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Akram N. Alshawabkeh


Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, 
Office of the Dean

Geoenvironmental engineering, soil and groundwater remediation; electrokinetic and electrochemical processes; contaminant fate and transport environmental restoration

Joseph Ayers


Affiliated Faculty, 
jointly appointed in Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering

Development of underwater robots for civil infrastructure and explosive sensing; neurophysiology and behavior biomimetics

R. Edward Beighley


Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; remote sensing of the hydrologic cycle; hydrologic impacts of climate and/or land use change; flood hazard and risk assessment

Sunho Choi


Assistant Professor, 
Chemical Engineering

Demonstrating innovative processing strategies for nanostructured materials and functional hybrids engineered for challenging applications in clean and renewable energy

Jennifer Dy


Professor, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Machine learning; data mining; statistical pattern recognition; computer vision and image processing

Matthew J. Eckelman


Associate Professor and Associate Chair For Research, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering and sustainability; life cycle assessment; energy efficiency and emissions modeling; environmental assessment of bio and nanomaterials; material and energy use in urban buildings and infrastructure

Loretta A. Fernandez


Assistant Professor, 
jointly appointed in Civil and Environmental Engineering & Marine and Environmental Sciences

Environmental organic chemistry; passive sampling methods for organic contaminants in water and sediments; transport, transformation, and biological exchange of organic contaminants in the environment

Edgar D. Goluch


Associate Professor, 
Chemical Engineering

Detection of biomolecules at the nanoscale, specifically inside micro and nanofluidic channels. This is applied to a broad range of scientific fields including: biophysics, micro and systems biology, ecology, environmental sensing, and analytical instrumentation

Tarik Gouhier


Affiliated Faculty, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Theoretical Ecology

Jacqueline Griffin


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

health care resource allocation with multi-objective resource allocation models; modeling resiliency in complex systems; design and management of outpatient health care clinics; simulation: discrete event simulation and systems dynamics; deterministic and stochastic optimization

Carlos Hidrovo


Assistant Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems

David Kaeli


COE Distinguished Professor, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer architecture; GPUs; heterogeneous computing; performance analysis; security and information assurance; hardware reliability and recovery; Big Data analytics; workload characterization

Philip Larese-Casanova


Associate Professor, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental chemistry and mineralogy; transformation and remediation of water pollutants; nanomaterial sorbents for water treatment

Annalisa Onnis-Hayden


Teaching Professor, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Biological treatment processes; ecotoxicology and toxicity assessment; microbial population dynamics and ecology in engineered biological systems

Mark Patterson


Professor, 
jointly appointed in Marine and Environmental Sciences & Civil & Environmental Engineering

Development of autonomous underwater robots for civil infrastructure and marine sensing; decision support tools for gray/green infrastructure like tide gates; environmental fluid mechanics; biomechanics and mass transfer in living systems

Ameet Pinto


Assistant Professor, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Microbial ecology and physiology, drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, public health microbiology, molecular microbiology, 'omics analyses

Kai-Tak Wan


Professor, 
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Cellular biomechanics; water filtration; thin film adhesion and characterization; subsurface mechano-sensing; shell adhesion; fundamental intersurface forces

Ming L. Wang


COE Distinguished Professor, 
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Network-wide pavement and bridge deck inspections: sensor technology for infrastructure; saliva-based sensor technology for disease diagnosis and monitoring; structural health monitoring for bridges; subsurface fault detection using air-coupled GPR systems

Richard West


Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, 
Chemical Engineering

development of detailed microkinetic models for complex reacting systems; automating the discovery and calculation of reaction pathways; heterogeneous catalysis

Katherine S. Ziemer


Professor, 
Chemical Engineering

Education; engineering surfaces in order to integrate wide bandgap semiconductors with functional and multi-functional oxides, organic molecules, and/or biomaterials