Faculty

Bart Prorok

Interim Program Chair Bart Prorok

The Materials Engineering Program has a talented and diverse group of faculty who work hard to teach our students and advance the materials engineering discipline. Our faculty members' dedication is shown through our continuously growing list of faculty discoveries, membership in academic institutions, and peer recognition.


Today we continue to take on new members to strengthen our program. We are currently home to 10 full time faculty members, all of them with doctorates in their chosen fields. Add to this their diversity of experiences in industry and government research and development, combined with their diversity of cultural backgrounds, and you get a feel for the source of our engineering strength.

Contact Information



Majid Beidaghi

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
279 Wilmore Laboratories
mzb0088@auburn.edumzb0088@auburn.edu
334.844.3118

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Florida International University
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology
B.S. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology

Pengyu Chen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
276 Wilmore Laboratories
pzc0026@auburn.edupzc0026@auburn.edu
334.844.4913

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University

ZhongYang Cheng

McWane Professor

Mechanical Engineering
278 Wilmore Laboratories
chengzh@eng.auburn.educhengzh@eng.auburn.edu
334.844.3419

Ph.D. Electronic Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University
M.S. Electronic Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University
B.S. Physics, Xian Jiaotong University

Siyuan Dai

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
282 Wilmore Laboratories
szd0085@auburn.eduszd0085@auburn.edu
334.844.4818

Ph.D. Physics, University of California, San Diego
B.S. Applied Physics, University of Science & Technology of China

Edward Davis

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering
274 Wilmore Laboratories
ewd0001@auburn.eduewd0001@auburn.edu
334.844.5471

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Akron
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tulane University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

Jeffrey Fergus

Professor
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Program Assessment

Dean's Office
Mechanical Engineering
1301 Shelby Center
ferguje@auburn.eduferguje@auburn.edu
334.844.3405

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois

Dong-Joo Kim

Alumni Professor

Mechanical Engineering
280 Wilmore Laboratories
kimdon2@auburn.edukimdon2@auburn.edu
334.844.4864

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University
M.S. Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University
B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Yonsei University

Xiaoyuan Lou

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering
283 Wilmore Laboratories
xzl0092@auburn.eduxzl0092@auburn.edu
334.844.5071

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
B.S., Physics, Nanjing University

Bart Prorok

Interim Program Chair, Materials Engineering
Professor

Mechanical Engineering
284 Wilmore Laboratories
prorobc@auburn.eduprorobc@auburn.edu
334.844.4733

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
M.S. Metallurgy, University of Illinois-Chicago
B.S. Ceramic Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Last Updated: 9/18/20 10:01 AM