Schoen, Marco P.
Ph.D., P.E. - Professor Chair of Mechanical Engineering 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.
Ph.D. - Professor, Director of M.S. in MCE Program
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.
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 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.
Ph.D - Assistant Professor
Taher received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Science with a focus on Robotics and autonomous systems. His research interests include Autonomous Systems, Navigation, Obstacle Avoidance Systems, Image Processing, Designing Novel Mechanisms for Industrial and Agricultural Purposes, Automation, Optimization, Kinematics and Dynamics of Serial and Parallel Manipulators, Mechanisms Singularity Analysis.
P.h.D. - Assistant Professor
Rajib received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and afterwards obtained postdoctoral research experience in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and in the T-3 Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology and the University of Nevada Reno, respectively. His research experience and interests broadly cover plasma, combustion, turbulence-chemistry interactions, aerothermodynamics, and nonequilibrium plasma processes and sources (e.g., microplasma, dual-pulse laser, etc.). He makes extensive use of Multiphysics FEM simulation code in his research.
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.
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.
Ph.D - Affiliate Professor
Dr. Potluri is a Principal Engineer at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development in Redford, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science and M.S. in Measurement and Control Engineering from Idaho State University and his B.S. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Andhra University (India). His research interests include Cyber Physical Systems, Resilient Embedded System Architecture and Control Systems, System Identification and Intelligent Control Applications in Biomedical engineering.
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.
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.
Steve Chiu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University.
Taher Deemyad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Science, Idaho State University.
Arya Ebrahimpour, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho.
Solomon Leung, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate Program Director Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa.
Rajib Mahamud, P.h.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina.
Marco P. Schoen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Old Dominion University.
Anish Sebastian, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Sciences (Mechanical Engineering), Idaho State University.