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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Changyong Cao

Dr. Changyong Cao directs the Laboratory for Soft Machines and Electronics. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2014. Then he worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University until 2017.

Carl Lira

Thermodynamics of complex systems; adsorption behavior, molecular simulations; property measurements, mixture behavior and separation design for biorenewable fuels and chemicals.

Kirk Dolan

Dr. Dolan's areas of expertise: Optimization and scale-up of value-added food processes, parameter estimation and inverse solutions, kinetics of food processes, extrusion food processing, membrane separations, developing statistical and computational methods for food engineering applications, using Matlab and finite-element programs, (Fermlab) for lab-verified computer simulation of food processes, and thermal processing.