Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Faculty 

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Fereydoun Aghazadeh Aghazadeh, Fereydoun
Professor, Industrial Engineering
Georgia Gulf Endowed Professorship in Engineering
Office: 3250A PFT

Corina Barbalata

Barbalata, Corina
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
R.O. Martin Lumber Company Professorship

  • Robotics
  • Autonomy
  • Marine Systems
  • Industrial Automations
Office: 3290D PFT

Andrew Bechel Becnel, Andrew
Senior Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Education
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Composite Materials
  • Occupant and User Protection 
Office: 3240A PFT
Ram Devireddy Devireddy, Ram
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
DeSoto Parish Chapter LSU Alumni Professorship
Louisiana Land & Exploration Company Endowed Professorship
  • Bio-Nanufacturing and Design
  • Bio-Heat and Mass Transport
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Stem Cell Engineering
Office: 3290P PFT
Manas Gartia Gartia, Manas
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean’s Advisory Council Professorship
  • Molecular Biology
  • Optical Spectroscopy
  • Photonics
  • Lipidomics
Office: 3290Q PFT
Hunter Gilbert Gilbert, Hunter

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Wooley Professorship in Engineering Mechanics

  • Robotics
  • Continuum Robots
Office: 3240W PFT
Keith Gonthier Gonthier, Keith A.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Nader Sabbaghian Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
Director of the ME Undergraduate Program

  • High Speed Compressible Flow
  • Shock and Detonation Physics
Office: 3261D PFT
Shengmin Guo Guo, Shengmin

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Jack Holmes Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

  • Metal Based Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Additive Friction Stir Deposition
  • AM for Energy Innovation (Hydrogen, Wind, Nuclear)
Office: 3290L PFT
Robert Herbert Herbert, Robert
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Implantable and Wearable Electronics
  • Cardiovascular Sensors
  • Printing of Soft Materials and Electronics
  • Soft Robotics and Multifunctional Materials
Office: 3290F PFT
 Laura Ikuma Ikuma, Laura
Professor, Industrial Engineering
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Healthcare
  • Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Psychosocial Factors
Office: 3290R PFT

Michael Khonsari Khonsari, Michael M.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dow Chemical Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Degradation and Structural Integrity
  • Tribology and Fatigue
Office: 3283 PFT
Gerald Knapp Knapp, Gerald M.
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering
Fred B. & Ruth C. Zigler Professorship in Engineering
  • Data Science (Machine Learning and Analytics)
  • Supply Chain and Ecommerce Systems
  • Robotics
  • Automation and Integration
Office: 3250B PFT

Guoqiang Li Li, Guoqiang
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Major Morris S. & DeEtte A. Anderson Memorial Alumni Professor
John W. Rhea, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Engineering

  • Smart Polymers: Shape Memory and Self-healing
  • Engineering Mechanics: Constitutive Modeling
  • Additive Manufacturing: Polymer Composites
  • Machine Learning: Smart Polymers and Structure
Office: 3250D PFT
Christopher Marvel Marvel, Christopher
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Processing Microstructure Property Relationships
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy 
Office: 3290J PFT
Wen Jin Meng Meng, Wen Jin
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Gerald Cire & Lena Grand Williams Endowed Professorship in ME
Smiley and Bernice Romero Raborn Chair in ME
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Response of Materials
  • Surface Engineering and Functional Ceramics
  • Microfabrication
Office: 3270E PFT
Shyam Menon

Menon, Shyam
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

  • Propulsion and Power Generation
  • Thermo-fluids
Office: 3270H PFT

 Dorel Moldovan Moldovan, Dorel

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fruehan Family Distinguished Professorship

  • Atomistic Simulations
  • Modeling and Simulation of Materials
Office: 3290N PFT
Isabelina Nahmens Nahmens, Isabelina

Professor, Industrial Engineering
Director of the IE Program

  • Quality Management, Assurance and Control
  • Manufacturing Systems and Lean Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Lean Construction and Offsite Homebuilding
Office: 3261C PFT
 Dimitris Nikitopoulos Nikitopoulos, Dimitris E.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Alexis and Marguerite Voorhies Professorship
Richard J. and Katherine J. Distinguished Professorship
MIE Department Chair

  • Design Additive Manufacturing
  • Experimental and Numerical Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphase Flows and Multiscale Phenomena
Office: 3261E PFT
Seyed Nooraie Nooraie, Seyed Vahid Reza
Instructor, Industrial Engineering
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Operations Research
  • Machine Learning
  • Simulation 
Office: 3290B PFT
Ope Owoyele Owoyele, Ope
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Turbulent Combustion Modeling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
Office: 3290E PFT
Genevieve Palardy Palardy, Geneviève
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer Composite Manufacturing
  • Joining Methods for Composites
  • Additive Manufacturing
Office: 3290H PFT
Sunggook Park Park, Sunggook
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
L. R. Daniel Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Nanomanufacturing
Office: 3290M PFT
Katherine Pettrey Pettrey, Katherine
Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Education
  • Student Success
  • Real-World Engineering
Office: 3240C PFT
Salar Saadatian Saadatian, Salar
Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer 
Office: 3290C PFT

 Bhaba Sarker Sarker, Bhaba R.
Professor, Industrial Engineering
Elton G. Yates Distinguished Professor in Industrial Engineering
Office: 3290T PFT

Ingmar Schoegl Schoegl, Ingmar

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Chevron Professorship of Engineering in ME
Director of the ME Graduate Program

  • Combustion Science
  • Sustainable Fuels
  • Numerical Modeling and Data Science
  • Instrumentation and Mechatronics
Office: 3290K PFT
Kshitiz Upadhyay Upadhyay, Kshitiz
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Soft Materials
  • High Strain Rate Characterization
  • Scientific Machine Learning
  • Injury Biomechanics
Office: 3290G PFT
Muhammad Wahab Wahab, Muhammad A.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Formosa Plastics Endowed Professorship
  • Solid Mechanics, Pressure Vessels
  • Weld Mechanics and Modeling
  • Friction Stir Welding, Stress Analysis
  • Materials Characterization
Office: 3270F PFT
Eamonn Walker Walker, Eamonn
Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
Office: 3240B PFT
 Ying Wang Wang, Ying
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Technology and Materials
  • Nanomaterials Synthesis
Office: 3290S PFT
Harris Wong Wong, Harris
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fritz & Frances M. Blumer Endowed Professorship in ME
  • Heat Pipes
  • Heat transfer with Evaporation Kinetics
  • Perturbation Methods
  • Thin Films
Office: 3270G PFT

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Jang, Joonyoung Assistant Professor of Research in Mechanical Engineering

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Amous, Osama Adjunct Instructor 
Baran, Adam Adjunct Instructor
Bourdin, Blaise

Adjunct Professor
Carver, David Adjunct Associate Professor
Dunham, Michael Adjunct Associate Professor 
Eller, Michael Adjunct Instructor

Fuchs, Sidney

Executive in Residence
Gillio, Clifford Adjunct Instructor
Guillot, Michael Adjunct Instructor
Jagneaux, Tonya Adjunct Associate Professor 
Juneau, Richard Coordinator - Industrial Relations
Mallow, Andrew MIE Industry Coordination Liaison
Peck, Jerry Adjunct Instructor
Shao, Shuai Adjunct Associate Professor
Shelton, Thomas Adjunct Instructor
Yang, Shizhong Adjunct Associate Professor

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Acharya, Sumanta Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the L. R. Daniels Endowed Professorship and the Francis & Fritz Blumer Professorship
Arnas, A. Özer Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Courter, Robert W. Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the A. J. M. "Bubba" Oustalet Professorship of Engineering
Daniel, Lawrence R. "Dan" Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Former Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (1962-1976)
Harvey, Craig M., PE Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering
Former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Engineering
Murphy, Michael C. Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the Roy O. Martin Lumber Co. Distinguished Professorship in the College of Engineering
Sabbaghian, Mehdi Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the Chevron Professorship in Engineering
Former Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (1998-2002)
Sinclair, Glenn

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the Groves Hodge Professorship of Mechanical Engineering
Former Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (2002-2003; 2005-2008)

Waggenspack, Warren

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Held the Ned Adler Scholarship

Yannitell, Daniel W. Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the Fritz and Frances Blumer Professorship of Engineering

We remember and recognize those faculty who have contributed to our department through the years. The following is a partial list of such contributors based on our current knowledge.
Name Contributions
Tryfon T. Charalampopoulos

(1985 – 2020) -- Professor of Mechanical Engineering, held the Ted and Esther Walker Professorship and the Al East Jr. Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering.

Areas of Contribution: Heat Transfer, Combustion, Thermodynamics, Optical Diagnostics, Renewable Energy.

Dr. Charalampopoulos, known as “Dr. C” to his students and many of his colleagues, taught subjects such as heat transfer, thermodynamics, combustion, internal combustion engines, renewable and nuclear power plant design, and laser diagnostics (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels) throughout the span of his 35-year career at LSU. In research, he made seminal contributions in combustion, radiative heat transfer diagnostics, and soot formation and characterization, among several other subjects. He also served as associate dean for academics in the College of Engineering and as interim department chair of mechanical engineering.

Raman, Aravamudhan

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Held the Chevron Professorship in Engineering