Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting Scientists

no_picture Sayavur Bakhtiyarov
Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Bakhtiyarov has served as a senior research fellow at Auburn University since 1995. He earned M.Sc. at the Azerbaijan Oil Academy; Ph.D. at the Russian Academy of Sciences; and D.Sc. at the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. Research efforts are focused on thermophysical and mechanical properties of nonlinear materials, rheology of non-Newtonian fluids, and advanced metal casting techniques. He has authored more than 120 publications and secured seven patents. Dr. Bakhtiyarov works closely with the NASA/Auburn University Solidification Design Center.

 

no_pictureYong Gan

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no_pictureJian Hu
Visiting Scientist

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no_pictureJunhai Liu
Visiting Scientist

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no_pictureDeming Wang
Research Fellow II

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Dr. Wang joined the Materials Research and Education Center research team in 1998 and works in conjunction with the Auburn University/NASA Solidification Design Center. His research interests include numerical heat transfer and flow dynamics, solidification design and analysis, thermophysical properties measurement, and development of new material test instruments. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harbin Institute of Shipbuilding Engineering (China) in 1982; master’s degree from Shanghai Jaio Tong University (China) in 1987; and Ph.D. from Mons Polytechnic University (Belgium) in 1986.

 

no_pictureRichard R. Williams
Associate Research Professor

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After receiving his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in August 2002, Dr. Williams joined research efforts in the Materials Engineering programs as an associate research professor. He holds a bachelor’s degree (1982) and master’s degree (1983) in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and spent two years as a U.S. Naval Academy instructor. His research interests include heat transfer, heat transfer devices and processes, heat pipes, MEMS (Micro ElectroMechanical Systems), MEMS materials and fabrication processes. His research work is in conjunction with the Auburn University/NASA Solidification Design Center.

 

no_pictureClyde Wikle

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no_pictureLaixia Yang

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