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Department ofMechanical Engineering

Faculty and Staff


  • Associate Professor; Director of Aerospace Engineering Program

    Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007. ASME (Fellow), AIAA (Senior Member), IEEE (Senior Member), AAS (Senior Member). Research Interests: Multibody and Analytical Dynamics, Control of Aerospace Vehicles, Guidance and Control of Reentry Vehicles

  • Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996. Research Interests: Nanoscale Heat Generation and Transport, Electronics Cooling, Energy, Computational, Analytical, and Experimental Fluid Mechanics

  • Lecturer

    Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2023. Research Interests: Emergent behavior in collective dynamics, data-driven control and Reinforcement Learning (RL).

  • Professor; William and Janice Terry Professor

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 2006. ASME (Fellow), AIAA (Associate Fellow), IEEE (Senior Member). Research Interests: Collaborative Multirobot Systems, Model-Based Anomaly Management, Novel Robotic Systems, and Field Missions

  • Professor

    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009. ASME (Fellow). Research Interests: Building Energy Reduction Via Cyber Physical Systems (Internet Of Things), Thermoelectric Energy Conversion (Wearable Energy Harvester, Temperature Control), Thermal Energy Utilization and Storage, Thermal Properties Characterization, Instrumentation

  • Lecturer

    Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington, 2015. Research Interests: Structural Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Finite Element Simulations, Composite Mechanics, and Thin-walled Structures

  • Lecturer

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003. Research Interests: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Behavior of the Morphology of Multi-Phase Material Systems

  • Professor; Professor Emeritus (Stanford University)

    Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1983. APS (Fellow), AIAA (Associate Fellow), ASME (Fellow). Research Interests: Supersonic and Subsonic Mixing and Combustion, Turbulent Reacting Flows, Aerodynamics of Separated Flows

  • Professor of Practice

    Ph.D., Santa Clara University, 2017. Research Interests: Multirobot Systems, Field Robotics, Humanitarian Engineering

  • Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013. Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Applied Mathematics. Research Interests: Biological Fluid Mechanics, Complex Fluids, Low Reynolds Number Flows, Microswimmers

  • Dean, School of Engineering; John M. Sobrato Professor

    Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987 & 1990. ASME (Fellow), Academic Engineer of the Year (Puget Sound Engineering Council), Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards (Michigan State University; University of California, Davis). Research Interests: Complex Thermal Systems, including Inverse, Parameter Estimation, and Optimization Problems related to Bio-systems, Power Electronics, and Aerospace Systems

  • Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 2010. Research Interests: Solid-State Phase Transformations, Ultrasonic Bonding at Micro/Nano-Scale, Thermomechanical Processing and Microstructural Engineering

  • Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Interim Chair

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008. Research Interests: Computational Solid Mechanics with a Focus on Auxetic Metamaterials and the Nonlinear Elasticity of Thin Films & Biomembranes.

  • Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., University at Buffalo-SUNY, 2019. Research Interests: Data-Driven Design and Manufacturing, Physics-Driven Design, Generative Design, and Design for Additive Manufacturing

  • Lecturer

    Ph.D., Santa Clara University, 1993. California Registered Professional Engineer (PE). Research Interests: Mechanical Design Analysis, Computational Modeling, Algorithms and Software Development including Finite Element Methods, Optimization and Multi-Physics Problems. Reliability and best practices for System Design.


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Interim Chair: Michael Taylor
Department Manager: Gina Orais


Mechanical Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053