Department: Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Technology
With forty years’ experience in the permanent magnet and rare earth industries, Stan has a wealth of problem-solving abilities, gained from a wide variety of technical and commercial roles, that he is eager to share. He has been very fortunate to confer, study, meet and collaborate with many international luminaries along the way. He is particularly proud to have trained many of today’s active industry professionals. Stan has a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a registered Professional Engineer in both Colorado and Pennsylvania.
Devi K. Kalla, Ph.D., is currently employed at Metropolitan State University of Denver on a full time basis as a Tenure Track Faculty member with a position title of Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology. Kalla has made substantial contributions to the hybrid and modern field of sustainable manufacturing science and engineering technology. His work has focused specifically in the areas of developing multiple regression analysis (MR) and committee neural network approximation (CN) models for predicting straight and oblique geometric cutting forces in milling operations using carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites in the production process, establishing life-cycle databases to advance sustainable manufacturing practices in wind energy systems, and developing a framework to construct energy profiles and characterize the energy consumption involved in modern machining processes to support low carbon manufacturing.
Moreover, Kalla has a documented record of authorship in the field of endeavor. As evidence of his research success, Kalla’s work has resulted in at least 2 first-authored book chapters, 13 presentations, and 28 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, 16 of which are first-authored articles, appearing in leading international journals and international conference proceedings – an extremely productive and exemplary record compared to that of his peers in the mutual field of research.
Mingli He, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include mechanical engineering, thermal, fluids, HVAC and energies. He currently teaches Introduction to Engineering Technology, Machine Design, Thermodynamics I, Machine Elements and Mechanical Systems, and Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and oversees senior projects.
Prior to joining MSU Denver, He worked at Aeroengine Research Institute in Shenyang, China, the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, the AT&T Microelectronics Plant and the Gulf Coast Regional Maritime Technology Center and taught courses at the University of Central Florida. He currently serves as the coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at MSU Denver. He served in the role as chair of the Engineering and Engineering Technology Department from 2013-2019 and has served in various MSU Denver faculty positions since August 1998.
He is a member of or has been associated with various organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, SAE International, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, among others. He has worked on various projects such as the DEMOSAT Project – NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium to develop interest in STEM programs in education. He is currently working with the Colorado Community College System, on the CHAMP program and on the Denver Public Schools Career Connect program.
He received his doctorate in Philosophy and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute in Nanjing, China. He holds a certification as a Professional Engineer from the National Society of Professional Engineers.