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.

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
    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
  • 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
  • George, Alan H., Associate Professor
    Heat Transfer, Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Jenkins, Christopher H.M. , Professor Emeritus
    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, Daniel A., Department Head, Associate Professor
    Engineering Mechanics
  • 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
  • Reckinger, Shanon, Assistant Teaching Professor  
    Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Ocean Modeling     
  • Rutherford, Mandy, Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Rutherford, Steven, Associate Teaching Professor
  • Ryan, Cecily, Assistant Professor
    Biodegradable Polymer Composites, Sustainable Materials, Environment-Material Interaction, Multi-Functional Materials, Nanocomposites, Interfacial Compatibilization
  • 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
    Building Systems and HVAC, Machining, Advanced Machining & Welding,
  • Cook, Kevin R., Associate Professor
    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
    Manufacturing Processes, Machining Technology
  • Larson, Robb E., Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    Mechanical Design, Measurement and Instrumentation, Wind and Alternative Energy Systems, Avalanche and Snow Science