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

MWF 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Th 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Also Available by Appointment

Research

Research Topics:

Combustion Simulations, Radiative Heat Transfer, Advanced Energy Systems

 

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 (e.g., oxy-fuel combustion, chemical looping), radiative heat transfer, and multi-physics simulations. He received B.S. and M.S.

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

By Appointment

Research

Research Topics:

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


Office Hours:  Mon: 3-4pm, Wed: 1-2pm, Thur: 9-10:30am, Fri: 1-2pm.

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

 Mon 2-3pm, Wed 3-4pm, Fri 4-5pm

Research

Biomechanics and neural control of movement, movement disorders, technology for assisting and rehabilitating patients with movement disorders

 

Background

Steven K. Charles is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a faculty member in BYU's Neuroscience Center. As a biomedical engineer, Steven investigates how humans control their movements, what goes wrong in movement disorders, and how to use technology to help patients with movement disorders. His interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of engineering, neuroscience and rehabilitation. Before coming to BYU in 2010, Steven investigated the movement impairments of patients with cerebellar ataxia as a post-doctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

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

T/Th, 2:00-3:00

W, 10:00-11:00

Or by appointment

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

 

Nathan Crane
Nathan Crane
Professor
Office
360Q EB
Email
nbcrane@byu.edu
Research

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

 

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 and earned his B.S. and M.S.

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

By Appointment

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.

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

By appointment

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.

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

M,W,Th,F 3:00pm - 4:00pm, T 2:30pm - 3:30pm or by appointment

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
Eric R. Homer
Associate Professor
Office
350L EB
Office Phone
801-422-4462
Email
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
Larry L. Howell
Professor and Associate Dean
Office
240I EB
Office Phone
801-422-8037
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 Dean 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
Brian D. Iverson
Assistant Professor
Office
360J EB
Office Phone
801-422-7514
Email
bdiverson@byu.edu
Office Hours

Available by Appointment

Research

Flux Lab

 

 

Heat Transfer, Condensation, Micro/Nanoscale Transport, Sensors/Biosensors, Solar-Thermal Energy

For more information about our research, go to the Flux Lab website.

Background

Brian D. Iverson joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 2012. 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.

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

By Appointment

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

By Appointment

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 materials, experimental and theoretical methods for quantifying structure-property correlations, and synthesis of designed microstructures. Dr. Johnson is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Before coming to BYU, Dr.

Matthew R. Jones
Matthew R. Jones
Associate Professor
Office
360H EB
Office Phone
801-422-3070
Email
mrjones@byu.edu
Office Hours

By appointment only. Please email mrjones@byu.edu and suggest several times your are available.

Research

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

 

Background

Matthew R. Jones an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at BYU where he teaches courses in the areas of heat transfer and thermodynamics. Currently, he is involved in research projects related to reduced order modeling of thermal processes; analysis, design and optimization of clean-burning, fuel-efficient, modular biomass cookstoves, power harvesting, optical fiber thermometry and measurement of thermophysical properties.

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

MW 2:00pm-3:00pm 360E EB

Th 3:00pm-4:00pm

Research

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

 

Background

Marc Killpack completed his Ph.D.

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

By Appointment

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
R. Daniel Maynes
Professor and Department Chair
Office
360B EB
Email
maynes@byu.edu
Office Hours

By appointment only; please contact Joanie Nelson at (801) 422-4372 or joan_nelson@byu.edu

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"

Tim McLain
Tim McLain
Professor
Office
350H EB
Office Phone
801-422-6537
Email
mclain@byu.edu
Office Hours

 MWF 2:00pm-3:00pm, By Appointment. Please contact mclain@byu.edu for appointment

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.

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

MWF 1:00pm - 2:00pm or By Appointment

Research

Heat Transfer, Thermal Behavior of Materials, Fluorescence Thermometry, Biophotonics, Thermal Transport, Nuclear Energy, 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.

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

M 2-3, Tu 4-5, F 12-1

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.

Alan R. Parkinson
Alan R. Parkinson
Professor
Office
360K EB
Office Phone
801-422-6318
Email
parkinson@byu.edu
Office Hours

M 2:00pm - 3:00pm; TTh 9:00am - 10:00am

Research

Robust Design, Optimization Methods in Design, Smart Assemblies

 

Background

Alan R. Parkinson was appointed Dean of the Fulton College of Engineering and Technology in May 2005. Before his appointment as Dean, he served as an associate dean and also as chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Parkinson received his PhD from University of Illinois in 1982 and has taught at BYU since then. His research interests center on methods and software to improve engineering design productivity, with a special emphasis on optimization methods, including optimization algorithms, robust design and large scale optimization.

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

By Appointment

Research

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

 

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
Carl D. Sorensen
Professor
Office
350F EB
Office Phone
801-422-6397
Email
c_sorensen@byu.edu
Office Hours

MWF 10:00am - 11:00am, By Appointment

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, and received the B.

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

By Appointment

Research

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

 

Dale R. Tree
Dale R. Tree
Professor and Associate Chair
Office
450A EB
Office Phone
801-422-8306
Email
treed@byu.edu
Office Hours

By Appointment 

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

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

By appointment.

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.