Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Listed below are Dartmouth engineering faculty whose research interests and expertise involve mechanical engineering.

John P. Collier

Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation

Research Interests: 

Design and analysis of orthopedic prostheses; design and metallurgy of porous-metal-coated implants; study of implant/host interfaces; growth and repair of cartilage

Benoit Cushman-Roisin

Professor of Engineering
Director, Master of Engineering Management Program

Research Interests: 

Environmental transport processes; environmental fluid mechanics; industrial ecology; sustainable design; energy efficiency

Brenden Epps

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Fluid mechanics as related to marine propulsion, wind energy, and hydrokinetic energy; aeromechanical simulation and modeling of wind turbines; propulsion system design; analysis and optimization of hydrokinetic turbine systems.

Robert J. Graves

John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies, Emeritus
Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Tuck School of Business
Professor Emeritus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Research Interests: 

E-engineering information technologies; near real-time scheduling and dispatching; assembly system design; product design; multi-objective optimization; integrated material handling system concepting and design; intelligent control systems

Francis E. Kennedy Jr.

Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Research Interests: 

Surface mechanics and tribology (friction, wear, lubrication, surface deformation); mechanical design; mechanical behavior of materials; biomechanics

Christopher G. Levey

Associate Professor of Engineering
Director, Microengineering Laboratory
Director, Instructional Laboratories
Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests: 

Microfabrication technology; micro-optical systems and binary optics; micromechanical and electromechanical systems (MEMS); microrobotics

William Lotko

Sue and John Ballard '55 TT'56 Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Geospace environment; space plasma physics, modeling, simulation; electromagnetic fields and waves

Daniel R. Lynch

MacLean Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Scientific management of natural resources; physical/biological interactions in the coastal ocean; advanced computational methods with applications in water resources and environmental engineering

Vicki V. May

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Engineering education; inquiry-based learning; student-centered learning; K-12 and outreach activities; creativity; seismic engineering

Victor F. Petrenko

Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Research Interests: 

Materials science; physics of semiconductors; heat transfer and refrigeration technologies; ice physics and ice engineering; de-icing and anti-icing technology; ice and snow friction

Minh Q. Phan

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

System identification; iterative learning control; model predictive control; control of robotic swarms; intelligent control; adaptive control

Laura Ray

Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Dynamics and controls; nonlinear estimation; mobile robots; active noise control; damage detection in smart structures; mechatronics

Horst J. Richter

Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Bengt U.Ö. Sonnerup

Sydney E. Junkins 1887 Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Douglas W. Van Citters

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Orthopaedic failure analysis and design; wear of polymers; polymer processing; biomaterials and surgical device design

Vikrant Vaze

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Logistics and transportation; aviation; healthcare analytics; healthcare systems modeling; building energy analytics; systems optimization; game theory; data-driven and statistical modeling

Ulrike G.K. Wegst

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Mechanical performance of natural materials; biomaterials and tissue engineering; self-assembly; biotemplated materials; biomimetics; novel materials for nuclear fuel applications; multifunctional hybrid materials; materials selection and eco-design; eco-audits; materials in musical instruments and sports equipment; science education through interdisciplinary projects linking music, arts and sport