5970
Eckhard Groll
Director of Office of Professional Practice / Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal sciences as applied to HVAC&R systems and equipment

(765) 496-2201
HLAB 2032
W. Travis Horton
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by Courtesy), Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Thermal sciences and energy conversion systems, including heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical systems
combined heat and power systems
building energy modeling techniques

(765) 494-6098
CIVL G219/HLAB 2030
Neera Jain
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dynamic modeling and optimal control; model predictive control; decentralized control
Thermodynamics-based optimization; entropy generation minimization; exergy analysis
Integrated energy management and storage in distributed energy systems, building systems

(765) 496-0436
ME 3003A
Panagiota Karava
Associate Professor Of Civil Engineering

Smart buildings, intelligent building operation, system identification, model predictive control.
Human-building interactions, personalized control, self-tuned environments.
Energy efficient and mixed-mode buildings, innovative energy and comfort delivery systems.
Solar technology integration in building operation.

(765) 494-4573
CIVL G167A / HLAB 2016
Charles M. Krousgrill
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dynamics
Nonlinear vibration of continuous systems
Stability analysis

(765) 494-5738
Kai Ming Li
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Computational acoustics
Physical acoustics
Control of environmental noise
Outdoor sound propagation
Prediction and abatement of transportation noise
Speech intelligibility in built environments

(765) 494-1099
Peter H. Meckl
Assistant Head of Mechanical Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Motion and vibration control
Adaptive control
Intelligent control using fuzzy logic and neural networks
Engine and emissions diagnostics
Robotics

(765) 494-5686
Ming Qu
Associate Professor Of Civil Engineering

Solar cooling and heating systems
building energy supply systems
building controls and operations
building and building system modeling & simulation
sustainable building design and analysis
building system integration dedicated to sustainable and healthy built environments

(765) 494-9125
CIVL G243
Jeffrey Rhoads
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration
Resonant Micro/Nanosystems
Microscale Sensors and Actuators

(765) 494-5630
Fabio Semperlotti
Assistant Professor Of Mechanical Engineering

Structural Health Monitoring
Wave propagation
Structural dynamics and vibration control
Adaptive structures
Periodic structures and acoustic metamaterials
Energy harvesting
Thermoacoustics

(765) 494-5974
Gregory M. Shaver
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Modeling, design and control of advanced powertrains
Powertrain control strategies that allow the efficient and clean use of conventional fuels, coal-derived fuels and biofuels

(765) 494-9342
Athanasios (Thanos) Tzempelikos
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by Courtesy), Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Design of energy-efficient buildings
advanced building envelopes
indoor environment
dynamic facades
shading design and control, lighting controls
integration of green and renewable technologies
solar energy applications, photovoltaics
building energy modeling and simulation

(765) 496-7586
CIVL G225/HLAB 2018
Bin Yao
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Adaptive and robust control
Nonlinear control
Precision control of mechanical systems
Vehicle control
Robotics

(765) 494-7746
ME372

Herrick Visitors and Post Docs

Yeon Jin Bae
Post Doc Research Associate
Jie Cai
Post Doc Research Associate
King Chung
Visiting Scholar
Mehdi Jokar
Visiting Scholar
Donghun Kim
Research Assistant Professor
Yangfan Liu
Post Doc Research Associate
Hongyu Zhao
Visiting Scholar
Shijie Zhu
Visiting Scholar

Herrick Staff

Robert Brown
Mechanical Shop Coord/Building Deputy, Herrick Labs
(765) 494-2142
Donna Cackley
Administrative Assistant
(765) 494-2129
Cindy Cory
Secretary V
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Herrick Labs, Room 2025
Ronald Evans
Technical Services Supervisor
Orkan Kurtulus
Senior Research Associate
HLAB 2023
Kwok Lee
Machinist IX
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Michael Logan
Manager Of Laboratory Operations
(765) 494-8756
ME 2042
David Meyer
Engine Test Cell Technician
Armstrong 2309
Kimberly Stockment
Conference Coordinator
(765) 494-6078
HLAB 2022

Herrick Students

Kumar Akash
Graduate Research Assistant
Cody Allen
Graduate Research Assistant
Vishal Anand
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant
Aaron Anderson
Graduate Research Assistant
Harshil Angre
Graduate Research Assistant
Yeon Jin Bae
Post Doc Research Associate
Ammar Bahman
Graduate Research Assistant
Nikhil Bajaj
Graduate Research Assistant
Riley Barta
Graduate Research Assistant
Suyash Bhangale
Graduate Research Assistant
Arindam Bhanja Chowdhury
Graduate Research Assistant
Youyi Bi
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Nicholas Brenn
Graduate Research Assistant
Florian Browne
Graduate Research Assistant
Rui Cao
Graduate Research Assistant
Daniel Carr
Graduate Research Assistant
Stephen Caskey
Graduate Research Assistant
Wei-Tai Chen
Temporary Service - Research Associate
Li Cheng
Graduate Research Assistant
Jongseong Choi
Graduate Research Assistant
Anthony Covarrubias
Graduate Research Assistant
Nicholas Czapla
Graduate Research Assistant
Zhipeng Deng
Graduate Research Assistant
Trevor Fleck
Graduate Research Assistant
Qianrui Gao
Graduate Research Assistant
Dheeraj Gosala
Graduate Research Assistant
Jaesik Hahn
Graduate Research Assistant
David Halbrooks
Graduate Research Assistant
Sang Woo Ham
Graduate Research Assistant
Dong Han
Graduate Research Assistant
Haitian Hao
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant
Caleb Heitkamp
Graduate Research Assistant
Ashwin Henry
Graduate Research Assistant
Andrew Hjortland
Graduate Research Assistant

John Hollkamp
Graduate Research Assistant
Vaidehi Hoshing
Graduate Research Assistant
Xiaodong Hou
Graduate Research Assistant
Myungwon Hwang
Graduate Research Assistant
Harshad Inamdar
Graduate Research Assistant
Kaushal Kamal Jain
Graduate Research Assistant
Nelson James
Graduate Research Assistant
Aniruddha Jana
Graduate Research Assistant
ARMS 2099
Rita Jaramillo
Graduate Research Assistant
Peter Jaron
Graduate Research Assistant
Xing Jin
Graduate Research Assistant
Jaewan Joe
Graduate Research Assistant
Amin Joodaky
Graduate Research Assistant
Mrunal Joshi
Graduate Research Assistant
Darioush Keivan Esfahani
Graduate Research Assistant
Janghyun Kim
Graduate Research Assistant
Nicholas Kim
Graduate Research Assistant
Iason Konstantzos
Graduate Research Assistant
Anurag Kumra
Graduate Research Assistant
Trevor Kyle
Graduate Research Assistant
Dayi Lai
Graduate Research Assistant
Alejandro Lavernia
Graduate Research Assistant
Che Kun Law
Graduate Research Assistant
Seungjae Lee
Graduate Research Assistant
Ruoyi Li
Graduate Research Assistant
Haotian Liu
Graduate Research Assistant
Ting-Wei Liu
Graduate Research Assistant
Tongyang Liu
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Wei Liu
Bilsland Dissertation Fellow--Grouped
Xiaoqi Liu
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Domenique Lumpkin
Graduate Research Assistant
Dennis Lyle
Graduate Research Assistant
Jie Ma
Graduate Research Assistant
Ningyu Ma
Graduate Research Assistant
Daniel McArthur
Graduate Research Assistant
Yeshaswi Menghmalani
Graduate Research Assistant
Tamzidul Mina
Graduate Research Assistant
Eeshan Mitra
Graduate Research Assistant
Allison Murray
Graduate Research Assistant
Austin Nash
Graduate Research Assistant
Whitney Novotny
Graduate Research Assistant
Andria Nyenhuis
Graduate Research Assistant
Malavika Panicker
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant
Jelena Paripovic
Graduate Research Assistant
Akash Patil
Graduate Research Assistant
Raghav Ramachandran
Graduate Research Assistant
Ganesh Ram Ramanujam Karthikeyan
Graduate Research Assistant, Student Clerical - Me Grader
Sugirdhalakshmi Ramaraj
Graduate Research Assistant
Aswin Ramesh
Graduate Research Assistant
Allison Range
Graduate Research Assistant
Sree Harsha Rayasam
Graduate Research Assistant; Graduate Teaching Assistant
Katherine Riley
Graduate Research Assistant
Seyed Amir Sadeghi
Graduate Research Assistant
Tridib Saha
Graduate Research Assistant
Daniel Schuster
Senior Energy And Strategy Risk Analys
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Vatsal Shah
Graduate Research Assistance
Tongyang Shi
Graduate Research Assistant
Hyun Jun Shin
Graduate Research Assistant
Sarah Small
Graduate Research Assistant
Mingyu Sun
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Weonchan Sung
Graduate Research Assistant
Aaron Tam
Graduate Research Assistant
Alexander Taylor
Graduate Research Assistant
Josiah Thomas
Graduate Research Assistant
Janav Udani
Graduate Research Assistant
Matthew Van Voorhis
Graduate Research Assistant
Kalen Vos
Graduate Research Assistant
Danielle Wagner
Graduate Research Assistant
Jie Wang
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Wenxin Wang
Graduate Research Assistant
Yiming Wang
Graduate Research Assistant
Rih-Teng Wu
Graduate Research Assistant
Tianren Wu
Graduate Research Assistant
Yingying Xiao
Graduate Research Assistant
Jie Xiong
Graduate Research Assistant
Yutong Xue
Graduate Research Assistant
Bin Yang
Graduate Research Assistant
Jie Yang
Graduate Research Assistant
Yan Yang
Graduate Research Assistant
Chulmin Yeum
Graduate Research Assistant
Ruoyu You
Graduate Research Assistant
Xinye Zhang
Graduate Research Assistant
Xu Zhang
Graduate Research Assistant
Liuxian Zhao
Graduate Research Assistant
Zhidan Zhao
Graduate Research Assistant
Hongfei Zhu
Graduate Research Assistant

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