From top left: Radhika Barua, Ph.D., Lane Carasik, Ph.D., Timothy McLaughlin, Ph.D., Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D., David Shepherd, Ph.D., Ahmet Sonmez, Ph.D.
From top left: Radhika Barua, Ph.D., Lane Carasik, Ph.D., Timothy McLaughlin, Ph.D., Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D., David Shepherd, Ph.D., Ahmet Sonmez, Ph.D.

New faculty and academic promotions

Six new faculty members have joined the VCU College of Engineering faculty to date in 2019. These researchers bring expertise in medical robotics, software engineering, thermal hydraulics and chemical engineering for food packaging.

A number of VCU Engineering’s current faculty members have also received academic promotions.

“VCU Engineering is off to a fantastic start! Not only have six new faculty joined the VCU Engineering family, but we had a banner year in terms of faculty promotions. I can’t wait to see what news week two will bring,” said Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Dean of the VCU College of Engineering and professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

New Faculty

Radhika Barua, Ph.D.

Radhika Barua, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Education: Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Northeastern University
Research interests: Multifunctional magnetic alloys; metal additive manufacturing; thermal management 

Lane Carasik, Ph.D.

Lane Carasik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of the FAST Research Group
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Education: Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University
Research interests: Computational and experimental thermal hydraulics; verification and validation; advanced energy system design

Timothy McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Timothy McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Education: Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University
Research Interests: Pulp and paper research and development; innovations for food packaging 

Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D.

Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Education: Ph.D. in thermophysics and molecular physics, Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, Minsk, Belarus
Research interests: Computational physics with emphasis on effects of plasma, laser and particle beams on materials

David Shepherd, Ph.D.

David Shepherd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Education: Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Delaware
Research interests: Software engineering; human-computer interaction; end-user programming; diversity in computer science

Ahmet Sonmez, Ph.D.

Ahmet Sonmez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Education: Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Houston
Research interests: Deep learning; image processing; medical robotics

The following faculty members have received academic promotions:

Vitaliy Avrutin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daniel Conway, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Thang Dinh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Computer Science

Carl Elks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stephen Fong, Ph.D.
Professor with Tenure
Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Carol Fung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Computer Science

Preetam Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor with Tenure
Department of Computer Science

Dean Krusienski, Ph.D.
Professor with Tenure
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Tyler McQuade, Ph.D.
Professor with Tenure
Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Gregory Triplett, Ph.D.
Professor with Tenure
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yanxiao Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hong-Sheng Zhou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Computer Science

 

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