Montana State University

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

M&IE Faculty

Most of the 20+ faculty members in the department hold doctorates from major universities across the U.S., and many are involved in research on various facets of industrial or mechanical engineering. Some of these research programs employ undergraduate students. This breadth of background and involvement in contemporary technical problems insures a comprehensive, up-to-date education. Several faculty members have received university and national awards for outstanding teaching. Providing a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students alike is a high priority in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Montana State University.

IMSE Faculty ME Faculty MET Faculty

Industrial Management & Systems Engineering

Claudio, David, Assistant Professor
Operations management, Service Systems, Healthcare Engineering, Decision Making

Mooney, Edward L., Associate Professor Emeritus
Discrete Optimization, Scheduling, Systems Modeling, Operations Research

Schell, William J., Assistant Professor
Engineering Management, Applied Statistics, Project Management, Strategy and Leadership Development

Sobek, Durward, Professor, IMSE Coordinator
Management Engineering, Computer Integraed Manufacturing, Product Development Systems

Stanley, Laura M., Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Human factors, ergonomics, transportation engineering and safety, intelligent transportation systems, naturalistic and simulated driving, system interface design

Ward, Nicholas, Professor
Human factors, cognitive ergonomics, system interface and product design, usability analysis, traffic safety, intelligent transportation systems, driving simulators.

Velazquez, Maria, Assistant Teaching Professor

Bruce Zignego, Instructor
Engineering Economics, Entrepreneurship, Technical Management


Mechanical Engineering

Amendola, Roberta, Assistant Professor

Amin, Ruhul M., Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Energy Systems

Cairns, Douglas,, Professor
Materials, Composites, Modeling, Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials

Codd, Sarah, L., Professor
Magnetic Resonance Microscopy studies of ceramics, and fluid dynamics in hydrogels, biofilms, and polymer electrolyte membranes

Conant, R. Jay, Professor Emeritus
Solid Mechanics, Wave Propagation

Cosgriff, Evan, Instructor
Engineering Graphics, Computer Aided Design/Drafting

Cundy, Vic A., Professor
Combustion, Heat Transfer, Incineration of Waste, Fluid Mechanics

Demetriades, Anthony, Professor Emeritus
Fluid Mechanics, High-Speed Aerodynamics

Edens, Mike , Associate Teaching Professor
Materials, Modeling, Finite Element Methods

Gentile, Paul S., Assistant Teaching Professor
High Resolution Imaging & Spectroscopy, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Thermo-chemical Modeling

George, Alan H., Associate Professor
Heat Transfer, Measurements and Instrumentation

Jenkins, Christopher H.M. , Professor, Department Head
Computational and Experimental Mechanics, Analysis and Design of Compliant Structures, Continuum and Solid Mechanics, Theoretical and Experimental Structural Dynamics, Mechanical Design

Johnson, Erick, Assistant Professor

June, Ron, Assistant Professor
Mechanobiology, Mechanotransduction, Biomechanics, Arthritis, Biomaterials, Viscoelasticity, and Materials Science

Miller, David, Associate Professor, Assistant Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Experimental Mechanics of Materials, Structure/Property Relationships to Strength and Damage, Shape Memory Alloys, Dynamic Testing and Properties of Materials, Mechanical System and Machine Design

Owkes, Mark, Assistant Professor
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Energy Systems, Multiphase (gas-liquid) Flows, Electrohydrodynamics

Rutherford, Mandy, Assistant Teaching Professor

Rutherford, Steven, Associate Teaching Professor

Sofie, Stephen, Associate Professor
Innovative Ceramic Processing, Microstructure/Nano Structure Engineering, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, High Temp. Piezoelectrics, High Temp. Superconductors, Thermoelectrics, and Photoluminescent Ceramics

Wells, Michael K., Professor Emeritus
Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Biomechanics


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Amende, Kevin L., Assistant Professor
Machining, Advanced Machining & Welding, HVAC

Cook, Kevin R., Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Tool Design, Manufacturing Processes, HVAC

Cundy, Vic A., Professor
HVAC, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics

Davis, John R., Associate Teaching Professor
Manufacturing Processes, Machining Technology

Fisher, Keith, Associate Professor
Machines & Mechanisms, Computer Aided Design, Hydraulics/Pneumatics

Jungst, Tom, Associate Teaching Professor

Larson, Robb E., Associate Professor
Wind and Alternative Energy Systems, Measurement and Instrumentation, Mechanical Design,  Automotive and Transportation Systems, Avalanche and Snow Studies