Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Pankaj ChandraComing Soon!
Office: Drew Hall 104
Dr. Dimitrios DermisisComing Soon!
Office: Drew Hall 133
Dr. John Griffith, Department HeadComing soon!
Office: Drew Hall 134
Dr. Zhuang "John" LiDr. Zhuang Li, an Associate Professor of Mechancial Engineering, received his Ph.D degree from Auburn University in 2005. He joined McNeese State University in 2008. He is also serving as the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration. His research interests are in acoustics, mechanical vibration, and advanced signal processing. He has published more than twenty journal papers and book chapters. He has chaired various conference sessions. He also received the Faculty Excellence Award in the first year of his teaching career and the Pinnacle Award in 2011. He is a member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IIAV (International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration), and ASA (Acoustical Society of America).
Office: Drew Hall 115
Dr. Richard RobinsonComing soon!
Office: Drew Hall 120
Dr. Jonathan SullivanComing Soon!
Office: Drew Hall 124
LTC Ted ThompsonComing Soon!
Office: Drew Hall 106
Dr. Jay UppotComing Soon!
Office: Drew Hall 135
Dr. Ning ZhangDr. Ning Zhang, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received his Ph.D. degree from Kansas State University in 2005. He continued his postdoctoral research at the Urban Operational Laboratory, a United States Marine Corps (USMC) sponsored program from 2006 to 2008, where he was the lead scientist in two USMC funded projects to research and develop enhanced non-lethal capabilities and protective technologies for modernization of the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (MERS). He has been a research scientist in the field of computational fluid dynamics with applications in mechanical, aerospace, and hydraulic engineering for the past 15 years. Dr. Zhang joined McNeese State University in 2008, where he led research including sediment and oil-spill transport in coastal water systems, aerodynamics of micro aerial vehicles, and simulation-based hydro turbine optimizations. Dr. Zhang has achieved national and international acclaim among his peers, particularly through numerous publications at peer-reviewed international journals, presentations at international conferences, as well as organizing numerous technical symposiums. Dr. Ning Zhang is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has served as Vice Chair of ASME Computational Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee since 2012. Dr. Zhang has also served as the McNeese Institutional Coordinator to Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE), Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), and Coastal Sustainability Consortium Technical Council.
Office: Drew Hall 119
Nancy BrignacSecretary to the Department of Chemical, Civil, & Mechanical Engineering
Office: Drew Hall 140
Phone #: (337) 475-5874
Fax #: (337) 475-5286
Dennis BennettMechanical Laboratory Technician
Office: ETL 116
Phone #: (337) 475-5872
New Faculty Members Starting Fall 2013
James Bernard, Visiting Instructor in the Department of Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering,
M.S. in Technology, Purdue University