Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Darryl S. Webber, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
260.665.4235; Fawick 251
B.S. - Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology
M.S. - Montana Tech
Ph.D. - Missouri University of Science and Technology
Cast Metals, Metallurgy, Pyrometallurgy

Gurudutt Chandrashekar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
260.665.4305; Fawick 245
B.S. - Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
M.S. - Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
Ph.D. - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Specialty: Materials Science, Finite Element Methods, Structural Mechanics

Jon Koch, Ph.D.
260.665.4986; Fawick 252
B.S. - Valparaiso University
M.S./Ph.D. - Stanford University
Specialty: Thermofluid sciences, Combustion & Energy systems, Lasers, Spectroscopy & Optical Measurements

John Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
260.665.4230; Fawick 244
B.S. - Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China
Ph.D. - The University of Kansas
Specialty: Energy Storage Systems, Lithium-ion Batteries, and Electric Vehicles

James Miller
Assistant Professor
260.665.4371; Fawick 251
B.S.- Michigan State University
M.S.- Stanford University
Ph.D- Stanford University
Specialty: Nonlinear dynamics, MEMS, resonators, photonics

Rizacan Sarikaya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
260.665.4238; Fawick 242
B.S. - Istanbul Technical University
M.S. - University of Kansas
Ph.D. - University of Kansas
Specialty: Materials characterization, computational mechanics, material modeling, finite element analysis, interfacial mechanics, biomaterials

Kendall Teichert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
260.665.4322; Fawick 243
B.S. - Brigham Young University
M.S - Brigham Young University
Ph.D. - University of Michigan 
Specialty: Microelectromechanical Systems, Modeling (Microbattery applications)

Aimen Younis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
260.665.4976; Fawick 253
B.S. - University of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech State
M.S - University of Benghazi
Ph.D. - University of Benghazi
Specialty: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and MATLAB

Joseph Thompson II
Laboratory Manager/Instructor
260.665.4524; Bock 107

Christina Boggs
Administrative Assistant