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Robotics; walking and running robots; dynamics and control; snowboard analysis; international engineering education.

Keith Buffinton
Professor of mechanical engineering and interim dean of the College of Engineering
Phone: 570-577-1581
Accomplishments/areas of interest/selected publications: $800,000 grant to study "Unmanned Ground Vehicle Mobility in Urban Terrain" from the U.S. Department of Defense for 2008-09. Consultant to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology to work on "Dynamic Locomotion with Quadrupeds: Energy Efficient Locomotion by Exploiting Passive Dynamics." Guest Professor Fellowship, Institut fr Robotik und Intelligente Systeme, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2007. Visiting Professorship, Stanford University, 2007. Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Mechanical Engineering Practice" presented by Tufts University Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2004. "Outstanding Paper Award" presented by the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2002 and 2003. "Star Performers Award for Innovation" presented by the Small Business Development Center of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for "Snowboard Research and Development," 2000.

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Video: These 'bots were made for walking.

Last updated 12/29/2009

Mechanical engineering; acoustics and noise control; flow-induced vibrations; fluid dynamics; linear and nonlinear signal processing; surface drag; thermodynamics; wind tunnel testing; energy conservation in building design; convective heat transfer, scroll compressor performance

Charles Knisely
Professor of mechanical engineering
Phone: 570-577-1817
Accomplishments/areas of interest/selected publications: Researches unsteady fluid dynamics; flow-induced vibrations; scroll compressors; convective heat transfer; two-phase pumping; energy conversion machinery; thermodynamics; acoustics; noise control.

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Last updated 7/22/2013

Star formation; molecular gas; dynamics in nearby galaxies

Michele Thornley
Assistant professor of physics
Phone: 570-577-3174
Accomplishments/areas of interest/selected publications: Member of a team of astronomers using a powerful telescope, launched in summer 2003, to study the creation of stars in nearby galaxies.

Crystal growth; fluid dynamics; nonlinear dynamics

Thomas Solomon
Professor of physics
Phone: 570-577-1348
Accomplishments/areas of interest/selected publications: Researches chaos, turbulence and pattern formation.

Role of blood vessels in cancer growth and treatment; biological heat and mass transport; tumor physiology; system dynamics; thermodynamics

James Baish
Professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering
Phone: 570-577-1163

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Last updated 7/26/2013

Mechanical engineering; Mechanical design; Dynamics; Mechanism design; Compliant mechanisms; Biologically inspired mechanical design; Appropriate technology

Charles Kim
Associate professor of mechanical engineering
Phone: 570-577-1846

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Last updated 7/22/2013


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