Faculty

The following list reflects primarily the 2013/2014 faculty. Emeritus faculty, adjunct faculty, and lecturers are part-time faculty normally employed outside the University.

Murat Alanyali
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Middle East Technical University (Turkey); MS, Bilkent University (Turkey); PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Communication networks; performance analysis and optimization; stochastic systems; game theory, dynamic resource sharing in communication networks and distributed systems

Sean Andersson
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Cornell University; MS, Stanford University; PhD, University of Maryland
Research Interests: Systems and control theory with applications in nanobioscience, including scanning probe microscopy; robot motion planning and control; symbolic control

Dorothy Attaway
Director of Curricular Assessment and Improvement; Mechanical Engineering Coordinator for Special Programs; Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, University of South Carolina; MA, PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Educational methods; computer programming for engineers

John Baillieul
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MM, University of Waterloo (Canada); MS, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Robotics; control of mechanical systems; mathematic system theory; network science; networked control systems; information-based control

Lorena Barba
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile); MS, PhD, California Institute of Technology

Paul Barbone
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology; MS, PhD, Stanford University
Research Interests: Theoretical and computational (bio) mechanics; (bio) acoustics; medical ultrasound imaging; inverse problems; asymptotics; FEM; multiscale modeling, microstructure, theoretical and computational acoustics

Eytan Barouch
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Hebrew University (Israel); PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Research Interests: Simulation of industrial processes; numerical analysis; algorithm development

Soumendra Basu
Co-Associate Head, Division of Materials Science & Engineering; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Case Western Reserve University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Processing/structure/property relationships in environmental barrier; thermal barrier and tribological coatings; photonic, electronic, and superconducting thin films; fuel cells; environmental degradation of materials at elevated temperatures; structure and stability of interfaces; characterization of microstructure and phase transformations using electron microscopy techniques

Enrico Bellotti
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
LAUREA, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Computational electronics; theoretical and computational modeling of nitride semiconductor materials and devices based on II-VI compounds; power electronics; parallel computing

Calin Belta
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, MS, Universitatea Technica “Gh. Asachi,” lasi, Romania; MS, Louisiana State University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Verification and control of hybrid systems; robot motion planning and control; multi-agent systems; gene and metabolic networks

Thomas Bifano
Director, Center for Photonics Research; Fraunhofer Professor of Manufacturing Engineering; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, Duke University; PhD, North Carolina State University
Research Interests: Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); micro-mirror devices; adaptive optics; manufacturing of optical components; opthalmic imaging systems; fluidic microsystems; optical component manufacturing for telecommunication systems; ion beam machining; bioarray synthesis

Irving J. Bigio
Associate Chair of Graduate Programs, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Physics
BS, MS, PhD, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Medical applications of optics, lasers, and spectroscopy; biomedical optics and biophotonics; biomolecular dynamics; applied spectroscopy, especially to biomedical problems; nonlinear optics; quantum electronics; laser physics

Jacy Bird
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
ScB, Brown University; MEngSci, James Cook University (Australia); MS, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Fluid dynamics with a specific focus on the capillary dynamics of drops and bubbles. Combining experiments and theory, he investigates problems such as how drops spread on surfaces and how bubbles pop. Research is motivated by problems in a variety of fields, including health care (e.g., virus transfer via droplets), energy (e.g., boiling and condensation), and materials (e.g., foams).

David Bishop
Division Head, Division of Materials Science & Engineering; Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Physics
BS, Syracuse University; MS, PhD, Cornell University
Research Interests: Low-temperature physics; mechanical properties of materials at low temperatures; MEMS and NEMS; MEMS in lightwave networks

Natalia Broude
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MS, Moscow State University; PhD, DSci, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (Moscow)
Research Interests: Functional genomics; genome-wide methods for genome studies; bacterial internal organization

Richard C. Brower
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Research Professor of Physics
BA, MA, Harvard University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Multi-scale numerical algorithms for high-performance computing; research on lattice quantum field theory applied to Quantum Chromodynamics (the theory of the nuclear force), applied to new strong dynamics underlying the Higgs mechanism for electro-weak symmetry breaking and applied to the solution of graphene tight binding model; string theory in Anti de Sitter space for asymptotically high-energy collisions

Robert A. Brown
University President; Professor, College of Engineering
BS, MS, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of fluid mechanics; heat and mass transfer and interfacial phenomena associated with materials processing, especially melt crystal growth; polymer processing and coating deposition; fluid mechanics of viscoelastic fluids; analysis and numerical simulation of flow instabilities; prediction and characterization of microscopic changes in interface morphology during directional solidification; experimental measurement of microscale morphologies in melt/solid interfaces during solidification; efficient numerical solutions of transport problems, especially by finite element methods; modeling the dynamics of defects in crystalline semiconductors grown from the melt and in semiconductor processing

Mario Cabodi
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
MSci, Imperial College of Science and Technology (England); PhD, Cornell University
Research Interests: Micro- and nanofabrication applied to biomedical engineering problems

David K. Campbell
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BA, Harvard College; PhD, Cambridge University (UK)
Research Interests: General nonlinear phenomena and complex systems; novel electronic materials, including conducting polymers and organic and high Tc superconductors; electron transport in semiconductor superlattices

Charles R. Cantor
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
AB, Columbia University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Human genome analysis; molecular genetics; new biophysical tools and methodologies; genetic engineering (LOA)

Michael Caramanis
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Stanford University; MS, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Mathematical programming; control and stochastic systems; liberalization of electricity markets and design of market rules

Jeffrey B. Carruthers
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BEng, Carleton University (Canada); MS, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Photonic wireless communication; mobile and wireless networks; engineering education

Christos G. Cassandras
Division Head of Systems Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Yale University; MSEE, Stanford University; SM, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Discrete event and hybrid systems; stochastic control and optimization; computer and communication networks; wireless sensor networks; manufacturing systems; supply chain management; computer simulation; command-control systems

David A. Castañón
Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Co-Director, Center of Systems Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Tulane University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Systems theory; stochastic control; automated decision systems for dynamic resource scheduling; pattern recognition; estimation; image understanding; multi-object tracking; combinatorial optimization; parallel and distributed computation

Claudio Chamon
Professor of Astronomy, Physics
BE, University of Calcutta (India); MS, PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests: Theory of materials with complex electronic structure

H. Steven Colburn
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Hearing Research Center; Professor of Biomedical Engineering
SB, SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Measurement and modeling of binaural hearing performance; modeling the activity of auditory brainstem neurons; measurement and modeling of spatial attributes of sound perception; speech intelligibility in complex sound environments: the effects of hearing impairments on binaural abilities

Daniel C. Cole
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, University of Connecticut; PhD, City University of New York
Research Interests: Simulation of physical processes to aid micro and nano electronic technology development and manufacturability; microlithography, electromagnetics, and intellectual property

James Collins
Co-Director, Center for BioDynamics; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor of Systems Engineering
BA, College of the Holy Cross; PhD, University of Oxford (England)
Research Interests: Synthetic biology; systems biology; noise-enhanced sensorimotor function

Christopher Connor
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of Research, Boston Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology
BA, MEng, Cambridge University (England); PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MD, Harvard Medical School
Research Interests: Applying the principles of minimally invasive medical engineering, physiology, and information technology to clinical issues in anesthesiology

Ayse Coskun
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, Sabanci University (Turkey); MS, PhD, University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: Energy, temperature, and reliability management of multiprocessor systems; computer architecture; 3-D stacked architectures; embedded systems; green computing; parallel architectures

Luca Dal Negro
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
Research Interests: Optical amplification phenomena and laser physics; optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures; photonic crystals, Anderson light localization, and aperiodic dielectrics; nanophotonics and plasmonics; novel, nanostructured-based materials solutions for CMOS-compatible light sources and lasers; characterization of optical transitions in Si-based nanostructures via optical spectroscopy and light amplification techniques

Edward Damiano
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Washington University
Research Interests: Integrated cellular and extracellular biomechanics; biofluid dynamics; microcirculation; microhemofludices; non-Newtonian rheology; closed-loop blood-glucose regulation

Charles DeLisi
Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering; Arthur G. B. Metcalf Professor of Science and Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Physics
BA, City College of New York; PhD, New York University
Research Interests: Developing and applying computational/mathematical methods, and high throughput experimental methods to analyze change in gene and protein expression profiles in response to various endogenous and exogenous signals

Carlo J. De Luca
Director, NeuroMuscular Research Center; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Research Professor of Neurology
BS, University of British Columbia (Canada); MSc, University of New Brunswick (Canada); PhD, Queens University (Canada)
Research Interests: Motor control of normal and abnormal muscles; objective assessment of movement in neurologically impaired individuals; innovative technology for monitoring and analyzing surface EMG signals

Micah Dembo
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Allegheny College; PhD, Cornell University
Research Interests: Statistical mechanics in biological systems; cellular information processing and signal transduction; thermodynamics and mechanics of cell adhesion; biophysics of cell deformation; active motility

Douglas Densmore
Richard and Minda Reidy Family Career Development Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of Michigan; MS, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Bio-design automation for synthetic biology; cyber physical systems; domain-specific languages for biology; embedded systems; design for test

Theo A. de Winter
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
AB, Bowdoin College; SB, SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Superconductivity; cryogenics; heat transfer; product design; magnetic systems application

Frank Dibella
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
BS, Northeastern University; MEng, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Chuanhua Duan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BE, ME, Tsinghua University (China); PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Exploring anomalous transport phenomenon in 1-D or 2-D confined nanochannels; enhancing ion/molecule transport in batteries and fuel cells using ordered nanostructured materials; improving phase-change heat transfer based on patterned micro/nanostructures; developing new nanofluidic devices for biomolecule sensing and separation.

Daniel Ehrlich
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
PhD, University of Rochester
Research Interests: New instrumentation and methods for cell-based assays; deep-UV microscopy; microfluidics for assay of DNA, RNA, and proteins

Solomon R. Eisenberg
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering; Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
SB, SM, ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Electrically mediated phenomena in tissues and biopolymers; cartilage biomechanics; computational modeling of electric field distribution in the human thorax and heart during defribrillation; transcranial magnetic stimulation

Kamil L. Ekinci
Co-Associate Chair for the Graduate Mechanical Engineering Program; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BS, Bogazici University (Turkey); MS, PhD, Brown University
Research Interests: Nanotechnology; nanolectromechanical systems (NEMS); nanomechanics; ultrasensitive metrology; scanning probe microscopy (SPM) of dynamical nanosystems; dissipation and noise in mechanical systems; physics of ultra-thin films

Shayamsunder Erramilli
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Physics, Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BS, University of Pune (India); MS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); PhD, University of Illinois
Research Interests: Biological physics

Evan A. Evans
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PhD, University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: Nano-microscale mechanics; ultrasensitive force probes and extreme resolution optical techniques; material properties of cellular structure; role of structural forces in cell biochemistry

Caleb Farny
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
BS, University of Rochester; MS, PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Physical acoustics; biomedical ultrasound; bubbles and cavitation

Gerald J. Fine
Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Amherst College; PhD, California Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Photonic technologies and manufacturing strategies

Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
MSc, PhD, Moscow Physical-Technical Institute (Russia); ScD, Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Research Interests: DNA structures; DNA topology; DNA functioning; PNA (peptide nucleicacid)

David Freedman
Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering
PhD, Boston University

Theodore Fritz
Professor of Astronomy; Center for Space Physics; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; MS, PhD, University of Iowa
Research Interests: Space plasma and magnetospheric physics; magneto sphere-ionsphere coupling; substorms; charged particles and compositions; rocket and satellite experiments; heavy ions

James Geiger
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
BS, Clarkson University; MS, Boston University

James Galagan
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Director, Systems Biology, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory; Associate Director, Microbial Genome Analysis, Broad Institute; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of California, Davis; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Develop efficient and accurate methodologies for the analysis of genomic data, with a particular focus on infectious diseases; systems biology; tuberculosis; computational biology; genomics and microbiology

Michael A. Gevelber
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
SB, Brown University; SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Developing improved materials processing capabilities by applying a controls-based approach; modeling, sensor development, system and control design; experimental verification

Oded Ghitza
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Tel Aviv University
Research Interests: Decoding speech using neuronal oscillations; hierarchical neuronal oscillators and the basis for cortical computation; analysis of MEG signals recorded while performing a speech perception task; predicting consonant confusions in noise; closed-loop auditory models for robust automatic speech recognition; modeling damaged cochleae using speech-governed methodologies

Roscoe C. Giles
Deputy Director, Center for Computational Science; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BA, University of Chicago; MS, PhD, Stanford University
Research Interests: Advanced computer architectures; distributed and parallel computing; computational science

Bennett Goldberg
Professor of Physics; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BA, Harvard University; ScM, PhD, Brown University
Research Interests: High-resolution 4Pi microscopy; microring resonator biosensors; numerical aperture increasing lens microscopy (NAIL); optical properties of carbon nanotubes; resonant cavity imaging biosensor (RCIB)

Lee Goldstein
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine; and Director of the Molecular Aging & Development Laboratory, School of Medicine
BA, Columbia University; MD, PhD, Yale University
Research Interests: Laser diagnostics; experimental pathology; transitional neuroscience; molecular biology; biophotonics; radiobiology; biometallomics; Alzheimer’s disease; Down Syndrome; neurodegeneration; cataracts; molecular aging; ethnopharmacology

Srikanth Gopalan
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India; PhD, University of Utah
Research Interests: Fuel cells; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics and transport phenomena to model the behavior of electrochemical systems; solid-state ionics; defect chemistry of oxides; fuel cells and gas separation membranes; and transport phenomena in materials science

Sheryl Grace
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
BS, University of Akron; MS, Oklahoma State University; MS, PhD, University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Unsteady aero/hydro-dynamics; aeroacoustics; inverse problems; computational fluid dynamics; applied mathematics

Mark W. Grinstaff
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Materials Science Engineering
AB, Occidental College; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Biomaterials; tissue engineering; drug delivery; macromolecular chemistry and engineering self-assembly; nanodevices

Stephen Grossberg
Founding Chair and Wang Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Psychology; Director, Center for Adaptive Systems
BA, Dartmouth College; MS, Stanford University; PhD, Rockefeller University
Research Interests: Vision; audition; language; learning and memory; reward and motivation; cognition; development; sensory-motor control; mental disorders; applications

James A. Hamilton
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Research Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
BS, Juniata College; PhD, Indiana University
Research Interests: Novel approaches to biomedical problems by integrating physical-chemical and physiological/biochemical approaches complemented with molecular modeling, molecular biology, and other cell biology methods

Xue Han
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Beijing University (China); PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Interests: Neurotechnology; optical neural modulation; optogenetics; neural prosthetics; neural network dynamics; brain rhythms; neurological and psychiatric diseases; cognition

William Hauser
Associate Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Swarthmore College; MS, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Remanufacturing industry operations, economics, and business models

Marc Herant
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, California Institute of Technology; PhD, Harvard University; MD, Washington University School of Medicine

Martin C. Herbordt
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, University of Pennsylvania; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Research Interests: Computer architecture; high-performance computing systems; FPGA- and GPU-based applications and environments; high-level design automation; bioinformatics and computational chemistry

R. Glynn Holt
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, University of Mississippi
Research Interests: Acoustic cavitation and bubble dynamics; biomedical ultrasound; HIFU and therapeutic ultrasound; sonoluminescence; liquid drip dynamics; acoustic levitation; aqueous foam dynamics and rheology

Mark N. Horenstein
Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
SB, PhD, Massachussetts Institute of Technology; MS, University of California, Berkeley; PE
Research Interests: Applied electromagnetics; electrostatics; microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

Michael Howe
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BSc, PhD, Imperial College (England)
Research Interests: Fluid mechanics; acoustics; random vibration; structural mechanics

Allyn E. Hubbard
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Research Interests: Auditory physiology; experiments and modeling; neurocomputing; VLSI in biomedical applications; biosensors; VLSI design using analog and digital techniques in CMOS; neural net chips, smart sensor chips, and chips with biological applications; models of the peripheral auditory system

Prakash Ishwar
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Statistical signal processing and machine learning; network information theory coding and computation; secure multi-party computation; visual information processing and analysis

Sergei Ivanov
Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MS, Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute (Russia); PhD, Clark University

Andrew C. Jackson
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MS, University of Nevada; PhD, University of Mississippi Medical School
Research Interests: Respiratory physiology; respiratory mechanics; role of airway closure in asthma

Hernan J. Jara
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MS, Universidad de Chile (Chile); PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Research Interests: Biomedical imaging; atomic, molecular, and laser physics

Ajay Joshi
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BEng, University of Mumbai (India); MS, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Digital/analog circuit design; computer architecture; silicon photonics; neuromorphic systems

W. Clem Karl
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
SB, SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Statistical signal and image processing and estimation; inverse problems; applications to biomedical signal and image processing; remote sensing; synthetic aperture radar; security

Mark Karpovsky
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Technical University of Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Research Interests: Design of secure cryptographic devices and smart cards; routing in interconnection networks design and protection of cryptographic devices; fault-tolerant computing; error correcting codes; testing and diagnosis of computer hardware

Simon Kasif
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Tel Aviv University (Israel); MS, PhD, University of Maryland
Research Interests: Computational biology; functional and comparative genomics; biotechnology; algorithm design; bioinformatics; computer-aided biology

Damir Khismatullin
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
MS, PhD, Bashkir State University (Russia)

Thomas G. Kincaid
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, Queen’s University, Kingston (Canada); SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Catherine M. Klapperich
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
SM, Harvard University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Nanomechanics of hydrated biomaterials; gene expression in cells in the cell-biomaterial surface; microfluidic device design

Jonathan Klamkin
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Integrated photonics; silicon photonics; optical communications; nanophotonics; microwave photonics; compound semiconductors; photonic integration techniques; electronic-photonics integration

Ronald Knepper
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BA, Juniata College; BS, MS, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Interests: VLSI integrated circuit technology; SiGe BICMOS device and circuit modeling; silicon CMOS and bipolar devices; numerical device simulation; RF/analog IC design

Janusz Konrad
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
MEng, Technical University of Szczecin (Poland); PhD, McGill University (Canada)
Research Interests: Digital image and video processing, compression and transmission; visual sensor networks (camera webs); stereoscopic and 3-D imaging; multidimensional digital signal processing

Nancy Kopell
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Mathematics & Statistics; Co-Director, Center for BioDynamics
AB, Cornell University; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Applied mathematics and dynamical systems

Robert Kotiuga
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BEng, MEng, PhD, McGill University (Canada)
Research Interests: Electromagnetics; numerical methods for three-dimensional vector field problems; Whitney forms and the Finite Element Method; micromagnetics; nanoscale magnetics; geometric inverse problems; topological aspects of magnetic scalar potentials; Helicity Functionals; analysis of high-performance interconnects

Dymtro Kozakov
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
MS, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Macromolecular recognition; networks of signaling protein-protein interactions; druggability of genome; protein design

Min-Chang Lee
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, MS, Tsing Hua University (Taiwan); PhD, University of California, San Diego
Research Interests: Radio communications; experimental plasma physics; ionospheric plasma physics

Lev Levitin
Distinguished Professor of Engineering Science; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
MSc, PhD, Moscow State University (Russia)
Research Interests: Information theory; physics of communication and computing; complex and organized systems; quantum theory of measurement; reliable communication and computing; and bioinformatics

Xi Lin
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Peking University (China); PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Electronic structure; atomistic, mesoscopic, and continuum materials modeling; conductive polymer electro-opto-mechanical devices; materials strength under ambient and extreme conditions; automotive catalysis; materials theory; predictive simulation of materials electronic, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties

Thomas D. C. Little
Associate Dean of Education Initiatives, College of Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, PhD, Syracuse University
Research Interests: Wireless sensor networks; mobile ad hoc networking and computing; vehicular networking; distributed systems; multimedia streaming and storage; video-on-demand; ecological applications; opportunistic networking; ambient computing

Kenneth R. Lutchen
Dean, College of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of Virginia; MS, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests: Airway and lung tissue mechanics and ventilation; computational modeling of structure—function relations in the lung; mechanical ventilation; integrated biomechanics of the lung; linear and nonlinear systems identification

Malay K. Mazumder
Research Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Research Professor, Materials Science Engineering
BS, MS, University of Calcutta (India); PhD, University of Arkansas
Research Interests: Photovoltaic engineering, self-cleaning solar panels, and hydrogen production; aerosol technology and respiratory drug delivery; material engineering; electrostatic processes

J. Gregory McDaniel
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Structural acoustics and interactions of vibrations and acoustics with complex structures and media; automotive brake squeal; biological vibrations; ocean wave energy

Amit Meller
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Tel Aviv University (Israel); MS, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Research Interests: Employing nanopore force spectroscopy to study RNA unfolding and re-folding kinetics; DNA switches and transcription initiation kinetics; RNA helicase activity; mapping of transcription factors interactions with DNA; ultra-fast DNA sequencing; development of novel optical methods for single molecule detection in biomedical applications

Michael Mendillo
Professor of Astronomy, Center for Space Physics; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, Providence College; MA, PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Signal processing in space physics; GPS satellite communications; space plasmas in the solar system; low-light level optical instrumentation; planetary atmospheres

Jerome C. Mertz
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BA, Princeton University; PhD, Université Paris VI (France) and University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Development and application of new optical microscopy techniques to biological imaging

Babak Kia Montazam
Senior Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering
MS, Boston University

Elise Morgan
Co-Associate Chair for the Graduate Mechanical Engineering Program; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BS, Stanford University; MS, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Mechanical behavior of biological materials; mechanical stimulation of tissue differentiation; micromechanics of multiscale media; damage mechanics

Theodore Morse
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BA, MA, Duke University; BS, University of Hartford; MSc, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PhD, Northwestern University
Research Interests: Photonic material processing; optical fiber fabrication, lasers, and sensors; high-power double clad fiber lasers; aerosol techniques for the synthesis of fiber lasers; unagglommerated nanoscale particles; transparent ceramics for high power laser applications and large-scale gamma-ray scintillators for medical imaging and explosive detection

David C. Mountain Jr.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Research Professor of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Research Interests: Auditory information processing, sensory biophysics, computer simulation; biomedical electronics; biomedical signal processing; environmental engineering

Theodore Moustakas
Co-Associate Head, Division of Materials Science & Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Research Professor of Physics; Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
BS/MS, MS, University of Salonika (Greece); PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: Growth by MBE, MOCVD, HVPE and gas-cluster ion beam deposition (GCIB); growth, fabrication, and characterization of optical devices (UV-LEDs, UV-LDs, optical modulators, detectors), electronic devices (high-power diodes, transistors and thyristors), and electromechanical devices (SiC/III-Nitride MEMS sensors); III-nitride semiconductors (materials growth and device fabrication)

Raymond J. Nagem
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
SB, SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Structural dynamics; random vibration; wave propagation; inverse problems

S. Hamid Nawab
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Research Professor in Neuromuscular Research Center
SB, SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Computational signal processing; applied artificial intelligence; analysis algorithms for EMG signals; analysis algorithms for patient activity signals; analysis algorithms for auditory signals

Bobak Nazer
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, Rice University; MS, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Information theory; wireless communication; communication networks; distributed signal processing; reliable computation over networks

Matthew Nugent
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biochemistry and Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
BA, PhD, Brandeis University
Research Interests: Response of tissues to injury and disease; design and use of polymer-based controlled drug delivery systems; tissue engineering; the development of computational models of dynamic biological processes

Roberto Paiella
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, MS, Columbia University; PhD, California Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Optoelectronic devices based on semiconductor quantum-confined systems and photonic nanostructures

Uday B. Pal
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology (India); PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests: High-temperature processing of materials with environmental, energy and cost implications; materials thermodynamics and kinetics; physical chemistry and electrochemistry of materials; solid-state chemistry; transport phenomena; green manufacturing

Harold Park
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Northwestern University
Research Interests: Computational nanomechanics; finite elements; molecular dynamics; computational multiphysics modeling; optomechanical, electromechanical, thermomechanical coupling; nanowires; graphene

Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis
Co-Director, Center for Information & Systems Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Systems Engineering
Diploma, National Technical University of Athens (Greece); SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Systems and control; networking; applied probability; optimization; operations research; and computational biology and medical informatics. Specific applications of interest include: communication and sensor networks; protein docking; cyber security; robotics; the smart-grid; and health care

James Perkins
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
BA, Harvard University; MS, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Real-time scheduling and control of manufacturing systems, supply chain management, resource pricing and congestion control in communications networks; scheduling human resources in transportation systems and in product development

David A. Perreault
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BSEE, MSEE, PhD, Purdue University

Allan D. Pierce
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
BS, New Mexico State University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PE
Research Interests: Aerodynamic sound; ocean engineering; wind turbines; vibrations; acoustics; porous media; underwater sound

Alan Pisano
Associate Professor of the Practice
BSEE, Tufts University; MSEE, PhD, Northeastern University
Research Interests: Multivariable control, aircraft survivability; rotocraft control; jet engines diagnostics/prognostics; electrical energy

Tyrone M. Porter
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
BS, Prairie View A&M University; PhD, University of Washington
Research Interests: Ultrasound-enhanced transport of drugs and genes across cell membranes; tissue response to acousto-mechanical forces at the biomolecular level; development of targeted ultrasound contrast agents for image enhancement (molecular imaging), perfusion imaging, and image-guided drug delivery; ultrasound-enhanced drug activity (i.e., chemotherapy, thrombolytics); ultrasound-induced release of therapeutics from polymeric biomaterials; modification of polymer structure and/or function due to energy deposition from ultrasound

Siddharth Ramachandran
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India); MS, University of Madison, Wisconsin; PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Study of light-matter interactions, through linear and nonlinear optics, using nanostructured optical fibers, waveguides, and new materials for the development of next-generation photonic devices

Jason Ritt
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Oberlin Conservatory; MA, PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Neuroscience of sensorimotor behaviors; biological active sensing; functional role of embodiment in neural computation; brain-machine interfaces; neural prosthetics

Arthur Rosenthal
Professor of Practice in Translational Research, Biomedical Engineering; Director, Coulter Translational Partnership Program
BS, University of Connecticut, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Research Interests: Design, development, marketing, and entrepreneurship in biomedical engineering

Ronald A. Roy
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, University of Maine; MS, University of Mississippi; PhD, Yale University
Research Interests: Physical acoustics; acousto-optics; ultrasonics; underwater sound; bubbles and cavitation; biomedical ultrasound

Michael F. Ruane
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BE, Villanova University; SM, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PE
Research Interests: Resonant cavity imaging systems; K–12 outreach and engineering education; optical systems; instrument design

Emily Ryan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Tufts University; MS, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Interests: Heat transfer; thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; reactive transport; fuel cells; electrochemistry; energy systems; competitive adsorption; pore-scale phenomena; porous media; computational and multiscale modeling; and engineering educational outreach

Venkatesh Saligrama
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Statistical signal processing; statistical learning theory; computer vision; high-dimensional statistics; sensor networks; communications and networks; information and control theory

John Samuelson
Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology, Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Research Interests: Use of molecular biological methods to study the biochemistry, cell biology, and evolution of Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia, simple eukaryotes that cause dysentery and diarrhea

Michelle Sander
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Femtosecond lasers; ultrafast photonics and nonlinear processes; fiber and integrated optics; frequency combs; infrared spectroscopy and biomedical applications

Vinod K. Sarin
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BSc, University of Wisconsin; MSc, University of Michigan; ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Materials science; physical and chemical vapor deposition of structural coatings; surface modification; consolidation of ceramics; transparent ceramics; scintillators materials; composites

Aaron Schmidt
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Nanotechnology; heat transfer; ultrafast optics and measurement

Matthias Schneider
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
PhD, University of Munich (Germany)
Research Interests: Biological physics; thermodynamics of interfaces; physics of nerves and senses; cell adaptation; nanotechnology for life science; surface acoustic waves; microfluidics; blood clotting

Mac Schwager
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Stanford University; MS, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Distributed controllers for the deployment of mobile sensor networks; inferring dynamic models of biological group phenomena from data; aggressive multi-robot control over multi-hop networks with time delays; persistent monitoring and persistent environmental sampling with robots

Eric Schwartz
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology; Professor of Cognitive & Neural Systems
AB, Columbia College; MS, PhD, Columbia University
Research Interests: Computational neural science; machine vision; neural anatomy; neural modeling

Daniel Segré
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Bioinformatics; Associate Professor of Biology
MS, University of Trieste; PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Research Interests: The evolutionary dynamics of biological networks, in particular in the interplay between response to genetic and environmental perturbations, genomic-level functional organization, and optimal adaptation

Joshua Semeter
Associate Director, Center for Space Physics; Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MS, PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Ionospheric and space plasma physics; spectroscopy of atmospheric airglow and the aurora borealis; optical sensors and image processing; radar systems and radar signal processing

Kamal Sen
Director of Graduate Admissions, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BA, Bates College; MA, PhD, Brandeis University
Research Interests: Neural coding of natural sounds; hierarchical auditory processing; neural discrimination, population coding of natural sounds; learning in single neurons and auditory networks

Alexander Sergienko
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
MS, PhD, Moscow State University (Russia)
Research Interests: Correlation spectroscopy; field optical microscopy and spectroscopy of semiconductor materials and devices; quantum communications; remote laser sensing; laser physics; nonlinear optics; quantum optics, including quantum radiometry and metrology

Andre Sharon
Executive Director, Fraunhofer USA Center for Mechanical Innovation; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Polytechnic Institute of New York; MS, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Cognitive & Neural Systems
SB, Brown University; MS, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Auditory attention; spatial hearing; neuro-electric imaging; neural coding; plasticity and learning in auditory tasks

William Skocpol
Professor of Physics; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BA, Michigan State University; MA, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Formerly nanofabrication; device processing; transport experiments in materials

Stelios Smirnakis
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MA, MD, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Collaborative research with Professor Lucia M. Vaina

Cassandra L. Smith
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biology; Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapies, School of Medicine
BA, MS, West Virginia University; PhD, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Molecular biotechnology; genomics; schizophrenia; breast cancer twin studies

Michael L. Smith
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of Memphis; MS, PhD, University of Virginia
Research Interests: Mechanotransduction via the extracellular matrix; fibronectin structural biology; engineered cell culture platforms for regulating cell behavior in vitro

Temple F. Smith
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Purdue University; PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
Research Interests: Syntactic and semantic structure of the genetic information in biomolecular sequences, structures, and their evolution

Irina V. Smolina
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, MS, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; PhD, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science
Research Interests: The development of novel sensitive and selective techniques for molecular diagnostics; exploring the possible use of biological and synthetic DNA analogs for applications in bioengineering, molecular imaging, and single-molecule analysis; new methodologies for multiplexed detection and target quantification

Dimitrije Stamenovic
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
Dipl. Ing., University of Belgrad (Yugoslavia); MS, PhD, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Respiratory mechanics; rheology of soft tissues and cells; mechanics of foamlike structures and cellular mechanics

Eugene Stanley
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Physics; Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Physiology
BA, Wesleyan University; PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Application of statistical physics to understanding and preventing diseases related to protein misfolding, such as Alzheimer’s disease; econophysics: using statistical physics concepts to better understand economic questions; physical mechanisms in liquid water; threat networks and threatened networks: stabilization and immunization of networks

David Starobinski
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Techion, Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Research Interests: Modeling and performance analysis of communication networks; wireless networking; network economics; cyber-security

Martin Steffen
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
BA, Dartmouth College; MD, PhD, Stanford University
Research Interests: Tools of systems biology for mammalian cells; technique of mass spectrometry; identifying post-translational modifications; characterizing proteomic differences

Béla Suki
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
MS, PhD, József Attila University (Hungary)
Research Interests: Mechanical properties of living tissues; the ensemble behavior of complex biological systems

Anna Swan
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BS, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola (Sweden); PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Optical studies using Raman spectroscopy, Rayleigh scattering, and time-resolved pump-probe experiments to study electronic and vibrational properties and energy dissipation mechanisms and exciton dynamics of low-dimensional systems-graphene and carbon nanotubes with studies performed on single, individual nanotubes and quantum dots; spectral self-interference spectroscopy for high-resolution imaging and biosensing

Thomas L. Szabo
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of  Virginia; MS, University of Rochester; PhD, University of Bath (England)
Research Interests: Medical imaging; diagnostic ultrasound; tissue characterization; transduction; biomedical signal processing; wave propagation; nonlinear acoustics

Guy Thompson
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
BS, MS, Boston University

Joe Tien
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of California, Irvine; AM, PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Microvascular tissue engineering; microvascular physiology; hydrogels

Ari Trachtenberg
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
Research Interests: Security; data synchronization (especially for PDAs and mobile networks); error-correcting codes; sensor-based location detection; algorithms

M. Selim Ünlü
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs, College of Engineering; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BSc, Middle East Technical University (Turkey); MS, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Optoelectronics; biophotonics; nanophotonics; nano-optics; high-resolution and solid immersion lens microscopy; biophotonics, biosensor fabrication, and development of biological imaging techniques; Resonant Cavity Enhanced (RCE) photodetectors, implantable photodiodes for neural stimulation; subsurface imaging of semiconductor devices and circuits; and applications in failure analysis

Lucia M. Vaina
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Research Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
MS, University of Timisoara (Romania); PhD, Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (France); Doctorat d’Etat des Sciences & Medicine (Neurologie), Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France)
Research Interests: Neuronal mechanisms underlying spatial representation; visual motion perception; perception and action; using functional neuroimaging; psychophysics and computational modeling

Sandor Vajda
Director of the Biomolecular Engineering Research Center; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Systems Engineering
MSci, Gubkin Institute (Russia); MSci, Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary); PhD, Hungarian Academy of Science (Hungary)
Research Interests: Primarily optimization; computational chemistry and biology, including protein and peptide structure determination; protein engineering; drug design

Pirooz Vakili
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, Arya-Mehr University (Iran); PhD, Harvard University
Research Interests: Monte Carlo simulation and optimization; control and management of manufacturing and communication systems; product development management; computational finance; computational biology

Richard F.  Vidale
Professor Emeritus of Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS, University of Rochester; PhD, University of Wisconsin

John Voccio
Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, Keio University (Japan)

Herbert F. Voigt
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Research Professor of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine
EE, City College of New York; PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests: Auditory neurophysiology; neural circuitry; neural modeling

Matthew Wachowiak
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Biology
BS, Duke University; PhD, University of Florida
Research Interests: Olfactory coding and synaptic processing; imaging; neurophysiology

Hua Wang
Associate Division Head of Systems Engineering; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
BS, University of Science and Technology (China); MS, University of Kentucky; PhD, University of Maryland
Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics and control; networked intelligent and complex systems; robotics; control of nonlinear phenomena and bifurcations

Zhiping Weng
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, University of Science & Technology of China; PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Bioinformatics; DNA and protein sequence analysis

James V. White
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BS, Louisiana Tech University; SM, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests: Nonlinear membrane conductances in neutrons; modulation of ion channels; dynamics of neuronal networks

M. Edward Womble
Research Professor, Center for Photonics Research
BS, MS, Auburn University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joyce Y. Wong
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
SB, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Biomaterials; tailoring cell-material interfaces for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications; direct, quantitative measurement of biological interactions

Yu (Brandon) Xia
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics; Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BS, Peking University (China); PhD, Stanford University
Research Interests: Computational structural and systems biology; molecular and network evolution; bioinformatics algorithms and applications

Victor Yakhot
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Moscow Physics and Engineering Institute (Russia); PhD, Moscow University (Russia)
Research Interests: Theory and numerical simulation of turbulent flows; anomalous scaling phenomena; models for heat and mass transfer in turbulence; engineering and industrial applications, kinetic and lattice Boltzmann methods; theory and computation of nanofluidics phenomena; physics of fluid-solid interfaces, mixing, and combustion

Muhammad Zaman
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering
PhD, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Systems biology of cancer; cell adhesion and migration in 3-D environments; cellular mechanics; applications of biomedical engineering in the developing world

Katherine Zhang
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
BEng, BEco, Tsinghua University (China); MS, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
Research Interests: Mechanical behavior of soft biological tissues; cardiovascular mechanics; multiscale modeling of biological composites; micro- and nanomechanics of thin film and thin film devices

Xin Zhang
Fraunhofer Professor of Manufacturing Engineering; Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Materials Science Engineering
BS, MS, Northeastern University (China); PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
Research Interests: MEMS; NEMS; specific issues related to materials science; micro/nanomechanics and micro/nanomanufacturing technologies motivated by practical applications in MEMS/NEMS and emerging bio/nanotechnologies

Peter Zink
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering; Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
BA, University of Colorado; PhD, Boston University
Research Interests: Rapid-response utility scale energy storage; solid oxide membrane (SOM)-based processes; potentiometric sensor development; development of novel low-temperature cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)