Dr. Ashwin Dani
Office: ITE 347
About: Dr. Dani earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida.
Dr. Dani’s primary research interests are in estimation and control theory for nonlinear systems with applications to various problems in robotics, which will bring societal impact. Broad research interests are: stochastic estimation and control algorithm design, robust estimator design for uncertain nonlinear systems, planning and navigation for autonomous systems, human-robot interaction, vision-based estimation and control of robotic systems. Dr. Dani has been an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Connecticut since August 2013.
For more information about Dr. Dani, please visit this page: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/faculty-staff-students/faculty/fac_dani/
Dr. Bob Day
Office: BUSN 367
About: Dr. Day earned his BS from Vanderbilt University and his PhD from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Day is an Associate Professor for the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Department in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut in addition to his continuing appointment as the Co-Director of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) program.
Dr. Day’s research interests are: Optimization and Auction Theory, Airport Landing-Slot Auctions, Spectrum License Auctions, Hospital Management OR, Grid computing, Matching and Allocation Problems, Network Optimization, Game Theory and Operations Research.
For more information about Dr. Day, please visit this page: http://users.business.uconn.edu/bday/
Dr. Moustapha Diaby
Office: BUSN 368
About: Dr. Diaby earned his B.S. , M.S and Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York.
His areas of expertise are Mathematical Programming; Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis; Operations and Supply Chain Management; Management of International Development Projects. Dr. Diaby is an Associate Professor of Production and Operations Management at the University of Connecticut.
For more information about Dr. Diaby, please visit this page: http://www.business.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/969/2014/12/mdiaby2013.pdf
Dr. Sharareh Emadi
Office: Bronwell 106 A.B
About: Dr. Emadi earned her BS and MS from the University of Paris XII, Paris, France. She earned her PhD from the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
Dr. Emadi’s current focus is molecular, biochemical, and cell biology with an emphasis on the application and development of antibody phage display, protein engineering and cell-based assay. Her past work includes the bio production, the purification and the characterization of self-assembling peptide nanoparticles (SAPNs) as a novel immunogenic design of the Malaria and Influenza vaccine; the development of recombinant antibodies for the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; the mechanisms of megakaryocytopoiesis dysregulation in myeloproliferative syndrome.
She provides research and educational services to the bioengineering laboratories and projects in the School of Engineering.
For more information about Dr. Emadi, please visit this page: http://www.bme.uconn.edu/faculty-staff/core-faculty/emadi-sharareh
Dr. Shalabh Gupta
Office: ITE 341
About: Dr. Gupta earned a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, an MS in both Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Gupta’s research interests are built around various problems related to Cyber-physical Systems. In particular, he is interested in Data Analytics, Information Fusion, Resilient Infrastructures, Distributed Intelligent Systems, Networked-control Systems, Swarm Robotics, Sensor Networks, Smart Grids, Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, Adaptive Navigation & Path Planning, and Diagnostics & Prognostics in Complex Systems. Dr. Gupta has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut since August 2011.
For more information about Dr. Gupta, please visit this page: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/people/faculty/fac_gupta/
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Dr. Manuel Nunez
Office: BUSN 370
About: Dr. Nunez earned his BS from the University of Costa Rica. his MS from Stanford University and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr Nunez’ areas of expertise are convex optimization, combinatorial optimization, stochastic models, operations management and manufacturing, statistical modeling and simulation, computer programming and data structures, genetic algorithms, supply chain management, security and confidentiality in database systems, innovation and sustainability.
For more information about Dr. Nunez, please visit this page: http://www.business.uconn.edu/contact/profiles/manuel-nunez/
Dr. Richard Parnas
Office: IMS 206
Dr. Parnas earned his BS from MIT, and his MS and PhD from UCLA, all in Chemical Engineering. His current research is focused on: bio-renewable chemicals production and membrane separations; renewable polymers and composites and interface engineering.
In addition to MEM, Dr. Parnas is a member of the Polymers Program in the Institute of Materials Science, the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Dept., the Materials Science & Engineering Dept., the Environmental Engineering Program, and the Chemistry Dept. at UConn, as well as an adjunct faculty in Chemical Engineering at Sichuan University. From 2006-2008, Dr. Parnas was the Director of Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and prior to UConn he was the head of the Composites Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
For more information about Dr. Parnas, please visit this page: http://www.ims.uconn.edu/richard-parnas/
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Dr. Mousumi Roy, P.E.
Office: Engineering II, room 326
About: Dr. Roy earned her BS from Jadavpur University, India, MS from The Cooper Union, NY, and her Doctoral degree from Columbia University.
She has over 15 years of experiences working in reputed consulting firms such as Weidlinger Associates, BA&C, and WBCM in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland. Her work involved analyzing, designing, and supervising construction of various types of existing and new buildings, bridges and other structures.
Dr. Luyi Sun
Office: IMS 205A
About: Dr. Sun earned his PhD from the University of Alabama.
His current research is on: Multi-functional nanostructured materials for structural, functional, environmental, and energy related applications; Polymeric materials and new polymer processing development; Layered compounds; Green science and engineering; and Hydrates and porous materials for energy storage and CO2 capture.
For more information about Dr. Sun, please visit this page: http://www.ims.uconn.edu/luyi-sun/
Dr. Jiong Tang
Office: UTEB 452
About: Dr. Tang received his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Mechanics from Fudan University, China, in 1989 and 1992, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State in 2001. From 1992 to 1995 he served as Lecturer at Fudan University in Applied Mechanics. Prior to joining UConn, Dr. Tang was a staff engineer at GE Corporate Research Center, Niskayuna, New York.
Dr. Tang joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2002. His current research interests are structural dynamics and system dynamics, active and passive structural controls, structural health monitoring/diagnosis, smart materials and mechatronics, and large-scale analysis of complex dynamic systems. His research projects are interdisciplinary, encompassing multi-physics modeling and analysis, electro-mechanical integration, and sensing/actuation development and signal processing. Dr. Tang’s research has been supported by federal agencies such as NSF and also by industries. While fundamental studies are being pursued in his lab to explore paradigm change in the structure and system dynamics area, research is also being carried out to implement the new findings to practical platforms such as aero-engines and fuel cells.
Dr. Tang was appointed as Co-Director of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) program in May 2016.
For more information about Dr. Tang, please visit this page: Research Website: Structure and System Dynamics Research Laboratory
Dr. Lakshman Thakur
Office: BUSN 384
About: Dr. Thakur earned his BS from Bombay University, Bombay, India, and his MS and Eng. Sc.D, from Columbia University.
Dr. Thakur’s areas of expertise are: development and applications of linear, nonlinear, and integer programming methods in management science and function approximations in optimization mathematics.
For more information about Dr. Thakur, please visit this page: http://www.business.uconn.edu/contact/profiles/lakshman-thakur/
Dr. Diane Van Scoter
Office: Engineering II, room 300
About: Dr. Van Scoter earned a BS and MS in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington – Seattle, an MS in Operations Research from the Colorado School of Mines, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University.
Dr. Van Scoter is an Associate Professor for the Materials Science and Engineering Department. She served as the Co-Director of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) program for three years, completing her appointment in May 2016.
Dr. Van Scoter has over twenty years of diverse industry experience, ranging from manufacturing at Boeing Commercial, space optics, space survivability, and technology transfer for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Van Scoter has also directed quality and process improvement at an international logistics company. She was a senior management consultant for Deloitte, where she managed people and processes for two South African government projects. One in Central Computer Services to cost government services, the other to facilitate the application of various rules and achieving goals set to implement limited payout gambling machines in each South African province.
Her research field and applications include industrial engineering, process improvement, and studying the impact of contextual factors in STEM education. Since arriving at the University of Connecticut in 2012, she was a champion of the MEM program, updating the program to reflect 21st century industry needs and standards, better serving UConn students, the university, employers, and the engineering profession.
For more information about Dr. Van Scoter, please visit this page: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/diane-j-van-scoter
Dr. Liang Zhang
Office: ITE 333
About: Dr. Zhang received his BS and MS from Tsinghua University in China. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan.
Dr Zhang’s research interests are: modeling, analysis, continuous improvement, design, control, and energy efficient operations of manufacturing and service systems; Mathematical modeling and analysis of battery systems.
For more information about Dr. Zhang, please visit this page: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/faculty-staff-students/faculty/fac_liangzhang/