Our Full Time Professors

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Raghu Agarwal, PhD Texas A&M

Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

Research Interests: finite element analysis, computer-aided design

Phone: 408-924-3845

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Feruza Amirkulova, PhD Rutgers

Associate Professor

Research Interests: acoustic and elastic wave propagation and scattering, metamaterials, "invisibility" cloak, dynamic material

Phone: 408-924-2045

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Amir Armani, PhD Missouri University of Science and Technology

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Design and Optimization, Additive Manufacturing, Structural Ceramics, Functionally Graded Materials, Smart Structures, and Sheet Metal Forming

Phone: 408-924-8354

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Fred Barez, PhD UC Berkeley, ASME Fellow


Research Interests: electronics packaging, magnetic recording, fiber optics

Phone: 408-924-4298

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Saeid Bashash, PhD Clemson University

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Control systems, Mechatronics, Power and Engergy Systems, Internet of Things

Phone: 408-924-8355

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Winncy Du, PhD Georgia Tech, PE, ASME Fellow


Research Interests: mechatronics, robotics, machine vision, pattern recognition

Phone: 408-924-3866

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Buff Furman, PhD Stanford, PE


Research Interests: precision machine design, mechatronic systems, mechanical measurement

Phone: 408-924-3817

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Crystal Han, PhD Stanford

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Microfluidics, biological sample purification, on-chip diagnostics, lab on a chip, micro total analysis system

Office: M 13:00-14:00 via Zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/82675091284 ; Th 09:30 - 10:30 at ENG217

Phone: 408-924-6040

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Lin Jiang, PhD University of Texas at Dallas

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Mechatronics, Soft Robotics, Medical Devices, Machine Vision, and Biomechanics

Phone: 408-924-4596

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Farzan Kazemifar, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Experimental thermal and fluid sciences, optical and laser-based diagnostic techniques, multiphase flow and transport in porous media, particle-based fluid velocity measurement techniques

Phone: 408-924-3822

Dr. John Lee

John Lee, PhD MIT


Research Interests: microfluids, soft tissue mechanics, microsystems, experimental methods.

Phone: 408-924-7167

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Mojtaba Sharifi, PhD Sharif University of Technology

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Medical robotics, Human-Robot interaction, Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronic Systems, Intelligent Control, Machine Learning.

Phone: 408-924-3816

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Ali Tohidi, PhD Clemson University

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Fluid and Fire Dynamics, Data-Driven Modeling and Control, High-Performance Scientific Computing (HPSC), Wildland Fires

Office: ENG310K

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Vimal Viswanathan, PhD Texas A&M

Associate Professor

Research Interests: engineering design, new product development, design creativity and innovation, mechatronics systems design

Phone: 408-924-3841

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Raymond Yee, PhD UC Berkeley, PE

Professor, Interim Department Chair, and Assoc. Dean of Extended Studies

Research Interests: Mechanical Design, Materials Behavior, Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis

Office: W: 16:30 - 17:30 ENG 310H

Phone: 408-924-3935