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Yuri Bazilevs, Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering
Yuri BazilevsYuri Bazilevs Computational engineering and sciences, with an emphasis on geometrically exact methods in computational mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, and biomechanics.
PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2006
Most recently: Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin
 
Jennifer Cha, Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Jennifer Cha Biological and chemical approaches for assembling nanoscale materials, such as metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires, and single walled carbon nanotubes.
PH.D. UC SANTA BARBARA, 2001
Most recently: Researcher, IBM Almaden Research Center
 
Lelli Van Den Einde, Lecturer
Structural Engineering
Lelli Van Den Einde Performance-based earthquake engineering including bridge structures, data development and management, telepresence, and educational technology.
PH.D. UC SAN DIEGO, 2001
Most recently: Lecturer, UC San Diego, and San Diego State University
 
Adam Engler, Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Adam Engler Stem cell research, with an emphasis on how adult and embryonic stem cell differentiation is controlled by the extracellular matrix.
PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2006
Most recently: Postdoc, Princeton University
 
Zhaowei Liu, Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Zhaowei Liu Nanoscale science and technology, photonics, super-resolution optical microscopy, plasmonics, metamaterials, biomedical imaging and sensing.
PH.D UCLA, 2006
Most recently: Postdoc, UC Berkeley
 
Joseph Wang, Professor
NanoEngineering
Joseph Wang A leader in a wide range of research areas including nanomachines, nanobioelectronics, and sensing technologies for applications including clinical diagnostics, environmental and security monitoring and remote sensing. Wang was the most cited engineer from 1991 to 2001 and is consistently one of the world's most cited engineers and chemists.
D.SC IN CHEMISTRY, TECHNION, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 1978
Most recently: Professor, Arizona State University and Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors
 
Liangfang Zhang, Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Liangfang Zhang Nanomaterials and nanomedicine, including developing nanomaterials for healthcare and other medical applications such as drug delivery to improve or enable treatments of human diseases.
PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANACHAMPAIGN, 2006
Most recently: Postdoc, MIT
 
Yuanyuan Zhou, Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Yuanyuan Zhou Zhou works in one of the most important areas of computer science: making software systems more reliable. Her research covers three distinct sub-disciplines: computer systems, programming languages/software engineering, and computer architecture.
PH.D. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2000
Most recently: Associate professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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