Faculty Directory

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Babuska, Ivo

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Professor

Robert B.Trull Chair in Engineering

babuska@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2156
POB 6.416

Department Areas

Computational Mechanics

Research Interests

Numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations; Computational mechanics; Finite element methods; Theory of partial differential equations

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Baccelli, Francois

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

baccelli@math.utexas.edu
RLM 8.100

Department Areas

Communications, Networks, and Systems (CommNetS)

Research Interests

Intersection of mathematics, telecommunications, and information theory

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Bahadur, Vaibhav

Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

vb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0233
ETC 7.138

Department Areas

Thermal/Fluid Systems

Research Interests

Thermal Sciences, Energy Systems, Oil and Gas Flow Assurance, Water, Materials

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Baker, Aaron

Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor

Marion E. Forsman Centennial Professorship in Engineering

abbaker@austin.utexas.edu
BME 5.202D

Department Areas

Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Cardiovascular biology including atherosclerosis, thrombosis and in-stent restenosis; Vascular biomechanics/mechanotransduction; Development of medical devices, Drug delivery/tissue engineering systems for enhancing tissue repair; Glycobiology

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Bakolas, Efstathios

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Assistant Professor

bakolas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4250
WRW 401E

Department Areas

Guidance and Control

Research Interests

Systems and Control theory, optimal control, control of multi-agent networks, nonlinear control, constrained control systems, differential games, applications of autonomous vehicles

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Baldea, Michael

Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor

mbaldea@che.utexas.edu
CPE 4.466

Department Areas

Modeling, simulation, optimization and control of process and energy systems

Research Interests

Statically Equivalent Models for Simulation and Optimization of Complex Engineered Systems; Proactive Energy Management for Buildings: Optimal Operation and Strategic Decision Support; Fault Detection and Isolation for Multi-Scale Systems

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Baldick, Ross

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

Leland Barclay Fellowship in Engineering

baldick@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5879
UTA 7.231

Department Areas

Energy Systems; Communications, Networks, and Systems(ISE)

Research Interests

Optimization and economics applied to electric power systems, the public policy and technical issues of electric transmission under electricity market restructuring, the robustness of the electricity system to terrorist interdiction, electrification of the transportation industry, and the economic implications of integration of renewables.

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Balhoff, Matthew

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Associate Professor

Frank W. Jessen Centennial Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering

balhoff@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3246
CPE 4.182A

Research Interests

Pore scale and multiscale modeling; Flow and transport in porous media; Reservoir engineering

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Banerjee, Sanjay

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 4

banerjee@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6730
MER 1.606B, ENS 520A

Department Areas

Solid-State Electronics

Research Interests

Ultra-high vacuum and remote plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition; Silicon-germanium-carbon heterostructure MOSFETs and nanostructures; Ultra-shallow junction technology; Semiconductor device modeling

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Bank, Seth

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor

Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship No. 5

sbank@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9669
MER 2.606C, ENS 312

Department Areas

Plasma/Quantum Electronics and Optics; Solid-State Electronics

Research Interests

Semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices; Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), Semiconductor nanostructures, Metal/Semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures

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Barber, K. Suzanne

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

AT&T Foundation Endowed Professorship in Engineering

sbarber@identity.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6152
ACE 5.440

Department Areas

Computer Engineering; Software Engineering

Research Interests

Software engineering, design and architectures; Distributed artificial intelligence; Information assurance, trust and security; Multi-agent systems

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Bard, Jonathan

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Industrial Properties Corporation Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering

jbard@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3076, +1 512 471 1336
ETC 5.126

Department Areas

Operations Research

Research Interests

Design and analysis of manufacturing systems; Large-scale hierarchical optimization; Healthcare delivery improvement; Workforce planning & scheduling

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Barr, Ronald

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

rbarr@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3008
ETC 3.162

Department Areas

Biomechanical Engineering; Dynamic Systems and Control

Research Interests

Biosignal analysis; Electrical function of brain and muscle; Computer graphics modeling

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Barrett, Michael

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Research Professor

mbarrett@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0935
PRC 119

Department Areas

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Research Interests

Quality, impacts, and mitigation of urban, agricultural, and construction site stormwater runoff

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Bayrak, Oguzhan

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professor

Charles Elmer Rowe Fellowship in Engineering

bayrak@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7826, +1 512 232 6409
ECJ 4.720

Department Areas

Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials

Research Interests

Behavior, analysis, and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures; Bridge engineering; Evaluation of structures in distress; Use of fiber reinforced polymers for structural repair;

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Beaman, Joseph

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Earnest F. Gloyna Regents Chair in Engineering

jbeaman@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3058
ETC 4.116A

Department Areas

Dynamic Systems and Control; Manufacturing and Design; Materials

Research Interests

Freeform fabrication; System dynamics; Control; Mechanical Engineering in Oil and Gas

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Becker, Michael

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

William H. Hartwig Fellowship in Electrical Engineering

becker@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3628
UTA 7.342

Department Areas

Plasma/Quantum Electronics and Optics

Research Interests

Light-matter interaction; Laser interactions with materials; High-performance nanoparticles and nanomaterials; Optical signal processing using nonlinear and modulation optical devices

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Behar, Marcelo

Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor

mbehar@utexas.edu
BME 5.202E

Department Areas

Systems biology, computational modeling, dynamics of signal transduction and gene regulatory networks.

Research Interests

Understanding the functional principles underlying how biological networks collect, process, and use different types of information available in their environment.

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Belkin, Mikhail

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor

mbelkin@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4424
MER 2.606A

Department Areas

Plasma/Quantum Electronics and Optics; Solid-State Electronics

Research Interests

Terahertz and mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers, including devices with giant optical nonlinearities; mid-infrared and terahertz photonic components and systems for chemical sensing and microscopy; optical metamaterials in mid-infrared and terahertz spectral ranges;

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Ben-Yakar, Adela

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Mr. N. Doug Williams Memorial Centennial Fellowship in Engineering

ben-yakar@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9280
ETC 7.132

Department Areas

Thermal Fluids

Research Interests

Development of femtosecond laser nanosurgery techniques for manipulation of biological systems; Two-photon fluorescence laser scanning microscopy; Development of miniaturized endoscopes for in-vivo cancer detection and treatment; Applications for nerve regeneration processes, and early cancer detection and treatment;

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Bennighof, Jeffrey

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Professor

bennighof@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4709
WRW 308B

Department Areas

Structural Dynamics

Research Interests

Computation in Structural Dynamics; Noise and Vibration Analysis of Vehicles; Minimum Time Control of Structures

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Bettadpur, Srinivas

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Associate Professor

srinivas@csr.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7587
MCC 2.6038

Department Areas

Orbital Mechanics

Research Interests

Orbital Mechanics, Perturbations, and Orbit Determination; Space Geodesy (Earth's Shape, Orientation & Gravity Field); Modeling, Determination and Interpretation of Gravity Field; Space Mission Design; Data Processing and Numerical Methods

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Bhasin, Amit

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor

a-bhasin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3667
ECJ 6.108

Department Areas

Transportation Engineering; Infrastructure Materials Engineering

Research Interests

Material science aspects and mechanistic modeling of distresses in pavement materials (e.g. fatigue cracking, moisture damage); Self healing properties of bituminous materials; Structure-property relationships in composite materials; Surface properties and interfacial adhesion of materials; Development of test methods to characterize properties and performance of pavement materials

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Bhat, Chandra

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professor

Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professorship in Transportation Engineering

bhat@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4535
ECJ 6.810

Department Areas

Transportation Engineering

Research Interests

Activity and travel behavior analysis; Travel demand modeling; Application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; Logistics and freight modeling; Transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; Urban form and spatial data modeling;

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Bickel, J. Eric

Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor

ebickel@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8316
ETC 5.128C

Department Areas

Operations Research

Research Interests

Decision-making under uncertainty; analytics; value of information; economics; business strategy; energy and climate policy; decision-making in sports; free-market solutions to policy challenges.

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Biegalski, Steven

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

John J. McKetta Energy Professorship in Engineering

biegalski@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5380, +1 512 471 6369
NEL 2.100, ETC 7.114

Department Areas

Nuclear; Thermal Fluids

Research Interests

Nuclear Forensics; Nuclear instrumentation; Neutron radiography; Modeling of environmental pathways; Nuclear Reactor Operations & Safety Analysis;

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Biros, George

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Endowment in Simulation-based Engineering EFF #2

biros@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9566
ACE 4.250

Department Areas

Thermal/Fluids Systems

Research Interests

Parallel algorithms; Numerical algorithms for integral and differential equations; Inverse problems; Data assimilation; Computational statistics; Biological complex fluids; Blood rheology; Soft tissue and cardiovascular mechanics; and Medical image analysis

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Bisetti, Fabrizio

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Assistant Professor

fbisetti@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5696
WRW 301A

Department Areas

Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

Computational fluid mechanics, turbulent flows, aerosols, chemical reacting flows, numerical methods, massively parallel computing, flame plasmas, electrically & plasma assisted combustion.

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Bogard, David

Mechanical Engineering
Associate Department Chair & Professor

Baker Hughes Incorporated Centennial Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

dbogard@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3128, +1 512 471 5727
ETC 5.206, ETC 6.106EB

Department Areas

Thermal Fluids

Research Interests

Gas turbine engines, specifically film cooling and internal cooling of turbine components; Experimental techniques for thermal-fluid measurements

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Bonnecaze, Roger

Chemical Engineering
Professor

William and Bettye Nowlin Chair in Engineering

rtb@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1497
CPE 5.454, MER 1.206

Department Areas

Advanced Materials; Modeling, Simulation & Theory; Surface & Interface Science

Research Interests

Rheology of complex fluids; Immersion and imprint lithography; Self-assembly of nanoparticulate films; Modeling of the formation of oil reservoirs

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Borrego, Maura

Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor

maura.borrego@austin.utexas.edu

Department Areas

Engineering Education Research

Research Interests

Successful transfer of Hispanic engineering students from two-year to four-year institutions, engineering undergraduate student resistance to active learning, how engineering instructors make decisions about their teaching, learning in graduate engineering research groups, interdisciplinary education and teamwork

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Bourell, David

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Temple Foundation Endowed Professorship No. 2

dbourell@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3170
ETC 9.182

Department Areas

Manufacturing and Design; Materials

Research Interests

Freeform fabrication; Rapid prototyping; Materials processing, mechanical behavior and selection

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Bovik, Alan

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor

Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering # 3

bovik@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5370
UTA 7.204

Department Areas

Biomedical Engineering; Communications, Networks, and Systems (CommNetS); Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Digital and wireless video communication; Image and video processing and quality assessment; Computer vision; Computational aspects of biological visual perception

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Boyles, Stephen

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor

sboyles@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3548
ECJ 6.204

Department Areas

Transportation Engineering

Research Interests

Network modeling; traffic assignment; transportation user behavior; infrastructure systems

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Brock, Amy

Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor

amy.brock@utexas.edu
BME 4.202F

Department Areas

Complex Biological Systems

Research Interests

Cancer systems biology; Heterogeneity and cell state plasticity; Gene regulatory networks; Chemotherapy drug resistance; Normal differentiation and differentiation therapy

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Bryant, Michael

Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Accenture Endowed Professorship in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

bryantmd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4870
ETC 4.152B

Department Areas

Dynamic Systems and Control; Manufacturing and Design

Research Interests

Tribology and mechanics; Mechatronics, modeling and control of dynamic systems; Integrated systems design and manufacturing; Mixed-signal electronics;

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Bui, Tan Thanh

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Assistant Professor

tanbui@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3453
POB 4.244, WRW 308C

Department Areas

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

Research Interests

Inverse problems; Uncertainty quantification; Numerical analysis; Numerical optimization; Reduced-order modeling (model order reduction); Scientific computing; Parallel computing; Applied mathematics