Mechanical Engineering

Xinyue Liu

Xinyue Liu joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 2023. Her vision is leveraging material innovations to address key challenges in sustainability and health. Her research group focuses on developing multiscale structures and designing multiphysics behaviors of living materials, and building high-performance living devices for medical, water, agriculture, and construction.

David A. Olson

Dr. David Olson received his honors diploma and B.S in Aeronautical Engineering with great distinction from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 2009. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and 2017, respectively, from Michigan State University. His research areas cover a broad range of fluid dynamics with a particular focus on unsteady and low-speed aerodynamics. Furthermore, he develops non-intrusive optical-based experimental techniques for fluid dynamics.

Michele J. Grimm

A significant portion of Dr. Grimm's research has involved injury biomechanics – from characterizing important tissue properties to developing appropriate models for the assessment of injury mechanisms.  For the past 15 years, that work has focused on the biomechanics of neonatal brachial plexus injuries.  She has had the privilege of working with obstetricians to develop computer models of a process for which patient-based clinical studies are not appropriate.

Hamidreza Modares

Hamidreza Modares is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. Prior to joining Michigan State University, he was an Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology. His current research interests include control and security of cyber–physical systems, machine learning in control, distributed control of multi-agent systems, and robotics. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.

Yang Guo

Yang Guo's research interests are in manufacturing, materials processing, experimental mechanics, process control and optimization. Current research activities are (1) in-situ full-field measurement of chip plastic flow in machining using high-speed imaging and digital image correlation technique, (2) novel machining processes including modulation assisted machining and constrained machining, and (3) force-based adaptive control and optimization of machining processes.

Nelson Sepúlveda

Nelson obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus in 2001 with honors. He completed his M.S. (2002 and PhD (2005) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Sate University.