Faculty

Adams, James

President's Professor
Undergraduate Program Chair for Materials Science & Engineering

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

Adrian, Ronald

Regents' Professor
Ira A. Fulton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Member of National Academy of Engineering
Professor: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Alford, Terry

Associate Director and Professor
Materials Science & 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.

Andino, Jean

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Ankit, Kumar

Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Artemiadis, Panagiotis

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Design, development and control of robotic devices that will help and collaborate with humans in every-day life.

Berman, Spring

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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

Bocanegra, Luis

Professor of Practice
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Thermal sciences engineering education, lean manufacturing and process improvement

Burrows, Veronica

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).

Calhoun, Ronald

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

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

Cantwell, Elizabeth

Vice President for Research Development
Professor of Practice
Mechanical Engineering

Chan, Candace

Associate Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Chattopadhyay, Aditi

Regents' Professor
Ira A. Fulton Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Director, Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems (AIMS) Center

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

Chawla, Nik

Ira A. Fulton Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Chen, Kangping

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Crozier, Peter

Professor and Graduate Program Chair
Materials Science & 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.

Dahm, Werner

Founding Director, Security & Defense Systems Initiative (SDSI)
ASU Foundation Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Defense science and technology assessments/planning, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, turbulent flow...

Dai, Lenore

School Director
Professor
Chemical Engineering

Research Interests
Surface, interfacial, and colloidal science, rheology, nanoscale materials, synthesis of novel polymer composites and materials, functionalizing nanoparticles, particles, particle transport and mixing.

Deng, Shuguang

Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Dey, Sandwip

Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

Research Interests
Materials fabrication, characterization, and functionalization for electronics and biomedical (sensing) applications.

Emady, Heather

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Forzani, Erica

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Friesen, Cody

Associate Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Ganesh, Tirupalavanam

Associate Research Professor
Senior Sustainability Scientist

Research Interests
Engineering education, STEM, K-12 education, educational development, data analysis

Green, Matthew

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

Herrmann, Marcus

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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...

Hildreth, Owen

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Holloway, Julianne

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Research Interests
Tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics

Huang, Huei-Ping

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Jiang, Hanqing

Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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.

Jiao, Yang

Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Kosaraju, Srinivas

Lecturer
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Engineering Design, Optimization, Microchannels, Thermal Management, Renewable Energy

Krause, Stephen

Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Lee, Hyunglae

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Lee, Taewoo

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Li , Jian

Associate Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Lin, Jerry

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.

Lind, Mary Laura

Graduate Program Chair and Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Liu, Yongming

Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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...

Marvi, Hamid

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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

Middleton, James

Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Mignolet, Marc

Professor and Graduate Program Chair
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Mu, Bin

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.

Muhich, Christopher

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.

Nannenga, Brent

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Research Interests
Protein engineering, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy

Newman, Nathan

Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor in Solid State Science
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Nian, Qiong

Assistant Professor
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.

Nielsen , David

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Chair for Chemical Engineering

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

Oswald, Jay

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Patel, Jay

Lecturer
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Fatigue of structural composites in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Thermo-mechanical analysis of automobile and aerospace structures

Peet, Matthew

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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...

Peet, Yulia

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Research goals are to investigate behavior of complex engineering and physical systems by developing and applying advanced high-performance computational tools combining di fferent physical models...

Peralta, Pedro

Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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.

Phelan, Patrick

Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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

Rajagopalan, Jagannathan

Assistant Professor Aerospace Engineering, 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...

Raupp, Gregory

Director, MacroTechnology Works (MTW)
Office of the Executive Vice President
for Knowledge Enterprise Development
Chemical Engineering

Research Interests
Reaction kinetics and mechanisms, surface and interface reactions, chemical reaction engineering with emphasis on...

Ren, Yi

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Design optimization, product/configuration design, human-computer interaction and machine learning

Rege, Kaushal

Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Rivera, Daniel

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.

Rykaczewski, Konrad

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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...

Shah, Jami

Professor Emeritus
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Computer aided design and analysis, Design computing & software development, Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge based Systems (AI/KBS) applied to design/manufacturing problems...

Sieradzki, Karl

Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

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

Sierks, Michael

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.

Singh, Rakesh

Associate Professor Research
Materials Science & Engineering

Research Interests
Synthesis and characterization of superconductor-ferromagnetic heterostructures, photovoltaic materials, III-N semiconductors, high-Q microwave dielectrics and 2-gap superconductors

Solanki, Kiran

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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.

Squires, Kyle

Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Computational engineering; turbulence simulation and modeling; multiphase flows; engineering education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and research.

Takahashi, Timothy

Professor of Practice
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Fixed-wing aircraft design, aerodynamics, aircraftpPerformance, multi-disciplinary optimization, legal aspects of aviation.

Tongay, Sefaattin

Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering

Research Interests
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...

Torres, Cesar

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

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.

Trimble, Steven

Professor of Practice
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Power systems, solar energy and other renewable energy systems, gas turbines, reciprocating engines, reliability, maintainability, safety, product design, high-performance team dynamics &...

Varman, Arul

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

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

Wang, Liping

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, 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...

Wang, Qing Hua

Assistant Professor
Materials Science & 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

Wang, Robert

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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...

Wells, Valana

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Chair for Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

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

White, Daniel

Lecturer
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Yong, Sze Zheng

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace 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.

Zhuang, Houlong

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests
Machine learning in materials science, computational design of metal alloys, two-dimensional materials