Faculty Directory


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Francois Baccelli

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: RLM 8.100

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Intersection of mathematics, telecommunications, and information theory

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Vaibhav Bahadur

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0233
Office Location: ETC 7.138

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Thermal and other energy systems, oil and gas flow assurance, materials and micro-and-nanofabrication

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Aaron Baker

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 5.202D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Cardiovascular biology including atherosclerosis, thrombosis and in-stent restenosis; vascular biomechanics and mechanotransduction; development of medical devices, drug delivery and tissue engineering systems for enhancing tissue repair; glycobiology

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Efstathios Bakolas

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4250
Office Location: ASE 4.232

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Research Interests

Systems and control theory, optimal control, differential games, nonlinear control, computational geometry, applications of autonomous vehicles

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Michael Baldea

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering


Office Location: CPE 4.466

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

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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Matthew Balhoff

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3246
Office Location: CPE 4.182A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Pore scale and multiscale modeling; flow and transport in porous media; reservoir engineering

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Sanjay Banerjee

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-6730
Office Location: MER 1.606B, EER 3.884

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

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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Seth Bank

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9669
Office Location: MER 2.606C, EER 3.876

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices; molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Semiconductor nanostructures, metal and semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures

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K. Suzanne Barber

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-6152
Office Location: EER 7.804

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Areas of Impact

Security

Research Interests

Software engineering, design and architectures; distributed artificial intelligence; information assurance, trust and security; multi-agent systems

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Jonathan Bard

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3076, 512-471-1336
Office Location: ETC 5.126

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Design and analysis of manufacturing systems; large-scale hierarchical optimization; healthcare delivery improvement; workforce planning & scheduling

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Ronald Barr

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3008
Office Location: ETC 3.162

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Biosignal analysis; electrical function of brain and muscle; computer graphics modeling

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Oguzhan Bayrak

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-7826, 512-232-6409
Office Location: ECJ 4.720

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Areas of Impact

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

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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Joseph Beaman

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3058
Office Location: ETC 4.116A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Freeform fabrication; system dynamics; control; mechanical engineering in oil and gas

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Mikhail Belkin

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-4424
Office Location: MER 2.606A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

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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Adela Ben-Yakar

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-9280
Office Location: ETC 7.132

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

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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Srinivas Bettadpur

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-7587
Office Location: MCC 2.6038, ASE 3.212

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Areas of Impact

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Orbital mechanics, perturbations, and orbit determination; space geodesy (earth's shape, orientation and gravity field); modeling, determination and interpretation of gravity field; space mission design; data processing and numerical methods

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Amit Bhasin

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3667
Office Location: ECJ 6.108

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Material science aspects and mechanistic modeling of distresses in pavement materials (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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Chandra Bhat

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4535
Office Location: ECJ 6.810

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

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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J. Eric Bickel

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-8316
Office Location: ETC 5.128D

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Decision making under uncertainty; value of information; economics; business strategy; energy and climate policy

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George Biros

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-8248
Office Location: POB 5.234

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

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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Fabrizio Bisetti

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-5696
Office Location: ASE 4.206

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational fluid mechanics; turbulent flows; aerosols and chemical reacting flows; numerical methods; massively parallel computing; flame plasmas; electrically and plasma assisted combustion

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David Bogard

Associate Department Chair and Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3128, 512-471-5727
Office Location: ETC 5.206, ETC 6.106EB

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

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

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Raghu Bollapragada

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Areas of Impact
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Roger Bonnecaze

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-1497
Office Location: CPE 2.802 E

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

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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Maura Borrego

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


(512) 471-3083
Office Location: EER

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

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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David Bourell

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3170
Office Location: ETC 9.182

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Freeform fabrication; rapid prototyping; materials processing, mechanical behavior and selection

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Alan Bovik

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5370
Office Location: EER 7.862

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Wireless and Network Science

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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Stephen Boyles

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3548
Office Location: ECJ 6.204

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

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

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Joan Brennecke

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-5092
Office Location: EER 3.614

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Ionic liquids; thermodynamics; gas separations; supercritical fluid technology; environmentally benign chemical processing

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Amy Brock

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 4.202F

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

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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Tan Bui-Thanh

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-232-3453
Office Location: POB 4.244, ASE 4.220

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Development of scalable methods for large-scale uncertainty quantification; numerical methods for exascale supercomputers