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Last Name (field_last_name)

Bradley R. Adams
Associate Professor
Office
360-I EB
Office Phone
801-422-6545
Email
brad.adams@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 1-2pm

Research

Combustion Simulations, Radiative Heat Transfer, Advanced Energy Systems, Air Quality

 

Background

Bradley Adams joined BYU in 2015 after 30 years in industry, including positions at GenRad, MIT Lincoln Laboratories, and Reaction Engineering International. He has significant experience in technical management and has performed R&D in the areas of heat transfer, combustion, and air pollution control, with an emphasis on CFD simulation of these processes. Current research interests include advanced power generation systems, radiative heat transfer, and air quality simulations. 

 

Jonathan D. Blotter
Professor
Office
350P EB
Office Phone
801-422-7820
Email
jblotter@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday: 12pm-1pm

Research

Structural Dynamics, Vibration, Acoustics, Noise Control, Vibration Control

 

Background

Jon Blotter has focused research in structural dynamics, vibration, and acoustics. Areas of currently funded research include vibration control, noise control, energy based vibration and acoustic control, and rocket noise. Dr. Blotter helped developed the BYU Acoustics Research Group that now consists of 4 full-time faculty members in Mechanical Engineering and Physics and consists of approximately 30 graduate and undergraduate students.

Anton E. Bowden
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Office
350K EB
Office Phone
801-422-4760
Email
abowden@byu.edu
Office Hours

Office hours can be reserved in advance at https://tiny.cc/BowdenOfficeHours.

Book an Appointment

 

Research

Dr. Bowden's primary research interests are in spinal biomechanics and medical device design, with an emphasis on developing an improved understanding of the mechanical triggers for low back pain. He uses non-linear finite element analysis, medical imaging, and mechanical testing to characterize the responses of biological soft tissues.

He has a strong educational focus on developing engineering leaders who will recognize and act on opportunities to make the world a better place.

Current Collaborations:

Background

Anton E. Bowden joined the mechanical engineering department at BYU in 2007, where he promptly founded the BYU Applied Biomechanics Engineering Laboratory.

Steven K. Charles
Associate Professor
Office
350J EB
Office Phone
801-422-7369
Email
skcharles@byu.edu
Office Hours

During Fall 2019 semester:

Monday 2-3 pm

Wednesday 3-4 pm

Friday 4-5 pm

Research

Biomechanics and neural control of movement, movement disorders, technology for assisting and rehabilitating patients with movement disorders. For more information, visit our lab website:

neuromechanicsLogo

 

Background

Steven K. Charles is a faculty member of Mechanical Engineering and Neuroscience. Before coming to BYU in 2010, Steven investigated cerebellar ataxia as a post-doctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, characterized human wrist movement behavior as a PhD student in Mechanical and Medical Engineering in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and obtained an MS degree from MIT and a BS degree from BYU, both in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Mark B. Colton
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Office
350I EB
Office Phone
801-422-6303
Email
colton@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday: 2:00-3:00 pm

Research

Mechatronic Systems, Dynamic Systems, Robotics, Haptic Interfaces

Background

EDUCATION

PhD, University of Utah, 2006

MS, University of Utah, 2001

BS, University of Utah, 1997


EXPERIENCE

2012 to present, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

2012 to Present, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Douglas Cook
Assistant Professor
Office
360P EB
Office Phone
801-422-0193
Email
d.cook@byu.edu
Office Hours

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Research

Crop Biomechanics

 

Background

Dr. Cook earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Utah State along with minors in mathematics and Mandarin Chinese. He received Masters and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
His research has been supported by grants from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, and industry. His research findings have been published fields as diverse as acoustics, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, agronomy, medicine, and botany.

 

Dr. Crane
Professor
Office
350A EB
Email
nbcrane@byu.edu
Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Research

Additive Manufacturing (AM), powder metallurgy, electrowetting, wetting transitions on textured surfaces, and surface tension driven microfluidics

See also the CREATE lab website

Background

Nathan Crane joined the faculty of BYU as professor of mechanical engineering in 2018 after 12 years at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Crane completed a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005.

Julie Crockett
Associate Professor
Office
350C EB
Office Phone
801-422-2232
Email
crockettj@byu.edu
Research

Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Computational Methods and Analysis

 

Background

Julie Crockett came to BYU in 2007. She received her Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in areas of fluid dynamics, including environmental flows, which are often characterized by fluids of differing densities, and passive drag reduction mechanisms. She is interested in the effect of internal waves on global circulations in the ocean and atmosphere in addition to energy harvesting. She uses theory, computational fluid dynamics, experimentation, and ocean data as a part of her research.

David T. Fullwood
Professor
Office
350N EB
Office Phone
801-422-6316
Email
dfullwood@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-11:00am

Research

Composites, Nano-composites, Microscopy, Computational Methods in Materials Science

 

Background

David Fullwood is a member of the Materials group in the Mechanical Engineering Department at BYU. Following his PhD in mathematics he spent 12 years working for the nuclear industry in the UK. As Head of R&D and Head of Mechanical Engineering he developed high-speed energy storage flywheels based on novel composites for two spin-off companies. The result was the most high-tech flywheel available, with applications on the NY Metro, a Fuji wind farm and other areas requiring energy smoothing. Dr Fullwood returned to academia in 2004, with a brief spell at Drexel University followed by his current position at BYU.

Steven E. Gorrell
Associate Professor
Office
350D EB
Office Phone
801-422-2759
Email
sgorrell@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday 10-11, 3-4

Wednesday 10-11, 3-4

Thursday 3-4

Research

Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbomachinery, Computational Science and Engineering, Engineering Education

 

Background

Dr. Steve Gorrell joined the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department in 2007 following an eighteen year career as an Aerospace Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate. Dr. Gorrell is an internationally recognized leader in the use of high performance computing (HPC), hi-fidelity time-accurate CFD, and Particle Image Velocimetry to investigate and understand unsteady flow physics in high performance gas turbine engine fans and compressors.

Eric R. Homer
Associate Professor
Office
350L EB
Office Phone
801-422-4462
Email
eric.homer@byu.edu
Office Hours

Can be contacted through e-mail: eric.homer@byu.edu

Research

Materials Modeling, Grain Boundary Structure-Property Relationships, Mechanical Behavior of Polycrystalline Metals

 

Background

Eric R. Homer is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with research and teaching emphases in Materials Science & Engineering. As a Materials Scientist and Mechanical Engineer, Eric investigates how the atomic- and micro-scale structure of materials affects their macroscopic properties that can be used in the design and construction of engineering structures. His main research focus is in computational materials science where he has developed models and software to simulate a variety of material phenomena.

Larry L. Howell
Professor and Associate Academic Vice President
Office
A-376 ASB
Office Phone
801-422-5995
Email
lhowell@byu.edu
Office Hours

By Appointment

Research

Compliant Mechanisms, including Origami-Inspired Mechanisms, Microelectromechanical Systems, Medical Devices, and Compliant Space Mechanisms

 

Background

Larry L Howell is an Associate Academic Vice President and Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Prof. Howell received his B.S. degree from BYU and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Prior to joining BYU in 1994 he was a visiting professor at Purdue University, a finite element analysis consultant for Engineering Methods, Inc., and an engineer on the design of the YF-22 (the prototype for the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor).

Brian D. Iverson
Associate Professor
Office
360J EB
Office Phone
801-422-7514
Email
bdiverson@byu.edu
Office Hours

By appointment.

Research

Flux Lab

 

 

Heat Transfer, Condensation, Micro/Nanoscale Transport, Sensors & Biosensors, Solar-Thermal Energy. For more info, see the Flux Lab. Students interested in working with us, please read this information.

 

Background

Brian D. Iverson joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 2012 and received an NSF CAREER Award in 2018 for his work in radiative cooling. His current interests include heat and mass transfer involving high aspect ratio structures for use in sensors, energy and thermal management applications.  Prior to his current position, he worked as a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. While there his research included thermal storage integration in trough solar-thermal power plants, supercritical CO2 Brayton cycles for solar, thermocline energy storage, flux sensors for closed-loop tracking, among others.

Brian D. Jensen
Professor
Office
350G EB
Office Phone
801-422-6030
Email
bdjensen@byu.edu
Research

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Biological MEMS, Electrical Contacts, Modeling of Systems in Diverse Energy Domains

 

Background

Brian D. Jensen received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received an M.S. degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 2004. In 1998 and 1999, he spent sixteen months as a micro mechanism designer at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He has performed research and published papers in a wide variety of design topics, including microelectromechanical systems and compliant mechanisms.

Oliver K. Johnson
Assistant Professor
Office
350M EB
Office Phone
801-422-0972
Email
ojohnson@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday: 3:00pm-4:0pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Research

Microstructure Design; Grain Boundary Networks; Microstructure-Properties Models; Multi-scale Modelling & Homogenization; Synthesis of Advanced Materials;

 

Background

Oliver K. Johnson joined the faculty of the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015. His research incorporates theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches to design and synthesize advanced materials. Areas of particular interest include the design of defect networks in hard synthesis of designed microstructures. Dr. Johnson is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Before coming to BYU, Dr. Johnson received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) and completed his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. he also received a B.S.

Matthew R. Jones Brigham Young University Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor
Office
360H EB
Office Phone
801-422-3070
Email
mrjones@byu.edu
Office Hours

By appointment.

Research

Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Reduced Order Modeling, Biomass Cookstoves, Thermophysical Property Measurement

 

Background
Matthew R. Jones an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at BYU. He teaches courses in the areas of heat transfer and thermodynamics. Currently, he is involved in research projects related to clean burning biomass cookstoves, application of thermography to additive manufacturing processes, dynamic control of radiative surface properties and thermophysical property measurements. Prior to coming to BYU, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Arizona, and a Science and Technology Agency Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan.

Marc D. Killpack
Assistant Professor
Office
360E EB
Office Phone
801-422-6342
Email
marc_killpack@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm (office)

Tuesday: 10:00am-11:00am (in 140 EB)

Tuesday: 1:00pm-2:00pm (office)

Research

Soft Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, Controls, Robot Manipulation, Computer vision and 3D Sensing, Haptic Sensing

 

Background

Marc Killpack completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined BYU as an Assistant Professor in December of 2013.  His areas of expertise include soft robotics, human-robot interaction, controls, mechanics and perception for robotics and other automated systems.  His current research interests relate to improving modeling and control for robot manipulation in unstructured and difficult environments.  This includes applications related to search and rescue, disaster response and human-robot interaction. 

Spencer P. Magleby
Professor
Office
350 Maeser Building
Office Phone
801-422-3151
Email
magleby@byu.edu
Office Hours

By appointment.

Research

Engineering Design, Product Development, Compliant Mechanisms

 

Background

Professor Magleby came to BYU in 1989 after 6 years in the military aircraft industry developing tools for advanced aircraft design and manufacture, concurrent engineering methods, and interdisciplinary design teams. At BYU he has pursued research in design of products that use new mechanism technologies, design tools and processes that bridge engineering and business, and engineering team formation and management. Dr. Magleby teaches design at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is interested in educational partnerships with industry.

Christopher A. Mattson
Professor
Office
360C EB
Office Phone
801-422-6544
Email
mattson@byu.edu
Office Hours

Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am

Thursday: 2:00-3:00pm

Research

Product Development, Design for the Developing World, Engineering Design Theory and Methodology, Multiobjective and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

 

Background

Christopher A. Mattson directs BYU's Design Exploration Research Group, which is focused on creating design tools and method that assist engineers in developing products that have the greatest possible benefit to humanity.  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BS 99, MS 01) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PhD 03), an inventor on multiple patents, and he has authored dozens of journal publications on the topics of design and optimization.

Daniel Maynes
Professor
Office
360K EB
Email
maynes@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-11:00am

Research

SuperhydrophobicSurface Flow Physics and Thermal Transport, Microscale Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Transport, Cavitation in Liquid Flows, Train Aerodynamics, Elecroosmotic Flow and Heat Transport, TurbomachineryCFD and Analysis, Supersonic Jet Acoustics

 

Background

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

Superhydrophobicsurface flow physics and thermal transport,Microscale fluid mechanics and heat transfer, electroosmotic flow transport phenomena, turbomachinery design and analysis, jet cavitation and acoustics, thermal properties of ash deposits in industrial boilers, convection heat transfer and fluid mechanics applications

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. University of Utah, 1997, Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation: "On Rotating Bluff Body Flows"
M.S. Utah State University, 1993, Mechanical Engineering

Tim McLain
Professor
Office
240-I EB
Office Phone
801-422-6537
Email
mclain@byu.edu
Office Hours

By Appointment Only (email)

Research

Dynamic systems, control system design; guidance, dynamics, control, and autonomy of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

 

Background

Tim McLain has taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University since 1995. After completing his MS degree at BYU, he worked for two years with Sarcos, Inc. in Salt Lake City on the design, modeling, and control of fluid-power systems for robotics applications. While completing his PhD work at Stanford University, Professor McLain worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute on the control of underwater robotic vehicles. Since joining BYU, he has been actively involved in the control of hydraulic actuation systems and microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

Troy Munro
Assistant Professor
Office
350E EB
Office Phone
801-422-6541
Email
troy.munro@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday 9:00-10:00 am

Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am

Friday: 12:00-1:00 pm

Research

Nuclear Energy, Heat Transfer in Biology, Thermal Behavior of Materials, Fluorescence Thermometry, Thermophysical Properties 

 

Background

Troy R. Munro joined the Mechanical Engineering department at BYU as an assistant professor in 2016.  He received a concurrent BS/MS from Utah State University in 2012 and a dual PhD from Utah State University and the Katholieke Universeit (KU) Leuven in 2016 in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics. His background is in microgravity boiling behavior with NASA, thermal properties of natural and synthetic spider silk, and fluorescence thermometry. His research is focused on the thermal behavior of materials and energy systems, along with developing the instrumentation needed to measure these systems.

S. Andrew Ning
Assistant Professor
Office
360F EB
Office Phone
801-422-1815
Email
aning@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday: 2:00-3:00pm

Tuesday: 4:00-5:00pm

Wednesday: 3:00-4:00pm

Friday:1:00-2:00pm

Research

Aerodynamics, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Aircraft Design, Wind Energy

 

Background

Andrew Ning joined the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department in 2014. His research focuses on aerodynamics and multidisciplinary optimization with applications in aircraft design and wind energy. Prior to joining BYU, he was a Senior Engineer and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At NREL he lead research studies in wind turbine design optimization and developed open-source tool sets for wind turbine aero/structural analysis. He received his Ph.D. (2011) and M.S. (2008) degrees from Stanford University in the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department.

John L. Salmon
Assistant Professor
Office
360D EB
Office Phone
801-422-7135
Email
johnsalmon@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday: 9:00-10:00am

Tuesday: 3:00-4:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00-11:00am

Research

Systems Engineering, Design, and Integration, Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization, Multi-agent Multi-objective Decision Making, Parametric Design Methodology Development, Virtual Reality, Data Analytics

Websites for an ongoing research project:

@good_idea_or_bad_idea

FB: Good Idea or Bad Idea

 

Background

John Salmon currently works as an assistant professor at BYU in the Mechanical Engineering department. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary and Utah State University respectively, and then received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a Research Engineer at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory for four years he worked with a variety of industry partners and government agencies including Lockheed Martin, General Electric, FedEx, UTRC/Sikorsky, NASA, AFRL, ARL, and NAVAIR.

Carl D. Sorensen
Associate Chair and Professor
Office
350F EB
Office Phone
801-422-6397
Email
c_sorensen@byu.edu
Research

Friction Stir Welding, Design Team Formation Methods, Effects of Manufacturing Process Variation in Design

 

Background
Carl Sorensen is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Capstone Program. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT and has worked as a consultant in manufacturing processes for General Electric and Chrysler, as well as numerous smaller companies. He received the 2015 Ben C. Sparks Medal from ASME for his work in supporting design, build, and test education through the BYU Capstone program.  He is the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Professorship Award from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Thomson
Professor
Office
350H EB
Office Phone
801-422-4980
Email
thomson@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Research

Experimental and computational fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interactions; flow and elasticity in nature; biomechanics of human and animal voice production.

 

Background

Dr. Thomson joined the BYU faculty in 2004 after receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from BYU (‘99, ‘00) and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Purdue University (‘04). Dr. Thomson and his students are currently primarily focused on researching the biomechanics of human voice production. More broadly, he is interested in studying systems in nature in which fluid motion and structural elasticity are coupled. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering measurement systems, computational fluid dynamics, and experimental fluids.

Dale R. Tree
Professor and Department Chair
Office
360B EB
Office Phone
801-422-8306
Email
treed@byu.edu
Office Hours

Thursday 2-5 pm

By Appointment (contact Joanie Nelson at 801-422-4372 or joan_nelson@byu.edu)

Research

Combustion, Optical Diagnostics

Background

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mechanical Engineering, April 1992
Dissertation: "Soot Particle Size and Number Density Measurements in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Using Light Scattering, Radiation, and Extinction"
Attended 8/88 to 5/92
Minor Chemical Engineering

MSME, Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering, August 1988
Thesis: "Development of a Heat Flux Gauge for a Partially Insulated Internal Combustion Engine"
Attended 6/86 to 8/88

BS, Brigham Young University, Mechanical Engineering, April 1986
Attended 9/80-4/81, 9/83-4/86

Brent W. Webb
Professor and AVP
Office
360G EB
Office Phone
801-422-6543
Email
webb@byu.edu
Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Research

Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics

 

Background

Brent W. Webb joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in 1986 after receipt of his PhD at Purdue University. In his final year as a graduate student, he was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator.