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Sustainable Systems Engineering Faculty

Sustainable Systems Engineering faculty may work in more than one program.


Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

LinkedIn: Mingli He

B.S., Nanjing Aeronautical Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Central Florida; Chair Engineering & Engineering Technology and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

 Dr. Mingli He assumed the role as Chair of the Engineering & Engineering Technology Department on July 1st, 2013, after having served in various MSU Denver faculty positions since August 1998.

Dr. He brings many years of industrial experience and classroom experience to the position. He has worked at Aeroengine Research Institute, Shenyang, China; University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, Orlando, Florida; AT&T Microelectronics Plant, Orlando, Florida; Gulf Coast Reginal Maritime Technology Center, Orange, Texas; and most recently as Coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at MSU Denver. He is a tenured full professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Dr. He processes a strong background in CAD, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, as well as his teaching.

Dr. He is a member or been associated with in various organizations such as ASME, SAE, SME, ASHRAE, SMACNA and ASEE.

Dr. He has worked on various projects such as the DEMOSAT Project – NASA; The Colorado Space Grant Consortium to develop interest in the STEM programs in education. He is currently working with CCCS on the CHAMP program and DPS on Career Path Way program.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61

Directory Profile

Bio:

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.S., Applied Mechanics, Colorado School of Mines; B.S., Hydraulic Engineering, Chendu University of Science and Technology, China. Professor of Civil Engineering Technology.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S., California State University-Chico; M.S., University of Colorado-Boulder; Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Dr. Brown's background includes aerospace industry work. Among his notable project contributions were design work on the landing mechanism for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Mission AKA Curiosity. Mechanism design work for Hubble Robotics and on Global Precipitation Measurement Instrument Missions. Additionally, Professor Brown has worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology designing test equipment to measure stress-strain relationships to superconductor performance.

His past work on the tethering landing mechanism used to lower the Mars rover Curiosity to the Red Planet’s surface is part of a $2.5 billion program NASA says will assess whether the Gale Crater area of Mars has ever had the potential to support a habitable environment.

His current research interests include electric vehicle optimization and design, robotics, and harvesting solar energy, green energy, and Humanitarian Engineering. He created a course called Humanitarian Engineering, where he took students to Costa Rica for 10 days in January 2013 to work on a water project for a new school.

Recently, Professor Brown completed a PhD degree in Civil System Engineering with a topic in Sustainable Community Development, and implementing technologies that help marginalized communities.

With  limited free time his interests outside of work include cycling (he is an ex-professional bike racer), skiing, hiking, travel and exploring other cultures.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61

Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S. and M.S., Technical University of Budapest; Ph.D., Budapest University of Technology and Economics; Professor of Civil Engineering Technology.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Lin Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology (EAET) at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she has been a faculty member since 2010.

Dr. Huang received her M.S. degree in Micro-Electronics from Fudan University in China and completed her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in USA. Her research interests are in the area of Biometrics, Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Embedded System Design and VLSI.

Dr. Huang is a senior member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), and a member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She was the Chair of International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ICMLC) in 2013, 2014 and 2016. And she was a guest editor for EDP Sciences in 2016. She has been the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing (IJMLC) since 2012



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

Diploma of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic School, University of Kinshasa, D.R Congo; M.S. in Engineering Systems, Ph.D. in Engineering (Mechanical Specialty), Colorado School of Mines; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.



Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate faculty are part time instructors: they do not hold office hours and may not teach each semester.


Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
262

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

BA: double major in Biology and Sociology: University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

MS: Civil Systems Engineering with graduate certificate in sustainable community development: University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013

Sustainable systems engineer, and former biologist, naturalist and social scientist who was a jazz musician and a soldier in a former life. I am interested in helping marginalized communities build and invent themselves out of the margins and into society. My passion is developing novel solutions in humanitarian engineering.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61

Directory Profile

Bio:

M.S., in Civil Engineering; Affiliate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

M.S in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Denver December 2014.

B.Sc (Hons) Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at University of Colorado Denver

Affiliate Faculty at EET department since Fall 2014

Classes taught EET 1001, EET 2340 and EET 2350



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

Ph.D., in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
262

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

Tom Rudman retired in 2011 after 30 years with Lockheed Martin and began volunteer work and teaching for the PE exam with CU.  He later formed TJR Engineering in 2012, a consulting business in the space industry.  Hewas the former Director of Propulsion Engineering for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.  His background includes engineering for various satellites and upper stages such as the Titan Centaur which sent Cassini to Saturn and its moon Titan.  He was a member of the launch team for over 25 Titan Launches including on-console engineering support for most Titan Centaur launches and tests.  Mr. Rudman holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineers (PE) in the state of Colorado and teaches fluid mechanics for the PE exam preparation course at CU.  He also teaches fluid mechanics and machine design at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  He volunteers for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in their Space Science exhibits when he is not riding his motorcycle to the fly fishing streams.  Otherwise he is off with his wife, two daughters or more likely, the two grandkids.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S. Physics, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

M.S., Ph.D. Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

P.E. Colorado and Pennsylvania

 

My specialties are permanent magnets and a row of elements at the bottom of the periodic table called the rare earths or lanthanides.

 

I spent most of my professional life in the corporate world, selling rare earths, making magnets, or helping people use magnets correctly. Over the last dozen years, I have taught, mostly part time, at the college level. It is a more enjoyable place to be.

 

When I am not at Metro State, I run a small consulting business called Spontaneous Materials, serving clients worldwide in my specialties. Otherwise you might catch me on my bicycle, cruising around Cherry Creek reservoir.



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