The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to introduce its two new faculty members, Caleb Farny and Harold Park.
Professor Farny is a graduate of our program having received both his Masters and PhD from our Mechanical Engineering Department. After his 2007 graduation, he worked as a Post Doctorate Research Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Focused Ultrasound Laboratory headed by Dr. Greg Clement. Professor Farny’s curiosity in acoustics grew from his musical background. An avid piano and double bass player, he focuses his attention now on physical acoustics, particularly medical applications of ultrasound. His past research has examined effects of bubble cavitation on ultrasound-induced heating in tissue, and diagnostic methods for detecting the presence and location of cavitation during sonification. Most recently he has focused on developing novel methods for imaging brain structure through the skull with ultrasound. Professor Farny will be teaching full-time.
Professor Harold Park is a graduate of Northwestern University where he received all his three degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Before accepting the assistant professorship, he worked at the University of Colorado, where he was the Mechanical Engineering Chair’s faculty fellow. He is a recipient of a 2007 NSF Career Award, a 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award, and the 2009 Gallagher Young Investigator Award from the US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). Professor Park’s research focuses on the synergy between computational methods and materials physics, and the advances in the understanding of surface-dominated nanomaterial behavior that can be possible as a result. His research has resulted in over 40 refereed journal publications.
Please join in welcoming Professors Farny and Park to the ME faculty.