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.

Regents Professors

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

[email protected]
480-965-9342
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 427
Mailcode 6106

Jerry Lin

Jerry Lin

Jerry Lin

Regents Professor

Chemical engineering

Research Interests

Inorganic membranes; membrane and separation processes, carbon dioxide capture; adsorption and energy storage

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-3316
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 281
Mailcode 6106

Named Professors

Werner Dahm

Werner Dahm

Werner Dahm
Founding Director, Security & Defense Systems Initiative (SDSI)
ASU Foundation Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

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

[email protected]
480-727-8598
Tempe Campus, ERC 293
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.

[email protected]
480-965-7471
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 242
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.

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
480-965-4112
Tempe Campus, ECG 303
Mailcode 6106

Sandwip Dey

Sandwip Dey

Sandwip Dey
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Processing science of nanoparticles, nanowires, and epitaxial/polycrystalline films of metals and ceramics by VLS, co-precipitation, sol-gel, MOCVD, and ALCVD and their integration into devices for electronics, energy, or theranostic platforms for neoplastic diseases.

[email protected]
480-965-7493
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 483
Mailcode 6106

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann

Marcus Herrmann
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.

[email protected]
480-965-7291
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 311
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.

[email protected]
480-965-2050
Tempe Campus, ECG 207
Mailcode 6106

Leila Ladani

Leila Ladani

Leila Ladani
Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Manufacturing process simulation and modeling and experiments, Additive manufacturing, Micro/nano manufacturing, Microelectronic packaging, Application of AI in manufacturing, Mechanic of metallic materials, Materials characterization, Fatigue and damage modeling and simulation

[email protected]
480-727-9785
Tempe Campus, GWC 548
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.

[email protected]
480-727-8938
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 259
Mailcode 6106

Mary Laura Lind

Mary Laura Lind

Mary Laura Lind
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.

[email protected]
480-727-8613
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 261
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.

[email protected]
480-965-6883
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 409
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-1484
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 411
Mailcode 6106

Alexandra Navrotsky

Shuaib Abdelrahman

Alexandra Navrotsky
Professor
Materials science and engineering
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Solid state chemistry, thermodynamics and structure of materials. Energy materials (fuel cells, batteries and water splitting), nuclear energy materials, hybrid inorganic/organic materials, zeolites, material stability on Earth and other planets.

[email protected]
480-965-5932
P.O. Box 871604
Tempe, AZ  85287-1604

David Nielsen

David Nielsen

David Nielsen
Professor
Undergraduate program chair, chemical engineering

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

[email protected]
480-965-4113
Tempe Campus, GWC 552
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-1625
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 463
Mailcode 6106

Gregory Raupp

Gregory Raupp

Gregory Raupp
Director, MacroTechnology Works (MTW)
Office of the Executive Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise Development
Professor, Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Reaction kinetics and mechanisms, surface and interface reactions, chemical reaction engineering with emphasis on high tech materials and micro/nano fabrication for flexible electronics and displays, environmentally-conscious manufacturing, novel biocompatible materials processing and device fabrication, photocatalysis, photocatalytic reactor analysis and design, air pollution control, indoor air purification and disinfection, electrochemical engineering, process dynamics and control, process design, active learning, cooperative/team learning, distance learning

[email protected]
480-965-1396
Tempe Campus, OKED
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-9476
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 425
Mailcode 6106

Sridhar Seetharaman

Sridhar Seetharaman
Professor
Vice Dean for Research and Innovation, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Research Interests
His research and teaching interests lie in Metals and Ceramics for Clean Energy Processes and Materials Processing through Clean Energy. He is also engaged in developing materials for harsh conditions.

[email protected]
TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9309

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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-2828
Tempe Campus, GWC 536
Mailcode 6106

Kiran Solanki

Kiran Solanki

Kiran Solanki
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.

[email protected]
480-965-1869
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 351
Mailcode 6106

Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires

Kyle Squires
Professor,
Dean – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering,
Vice Provost of Engineering, Computing and Technology

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.

[email protected]
480-965-2147
Tempe Campus, BYENG 650

Sefaattin Tongay

Sefaattin Tongay

Sefaattin Tongay
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Nanoscience, quantum materials, and nanotechnology. Nanomaterial design and synthesis, bulk crystal growth, novel quantum materials, epitaxial growth, 2D atomic layered materials, catalytic applications, atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopy, optical and Raman spectroscopy, electronic and optical materials, quantum transport, 2D polymers, metalorganic frameworks (MOFs), gas membrane separation, surface science

[email protected]
480-727-4301
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 283
Mailcode 6106

Cesar Torres

Cesar Torres
Professor
Undergraduate program chair, 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.

[email protected]
480-727-9689
Tempe Campus, GWC 548
Mailcode 6106

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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
480-965-4431
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 375
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

[email protected]
480-727-7032
Tempe Campus, GWC 466
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-0907
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 361
Mailcode 6106

Heather Emady

Heather Emady

Heather Emady
Associate Professor
Chemical engineering

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

[email protected]
480-727-3922
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 275
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-3954
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395E
Mailcode 6106

Matthew Green

Matt Green

Matthew Green
Associate 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

[email protected]
480-965-8051
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 277
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.

[email protected]
480-727-0042
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 359|
Mailcode 6106

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao
Associate 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.

[email protected]
480-965-4560
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 387
Mailcode 6106

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee

Hyunglae Lee
Associate 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

[email protected]
480-727-7463
Tempe Campus, ERC 373/ECE 116A
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.

[email protected]
480-965-7989
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 377
Mailcode 6106

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi

Hamid Marvi
Associate 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

[email protected]
480-727-4853
Tempe Campus, ERC 365
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-5599
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 253
Mailcode 6106

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet

Yulia Peet
Associate 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.

[email protected]
480-965-0735
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 379
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.

[email protected]
480-965-4363
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 357
Mailcode 6106

Yi Ren

Yi Ren

Yi Ren
Associate Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

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

[email protected]
480-727-7009
Tempe Campus, GWC 464
Mailcode 6106

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski

Konrad Rykaczewski
Associate 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.

[email protected]
480-727-2050
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 309
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.

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
(480) 965-4124
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 307

Mailcode 1604

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

[email protected]
(480) 965-4777
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 393A
Mailcode 1604

Assistant Professors

Abhinav Acharya

Abhinav Acharya

Abhinav Acharya
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Immunoengineering, Biomaterial platforms, Drug delivery, Cellular engineering, Global health, Nanotechnology, Vaccine design

[email protected]
480-727-2632
Tempe Campus, GWC 550
Mailcode 6106

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Computational modeling of microstructure and defects’ evolution, Structure-processing correlations, Phase transformations, Deformation-reaction-convection couplings and pattern formation in materials processing and geoprocesses.

[email protected]
480-965-4541
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 265
Mailcode 6106

Hamed Arami

Hamed Arami

Hamed Arami
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Novel bioelectronic materials as brain-machine interfaces, materials science, bioelectronics, nanotechnology and molecular brain imaging

Julianne Holloway

Julianne Holloway

Julianne Holloway
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Biomaterial design, tissue engineering, polymers, biomechanics, biomimetic materials, drug delivery and orthopedic applications

[email protected]
480-727-3843
Tempe Campus, ERC 273
Mailcode 6106

Qijun Hong

Qijun Hong

Qijun Hong
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Calculations of melting temperature, heat of fusion, heat capacity, thermal expansion, enthalpy, and diusion, via first principles molecular dynamics simulations, with applications in materials screening and discovery.

[email protected]

Tempe Campus

Kailong Jin

Shuaib Abdelrahman

Kailong Jin
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Polymer design and synthesis, Polymer processing and engineering, Additive manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing), Fiber manufacturing, Sustainable polymers, Chemical upcycling of waste plastics, Multilayered polymer films, Polymer nanocomposites, Nanoporous polymers (e.g., covalent organic frameworks), Stimuli-responsive materials, Vitrimers, Dynamic covalent chemistries

[email protected]
Office: ERC 289 / GWC 635
480-965-4557
Tempe Campus, ERC 289
Mailcode 6106

Wonmo Kang

Wonmo Kang

Wonmo Kang
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Biomaterials/Biomechanics for understanding of injury and wound healing mechanisms and characterization of functional materials for energy/manufacturing applications.

[email protected]
(480) 727-4520
Tempe Campus, GWC 536
Mailcode 6106

Layla Khalifehzadeh

Layla Khalifehzadeh

Layla Khalifehzadeh
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Flexible Bioelectronic Devices, Biodegradable Soft Polymeric Materials, Biomaterials and Implantable and Wearable Sensors for Precision Health

[email protected]
Tempe Campus, GWC 536
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

[email protected]
480-727-8083
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 389
Mailcode 6106

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon

Beomjin Kwon
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Energy transport and conversion physics, machine learning, optimization, and additive manufacturing, with applications in heat exchangers, thermoelectric generators, and materials.

[email protected]
480-965-3707
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 363
Mailcode 6106

Xiangjia Li

Xiangjia Li

Xiangjia Li
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Multi-scale nanocomposite printing with bioinspired design methodologies and programmable functional materials for potential applications in microfluidic devices, biomedical devices, and flexible sensors.

[email protected]
480-727-8612
Tempe Campus, ERC 457
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

[email protected]
480-965-2724
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 465
Mailcode 6106

Linqin Mu

Linqin Mu

Linqin Mu
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Designing advanced cathode materials for both lithium and sodium-ion batteries, understanding degradation mechanisms in batteries, synchrotron radiation characterizations

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.

[email protected]
480-965-2673
Tempe Campus, ERC 257
Mailcode 6106

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian

Qiong Nian
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Nanomanufacturing, additive manufacturing, laser-based material processing, laser matter interaction and physics simulation, inkjet printing of functional materials, and 2D materials fabrication for energy storage and bio-sensors.

[email protected]
480-965-4543
Tempe Campus, ECD D119
Mailcode 6106

Gokul Pathikonda

Shuaib Abdelrahman

Gokul Pathikonda 
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Gokul Pathikonda is an assistant professor in School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. He works on fluid mechanical problems related to aerospace, atmospheric and chemical industrial applications. His expertise is in application of laser-based non-intrusive diagnostics to optimally investigate fundamental turbulent phenomena. He was previously a researcher at Georgia Tech, University of Notre Dame and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus

Sandhya Susarla

Sandhya Susarla

Sandhya Susarla
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Electron microscopy, condensed matter physics, quantum materials: two-dimensional materials and oxides

[email protected]
Tempe Campus
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.

[email protected]
480-965-5109
Tempe Campus, GWC 570
Mailcode 6106

Renxuan Xie

Candace Chan
Renxuan Xie
Assistant Professor
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Developing sustainable processing methods for multifunctional polymers as next-generation polymers in the health and energy industry.

[email protected]
602-543-4479
Tempe Campus, C289 Biodesign Building C

Zhe Xu

Zhe Xu

Zhe Xu 
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Dr. Xu’s research interests include control theory, formal methods (temporal logics), and reinforcement learning, with applications to learning and control of autonomous systems such as robotic systems, biological systems, and power systems.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus

Sui Yang

Sui Yang

Sui Yang 
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Optical and electromagnetic materials, metamaterials and metasurfaces, artificial nanostructures, synthesis and self-assembly, nanoscience, photonics and optoelectronics, light-matter interactions at the nano- and quantum level, optical imaging, photochemistry and spectroscopy.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus