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Ralph Aldredge

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/aldredge/
Research

Analytical, computational and experimental studies of turbulent flame propagation and combustion instabilities; Development of computational models and algorithms for simulation of reactive-flow dynamics; biological-fluid dynamics, biomedical heat transfer and tissue Mechanics

Francis Assadian

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/assadian/
Research

Mathematical modeling and simulation of dynamic systems-bond graph approach, vehicle dynamics, global chassis control systems, alternative powertrain, energy optimization, automatic control, and robust control.

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Hector Baldis

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/baldis/
Research

Interplanetary Medium, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects, Diffuse Planet and Satellite Atmospheres, Space Flight Instrument Design and Development.

Charles Beadle

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Professor EmeritusMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/beadle/

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Harry Cheng

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/cheng
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Information technology and its applications in engineering, computer-aided engineering, intelligent mechatronic and embedded systems, robotics, design and manufacturing, mobile agent based computing, and innovative teaching.

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Raissa D’Souza

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dsouza
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Complex networks, percolation, cascades, systems of complex systems.

Christina Davis

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/davis
Research

Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Roger Davis

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ProfessorMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/davisrl
Research

Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), High Performance Computing, Turbomachinery Design, Propulsion Systems.

Jean-Pierre Delplanque

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/delplanque
Research

Multiscale modeling and numerical simulation of complex processes and systems. Applications are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries between Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. Examples of specific projects range from the strain-assisted microstructural development of polycrystalline materials to the dynamics and condensation of exhaled aerosols.

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Fidelis O, Eke

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/eke
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Dynamics and control of mechanical systems, spacecraft dynamics and control, dynamics of variable mass systems.

Paul Erickson

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/erickson
Research

Fischer-Tropsch Fuels, Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement of Reacting Flows, Electric and Hybrid Drive Vehicles, Fuel Cell Vehicles and Power Systems, Hydrogen Production and Utilization, Internal Combustion Engines, Renewable Energy Utilization, Instrumentation, International Development.

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Rida Farouki

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/farouki
Research

Computer aided design and manufacturing, geometrical algorithms and representations, numerical methods and scientific computing.

Andrew “Andy” Frank

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/frank
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Mechanical design, control systems, plug-in hybrid electrical vehicles (PHEV), internal combustion engine design, dynamics of machines, automated highways and ground transportation systems.

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Niels Grønbech-Jensen

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jensen/
Research

Computational materials and soft condensed matter, molecular dynamics, radiation damage, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, numerical analysis and methods, macroscopic quantum phenomena and superconducting device physics.

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Mohamed M. Hafez

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ProfessorMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mhafez
Research

Transonic aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics.

Walter Harris

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Associate ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/harris
Research

Interplanetary Medium, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects, Diffuse Planet and Satellite Atmospheres, Space Flight Instrument Design and Development.

Ronald A. Hess

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hess
Research

Aircraft dynamics, stability and control, vehicle handling qualities, automatic control, man-machine systems; flight simulation.

Michael R. Hill

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hill/
Research

Fatigue and fracture: effects of constraint, residual stress, and material processing. Finite element method. Experimental mechanics and residual stress determination. Mechanical design. Structural reliability and probabilistic design. Micromechanical systems.

David A. Horsley

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/horsley
Research

Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS), design and manufacturing of microfabricated sensors and actuators, mechatronics and control systems.

David Hwang

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hwang
Research

Tokamak physics, electromagnetic interaction between plasma waves and plasma particles, plasma diagnostic in fusion devices, tokamak fueling with accelerated compact toroids, non-neutral plasmas. Theoretical interests include computer modeling of magnetized plasmas, non-linear interaction of plasma waves

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