AEM Faculty page

The AEM department is a relatively small and welcoming community. Our expert research faculty, staff, and students love to discuss their teaching and research, and our administrative staff are always available to help. 


Graham Candler headshot
McKnight Presidential Chair, Distinguished McKnight University Professor
119B Akerman Hall
Professor Ryan Caverly smiling wearing a maroon UMN shirt
Assistant Profesor
Anabel del Val
Assistant Professor (beginning Fall 2024)
Demoz headshot
Professor & Director of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium
121 Akerman Hall
Ryan Elliott
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
117A Akerman Hall
Melissa Green
Associate Professor
124 Akerman Hall
Maziar Hemati
Associate Professor, Russell J. Penrose Faculty Fellow
Akerman Hall, 117C
Richard D. James headshot
Distinguished McKnight University Professor & Director of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium
119A Akerman Hall
Yohannes Ketema
Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Akerman Hall, Room 205D
Perry Leo
Professor & Department Head
107A Akerman Hall
Ellen Longmire
117B Akerman Hall
Joseph Nichols
Associate Professor
220 Akerman Hall
Suraj Ravindran
Assistant Professor
226 Akerman Hall
Thomas Schwartzentruber
Akerman Hall, Room 222
Assistant Professor
224 Akerman Hall
Ellad B. Tadmor headshot
Professor, Russell J. Penrose Professor
122 Akerman Hall

Teaching & Research Faculty

Travis Drayna
Research Professor in Hypersonics
James Flaten
Associate Director of the MN Space Grant Consortium and Contract Associate Professor
Akerman Hall, Room 205C
Todd Hesla
Contract Assistant Professor
Shepherd Labs, Room 533
Joe Mueller
Industrial Professor of Design
Akerman Hall, Room 205A
Everett Wenzel
Research Associate Professor
Akerman Hall, 130D

Adjunct Faculty

Filippo Coletti
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Peter Seiler smiling
Adjunct Associate Professor

Emeritus Faculty

Professor Emeritus (Retired 2006)
Roger Fosdick smiling
Professor Emeritus (Retired 2013)
Professor Emeritus (Retired 2017)
Tom Shield
Professor Emeritus
Akerman Hall Room 202
Professor Emeritus (retired 2002)