Momentum - The Magazine for Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 2019 | Page 13
Department welcomes four new
faculty members in January
Shima Shahab, Assistant Professor - joins the department from
the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics. Thrust
area specialty: RADS. Research interests: Intersection of smart
materials and dynamical systems for interdisciplinary appli-
cations including acoustic energy transfer. Changmin Son, Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor, comes
to Virginia Tech via Pusan National University, South Korea.
Thrust area specialty: EES. Research interests: Gas turbine
heat transfer and aerodynamics - turbine internal cooling,
secondary flow, turbine dynamics.
Jonathan Boreyko, Assistant Professor - joins the department
from the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics.
Thrust area specialty: BMNS. Research interests: Interfacial
fluid mechanics, surface wettability of micro/nano-structured
materials, phase-change heat transfer, biomimetic engineering. Chunmei Ban, Associate Professor - comes to Virginia Tech
from a position as senior scientist, National Renewable
Energy Laboratory. Thrust area specialty: DMM. Research
interests: Interfacial science and engineering for functional
materials used in energy conversion and storage systems.