Dr. Fred Choy

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1977
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia,1973
B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1971

Research Interests
Vibration signature analysis, sensor development, and machine health monitoring; development of software/hardware for vibration and acoustic sensing, as well as life prognosis for high-speed turbo-machinery systems 


Dr. Gary Doll

Professor, Civil Engineering
Director, Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratories

Fellow, American Society of Materials

Education
Ph.D., Physics, University of Kentucky, 1986
M.S., Physics, University of Kentucky, 1983
B.S., Physics, Marshall University, 1981

Research Interests
Surface engineering of mechanical components, tribology, steel and ceramic bearing materials, lubrication, and additives.


Dr. Xiaosheng Gao

Professor, Mechanical EngineeringDr. Gao
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Education
Ph.D., Brown University, 1998
M.S., Brown University, 1995
M.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1990
B.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1987

Research Interests
Mechanics of materials and structures, computational mechanics, fatigue and fracture mechanics, multi-scale modeling of damage and failure and material characterization with microstructure



Dr. George C. Giakos

Professor, Electrical and Computer EngineeringDr. George C. Giakos
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Education
Ph.D. ECE, Marquette University, 1991
M.S., Space Nuclear Physics, Ohio University, 1986
Laurea in Applied Physics, University of Turin, Italy, 1978

Research Interests
Multimodality imaging systems, ladars and surveillance sensor platforms, for the Department of Defense, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Homeland Security; multispectral polarimetry, exploration of molecular pathways and signatures for early detection of disease, and the design of innovative molecular photonic and bioinspired nanophotonics devices


Dr. George K. Haritos

Dean and Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Education
Ph.D., Engineering - Structural Mechanics, Northwestern University, 1978
M.S., Engineering - Mechanics and Materials, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1970
B.S., Engineering Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1969

Research Interests
Fracture mechanics, thermo-mechanical behavior of high temperature materials, fatigue crack propagation, mixed boundary value problems in solid mechanics


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