Faculty

About Us

Welcome to Mechanical Engineering! 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us using the directory below.

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Hamid R. Hamidzadeh, Ph.D.

Professor and Head

Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Distinguished Member and Fellow of Society for Design and Process Science

         Hamizadeh

Office:  ET 136

Phone: (615) 963-5387

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:  hhamidzadeh@tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D. Applied Mechanics 

Imperial College - University of London, 1978

 

M.Sc. and DIC Applied Mechanics

Imperial College - University of London, 1975

 

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Sharif University formerly Arya-Meher University, 1974

 

Research Interest: 

Vibration and stability analyses of composite rotating viscoelastic disks, dynamics of inflated thin-film structures, dynamics of thick cylindrical structures, vibration suppression using constrained-layers and particle damping treatments, active control of vibrating systems, dynamic modeling and system identification, active control and adaptive structures, predictive maintenance using signature analysis, nonlinear dynamics, soil dynamics and soil-structure interaction, computational stress analysis, elastic wave propagation, nonlinear vibrations, and biomechanics

Teaching  Activities: 

Engineering mechanics, machine design, vibrations, modeling simulation, controls, elasticity, dynamical systems, and computer aided engineering

 

S. Keith Hargrove, CMfgE, PE, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Engineering

Director, TIGER (TSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering Research) Institute

Post Doctoral/Assistant Research Professor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

         Dean_Hargrove

Office:  ET 203

Phone: (615) 963-5401

Fax:      (615) 963-5397

Email:  skhargrove@tnstate.edu  

 

Ph.D. Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Master of Science, Engineering

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO.

 

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

 

Research Interest: 

Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Energy Storage Devices, Augmented & Virtual Reality Systems, Cyber-Manufacturing, Engineering & Minority Education.

Teaching  Activities: 

Manufacturing Systems, Energy Systems, Probability & Statistics, Logistics, Engineering Design

 

Gaile T. Mann

Office Manager

           Mann

Office:   ET 138-A

Phone: (615) 963-5391

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:   gmann@tnstate.edu 

 

 

M.S. Communications

University of New Orleans, 1982

 

B.S. English

Knoxville College, 1979

 

 

Landon Onyebueke, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Center of Excellence for Seat Comfort

            Dr. Landon Onyebueke

Office:   ET 138-C

Phone: (615) 963-5425

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:   lonyebueke@tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, 1989

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, 1986

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of Ibadan, 1982 

 

 

Research Interest: 

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Amir Shirkhodiae, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and director of Center of Excellence for Battlefield Sensor Fusion

 

   shirkh4

Office:   ET 138-E

Phone: (615) 963-5396

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:  ashirkhodiae@tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

University of Cincinnati, 1989 

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Oklahoma State University, 1985

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Oklahoma State University, 1982 

 

 

Research Interest: 

• Multi-Source Multi-Modality Sensor Data Fusion
• Machinery Diagnostics and Prognostics
• Manufacturing Visual Inspection and Quality Control
• Industrial Robotics and Mechatronics
• All-Terrain Robotic System Design and Prototyping
• Autonomous Cooperative Tactical Robotics
• Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Systems
• Multi-Modality Signal and Image Processing
• Physics-based Multi-Modality Sensor Modeling and Simulation
• Deep Machine Learning and Soft Computing Techniques
• Full Motion Video Processing and Annotation
• Large-Scale Virtual Environment Modeling and Simulation
• Multi-Agent Multi-Sensor Virtual Environment Modeling and Simulation
• Information Visual Analytics and Decision Support Systems
• Man-Machine Interfacing and Entertainment Robotics
• Computational Intelligence and Perceptual Cognitive Systems
• Engineering Software Design and Development

Teaching  Activities:

Courses in manufacturing, robotics, computer aided design, machine design, etc.

  

Muhammad Akbar, PhD

Assistant Professor 

         

               Muhammad K. Akbar

 Office:  ET 138C

Phone: (615) 963-5392

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:   makbar@tnstate.edu 

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004

 

M.Sc. Engineering Science and Mechanics

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2001

 

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1995


 

Research Interest: 

Hurricane storm surge modeling, Computation fluid dynamics (CFD) model development, Fluid-structure interaction, Hybrid finite volume and finite element model, Nonlinear structural dynamics model, Detached eddy simulation turbulence model, Multiphase flow, Porous medium, Microchannel flow, Solar energy, etc.

Teaching  Activities:

Courses in thermal-fluid sciences such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal-fluid systems design, computational fluid dynamics, transport phenomena; numerical analysis; advanced mathematics; etc.

 

W. Yeol Joe, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

 Dr. Joe

Office:   ET 138-D

Phone: (615) 963-5390

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:  wjoe@tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Columbia University, NYC, NY, 2010

 

M. Phil. Mechanical Engineering

Columbia University, NYC, NY, 2008

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

New York University of Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2006

 

 

Research Interest: 

Dynamics, Mechanism Design, Robotics, and Control in the applications of aerial robotics, morphing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, micro aerial vehicles, unmanned autonomous systems, and mechatronics.

Teaching  Activities:

a. Undergraduate: Dynamics, Mechatronics, Controls, Modeling and Simulation
b. Graduate: Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Simulation, Special Topics

 

Fatemeh Hadi, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

 Dr. Hadi

Office:   ET 125                                                                      

Phone: (Not available yet)

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:  fhadi@tnstate.edu 

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2016

 

M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2009

 

B.Sc. Aerospace Engineering

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007

 

 

Research Interest: 

Turbulent Reacting Flow, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Large Eddy Simulation (LES), High-Performance Computing. 

Teaching  Activities

Courses in thermal-fluid sciences such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, conduction and radiation, etc. 

 

Jayaraman Muthuswamy

Full-Time Instructor

             Jayaraman

Office:   ET 140

Phone: (615) 963-5645

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email: jmuthuswamy@mytsu.tnstate.edu

 

M. S.  Engineering Administration & Industrial Engineering

University of Tennessee, 1977

 

M. S. Mechanical Engineering

University of Tennessee, 1974

 

B. S.  Mechanical Engineering

University of Madras, 1965

 

Research Interest: 

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Matthew J. Traum, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Traum             

Office:  

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Email: mjtraum@gmail.com

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

 

M. S. Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

 

B. S.  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California - Irvine, 2001

 

Research Interest: 

▪ STEAM Higher Education:
· @HOLM™ Hands-On Learning Modules -- Remote Learner Lab Experiences
· Energy Engineering Lab Modules (EELM) -- Novel Content Delivery, Project-Based Learning
· Undergraduate Researcher Incubator -- Just-In-Time Learning, Early Professional Practice Exposure
· Entrepreneurship -- Senior-Capstone-Derived Start-Ups, Technology Transfer

▪ Integrated Experimental Multi-Scale Energy-Thermal-Fluid Systems:
· Tesla Turbines -- 2-Phase Flow Energy Extraction, Alternative Geometry MEMS Gas Turbines
· Vapor Transport Through Porous Media -- Human Comfort, Simultaneous Cooling & Protection
· Matter/Antimatter Energy Capture -- Penning & Loffe Traps, γ Ray Energy Conversion

Teaching Activities:

▪ Capstone Senior Design
▪ Fluid Mechanics (@HOLM™)
▪ Energy-Thermal-Fluid Sciences (Top-Down-Top Pedagogy)

 

Servet Soyguder, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

             Dr. Servet

Office:  ET 108

Phone: 

Fax:   (615) 963-5496 

Email: servetsoyguder@gmail.comssoygude@tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D.  Mechanical Engineering 

University of Fırat, Turkey, 2009

 

 

M. S. Mechanical Engineering

 University of Fırat, Turkey, 2004

 

B. S.  Mechanical Engineering

 University of Fırat, Turkey, 2001

 

Research Interest: 

Robotics, Industrial Robots, System Dynamics, Mechatronics, Intelligent Control of Legged Locomotion, System Design, Automatic Control, Mechanism Design, Flexible Robots.

Teaching  Activities:

Courses in Mechanic and Mechatronics Sciences such as Robotics, Mechanism Design, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, Statics, Dynamics and Automation Control, etc. 

 

Mohammad Habibi, Ph.D.

Full-Time Instructor

 Dr. Habibi            

Office:  

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Email: mhabibi@tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D. Computer and Information Systems Engineering 

Tennessee State University, 2014

 

M.S. Computer and Information Systems Engineering 

Tennessee State University, 2003

 

B. S.  Electrical Engineering

Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1989

 

Research Interest: 

• Automation and intelligent manufacturing- Mechatronics and integrated manufacturing processes.
• Multifunctional materials- Manufacturing processes to reduce the effect of thermal degradation and other factors.
• Cyber Physical Systems- Implementation of CPS in infrastructure projects and large installations.

Teaching  Activities:

Courses in manufacturing, material science, etc.

 

Michel R. Busby, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor and past Director of Center of Excellence in Information Systems Engineering and Management

 

           Busby

Office:   ET 138A

Phone: (615) 963-7013

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:   busby@coe.tnstate.edu

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

University of Tennessee, 1970

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Tennessee Technological University, 1966

 

Yvonne Y. Clark, M.S., P.E.

Emeriti Professor

 clark

Office:   ET 138-F

Phone: (615) 963-5391

Fax:      (615) 963-5496

Email:  yclark@tnstate.edu

 

M.S. Engineering Management

Vanderbilt University, 1972

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Howard University, 1951