Faculty

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

My research interests lie at the intersection of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, and coupled fluid/particle/solute transport phenomena. Specifically, my recent research has emphasized the manipulation of such coupled transport dynamics to manipulate suspended colloidal particles and biomaterials for fundamental soft matter science and biomedical and microfluidic applications.
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Professor of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science
School of Engineering

My research interests lie broadly in the areas of computer system design, electronic design automation, and digital circuit design. In particular, my research focuses on developing new approaches to reduce power dissipation and improve reliability in high-performance processors, including embedded multiprocessors and nanocomputing systems. My recent interests have led me to consider design of robotic systems and how they can benefit from energy-efficient design techniques.
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Glycoscience using materials. Dendritic, polymer and nanoparticles probes for cell-surface carbohydrate recognition. Biophysical characterization of carbohydrate recognition phenomena relevant to cell wall assembly in myelin, plants, and bacteria.
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E. Paul Sorenson Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering
Computational engineering and sciences, with emphasis on geometrically exact methods in mechanics of solids, structures, fluids, and coupled problems such as fluid-structure interaction; Multiphysics simulation at multiple spatial scales, including micro and nano scales.
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Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs for the School of Engineering, Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Semiconductor nanostructures and epitaxy, pattern-driven quantum dot growth; direct nanoelectronic detection of redox reactions; nanoscale sensing and control of biological processes.
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Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Neuroengineering with microelectronics to interface, bidirectionally, with the nervous system. Microdevice packaging.
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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Computer simulation of the mechanical behavior of structural, electronic and biological materials.
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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Micro and nanoscale fluid mechanics; active matter, bacterial motility and biophysics; experimental techniques for high resolution micro and nanscale fluid mechanics.
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Otis Everett Randall University Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Microstructures at the nano and micro scale, mechanical properties of advanced materials, and corrosion and environmental cracking of structural materials.
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Evolution of surfaces and thin film structures, non-equilibrium processing (growth, ion bombardment); self-assembled nanostructures; real-time diagnostics (stress, roughness, surface and interface morphology, defect formation); simulation and modeling.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
Quantum dots, perovskites, nanomaterials synthesis and self-assembly, hybrid superstructures with multi-functionalities, optical nanocrytsals for photocatalysis, bio-imaging and sensing, solar energy harvesting and conversion, and next-generation display

Rush C. Hawkins University Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Professor of Engineering (Research)
School of Engineering

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Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry and Engineering, Professor Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
Chemistry

Interest in how nanoscale particles interact with the environment and living systems, drawing on both synthetic chemistry for the preparation and control of novel nanophase systems as well as physical chemistry for the investigation of their unusual behavior.
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Assistant Professor of Engineering, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
School of Engineering

Molecular and cellular interactions in tissue engineering for cardiac regeneration; extracellular matrix biology; signal transduction pathways for cardiac maturation and vascularization
Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sci

Experimental geophysics (seismic attenuation; transient and steady-state flow of minerals and rock); experimental petrology (structure and dynamics of silicate melts and glasses; phase equilibria; solid-state reactions; non-equilibrium thermodynamics); application of petrology/geochemistry to the design and analysis of engineering materials
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Associate Professor of Medical Science, Associate Professor of Engineering, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 

Micro/nano-mechanical characterization of biological samples; Hyper-compliant particle development and applications.
Professor of Physics
Physics

Topological matter and its applications in quantum information science, quantum wires, nanomagnets, spintronics, soft matter in random porous media.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Nano and micro mechanics of soft matter, cell-material interactions, and cell adhesion. Molecular mechanisms of mechanosensing in cells.
Walter H. Annenberg Professor Emeritus of Engineering
School of Engineering

Semiconductor nanostructures and epitaxy, pattern-driven quantum dot growth; direct nanoelectronic detection of redox reactions; nanoscale sensing and control of biological processes.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Computational kinetics; combustion; heterogeneous catalysis; energetic materials; reactive flow.
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Experimental mechanics at nano and micro-scales; biologically inspired contact mechanics, adhesion and friction; guided assembly and surface engineering.
Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering, Associate Director of Engineering Programs
School of Professional Studies

Nano-structured polymers for soft tissue engineering. novel methods in science education, nanotechnology classroom outreach.
James R. Rice Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Theoretical and computational mechanics of soft materials and amphorous media.
Associate Professor of Medical Science, Associate Professor of Engineering
Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology 

Nanomaterials for nerve growth: biomimetic and 3D materials; in vitro platforms for studying nerve development and nerve regeneration at the nanoscale.
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Environmental nanotechnology, 2D materials, graphene-based materials, biological interactions of nanomaterials, material safety by design, smart fabric technologies.
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Professor of Medical Science
Bio Med Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Nanotoxicology, cellular interactions with nanomaterials, biocompatibility of nanomaterials .
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Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Theoretical and experimental mechanics problems related to contact, adhesion, and fracture of solids. Determining how nano- to micro-scale structure affects macro-scale contact and fracture behaviors.
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Nanomechanics, AFM nanometrology, Nanotribology.
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Barrett Hazeltine University Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies, Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Electronic materials; processing and properties of electronic films at the nanoscale; nanoscale characterization by scanning probe techniques; oxide thermoelectrics; scaling flexoelectric and piezoelectric materials to nanodimensions; flexible electronics; electronic properties of nanoscale heterostructures; physics of nanoscale electrical contacts.
Senior Lecturer in Engineering
School of Engineering

Porous structures in stacked, crumpled and pillared graphene 3D materials for their application in catalysis, separation and gas storage. Bulk solid graphene oxide safety.
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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Defects in crystalline solids, their motion, interaction and consequences on deformation; mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline materials; experimental techniques for defect characterization.
Sorensen Family Dean of the School of Engineering, professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Nanoscale communications and communication circuits and devices at nanoscale dimensions.
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Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Biomedical optics; Neuroengineering; Restoring vision in blind patients by using nanoparticles and laser;  In vivo imaging of the effect of nanoparticle-based therapeutics; Microscopic imaging of nanomaterial interaction with tissue.

Assistant Professor of Physics
Physics

Combining quantum transport measurement with nano-scale fabrication methods and van der Waals heterostructure technique to engineer novel quantum states of matter in 2D material heterostructures. Investigate the interplay between topology, symmetry and electron correlation in low dimensional confinement.
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Professor of Physics
Physics

Phase transitions in superconducting wire networks, micro-coil ac magnetic susceptibility of quantum materials and vortex matter, colloidal matter physics.
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Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science, Professor of Neuroscience, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science
Bio Med Neuroscience

Nanomaterial interactions with ion channels and effects on neuronal signaling.
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Professor Emeritus, Professor of Physics (Research)
Physics

Acoustic measurements on thin films and nanostructures, development of an ultra-high resolution acoustic microscope, imaging the motion of single electrons in liquid helium.
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Professor of Physics
Physics

Theory and simulation of quantum matter, including out of equilibrium properties, strong correlations, topology, and entanglement.
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Professor of Medical Science, Graduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program, Professor of Engineering
Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 

Biomaterial, bioadhesion, drug and gene delivery, nanomedicine, oral delivery of proteins, micro and nanoencapsulation, polymer morphology, polymer prolusion, liquid crystals.
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Professor of Physics
Physics

Nuclear magnetic resonance of nanoscale inhomogeneity, magnetic nanoparticles, and molecules.

Daniel Mittleman
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy of condensed matter systems in the terahertz range; nanometer-scale terahertz near-field spectroscopy and imaging; terahertz magneto-optics.
Professor of Medical Science, Graduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program, Professor of Engineering
Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology
 

3D cell culture and in vitro micro-tissues for testing the toxicity and therapeutic potential of nano-materials.
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L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
School of Engineering

Nanophotonics, active electronic nanomaterials, and neuroenginering and neurotechnology including new approaches to interfacing the brain by nanoscale implantable devices.
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Associate Professor of Engineering, Associate Professor of Physics
School of Engineering

Silicon-based nanophotonics; optical and electrical properties of semiconductor quantum dots; metamaterials; periodic and quasiperiodic nanostructures in metal films; nanoengineered materials and devices for optical communications, biochemical sensing and energy harvesting solutions.
 
Otis Everett Randall University Professor of Engineering, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation
School of Engineering

Ceramic and their coatings and composites, engineered nanowires, thin films, nanostructures,  carbon nanotubes and graphene.
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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Imaging and structure analysis at the nanoscale using electron microscopy, amorphous and nano-structured metal oxides for transparent, flexible, and large area electronics, transparent conducting oxide applications, (transparent) thin film transistors.
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Professor of Engineering, Professor of Chemistry
School of Engineering

Nanomaterial components in biofuel cells, photovoltaics, batteries; cellular scaffolds; genetically engineered machines; self-assembly of molecular solids.
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Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Earth, Environmental, and Planetart Sci

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Robert Pelcovits
Professor of Physics
Physics

Theory and simulation of soft matter including liquid crystals and liquid crystalline elastomers, confinement of nanoscale systems, topological defects, lipid membranes and vesicles.
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250th Anniversary Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Research areas focus on fate and transport of engineered nanomaterials in the environment, use of nanomaterials for reservoir characterization and enhanced oil recovery, engineered nanomaterial toxicity, use of nanomaterials for drinking water treatment.
Associate Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Catalysis design, electronic structure, and sustainable fuels.
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Assistant Professor of Physics
Physics
Neutron and x-ray scattering, quantum materials, magnetic materials, thermoelectric and multiferroic materials, mesoscale magnetic and electronic inhomogeneity, single crystal synthesis.
Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
School of Engineering

Soft condensed matter physics: liquid crystals; colloids; membranes; polymers; active matter; and low Reynolds flow, especially applied to swimming microorganisms.
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Stephen T. Onley Professor of Natural History, Professor of Biology, Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Bio Med Ecology & Evolutionary Biology  

Nanomaterial effects in evolutionary, ecological and environmental genomics; Drosophila population genetics, ecotoxicology; mitochondrial genetics and aging; oxidative stress.
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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Design and analysis of sub-100 nanometer integrated circuits, models of variations in nanoscale device performance, variation-tolerant designs and circuit fabrics.
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dean of the Faculty

Aerogels including gold and magnetic nanoparticles, photochemistry and catalysis related to nanoparticles, carbon nanoparticles.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
Green chemistry, catalysis, energy, stimuli-responsive catalysis and materials, sequence-specific and biodegradable polymers, electrochemistry, rare-earth metals.
    
Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Nanomaterials for bio-medical imaging applications and x-ray. Nano-microscopy using laboratory plasma x-ray sources.
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

Development and application of electronic structure techniques for describing strongly correlated, nano-, and biological materials; molecular and quantum computing.
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An Wang Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
School of Professional Studies

Nanowire decoders, nanowire encoding, nanoscale memory and logic, coded computation at the nanoscale.
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Professor of Chemistry
Chemisty

Functional nanoparticles for catalysis and for separation of low molecular weight compounds.
Professor of Pediatrics (Research), Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research)
Bio Med Pediatrics

Nanomaterial distribution in tissue and effects on pregnancy outcomes. 
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering

Nanomaterials synthesis, especially vapor phase methods, nanomechanical behavior of materials, nanocrystalline diamond films, nanostructured superhydrophobic surfaces, and nanocrystalline oxides for electrochemical applications.
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Assistant Professor of Engineering, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
School of Engineering

Biomaterials, drug delivery, regenerative medicine, self-assembly, active biomaterial coatings, bacterial biofilms, and stem cells.
Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Professor of Engineering
Physics

Nano-biophysics, nanopores and novel DNA sequencing strategies, nanofluidics and medical diagnostic applications, DNA-protein interactions, single-molecule biophysics, single-molecule polymer physics.
Newport Rogers Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics
Chemistry 

Ultrafast spectroscopy; dynamics of liquids, supercooled liquids, and glassy systems; disordered materials and clusters; energy relaxation and the molecular origins of friction.
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Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry,
Professor of Engineering
Chemistry

Nanomaterials synthesis and self-assembly, magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposite magnets, nanoparticle catalysis for energy and functional materials, nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
Professor of Physics
Physics

Nanoscale assembly and dynamics of the cytoskeletal protein filaments F-actin and microtubules, integrin mediated adhesion and migration of neutrophils and T-cells, molecular mechanisms of bacterial adhesion.
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Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Multifunctional optical nanoanennas, optical forces, optical vector fields, flat optics; nonlinear optical imaging techniques for quantative assessment of structurally complex tissue structures.

Professor of Engineering, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, Director of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering

Nanoparticle-based technologies for biomarker/protein identification and separation, biocompatible nanoparticles for bacterial lysis, new encapsulation procedures for drugs and chemical agents, transport through soft matter, disease diagnostics applications using microfluids and nanofluidics platform.
Professor of Physics
Physics

Quantum many body phenomena in nano-structured superconductors, nano-crystal array formation, magnetic manipulation of bio-molecular assemblies.
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Axel van de Walle 
Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Computational materials science, electronic structure calculations, thermodynamic modeling, accelerated molecular dynamics, high-temperature materials.
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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)
Bio Med Neuroscience 

Composite nanoscale structures for use in magnetic particle imaging, for image contrast and therapy agents for existing medical imaging modalities, and design of image acquisition and processing protocols to detect the presence of such agents.
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Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Chemistry

Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials in batteries;  Solid-state NMR  investigation of self-assembled nanostructural materials, nanoporosity and ion diffusion in batteries and super-capacitors.
Jesse H. and Louisa D. Sharp Metcalf Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Chemistry
Chemistry

Experimental and theoretical studies of the size-dependent electronic, chemical, and structural properties of isolated nanoclusters; Nanomaterials and nanocatalysis; spectroscopic characterization of solution molecules and multiply-charged anions in the gas phase.
Assistant Professor of Engineering, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
School of Engineering

Cancer biomaterials and biophysics, nanofabrication, 3D printing, microfluidics.
Professor of Physics, Chair of Physics, Professor of Engineering
Physics

Electron transport and magnetism in low dimensional systems such as metallic thin films, superlattices and ultrafine particles, physics of novel superconducting and magnetic nanostructures, high temperature superconductivity.
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Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32 University Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
School of Engineering

Quantum photonics, aperiodic optics, semiconductor lasers, molecular electro-optics, collective behavior of large coupled systems; carbon nanotube structures, synthesis of quantum-arrays, DNA conductivity, physics of redox processes in proteins and cells.
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Professor Emeritus of Physics
Physics

Dynamics of polymers and DNA through nanoscale restrictions, free energy landscapes of complex systems at nanoscale, nanotribology, dislocation generation and motion in heteroepitaxial systems.
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Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
School of Engineering
Semiconductor device physics and technology, tunneling and quantum effect devices, semiconductor-on-insulator devices, CMOS-compatible photodetectors and thin-film transistors, error-tolerant CMOS circuitry.
Professor of Medical Science
Bio Med Pathology & Laboratory Medicine  

Toxic effects of nanomaterials and catalytic metals, cancer cell-targeting application.
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Assistant Professor of Engineering (Research)
School of Engineering
Thin-films of perovskites and other emerging semiconductors; perovskite nanocrystals and their assembles; grain boundary phenomena at the nanoscale; nanoscale photovoltaics and optoelectronics; soft semiconductors; quantum electronics.
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Dean of the College, Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
Provost's Office
Near-field optics and nanophotonics, optical properties of nanostructured materials, metallic nanoparticles, atomic emission process and novel nanoscale light emitters.
Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry

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