Robotics Faculty

Meet our faculty who build and control robots that move through land, water, and air to help people spot dangerous situations, evaluate structures, and help solve real-world problems.

  • Shaghayegh Bagheri wears a black cardigan and white blouse in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, polymers, composites, advanced structure materials, mechanics & materials, biomechanics
  • Ali Beheshti wears a dark suit, blue tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, tribology, multiscale contact and interfacial mechanics, high temperature materials, thin films/coatings, surface engineering, failure mechanics
  • A headshot of professor Kuo-Chu Chang

    Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, College of Engineering and Computing

    Kuo-Chu Chang is a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research.
  • A headshot of associate professor Paulo Costa

    Associate Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Paulo Costa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cyber Security Engineering.
  • Pei Dong wears a mustard-yellow shirt, dark suit and glasses in her faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests: Materials Science, manufacturing, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, water treatment, biosensor
  • A photo of Zuran Duric

    Associate Professor Computer Science School of Computing

    Zoran Duric is the program coordinator for the Master of Computer Science Degree.
  • This is a photo of Behzad Esmaeili

    Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Behzad Esmaeili is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering.
  • A headshot of research associate professor Michael Hieb

    Research Associate Professor, C4I Center, College of Engineering and Computing

    Michael Hieb is a research Associate Professor in the C4I center at George Mason University.
  • This is a photo of Wenying Ji

    Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Wenying Ji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering.
  • Pilgyu Kang wears a dark-blue suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Assistant Professor, Affiliate faculty in Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Research Interests: Micro/Nano mechanics and photonics, micro/nano manufacturing, atomically-thin 2D materials, laser synthesis & fabrication of micro/nanostructured materials, nano bio sensing, plasmonics, optoelectronics, flexible electronics, corrosion, failure mechanics