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Faculty Profiles

Mechanical Engineering Department faculty contact and bio information.


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Dr. Michael Reynolds
Position: Department Chair, Associate Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 327

Dr. Michael C. Reynolds, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, played a major part in establishing the mechanical engineering program.

Maher Amer
Dr. Maher Amer
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 137

Dr. Maher Amer’s research is involved in the design, fabrication and testing of medical devices such as microneedle arrays and microparticles for drug delivery.

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Dr. Amrita Gautam
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  FWB - Building 2, Room 250

Dr. Gautam is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department. She researches high-temperature materials including metallic alloys and composites. She teaches Engineering Materials, Advanced Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, and Fracture Mechanics.

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Dr. Aneurin "Nye" Grant
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 70, Room 124

Dr. Nye Grant teaches numerous construction-related courses, including Estimating, Materials and Methods, Sustainable Construction and Engineering Economy.

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Dr. Salih Kocak
Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 70, Room 125

Dr. Salih Kocak is an Assistant Professor of Building Construction.

Davi Oliveira de Camargo
Davi Oliveira de Camargo
Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 135

University of West Florida alumnus, Lecturer for the ME department and advisor for the UWF Battle Bots team

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Dr. Brad Regez
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 436C

Dr. Brad Regez has worked on research projects for NASA, FAA, ONR, and the NSF, as well as industry (Renault F1 race team, John Deere & Company, Boeing, GKN, GE, Honeywell, and Imperium Inc.).

John David Stutz
Dr. John David Stutz
Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 136

Dr. Stutz teaches Engineering Mechanics and mentors the enterprise design teams. His primary field of research is external ballistics where he has a varied background of DOD-related experience.

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Dr. Cheng Zhang
Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 436A

Dr. Cheng Zhang's research includes solid fuel gasification, wind turbine flow and noise, diesel/biodiesel-fueled internal combustion engine, microfluidics, computational fluid dynamics, and computational aeroacoustics.

Adjunct Faculty

Mechanical Engineering Department adjunct faculty contact information.


Scott Eddy

Scott Hand

Liam Randall

Dr. Daniel Williams

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