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John McHugh, Associate Professor

Parsons Hall N129
(603) 862-1899
(603) 862-1865


Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan
M.S., Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan
B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan

Prof. McHugh has interests in fluid mechanics and applied math. He has held full-time positions at the David Taylor Research Center and the Transocean. He is a frequent visitor to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and he has held visiting positions at the Air Force Geophysics Lab, the Jet Propulsion Lab, MIT, and University College London.

Prof. McHugh is primary interested in analytical and computational solutions to physical problems. His current research topics include internal waves in the atmosphere of earth and other planets, origins of the deep ocean circulations, and non-linear waves on the surface of a fluid.

Research Areas

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Geophysical Flow
  • Stability and Waves
  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Energy and the environment
  • Math


J. P. McHugh and R. H. J. Grimshaw, "Reflection of an internal wave at an interface representing a rapid increase in viscosity," Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, DOI:10.1080/03091929, 2013.

D. Sitarski, R. J. Lee, J. R. Saylor, and J. P. McHugh, "Large-scale circulation n a rectangular enclosure with periodic boundary temperature," Journal of Fluids Engineering, v 135, 2013.

R. H. J. Grimshaw and J. P. McHugh, "Steady and unsteady nonlinear internal waves incident on an interface," Quarterly J. Royal Met Soc, DOI:10.1002/gj2093, 2012.

J. P. McHugh and R. D. Sharman, "Generation of mountain wave-induced mean flows and turbulence near the tropopause," Quarterly J. Royal Met Soc, DOI:10.1002/gj2035, 2012.

James Krzanowski, Professor

Parsons Hall N137
(603) 862-2315
(603) 862-1865


Ph.D., Materials Science, MIT, 1983
M.S., Materials Science, MIT, 1981
B.E., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology, 1978

Prof. Krzanowski's specialization is in the field of Materials Science. Before coming to UNH, he held engineering and research positions with IBM and the U.S. Army Materials Research Laboratory. His research interests are currently focused on the development and fabrication of thin-film coatings. Work is currently being carried out to develop a simple process for coating materials with titanium carbide, a hard, wear-resistant material. The mechanical properties of metallic thin films and multilayers are also being investigated. Dr. Krzanowski also specializes in the use of advanced methods for characterizing the properties of materials, such as electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and x-ray diffraction.

Prof. Krzanowski teaches Materials Science courses in the Department, including ME 561 - Introduction to Materials Science, ME 760/MS 860 - Physical Metallurgy, ME 761 - Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science, ME 762/MS 862- Electronic Materials Science and ME 763/MS 863 - Thin Film Science and Technology. He also administers the Materials Science Minor.

Research Areas

  • Development and fabrication of thin-film coatings
  • Mechanical properties of materials and their relation to microstructure and heat treatment
  • Transmission electron microscopy studies of interfaces created by solid-state joining processes


  • James E. Krzanowski, Stephen Veldhuis, Paul Aliotta and Daniel J. Foley, “The Effects of Substrate Bias and Edge Proximity on the Mechanical Properties and Machining Performance of TiN-Coated Carbide Inserts,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Performance, 2012, (DOI) 10.1007/s11665-012-0449-z
  • Dale A. Delisle and James E. Krzanowski, “Surface Morphology and Texture of TiAlN/CrN Multilayer Thin Films,” Thin Solid Films, Volume: 524 Pages: 100-106 DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.09.073 Published: DEC 1 2012
  • Margaret A. Nowicki, James E. Krzanowski and Jose L. Endrino (2012). “Structural and tribological characterization of Ti-In-N films deposited by magnetron sputter deposition,” Journal of Matericals Research, 27, pp 850-856 doi:10.1557/jmr.2011.345
  • W.X. Du, Q. Wang, D, Saxner, N. A. Deskins, J.E. Krzanowski, A.I. Frenkel, X.W. Teng, “Highly Active Iridium/Iridium-Tin/Tin Oxide Heterogeneous Nanoparticles as Alternative Electrocatalysts for the Ethanol Oxidation Reaction,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., v. 133 (2010) pp. 15172-15183.
  • V. Martinez- Niogues, F.J. Medel, M. D. Mariscal, J. L. Endrino, J. Krzanowski, F. Yubero and J. A. Puertolas, “Tribological performance of DLC coatings on UHMWPE,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v. 252 (2010) p. 012006
  • Canan G. Guleryuz and James E. Krzanowski, "Mechanisms of Self-lubrication in Patterned TiN Coatings Containing Solid Lubricant Microreservoirs," Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 2392-2399.
  • Canan G. Guleryuz, James E. Krzanowski, Stephen C. Veldhuis, German S. Fox-Rabinovich, "Machining performance of TiN coatings incorporating indium as a solid lubricant" Surface and Coatings Technology, v. 203 (2009) 3370-3376.
  • John H. Zimmerman, Canan G. Guleryuz and James E. Krzanowski, "Fabrication and tribological properties of titanium nitride coatings incorporating solid lubricant microreservoirs," Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (2008) 2023-2032.

Yannis Korkolis, Associate Professor

ME Graduate Program Coordinator
Kingsbury Hall W131
(603) 862-2772


Ph.D. – Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.Sc. – Computational Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2002
5-year Diploma – Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1998

Prof. Korkolis joined the department in Fall 2009. He is trained as a mechanical engineer with emphasis on mechanical constructions and on manufacturing, while his graduate studies are in solid mechanics. He also has 2 years of industrial experience. His research aims at interfacing mechanics of materials, constitutive modeling and failure, using numerical methods and experimental techniques. It is motivated by – but not limited to – actual manufacturing problems, such as those encountered in sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming. He has worked on constitutive modeling of advanced aluminum alloys, formability and failure prediction, modeling of machining operations, tube hydroforming and microforming processes.

Prof. Korkolis is the recipient of a 2012 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His research is further supported by grants from NSF, Office of Naval Research, Dept. of Commerce, Ford Motor Company and the Auto/Steel Partnership.  

Prof. Korkolis has taught ME 542 - Mechanical Dissection and Design Analysis, ME 643 – Machine Design, ME 795/895 - Materials Processing in Manufacturing, ME 777/877 - Computer-Aided Engineering, ME 927 - Theory of Plasticity and ME 795/995 - Experimental Mechanics while at UNH.

For more details, please take a look at Prof. Korkolis' C.V

Research Areas

Prof. Korkolis' areas of reasearch are the following:

  • Plasticity and constitutive modeling of materials.
  • Ductile fracture and formability. Instabilities and wrinkling.
  • Forming of light-weight materials (e.g., high rate forming processes, sheet metal forming, tube hydroforming).

His present research efforts are summarized below:


H.Y. Gong, S. Wang, P. Knysh and Y.P. Korkolis, "Experimental investigation of the mechanical response of laser-welded dissimiar blanks from advanced- and ultra-high-strength steel", (submitted to Materials & Design)

H. Tian, B. Brownell, M. Baral and Y.P. Korkolis, "Earing in cup-drawing of anisotropic Al-6022-T4 sheets", (submitted to International Journal of Mechanical Sciences)

P.W. Ripley and Y.P. Korkolis, “Multiaxial deformation apparatus for testing of microtubes under combined axial-force and internal-pressure", (under revision for Experimental Mechanics)

Y.P. Korkolis, N. Deng and T. Kuwabara, “On the non-linear unloading behavior of a biaxially loaded dual-phase steel sheet” (in preparation)

Y.P. Korkolis, B. Brownell, S. Coppieters and H. Tian, "Hole-expansion of anisotropic Al-6022-T4 sheets using a flat-headed punch", (in preparation)

C.P. Dick and Y.P. Korkolis, "Anisotropy of thin-walled tubes by a new method of combined tension and shear loading", International Journal of Plasticity, 71 (2015) 87-112

C.P. Nikhare, Y.P. Korkolis and B.L. Kinsey "Formability enhancement in titanium tube-flaring by manipulating the deformation path”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-ASME, (2015 – in press)

P. Knysh and Y.P. Korkolis, "Determination of the fraction of plastic work converted into heat in metals", Mechanics of Materials 86 (2015), 71-80

N. Deng, T. Kuwabara and Y.P. Korkolis, “Cruciform specimen design and verification for constitutive identification of anisotropic sheets”, Experimental Mechanics 55 (2015), 1005-1022

C.P. Dick and Y.P. Korkolis, “Strength and ductility evaluation of cold-welded seams in aluminum tubes extruded through porthole dies”, Materials & Design 67 (2015), 631-636

M.G. Lee, Y.P. Korkolis and J.H. Kim, “Recent developments in hydroforming technology”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 229(4), 572-596 (review article for the special issue on TubeHydro 2013  Conference)

M. Knezevic, M. Jahedi, Y.P. Korkolis and I.J. Beyerlein, “Material based design of the extrusion of bimetallic tubes”, Computational Materials Science 95 (2014), 63-73 link

N.H. Moser, T.S. Gross and Y.P. Korkolis, “Martensite formation in conventional and isothermal tension of 304 austenitic stainless steel measured by x-ray diffraction”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions - A 45 (2014), 4891-4896 link

C.P. Dick and Y.P. Korkolis, “Mechanics and full-field deformation study of the ring hoop tension test”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51 (2014), 3042-3057 link

J.F. Wilson, B.L. Kinsey and Y.P. Korkolis, “Development of a biaxial loading frame for sheet metal”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes–SME, 15 (2013), 580-585 link 

N. Deng and Y.P. Korkolis, “Numerical study of the lateral crushing and reinflation of stainless steel and aluminum tubes”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes – SME, 15 (2013), 242-255 link

G.W. Cullen and Y.P. Korkolis, “Ductility of 304 stainless steel under pulsed uniaxial loading”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50 (2013), 1621-1633 link

L. Wang, Y.P. Korkolis and B.L. Kinsey, “Investigation of strain gradients and magnitudes during microbending”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-ASME, 134 (2012), 041011-1/-9 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Hydroforming of anisotropic aluminum tubes. Part II: analysis”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 53 (2011), 83-90 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Hydroforming of anisotropic aluminum tubes. Part I: experiments”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 53 (2011), 75-82 link

T. Giagmouris, S. Kyriakides, Y.P. Korkolis and L.-H. Lee, “On the localization and failure in aluminum shells due to crushing-induced bending and tension”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47 (2010), 2680-2692 link

Y.P. Korkolis, S. Kyriakides, T. Giagmouris and L.-H. Lee, “Constitutive modeling and rupture predictions of Al-6061-T6 tubes under biaxial loading paths”, Journal of Applied Mechanics-ASME, 77 (2010), 064501-1/-5 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Path-dependent failure of inflated aluminum tubes”, International Journal of Plasticity, 25/11 (2009) 2059-2080 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Inflation and burst of anisotropic aluminum tubes, part II: an advanced yield function including deformation-induced anisotropy”, International Journal of Plasticity, 24/9 (2008) 1625-1637 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Inflation and burst of anisotropic aluminum tubes for hydroforming applications”, International Journal of Plasticity, 24/3 (2008) 509-543 link

Joseph (Joe) Klewicki, Professor

Jere Chase O.E. Lab, 121C
(603) 862-3113


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1989
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1983

Prof. Klewicki joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNH in 2005.

Joe Klewicki's Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas

Joe Klewicki's areas of specialization are in Experimental methods in fluid mechanics, turbulent and unsteady flows, vorticity dynamics, boundary layers. For more detailed information about Prof. Klewicki's research, please see the Center for Fluid Physics site.


Scholarly Book Chapters

  • Klewicki, J. and Mehdi, F. 2010 Modified hierarchy structure of rough-wall flows,  in IUTAM Symposium on The Physics of Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows on Rough-Walls, (T.B. Nickels, editor), Springer Verlag, 135.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2007 Measurement considerations in wall-bounded turbulent flows: Wall shear stress, Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, (C.  Tropea, A. Yarin and J. Foss, editors), Springer-Verlag, 871.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2006 Mean momentum balance: Implications for turbulence control, in NUS-IMS Workshop on Transition and Turbulence Control (Volume 8), (M. Gad-el-Hak and H. Tsai editors), Lecture Note Series, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 283.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Saha, S., Klewicki, J. Ooi, A., Blackburn, H. and Wei, T. 2014 Scaling Properties of the Equation for Passive Scalar Transport in Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows, Int. J. Heat and Mass Transf. 70, 779.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2013 A Description of Turbulent Wall-Flow Vorticity Consistent with Mean Dynam- ics, J. Fluid Mech.  737, 176.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2013 On the Singular Nature of Turbulent Boundary Layers, Procedia IUTAM 9, 69.
  • *Vincenti, P., Klewicki, J., Morrill-Winter, C., White, C. and Wosnik, M. 2013  Streamwise Velocity Statistics in Turbulent Boundary Layers that Spatially Develop to High Reynolds Number, Expts.  in Fluids 54, 1629.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2013 Toward Coherently Representing Turbulent Wall-Flow Dynamics, J. Fluid Mech. 734, 1.
  • Mehdi, F., Klewicki, J. and White, C. 2013 Mean Force Structure and its Scaling in Rough-Wall Turbulent Boundary Layers, J. Fluid Mech.  731, 682.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2013 Self-Similar Mean Dynamics in Turbulent Wall-Flows, J. Fluid Mech. 718, 596.
  • *Morrill-Winter, C. and Klewicki, J. 2013 Influences of Boundary Layer Scale Separation on the Vorticity Transport Contribution to Turbulent Inertia, Phys. Fluids 25, 015108.
  • Bamberger, M. and Klewicki J., 2013 Statistical Structure and Mean Dynamics of Developing Turbulent Shear-Wake Flows, Expts.  in Fluids 54, 1415.
  • Hutchins, N., Chauhan, K., Marusic, I., Monty, J. and Klewicki, J. 2012 Toward Reconciling the Large-Scale Structure of Turbulent Boundary Layers in the Atmosphere and Laboratory Boundary Layer Meterol.  145,  273.
  • *Klewicki, J., Chin, C., Blackburn, H., Ooi, A. and Marusic, I. 2012 Emergence of the Four Layer Dynamical Regime in Turbulent Pipe Flow Phys. Fluids 24, 045107.
  • White, C.M., Dubief, Y. and Klewicki, J. 2012 Re-examining the logarithmic dependence of the mean velocity distribution in polymer drag reduced wall-bounded flow, Phys. Fluids 24, 021701.
  • *Klewicki, J., Ebner, R. and Wu, X. 2011 Mean Dynamics of Transitional Boundary Layer Flow
  • J. Fluid Mech. 682, 617.
  • Stawarz, J., Vasquez, B., Smith, C., Forman, M. and Klewicki, J. 2011 Third Moments and the Role of Anisotropy from Velocity Shear in the Solar Wind Astrophys. J. 736, 44.
  • *Elsnab, J., Kelwicki, J., Maynes, D. and Ameel, T. 2011 Mean dynamics of channel flow transition J. Fluid Mech. 678, 451.
  • Elsnab, J., Maynes, D., Klewicki, J. and Ameel, T. 2010 Mean flow structure in high aspect ration microchannel flows Exp. Thermal Fluid Sci. 34, 1077.
  • *Klewicki, J. 2010 Reynolds number dependence, scaling and dynamics of turbulent boundary layers J. Fluids Eng. 132, 094001-1.
  •  Mehdi, F., Klewicki, J. and White, C. 2010 Mean momentum balance analysis of rough-wall turbulent boundary layers Physica D 239, 1329.
  • *Klewicki, J., Fife, P. and Wei, T. 2009 On the logarithmic mean profile J. Fluid Mech. 638, 73.
  • *Fife, P., Klewicki, J. and Wei, T. 2009 Time averaging in turbulence settings may reveal and infiniyte hierarchy of length scales J. of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-A, 24, 781.
  • Klewicki, J., Priyadarshana, P. and Metzger, M. 2008 Statistical structure of the fluctuating wall pressure and its in-plane gradients at high Reynolds number J. Fluid Mech. 609, 195.
  • *Hamman, C., Klewicki, J. and Kirby, R. 2008 On the Lamb vector divergence in Navier-Stokes flows, J. Fluid Mech. 610, 261.
  • Costaschuck, D., Elsnab, J., Peterson, S., Klewicki, J. Ameel, T. 2007 Axial static pressure measurements of water flow in a rectangular microchannel, Exprts. in Fluids 43, 907.
  • Ramamurthy, P., Pardyjak, E. Klewicki, J., 2007 Observations of the effects of atmospheric stability on turbulence statistics deep within an urban street canyon, J. Appl. Meteorol. & Climatology 46, 2074.
  • Nelson, M., Pardyjak, E., Klewicki, J., Pol, E. and Brown, M. 2007 Statistical properties of the wind field withing the Oklahoma City Park Avenue Street Canyon: Part I: Mean flow and turbulence statistics, J. Appl. Meteorol. & Climatology 46, 2038.
  • Nelson, M., Pardyjak, E., Brown, M. and Klewicki, J. 2007 Statistical properties of the wind field within the Oklahoma City Park Avenue Street Canyon: Part II: Spectra, cospectra, and quadrant analyses, J. Appl. Meteorol. & Climatology 46, 2055.
  • Morris, S. Stolpa, S., Slaboch, P. Klewicki, J. 2007 Near Surface particle image velocimetry measurements in a trasitionally rough-wall atmospheric boundary layer, J. Fluid Mech. 580, 319.
  • *Klewicki, J., Fife, P., Wei, T. and McMurtry, P. 2007 A physical model of the turbulent boundary layer consonant with mean momentum balance structure, Phil, Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 365, 823.
  • *Wei, T., Fife, P., and Klewicki, J. 2007 On scaling the mean momentum balance and its solutions in turbulent Couette-Poiseuille flow, J. Fluid Mech 573, 371.
  • *Priyadarshana, P., Klewicki, J., Treat, S. and Foss, J. 2007 Statistical structure of turbulent boundary layer velocity-vorticity products at high and low Reynolds numbers, J. Fluid Mech. 570, 307.

Brad Lee Kinsey, Professor and Chair

ME Department Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator
Kingsbury Hall W101A
(603) 862-1811
(603) 862-1865


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2001
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), University of Michigan, 1992

Prof. Kinsey is the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Kinsey joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the 2001-02 academic year. After working three years in the automotic industry, he began his work at Northwestern University where he received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees. For his doctoral work, he successfully devised, analyzed, and implemented a modification to the sheet metal forming process to alleviate tearing failures.

Prof. Kinsey teaches courses in Design and Manufacturing including ME 441 - Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling, and ME 785/885 - Solid Mechanics in Manufacturing.

Research Areas

  • Micromanufacturing/Microforming
  • Stress based Failure Criterion Evaluation
  • Electromagnetic Forming and Magnetic Pulsed Welding
  • Tailor Welded Blank Forming


  • Raed Hasan, Tugce Kasikci, Igor Tsukrov and Brad L. Kinsey (2012) “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Key Assumptions in Analytical Failure Criteria for Sheet Metal Forming”, submitted to the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.
  • Lijie Wang, Yannis Korkolis, and Brad L. Kinsey (2012) “Investigation of Strain Gradients and Magnitudes during Microbending”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 134, 041011, pp. 1-9.
  • Michael S. Siopis, Brad L. Kinsey, Nithyanand Kota and O. Burak Ozdoganlar (2011) “Effect of Severe Prior Deformation on Electrical-Assisted Compression of Copper Specimens”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, 064502, 1-5.
  • Raed Hasan, Igor Tsukrov, and Brad L. Kinsey (2011) “Effect of Element Type Parameters on Failure Prediction Using a Stress-Based Forming Limit Curve”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 133, 061002, 1-8.
  • Sunal Parasiz, Brad L. Kinsey, Numpon Mahayatsanun, and Jian Cao (2011) “Effect of Specimen Size and Grain Size on Deformation in Microextrusion”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 13, pp. 153-159.
  • Verena Psyk, Desiree Risch, Brad L. Kinsey, A. Erman Tekkaya, and Matthias Kleiner (2011) “Electromagnetic Forming – A Review”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 211, No. 5, pp. 787-829.
  • Christine M. Dzialo, Michael S. Siopis, Klaus J. Weinmann, and Brad L. Kinsey (2010) “Effect of Current Density and Zinc Content during Electrical-Assisted Forming of Copper Alloys”, Annals of CIRP, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 299-302.
  • Sunal Parasiz, Reid VanBenthysen, and Brad L. Kinsey (2010) “Deformation Size Effects Due to Specimen and Grain Size in Microbending”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 01, 1018, pp. 1-8.
  • Michael S. Siopis and Brad L. Kinsey (2010) “Experimental Investigation of Grain and Specimen Size Effects during Electrical-Assisted Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 02, 1004, pp. 1-7.
  • Sunal Parasiz and Brad Kinsey (2010) “Prediction of Strain Gradient Hardening during Microextrusion”, International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 25, No. 8, pp. 769-776.
  • Richard M. Onyancha, Matthew J. Derov, and Brad L. Kinsey (2009) “Improvements in Spatial Ability as a Result of Targeted Training and Computer-Aided Design Software Use: Analyses of Object Geometries and Rotation Types”, Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 157-167.
  • Brad L. Kinsey, Erick Towle, Edward J. O’Brien, and Christopher F. Bauer (2008) “Analysis of Self-efficacy and Ability Related to Spatial Tasks and the Effect on Retention for Students in a College of Engineering and Physical Science”, International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 488-494.
  • Brad L. Kinsey, Erick Towle, and Richard M. Onyancha (2008) “Improvement of Spatial Ability Using Innovative Tools: Alternative View Screen and Physical Model Rotator”, Engineering Design Graphics Journal, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 1-8.



Todd Gross

Transfer Student Coordinator
Kingsbury S256
(603) 862-2445
(603) 862-1865


Ph.D., Materials Science, Northwestern University, 1981
B.S., Metallurgy and Materials Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1975

Prof. Gross's research interests are mechanical behavior of materials, behavior of material systems, scanning probe microscopy, nanoindentation, and sensors for machining. His current research is in mechanical behavior of composites.

Prof. Gross teaches ME 561 - Introduction to Materials Science, ME 646 - Experimental Measurements, ME 730/MS 830- Mechanical Behavior of Materials, ME 731/MS 831 - Fracture and Fatigue of Engineering Materials and ME 744/OE 844 - Corrosion. He also advises senior design projects.

Research Areas

  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Nanoscale deformation
  • Solid state atmospheric sensors
  • Scanning probe microscopy methods and nanoindentation methods
  • Wireless machining force sensors


  • "Detection of nanoscale etch and ash damage to nanoporous methyl silsesquioxane using electrostatic force microscopy", T.S. Gross, S. Yao, S. Satyanarayana, Microelectronics Engineering, vol. 58, p.401-407, (2008)
  • "Finite element modeling of diffusional creep with explicit consideration of enhanced vacancy diffusivity in a finite region adjacent to the grain interface", I. Tsukrov, V.M. Grychanyuk, T.S. Gross, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, (2007)
  • "Nanoscale observation of dielectric damage to low k MSQ interconnects from reactive ion etching and ash treatment", T.S Gross, S. Yao, S. Satyanarayana Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, v 863, Materials, Technology and Reliability of Advanced Interconnects - 2005 Symposium, 2005, p 165-169 (2005)
  • Numerical modeling of grain boundary effects in the diffusional creep of Cu interconnect lines Grychanyuk V., Tsukrov I., Gross T.S.. International Journal of Fracture 127, L149-L154. (2004).
  • Detection of Plasma-induced, Nanoscale Dielectric Constant Variations in Carbon-doped CVD oxides by Electrostatic Force Microscopy, T. S. Gross, K.G. Soucy, E. Andideh, and K.A. Chamberlin, Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics, vol. 35, pp. 723-728, (2002)
  • SPM-generated out-of-plane deformation maps exhibiting heterogeneous nanoscale deformation resulting from thermal cycling of Cu-polyimide damascene interconnects T. S. Gross, N. Kamsah, and I. I. Tsukrov, Journal of Materials Research, vol. 16, pp. 3560-3566, (2001)

Diane Foster, Professor

BSOE Coordinator
Jere Chase O.E. Lab, 102C
(603) 862-3089
(603) 862-0241


Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Ocean Engineering Program), Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, 1991
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989

Prof. Foster joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at UNH Fall 2008. Prior to joining UNH, Prof. Foster was an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Sciences at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

Prof. Foster teaches OE and ME courses which include Heat Transfer (ME 603), Coastal Enginering Process (OE 757) and Ocean Mechanics (OE 795/895).

Research Areas

Prof. Foster's research interests include:

  • Fluid-Sediment Interactions in Coastal Environments
  • Ocean bottom boundary layer and sediment dynamics
  • Fluid-Structure-Sediment of submarine objects (i.e. mines, piers)
  • Optical and Wireless sensor development for ocean applications
  • Suspension and Transport of Mixed-Grain Sediment


  • Nichols, C.S. and Foster, D.L., 2008, "Observations of Bedform Evolution with Field-Scale Oscillatory Hydrodynamic Forcing", Journal of Geophysical Research, submitted.
  • Smith, H.D. and Foster, D.L., 2007, "Three-Dimensional Vortex-Dynamics around a Short, Bottom-Mounted Cylinder in Waves", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, in review.
  • Marieu, V., Bonneton, P., Foster, D.L., and Ardhuin, F., 2007, "Modeling of Vortex Ripple Morphodynamics", Journal of Geophysical Research, in review.
  • Hatton, K.A. and Foster, D.L., 2007, "Scour and Ripple Migration Offshore of a Vertically Mounted Pile Subjected to Irregular Waves", Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, in review.
  • Nichols, C.S. and Foster, D.L., 2007. "Full-Scale Observations of Wave-Induced Vortex Generation over a Rippled Bed",Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (C10015, doi:10.1029/2006JC003841), 1-17.
  • Foster, D. L., Natoo, P., Stanton, T.S., and Fredsoe, J., 2007, "The Suspension of Sediment from Flat and Megarippled Beds: A Pairing of Models and Observations", Continental Shelf Research, in press.
  • Dusini, D., Foster, D.L., and Shore, J.A., 2007, "Effects of Lake Surface Variation on Sediment Resuspension", Journal of Great Lakes Research, accepted.
  • Smith, H.D., and Foster, D.L., 2007, "Three-Dimensional Flow Around a Bottom-Mounted Short Cylinder", Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Volume 133, Issue 5, pp. 534-544.
  • Hatton, K.A., Foster, D.L., Traykovski, P.A., and Smith, H.D., 2006, "Scour and Burial of Submerged Mines in Wave Conditions", IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 32 (2007): 249-259, doi:10.1109/JOE.2007.890986.
  • Foster, D.L., Bowen, A.J., Holman, R.A., and Natoo, P., 2006, "Field Evidence of Pressure Gradient Induced Incipient Motion", Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(C5), C05004, 1-8.
  • Foster, D.L., Beach, R.A., and Holman, R.A., 2006, "Turbulence Observations of the Nearshore Wave Bottom Boundary Layer", Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(C4), C04011, 1-11.

Gregory P. Chini, Associate Professor

Kingsbury Hall W113
(603) 862-2633
(603) 862-1865


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1999
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1996
B.S., Aerospace Engineering (with Highest Distinction), University of Virginia, 1993

Prof. Greg Chini joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at UNH in 1999. Since then, Prof. Chini has also worked as a visiting researcher in the Division of Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology and in the Theoretical Mechanics Division of the School of Mathematical Sciences at Nottingham University (UK). He is a regular participant in the Annual Woods Hole Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.

Prof. Chini teaches undergraduate courses in Fluid Dynamics (ME 608) and Thermodynamics (ME 503) along with several advanced fluid dynamics and applied mathematics courses, including Waves in Fluids (ME 7/812), Viscous Flow (ME 909), and Asymptotic Methods (IAM 940).  In 2007, Prof. Chini was appointed founding Co-Director of the CEPS Ph.D. Program in Integrated Applied Mathematics.


Research Areas

Prof. Chini's research interests are in the allied fields of fluid dynamics and physical applied mathematics. His research involves the mathematical modeling of geophysical, environmental, biological and industrial flows. The existence and stability of coherent features (e.g. nonlinear waves, vortices, and boundary layers) in such flows are of particular interest. Using hybrid analytical-numerical techniques (e.g. asymptotic and spectral methods), he aims to develop simplified models of complex fluid-mechanical systems; these models are used for identifying key physical processes and for purposes of prediction, design, and control. His specific areas of interest include:

  • Geophysical (especially Oceanographic), Environmental, Biological and Industrial Fluid Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modeling, Asymptotic Analysis, Bifurcation Theory, Physical Applied Mathematics, Numerical Solution of PDEs
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Transport, and Mixing in Turbulent Convection and Boundary Layers
  • Surface-Tension Driven Flows of Biological Thin Films, Pulmonary Alveolar Mechanics.

For more information, please see the Center for Fluid Physics web page at:


  • G. P. Chini, C. Beaume, Z. Malecha, E. Knobloch & K. Julien. An asymptotic closure for  modulated, long-wavelength edge states in plane Couette flow. To be submitted to Physics of Fluids (2013).
  • L. Ritchie & G. P. Chini. Maximal heat-flux solutions in steady uni-cellular porous medium convection. To be submitted to the Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2013).
  • P. E. Hamlington, L. P. Van Roekel, B. Fox-Kemper, K. Julien & G. Chini. Langmuir-submesoscale interactions: Descriptive analysis of multiscale frontal spindown simulations. Submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (2013).
  • G. P. Chini, Z. Malecha & T. D. Dreeben. Large-amplitude acoustic streaming. Submitted to the Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2013).
  • Z. Malecha, G. P. Chini & K. Julien. A multiscale asymptotic framework for numerical simulations of geophysical boundary layers. Journal of Computational Physics (2012), in review.
  • B. Wen, G. P. Chini, N. Dianati & C. Doering. Computational approaches to aspect-ratio-dependent heat-flux and upper bounds in porous medium convection. Physics Letters A (2012), in review.
  • K. Li, G. P. Chini, Z. Zhang & G. Flierl. Langmuir circulation: An agent for vertical restratification? Journal of Physical Oceanography (2012) 42, pp. 1945-1958.
  • B. Wen, N. Dianati, E. Lunasin, G. P. Chini & C. Doering. New upper bounds and reduced dynamical modeling for Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a fluid-saturated porous layer. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations (2012) 17, pp. 2191-2199.
  • T. D. Dreeben & G. P. Chini. Two-dimensional streaming flows in high-intensity discharge lamps. Physics of Fluids (2011) 23, pp. 056101. AIP Physics of Fluids "Research Highlight," June 2011.
  • Chini, G., Dianati, N., Zhang, Z. and Doering, C.  Low dimensional models from upper bound theory.  Physica D (2010), 240, pp. 241-248.
  • Chini, G. and Cox, S.  Large Rayleigh number thermal convection: Heat-flux predictions and strongly nonlinear solutions.  Physics of Fluids (2009), 21, pp. 083603.
  • Chini, G., Julien, K. and Knobloch, E.  An asymptotically reduced model of turbulent Langmuir circulation.  Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, (2009), 103:2, pp. 179–197.
  • Chini, G.  Strongly nonlinear Langmuir circulation and Rayleigh–Bénard convection.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (2008), 614, pp. 39–65.

Barbaros Celikkol, Professor

Kingsbury Hall W123
(603) 862-1940
(603) 862-1865


Ph.D., Physics, University of New Hampshire, 1972
M.S., Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1967
B.S., Physics - Math, Elon College, 1964

Prof. Celikkol regularly teaches ME 525 - Mechanics I and ME 724/824 - Vibration Theory and Applications and his teaching interests lie in the field of statics, strength, kinematics, dynamics, and vibration of mechanical systems. His research interests are in the areas of open ocean aquaculture engineering, environmental modeling and oil spill response technology. His current research project areas are Ocean Aquaculture Systems and Tidal Energy Resource Assessment. 

Research Areas


  • Tsukrov, I., O. Eroshkin, W. Paul and B. Celikkol. Numerical Modeling of Nonlinear Elastic Components of Mooring Systems. Special Issue On Open Ocean Aquaculture Engineering. IEEE J. Ocean. Eng. (In Press).
  • DeCew, J., D.W. Fredriksson, L. Bougrov, M.R. Swift, O. Eroshkin and B. Celikkol. Numerical and Physical Modeling of a Modified Gravity Type Cage and Mooring System. IEEE J. Ocean. Eng. (In Press).
  • Fredriksson, D.W., M.R. Swift, O. Eroshkin, I. Tsukrov, J.D. Irish and B. Celikkol. Moored Fish Cage Dynamics in Waves and Currents. Special Issue On Open Ocean Aquaculture Engineering. IEEE J. Ocean. Eng. (In Press). Fredriksson, D.W., J. DeCew, M.R. Swift, I. Tsukrov, M.D. Chambers and B. Celikkol. The Design and Analysis of a Four-Cage, Grid Mooring for Open Ocean Aquaculture. Aqua. Eng. Vol. 32/1 pp 77-94. (2004).
  • Fredriksson, D.W., M.D. Chambers, J.C. Decew, B. Fullerton, M.R. Swift, G. Rice And B. Celikkol. An Open Ocean Aquaculture System for Submerged Operations in New England. Bull. Aquacul. Assoc. Canada. (2004).
  • Tsukrov, I., O. Eroshkin, D.W. Fredriksson, M.R. Swift and B. Celikkol. Finite element modeling of net panels using consistent net element. Ocean Eng. 30: pp 251-270. (2003).
  • Fredriksson, D.W., M.R. Swift, J.D. Irish, I. Tsukrov and B. Celikkol. "Fish Cage and Mooring System Dynamics Using Physical and Numerical Models with Field Measurements." Aqua. Eng. Vol. 27, No. 2 pp 117-270. (2003).
  • Fredriksson, D.W., M.R. Swift, J.D. Irish and B. Celikkol. "The Heave Response of a Central Spar Fish Cage." Transactions of the ASME J. of Off. Mech. and Arct. Eng. Vol. 25 pp 242-248. (2003).
  • Swift, M.R., R.R. Steen, P. Dugan, P. Nourse, W. Diprofio and B. Celikkol. "Oil Retention Effectiveness of Flexible, Submergence Plane Barriers." Marine Environmental Engineering, V. 6, pp 257-273. (2001).
  • Dugan, Patrick J., P. Nourse, M. R. Swift, R. Steen and B. Celikkol. "Hydrofoil Addition to a Fast Oil Containment System." Marine Technology, SNAME. Vol. 38, No. 2. (2001).
  • Swift, M.R., P. Dugan, P. Nourse, R. Steen, B. Celikkol, C.W. Doane, and K.A. Hansen. "Flexible, Submergence Plane Oil Containment Systems". Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Conference, American Petroleum Institute, 1355- 1359. (2001).
  • Baldwin, K., B. Celikkol, R. Steen, D. Michelin, E. Muller, and P. Lavoie. 'Open Ocean Aquaculture Engineering: Mooring and Net Pen Deployment". Marine Technology Society Journal. Washington D.C., Vol. 34, No. 1, pp 53-58. (2000).
  • Fredriksson, D.W., M.R. Swift, E. Muller, K. Baldwin and B. Celikkol. "Open Ocean Aquaculture Engineering: System Design and Physical Modeling". Marine Technology Society Journal. Washington D.C., Vol. 34, No. 1, pp 41-52. (2000).
  • Tsukrov, I., M. Ozbay, D.W. Fredriksson, M.R. Swift, K. Baldwin, and B. Celikkol. "Open Ocean Aquaculture Engineering: Numerical Modeling". Marine Technology Society Journal. Washington D.C., Vol. 34, No. 1, pp 29-40. (2000).

Kenneth C. Baldwin, Professor

Director of the Ocean Engineering Program
Jere Chase O.E. Lab, 121H
(603) 862-1898
(603) 862-0241


Ph.D., Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 1982
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1977
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1973

Prof. Baldwin's research and teaching interests are broad. He has worked in marine geoacoustics, collison tolerant aides to navigation and marine mammal bioacoustics.

Prof. Baldwin teaches course in ocean engineering as well as mechanical engineering and he regularly teaches OE 690 - Introduction to Ocean Engineering, OE 710/810 - Ocean Measurements Lab and OE 785/885 - Underwater Acoustics.

Research Areas



"Dynamics of a Floating Platform Mounting a Hydrokinetic Turbine", Toby Dewhurst, Rob Swift, Martin Wosnik, Ken Baldwin, Jud DeCew and Matt Rowell, Submitted to the Marine Technology Society Journal, under review, March 2013.

“Sediment Identification using free fall penetrometer acceleration-time histories.”, Mulukutla, GK, Huff, LC., Melton, JS., Baldwin, KC. and Mayer, LA. (2011), Marine Geophysical Researches . doi 10.1007/s11001-011-9116-2.
“Experimental Studies and Numerical Modeling of Copper Nets in Marine Environment”, Igor Tsukrov, Drach, A., Decew, J., Swift, M. R., Celikkol, B., and Baldwin, K., Proceedings of the ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, June 2011.
“Investigating flow characteristics through and around a net panel using measurements and computational fluid dynamics”, Oystein Patursson, M. R. Swift, I. Tsukrov, K. Simonsen, K. Baldwin, D. Frederiksson and B. Celikkol.  J. of Ocean Engineering 2010

Mechanics of the Right Whale Mandible: Full Scale Testing and Finite Element Analysis”, Igor Tsukrov, Baldwin, K, Decew, J., Moore, M. and Campbell, R. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 2009.

“Investigating flow characteristics through and around a net panel using measurements and  computational fluid dynamics”, Oystein Patursson, M. R. Swift, I. Tsukrov, K. Simonsen, K. Baldwin, D. Frederiksson and B. Celikkol.  Accepted for J. of Ocean Engineering 2009

“Acoustic Conditioning for Recall/Recapture of Escaped Salmon”, Michael F. Tlusty1, Jennifer Andrew2, Kenneth Baldwin3, Terence M. Bradley2*, Aquaculture 274, pg 57-64, 2008.


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