The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture welcomes the following new faculty:
Asst. Prof. in Biomedical Engineering
Takafumi has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UConn, Storrs. Takafumi comes to us from being faculty and Director of the STEM Innovation Laboratory at Texas A&M University since 2014. At Texas A&M he received the Alice Hamilton Award of Excellence in Occupational Safety and Health “For Leadership through Science by Publishing.”
Asst. Prof. Civil Engineering / Architecture
Yang received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Bridge and Tunnel Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, China, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He comes to us from a position in structural engineering for the consulting company Constructive Engineering Design, Inc. in Kansas. Yang’s research interests focus on mitigating the impact of structural damage caused by natural and manmade effects such as corrosion, earthquakes, wind, fire, and vehicular impacts.
Asst. Prof. in Mechanical Engineering
Ted recently received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He has taught at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a total of seven years. Ted served as the principal structural engineer in the naval architecture department on several projects including structural and design and modifications of deck houses for Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels and the design of replacement masts, science lab, sonar appendage and crane foundation for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) vessels.