Meet Our Fellows
UA’s College of Engineering is home to nationally and internationally known professors and researchers who are dedicated to advancing the engineering profession. In fact, nearly one fourth of our faculty have been elected Fellow by one or more professional organizations.
Dr. Celal Batur
Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Leicester, England, 1976
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey, 1970
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey, 1967
Process identification and process control applied to servomechanisms, diagnostics, health monitoring and crystal growth control. Research areas include high temperature piezoelectric actuators, crystal growth control, surface tension actuated micro grippers and control of buoyancy induced mixing.
Dr. Wieslaw K. Binienda
Professor and Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1987
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1985
M.S., Motor Vehicles and Heavy Duty Machines, Warsaw Technical
Impact simulation, fracture and damage of advanced composite materials, explicit and implicit finite element mechanics, smart materials, structural design and optimization, characterization and constitutive equation development for ceramic matrix, metal matrix and polymer matrix composites.
Dr. George Chase
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Fellow, American Filtration and Seperations Society
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1989
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1978
Fluid-particle separations, filtration, filter media design, chemically reactive filter media, polymeric and ceramic nanofibers, and modeling of microfiber-nanofiber composite systems.