Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
1. How long have you worked at Wichita State?
About 10 years
2. Where did you work before you worked at Wichita State?
Yale University, as a Postdoctoral scholar
3. Alma Mater:
Virginia Tech, Materials Science and Engineering Department
4. Research areas of interest:
My current research mainly focuses on the fabrication and characterization of various nanomaterials, biomaterials, and composite materials for energy, biomedical and aerospace applications.
5. Classes taught:
Undergraduate courses taught:
- ME 250: Materials Engineering
- ME 460B: Hands-on Nanotechnology Experience
- ME 650C: Introduction to Nanotechnology
- ME 650R: Introduction to Corrosion
- ME 650S: Biomaterials
- ME 667: Mechanical Properties of Materials I
Graduate courses taught:
- ME 751B: Advanced Energy Systems
- ME 751D: Advanced Biomaterials
- ME 760: Fracture Mechanics
- ME 850Y: Corrosion Science and Engineering
- ME 850N: Nanomaterials Fabrication and Characterization
6. What spurred the development of this technology/innovation/research?
I have been doing research nanotechnology and biotechnology for many years, and decided to combine these two fields for cancer research/treatment.
7. Who do you envision as potential or ideal licensees?
The potential licensees for this technology will be drug and biomedical companies, and hospitals.
8. When did you become interested in your profession?
About 15 years ago
9. How long will it take for this development to be implanted in the industry?
Another 2-4 years
10. Where is your favorite place on campus?
Rhatigan Student Center
I enjoy reading, listening to music, watching movies, and hiking, as well as volleyball, football and soccer.