Faculty mentors

Site Directors


Jeremy L. Rickli, Ph.D.

Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Project(s): Characterizing and measuring error propagation in the digital thread of additive remanufacturing using laser metal deposition processes

Yinlun Huang, Ph.D.

Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Project(s): Sustainable biofuel process system design and strategic planning for geographically distributed biofuel manufacturing

Faculty Mentors


Leela Mohana Reddy Arava, Ph.D.

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Project(s): Sustainable Li-Ion materials for safe & eco-friendly batteries

Kyoung-Yun Kim, Ph.D.

Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Project(s): Sustainable life-cycle engineering design 'App' to cultivate a community of environmentally sustainable product designers

Jeffrey Potoff, Ph.D.

Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Project(s): Prediction of environmental fate using atom-based computer simulations

Caisheng Wang, Ph.D.

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering

Project(s): Reliable power supply systems for electric and autonomous vehicles using sustainable energy sources

Helen Durand, Ph.D.

Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Project(s): Evaluating economic model predictive control with multiscale models

Yingxi Elaine Zhu, Ph.D.

Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Project(s): Sustainable process to concentrate inorganic nanoclusters and polymers

Murat Yildirim, Ph.D.

Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Project(s): Modeling degradation in additive manufacturing (AM) fleets subjected to dynamic loading environments

Sara Masoud, Ph.D.

Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Project(s): Future Manufacturing Automation: Translating Human Movements to Robotic Motions through Digital Twining

Marco Brocanelli, Ph.D.

Computer Science

Project(s): Energy-Aware Design of Automonous Robot Feet Management