Ines Basalo

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-3332
Dr. Ines Basalo is an assistant professor in practice in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Basalo received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University on 2006. Following a brief career on Wall Street, she returned to Columbia in 2008 as an adjunct professor in Mechanical Engineering, a...

Emrah Celik

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-9364
Thermoelectricity, Additive Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Solid Mechanics and Numerical Simulation.

James Coakley

Asst. Professor


(305) 733-2202
James Coakley is an assistant professor in the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. A leader in aerospace alloys, he has particular expertise in relating the microstructure evolution that occurs both during alloy processing and during the lifetime of the component to...

Victoria L Coverstone

Professor and Chair


(305) 284-3316
Dr. Victoria Coverstone, prior to joining the College of Engineering, was associate dean for undergraduate studies and a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering comes at the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas. She also led Whitacre’s Engineering Opportunities Center, which...

Victor Graham

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice


(305) 284-2571
Electric propulsion, Spacecraft thermal control, Renewable energy, Intelligent virtual assistants in engineering education, and Machine Learning systems.

Weiyong Gu



(305) 284-8553
Dr. Weiyong Gu is a professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Previously, he served for 13 years as a professor in the University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Gu is an internationally recognized researcher in biomedical engineering, in particular in the field of soft tissue biomechanics and...

Ryan Lee Karkkainen

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-4097
Multi-scale modeling for material design, Dynamic finite element based micromechanics, Advanced textile composite materials, Nanoparticulate reinforced polymers, Metamaterials, Impact energy absorbing materials development, Structural batteries

Hongtan Liu



(305) 284-2019
PEM Fuel Cells, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Storage Energy, Clean Energy

Ram Narasimhan, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice


(305) 284-3100
Dr. Ram Narasimhan is Assistant Dean for Engineering Advising and Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering. He also holds the position of Assistant Professor in Professional Practice in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Narasimhan received his Bachelors degree from the University of Madras, in India, and his...

Giacomo Po

Asst. Professor


Giacomo Po joined the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as an assistant professor. A leader in computational mechanics of materials, he developed novel tools to predict the microstructural evolution of high-temperature and high-strength materials such as refractory metals...

Singiresu S Rao



(305) 284-3308
Multiobjective optimization, Uncertainty models in engineering analysis, design and optimization, Reliability based design, Finite element and meshfree methods, Optimization and reliability of renewable energy systems.

Michael R. Swain

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3321
Design, Fabrication and Testing of Prototype Internal Combustion Engines; Measurement, Analysis and Modeling of Heat Transfer in the Everglades; Safety Analysis of Gaseous Fuels

Francesco Travascio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


(305) 284-2371
Biomechanics, Orthopaedics, Robot Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Biomedical Imaging, Biotransport

Qingda Yang



(305) 284-3221
Dr. Yang's research has focused mainly on developing multi-scale methodologies that can lead to realistic virtual testing and designing of complex heterogeneous materials and structures. My research has been funded by federal agencies such as NSF, NASA, AFOSR, ARO, NAVY, and DARPA , and industrial companies including Teledyne and Boeing. I...

GeCheng Zha



(305) 284-3328
Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Flow Control, Co-Flow Jet Airfoil; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Fluid-Structural Interactions; Supersonic Inlets, Turbomachinery; Design Optimization, Propeller Design

Xiangyang Zhou

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-3287
Xiangynag Zhou, materials scientist, graduated from physics department, Wuhan University in 1984. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992. He worked as a research associate in the Energy Institute of Pennsylvania State University on electrochemical materials in 1992-2002. He joined...