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Tenured and tenure-track faculty

Making transformational and technological advancements

The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy continues to make transformational, technological advancements to elevate Arizona State University’s academic enterprise. Our faculty of esteemed engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists and teachers enhance our national reputation for innovation through significant awards and achievements. We rely on our interdisciplinary leaders who break boundaries to produce research that improves quality of life for all.

The combination of our award-winning faculty, interdisciplinary research and nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs – in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, social energy engineering and commercialization – continues to attract top students from across the country.

Regent’s Professors

Ronald Adrian

Ron Adrian

Ronald Adrian
Regents’ Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Turbulence, experimental fluid mechanics, laser diagnostics laser instrumentation micro detonation.

rjadrian@asu.edu
480-965-6469
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 342
Mailcode 6106

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay
Regents’ Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Adaptive structures, structural health monitoring, composites, multiscale analysis, multidisciplinary design optimization and reduced order modeling

aditi@asu.edu
480-965-9342
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 427
Mailcode 6106

Jerry Lin

Jerry Lin

Jerry Lin
Regents’ Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Synthesis and characterization of inorganic membranes and applications of membranes for energy processes including hydrogen productions, air separation, and carbon dioxide capture; adsorption and energy storage.

jerry.lin@asu.edu
480-965-7769
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 325
Mailcode 6106

President’s Professors

James Adams

James Adams

James Adams
President’s professor
Undergraduate program chair, materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Atomic-scale computer simulation to understand the structure, properties, processing and design of materials.

Jim.Adams@asu.edu
480-965-3316
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 281
Mailcode 6106

Named Professors

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman
Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor in Solid State Science
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Semiconductor, superconductor and dielectric materials, thin film materials synthesis, materials characterization, electronic structure.

Nathan.Newman@asu.edu
480-727-6934
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 493
Mailcode 6106

Professors

Terry Alford

Terry Alford

Terry Alford
Associate Director
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Materials properties for low-power electronics and novel integrated-circuit components formation and adhesion of sol-gel metal systems for biomedical applications.

TA@asu.edu
480-965-7471
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 242
Mailcode 6106

Nik Chawla

Nik Chawla

Nik Chawla
Ira A. Fulton Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Mechanical behavior and microstructural characterization of materials; fatigue, and fracture behavior of materials.

nchawla@asu.edu
480-965-2402
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 285
Mailcode 6106

Peter Crozier

Peter Crozier

Peter Crozier
Professor
Graduate program chair, materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Synthesis, characterization and evolution of nanomaterials and nanostructures related to energy and the environment; atomic level characterization of materials for applications to energy production; photocatalysis for energy production.

peter.crozier@asu.edu
480-965-2934
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 251
Mailcode 6106

Lenore Dai

Lenore Dai

Lenore Dai
School Director
Professor, Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Surface, interfacial, and colloidal science with emphases on functionalizing nanoparticles and liquid-liquid interfaces; environmentally responsive (“smart”) materials; novel polymers and polymer composites; rheology

lenore.dai@asu.edu
480-965-4112
Tempe Campus, ECG 303
Mailcode 6106

Sandwip Dey

Sandwip Day

Sandwip Dey
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Adsorbents, catalysts and membranes for sustainable energy and clean water applications

sandwip.dey@asu.edu
480-965-7493
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 483
Mailcode 6106

Hanqing Jiang

Hanqing Jiang

Hanqing Jiang
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Modeling and experiments of heterogeneous hard and soft materials, elastomeric materials for thin films on soft substrates, lithium ion batteries, gels and electronics.

hanqing.jiang@asu.edu
480-965-1483
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 313
Mailcode 6106

Stephen Krause

Stephen Krause

Stephen Krause
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Engineering education, engineering outreach to K-12, education materials characterization.

skrause@asu.edu
480-965-2050
Tempe Campus, ECG 207
Mailcode 6106

Jian Li

Jian Li

Jian Li
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Design and synthesis of organic semiconductor materials, study of the structure and electrical and optical properties of organic and inorganic molecules.

jian.li.1@asu.edu
480-727-8938
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 259
Mailcode 6106

Yongming Liu

Yongming Liu

Yongming Liu
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, probabilistic computational mechanics, risk assessment and management, multi-physics damage modeling and structural durability, multi-scale uncertainty quantification and propagation, imaging-based experimental testing, diagnostics and prognostics.

Yongming.Liu@asu.edu
480-965-6883
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 419
Mailcode 6106

James Middleton

James Middleton

James Middleton
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Student learning of mathematical concepts; motivation and mathematics learning; application of technology to mathematics teaching and learning.

james.middleton@asu.edu
480-965-1233
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 381
Mailcode 6106

Marc Mignolet

Marc Mignolet

Marc Mignolet
Professor
Graduate program chair, aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Structural dynamics, vibrations, modeling of uncertainty in structures, stochastic multiscale analyses.

marc.mignolet@asu.edu
480-965-1484
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 411
Mailcode 6106

Pedro Peralta

Pedro Peralta

Pedro Peralta
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Mechanics of materials, fatigue and fracture of metallic alloys, dynamic and shock loading of metallic and intermetallic materials with emphasis on effects of anisotropy and grain boundaries on mechanical behavior and failure.

pperalta@asu.edu
480-965-2849
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 351
Mailcode 6106

Patrick Phelan

Patrick Phelan

Patrick Phelan
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Sustainable cooling systems, thermal energy utilization & management, buildings of the future, smart manufacturing, and energy policy.

phelan@asu.edu
480-965-1625
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 463
Mailcode 6106

Kaushal Rege

Kaushal Rege

Kaushal Rege
Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Molecular and nanoscale bioengineering, drug and gene delivery, nanobiotechnology, theranostics, synergistic therapeutics, sub-cellular delivery, biological separation.

kaushal.rege@asu.edu
480-727-8616
Tempe Campus, GWC 616
Mailcode 6106

Daniel Rivera

Daniel Rivera

Daniel Rivera
Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Control systems engineering with emphasis on system identification and advanced control concepts applied to process systems, supply chain management, and behavioral health.

daniel.rivera@asu.edu
480-965-9476
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 425
Mailcode 6106

Karl Sieradzki

Karl Sieradzki

Karl Sieradzki
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Mechanical properties and characterization of materials; electrochemistry and alloy corrosion; nanoporous materials; surface science.

karl.sieradzki@asu.edu
480-965-8990
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395A
Mailcode 6106

Michael Sierks

Michael Sierks

Michael Sierks
Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Develop antibody based therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease. Other areas of investigation include ligand/receptor interactions, catalytic antibodies and enzyme interactions.

sierks@asu.edu
480-965-2828
Tempe Campus, GWC 536
Mailcode 6106

Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires
Professor and Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Research Interests
Computational engineering; turbulence simulation and modeling (DNS, LES, hybrid methods); particle-laden flows; engineering education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research.

squires@asu.edu
480-965-2147
Tempe Campus, BYENG 650

Associate Professors

Jean Andino

Jean Andino

Jean Andino
Associate Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Air pollution and energy, air pollutant sensing and control, chemical kinetics

jean.andino@asu.edu
480-965-0199
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 475
Mailcode 6106

Spring Berman

Spring Berman

Spring Berman
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Modeling, analysis, control, and optimization of multi-robot systems including robotic swarms; analysis of collective behaviors in biology and biologically-inspired control of distributed systems

Spring.Berman@asu.edu
480-965-4431
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 375
Mailcode 6106

Veronica Burrows

Veronica Burrows

Veronica Burrows
Associate Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Engineering Education (reflective practice; design learning; concept inventories); Applied Surface Science (surface chemistry of semiconductors; chemical sensors, Chemical Mechanical Planarization).

burrows@asu.edu
480-965-4557
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 289
Mailcode 6106

Ronald Calhoun

Ronald Calhoun

Ronald Calhoun
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Remote sensing of environmental flows, atmospheric boundary layers and wind energy systems for climate studies

ron.calhoun@asu.edu
480-727-7032
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 305
Mailcode 6106

Candace Chan

Candace Chan

Candace Chan
Associate Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors; electrochemical energy storage, solar-to-fuel photoelectrochemistry, nanomaterial synthesis.

candace.chan@asu.edu
480-727-8614
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 38
Mailcode 6106

Kangping Chen

Kangping Chen

Kangping Chen
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fluid mechanics and interfacial phenomena applied to flows in porous media, hydraulic fracture, multiphase flow and heat transfer.

k.p.chen@asu.edu
480-965-0907
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 361
Mailcode 6106

Erica Forzani

Erica Forzani

Erica Forzani
Associate Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Chemical and biosensors, non-invasive sensors, sensor integration, wireless and lab-on-cell-phone sensors, microfluidics.

Erica.Forzani@asu.edu
480-965-9058
Tempe Campus, Biodesign Institute B130D
Mailcode 6106

Cody Friesen

Cody Friesen

Cody Friesen
Associate Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Integrated storage devices (batteries); electrochemical energy storage; surface science.

cfriesen@asu.edu
480-965-3954
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395E
Mailcode 6106

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Fluid mechanics; modeling and numerical simulation of atomization processes in turbulent multiphase flows; numerical methods for discontinuous interfaces; Richtmyer-Meshkov instability; numerical methods for massively parallel computer systems; premixed and partially premixed combustion.

marcus.herrmann@asu.edu
480-965-7291
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 311
Mailcode 6106

Huei-Ping Huang

Huei-Ping Huang

Huei-Ping Huang
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Climate modeling and predication; remote sensing and environmental predication; geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics.

hp.huang@asu.edu
480-727-0042
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 359|
Mailcode 6106

Taewoo Lee

Taewoo Lee

Taewoo Lee
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Energy system analysis, thermal and fluid process characterization, and fuel property measurements for energy systems.

attwl@asu.edu
480-965-7989
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 377
Mailcode 6106

Mary Laura Lind

Mary Laura Lind

Mary Laura Lind
Associate professor
Graduate program chair, chemical engineering

Research Interests
Advance membrane materials – formation, structure, property, performance – for applications in water purification, energy production, and energy storage.

mllind@asu.edu
480-727-8613
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 261
Mailcode 6106

David Nielsen

David Nielsen

David Nielsen
Associate Professor
Undergraduate program chair, chemical engineering

Research Interests
Developing microbial platforms and biotechnologies to convert renewable resources into useful fuels and chemicals.

David.R.Nielsen@asu.edu
480-965-4113
Tempe Campus, GWC 552
Mailcode 6106

Jay Oswald

Jay Oswald

Jay Oswald
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Computational mechanics: finite element methods, molecular dynamics, and multiscale methods for applications in MEMS, material failure analysis, and material design.

joswald1@asu.edu
480-965-4317
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 353
Mailcode 6106

Matthew Peet

Matthew Peet

Matthew Peet
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Analysis and control of dynamic systems including development of optimization-based tools for nonlinear differential equations; systems with hybrid, nonlinear and decentralized dynamics; sparse interconnection and delayed feedback; and models of tumor growth with emphasis on therapy.

mpeet@asu.edu
480-965-5599
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 253
Mailcode 6106

Jagannathan Rajagopalan

Jagannathan Rajagopalan

Jagannathan Rajagopalan
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Mechanics of nanoscale materials and biological systems. Understanding the synthesis-structure-property relationships of nanocrystalline metals and alloys for optimization of the microstructure of nanocrystalline materials to enhance their mechanical properties and functionality; mechanics of cells and biological systems.

Jagannathan.Rajagopalan@asu.edu
480-965-4363
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 357
Mailcode 6106

Kiran Solanki

Kiran Solanki

Kiran Solanki
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Multiscale modeling (First principles, molecular mechanics/dynamics, crystal plasticity, continuum scale), grain boundary engineering, uncertainty analysis, fatigue and fracture, high strain rate deformation, optimization, and stress analysis.

Kiran.Solanki@asu.edu
480-965-1869
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 351
Mailcode 6106

Cesar Torres

Cesar Torres
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Microbial electrochemistry fermentations, and photosynthetic production of biofuels. Develop microbiological technologies that provide energy or high value chemicals to society; engineer microorganisms to carry out reactions that are difficult or impossible through other chemical routes.

cit@asu.edu
480-727-9689
Tempe Campus, GWC 548
Mailcode 6106

Liping Wang

Liping Wang

Liping Wang
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Selective control of thermal emission/absorption using meta-materials for energy harvesting. Near-field radiation heat transfer enhancement between meta-materials for thermophotovoltaic. Plasmonic-enhanced light trapping in Si thin film or Si nanowire arrays for photovoltaic. Nanophotonics, thermal system modeling, electronic cooling and optical characterization.

Liping.Wang@asu.edu
480-727-8615
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 327
Mailcode 6106

Robert Wang

Robert Wang

Robert Wang
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Thermal energy conversion, storage, and transport in nanostructured materials; thermoelectric power generation; thermal storage media; heat transfer, and phonon optics. Custom-design of colloidal nanoparticles, chemical precursors

rywang@asu.edu
(480) 965-4124
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 307

Valana Wells

Valana Wells

Valana Wells
Associate professor
Undergraduate program chair, aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Computational acoustics; rotary-wing aeroacoustics; noise control; rotorcraft design; aeronautical engineering education

Valana@asu.edu
(480) 965-4777
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 393A

Assistant Professors

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Phase-field method, Pattern formation, Machine learning, Phase Transformations, Electromigration, Self-organization in soft matter, Vapor deposition.

Kumar.Ankit@asu.edu
480-965-4541
Tempe Campus,
Mailcode 6106

Heather Emady

Heather Emady

Heather Emady
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Particulate process and product design, particle technology, granulation, granular flow, granular heat transfer, particle characterization, multiscale modeling

Heather.Emady@asu.edu
480-727-3922
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 275
Mailcode 6106

Matthew Green

Matt Green

Matthew Green
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Polymer design and synthesis, Ion-containing block copolymers, water purification and desalination, Ion and water transport through polymer membranes. drug and gene delivery, polymer-based immunostimulatory cancer therapeutics

mdgreen8@asu.edu
480-965-8051
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 277
Mailcode 6106

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Computational materials design; microstructure and effective properties of heterogeneous materials; multifunctional composites design and modeling; granular materials; biomaterials.

yang.jiao.2@asu.edu
480-965-4560
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 387
Mailcode 6106

Jeonglae Kim

Jeonglae Kim

Jeonglae Kim
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Large-eddy simulation of high-speed turbulent flows with multi-physics, aeroacoustics, flow control and optimization

jeokim@asu.edu
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Energy Transport and conversion in complex geometries, thermoelectric power generation, thermal management, microcantilever based sensors, addidtive manufacturing, MEMS.

kwon@asu.edu
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Physical human-robot interaction, neuromuscular control of human movement, robot-aided neurorehabilitation, bio-inspired robotics, system identification for physiological systems

Hyunglae.Lee@asu.edu
480-727-7463
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Bio-inspired robotics; bio-inspired design; mechanics of animal locomotion; active control of friction, adhesion, and drag forces; smart materials and structures; soft robotics; magnetic micro-robotics

hmarvi@asu.edu
480-727-4853
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Ryan Milcarek

Ryan Milcarek

Ryan Milcarek
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Advanced energy conversion, micro-tubular flame assisted fuel cells (mT-FFCs), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), microcombustion, two-stage combustors, micro cogeneration, building energy modeling, energy systems modeling and simulation

Ryan.Milcarek@asu.edu
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Bin Mu

Bin Mu

Bin Mu
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Design and synthesis of nanostructured porous materials – metal organic frameworks – for nanoengineered platforms energy storage, greenhouse gases capture, sensing and detection.

bmu@asu.edu
480-965-7939
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 263
Mailcode 6106

Christopher Muhich

Christopher Muhich

Christopher Muhich
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Quantum chemistry, solid state physics, density functional theory, renewable energy, metal oxide design, redox reactions, solar energy, solar thermal water and carbon dioxide splitting, photocatalysis, organic pollutant degradation, defect engineering.

Christopher.Muhich@asu.edu
480-965-2673
Tempe Campus, ERC 257
Mailcode 6106

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Laser based advanced manufacturing and material processing, laser matter interaction and physical simulation. Advanced roll to roll and inject printing of transparent conductive films for photovoltaics and TFT application. 3D structures fabrication for energy storage and bio-sensors.

Qiong.Nian@asu.edu
480-965-4543
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Research goals of our group are to investigate behavior of complex engineering and physical systems by developing and applying advanced high-performance computational tools combining different physical models through multicode/multiphysics coupling and integrative simulations on massively parallel computers.

ypeet@asu.edu
480-965-0735
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 379
Mailcode 6106

Yi Ren

Yi Ren

Yi Ren
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Dr. Ren’s current research interests include optimization, product/configuration design, human-computer interaction and machine learning.

yiren@asu.edu
480-727-7009
Tempe Campus, GWC 464
Mailcode 6106

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Measurement of nano/microscale mechanisms underlying thermofluidic and interfacial phenomena for design of nanoengineered solutions that enhance macroscale performance of a variety of industrial applications including energy systems, thermal desalination, and transportation systems.

konradr@asu.edu
480-727-2050
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 327A
Mailcode 6106

Sefaattin Tongay

Sefaattin Tongay
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Tongay’s research focuses on synthesis of next generation low-dimensional materials and understanding their optical, electrical, mechanical, and magnetic properties using state-of-art experimental and theoretical techniques. Research aims at incorporating these unusual materials in unique applications that are otherwise unattainable using conventional materials.

Sefaattin.Tongay@asu.edu
480-727-4301
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 283
Mailcode 6106

Arul Varman

Arul Varman

Arul Varman
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for the sustainable production of chemicals, fuels, and pharmaceuticals from renewable resources.

Arul.M.Varman@asu.edu
480-965-5109
Tempe Campus, Mailcode 6106

Qing Hua Wang

Qing Hua Wang

Qing Hua Wang
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Nanostructured materials, 2D atomic layered materials, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, electronic materials, self-assembled monolayers, scanning probe microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, materials synthesis, nanofabrication, surface science, materials chemistry

qhwang@asu.edu
480-965-0070
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 377
Mailcode 6106

Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong

Sze Zheng Yong
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Design, analysis, control and estimation of hybrid dynamical systems, with applications to robotic and cyber-physical systems; intention-aware autonomous systems; resilient and fault-tolerant systems.

szyong@asu.edu
(480) 965-7970
Tempe Campus, Mailcode 6106