Jun 13, 2024  
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Faculty


Architectural Engineering

Catherine Armwood-Gordon, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Director of Development, Associate Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering
B.S., 2007, Tennessee State University; Ph.D., 2014, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zufen Wang, Assistant Professor

B.S. 2016, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; M.S. 2018, Harbin Institute of Technology: Ph.D., 2022 University of Miami

Civil Engineering

Deo Chimba, Professor; B. Sc., 2002, University of Dares
Salaam; M.S. 2004 Florida State University; Ph.D. 2008, University of Miami

Andrea Gardiner, Assistant Professor 
B.S., 2000, California Polytechnic State University; M.S., 2001, Colorado School of Mines; Ph.D., 2020, Vanderbilt University

Lin Li, Professor and Interim Dean
B.S., 1991, Zhongshan University; M.S., 1994, Zhongshan University; Ph.D., 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ranganathan Parthasarathy, Assistant Professor 
B.S., 2005, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras; M.S., 2007, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., 2013, University of Kansas

Shihui Liu, Assistant Professor

B.S., 2012, Hebei University of Architecture; M.S., 2016, Inner Mongolia University of Technology; Ph.D., 2020, Jackson State University

Roger Painter, Professor
B.S., 1986, University of Tennessee; M.S., 1989, University of Tennessee Space Institute; Ph.D., 1992, Tennessee Technological University

Computer Science

Erdem Erdemir, Associate Professor
B.S., Bogazici University (Turkey); M.S., Bogazici University (Turkey); Ph.D., 2012, Vanderbilt University

Kamal Al Nasr, Associate Professor
B.S., 2003, Yarmouk University (Jordan); M.S., 2009, New Mexico University; Ph.D., 2012, Old Dominion University

Tamara Rogers, Associate Professor
B.S., 1993, Vanderbilt University, M.S., 1995, Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 2003, Vanderbilt University

Manar Samad, Assistant Professor
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.S., University of Calgary; Ph.D., 2016, Old Dominion University.

Ali Sekmen, Full Professor and  Department Chair
B.S., 1995, M.S., 1997, Bilkent University (Turkey); Ph.D., 2000, Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 2012, Vanderbilt University.

Fenghui Yao,  Full Professor
B.A., 1984, Dalian Maritime University (China); M.E., 1988, Ph.D., 1992, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan).

Electrical Engineering

Charles D. McCurry, Associate Professor
B.S., 1995, M.E., 2005, Ph.D. 2011, Tennessee State University

Kamrul Hasan, Assistant Professor
B.Sc., 2006, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, M.S., 2016, Tennessee State University, Ph.D., 2020, Old Dominion University

Lee Keel, Professor
B.S., 1978, Korea University (Korea); M.S. 1982, Ph.D. 1986, Texas A & M University

Liang Hong, Professor
B.S., 1994, M.S., 1997 Southeast University, Ph.D., 2002, University of Missouri-Columbia

Mohamed Saleh Zein-Sabatto, Professor and Department Chair
B.S., 1979, University of Aleppo; M.S., 1986, Ph.D., 1991, Vanderbilt University

Mohammad Bodruzzaman, Professor and Biomedical Engineering Concentration-Program Coordinator
B.S., 1977, M.S., 1979, Jahangrinager University; M.S., 1984, Ph.D., 1990, Vanderbilt University

Sagnika Ghosh, Assistant Professor
B.Sc. 2010, West Bengal University of Technology, India, M.S., 2014, University of Memphis, Ph.D., 2018, University of Memphis

 

Mechanical Engineering

Muhammad Akbar, Associate Professor,
B.Sc., 1995, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.Sc., 2001, University of Alabama; Ph.D., 2004, Georgia Institute of Technology

Leitao Chen, Assistant Professor
B.S., 2006, East China University, (China), M.S., 2009, Tongji University (China), Ph.D., 2016, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg PA

Abiodun Fasoro, Assistant Professor  
B.S., 1992, Obafemi Awolowo University-Nigeria, M.S., 1996, University of Lagos-Nigeria, M. Phil, 1999, University of Birmingham-England, Ph.D., 2008, University of Texas, Arlington 

Mohammad Habibi, Assistant Professor
B.S., 1989, Aligarh Muslim University, India, M.S., 2003, Ph.D., 2014, Tennessee State University

Hamid R. Hamidzadeh, Professor
B.Sc., 1974, Arya Meher University of Tehran; M.Sc., D.I.C.,1975, Ph.D., 1978, University of London Imperial College of Science and Technology

Landon C. Onyebueke, Professor and Interim Chair
B.S. 1982, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, M.S. 1986, Ph.D. 1989, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (France)

Amir Shirkhodaie, Professor 
B.S., 1983, M.S., 1985, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., 1989, University of Cincinnati