Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty and Staff

Contact us:

mme@stcloudstate.edu
(320) 308-5654

Address:
101 Engineering and Computing Center
Saint Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Faculty

Steven J. Covey

Steven J. Covey

  • Chair, Professor
  • Ph.D. 1993, University of Cincinnati
  • Exploiting interactions between mechanical design, material science, and manufacturing processes for product design and/or failure analysis including applications in the biomedical, aerospace, and computer industries. Specific areas include materials selection, solid mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis, finite element methods, stress analysis, composite materials, and manufacturing processes. Laboratory experience includes uniaxial/biaxial servo hydraulic mechanical testing, optical/SEM/AFM microscopy, material process simulations, fractography, and LabVIEW software.
Ben Baliga

Ben Baliga

  • Professor
  • Director, Master of Engineering Management Program.
  • Ph.D. 1999, Swinburne, Australia
  • Manufacturing engineering and engineering management, computer integrated manufacturing.
Jeongmin Byun

Jeongmin Byun

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. 2003, Purdue University
  • Manufacturing process, materials processing, CAD/CAM,CAPP metrology/instrumentation, precision engineering, nano-technology, and fixture/tool design, machine/tool design.
Eric Little

Eric Little

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. Michigan Technological University
  • Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
Kenneth Miller

Kenneth Miller

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. 2000, University of Southern Carolina
  • Mechanical engineering
John A. Mirth

John A. Mirth

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. 1990, University of Minnesota
A. Serdar Sezen

A. Serdar Sezen

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. 2006, University of Minnesota
  • Transducers for biomedical applications; Carbon nanotube - Polymer composite sensors; Supercapacitive sensors, Product design and development for medical and surgical training systems; Minimally invasive medical technology development;  Design, fabrication and control of MEMS sensors and actuators; Passive (batteryless) wireless telemetry; Rigid and compliant mechanism design, Industrial automation and control
Hiral A. Shah

Hiral A. Shah

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. 2008, Eastern Michigan University
  • Lean manufacturing, Delphi technique, curriculum development, trends and improvements in online teaching systems.
Yongli (Julianna) Zhao

Yongli (Julianna) Zhao

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Computational multiphase/multi-scale flow, particulate transport, particle collision and adhesion, computation methods in high speed energy production (biofuel combustion), sustainable energy systems and energy efficiency characterizations, aerosol/air pollution, nanoparticle/nanotube suspensions in spin coating, and to biotechnologies

Staff

Charlotte Murphy

Charlotte Murphy

  • Office Manager

Retired and Former Faculty

Andrew Bekkala, Ph.D., PE

Andrew Bekkala, Ph.D., PE

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. 1990, Michigan Technological University
  • Control systems, machine controls, automated machine design, robotic systems design and control, robust control, quality engineering, design of experiments, robust product design.

Warren Yu, Ph.D.

Warren Yu, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., Mechanical engineering, Washington State University, 1988

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