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Research Faculty

Center for Traffic Operations and Control

Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, NIATT Director

Engineering Physics 115

208-885-2957

ahmed@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Surveying, Highway Design & Traffic Systems, Simulation of Transportation Systems, Traffic Flow Theory, Intersection Traffic Operations
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering

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Suat Ay, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 212

208-885-2783

suatay@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Microelectronics I, Microelectronics I Lab, Microelectronics II, RF IC Design, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Mixed-Signal IC Design, Image Sensors and Systems
Areas of Expertise: Mixed-signal VLSI design, Analog electronics, Image sensors, Sensors and sensor electronics, High-Speed IC design

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Kevin Chang, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Engineering Physics 115

208-885-4028

kchang@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Civil Engineering, Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering, Traffic Systems Design, Civil Engineering Professional Seminar, Public Transportation
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering

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Jim Frenzel, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 207

208-885-7532

jfrenzel@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Digital Logic, Microcontrollers and lab, Background Study in Digital Computer Fundamentals, Digital Systems Engineering, Intro to VLSI Design
Areas of Expertise: Applications of genetic algorithms, VLSI testing and fault-tolerant computing, Algorithms, architectures and circuits for efficient solution of problems in communications, image processing and signal processing

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Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.

University Distinguished Professor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Endowed Chair in Power Engineering

Gauss-Johnson 201

208-885-6902

bjohnson@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Digital Logic, Logic Circuit Laboratory, Energy Systems I, Introduction to Power Systems, Power Systems Analysis, Power Electronic Circuits, Power Systems Planning and Resources, Symmetrical Components, Transients in Power Systems, Power System Protection and Relaying, Understanding Power Quality, Utility Applications of Power Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Power electronic applications for the control of power transmission and distribution systems, power system protection, power quality, superconductivity applications in transmission and distribution, energy storage systems, real time simulation of traffic systems and intelligent transportation systems

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Engineering Physics 115H

208-885-0139

mlowry@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Civil Engineering Analysis & Design, Sustainable Transportation and Community Design, Transportation Planning, Transportation Safety Analysis
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Engineering and Transportation Planning

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Center for Clean Vehicle Technology

Engineering Physics 324I

208-885-4932

sbeyer@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow

Courses: Lean Manufacturing, Advanced CAD, Capstone Design, Combustion Engine Systems.

Areas of Expertise Design Pedagogy, Combustion Science, Industrial Energy Conservation, Curriculum Design and Assessment

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Dan Cordon, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Gauss-Johnson 234H

208-885-7134

dcordon@uidaho.edu

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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James Martin Lab 71A

208-885-7435

bhe@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: biological engineering analysis and design, fundamentals of bioenergy and bioproducts, biofuels, thermochemical technologies for biomass conversion
Areas of Expertise: utilization of bio-based resources for value-added products and renewable energy through biological / biochemical / thermochemical processing.

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Gauss-Johnson 205

208-885-4341

hhess@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Energy Systems I, Advanced Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Power electronics, Electric machines and drives, Power quality

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CNR 102D

208-885-9454

Email Armando McDonald

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Forest Product Issues and Technology, Biocomposites, Lignocellulosic Biomass Chemistry, Biomaterial Product and Process Development
Areas of Expertise: Carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry, Wood materials chemistry and wood science, Biopolymer and Biomaterials science, Natural products chemistry
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Gauss-Johnson 234D

208-885-7330

eodom@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Computer Aided Design Methods, Machine Component Design I/II, Intermediate Mechanics of Materials, Advanced Computer Aided Design
Areas of Expertise: Applied Mechanics and Manufacturing; Experimental Stress Analysis; TQM

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Tao Xing, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Engineering Physics 324G

208-885-9032

xing@uidaho.edu

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, Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines, Vehicle Aerodynamics, Verification & Validation, Pulmonary Ventilation, Desalination Technology, Ship Hydrodynamics, Biofluids and Biomechanics

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Center for Transportation Infrastructure

Buchanan 108

208-885-1328

aibrahim@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Theory of Structures, Reinforced Concrete Design, Steel Design, Bridge Design, Strengthening & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures, Advanced Concrete Design, Dynamics of Structures
Areas of Expertise: Structural Engineering

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Buchanan 101

208-885-6481

sjung@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering Graphics, Rock Mechanics, Excavation & Materials Handling, Tunnel Design & Construction
Areas of Expertise: Geological Engineering

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Buchanan 106

208-885-8961

rnielsen@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Theory of Structures, Steel Design, Advanced Design of Steel Structures, Structural Reliability of Engineered Systems, Dynamics of Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Matrix Structural Analysis, Engineering Statics
Areas of Expertise: Structural Engineering

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Emad Kassem, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Buchanan 128

208-885-1025

ekassem@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Properties of Construction Materials, Pavement Preservation and Management, Engineering Statics, Engineering Mechanics of Materials
Areas of Expertise: Materials and Pavements Engineering

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Location

NIATT

Physical Address:
115 Engineering Physics Building
Moscow, ID 83844-0901

Phone: 208-885-0576

Fax: 208-885-2877

Email: niatt@uidaho.edu