Faculty Directory


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Loukas Kallivokas

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-5769
Office Location: ECJ 4.734

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational mechanics; inverse problems in engineering; wave propagation and structural dynamics; earthquake engineering; numerical methods; large-scale computational modeling

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Lynn Katz

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4244
Office Location: ECJ 9.102H

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Contaminant fate and transport; combined abiotic and biotic treatment systems for in-situ remediation; environmental surface chemistry

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Benjamin Keitz

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-232-2373
Office Location: +1 512 232 2373

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Influence of porous materials on abeta amyloid formation

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Sarfraz Khurshid

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-8244
Office Location: EER 7.880

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Software testing; specification languages; code conformance; model checking; heuristics in program analysis; data structure repair; program repair

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Hyun Jung Kim

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-2165
Office Location: BME 4.202C

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Bioinspired organ mimicry; in-vitro disease model; regenerative medicine; host-microbe ecosystem; synthetic biology

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Spyros Kinnas

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-475-7969, 512-232-1887
Office Location: ECJ 8.610

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Ocean engineering; hydrodynamics; cavitation; wave mechanics; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); design of ocean vehicle control and propulsion systems; tidal turbines

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Kerry Kinney

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-1740
Office Location: ECJ 9.102A

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment; algae-to-biofuel production processes; potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments

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Mary Kirisits

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-7120
Office Location: ECJ 8.216

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Biological drinking water treatment processes; microbial transformation of inorganic contaminants; application of molecular biology to biological water treatment processes; rainwater harvesting; impacts of nanomaterials on microorganisms in engineered water treatment systems; biofilms; quorum sensing in pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms; microbial community structure of pediatric otitis media

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Dale Klein

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-6791

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Security

Research Interests

Radioactive waste disposal; thermal analysis of nuclear shipping containers; nuclear weapon dismantlement; nuclear power

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Kara Kockelman

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-0210, 512-471-4379
Office Location: ECJ 6.904

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Travel behavior modeling; Transport data analysis; Transport economics and energy policy; Roadway safety; The connection between urban form and transportation

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Brian Korgel

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-5633
Office Location: CPE 4.462, CPE 2.802

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanostructure assembly and organizational strategies; development of new approaches for nanoscale material synthesis and applications, including photovoltaics, thin film transistors, lithium ion batteries and medicine

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Desiderio Kovar

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-6271
Office Location: ETC 9.146

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Production and characterization of nanoparticles; nanostructured thick films; solid oxide fuel cells; honeycomb ceramics

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Jaydeep Kulkarni

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 471-4802
Office Location: EER 4.882

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Integrated Circuits; Emerging Nano-technologies

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Krishna Kumar

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-4406
Office Location: ECJ 9.227B

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Multi-scale modeling of natural hazards, landslides, earthquakes, debris flows, material point method, discrete element and lattice Boltzmann, high-performance computing in geomechanics; large-scale big data frameworks for modeling infrastructure systems

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Manish Kumar

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 8.212

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Membrane processes and bio-inspired membranes for wastewater treatment and water reuse

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Erhan Kutanoglu

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-7194
Office Location: ETC 5.114

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Applied operations research; supply chain management; manufacturing and transportation logistics; game theoretic and distributed mechanisms (e-commerce and auctions)

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Stelios Kyriakides

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4167
Office Location: ASE 5.23

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Instability in solids and structures (plastic buckling of structures, propagating instabilities in shape, memory metals, composites and foams); modeling of nonlinear behavior and failure of solids (metals, composites and foams)