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Department ofMechanical Engineering

Faculty and Staff

  • Mohammad A. Ayoubi

    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

  • Drazen Fabris

    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

  • Timothy K. Hight

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D., Stanford University, 1977. Research Interests: Applications of Computer Methods to the Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems, Finite Element Method, Application of Modern Design and Manufacturing Methods in Industry

  • Christopher Kitts

    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

  • Hohyun Lee

    Associate Professor; Chair

    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009. 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

  • Robert Marks


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

  • Mark Godfrey Mungal

    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

  • On Shun Pak

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013. Research Interests: Biological Fluid Mechanics, Complex Fluids, Low Reynolds Number Flows, Microswimmers

  • Gaetano Restivo


    Ph.D., University of Palermo, 2005. Research Interests: Experimental Stress Analysis with Applications to the Mechanics of Composite Materials and to Non-Destructive Evaluation

  • Panthea Sepehrband

    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

  • Michael J. Taylor

    Associate Professor

    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.

  • T. Calvin Tszeng


    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1987. Research Interests: Defects Initiation in Cyclic Loading, Mesoscale and Microscale Mechanics, Computational Methods

  • Walter Yuen

    Lecturer; Professor Emeritus (University of California, Santa Barbara)

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1977. ASME (Fellow), AIAA (Associate Fellow). Research Interests: Radiation Heat Transfer, Fire Safety, Electronics Cooling, Two-Phase Flow/Nuclear Reactor Safety

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Chair: Hohyun Lee

Administrative Assistant: Peta Henderson

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

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202