People in the CAE & Design Research Group

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We have an excellent group of people with a variety of interests. Click on us and find out more about our research interests. Also, check out our laboratories to find information about our students and their projects.

Primary Faculty and Research Interests

  • Suresh K. Sitaraman, Chair; Professor, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1989: Thermo-mechanical modeling of electronic packages, manufacturing process, assembly, and reliability modeling and analysis, low-cost and miniaturized electronic packaging technology, dissimilar material systems, FEM, CAE, and multidisciplinary/concurrent engineering.
  • J. K. Allen, Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1973: Product family design, design of sustainable systems, modeling of design objectives, distributed product realization.
  • Bert Bras, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Houston, 1992: Environmentally conscious design and manufacturing, design for de- and remanufacture, life-cycle assessment and costing, sustainable development.
  • Farrokh Mistree, Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1974: Decision-based design, design of sustainable products and systems for the global marketplace, distributed design and manufacture.
  • Chris Paredis, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1996:  Computer-aided engineering and design, automation and mechatronics, simulation-based design, information technology for design, mechatronics, and evolutionary algorithms.
  • Russell S. Peak, Senior Research Engineer in the Mfg. Research Center, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993. Product/system lifecycle management (PLM/SLM), standards-based frameworks, simulation interoperability, design-analysis integration, engineering information technology, artificial intelligence methods, and diverse applications including systems engineering, mechatronics, structures, homeland security, biotech, and nanotech.
  • David W. Rosen, Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1992: Rapid prototyping and manufacturing, computer-aided design for X, virtual environments for systems realization.


Faculty with Secondary Interest in CAE and Design

  • Daniel F. Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994: Manufacturing systems design, advanced materials processing, polymer processing, and electronics packaging.
  • Kenneth A. Cunefare, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1990: Acoustics, vibrations, active noise control, and optimal acoustic design.
  • Imme Ebert-Uphoff, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1997: Robotics, parallel platform manipulators, static balancing, kinematics and dynamics of complex kinematic chains.
  • Steven Y. Liang, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1987: Mechanics of machining, sensors and controls for manufacturing.
  • Harvey Lipkin, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1985. Design and analysis of mechanical systems, robotics, spatial mechanisms, and multi-body dynamics.
  • David L. McDowell, Regents' Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1983: Constitutive laws for cyclic and large strain inelastic behavior of various engineering materials, damage and fracture mechanics, and temperature and strain rate effects.
  • Raymond P. Vito, Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1971: Biomechanics, tissue mechanics, and design.
  • Wenjing Ye, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1998. Numerical
    Analysis, Modeling and Design of Microelectromechanical/Nanoelectromechanical



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