Faculty Directory


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Michael Sacks

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-232-7773
Office Location: ACE 5.428, BME 5.202J

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Cardiovascular biomechanics; computational simulation of the behavior of the cardiovascular system; advanced constitutive models, biomechanical interactions of cell, tissue and organ in native and engineered heart valves and myocardium

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Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert

Department Chair and Professor

Biomedical Engineering


(512) 471-3604
Office Location: BME 3.110B

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Biomaterials; drug delivery; tissue engineering; nerve regeneration, and stem cell biology for applications to treat spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury

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Salvatore Salamone

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3427, 512-232-4464
Office Location: ECJ 4.710

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Structural health monitoring; non-destructive evaluation; ultrasonic sensing methods for smart structures; wave propagation in solids; digital signal processing and pattern recognition

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Navid Saleh

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-9175
Office Location: ECJ 8.608

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Environmental nanotechnology; physicochemical processes; fate and transport of nanomaterials in the environment; groundwater remediation

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Sujay Sanghavi

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-475-9798
Office Location: EER 6.824

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Security

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Algorithms for wireless, sensor and peer-to-peer networks and the Internet; machine learning and data mining; social networks; optimization

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Samantha Santacruz

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-7440
Office Location: 5.202E

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Neural engineering; brain-machine interfaces; neurotherapeutic devices; neuromodulation

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Surya Santoso

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-3371
Office Location: EER 7.876

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Electromagnetic transient and electric power quality in power systems; development of intelligent systems for enabling self-healing and self-restoring power systems; wind power interconnection and integration

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Carolyn Seepersad

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-1985
Office Location: ETC 4.138

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Simulation-based design of complex engineering systems; design for additive manufacturing; mechanical design innovation; environmentally conscious design

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Polina Sela

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-6879
Office Location: ECJ 8.208

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Water resources systems management; cyber-physical urban systems

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Luis Sentis

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-5987
Office Location: ETC 4.165

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Research Interests

Human-centered robotics; mathematics of movement and manipulation; building legged humanoid robots; software architectures for sensing and acting; biomechatronics

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Kamy Sepehrnoori

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-0231, 512-471-3161
Office Location: CPE 2.502

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Reservoir simulation development and application; simulation of enhance oil recovery processes; computational methods; parallel computations; applied mathematics; naturally fractured reservoir modeling; co-optimization of CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery; inverse modeling

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Sanjay Shakkottai

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5376
Office Location: EER 6.802

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Scheduling and QoS in wireless networks; ad-hoc and sensor networks; congestion control in the internet; resource allocation for heterogeneous networks

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Shyam Shankar

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8115
Office Location: EER 4.878

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Quantum information science with superconducting quantum circuits; quantum backaction of qubit measurement; guantum feedback with reservoir engineering and realization of remote entanglement and quantum-limited amplification

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Mukul Sharma

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3257, 512-471-3161
Office Location: CPE 5.118A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Formation damage; petrophysics; fluid flow in porous media

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Li Shi

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3109
Office Location: ETC 7.140

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Energy and environment; thermal management; electronics, photonics and sensors; biomedical technologies

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Jayant Sirohi

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 5.216

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

High power density solid state actuators; multifunctional structures; multi-mission capable micro and unmanned aerial vehicles; rotorcraft design

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Mark J.T. Smith

Dean, Graduate School and Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-3601
Office Location: EER 6.870

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Research Interests

Speech and image processing; object detection and recognition

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David Soloveichik

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 7.814

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Molecular programming, including the engineering of complex molecular systems for synthetic biology, nanotechnology and bioengineering.

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Wen Song

Assistant Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-5789
Office Location: CPE 5.118B

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Enhanced oil recovery; petrophysics and pore scale processes; reservoir engineering; unconventional resources; geologic carbon storage; natural gas engineering; reservoir simulation

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Gerald Speitel

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-7995
Office Location: ECJ 10.326

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Treatment processes for hazardous organic chemicals, including biodegradation and adsorption; drinking water treatment; computer models of treatment processes

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S.V. Sreenivasan

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-6546
Office Location: ETC 5.134C

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nano-resolution lithography; flexure-based micro- and nano-precision machines; precision optical systems; real-time nano-resolution optical sensor architectures

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Jeanne Stachowiak

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 5.202G

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Biophysical mechanisms

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Kenneth Stokoe

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3689
Office Location: ECJ 9.227

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics; non-destructive testing of pavements, soils and structures; offshore geotechnical engineering

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Venkat Subramanian

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Multiscale simulation of electrochemical systems; model-based battery management systems and real-time state-of-charge/real-time state-of-health estimation of Lithium-ion batteries

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Laura Suggs

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-232-1671
Office Location: BME 4.202D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Cardiovascular tissue engineering; Adult progenitor cells and vasculogenesis; Biologically active materials

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James Sulzer

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Office Location: ETC 4.146D

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Determining efficient ways to restore healthy gait in people after stroke; the development of novel, neurally-based rehabilitation strategies

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Nan Sun

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-2051
Office Location: EER 4.820

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuit design; micro- and nano-scale solid-state platforms (silicon ICs and beyond) as an electrical, electrochemical and optical analytical tool for biotechnology and medicine; low-cost medical imaging systems; miniature spin resonance systems

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Earl Swartzlander

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5923
Office Location: EER 5.874

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

VLSI circuit technology; special purpose processors; computer arithmetic; digital signal processing; quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) nanotechnology