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Research Opportunities

Many faculty have active research projects in materials, manufacturing, heat transfer, numerical modeling, solid mechanics, composites, and rapid prototyping. Opportunities for independent study or employment as undergraduate researchers occur frequently in our department.


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Dr. Monayem Mazumder is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SVSU. He received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 2012, where he worked on various problems in Electrohydrodynamic. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of New Mexico, where he developed a new method for flow simulation in internal combustion engines. His research interests include moving structures in fluids, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, internal combustion engine simulation, electrohydrodynamic, coal gasification and combustion. He received several awards including the Faculty Association outstanding scholarship award, and the Dow Professor award. Along with co-authoring the textbook, Engineering Dynamics: Fundamentals and Application, with CRC Press, Dr. Mazumder has published and presented numerous papers in journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineering, Electrostatic Society of America, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Dr. Aneesha Gogineni has been teaching at SVSU since Fall 2016. Her background is in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluids and Computational Numerical Methods. Her research interests are in HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, Heat Exchangers, Renewal Energy, engines, and bio-engineering applications. Dr. Gogineni is a Dow Grant Teaching Award Recipient and this research is used to develop new teaching methods to help students succeed. She is interested in helping students write their own research grants, and help them publish papers at conference. She is also a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Advisor.

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Dr. Enayat Mahajerin is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SVSU. Prior to his current position he taught at Michigan State University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981. His research interests include computational mechanics, structural analysis, and composites. He has received several awards including the Landee Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Earl Warrick Award for Research. He has published numerous papers and technical reports in conjunction with his research and consulting. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academic of Mechanics, and the Society of Engineering Science.

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SVSU operates an outreach and economic support operation called the Independent Testing Laboratory, which provides local companies access to SVSU faculty and equipment for specialized testing needs. ME students are frequently employed to conduct routine testing procedures and assist in advanced testing. The ITL has been a great success at giving students an opportunity to gain real world experience and network with leaders in local industry.


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