Faculty Directory


Bioengineering and Health

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Deji Akinwande

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-4345
Office Location: MER 1.206L

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanoscale devices, carbon nanotubes and graphene; plastic nanoelectronics and nanotechnology; high-frequency analog circuit design; biosensors

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Hal Alper

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-4417
Office Location: CPE 5.408

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; systems biology; biofuels production using microbial and fungal sources; mammalian cell culture engineering; pathway engineering for the production of novel biofuels and biochemicals; protein engineering and evolution strategies applied to cellular engineering; value-added products and bioactive molecules in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems; novel molecular biology tools for gene expression and regulation

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lydia Contreras

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-2453
Office Location: CPE 5.410

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Fundamental aspects of RNA regulation and intracellular RNA assaying; applications to neurodegenerative diseases, air quality and metabolic engineering

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Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-4679
Office Location: BME 3.503D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Tissue repair and regeneration; polymer science; bioengineering

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Ashish D. Deshpande

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-7773
Office Location: ETC 5.134

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Design and building of robots for rehabilitation, prosthetic and assistive purposes; study of human movement control through experiments and mathematical modeling

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Kenneth Diller

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-7167
Office Location: BME 4.202A

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Biomedical heat and mass transfer; hyperthermia treatment of tumors; therapeutic hypothermia for treating stroke, cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury; devices for intermittent and continuous cooling of body core temperature; prevention and treatment of burn injuries; cryotherapy of injured tissues; cryopreservation of cells and tissues

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Dragan Djurdjanovic

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-0815
Office Location: ETC 5.122

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Advanced quality control in multi-station manufacturing systems; immunity inspired approaches to diagnosis and control of complex dynamic systems; maintenance decision-making in flexible and reconfigurable systems; applications of advanced signal processing in biomedical engineering

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Andrew Dunn

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-232-2808
Office Location: BME 1.108D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Optical microscopy; functional brain imaging; molecular imaging; neuroscience

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Donglei Fan

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-5874
Office Location: ETC 9.144

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanomaterials design and synthesis; nano-biotechnolgy; nano-manipulation; nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS); energy

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George Georgiou

Professor

Chemical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering


512-471-6975
Office Location: CPE 4.410

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Discovery, preclinical and clinical development of protein therapeutics; vaccine evaluation; analysis of human immune responses in health and disease

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Joydeep Ghosh

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-8980
Office Location: EER 6.812

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Data mining; web mining; predictive analytics, machine learning; large-scale statistical analysis; high-performance computing

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Neal Hall

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-2349
Office Location: EER 4.802

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Silicon micromachining (MEMS); acoustics and dynamics; optics and photonics; technology transfer

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Adam Heller

Research Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-8874, 512-471-8795
Office Location: CPE 4.450

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Bioelectrochemistry; Bioelectrocatalysis; Instrumentation for diabetes management; Diagnostic instrumentation

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Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-1050
Office Location: CPE 3.470, EME 1.320E

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Air quality, focusing on atmospheric nanoparticles and aerosols

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Ning Jenny Jiang

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 1.108E

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Systems immunology; immune repertoire; high-throughput sequencing; single cell analysis; microfluidics

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Keith Johnston

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-4617
Office Location: CPE 5.414

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Particle engineering including nanotechnology; drug delivery; polymer thin films including nanocrystal composites; environmentally responsible processing with solvents including carbon dioxide for materials science and separation processes; carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery

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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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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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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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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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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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Mia Markey

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-1711, 512-471-8660
Office Location: BME 5.202L, BME 5.108

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Biomedical informatics; decision support; biomedical image analysis; biometrics

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Jennifer Maynard

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-9188
Office Location: CPE 5.466

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Control of cellular immunity through manipulation of T-cell receptor interactions; reverse-engineer pathogenic strategies used by bacterial pathogens for biotechnological applications; apply protein engineering approaches to issues in structural biology

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Bob Metcalfe

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


+1857-891 1252
Office Location: ECJ 10.332

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Innovation; the network effect; internet protocols; distributed algorithms; network operating systems; local-area networks; modeling and simulation

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José Del Rocio Millán Ruiz

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8111
Office Location: EER 7.822

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI); neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics; human-robot interaction; statistical machine learning; neuroscience; neurorehabilitation

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Thomas Milner

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-1332
Office Location: BME 1.108F

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Optical-based therapeutics and diagnostic imaging; biomedical fiber sensors; infrared imaging radiometry

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Richard Neptune

Department Chair and Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0848
Office Location: ETC 4.132

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation of human movement; biomechanics and neuromotor control; rehabilitation engineering; sports biomechanics and equipment design; prosthetic and orthotic design optimization

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Sapun Parekh

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-232-3466
Office Location: BME 4.202E

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Development of label-free imaging and analytical tools with nonlinear chemical microscopy to predict type 2 diabetes and other diseases

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Nicholas Peppas

Professor

Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering


512-471-6644
Office Location: CPE 3.466

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Biomaterials; controlled drug delivery; molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; modeling of biomedical devices; bionanotechnology; molecular recognition processes

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Emily Porter

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8114
Office Location: EER 5.806

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Electromagnetics and acoustics; computational and applied electromagnetics; developing electromagnetic-based solutions with applications in diagnostic, therapeutic, supportive or assistive medical technologies

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Ahmed Tewfik

Department Chair and Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-6179, 512-232-7920
Office Location: EER 2.876

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Security

Research Interests

Medical imaging for minimally invasive surgery; programmable wireless networks; genomics and proteomics; neural prosthetics and audio signal separation

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James Tunnell

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-232-2110
Office Location: BME 1.108B

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Diagnostic and therapeutic optical technologies; molecular imaging; nanophotonics; cancer

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Jonathan Valvano

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5141, 512-471-7323
Office Location: EER 5.820

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Embedded medical devices; measurements of volume and pressure in the heart; low-power electrical, mechanical, and thermal measurements; hardware/software co-simulation of real-time embedded systems

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Haris Vikalo

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-7922
Office Location: EER 7.810

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Statistical signal processing; bioinformatics and computational biology; wireless communications systems

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Daniel Wasserman

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9818
Office Location: MRC 1.606

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Security

Space and Aeronautics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Optics; infared luminescence; fields and waves; solid state devices; nanophotonics

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Chong Xie

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-475-6872
Office Location: BME 5.202-O

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Nanoelectronics; neuroscience applications

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Thomas Yankeelov

Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 4.202L

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Medical imaging; computational oncology

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Hsin-Chih (Tim) Yeh

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


512-471-7931
Office Location: BME 5.202C

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Nanobiosensor development; cancer biomarker detection; single-molecule spectroscopy for biomoledcule and nanomaterial characterization; 3D molecular tracking and super-resolution imaging

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Ali Yilmaz

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-2054
Office Location: EER 5.812

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Computational electromagnetics; high performance computing; fast algorithms; antenna systems; bioelectromagnetics

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Guihua Yu

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-5276
Office Location: ETC 9.144

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanomaterials for energy science and environment; energy storage and conversion devices; nanoelectronics; nano-biotechnolgy; self-assembly of nanostructures

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Yuebing Zheng

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0228
Office Location: ETC 9.174

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanophotonics; micro and nanofluidics; molecular engineering; nanobiotechnology; lab on a chip; solar energy; information technology

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Janet Zoldan

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 4.202D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Molecular cell biology and tissue engineering