Faculty

Mechanical Engineering


Picture of Dr. Patrick Ferro, P.E.
Dr. Patrick Ferro, P.E.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, Wash.  99258

Phone: 509 313 3547

Office Location
Herak 205

Ph.D., P.E., Colorado School of Mines, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; specializes in: alternative energy technologies, hydrogen storage and fuel cells. 

 
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Dr. Akbar Ansari

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3539
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
HK 213

B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University, India; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of CA - Berkley; PhD. from University of Texas - Arlington.

 
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Dr. Abdul Aziz

Distinguished Research Professor

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Abdul Aziz is currently a Distinguished Research Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University. He received his B.E. from the University of Karachi in 1963, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, England in 1967. He has authored/co-authored over 150 papers and four books: Perturbation Methods in Heat Transfer (Hemisphere,1984); Extended Surface Heat Transfer (John Wiley, 2001); Introduction to Thermal and Fluid Engineering (CRC Press, 2012); and Heat Conduction with Maple (R.T.Edwards, 2006). He is a Life Fellow of ASME and has received several awards during his career.

 
Picture of Dr. Massimo "Max" Capobianchi, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Massimo "Max" Capobianchi, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3541
Fax: (509) 313-5871

Office Location
Herak 216

B.E., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York - Stony Brook.

 
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Dr. Tailian Chen

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, Wash. 99258

Phone: 509 313 5706

Office Location
Herak 238

Ph.D., University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering; specializes in: micro-nano thermal transport and energy efficiency, energy systems, and heat transfer enhancement.

 
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Dr. John Marciniak
Assoc. Professor, Eng-Mechanical

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509)313-3538
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak 211

B.S. in Engineering Science from University of Notre Dame, M.S. and PhD. from University of Illinois-Urbana.

 
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Dr. Steven Zemke

Chair & Professor, Mechanical Engineering; CEDE Faculty Director

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 026
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509 313-3554
Fax: (509)313-5871

Office Location
Herak Room 241

Bachelor of Science: University of Washington Master of Science: Northwestern University Ph.D.: University of Idaho Areas of Specialization: Mechanical design and teamwork processes.