Faculty & Staff Directory

Administrators for the Department of Engineering


Photo of David BridgesDavid Bridges, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Office: EN 222E
Phone: (361) 825-2181
david.bridges@tamucc.edu

Photo of Ruby MehrubeogluRuby Mehrubeoglu, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: EN 222D
Phone: (361) 825-3378
ruby.mehrubeoglu@tamucc.edu


Hyperspectral imaging and image analysis of a variety of materials, material characterization through spectral signatures and spatial distributions, and thermal imaging and visible-range digital image classification

Faculty in the Department of Engineering


Photo of Jose Baca Jose Baca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 222B
Phone: (361) 825-2144
jose.baca@tamucc.edu

Photo of Lea-Der Chen Lea-Der Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research; Director, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Office: CI 371
Phone: (361) 825-3046
ld.chen@tamucc.edu

Combustion and Gasification of Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Fuel Characterization; Fuel Cells; Immersive Evaluation of Vehicles; Solar Thermal Power; Wind Turbine

Photo of Rafael Fox Rafael Fox, MSEE
Instructor
Office: EN 216
Phone: (361) 825-2593
rafael.fox@tamucc.edu

Photo of Luis Garcia Carrillo Luis Garcia Carrillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316M
luis.garcia@tamucc.edu


Photo of Mahdiar Hariri Mahdiar Hariri, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: EN 207C
Phone: (361) 825-3652
mahdiar.hariri@tamucc.edu

Photo of Jerry Hendrix Jerry Hendrix
Adjunct Professor
Office: CBBIC
Phone: (361) 825-4103
jerry.hendrix@tamucc.edu

Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Autonomous Operations

Photo of Jinha Jung Jinha Jung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 320
Phone: (361) 825-3294
jinha.jung@tamucc.edu

Advanced remote sensing data analysis, UAS, remote sensing algorithms on HPC, Web based GIS development
Photo of Iltai (Isaac) Kim Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 318
Phone: (361) 825-2734
ikim@tamucc.edu

Nano/bio chemical sensing, micro/nanoscale fluidics and heat transport, and energy conversion based on nano-biophotonics

Photo of Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 315
Phone: (361) 825-4134
byungcheol.lee@tamucc.edu

Photo of Zhaorui Li Zhaorui Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316R
Phone: (361) 825-4170
zhaorui.li@tamucc.edu


Photo of Jangwoon Park Jangwoon Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 320
Phone: (361) 825-2874
jangwoon.park@tamucc.edu

Human factors/ergonomics; Biomechanics; Engineering anthropometry; Digital human modeling and simulation; Usability testing; Kansei Engineering
Photo of Pablo Rangel Pablo Rangel, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 210
Phone: (361) 825-2559
pablo.rangel@tamucc.edu


Photo of Jian Sheng Jian Sheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 313
Phone: (361) 825-3731
jian.sheng@tamucc.edu

Photo of Petru-Aurelian Simionescu Petru-Aurelian Simionescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 207B
Phone: (361) 825-5899
pa.simionescu@tamucc.edu


Photo of Dugan Um Dugan Um, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 222C
Phone: (361) 825-3381
dugan.um@tamucc.edu

Photo of Hua Zhang Hua Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 312
Phone: (361) 825-2467
hua.zhang@tamucc.edu

Hydrology and Ecohydrology; Water Resources Planning and Management; Multisource Remote Sensing and GIS; Water and Soil Pollution Control; Environmental Systems Analysis; Environmental Impact Assessment; Wetland Restoration and Ecological Engineering.

Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Engineering


Photo of Ronald Carlson Ronald Carlson
Adjunct Professor
Office: EN 219
Phone: (361) 825-3272
ronald.carlson@tamucc.edu

Photo of Anjin Chang Anjin Chang, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Office: NRC 2100
anjin.chang@tamucc.edu


Photo of Cosmina Nicula Cosmina Nicula
Adjunct Professor
Office: EN 316A
Phone: (361) 825-3569
cosmina.nicula@tamucc.edu

Staff in the Department of Engineering


Photo of Christine Allman Christine Allman
ABET Coordinator
Office: EN 218
Phone: (361) 825-5876
christine.allman@tamucc.edu

Photo of Mayra Alvarado Ramirez Mayra Alvarado Ramirez
Engineering Recruitment and STEM Outreach
Office: EN 215
Phone: (361) 825-6025
mayra.alvarado@tamucc.edu


Photo of Diana Avila Diana Avila
Senior Secretary
Office: EN 222
Phone: (361) 825-5849
diana.avila@tamucc.edu

Photo of Jack Esparza Jack Esparza
Laboratory Coordinator II
Office: EN 114A
Phone: (361) 825-3897
jack.esparza@tamucc.edu


Photo of John Gonzalez John Gonzalez
Laboratory Coordinator II
Office: EN 222A
Phone: (361) 825-2667
juan.gonzalez3@tamucc.edu

Photo of Frances Jordan Frances Jordan
Academic Advisor
frances.jordan@tamucc.edu

Electrical Engineering
Geospatial Computing Sciences
Geospatial Survey Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology

Photo of Lori Shearin Lori Shearin
Academic Advisor
lori.shearin@tamucc.edu

Electrical Engineering Freshman*
Geography Minor
Geographic Information Science
Mechanical Engineering Freshmen*
Mechanical Engineering Technology Freshmen*

*Freshmen are defined as students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours earned