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Jacobs School Hires Fifteen New Faculty

Chiara Bisagni

Chiara Bisagni

Professor, Structural Engineering

Aerospace composite structures, in particular buckling and postbuckling, crashworthiness, fatigue, damage propagation, optimization.

Ph.D. 1997 Politecnico di Milano

Most recently: Associate Professor in aerospace structures in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in Italy

Email: cbisagni@ucsd.edu

Shengqiang Cai

Shengqiang Cai

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanics of soft materials; energy harvesting and storage; micro/nanofabrication techniques of polymeric structures and soft/stiff hybrid structures; and deformable acoustics and optical metamaterials.

Ph.D. 2011 Harvard University

Most recently: Postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shadi Dayeh

Shadi Dayeh

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Neuroprosthetic devices, growth and devices of compound semiconductors and silicon/germanium materials, monolithic and hybrid hetero-integration technologies, in-situ microscopy on advanced III-V device architectures.

Ph.D. 2008 UC San Diego

Most recently: Distinguished JR Oppenheimer Fellow, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Email: sdayeh@ucsd.edu

Olivia A. Graeve

Olivia A. Graeve

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Solution-based processing of nanopowders; spark plasma sintering of materials; powder particle size distribution control and characterization; behavior of colloidal systems; morphological control of nonoxide ceramic powders; composite manufacturing; special emphasis on electromagnetic materials for sensors and energy applications.

Ph.D. 2001 UC Davis

Most recently: Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Alfred University

Email: ograeve@ucsd.edu
Website: http://graeve.ucsd.edu/

Drew Hall

Drew Hall

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Analog and mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuits to address applications in bioelectronics, biosensors, lab-on-achip devices, point-of-care (POC) testing, and other biomedical devices and systems. Ph.D. 2012 Stanford University

Most recently: Research scientist in the Integrated Biosensors Laboratory, Intel Corporation

Email: drewhall@ucsd.edu

Pradeep K. Khosla

Pradeep K. Khosla

UC San Diego Chancellor

Internet-enabled collaborative design, collaborating autonomous systems, agentbased architectures for distributed design and embedded control, software composition and reconfigurable software for real-time embedded systems, reconfigurable and distributed robotic systems, integrated design-assembly planning systems and distributed information systems.

Ph.D. 1986 Carnegie Mellon University

Most recently: Dean of the College of Engineering and Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Email: chancellor@ucsd.edu
Website: http://chancellor.ucsd.edu

Darren Lipomi

Darren Lipomi

Assistant Professor, NanoEngineering

Mechanically compliant organic electronic materials and devices, including stretchable polymer-based solar cells and skin-like sensors, and unconventional, green approaches to nanomanufacturing.

Ph.D. 2010 Harvard University

Most recently: U.S. Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering

Email: dlipomi@ucsd.edu
Website: http://darrenlipomi.com/

Shachar Lovett

Shachar Lovett

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Algorithms, computational complexity, coding theory, randomness in computation, additive combinatorics.

Ph.D. 2010 The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Most recently: Postdoctoral researcher at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

Email: slovett@ucsd.edu

Jian Luo

Jian Luo

Professor, NanoEngineering

Utilizing nanoscale interfacial phenomena to design and tailor materials for energyrelated applications, including lithiumion battery materials, high-temperature materials, ionic conductors, photocatalyst and photovoltaic materials, and materials for applications in nuclear power generation systems and clean coal technologies.

Ph.D. 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Most recently: Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University

Jason Mars

Jason Mars

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Online adaptive systems in both software and hardware, datacenter and warehouse-scale computer architecture, and software / hardware co-design.

Ph.D. 2012 University of Virginia

Most recently: Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia

Email: jmars@ucsd.edu
Website: http://clarity-lab.org/

Patrick Mercier

Patrick Mercier

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Energy-efficient circuit and system design, with emphasis on miniaturized devices for biomedical electronics that employ novel RF, analog, digital, power management, and energy harvesting architectures.

Ph.D. 2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Most recently: Ph.D. student at the the Massachusettes Institute of Technology

Email: pmercier@ucsd.edu
Website: http://efficiency.ucsd.edu/

Mark Mercola

Mark Mercola

Professor, Bioengineering

Developing novel pharmacological therapies for heart regeneration, protection and maintenance of function after injury. Approaches include high throughput screening, animal and human stem cell models of disease, and systems biology.

Ph.D. 1985 University of California, Los Angeles

Most recently: Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medial Research Institute; Director, Muscle Development and Regeneration Program

Email: mmercola@ucsd.edu

Justin Opatkiewicz

Justin Opatkiewicz

Lecturer, NanoEngineering

Opatkiewicz joined the NanoEngineering Department to teach a variety of the core courses in the Chemical Engineering curriculum. He created and taught courses related to mathematical techniques for chemical engineers while a student at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

Ph.D. 2012 Stanford University

Most recently: Research staff, Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering

Email: jopatkiewicz@ucsd.edu

Peter YingXiao Wang

Peter YingXiao Wang

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Interdisciplinary approaches involving molecular engineering, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), live cell imaging, and bio-nanotechnology to visualize and elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which live cells perceive the environment and to engineer machinery molecules for the reprogramming of cellular functions.

Ph.D. 2002 UC San Diego

Most recently: Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Email: yiw015@ucsd.edu

Sheng Zhong

Sheng Zhong

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Computational genomics, epigenomics, stem cells and developmental biology, single-cell nano-technology. His lab discovered genetic differences between humans and other mammals in early embryonic development, and contributed to introducing the field of "comparative epigenomics".

Ph.D. 2005 Harvard University

Most recently: Associate Professor and Bliss Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Bioengineering

Email: szhong@ucsd.edu


Faculty Hiring for 2012-2013

The Jacobs School of Engineering is recruiting for 12 open faculty positions in the 2012-13 academic year. The positions fall within three strategic research focus areas: energy, sustainability and environment; engineering in medicine; and information technology and applications. Several of the positions are part of a three-year recruitment plan in the area of advanced energy research. Learn more: http://bit.ly/Y6qMZi=

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