Parsaoran Hutapea

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Bio

Dr. Hutapea is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has more than fifteen years of experience in research and development of composite and smart materials for microelectronics/optoelectronics, biomedical, and energy applications. He has received funding from private, state, and federal agencies. Currently, he is receiving funding from the Department of Defense (DOD) CDMRP PCRP to develop a smart needle, and from DOD DURIP to establish an SEM core facility. Dr. Hutapea is the Director of the Composites Laboratory and the Nano Instrumentation Center.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2000
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1997
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, 2004-2010
  • Research Scientific Staff, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005-present

Recent Publications

  • N. V. Datla, B. Kohn, M. Honarvar, T. K. Podder, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, P. Hutapea. A model to predict deflection of bevel-tipped active needle advancing in soft tissue: Medical Engineering and Physics, in press, November 2013.
  • N. V. Datla, J. Koo, D. Choi, B. Kohn, T. M. Nguyen, T. K. Podder, K. Darvish, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, P. Hutapea. Polyacrylamide Phantom for Needle-Tissue Interaction Studies with Active Needles: Medical Engineering and Physics, in press, August 2013.
  • G. Diloyan, M. Sobel, K. Das, P. Hutapea, Effect of Mechanical Vibrations on Platinum Growth in PEM Fuel Cells: Journal of Power Sources, 214, pp. 59-67, 2012.
  • T. K. Podder, A. P. Dicker, Y. Yu, K. Darvish, P. Hutapea, A Novel Curvilinear Approach for Prostate Seed Implant: Medical Physics, 39(4), pp. 1887-1892, 2012.
  • P. Strahs, J. Weaver, L. C. Breziner, C. Garant, K. Shaffer, G. Diloyan, P. Hutapea. Development of a Hybrid PEM Fuel Cell Vehicle: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 4, 033107, 2012.

Research Interest

  • Mechanics of Composite and Smart Materials
  • PEM Fuel Cells
  • Manufacturing

Funding Sources

  • Department of Defense
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nanotechnology Institute
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection