Over the past several years, the department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering's research has steadily increased and diversified. This growth is attributed to dedicated research and leadership efforts of faculty members coupled with significant growth in Ph.D. student involvement. Each faculty member is engaged in broad, world-class research and has particular interests and activities in the following core research areas.


Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D.
Radhika Barua, Ph.D.
Carlos Castano, Ph.D.
Ravi Hadimani, Ph.D.
Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D.
Karla Mossi, Ph.D.
Gary Tepper, Ph.D.
Weining Wang, Ph.D.
Hong Zhao, Ph.D. 


Charles Cartin, Ph.D.
Frank Gulla, M.S., P.E.
Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D.
Bradley Nichols, Ph.D.
Joao Soares, Ph.D.
John Speich, Ph.D.

Nuclear Engineering

Braden Goddard, Ph.D.
James Miller, M.S., P.E.
Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D.
Supathorn Phongikaroon, P.E., Ph.D.
Jessika Rojas, Ph.D.
Zeyun Wu, Ph.D.

Thermal Fluid Systems

Lane Carasik, Ph.D.
Daren Chen, Ph.D.
Sheng-Chien Chen, Ph.D.
Laleh Golshahi, Ph.D.
Worth Longest, Ph.D.