Current Faculty

Dr. Paul Lamore
Chairperson, Engineering Department
Professor of Engineering and Business & Management
Read BioDr. Paul R. Lamore is a Professor of Engineering and Business & Management, and chairperson of the Engineering Department. He started teaching at King's College in 2005 and taught for four years at Providence College prior to joining King's. He has 20 years of industry experience, including electrical engineering and engineering management positions at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Brown & Sharp, and Texas Instruments. He spent 10 years at Sharplan/Surgilase, designing and developing new applications for medical lasers. His responsibilities also included supply chain and operations management, as well as technical marketing and product line management. His research interests include innovation management and new product development. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a concentration in Engineering Management, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He holds a M.B.A. from Providence College, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Union College, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.S. in Physics from Providence College.
Dr. Ismail Haltas
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Read BioIsmail Haltas, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, graduated from Middle East Technical University Ankara with a B.S. .in Civil Engineering. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2004 and 2006, respectively. After working as a water resource engineer in Sacramento, California for four years, he started teaching in the Civil Engineering Department of Zirve University in Turkey. During his five-year tenure at Zirve University, he conducted several research projects funded by National Research Agencies while teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Before joining King's College, Dr. Haltas held a Senior Research Fellow post at Cranfield University, England, for two years. He has held the Professional Engineer License in Civil Engineering in California since 2010. His expertise includes flood hazard and risk modelling, scaling in hydraulic and hydrologic processes, and agent-based modelling of complex systems. He primarily teaches Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics, Hydraulics and Hydrology, Probability and Statistics, and Water Resources Engineering.
Dr. Tabitha Sprau Coulter
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Read BioTabitha L. Sprau Coulter, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and completed her undergraduate studies at Lafayette College. Dr. Sprau Coulter previously worked in engineering and energy consulting. She was an energy modeler for Reese Engineering and a mechanical engineer for KlingStubbins. While pursuing her Ph.D., she was an NSF Grant recipient, and she was involved with the Navy Yard Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub and Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI). During this time, Dr. Sprau Coulter worked on developing a retrofit user interface for collecting initial building data, and she developed a tool to better align owner goals with energy audit efforts. While at PSU, Dr. Sprau Coulter also worked for its Office of Physical Plant. As part of Dr. Sprau Coulter's duties, she developed a standard process for evaluating where PSU should focus its $2 million energy auditing budget and assisted in standardizing the energy auditing process. At King's College, Dr. Sprau Coulter is currently working with undergraduate research students and the campus sustainability coordinator to identify and implement feasible sustainability initiatives on campus.
Dr. Malitha Rajapaksha
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Avik Mahata
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Read BioDr. Avik Mahata, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, earned his Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India, Master of Technology in materials science and engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and PhD in materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Brown University and National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dr. Mahata’s research interests include computational materials science, mechanical behavior of materials, machine learning etc. All of his published research works can be found here.

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