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Sustainable Systems Engineering Faculty

Sustainable Systems Engineering faculty may work in more than one program.


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Fred Barlow
Department Chair


303-605-7212



fbarlow1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300H

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

Fred Barlow earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Emory University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Over the years he has served in a range of roles at several universities including Virginia Tech, the University of Arkansas, the University of Idaho, and The University of Alaska Anchorage. While serving at the University of Idaho he was the chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and became the first Micron Endowed Professor of Microelectronics. Prior to joining MSU Denver he served as the Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has authored more than one hundred publications and served as the major professor for more than twenty masters and Ph.D. students.



Dr. Runing Zhang
SSE Program Coordinator


303-615-1344



rzhang@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61


Directory Profile

Bio:

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.S., Applied Mechanics, Colorado School of Mines; B.S., Hydraulic Engineering, Chendu University of Science and Technology, China. Professor of Civil Engineering Technology.



Doctor Aaron Brown

Dr. Aaron Brown
MET Program Coordinator


303-615-0225



abrow118@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

Aaron Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has directed much of his work towards a focus in the areas of Appropriate Design, Humanitarian Engineering, Humanitarian Technology and Sustainable Design. At MSU Denver he has developed curriculum and directed undergraduate research around these topics and also established a humanitarian engineering club that engages students in service-learning engineering activities that benefit vulnerable communities.  Dr. Brown is involved with Engineers without Borders and has worked on projects that help vulnerable people both at the local level and in locations all over the globe. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, the Denver post, and in other local and national level media.  Hee was named "Community Game Changer" by CBS Denver. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award which recognizes work “ for the greater good”. He was awarded this for his efforts to promote social justice and peace through capacity building in vulnerable communities.

Professor Brown's background also includes aerospace industry work. Among his notable project contributions were design work on the landing mechanism for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Mission AKA Curiosity. Mechanism design work for Hubble Robotics and on Global Precipitation Measurement Instrument Missions. Additionally, Professor Brown has worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology designing test equipment to measure stress-strain relationships to superconductor performance.

His past work on the tethering landing mechanism used to lower the Mars rover Curiosity to the Red Planet’s surface is part of a $2.5 billion program NASA says will assess whether the Gale Crater area of Mars has ever had the potential to support a habitable environment



Dr. Jeno Balogh
EVE Program Coordinator


303-615-0157



jbalogh@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61


Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Jeno Balogh is a Full Professor and Coordinator of the Environmental Engineering program at MSU Denver, where he started in 2005. Dr. Balogh holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2004) and is an Honorary Professor of University of Pecs, Hungary, EU. Dr. Balogh’s research interest is in experimental investigations of environmentally sustainable timber-concrete composite structures and in computational modeling and simulation. He is well published in his area of research. Dr. Balogh serves as reviewer or board member for international scientific journals and is a member of several professional organizations.



Doctor Lin Huang

Dr. Lin Huang
CPE Program Coordinator


303-615-0593



lhuang1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Lin Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology (EAET) at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she has been a faculty member since 2010.

Dr. Huang received her M.S. degree in Micro-Electronics from Fudan University in China and completed her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in USA. Her research interests are in the area of Biometrics, Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Embedded System Design and VLSI.

Dr. Huang is a senior member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), and a member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She was the Chair of International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ICMLC) in 2013, 2014 and 2016. And she was a guest editor for EDP Sciences in 2016. She has been the editor-in-chief for International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing (IJMLC) since 2012



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Dr. Odon Musimbi
MET Full-Time Faculty


303-615-0763



omusimbi@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

Diploma of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic School, University of Kinshasa, D.R Congo; M.S. in Engineering Systems, Ph.D. in Engineering (Mechanical Specialty), Colorado School of Mines; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.



Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate faculty are part time instructors: they do not hold office hours and may not teach each semester.


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Michael Bauer
Affiliate Faculty


303-556-2971



abauer13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
PL

Office Number:
262

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

BA: double major in Biology and Sociology: University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

MS: Civil Systems Engineering with graduate certificate in sustainable community development: University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013

Sustainable systems engineer, and former biologist, naturalist and social scientist who was a jazz musician and a soldier in a former life. I am interested in helping marginalized communities build and invent themselves out of the margins and into society. My passion is developing novel solutions in humanitarian engineering.



Fatma Elseid
Affiliate Faculty


303-605-5868



felseid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


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Richard Horstmann
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1371



rhorstma@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61


Directory Profile

Bio:

M.S., in Civil Engineering; Affiliate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology.



John Ingell

John Ingell
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1372



jingell@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
61


Directory Profile

Bio:

Personal Biography Statement

An experienced executive, entrepreneur and business advisor, John brings over 35 years of experience to MSU Denver and Business Consulting.

With advanced degrees in physics and engineering, John began his career as a consulting engineer focusing on power and alternative energy in the electric power industry.

John then moved on to GE where he focused on technical training, service and sales on a global basis for the locomotive and mining businesses.

Following GE, John moved to a Siemens project team building a new advanced manufacturing plant in Arizona, and was program lead of a high tech joint venture with a company out of Europe while driving sales and business development.

Nortel recruited John for business development in their fiber optic division. Success lead to working in a Nortel skunk works formed to develop telecom/datacom products and services for the Cable TV marketplace.

John was then recruited as VP - Special Projects & Marketing for a world leading contract manufacturing company to help turn around the company and position it for transition.

John then moved back to Nortel as a VP - Cable Media Networks to continue to grow the business he had left and facilitate the merger of a large data acquisition into his group resulting in P&L responsibility for a $430M division.

John resigned from Nortel to work in the Venture Capital space, where he successfully funded technologies out of Sandia. This lead to business consulting and an M&A firm which he sold in 2008 to spent 4 years at Apple building a technology B2B sales team targeting the small/medium business market.

Feeling constrained, John elected to re-enter the business consulting space where he again looks forward to coaching, and providing exit planning strategies and services to technology based business owners while working with Metropolitan State University, guiding MSU technology students on their engineering career journey.



Ralph N. Jones

Ralph N. Jones
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1373



rjone121@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S.E.E., Georgia Tech; M.S.Ae.E., USAF Institute of Technology; Affiliate Professor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Ralph N. Jones received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1962 and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree from the U. S. Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1964. He served four years as an Air Force officer at what is now called the National Aerospace Intelligence Center (NAIC), analyzing foreign weapon systems and estimating their capabilities.

His expertise as a civilian includes time in Huntington Beach, California where he worked on projects such as McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics’ Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL). In Denver years of expertise come from the time employed Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon at Buckley Air Force Base tracking satellites, processing downloaded satellite data, and performing control, operation and failure analysis of space-qualified hardware.

As a technical writer he has written documents on projects involving command/control and signal processing systems, and user manuals for a publisher of civil engineering and animation software.

As an Affiliate Professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology at MSU Denver he brings these years of expertise in the aerospace industry into the classroom



Yishi Lee
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1375



ylee24@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

Yishi received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). At ERAU, he was a recipient of several academic awards including the Shrinivas Dalal Scholarship awards in Mathematics in 2006, Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher in 2007, and Outstanding Physics Student Award in 2007. He also participated in several competitive engineering design projects including the Formula Hybrid competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). In 2011, after working as a Systems Engineer for the U.S. Navy for four years, he returned to ERAU to complete his master's degree in Space Physics with emphasis in electrodynamics environment of the earth atmosphere.  Currently, Yishi is a PhD candidate in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at the University of Denver (DU) focusing on advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for atmospheric sensing. During his time at DU, he worked at the Naval Research Lab in Washington D.C. under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to develop robotic systems for space vehicle servicing application in the summer of 2014. 



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Abdelsalam Masoud
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1378



amasoud@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile



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Ashanthi Maxworth
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1379



amaxwort@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

M.S in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Denver December 2014.

B.Sc (Hons) Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at University of Colorado Denver

Affiliate Faculty at EET department since Fall 2014

Classes taught EET 1001, EET 2340 and EET 2350



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Dr. Hamid Nazeri
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1382



hnazeri@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

Ph.D., in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.



Jack Rickard
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1386



wrickard@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile



Lary Speakman
Affiliate Faculty


3036151388



lspeakma@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


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Stanley Trout
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1391



strout4@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile

Bio:

B.S. Physics, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

M.S., Ph.D. Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

P.E. Colorado and Pennsylvania

 

My specialties are permanent magnets and a row of elements at the bottom of the periodic table called the rare earths or lanthanides.

 

I spent most of my professional life in the corporate world, selling rare earths, making magnets, or helping people use magnets correctly. Over the last dozen years, I have taught, mostly part time, at the college level. It is a more enjoyable place to be.

 

When I am not at Metro State, I run a small consulting business called Spontaneous Materials, serving clients worldwide in my specialties. Otherwise you might catch me on my bicycle, cruising around Cherry Creek reservoir.



Md Habib Ullah
Affiliate Faculty


3036150499



mullah@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile



Dave Zelinka
Affiliate Faculty


303-605-5904



dzelinka@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
300

Campus Box Number:
29


Directory Profile



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