1. Mohammed Daqaq, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is a recipient of the Dale Reynolds ’67 Emerging Faculty Scholar Endowment.
Mohammed Daqaq joined the Department in 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and control of mechanical systems ranging from the micro to the macro scale. He has a well-developed expertise in the modeling and simulation of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), as well as large mechanical systems particularly ships, ship-mounted cranes, telescopic cranes, and quay-side container cranes. He has significant expertise in computational and analytical dynamics with special interest in nonlinear systems. In addition, he has special interest in utilizing Virtual Reality simulations to understand the dynamics of complex systems. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM).
2. Gang Li, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is a recipient of the Dale Reynolds ’67 Emerging Faculty Scholar Endowment.
Gang Li joined the Department in 2006 after working as a Research Scientist in the Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a mechanical engineer at Volkswagen China in 1996. His research interests are in computational modeling of nano/micro electromechanical systems, computational nano/micro mechanics, computational modeling of nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion, and numerical methods. He is a member of ASME and IEEE.
3. Yue “Sophie” Wang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been named Warren H. Owen – Duke Energy Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Yue Wang joined the department in 2012. Prior to joining Clemson, she was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests are in estimation and control of networked cyber-physical systems, decision-making and sensor management in distributed sensor networks, coverage control using multiple autonomous vehicles, and space-augmented space situational awareness. She is a member of AIAA, IEEE, IEEE Control Systems Society, and IEEE Women in Engineering.
4. Huijuan “Jane” Zhao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been named a CECAS Dean’s Faculty Fellow.
Huijuan Zhao joined the department in 2012. Prior to joining Clemson, she was a postdoctoral research associate in the Material Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her past and ongoing research has been focusing on understanding of material properties in different length scales with the proper computational techniques, including finite element method, multi-scale simulations, molecular dynamics simulations and first principle theory studies.