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Engineering

We need a paragraph here thgat describes the specializatins and the minors.

Link to here: http://rwu.edu/academics/schools-colleges/seccm/degree-offerings/engineering/undergraduate

Charlie will work on updating the contect to this page. (8/3)

James Dorothy
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
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James Dorothy

James
Dorothy
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
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Gianfranco Rigamonti
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
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Gianfranco Rigamonti

Gianfranco
Rigamonti
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
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Elizabeth Magliula
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
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Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering

Elizabeth Magliula

Elizabeth
Magliula
Adjunct Professor of Engineering
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Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering
Benjamin D. McPheron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

BSEE Ohio Northern University
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

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(401) 254-3845
SE111
Areas of Expertise: 
Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Signal Processing

Benjamin D. McPheron

Benjamin D.
McPheron
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

BSEE Ohio Northern University
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

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(401) 254-3845
SE111
Areas of Expertise: 
Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, Signal Processing

Benjamin McPheron joined the SECCM faculty in Fall of 2014, following the completion of his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park in August 2014.  His dissertation work studied the application of digital control systems to high magnetic field powered magnets as a step toward enabling Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in these systems.  Dr. McPheron completed the majority of his hands on work at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.

At RWU, Dr. McPheron has research interests in Applications of Dynamic Modeling and Control, Audio and Image Processing, Assistive Medical Devices, and Engineering Education.

Dr. McPheron teaches ENGR 115 – Computer Applications for Engineers, ENGR 240 – Circuit Theory and Lab, ENGR 424 – Digital Signal Processing, ENGR 445 – Dynamic Modeling and Control, and ENGR 460 – Electromagnetic Theory.

Nicole Martino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. & M.S. University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. Northeastern University

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(401) 254-3871
SE110
Areas of Expertise: 
Civil Engineering

Nicole Martino

Nicole
Martino
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. & M.S. University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. Northeastern University

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(401) 254-3871
SE110
Areas of Expertise: 
Civil Engineering

Nicole Martino joined the SECCM faculty in the Fall of 2013, after completing her Ph.D. (2013) at Northeastern University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a concentration in Structural Engineering. 

Dr. Martino’s dissertation work focused on the nondestructive evaluation of reinforced concrete bridge decks, utilizing methods like ground penetrating radar, half-cell potential, and impact echo.  She has also mimicked reinforced concrete bridge deck degradation conditions she encountered in the field, using computational modeling in order to display her findings in a theoretical fashion. 

At the School of Engineering, Dr. Martino has expanded her dissertation work to alternate nondestructive evaluation methods, and has applied principles she learned at Northeastern University to bridge decks throughout the state of Rhode Island through her relationship with state agencies.  She has incorporated a number of students in this work, expanding their knowledge base and encouraging them to apply the principles learned in the classroom to field conditions.

Charles Thangaraj, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. Anna University (Formerly Bharathiyar University)
M.S. & Ph.D. Colorado State University

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(401) 254-3868
SE109
Areas of Expertise: 
Electrical Engineering

Charles Thangaraj

Charles
Thangaraj
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. Anna University (Formerly Bharathiyar University)
M.S. & Ph.D. Colorado State University

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(401) 254-3868
SE109
Areas of Expertise: 
Electrical Engineering

Charles Thangaraj joined the SEECM faculty in the fall semester of 2014. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees in 2009 and 2005 from Colorado State University, respectively. He has a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University (Formerly Bharathiyar University), earned in 2001. He joined RWU after working in the high-tech semiconductor industry for five years and a brief year and a half teaching opportunity at a prestigious undergraduate engineering school in Southern California.

Dr. Thangaraj's research focused on two broad areas, namely, semiconductor technology with a focus on optical interconnects and engineering system level modeling and design optimization. At RWU he focuses his research broadly in energy systems, particularly alternate/green energy systems adoption and embedded systems applications for humanitarian and quality-of-life improvement.

At RWU, he teaches courses in electrical engineering such as Circuit Theory, Engineering Electronics, Digital System Design and Microprocessors.

Charles R. Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering

B.S. University of Rochester
M.S. & Ph.D. Boston University

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(401) 254-3259
SE 117
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering with a focus in acoustics,

Charles R. Thomas

Charles R.
Thomas
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering

B.S. University of Rochester
M.S. & Ph.D. Boston University

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(401) 254-3259
SE 117
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering with a focus in acoustics,

Charles Thomas joined the SECCM faculty in Fall of 2005, after completing a year-long postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University whose focus was in the role of bubbles in High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound.  He earned his Ph.D. (2004) and M.S. (2003) degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University as well.  He earned a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Rochester, in 1998.

Dr. Thomas’ thesis work focused on studying the effects of ambient (i.e. gravitational) acceleration on Single Bubble Sonoluminescence.  This work included the exciting opportunity to fly aboard the NASA’s weightless wonder.

While at RWU, his main research activity has been an exciting collaboration with Dr. Dale Leavitt (RWU, Marine Biology), focusing on aquaculture.  They have worked, with a number of students, on an EPA-funded project to convert a fossil fuel-powered fish grow-out facility to a solar-powered facility.

Matthew R. Stein, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering

B.S. Rutgers College of Engineering
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information
(401) 254-3489
SE 106
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering

Matthew R. Stein

Matthew R.
Stein
Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering

B.S. Rutgers College of Engineering
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

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(401) 254-3489
SE 106
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering

Matthew Stein joined the SECCM faculty in Fall of 1999, after teaching five years at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre PA.  He earned his Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Pennsylvania an M.S. (1986)  from the University of California, Berkeley and  B.S. degree in 1985 from Rutgers University, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Stein researchers in the field of Robotics, specifically remote control of robotic devices over the internet. He developed the PumaPaint site (1998-2004) that allowed over 200,000 users to paint real pictures over the internet with a robot.

While at RWU, his main research activity has been developing a robotic avatar or remotely attending laboratory courses.  In 2010 Dr. Stein spent a sabbatical at Le Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as a visiting professor in the European Master on Advanced Robotics (EMARO) Program.

Robert A. Potter, Jr., P.E.
Dean and Professor of Engineering

B.S. United States Military Academy
M.S. & Ph.D. University of Colorado

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(401) 254-3314 & (401) 254-3498
SE 114
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering

Robert A. Potter

Robert A.
Potter
Jr., P.E.
Dean and Professor of Engineering

B.S. United States Military Academy
M.S. & Ph.D. University of Colorado

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(401) 254-3314 & (401) 254-3498
SE 114
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering
William J. Palm, P.E.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. Pennsylvania State University
M.S. University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact Information
(401) 254-3750
SE 118
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering

William J. Palm

William J.
Palm
P.E.
Assistant Professor of Engineering

B.S. Pennsylvania State University
M.S. University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact Information
(401) 254-3750
SE 118
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanical Engineering

William Palm joined Roger Williams University in August 2011 after completing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Prior to graduate school, he worked for six years as a product design engineer and consultant, performing concept development, mechanical design, and engineering analysis for a wide range of consumer, medical, and industrial products. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a named inventor on eight patents.

Dr. Palm’s research focuses on the management of innovation, specifically, how companies coordinate product development projects in which design is divided across corporate boundaries. A second stream of research examines engineering education, including how first-year programs influence engineering student performance and retention.

At Roger Williams University, he has taught ENGR 110 – Engineering Graphics and Design, ENGR 115 – Computer Applications for Engineering, ENGR 332 – Machine Design, ENGR 430 – Manufacturing and Assembly, ENGR 442 – Biomechanics, and ENGR 490/492 – Engineering Design I & II (capstone sequence).