The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to welcome several new faculty for the 2017-18 academic year.
Dr. Jinseok Kim
Dr. Jinseok Kim joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as assistant professor. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Hannam University in South Korea. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A & M University and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Texas A & M. His research interests include solid mechanics, computational mechanics, finite element method, plate and shell theories, non-local theories, functionally graded materials and piezoelectric materials.
Dr. Qiang Yang
Dr. Qiang Yang joined the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering as assistant professor. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry and physics and a Ph.D. in biological systems engineering. His research interests include green chemicals, renewable energy, sustainable materials and nanomaterials from renewable resources.
Dr. Qingliu Wu
Dr. Qingliu Wu also joined the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering as assistant professor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Xiangtan University in China and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University in China. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky and did post-doctoral work at Argonne National Laboratory, focusing on battery technologies. His research interests include advanced materials for energy storage and conversion, especially novel materials for Li-ion, Li-S, Li-O2 and all solid-state batteries, aiming at electrical vehicles, hybrid electrical vehicles and wearable devices.
Colin MacCreery joined the Department of Computer Science as faculty specialist. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science at WMU. His teaching interests include embedded programming, programming language design, web frameworks and server backend applications.