Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering welcomes new teaching faculty

Maria Warren and Craig Goehler

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome two new members of the faculty.

Maria Warren, assistant teaching professor, has a background in the experimental mechanics of impulsively loaded structures and computational modeling of porous materials. Her areas of expertise include experimental mechanics and solid mechanics, CAD and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and experiential learning. 

“Dr. Warren’s training during her Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology included evidence-based coursework on teaching and learning and commitment to inclusive teaching pedagogy,” said David Go, the Viola D. Hank Professor and Chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

“We are thrilled that she will teach our aerospace and mechanical engineering design and lab course sequences, helping our students develop not only technical expertise but also their own identities as burgeoning engineers and members of the Notre Dame College of Engineering family.”

Craig Goehler, associate teaching professor, has expertise in the biomechanics of human motion, exoskeleton systems, musculoskeletal modeling and simulation, human-robot interaction, robotic manipulator kinematics, dynamics and control, mechanism analysis and synthesis and computer aided design (CAD).

“Dr. Goehler’s wealth of experience and teaching excellence, most recently at Valparaiso University, will greatly enhance our undergraduate curriculum curriculum as well as our co-curricular activities such as Robotic Football Club,” said Go.

“We are excited as he brings his experienced hands to our experiential design sequence and mechanics courses.”

Goehler received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Notre Dame.

— Karla Cruise, College of Engineering