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Mechanical Engineering, Faculty

Eric Wolbrecht, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair and the Dean and Cindy Haagenson Mechanical Engineering Endowed Professor

Engineering Physics 324I


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Dynamics; Dynamic Modeling of Engineering Systems; Experimental Methods for Engineers; Lean Manufacturing; Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control; Control Systems; Applied State Estimation
Areas of Expertise: Rehabilitation Robotics, Nonlinear and Adaptive Control, Neurorehabilitation, Mechanism Design and Synthesis, Control of Pneumatic Actuators, State Estimation, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

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Gianluca Blois, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Campus: Boise
Courses: HVAC Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Methods in Fluid Dynamics
Areas of Expertise: Environmental, geophysical, and biological systems with emphasis on complex boundaries and interfaces

Gianluca Blois

Dan Cordon, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 234H


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Dynamics, Introduction to Mechanical Design, Thermodynamics, Capstone Design
Areas of Expertise: Internal combustion engines, specifically looking at performance and emissions characteristics of various alternative fuels and non-traditional means of ignition

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John C. Crepeau, Ph.D, P.E.

Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduates

EP 324M


Vibhav Durgesh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Engineering Physics 324N


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Experimental methods in fluids , Experimental methods for engineers, Fluid dynamics, Senior Design Capstone
Areas of Expertise: Fluid dynamics, Thermal-fluid systems, Experimental methods, Advanced data analysis, Viscous flow, Turbulence, Aerodynamics, and Aircraft design

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Kamal Kumar, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 234I


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Experimental Methods for Engineers, Heat Transfer
Areas of Expertise: Alternative Hydrocarbon and Biofuel Fuel Combustion Chemistry, Catalytic Combustion, Solid Fuel Combustion, Internal Combustion Engines

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Michael Maughan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Engineering Physics Building 324H


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Mechanics of Materials, Advanced Computer Aided Design, Mechanical Systems Design I/II, Mechanical Engineering Analysis
Areas of Expertise: Micromechanics of Materials, Defect Behavior in Crystalline Materials, Product Design and Development, Additive Manufacturing and Material Property Manipulation

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Joel Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 234D


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Mechanical Design Analysis, Computer Aided Design Methods, Mechanical Systems Design I/II, Assistive Technology for Physical Impairment
Areas of Expertise: Wearable Exoskeletons; Neurorehabilitation Research; Interdisciplinary Design; Prototype Development

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Gabriel Potirniche, P.E., Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor

JEB 125J


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Mechanics of Materials, Machine Design, Fatigue and Fracture, Finite Element Applications in Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Graduate Seminar
Areas of Expertise: Multiscale modeling of plasticity and damage behavior in metals; Fatigue and Fracture; Constitutive Modeling for Metallic Alloys; Atomistic Simulations, Crystal Plasticity, Anisotropic Plasticity; Finite Element Method; Solid Mechanics; Stress Analysis

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Daniel J. Robertson, Ph.D., P.E.

Grand Challenge Scholars Program Director, Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 234 G


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Mechanical Design Analysis, Engineering Grand Challenges, Compliant Mechanism Design, Crop Biomechanics
Areas of Expertise: Biomechanics, Agricultural Engineering, Interdisciplinary Design, Product Development

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Mark F. Roll, Ph.D., P.E.

NGeM Manager, Clinical Faculty

McClure Hall 407C

Campus: Moscow
Courses: First Year Engineering, Elements of Materials Science, Aerospace Materials
Focus Areas: Engineering Sustainability, Microelectronics Packaging, Polymers and Composites

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Engineering Physics 324L


Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: Failure Analysis; Fatigue and Fracture; Products and Liability/Expert Witness Testimony; Materials Properties Measurements and Modeling

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Matthew Swenson, Ph.D., P.E.

Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Program Director, Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 234J


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Interdisciplinary Capstone Design, Machine Component Design I
Areas of Expertise: Characterize and model radiation effects in metals and alloys, correlating microstructure and mechanical properties, enabling the development and validation of metals and alloys for advanced nuclear reactor applications

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Engineering Physics 324G


Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Turbomachinery, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Systems Design I/II, Thermal Energy System Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering Analysis, FE Exam Review
Areas of Expertise: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD),
Verification, validation  and  uncertainty  quantification,
Fluid-structure interaction,
Heat transfer

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Engineering Physics Building Rm. 324K

Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579