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Eric Lauga, Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Eric Lauga, Assistant Professor Continuum mechanics applied to biological problems: swimming mechanics, the motion of gastropods, and propulsion by flagella; fluid mechanics, biophysical fluid dynamics and control of fluid flows.
PH.D. HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2005
Most recently: Asst. Professor, MIT
 
Karen Christman, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Karen Christman, Assistant Professor Regenerative medicine, systems biology, tissue engineering, polymer chemistry and bio-nanotechnology, multi-scale bioengineering and biomaterial design.
PH.D. UC SAN FRANCISCO & UC BERKELEY, 2003
Most recently: Postdoc UCLA Polymers/Bio-nanotechnology
 
Kun Zhang, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Kun Zhang, Assistant Professor Human genetics, synthetic biology, neuroscience, polymerase cloning (ploning), genomics with emphasis on high-throughput genomic analysis of single DNA molecules and applied issues in microbial and stem cell biology.
PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, 2003
Most recently: Postdoc, Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics
 
Ryan Kastner, Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Ryan Kastner, Associate Professor Reconfigurable computing, VLSI computer-aided design, sensor networks, radiolocation, computer architecture, security, embedded systems and optimization algorithms.
PH.D. UCLA, 1999
Most recently: Assoc. Professor, UC Santa Barbara
 
Alison Marsden, Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Alison Marsden, Assistant Professor Computational fluid mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, bio-fluid mechanics and biomedical devices technology emphasizing optimization methods relating to vascular surgery; exploring the interface between biology and the quantitative, physical, and theoretical disciplines.
PH.D. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005
Most recently: Postdoc, Stanford University Cardiovascular Biomechanics Research Lab
 
Hovav Shacham, Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
Hovav Shacham, Assistant Professor Applied cryptography using pairings - computable bilinear maps over certain elliptic curves - to construct cryptographic systems, systems security, and tech policy.
PH.D. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2005
Most recently: Postdoc, Weizmann Institute of Science
 
Jorge Cortés, Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jorge Cortés, Assistant Professor Systems and control, distributed coordination algorithms, cooperative control, geometric mechanics, nonlinear mechanical systems, robotics, cooperative motion control of unmanned vehicles and geometric control theory.
PH.D. UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID, 2001
Most recently: Asst. Professor, UC Santa Cruz
 
Shyni Varghese, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Shyni Varghese, Assistant Professor Biomaterials, tissue engineering, fabrication and analysis of polymeric materials, interface of biomaterials engineering and regenerative medicine, stem cell differentiation methods.
PH.D. NATIONAL CHEMICAL LABORATORY, INDIA, 2002
Most recently: Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University
 
Juan Carlos del Alamo, Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Juan Carlos del Alamo, Assistant Professor Bioengineering, fluid dynamics, flow turbulence, numerical methods for physics simulations and parallel computer simulations.
PH.D. POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, 2005
Most recently: Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD
 
Gaurav Arya, Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Gaurav Arya, Assistant Professor Chemical engineering with a focus on molecular dynamics applied to nanomembranes, polymers and biomaterials.
PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, 2003
Most recently: Research scientist, New York University and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

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