Faculty Directory


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Laxminarayan Raja

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4279
Office Location: WRW 318B

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Low-temperature glow discharge plasma

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Ellen Rathje

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3683, 512-471-4929
Office Location: ECJ 9.227C

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology; seismic stability of earth structures and slopes; earthquake-induced landslides; seismic site response; field liquefaction evaluation and soil improvement; application of remote sensing to earthquake damage assessment

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Manuel Rausch

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 471-5147
Office Location: ASE 5.236, EER 7.620

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Soft Tissue Biomechanics; Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics; Numerical Modeling; Material Characterization & Constitutive Modeling

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K Ravi-Chandar

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4213
Office Location: ASE 5.222

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Mechanical behavior of materials at high strain rates; fracture in nominally brittle materials; shear banding in polymeric materials; phase transformation in shape memory alloys

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Leonard Register

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-1868
Office Location: MER 2.606B, EER 3.882

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Theory of electronic and optoelectronic devices, particularly at the nano-scale; semi-classical and quantum mechanical device modeling; alternative materials and geometries for CMOS (non-classical CMOS); alternative state variables and switching methods (beyond CMOS)

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Pengyu Ren

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-232-1832
Office Location: BME 5.202M

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Molecular modeling of biological systems; computational drug discovery

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Gary Rochelle

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-7230
Office Location: CPE 5.458

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants by aqueous amine scrubbing; mass transfer with fast reaction in the boundary layer

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Gregory Rodin

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4230
Office Location: ASE 5.234

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Fast algorithms for composite materials; mechanics of ice; creep deformation and fracture

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Adrianne Rosales

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering


(512) 471-6300
Office Location: CPE 3.418

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Biomolecular and biomimetic materials, hydrogel development, cell-matrix interactions, dynamic materials

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Ryan Russell

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4190
Office Location: ASE 3.216

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Astrodynamics; orbital mechanics; numerical methods; nonlinear estimation; spacecraft trajectory design; optimal control

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Chris Rylander

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-6144
Office Location: ETC 7.142D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Solving healthcare related problems using mechanical engineering design and manufacturing techniques

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M. Nichole Rylander

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Office Location: ETC

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Multi-disciplinary elements of bioheat transfer; nanomedicine; biomedical optics; tissue regeneration; cancer engineering

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H. Grady Rylander III

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-1995
Office Location: ENS 617C

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Vision research; biomedical sensors; laser applications; neuroprosthesis design