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naiz abdolrahim

Abdolrahim, Niaz

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
niaz@rochester.edu | (585) 276-7817
404 Hopeman
Website

Interests: Multiscale Modeling of Materials; Nanoporous Materials; Nanowires; Thin Films; Atomistic Simulations

Hussein Aluie

Aluie, Hussein

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
hussein@rochester.edu | (585) 276-7170
406 Hopeman
Website

Interests: Turbulence; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; Compressible Flows; Magnetohydrodynamics; Hydrodynamic Instabilities

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Askari, Hesam

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
askari@rochester.edu | (585) 276-6660
343 Hopeman
Website

Interests: Mechanics of Solids and soft matter; Granular systems; Stocahstic response ; Manufacturing techniques

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Ricardo Betti

Betti, Riccardo

Robert L. McCrory Professor at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Professor Mechanical Engineering and of Physics and Astronomy
Director, Fusion Science Center of Extreme States of Matter and Fast Ignition
Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

riccardo.betti@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5479
212 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Thermonuclear plasmas; Controlled thermonuclear fusion; Magnetic and inertial confinement fusion; High-energy-density physics

Steven Burns

Burns, Stephen J.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science

stephen.j.burns@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4082
219 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Fracture Mechanics Applied to Grinding; Polishing, Adhesion and Slitting; Deformation Kinetics; Thermodynamic Energy Balances in Linear Systems

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Robert Clark

Clark, Robert

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Senior Vice President for Research, University of Rochester

rclark@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4151
309 Lattimore Hall

Interests: Dynamic systems; Measurement and control; Single-molecule mechanics; Bio-nano-manufacturing; Scaffolds for tissue engineering

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Clark, Alfred , Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

clark@me.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4078
329 Hopeman Hall
Website

Interests: Astrophysical fluid dynamics; Oxygen transport; Disease transmission and epidemics

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Jonathan Ellis

Ellis, Jonathan D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Optics
j.d.ellis@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4844
215 Hopeman Building
Website

Interests: Instrumentation; Metrology; Optical Interferometry; Precision Engineering; Machine Design

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Paul Funkenbusch

Funkenbusch, Paul D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science

paul.funkenbusch@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4074
222 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Microstructure, properties, and processing of materials; Variability in materials and processing especially as related to biomaterials and mechanics; Experimental design/robust design

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Roger Gans

Gans, Roger F.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
roger.gans@rochester.edu | (585) 275-2123
330 Hopeman Hall
Website

Interests: Nonlinear dynamics; Stability and control; nonNewtonian fluid mechanics

Victor Genberg

Genberg, Victor L.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
genberg@sigmadyne.com | (585) 235-7460
409 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Finite element analysis; Optimum structural design using nonlinear programming; Structural analysis of precision optical structures; Integrated opto-mechanical analysis and design

Valeri Goncharov

Goncharov, Valeri

Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Senior Scientist of Laboratory for Laser Energetics
vgon@lle.rochester.edu | (585) 275-5877

Interests: Computational physics; Fluid mechanics; Partial differential equations with applications in fluid mechanics; Hydrodynamic instabilities; Plasma physics

Sheryl Gracewski

Gracewski, Sheryl M.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

sheryl.gracewski@rochester.edu | (585) 275-7853
217 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Solid mechanics, more specifically in wave propagation and vibrations in elastic media; Bubble dynamics; Optics manufacturing and metrology

Luca Guazzotto

Guazzotto, Luca

Assistant Professor (Research)
luca.guazzotto@rochester.edu
Website

Interests: Magnetic Confinement Fusion; Magnetohydrodynamics; Numerical Modeling of Plasmas; Plasma Physics

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Doug Kelley

Kelley, Douglas H.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
d.h.kelley@rochester.edu | (585) 275-7769
218 Hopeman
Website

Interests: Mixing and transport in fluids; Liquid metal batteries; Geophysical fluid dynamics; Dynamical systems

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John Lambropoulos

Lambropoulos, John

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Materials Science
Director, Materials Science Program
Senior Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Department Chair of Materials Science Program
john.lambropoulos@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4070
236 Hopeman
Website

Interests: Micromechanics; Mechanics & Materials Issues in Optics Manufacturing; Defect Generation During Crystal Growth

Amy Lerner

Lerner, Amy L.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

amlerner@me.rochester.edu | (585) 275-7847
307 Goergen
Website

Interests: Orthopaedic biomechanics; Biomechanics of bone growth and development; Medical image based modeling of knee mechanics

James Li

Li, James C. M.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Materials Science

james.li@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4038
221 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Materials science and micromechanics; Platinum nanowires and networks as fuel cell electrodes; Whisker growth from tin coatings; Nanocrystalline materials

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Andrei Maximov

Maximov, Andrei

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Scientist of Laboratory for Laser Energetics
amax@lle.rochester.edu | (585) 275-1440

Interests: Theoretical plasma physics; Inertial confinement fusion; High-energy-density physics

Robert McCrory

McCrory, Robert L.

Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Physics and Astronomy

rmcc@lle.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4973
231 Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Theoretical Plasma and Laser Physics; Hydrodynamic stability; Thermal transport in laser-driven plasmas; Inertial confinement fusion

David Meyerhofer

Meyerhofer, David D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Senior Scientist of Laboratory for Laser Engergetics
ddm@lle.rochester.edu | (585) 275-0255
207 Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: High energy density and plasma physics; Controlled nuclear fusion; Interaction of high intensity laser pulses with various forms of matter

Chris Muir

Muir, Chris

Associate Professor
christopher.muir@rochester.edu | (585) 276-7171
407 Hopeman

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Jong Hoon Nam

Nam, Jong Hoon

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
nam@me.rochester.edu | (585) 273-4555
212 Hopeman Building

Interests: Biophysics of inner ear sensory cells; Cell and tissue mechanics

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Renato Perucchio

Perucchio, Renato

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering
Program Director of Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures
rlp@me.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4069
415 Hopeman

Interests: Computational solid and structural mechanics; Engineering practices in Classical Antiquity

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David Quesnel

Quesnel, David J.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Materials Science

david.quesnel@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5215
220 Hopeman Hall
Website

Interests: Next Generation Piezoelectrics; Computer Simulation of Corrosion; Stress Corrosion Cracking

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Chuang Ren

Ren, Chuang

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Physics

Scientist of Laboratory for Laser Energetics
chuang.ren@rochester.edu | (585) 275-2048
214 Hopeman

Interests: High energy density physics (HEDP); Plasma astrophysics; High performance computing

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Albert Simon

Simon, Albert

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
Senior Scientist of Laboratory for Laser Energetics
simon@me.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4431
212 Hopeman Hall

Interests: Nuclear energy, with emphasis on nuclear fusion reactors

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John Thomas

Thomas, John H.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy

thomas@me.rochester.edu | (585) 275-4083
223 Hopeman Hall
Website

Interests: Astrophysical fluid dynamics; Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun and other stars