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Applied Engineering Technology

Featured Faculty

The ET program is supported by full-time and adjunct faculty members offering extensive academic and practical experience in several disciplines. The full-time faculty comprises:

Vladimir Genis, Ph.D., a professor and director of the ET program, has taught and developed graduate and undergraduate courses in physics, electronics, biomedical engineering, nondestructive testing, and acoustics. His research interests include ultrasound wave propagation and scattering, ultrasound imaging, electronic instrumentation, piezoelectric transducers, and engineering education. Results of his research work have been published in scientific journals and presented at the national and international conferences. He currently serves as a principle investigator (PI) and co-PI on National Science Foundation (NSF) grants.

Radian Belu, Ph.D., an assistant professor, has taught courses in electrical engineering technology, electrical engineering, and physics programs. He has also been PI or co-PI for various research projects world-wide in power systems, turbulence and wave propagation, radar and remote sensing, instrumentation, atmosphere physics, electromagnetic compatibility, and engineering education.

Richard Y. Chiou, Ph.D., an associate professor, teaches courses on engineering materials, robotics and mechatronics, applied mechanics, control, automation, and CAD/CAM. He emphasizes creativity and hands-on learning in his courses and has secured many research and education grants on Internet-based robotics and mechatronics, E-quality, and online laboratory learning from NSF, U.S. Department of Education, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and industry.

Dr. Irina N. Ciobanescu Husanu is an assistant clinical professor for the undergraduate and graduate Engineering Technology programs. Her areas of expertise include thermal-fluid systems, and propulsion systems and their industrial applications. She earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in Romania.

Yalcin Ertekin, Ph.D., teaches in both the B.S. and M.S. programs in Engineering Technology. His areas of expertise include Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Product Development, Reverse Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, and Quality Control. He has performed extensive research on a variety of topics, including machining process optimization, non-invasive surgical tool design, and student learning enhancement using online simulation tools. He has presented at a number of conferences, and his work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Machining Science and Technology. Dr. Ertekin holds degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri--Rolla, and Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.

Michael G. Mauk, Ph.D., P.E., an assistant clinical professor, teaches courses on electronics, circuit theory, signals and systems, CNC operations, and Quality Engineering. Dr. Mauk's research interests include solar energy with emphasis on photovoltaics, microfluidics, semiconductor materials technology, and nanotechnology. Dr. Mauk has more than 110 technical publications and eight U.S. Patents.

Warren Rosen, Ph.D., an assistant clinical professor, has carried out research in optical physics, solar physics, and medical physics. He has served on a number of Department of Defense and international standards committees including the SAE Unified Network Interconnect Task Group and the RapidIO Trade Association.