List of Faculty

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First Last Email Department Specialties
Richard Aronson Economics Teaching areas: public finance; money and banking. Research interests: tax and expenditure analysis; pension funds; municipal fund analysis.
Fil Bartoli Electrical & Computer Engineering Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Biophotonics.
Rick Blum Electrical & Computer Engineering System level analysis of communications systems including required signal-to-noise ratios for given specifications, appropriate modulation and coding scheme, required bandwidths with some emphasis on signal processing with multiple sensors, wireless networks, sensor networks, and sensor fusion.
Alec Bodzin Education & Human Services Design of Web-based inquiry learning environments; design and implementation of inquiry-based science curriculum; visual instructional technologies; motivation and learning; pre-service teacher education and teacher professional development.
Hugo Caram Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Reactive separation processes applied to energy and environmental, flow of granular materials, and reaction engineering of ceramics processing.
Helen M. Chan Materials Science & Engineering Application of reactive processing to fabricate unique ceramic/metal structures; role of interfacial chemistry in determining the elevated temperature mechanical behavior of ceramics; processing and microstructural development of lead based relaxor ferroelectrics for transducer/actuator applications.
Xuanhong Cheng Materials Science & Engineering Development of microfabricated devices for clinical diagnostics and biology, interactions between single cells and enviornment through micro-devices and biosensors.
John Coulter Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Fundamental issues related to materials processing, manufacturing science, and intelligent manufacturing. Study of novel processing methodologies, process modeling, product quality monitoring during processing, knowledge based control for continuous process optimization, and micro- and nanoscale manufacturing processes.
Steve Cutcliffe Science, Technology, and Society Social context and implications of scientific research and technological development in all areas.
Volkmar Dierolf Physics Spectroscopic and microscopy investigations of rare earth doped LiNbO3 waveguide devices and wide band gap semiconductors and development of waveguide lasers.
John DuPont

Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Associate Director of the Energy Research Center. Research interests include solidification processing (including casting, welding, and laser processing), direct deposition of materials using Laser Engineered Net Shaping, alloy development, failure analysis, and high temperature corrosion of engineering alloys.
Sharon Friedman Journalism and Communication Focus on how scientific, environmental, technological and health issues are communicated to the public. Conducts research on risk communication and on mass media coverage of such risk issues as the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents, Alar, radon, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, and nanotechnology. Currently working on research about U.S. and U.K. media coverage of potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology.
James Gilchrist Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Colloidal and nanoparticle self-organization and assembly, chaotic mixing and segregation of complex fluids and granular materials, microfluidic devices and applications.
Joachim Grenestedt Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Analytical, numerical, and experimental research on mechanics of composite materials and structures, focusing on load bearing primary structures for ships and aerospace. Design, manufacturing and testing of composites and steel joints; design, analysis, manufacturing and testing of a new concept for ship hull; new manufacturing technique for ailerons; high strength core for sandwich construction; and warpage reduction of printed circuit boards, computer chip substrates, and optoelectronic packages.
Martin Harmer Materials Science & Engineering Science of ceramic powder processing (especially sintering) and with the understanding and control of the relationships between the microstructure and properties of advanced structural and electronic ceramic materials, including current research in the sintering of nanoparticles on metals (gold) and ceramics.
Miltiadis Hatalis Electrical & Computer Engineering Electronic thin film materials and devices. Flat panel displays. Microelectronics on flexible substrates. Integrated microsystems.
James Hwang Electrical & Computer Engineering High-speed, high-frequency optical devices and integrated circuits; microwave photonics; VCSEL arrays; infrared detectors; solid-state high-power microwave sources; modeling and characterization of RF and microwave power transistors and integrated circuits; failure mechanisms and reliability for power transistors, MEMS switches, and integrated optics; design of high-speed laser arrays and drivers for optical interconnects; growth of infrared lasers and detectors on Si through thin buffer layers; intra-cavity FM modulation of microchip solid-state lasers relating to interaction of microwave and optics; investigation of monolithic microwave integrated circuits for airborne phased-array radars.
Anand Jagota Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Biomimetics, mechanics, and molecule-nanomaterial interactions.
Himanshu Jain Materials Science & Engineering Glasses - structure and properties of glass; glass-metal reactions; glasses for photonics: sensors, infrared optics, waveguides, photo- and nano-lithography for MEMS/NEMS; corrosion of glass in relation to manufacturing and nuclear waste repository environment; diffusion and nuclear spin relaxation; irradiation effects. Ceramics - conductivity and dielectric properties of amorphous and crystalline ceramics; irradiation effects; point defects, electrical relaxation, surface conduction; liquid phase sintering; radiation enhanced processing. Other - light-induced phenomena and their application in new devices; tailored transparent ferroelectric nano-composites; cation diffusion in perovskite structure; processing of materials for optical applications.
Sabrina Jedlicka Materials Science & Engineering Current research interests focus on the fundamental interactions between mammalian cells and cell culture substrates. Specifically in developing reproducible, stable biointerfaces that communicate with cells and ultimately modulate cell fate and function. Research in her lab centers on the novel development of new implantable biomaterials, as well as a variety of characterization methods, including the adaption of non-traditional methods to biological problems. Research areas: Biomaterials synthesis & characterization; neuroengineering, bio-interface design, surface science, neuronal cell biology.
Chris Kiely Materials Science & Engineering Application and development of transmission electron microscopy techniques for the study of nanoscale features in materials. Areas of interest include catalyst materials, nanoparticle self-assembly, nanowires, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, metal-semiconductor contacts, metal-oxide interfaces and semiconductor heteroepitaxy.
Brandon Krick Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Friction, wear, materials deformation, and adhesion on complex surfaces ranging from cells to nanocomposites in environments ranging from vacuum to water.
Sushil Kumar Electrical & Computer Engineering Intersubband semiconductor lasers(quantum-cascade lasers) and detectors, terahertz technology, silicon photonics, plasmonics, quantum electronics. Quantum-Cascade Laser (QCL) with applications in areas such as disease diagnosis, quality control in drug manufacturing, and the study of star and galaxy formation.
Kai Landskron Chemistry Organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials. Materials' properties characterization and optimization involving physical chemistry, materials science, and materials engineering. Integrating fundamental and application-oriented science. Interest in hierarchically ordered materials with a well defined structure at multiple length scales ranging from the nanometer, micrometer to the millimeter level.
Charles Lyman Materials Science & Engineering Electron microscopy and microanalysis of metals, ceramics, and heterogeneous catalysts.
Anthony McHugh Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Research interests include polymer rheology and rheo-optics, polymer processing and modeling, membrane formation, and drug delivery.
Steven McIntosh Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Catalysis, solid state ionics, electrochemistry and reaction engineering centered on the development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and high temperature membrane reactors. Design of new materials and composites for SOFC electrodes. Development of new materials and SOFC’s that will operate on a wide variety of fuels with increased efficiency.
Wojciech Misiolek Materials Science & Engineering Materials processing and process engineering. Focus on deformation and workability, micro forming, physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, surface treatment and coatings, physical and numerical modeling, material characterization, and machining.
Herman Nied Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Active areas of research include polymer processing, fracture mechanics, electronic packaging, and welding. Development of advanced numerical methods with an emphasis on specialized finite element codes for processing simulation and 3-D fracture analysis.
Daniel Ou-Yang Physics Light scattering (pancake - quasi brush transition, bridging flocculation, grafting polymers by competitive adsorption, copolymer aggregation, and aggregation behavior of water soluble associative polymers) and optical tweezers (micro-viscoelasticity of associating polymers, Stokes Drag of a single emulsion droplet, hydrodynamic interactions, and specific and non-specific interactions between a wall and a particle).
Ray Pearson Materials Science & Engineering Application of nanotechnology to engineering plastics, specifically the use of SBM terpolymers to produce nanodomains in epoxies (for toughening), the use of nanoclays (strength and stiffness), and the use of nanosize silver particles (for conducting adhesives).
Jeffrey Rickman Materials Science & Engineering Development of computer simulation methodologies for describing fluids and solids, determination of the elastic properties of defects and the kinetics of phase transformations.
James Roberts Chemistry Application of solid-state and solution-state NMR techniques to various problems in physical, analytical, inorganic, polymer and materials chemistry.
Donald Rockwell Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Unsteady flows, flow-induced vibration and noise generation for unsteady separated flows, with emphasis on global imaging techniques, for quantitative visualization of flow phenomena.
Slava Rotkin Physics Multiscale modeling of physical properties of nanotubes/nanowires, their interaction with bio-molecules, simulation of nanoscale/molecular electronic and optical devices.
Richard Sause Civil & Environmental Engineering Research and scholarship areas include earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; high-performance structural materials; innovative structural systems; and infrastructure monitoring.
Mark Snyder Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Design of inorganic and functionalized nanomaterials controlled by nanoparticle (i.e., metal oxide) synthesis and functionalization; assembly and templating of porous, functionalized, and replica materials; multiscale modeling of adsorption and molecular transport; applications in inorganic membrane- and adsorption-based separations, catalysis (e.g., biomass to high-value chemicals), and integrated reaction-separation technologies.
Michael Stavola Physics Physics of defects in semiconductors, hydrogen-related defects and light element impurities, control of doping in semiconductors, spectroscopy, and uniaxial stress techniques.
Nick Strandwitz Materials Science & Engineering Semiconductors; surface and interface engineering; photoelectrochemistry; solar energy conversion; atomic layer deposition.
Svetlana Tatic-Lucic Electrical & Computer Engineering Deep silicon etching and anodic bonding; applications of MEMS in cell biology and neuroscience; MEMS/NEMS fabrication, design, packaging, and reliability; physics of sensors and sensor design.
Jean Toulouse Physics Nonlinear optical effects in glasses and fibers, and their use for optical communications and sensing.
Natasha Vermaak Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Multifunctional architecture materials and structures; application of mathematical optimization techniques for the design of material composition, microstructure and structural topology; modeling thermostructural and materials degradation and durability; design and optimization of bio-inspired actuators and sensors; ultra-light weight aerospace structures; and integrated computational materials engineering.
Dmitri Vezenov Chemistry Intermolecular interactions in soft matter; chemical force microscopy; bio-nano-photonics; analytical microdevices; novel DNA sequencing technologies; controlled synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials.
Richard Vinci Materials Science & Engineering Processing and mechanical behavior of thin films for microelectronics and MEMS applications over a wide range of temperatures; development of novel glass substrates for DNA array chips; mechanical behavior of natural materials.
Masashi Watanabe Materials Science & Engineering Analytical electron microscopy of interfaces in various materials, electron energy-loss spectrometry, X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry, practical applications of aberration-corrected instruments, advanced statistical analysis on multi-dimensional data.
Edmund Webb Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Simulation techniques across multiple length and time scales to elucidate fundamental phenomena controlling the mechanical response of materials. Current studies include stress evolution in nanostructures and thin films, capillary driven fluid flow in reactive flow systems, and mass and heat transport processes at interfaces between dissimilar materials.
Zhiyuan Yan Electrical & Computer Engineering Coding and modulation, wireless communications, VLSI design and implementation for communication and signal processing systems, cryptography.
Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Research on the biomechanical and biochemical properties of proteins, development of new experimental and diagnostic approaches based on single-molecule manipulation and detection techniques, as well as application of these tools to study cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Chao Zhou Electrical & Computer Engineering Development of Optical Coherence Microscopy (OCT) technologies. Extensive experience in the field of biomedical optical imaging and the development and validation of novel modalities for the imaging of humans and animals ranging from measuring the brain function to monitoring cancer treatments. Real time generation of insitu 3D images of tissue morphology, function, and pathological status.