Engineering Science and Mechanics welcomes three new faculty members

09/03/2015

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is proud to welcome three faculty members -- Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Saptarshi Das, and Ibrahim Ozbolat.

Cheng is an assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and aerospace engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, where he recently completed a research fellowship.

Cheng’s research interests are in mechanics of micro/nano structures, micro/nano manufacturing, and biomedical devices for diagnostics and therapeutics.

He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Das will join the department in January, 2016, as an assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics. He received his bachelor’s degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering from Jadavpur University, India, and his doctorate degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University.

He is currently an assistant scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he focuses his efforts on device physics of low dimensional semiconductors.

Das’ research interests include nanofabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices; material characterization: carbon nanotube, graphene, black phosphorus, MoS2, WSe2; electrochemical synthesis of 2D materials; energy efficient low power flexible electronics and wearable technology; and analytical modeling of transport in low dimensional systems.

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Ozbolat is an associate professor of engineering science and mechanics and a faculty member in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. He received bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and mechanical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the University at Buffalo.

Prior to joining Penn State, Ozbolat was a faculty member at the University of Iowa’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology group and a member of the university’s Diabetes Research Center.

His areas of expertise include manufacturing and tissue engineering, bioprinting, biomanufacturing, and 3D printing.

Ozbolat is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.

 

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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

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