Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Dr. M. Appa AnjanappaAppa_Anjanappa_new_cr_1, Professor
Phone: (410) 455-3307
Office: ENGR225K
Email:  anjanapp@umbc.edu
 
Research interests: mechatronics [sensors, control, and actuators], smart materials, design, cutting tools, and manufacturing.
 
 
Dr. Dwayne Arola, ProfessorArola_picture
Phone: (410) 455-3310
Office: ENGR211
Email:  darola@umbc.edu
 
Research interests: mechanical behavior of materials, environmental and/or manufacturing factors that influence material performance and durability, properties of hard biological tissues, engineered biomaterials, and interfaces between hard tissues and biomaterials
 
Dr. Panos Charalmbides, ProfessorPanos_primary
Phone: (410) 455-3346
Office: ENGR210B
Email:  panos@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  Mechanics of materials and micromechanics modeling, nonlinear material behavior, finite elements and computational mechanics in material research, theoretical  and numerical considerations of the failure process in  brittle and ductile materials, and fracture mechanics.  Fiber composites, thin film decohesion and mechanics of interfaces.  Laminated composites and delamination cracking.  Biomechanics, Manufacturing processes and Fixturing.
 
 
Dr. Charles Eggleton, Professor and ChairEggleton_Primary
Phone: (410) 455-3334
Office: ENGR205
Email:  eggleton@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  mechanical behavior of deformable particles including biological cells, the influence of hydrodynamic forces and applied external forces on cell behavior, effect of cell compliance on adhesion –detachment to substrates and other cells, kinetic properties of single intermolecular bonds at the nanoscale, and high throughput measurements of cell mechanical properties
 
 
 
Dr. Tony Farquhar, Associate ProfessorT_Farquhar_Primary
Graduate Program Director
Phone: (410) 455-3339
Office: ENGR217
Email:  farquhar@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  applying quantitative structural analysis to issues that affect human nutrition, safety, and security at global scales: food production, high speed transport, medical devices, and geohazard detection
 
 
 
Dr. Aktar S. KhanProfessorAkhtar_Khan
Phone: (410) 455-3301
Office: ENGR224
Email:  khan@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  emerging materials (nanocrystalline metals and polymers), new metal alloys, constitutive modeling of finite plastic behavior at high strain rates and quasi‑static loading, and damage and failure modeling of composite materials and ceramics
 
 
 
Dr. Soobum LeeAssistant ProfessorPhoto Soobum Lee - IMG_5794
Phone: (410) 455-3314
Office: ENGR214
Email:  sblee@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  energy harvesting (EH) device design, topology optimization, robust design, and reliability based design optimization
 
 
 
Dr. Ronghui MaAssociate ProfessorMa_Primary
Phone: (410) 455-1965
Office: ENGR215
Email:  roma@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  heat, mass, and momentum transport in a wide range of applications including film growth for energy-efficient electronic devices, novel material processing for photovoltaic applications, and nanomaterials for treatment of cancer; material processing for energy-efficient electronic devices and low-cost photovoltaic facilities
 
 
 
Dr. Carlos Romero-TalamasAssistant ProfessorRomero-Talamas
Phone: (410) 455-8049
Office: ENGR222
Email:  romero@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  interactions between materials, charged particles, and electromagnetic radiation; dusty plasmas and their applications in astrophysics to materials processing

 

Dr. Neil S RothmanLecturerNeil Rothman photo
Phone: (410) 455-5507
Office: ENGR221
Email:  nrothman@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  product design and development, medical device design and manufacturing, application of design thinking, innovation and creativity, entrepreneurship, intellectual property strategy
 
 
 
Dr. Anne SpenceProfessor of the PracticeSpence_Primary
Undergraduate Program Director
Phone: (410) 455-3308
Office: ENGR213
Email:  aspence@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  K-12 engineering education, engineering epistemologies, engineering learning mechanisms, engineering learning systems, engineering diversity and inclusiveness, and engineering assessment, best practices in educating teachers and engaging students to persevere through the STEM pipeline
 
 
Dr. Karl V SteinerProfessorSteiner
Vice President for Research
Phone: (410) 455-5636
Email:  steinerk@umbc.edu
 
 Research interests:  Computer Visualization, Image Analysis Methodologies, Robotic Haptic Simulations, Nondestructive Evaluation and Manufacturing Science; Composite Materials, Robotic Fiber Placement, Filament Winding, Resin Transfer Molding, Vacuum Assisted RTM; Ultrasonic NDE, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computer-Aided Tomography.

Recent research interests are focused on Interactive Immersive Visualization Methodologies for the life sciences, primarily on Immersive Complex Multi-variant Data Analysis and on Biomedical Imaging with a focus on Virtual Surgery Simulations.

 

Dr. Uri TaschProfessorTasch_Primary

Phone: (410) 455-3305
Office: ENGR225B
Email:  tasch@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  relationships between locomotion abnormalities and neurological diseases and injuries; diagnostic technology to detect the presence and assesses the severity of (a)lameness in dairy cows, (b) muscular injury in animals and humans, and (c) neurological diseases [e.g. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), environmental (Parkinson’s) disease]
 
 
 
Dr. L. D. Timmie TopoleskiProfessorFac_Tim_Topoleski_new_cr_0_1
Phone: (410) 455-3302
Office: ENGR225C
Email:  topoleski@umbc.edu
 
Research interests:  fundamental mechanisms of material behavior, creation and manufacture of new biomaterials, material surface modifications to prevent wear and corrosion, micro- and nano-structural modifications to increase fatigue and fracture resistance, structural and functional changes in human arteries resulting from aging
  
 
Dr. Liang ZhuAssociate ProfessorL_Zhu_primary
Phone: (410) 455-3332
Office: ENGR220
Email:  zliang@umbc.edu
 
Research interests: magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia, photothermal therapy using gold nanoshells/nanorods in cancer therapy, targeted brain cooling using an interstitial cooling device, using laser or heating catheters in bacterial disinfection in endodontics
 
 
 
Dr. Weidong Zhu, ProfessorW_Zhu_Primary
Phone: (410) 455-3394
Office: ENGR225H
Email:  wzhu@umbc.edu
 
Research interests: dynamics, vibration, control, applied mechanics, structural health monitoring, and wind energy
 
 
 
Dr. Marc ZupanAssociate ProfessorZupan-1
Phone: (410) 455-6822
Office: ENGR225L
Email:  mzupan@umbc.edu
 
Research interests: microscale specimen testing, engineered micro-architecture multifunctional material topologies, disparate phase materials, cellular solids, cork cellular solids, friction stir welding, carbon nanotube infused multi-length scale composites, ductile fracture and stress triaxiality effects on response.

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Christian VonKerczek, Associate Professor EmeritusFac_Photo_Chris_von_kerczek_cr
Phone: (410) 266-5421
Office: ENGR205
Email:  kerczek@umbc.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Shlomo Carmi, Professor EmeritusCarmi_2nd_Primary
Phone: (410) 455-3313
Office: ENGR225E
Email:  carmi@umbc.edu
 
Research interests: hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence, non-Newtonian fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, numerical methods and computer simulations, engineering education

Part-time Faculty

Dr. David IrvineDavid_Irvine_cr_small
Phone: (410) 455-8139
Office: ENGR216
Email:  dirvine1@umbc.edu
 
 
 

Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Marc MogaveroPhoto_Marc_Mogavero_cr_small
Phone: (410) 455-8139
Office: ENGR216
Email:  mogavero@umbc.edu

 

 

 

Mr. George Quinngeorge_quinn_in_office
Phone: (301)-977-3691
Office: ENGR

Email:  georgequinn1@verizon.net
Research interests:  Mechanical properties and fractographic analysis of ceramics, glasses, and brittle composites. My current emphasis is on dental restorative materials. I also am heavily involved with formal documentary standards work in the military, ASTM, ISO, and other venues.