Faculty Directory


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Larry Lake

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-8233, 512-471-3161
Office Location: CPE 4.108

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Enhanced oil recovery; reservoir engineering; reservoir characterization; geochemical modeling; simulation

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Chad Landis

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4273
Office Location: ASE 5.214

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Mechanics of materials; ferroelectrics; ferromagnetic shape memory alloys; fracture mechanics; continuum thermodynamics

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Sheldon Landsberger

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-2467
Office Location: 159, ETC 7.116

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Radioactive and solid waste management; low-level counting of natural radioactivity; compton suppression gamma-ray spectrometry; risk assessment in radioactivity handling

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Desmond Lawler

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4595
Office Location: ECJ 8.6

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Particles in water and wastewater treatment processes; mathematical modeling of treatment processes; physical-chemical treatment; drinking and industrial process water treatment

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Jack Lee

Associate Department Chair/Research & Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-8423
Office Location: MER 1.606D, EER 3.806

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

High-K gate dielectrics and gate electrodes; alternative channel materials for MOSFET applications; fabrication methods and novel device structures for future integrated circuit device applications; compound semiconductor device design and fabrication

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Benjamin Leibowicz

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-9550
Office Location: ETC 5.128D

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Energy economics; technological change; energy and climate policy analysis; integrated assessment modeling; industrial organization; innovation

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Fernanda Leite

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-5957
Office Location: ECJ 5.302

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Information technology for project management; building information modeling; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; information technology-supported construction safety management

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Wei Li

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Office Location: ETC 5.146

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Polymer nanofoam and nanocomposites; biomedical micro devices; 3D cell culture and drug discovery; nanoporous materials; manufacturing processes for alternate transportation energy

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Kenneth Liechti

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4164
Office Location: ASE 5.228

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Delamination fracture mechanics; adhesive bonding and composite materials; microelectronics packaging; mechanics of adhesion and friction at small scales

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Howard Liljestrand

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4604
Office Location: ECJ 8.206

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Aquatic chemistry; contaminant transport; pollutant containment and remediation acid deposition; air pollution modeling

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Yuanyue Liu

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


(512) 232-3788
Office Location: ETC 9.168

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Apply theory and atomic scale simulations to solve materials problems; room-temperature electron transport in materials and how it would be affected by the atom vibrations (phonons), defects, and the interface

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Raul Longoria

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0530
Office Location: ETC 5.134B

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Physical system modeling, analysis and control; evaluation of robotic ground vehicles; vehicle system dynamics and control; electromechanical systems and mechatronics

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Nanshu Lu

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4208
Office Location: EER 7.614B, ASE 5.242

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Mechanics of thin films on compliant substrates; mechanics of flexible electronics with extreme deformability and compliance; mechanics at bio-electronics interface; development of novel bio-integrated soft electronics for cardiac, neural and epidermal applications

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Nathaniel Lynd

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-232-2534
Office Location: CPE 3.408

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Polymer sciences, including areas such as modeling, design and synthesis of membranes for capture of carbon dioxide; synthesis of degradable biomedical materials; and understanding ion transport in polymer electrolytes