Three professors selected as Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station faculty fellows
The TEES Fellows program has provided the opportunity to annually recognize outstanding engineering faculty for more than 30 years. The most recent fellows are all from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Anastasia Muliana, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected as a TEES Faculty Fellow. The principal purpose of the award is to recognize long-term outstanding research performance. She will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony later this year.
Muliana’s research focuses on nonlinear and time dependent constitutive material modeling, thermal stress analyses, micromechanics of composite, analyses of heterogeneous materials subject to coupled thermal, electrical, and mechanical stimuli, time-dependent degradation of polymers and composites, nonlinear analyses of flexible and compliant structures activated by non-mechanical (electric field, light, solvent, and thermal) stimuli, large-scale nonlinear structural analyses, numerical and finite element methods.
She received her bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology in 1997, a master's degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999 and a Ph.D. in structural engineering and mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. She joined the mechanical engineering department in 2004.
Dr. Michael Moreno and Dr. Partha Mukherjee have been selected as a TEES Young Faculty Fellows.
Moreno is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with joint appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
He also serves as director of biomechanics research and engineering in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Houston Methodist Research Hospital.
His work is focused at the intersection of academic research in experimental and computational biomechanics, the medical device industry and clinical practice. His currently funded research projects are supported by NIH, NSF, DARPA, Methodist, and corporate sponsors. These projects include cross-campus interdisciplinary, international, industry and clinical collaborations.
He received his bachelor's degree in physics from Florida International University in 1996, a master's degree in science education from Florida International University in 1997, a second master’s in biomedical engineering from Florida International University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M in 2009. He joined the mechanical engineering department in 2014.
Mukherjee is an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department. His research focuses on electrochemical energy storage and conversion (batteries, fuel cells). He is the director of the Energy and Transport Science laboratory which focuses on developing a holistic approach toward fundamental understanding of the mesoscale physics and stochastics of materials-transport-interface interactions in energy storage and conversion. His research is supported by NSF, DOE, NASA, and various industrial sponsors.
Mukherjee received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from North Bengal University in 1997, his master's in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1999, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2007. He joined the mechanical engineering department in 2012. Prior to joining the department, he worked for the United States Department of Energy Laboratories, as staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2009-2011), and as a Director’s Research Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratories (2008-2009).