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Ange-Therese Akono

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Biosystems and Health, Energy and Sustainability, AI and Design

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Brenna Argall

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design

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Oluwaseyi Balogun

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Biosystems and Health, Energy and Sustainability

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Zdeněk Bažant

McCormick Institute Professor, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Fracture/Damage Mechanics, Probabilistic Models, Poromechanics, Sustainability

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Jian Cao

Cardiss Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Civil and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI)

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Research Areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Computational Engineering, AI and Design, Robotics and Autonomy

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Wei Chen

Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design

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Research Areas: AI and Design, Computational Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Yip-Wah Chung

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Advanced Manufacturing

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J. Edward Colgate

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Haptics; surface haptics; human-machine interaction; perception; cobots

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Jennifer Dunn

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

Associate Director, Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience

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Kornel Ehmann

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Advanced Manufacturing, AI and Design, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Horacio Espinosa

James N. and Nancy J. Farley Professor in Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship

Director, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Program

Director of the Institute for Cellular Engineering Technologies

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Biomedical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design, Computational Engineering

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Steven Gard

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

(and by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Elizabeth Gerber

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science

Professor of Communication Studies

Co-Director, Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design

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Research Area: AI and Design

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Sandip Ghosal

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Computational Engineering, Energy and Sustainability

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Ping Guo

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Micro/Nanoengineering, Robotics and Autonomy

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Mitra Hartmann

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Director of Graduate Studies for Biomedical Engineering

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design

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Yonggang Huang

Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, Biosystems and Health, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Mark Johnson

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Ophthalmology

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Research Areas: Biosystems and Health, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Sinan Keten

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Biomedical Engineering

June and Donald Brewer Professor

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, Micro/Nanoengineering, AI and Design, Biosystems and Health

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Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Director of Center for Smart Structures and Materials

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Advanced Manufacturing, AI and Design, Computational Engineering

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Manohar Kulkarni

Clinical Full Professor and Assistant Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Program Chair; MS and BS/MS Program Director

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Research Areas: Energy Optimal Control of Thermal Systems; Thermal Systems Design and Analyses; Energy Management; Energy and Sustainability

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Victor Lefevre

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Seth Lichter

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Computational Engineering

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Wing Liu

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, AI and Design, Advanced Manufacturing

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Richard Lueptow

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering

Senior Associate Dean for Research

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Research Areas: Energy and Sustainability, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Kevin Lynch

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Director, Center for Robotics and Biosystems

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design, Advanced Manufacturing

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Malcolm MacIver

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design

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Michael Miksis

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Computational Engineering, Biosystems and Health

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Todd Murphey

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design

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Julio Ottino

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor

Dean

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, AI and Design, Energy and Sustainability

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Aaron Packman

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Research Areas: Energy and Sustainability, Biosystems and Health, Advanced Manufacturing

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K.-C Kenneth Park

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Energy and Sustainability, Micro/Nanoengineering, Biosystems and Health, Advanced Manufacturing

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Neelesh Patankar

Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, Biosystems and Health, Energy and Sustainability, Micro/Nanoengineering

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Michael Peshkin

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Breed Senior Professor of Design

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, AI and Design, Biosystems and Health

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Jose Pons

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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John Rogers

Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery (and by courtesy Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry)

Director, Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics

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Research Areas: Biosystems and Health, Micro/Nanoengineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics and Autonomy

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Michael Rubenstein

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, AI and Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Micro/Nanoengineering

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John Rudnicki

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Energy and Sustainability, Computational Engineering

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Cheng Sun

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Micro/Nanoengineering, Biosystems and Health, AI and Design

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Ryan Truby

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Robotics and Autonomy, Advanced Manufacturing, AI and Design, Biosystems and Health

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Petia Vlahovska

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Micro/Nanoengineering, Biosystems and Health, Robotics and Autonomy, Advanced Manufacturing

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Gregory Wagner

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bette and Neison Harris Chair in Teaching Excellence

Director of Graduate Studies for Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Computational Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Biosystems and Health

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Q. Jane Wang

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Areas: Energy and Sustainability, Computational Engineering, Micro/Nanoengineering, AI and Design