Two new faculty members, Dr. Ke (Ken) Li and Dr. Fengxia Wang, joined ME Faculty as Assistant Professors in the Fall Semester of 2009. Dr. Li received his Ph.D from Michigan Technological University. Before joining SIUE, Dr. Li was a Senior Engineer in Schlumberger Sugar Land Product Center. His main area of expertise is Solid Mechanics and Materials. Dr. Wang received her Ph. D from Purdue University. Before joining SIUE, she was a senior Research Engineer in Caterpillar in the Virtual Product Development Technology Division. Her main area of specialty is vibration and nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Li and Dr. Wang are important addition to the ME Faculty.