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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

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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:

Aaron Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has directed much of his work towards a focus in the areas of Appropriate Design, Humanitarian Engineering, Humanitarian Technology and Sustainable Design. At MSU Denver he has developed curriculum and directed undergraduate research around these topics and also established a humanitarian engineering club that engages students in service-learning engineering activities that benefit vulnerable communities.  Dr. Brown is involved with Engineers without Borders and has worked on projects that help vulnerable people both at the local level and in locations all over the globe. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, the Denver post, and in other local and national level media.  Hee was named "Community Game Changer" by CBS Denver. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award which recognizes work “ for the greater good”. He was awarded this for his efforts to promote social justice and peace through capacity building in vulnerable communities.

Professor Brown's background also 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



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61

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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

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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

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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:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61

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Bio:

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics from University of Colorado-Boulder. M.S. and B.S. from University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. 

Position

Adjunct Professor at the Civil Engineering Technology Department    

Current courses taught

CET 1100: Introduction to Civil Engineering

CET 2150: Mechanics I-Statics

CET 3135: Mechanics of Materials with Lab 

CET 4100: Senior Design I

CET 4110: Senior Design 2

Work experience

I am academically versed in research publications and conference presentations. I have a strong background in teaching undergraduate classes as well as graduate classes. I have developed a successful civil engineering background working as a structural engineer with Parsons; conducting field experience, handling a variety of structural design for pre-stressed concrete and steel girder bridges using LRFD design method, construction, management, assessment, and consulting responsibilities

My current research focuses on investigating the effect of material microstructures on the macro-fracture behavior of composite materials.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
262

Campus Box Number:
29

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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:
29

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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:
61

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Bio:

Personal Biography Statement

An experienced executive, entrepreneur and business advisor, John brings over 35 years of experience to MSU Denver and Business Consulting.

With advanced degrees in physics and engineering, John began his career as a consulting engineer focusing on power and alternative energy in the electric power industry.

John then moved on to GE where he focused on technical training, service and sales on a global basis for the locomotive and mining businesses.

Following GE, John moved to a Siemens project team building a new advanced manufacturing plant in Arizona, and was program lead of a high tech joint venture with a company out of Europe while driving sales and business development.

Nortel recruited John for business development in their fiber optic division. Success lead to working in a Nortel skunk works formed to develop telecom/datacom products and services for the Cable TV marketplace.

John was then recruited as VP - Special Projects & Marketing for a world leading contract manufacturing company to help turn around the company and position it for transition.

John then moved back to Nortel as a VP - Cable Media Networks to continue to grow the business he had left and facilitate the merger of a large data acquisition into his group resulting in P&L responsibility for a $430M division.

John resigned from Nortel to work in the Venture Capital space, where he successfully funded technologies out of Sandia. This lead to business consulting and an M&A firm which he sold in 2008 to spent 4 years at Apple building a technology B2B sales team targeting the small/medium business market.

Feeling constrained, John elected to re-enter the business consulting space where he again looks forward to coaching, and providing exit planning strategies and services to technology based business owners while working with Metropolitan State University, guiding MSU technology students on their engineering career journey.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

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Bio:

B.S.E.E., Georgia Tech; M.S.Ae.E., USAF Institute of Technology; Affiliate Professor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Ralph N. Jones received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1962 and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree from the U. S. Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1964. He served four years as an Air Force officer at what is now called the National Aerospace Intelligence Center (NAIC), analyzing foreign weapon systems and estimating their capabilities.

His expertise as a civilian includes time in Huntington Beach, California where he worked on projects such as McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics’ Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL). In Denver years of expertise come from the time employed Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon at Buckley Air Force Base tracking satellites, processing downloaded satellite data, and performing control, operation and failure analysis of space-qualified hardware.

As a technical writer he has written documents on projects involving command/control and signal processing systems, and user manuals for a publisher of civil engineering and animation software.

As an Affiliate Professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology at MSU Denver he brings these years of expertise in the aerospace industry into the classroom



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

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Bio:

Yishi received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). At ERAU, he was a recipient of several academic awards including the Shrinivas Dalal Scholarship awards in Mathematics in 2006, Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher in 2007, and Outstanding Physics Student Award in 2007. He also participated in several competitive engineering design projects including the Formula Hybrid competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). In 2011, after working as a Systems Engineer for the U.S. Navy for four years, he returned to ERAU to complete his master's degree in Space Physics with emphasis in electrodynamics environment of the earth atmosphere.  Currently, Yishi is a PhD candidate in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at the University of Denver (DU) focusing on advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for atmospheric sensing. During his time at DU, he worked at the Naval Research Lab in Washington D.C. under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop robotic systems for space vehicle servicing application in the summer of 2014. 



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:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29

Directory Profile


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


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.



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