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Dr. Anand Dr. Davinder K. Anand
Professor Emeritus and CECD Director
Center for Energetic Concepts Development
3120 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5294
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: dkanand@umd.edu

Research interests: Control Systems;
Automation; Manufacturing and Energy.
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Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong

Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Founding Director of CECD
Email: rona@umd.edu

Research interests: Strength and structure of materials, Dislocation modeling, Crystallography, X‑ray diffraction topography, single crystal/polycrystal deformation/fracturing, explosive crystals, Dynamic plasticity, Fracture toughness, Hardness testing, Prosthetic devices, Electronic materials.
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Dr. Shapour Azarm


Dr. Shapour Azarm
, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2155 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5250 
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: azarm@umd.edu

Research interests: Deterministic and stochastic (robust) design optimization; Multi-attribute design decision making under uncertainty; Multi-disciplinary multi-objective sensitivity analysis;
reduced-order modeling (approximation); Design of experiments and metamodeling; Integration of engineering design and marketing in retail dominated markets for single product, product
line and product bundling design.
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Dr. Balakumar Balachandran
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2133 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5309  
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: balab@umd.edu

Research interests: Nonlinear Phenomena, Dynamics and Vibrations, and Control.
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Dr. Bruck Dr. Hugh Bruck, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2153 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.8711  
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: bruck@umd.edu
Research interests: Fabrication,
Characterization, and modeling for the design of functionally graded and multifunctional materials; Experimental methods for microscale and Nanoscale Materials characterization.
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Dr. Nikhil Chopra

Dr. Nikhil Chopra, Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2149 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.7011 
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: nchopra@umd.edu

Research interests: Control theory, Robotics,
Bilateral teleoperation and Synchronization
theory.
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Dr. DeVoe Dr. Don DeVoe, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
3125 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.8125  
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: ddev@umd.edu
Research interests: MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), Inertial instrumentation, Microsensing and Microactivation.
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Dr.Millard Firebaugh Dr. Millard Firebaugh,
Glenn L. Martin Professor of Engineering
Center for Energertic Concepts Development
2140 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5246  
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: millfirebaugh@comcast.net
Research interests: Innovation and
Engineering Complex Systems.
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Dr. Forbes Dr. Jerry Forbes, Visiting Professor
Center for Energetic Concepts Development
2140 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.392.9362 
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: jforcecd@comcast.net
Research interests: Material response to
Rapid Energy Disposition. In particular, shock
wave loading of Inert and Energetic materials.
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Dr. Fourney Dr. William Fourney, Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
3179F Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.1129 
Fax: 301.314.9477
E-mail: four@umd.edu
Research interests: Experimental mechanics, Dynamic fracture.
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Dr. SK Gupta Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2135 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5306 
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: skgupta@umd.edu

Research interests: Computer-aided design, Manufacturing automation, and Robotics.
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Dr. Henry Haslach

Dr. Henry W. Haslach, Jr.,
Research Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2153 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.8865
Fax: 301.314.9477
E-mail: haslach@umd.edu

Research interests: Mechanics of soft
biological tissue, including brain tissue and arteries; Non-equilibrium thermodynamics; Solid mechanics; Dynamical systems.
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Dr. Jungho Kim

Dr. Jungho Kim, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
3149 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5437 
Fax: 301.314.9477
E-mail: kimjh@umd.edu

Research interests: Phase Change Heat
Transfer Process as applied to Electronic
cooling; Investigation of fundamental
heat transfer mechanisms in boiling and spray cooling in Earth and microgravity environments; High Temperature Radiation Absorbance Measurements.
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Prof. Thomas Klapoetke Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke, Visiting Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2140 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Professor and Chair of Inorganic Chemistry
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
Phone: 301.405.5205  |  Fax: 301.314.9477
E-mail: tmk@cup.uni-muenchen.de
Research interests: Advanced materials, explosives, High-Energy-Density Materials
(HEDM), Computational chemistry (semiempirical, ab initio, DFT), Structural characterization (ED and X-ray), Chalcogen-nitrogen chemistry, Azide chemistry, Fluorine chemistry, Strong oxidizers, Nitrogen-halogen chemistry, Nitro chemistry, Halogen chemistry.
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Dr. Michael Pecht

Dr. Michael Pecht, Professor and CALCE Director
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
1103 Engineering Lab Building
Phone: 301.405.5323 
Fax: 301.314.9477
E-mail: pecht@calce.umd.edu

Research interests: Competitive product development; Product characterization and qualification; upply chain creation and management; Prognostics and health
management; Product reliability,
Risk assessment and mitigation.
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Dr. James Short Dr. James Short, CECD Deputy Director and Visiting Professor
Center for Energetic Concepts Development
2140 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.5246  
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: jshort@umd.edu
Research interests: Combustion and
Detonation.
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Stefan Wirth

Dr. Stefan Wirth, Research Associate Center for Energetic Concepts Development and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
4130C Chemistry Bldg
Phone: 301.405.5205
Fax: 301.314.9477
E-mail: stwirth@umd.edu

Research interests: Design and Application of New Metal-Organic Frameworks
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Dr. Zachariah Dr. Michael Zachariah, Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2125 Glenn L. Martin Hall
Phone: 301.405.4311  
Fax:
301.314.9477
E-mail: mrz@umd.edu
Research interests: Nanoparticle science, Manufacturing and Measurements.
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