Faculty and Staff


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George Nnanna, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Head

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor, by courtesy, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette
Director of Purdue University Calumet Water Institute

PhD., The University of Texas as Arlington, 2002

Water / wastewater treatment, thermal transport phenomena in micro / nano porous media, bio and micro-scale heat transfer, cooling of electronics, thermo mechanical analysis in mircro electronics and phase change heat transfer.

Current Research Projects

Office: Powers 211D
Phone : (219) 989-2071
Email :

Image of Harvey Abramowitz  Harvey Abramowitz, Eng.Sc.D

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

DES, Columbia University

Extractive / process metallurgy, mineral processing, resource recovery and physical metallurgy.

Office: Powers 211E
Phone : (219) 989-2473
Email : harveya@purduecal.edu

  Chen, Chien-Chung Aug 2014

Chien-Chung Chen, Ph. D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Ph. D. Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Concrete-encased steel members, concrete filled box columns, multi-hazard mitigation, steel structures, bridge engineering, concrete materials, sustainable engineering, engineering education and finite element method.

Office: Powers 211K
Phone : (219) 989-2901
Email : chien-chung.chen@purduecal.edu 

  Kim, Hansung Aug 2014

Hansung Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ph. D., Ohio State University, 2008

Multi-scale modeling and simulation of bio / nano / energy materials using molecular dynamics and finite element method, multi-scale characterization of materials using Atomic Force Microscopy.

Office:  Powers 211C
Phone: 219-989-2684
Email: hansung.kim@purduecal.edu 

Image of Masoud Mojtahed Masoud Mojtahed, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Iowa State University

Analytical and Experimental Mechanics, Fracture Methods, Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Photoelasticity Analysis, Dynamic System Modeling, structural analysis and finite element analysis.

Office: Powers 211H
Phone : (219) 989-2480
Email : mojtahed@purduecal.edu

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Bipin K. Pai, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 1978

Biomechanics of Red Blood Cell Membranes, Finite Element Methods ans Structural Mechanics.

Current research projects

Office: Powers 211F
Phone : (219) 989-2694
Email : bipinpai@purduecal.edu

Photo of Robert Rescot Robert Rescot, Ph.D.,P.E.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Kansas

Transportation Engineering, Work Zone Safety, Traffic Control Devices, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Traffic Management, Computer Simulation, Traffic Law Enforcement Issues, Surveying and Railroad Operations.

Current research projects

Office: Powers 211L
Phone : (219) 989-3147
Email : robert.rescot@purduecal.edu

Image of Chandramouli Viswanathan Chandramouli Viswanathan, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

PhD, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1997

Water Resources Systems Analysis -Optimization – Reservoir operation and river system water resources planning, Artificial Intelligence in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering- Neural Networks, Fuzzy logic and Expert Systems, Floods – Water Resources Engineering related Remote Sensing and GIS applications, Water Quality Modeling – Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), Surface Water and Ground Water Modeling

Office: Powers 211G
Phone : (219) 989-8184
Email : cviswana@purduecal.edu

Image of Xiuling Wang Xiuling Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2005

Computational fluid dynamics and convective heat transfer, Finite element methods and adaptive mesh techniques, Numerical modeling for environmental transport.

Office: Powers 211I
Phone : (219) 989-8065
Email : wangx@purduecal.edu


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Chenn Q. Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Professor of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University West Lafayette
Director of Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991

Air Pollution Control, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion, Heat Transfer, Multiphase Reacting Flows, Simulation and Virtual Reality Visualization

Office: Powers 121
Phone : (219) 989-2665
Email : czhou@purduecal.edu

Parsons II, Bernard W July 2013

Bernard W. Parsons II

Technical Supervisor ME & CE Laboratories

Office: Anderson 142
Email: parsons@purduecal.edu

Murphy, Dyan 2014

Dyan Murphy

Secretary of Mechanical Engineering

Office: Powers 211
Phone: (219) 989-2472
E-mail: dyan.murphy@purduecal.edu