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Engineering & Physical Science

Engineering and Physical Science faculty consist of full-time professors with degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. and abroad. Our faculty members are involved in world-class research sponsored by national agencies and industries. 

Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 234

508-999-8357
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Research

Research interests

  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer of the ocean, and the engineering tools needed to study them
  • Oceanic sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the circulation and the air-sea interaction
  • Theory, simulations, and observational analysis of sub-mesoscale features in the ocean
Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 234

508-999-8357
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Research

Research interests

  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer of the ocean, and the engineering tools needed to study them
  • Oceanic sub-mesoscale frontal gradients and mesoscale eddies, and their role in setting up the circulation and the air-sea interaction
  • Theory, simulations, and observational analysis of sub-mesoscale features in the ocean
Banafsheh Seyedaghazadeh
Banafsheh Seyedaghazadeh

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Science & Engineering 116C

508-999-8567
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Research

Research interests

  • Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Flow-Induced Vibration
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Renewable Energy
Changsheng Chen
Changsheng Chen

Commonwealth Professor & Montgomery Charter Chair

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 226

508-910-6388
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Research

Research interests

  • Modeling and observational exploration of coastal ocean circulation
  • Oceanic frontal processes
  • Biological and physical interactions
  • Arctic Ocean and Climate Change
  • Multi-scaling ocean model developments
Daniel MacDonald - professor - SMAST, College of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Daniel MacDonald

Professor / Co-Chairperson

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Violette Research 107B

508-910-6334
dmacdonald@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence and Mixing
  • River Plume Dynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Vehicles
Daniel MacDonald - professor - SMAST, College of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Daniel MacDonald

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 233

508-910-6334
dmacdonald@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbulence and Mixing
  • River Plume Dynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Data Collection with Autonomous Vehicles
Geoffrey Cowles
Geoffrey Cowles

Associate Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 218

508-910-6397
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Research

Research interests

  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Shape Optimization and Design
  • High Performance Computing
  • Coupled Marine Bio-Physical Models
Hangjian Ling
Hangjian Ling

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Violette Research 214

508-999-8540
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Research

Research interests

  • Experimental fluid dynamics in turbulence, boundary layers, multiphase flows
  • Super-hydrophobic surfaces and the wetting dynamics
  • Collective behavior such as bird flocks, fish schools, human crowds and cell colonies
  • 3D Imaging technologies using digital holography and stereo-imaging
Mehdi Raessi
Mehdi Raessi

Professor / Graduate Program Director

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 226

508-999-8496
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Research

Research interests

  • Interfacial flows
  • Multi-phase flows with phase change
  • Energy systems (renewable/conventional)
  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Scientific and High-Performance Computing
Miles Sundermeyer
Miles Sundermeyer

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A

508-999-8892
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Research

Research interests

  • Small-scale vertical and horizontal mixing processes
  • Dye release and Lagrangian drifter studies
  • Numerical modeling of two- and three-dimensional turbulent flows
  • Numerical modeling of physical and biological interactions
Caiwei Shen
Caiwei Shen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 211

508-999-8449
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Research

Research interests

  • Multifunctional composites
  • Energy storage materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Sensors
  • Electrochemistry
Mazdak Tootkaboni
Mazdak Tootkaboni

Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Textiles 227

508-999-8465
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Research

Research interests

  • Stochastic computational mechanics and uncertainty quantification
  • Construction of consistent data-driven stochastic models
  • Stochastic multi-scale modeling of heterogeneous materials
  • Design topology optimization under uncertainty
  • Stochastic non-linear analysis of thin-walled structures
Patick Cappillino
Patrick Cappillino

Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Violette Research 201C

508-910-6639
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Vijaya B. Chalivendra
Vijaya Chalivendra

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 209

508-910-6572
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Research

Research interests

  • Composite Materials
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Dynamic Characterization of Materials
  • Damage Sensing
  • Nano-mechanical Characterization
Wei-Shun Chang
Wei-Shun Chang

Assistant Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dion 112

508-999-8247
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Research

Research interests

  • Plasmonics and metamaterials
  • Electocatalysis and photocatalysis
  • Optoelectronics (2D materials, hybrid structures)
  • Chiral metamaterials
  • Single molecule/particle spectroscopy development
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Walaa Mogawer

Commonwealth Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fall River 131A

508-910-9824
wmogawer@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Asphalt materials and mixtures
  • Pavement Design and Management
  • Superpave
  • Traffic and transportation Engineering
David R. Manke
David Manke

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Violette Research 201B

508-910-6554
dmanke@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Covalen Metal-Organic Networks
  • Catalysis and Small Molecule Activation
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Historical Werner Complexes
Patick Cappillino
Patrick Cappillino

Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Violette Research 201C

508-910-6639
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Wei-Shun Chang
Wei-Shun Chang

Assistant Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dion 112

508-999-8247
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Research

Research interests

  • Plasmonics and metamaterials
  • Electocatalysis and photocatalysis
  • Optoelectronics (2D materials, hybrid structures)
  • Chiral metamaterials
  • Single molecule/particle spectroscopy development
Kihan Park
Kihan Park

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Textiles 213

508-999-8549
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Research

Research interests

  • Medical Robotics
  • Micro-scale Sensing/Actuation
  • Machine Learning
  • Biosignal Processing
Ramprasad Balasubramanian
Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Provost / Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs / Provost
Foster Administration 315

508-999-8069
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Research

Research interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Motion Detection and Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition
David Brown
David Brown

Professor

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fall River 123

508-910-9852
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Research

Research interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics
David Brown
David Brown

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 214F

508-999-8479
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Research

Research interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics
Dayalan Kasilingam
Dayalan Kasilingam

Professor / Chairperson

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 217C

508-999-8534
dkasilingam@umassd.edu

Research

Research interests

  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Wireless Communications
Honggang Wang
Honggang Wang

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 221B

508-999-8469
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Research

Research interests

  • Internet of Things and Connected Health
  • Body Area Networks (BAN) and Wireless Multimedia
  • Multimedia Processing and Communications, Cyber and Multimedia Security, Mobile Multimedia and Cloud, Edge Computing
  • Wireless Networks and Cyber-physical System
  • Big Data in mHealth, Data Engineering and Machine Learning
John Buck
John Buck

Chancellor Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dion 324B

508-999-9237
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Research

Research interests

  • Signal Processing
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Animal Bioacoustics
  • Engineering Pedagogy
Paul Gendron
Paul Gendron

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 214D

508-999-8510
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Research

Research interests

  • Adaptive filtering for angle-delay-Doppler spread channels
  • Low probability of detection acoustic communications
  • Magnetic anomaly detection and tracking
  • Seismic event detection and classification
Yifei Li
Yifei Li

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 214B

508-999-8841
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