Meet our Team of Researchers

Our Researchers

The Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy (MIDE) is founded on bridging fundamental physics with applied engineering to solve longstanding challenges in the defense, energy and related commercial sectors. As of January 2021, MIDE retains 24 graduate students, 11 undergraduate students, 16 affiliate tenure track faculty, four full-time non-tenure track faculty, and 31 staff.

FACULTY

Mujahid Abdulrahim
Mujahid Abdulrahim

Assistant Professor

Juan Cabrera-Garcia
Juan Cabrera-Garcia

Assistant Research Professor

Anthony Caruso
Anthony Caruso

MIDE Director, Assoc. VC Research, & Professor

Deb Chatterjee
Deb Chatterjee

Associate Professor

Kalyan Durbhakula
Kalyan Durbhakula

ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR

Travis Fields
Travis Fields

Professor

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Viviana Grieco

Professor

Ahmed Hassan
Ahmed Hassan

Associate Professor

Daniel McIntosh
Daniel McIntosh

Director of STEM Education Innovation & Professor

Michelle Paquette
Michelle Paquette

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH PROFESSOR

Mostafizur Rahman

Mostafizur Rahman

Assistant Professor

Scott Shepard

Scott Shepard

Associate Research Professor

Sarvenaz Sobhansarbandi
Sarvenaz Sobhansarbandi

Assistant Professor

Alex Usenko
Alex Usenko

Research Professor

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Roy Allen
Roy Allen

Director of Research & Institute Programs

Matthew Battiston

Matthew Battiston

Export Control/Facility Security Officer

Jesse Beaudin
Jesse Beaudin

Director of Research & Institute Programs

Feyza Berber Halmen

Feyza Berber Halmen

Senior Engineer

Gyanendra Bhattarai
Gyanendra Bhattarai

Post Doctoral Associate

Ryan Butler
Ryan Butler

Engineer II

Angela Cottrell
Angela Cottrell

Director of Research & Institute Programs

Joe Crow
Joseph Crow

Director of RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Jim  Currie

Jim Currie

Assistant Director of Research

Allen Dale
Allen Dale

RESEARCH ENGINEERING TECH II

Shailesh Dhungana
Shailesh Dhungana

Post Doctoral Associate

Jay Eifler
Jay Eifler

Post Doctoral Associate

Casey Fender

Casey Fender

Associate Director Of Research

Ryan Fender

Ryan Fender

Local Engineer

Alex Green
Alex Green

Associate Director Of Research

JD Green

JD Green

Agricultural Manager

Josh Harp
Josh Harp

Sr Engineer

Abe Harpel
Abe Harpel

Senior Engineer

Michael Jennings

Michael Jennings

Engineer I

Mousami Mohanty

Mousami Mohanty

HR Business Partner

Noah Kramer
Noah Kramer

Lead Research Specialist

Manikanta Kavitapu

Manikanta Kavitapu

Student Website Manager

Leta Moler
Leta Moler

SR PROGRAM/PROJECT SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Thomas Ory
Thomas Ory

Research Engineering Tech II

Mark Pederson
Mark Pederson

PROGRAM/PROJECT SUPPORT COORDINATOR I

Michelle Paquette
Michael Richman

Post Doctoral Associate

Mallory Snyder
Mallory Snyder

BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST I

Gary Urton

Gary Urton

Research Engineering Tech I

James Verzella
James Verzella

RESEARCH ENGINEERING TECH I

Stephan Young

Stephan Young

Assistant Director of Research

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Meshal Alenezi

Al-Moatasem Al-Hinaai

Graduate Research Assistant

Meshal Alenezi

Meshal Alenezi

Graduate Research Assistant

Raja Bale
Raja Bale

Graduate Student

Bidisha Barman
Bidisha Barman

Graduate Student

John Bhamidipati
John Keerthi Paul Bhamidipati

Graduate Student

Anthony Dennis

Anthony Dennis

Graduate Research Assistant

Doug Drake

Doug Drake

Graduate Research Assistant

Nicholas  Gardner
Nicholas Gardner

Graduate Research Assistant

Ethan Gasta
Ethan Gasta

Graduate Research Assistant

Megan Hyde

Megan Hyde

Graduate Research Assistant

Ravalika Gurrala

Ravalika Gurrala

Graduate Research Assistant

Mohamed Hamdalla
Mohamed Hamdalla

Graduate Research Assistant

Tohfa Haque
Tohfa Haque

Graduate Research Assistant

Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt

Graduate Research Assistant

Sai Sampreeth Indharapu

Sai Sampreeth Indharapu

Graduate Research Assistant

Sarwar Islam
Sarwar Islam

Graduate Research Assistant

Michael Mardikes
Michael Mardikes

Graduate Research Assistant

Debbie ParraCervantes
Debbie ParraCervantes

Graduate Research Assistant

Sai Pinnepalli
Sai Pinnepalli

Graduate Research Assistant

Manognya Reddy Guduru
Manognya Reddy Guduru

Graduate Research Assistant

Jeff Rowley

Jeff Rowley

Graduate Research Assistant

Seth Seagraves

Seth Seagraves

Graduate Research Assistant

Cody Smith
Cody Smith

Graduate Research Assistant

Rupak Thapa
Rupak Thapa

Graduate Research Assistant

Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson

Graduate Research Assistant

Srinivas Rahul Sapireddy

Srinivas Rahul Sapireddy

Graduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ethan Bozarth

Ethan Bozarth

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Thomas Cacy

Thomas Cacy

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alec Chance

Alec Chance

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Justin Clark
Justin Clark

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alan Cordon

Alan Cordon

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Graham Crump

Graham Crump

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alex Dowell
Alex Dowell

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Joel Fuson

Joel Fuson

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Simeon Karnes

Simeon Karnes

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tyler Murphy

Tyler Murphy

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alex Norris

Alex Norris

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kasey Norris

Kasey Norris

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tanner O'Neal

Tanner O'Neal

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nolan Petersen

Nolan Petersen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Joey Reeve-Barker

Joey Reeve-Barker

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brodie Rowald

Brodie Rowald

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Austin Stark

Austin Stark

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tyler Williams

Tyler Williams

Undergraduate Research Assistant