People

Sunil Kumar, Interim Vice Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Sunil Kumar's scholarly research focuses on the transport of light and thermal radiation, specifically examining how lasers interact with surfaces and scattering media, fire dynamics, thermal-fluid analysis, and applied mathematics. He is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York, where he was the graduate dean and former head of the department of mechanical, aerospace, and manufacturing engineering.

Mohammed Daqaq, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mohammed Daqaq’s research focuses on the application of various nonlinear phenomena to improve the performance of micro-power generation systems, micro-electromechanical systems, and vibration assisted manufacturing processes. He currently serves as the chair of the ASME Aerospace Division, Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Branch (ASMS), and as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

Mohammad Qasaimeh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

Mohammad Qasaimeh's current research develops microfluidic and MEMS devices for biomedical applications and point of care diagnostics. He directs the Advanced Microfluidics and Microdevices Laboratory (AMMLab) at NYU Abu Dhabi, working with miniaturization and integration in biology, life sciences, and medicine.

Rafael Y. Song, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

Rafael Y. Song’s research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary in both mechanical engineering disciplines such as design and manufacturing of MEMS devices, fluid mechanics, 3D printing and micro/nanofabrication, as well as in biological engineering areas such as "Lab-on-a-Chip" devices for high-throughput separation and detection of biomolecules and cells, biofuels, neuroprosthetic implants, and transport phenomena in biological systems.

Jeremy Teo, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Jeremy Teo's research focuses on Immunobioengineering, sitting at the interface of engineering and immunology. He leads the Laboratory for Immunobioengineering Research and Applications (LIBRA), with overlapping research themes comprising of immuno-mechanobiology, microenvironment mimicry, and high-throughput quantitative biology. LIBRA embraces the complex yet interesting immune system, and making sense of it through adoption of engineering approaches.