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Ken Bosworth 2017

Bosworth, Ken

Ph.D. - Professor, Chair of ME, Director of M.S. in MCE Program (shared with Mathematics)

Ken received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984. His research interests include semiparametric statistics, image analysis and identification, and systems modeling, identification, and simulation. In particular, his work has been motivated by applications to real world physical, engineering, and biological/ecological situations. Ken's other major professional interest is in pedagogy: teaching, curriculum development and improvement.

Anish Sebastian 2017

Sebastian, Anish

Associate Chair of ME, Assistant Professor,Director of MS in ME Program

Anish received his Ph.D. in Engineering & Applied Science from Idaho State University in 2012. His research interests include, Smart Prosthetic Hand Development, Biological Signal Processing and Analysis, Adaptive Filtering, Optimization, System Identification, Control Systems, Semiconductor device physics and fabrication, Robotics, Active Flow Control, Radiation Therapy (Treatment Planning).

Mary Hofle 2017

Hofle, Mary

Senior Lecturer

Mary received her M.S.M.E. and a M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University. Her research interests include Manufacturing Processes and Energy Analysis and Conservation. She is also a licensed Professional Engineer.

Schoen, Marco P.

Ph.D., P.E. - Professor Director of the Measurement and Controls Engineering Research Center (MCERC)

Dr. Schoen received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics (Controls) and his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include System Identification, Adaptive Controls, Estimation and Realization Theory, Modeling and Simulation, Vibration Analysis, and Controls Application in Biomedical and Aerospace engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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Wabrek, Richard

Associate Professor

Richard received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 from New Mexico University. His research interests include forensic engineering, traffic accident reconstruction, solar energy applications, pedagogy, photovoltaic modeling. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

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Walters, Tom

Adjunct Faculty

Tom Walters is a research and development engineer in the Material Science and Engineering Department at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho and an Adjunct Mechanical Engineering Faculty member at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He chairs the Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Walters earned a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Idaho, Moscow in 1997; a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2000) and a Master of Science in Measurement and Control Engineering from Idaho State University (2007).  He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Idaho State University. Mr. Walters' research interests include material characterization, control and data acquisition design, and system identification.

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Williams, Brian


Brian received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from Utah State University. His research interests include cryogenics, renewable energy systems, aerospace/space systems, focusing on the design, modeling,and analysis of thermodynamic, thermal, and fluid systems. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.


Wilson, Kellie

Teaching Lab Technician and Coordinator

Kellie received her B.S in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 and her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Idaho State University in 2011. Her research has focused on finding the dispersion coefficients in a reactor that was designed to disinfect water using ultrasound (US) and Ultraviolet (UV) light in a US to UV sequence. Her research interests include thermodynamic systems, mechanics of materials, heat transfer, fluid systems,and adaptive control.

Professor Omid Heidari

Omid Heidari

Visiting Assistant Professor

Omid received his Ph.D. in Engineering & Applied Science focused on Robotics. His research interests include Kinematics and Dynamics of Serial and Parallel Manipulators, Motion Planning, Cable-Driven Mechanisms, Rehabilitation Robotics and Exoskeletons, Virtual/Augmented Reality Applications in Robotics and Rehabilitation.

Masters of Science in Measurement and Control Engineering (MCE) - Faculty:

The hall mark of the engineering departments for being interdisciplinary is also well reflected by the faculty that work in the MCE program and are active in the MCERC. The following is a list of the primary faculty members in MCE/MCERC.

Ken Bosworth, Ph.D., Professor, Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lawrence Beaty, Faculty at the College of Technology.

Steve Chiu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University.

Arya Ebrahimpour, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho.

James K. Lai, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, London University.

Solomon Leung, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate Program Director Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa.

Dr. Subbaram Naidu, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Marco P. Schoen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Old Dominion University.

Brian G. Williams, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University.