Momentum - The Magazine for Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 2019 - Page 13

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.