Professor, Chemical engineering
Surface, interfacial, and colloidal science with emphases on functionalizing nanoparticles and liquid-liquid interfaces; environmentally responsive (“smart”) materials; novel polymers and polymer composites; rheology
Materials science and engineering
Materials properties for low-power electronics and novel integrated-circuit components formation and adhesion of sol-gel metal systems for biomedical applications.
Undergraduate program chairs
Undergraduate program chair, aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering
Computational acoustics; rotary-wing aeroacoustics; noise control; rotorcraft design; aeronautical engineering education
Graduate program chairs
Graduate program chair, materials science and engineering
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.
Aerospace and mechanical engineering
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.
Mary Laura Lind
Graduate program chair, chemical engineering
Advance membrane materials – formation, structure, property, performance – for applications in water purification, energy production, and energy storage.
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.