Faculty

Richard Billo Ph.D

Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Manufacturing systems
• Blood oxygenation
• Bio-Fuel production
•Management systems
•Manufacturing systems

Donald Butler, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•YBCO Un-cooled infrared detectors
•Micro-machined infrared sensor arrays on flexible polyimides
•Infrared sensors on flexible substrates for smart skin

Zeynep Celik-Butler, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Noise and reliability in electronic devices.
•High-k dielectrics
•Sensors and detectors on flexible substrates for smart skin
•Wafer-level packaging

Luo Chen Ph.D

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Mechanics
•Microfabrication
•Nanofabrication

J.C. Chiao, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•MEMS (wireless and optical)
•Wavelength-division-multiplexing optical components and networking
•Quasi-optical wireless communication/radar components and systems

Charles Chuong Ph.D

Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Integration of medical imaging
•Computer aided design
•Finite element analysis for applications in the planning and optimization of maxillofacial surgery

Digant Dave Ph.D

Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Application of Phase-sensitive OCT to the biomedical fields ( retinal imaging, burn depth determination, cancer and blood flow imaging)
•Endoscopic OCT and functional OCT systems for optical biopsy
•Development of PM-fiber-based OCT instrument for in vivo imaging

Yaowu Hao Ph.D

Material Science & Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Development of large area simple nano-pattern generation tools
•Fabrication of magnetic thin films and small structures
•Application of magnetic thin films in biomedical and magnetic data storage devices.

Samir Iqbal Ph.D

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Bio-sensor development for the detection of bio-molecules and diseased cells

Ankur Jain Ph.D

• Bio-MEMS, microscale heat transport, microscale energy conversion.
• Thermal Characterization of Microsystems, Semiconductor Thermal Management, 3D Integrated Circuits.

Michael Jin Ph.D

Material Science & Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Chalcopyrite polycrystalline thin-film solar cells
•Organic solar cells
•Aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition (AACVD)
•Soft lithography

Choong-Un Kim, Ph.D.

Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering
•Interconnect technology for microelectronics
•Metrologies for microelectronics
•Advanced solar cell materials

Seong Jin Koh Ph.D

Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Single electron devices
•Carbon nano-tube devices
•Surface science

Hanli Liu, Ph.D.

Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Medical instrumentation and imaging
•Minimally invasive and non-invasive spectroscopy and imaging of tissue
•Optical diffuse imaging for cancer prognosis and brain activities

Frank Lu Ph.D

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Fluid dynamics
•Shock and viscous phenomena
•Aerodynamic heating, jets and sprays
•Supersonic and hypersonic flows, propulsion
•Energy conversion, detonation, fuel reformation
•Flow visualization
•Instrumentation and facility development.

Robert Magnusson Ph. D

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Theory and experiment of periodic nanostructures
• Nanolithography
•Nano-photonics and nano-electronics
•Nano-plasmonics
•Optical bio- and chemical sensors nanofabrication
•Integrated nano-scale devices
•Diffractive optics
•Optical filters
•Thin-film optics
•Waveguide optics
•Holographic interferometry
•Holographic storage in photorefractive crystals
•Semiconductor lasers
•Optical properties of materials
•Wave propagation in periodic media
• Optical signal processing.

Subhrangsu Mandal Ph.D

Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science
Area of Research
•Post-translational modifications of histone proteins
• Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL).

Efstathios "Stathis" I. Meletis Ph.D

Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Surface engineering
•Multifunctional thin films
•Nano-scale materials
•Material-environment interactions

Hyejin Moon Ph.D

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Micro & nano-sciences
•Bio-MEMS/bioengineering
•Micro-fluidics

Kytai Nguyen Ph.D

Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Molecular and cellular engineering
•Tissue engineering
•Drug delivery systems
•Cell-material interactions
•Effects of biomechanical and biochemical factors on vascular cells
•Mechanisms of metastasis in cancer cell
•Endothelial cell interactions

Mario Romero-Ortega Ph.D

Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Nerve injury and repair
•Development of a biosynthetic nerve implant for the repair of peripheral nerve gap injuries

Dan Popa Ph.D

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Small multi-scale robotics
•Microsystems packaging (3D wafer-scale integration)
•Implantable medical devices and micro-fluidics
•Robotics

Krishnan Rajeshwar Ph.D

Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science
Area of Research
•Semiconductor electrochemistry and photo-catalysis
•Conducting oxides and polymers
•Environmental electrochemistry

Michael Vasilyev, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Nonlinear and quantum optics
•Optical communication systems
•Ultra-high-capacity and ultra-long-reach transmission systems and networks
•Novel optical amplifiers
•Optical regenerators and signal processors
•Nano-photonics

Weidong Zhou, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Area of Research
•Optoelectronic devices and materials
•Photonic crystals and nano-photonics
•Silicon photonics and photonic integration