Faculty Directory


Computational Engineering/Science

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Jacob Abraham

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-8983
Office Location: EER 4.874

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

VLSI design and testing; formal verification; fault-tolerant computing

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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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Jeffrey Andrews

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-0536
Office Location: EER 6.880

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Multiuser wireless networking; wireless ad hoc networks; multiuser techniques for code division multiple access, multiple-input multiple-output, and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing; WiMAX

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Aristotle Arapostathis

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-3265
Office Location: EER 7.824

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Adaptive control and estimation techniques of stochastic systems; stochastic hybrid systems; adaptive control of nonlinear systems

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Michael Baldea

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering


Office Location: CPE 4.466

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Statically equivalent models for simulation and optimization of complex engineered systems; proactive energy management for buildings; optimal operation and strategic decision support; fault detection and isolation for multi-scale systems

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Matthew Balhoff

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3246
Office Location: CPE 4.182A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Pore scale and multiscale modeling; flow and transport in porous media; reservoir engineering

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Sanjay Banerjee

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-6730
Office Location: MER 1.606B, EER 3.884

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Ultra-high vacuum and remote plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition; silicon-germanium-carbon heterostructure MOSFETs and nanostructures; ultra-shallow junction technology; semiconductor device modeling

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Jonathan Bard

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3076, 512-471-1336
Office Location: ETC 5.126

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Design and analysis of manufacturing systems; large-scale hierarchical optimization; healthcare delivery improvement; workforce planning & scheduling

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Joseph Beaman

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3058
Office Location: ETC 4.116A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Freeform fabrication; system dynamics; control; mechanical engineering in oil and gas

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Mikhail Belkin

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-4424
Office Location: MER 2.606A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Terahertz and mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers, including devices with giant optical nonlinearities; mid-infrared and terahertz photonic components and systems for chemical sensing and microscopy; optical metamaterials in mid-infrared and terahertz spectral ranges

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J. Eric Bickel

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-8316
Office Location: ETC 5.128D

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Decision making under uncertainty; value of information; economics; business strategy; energy and climate policy

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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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Fabrizio Bisetti

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-5696
Office Location: ASE 4.206

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational fluid mechanics; turbulent flows; aerosols and chemical reacting flows; numerical methods; massively parallel computing; flame plasmas; electrically and plasma assisted combustion

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David Bogard

Associate Department Chair and Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3128, 512-471-5727
Office Location: ETC 5.206, ETC 6.106EB

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Gas turbine engines, specifically film cooling and internal cooling of turbine components; experimental techniques for thermal-fluid measurements

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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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Alan Bovik

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5370
Office Location: EER 7.862

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Digital and wireless video communication; image and video processing and quality assessment; computer vision; computational aspects of biological visual perception

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Tan Bui-Thanh

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-232-3453
Office Location: POB 4.244, ASE 4.220

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Development of scalable methods for large-scale uncertainty quantification; numerical methods for exascale supercomputers

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Constantine Caramanis

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9269
Office Location: EER 6.820

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Robust and adaptive optimization and control; statistical learning; applications in telecommunications; applications in air traffic control

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William Charlton

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-5380
Office Location: ETC 7.114

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Development of technological solutions to counter nuclear threats; nuclear nonproliferation and counter-proliferation; detector development and testing; interpretation of technical nuclear forensics data; reactor physics calculations for analysis of nuclear systems

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James Chelikowsky

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-232-9083
Office Location: ACE 4.324

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational materials science; quantum modeling for electronic materials; high-performance computing

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Ray Chen

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-7035, 512-471-4349
Office Location: MER 1.606G, EER 3.808

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Micro-and nano-optical interconnect devices; polymer-based guided-wave optical interconnection and packaging; true time delay wide band phased array antenna; bio and environmental sensors; silicon nanophotonics

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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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Michael Cullinan

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0262
Office Location: ETC 4.154

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

The design and development of nanomanufacturing processes and equipment; application of nanoscale science in engineering; engineering of thin films, nanotubes and nanowires; manufacturing and assembly of nanostructured materials; design of micro/nanoscale machine elements for mechanical sensors and energy systems

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Hugh Daigle

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3775
Office Location: CPE 5.174

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Pore-scale physics; methane hydrates; shale geomechanics, formation evaluation

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Clinton Dawson

Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-475-8627
Office Location: ACE 5.320

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Numerical solution to partial differential equations; algorithms for massively parallel scientific computation; application to surface and subsurface flow and transport in earth systems

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Gustavo de Veciana

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1573
Office Location: EER 6.874

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks; architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing; applied probability, queueing and information theory

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Leszek Demkowicz

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4199
Office Location: ACE 6.326

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational acoustics and electromagnetics; HP-adaptive finite and boundary element methods; applied functional analysis, computational fluid dynamics

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David DiCarlo

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-1283
Office Location: CPE 4.174

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Fluid flow; pore-scale physics; preferential and compositional displacements; gas injection processes

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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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Georgios-Alex Dimakis

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


+1510-388 1905
Office Location: EER 6.816

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Information theory; coding theory; signal processing; networking

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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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Thomas Edgar

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-3080
Office Location: CPE 5.422

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Control system monitoring and diagnosis; modeling and control of microelectronics manufacturing; optimization of energy systems

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Janet Ellzey

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-7020
Office Location: IO1 2.200C, ETC 7.148B

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Combustion in porous media; low-emission burners; fuel reformers, biomass combustion

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Mattan Erez

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-7846
Office Location: EER 5.872

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computer architecture; high-performance computing; programming languages and models

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Ofodike Ezekoye

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-3085
Office Location: ETC 7.130

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Security

Research Interests

Jet flames; aerosols; fire dynamics; flame ignition

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Eric Fahrenthold

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3064
Office Location: ETC 4.136

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

System dynamics; impact dynamics; constitutive modeling

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Gregory Fenves

President, The University of Texas at Austin and Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3300
Office Location: MAI 201

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Modeling and computational simulation of structures; earthquake engineering; structural health monitoring and assessment

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John Foster

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-6972
Office Location: CPE 3.108

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Experimental and computational geomechanics and multi-scale modeling with applications to well completions, lost circulation, hydraulic fracturing and anomalous flow in porous media

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Venkat Ganesan

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-4856
Office Location: CPE 3.414

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Self-assembly in polymer-particle mixtures; simulations of dynamics of self-assembled materials; theory and simulation of rod-coil and crystallizable polymers; simulations of structure and properties of materials for fuel cell and photovoltaic applications

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Vijay Garg

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9424, 512-750-9761
Office Location: EER 7.884

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Distributed systems; discrete event systems; software engineering

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Andreas Gerstlauer

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-8294
Office Location: EER 5.882

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Embedded system design; electronic system-level (ESL) design automation, modeling, languages, methodologies and tools; embedded hardware and software synthesis

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Ranjit Gharpurey

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-7940
Office Location: EER 4.864

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

High-frequency and high-speed circuit design; parasitic noise sources in integrated circuits; radio frequency integrated circuit design for wireless applications

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Omar Ghattas

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-232-4304
Office Location: POB 4.236A

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Computational fluid, solid, bio, and geomechanics; inverse problems and optimization; uncertainty quantification; parallel numerical algorithms and large-scale supercomputing

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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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Milos Gligoric

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 7.886

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

The field of software engineering and formal methods, especially in designing techniques and tools that improve software quality and developers productivity

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David Goldstein

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4187
Office Location: WRW 313C

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Development of numerical methods; applications of computational fluid dynamics; detailed flow physics

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Michael R. Haberman

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-8317
Office Location: ETC 4.165, ARL NX315

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Elastic and acoustic wave propagation in complex media, acoustic metamaterials, new acoustic transduction materials, ultrasonic nondestructive testing, and vibro-acoustic transducers

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Mark Hamilton

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3055
Office Location: ETC 4.146C

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Nonlinear propagation of ultrasound in tissue; biophysical responses to underwater sound; acoustic cavitation in shock wave lithotripsy; micro- and electro-mechanical systems-based parametric acoustic arrays

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Grani Hanasusanto

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3078
Office Location: ETC 5.120

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Optimization under uncertainty; stochastic, robust and distributionally robust optimization; data-driven optimization; applications in energy systems, machine learning, operations management and engineering

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Robert Heath

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-686-8225
Office Location: EER 6.878

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Wireless communication; signal processing; information theory; multiple input multiple output communication; millimeter wave systems; connected vehicles; cellular systems; machine learning for communications

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Zoya Heidari

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-7218
Office Location: PGE 5.108

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Petrophysics; borehole geophysics; formation evaluation; rock physics; inverse problems; integrated reservoir characterization of carbonates and unconventional resources; completion petrophysics

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Ben Hodges

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4730, 512-471-1807
Office Location: ECJ 9.102G

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Hydrodynamics; transport and water quality issues in lakes, rivers and estuaries

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Rui Huang

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-7558
Office Location: ASE 5.210

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Mechanics of integrated materials and structures at micro-and nano-scales; reliability of advanced interconnects and packaging for microelectronics; mechanical instability of thin films and nanostructures; multiscale modeling and simulations

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Thomas Hughes

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-232-7775
Office Location: ACE 5.430A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational mechanics; isogeometic analysis; stabilized and variational multiscale methods; phase-field modeling; cardiovascular bioengineering; complex fluids and turbulence

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Gyeong Hwang

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-4847
Office Location: CPE 4.404

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Computational chemistry and materials science; doping and defect engineering in electronic materials; surface chemsitry and catalysis; modeling of energy and catalytic materials for fuel cells; supercapacitors; Li ion batteries; thermoelectrics; photovoltaics

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Moriba Jah

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 471-5322
Office Location: ASE 3.232

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction, and information fusion; Space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization; Spacecraft navigation

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Lizy John

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-1455
Office Location: EER 5.876

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Design of high-performance, low-power microprocessors; multicore processors; memory Systems; performance evaluation and benchmarking; workload characterization; adaptive computing

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Brandon Jones

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 471-4743
Office Location: ASE 3.230

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Orbit state and uncertainty propagation; Multi-target, multi-sensor tracking and filtering; Space situational awareness; Satellite navigation; Numerical methods and modeling

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mark Mear

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4212
Office Location: ASE 5.220

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Micromechanics; fracture mechanics; boundary element methods

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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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Robert Moser

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0093
Office Location: ETC 7.142D

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Turbulence physics; direct numerical simulation and spectral methods; large-eddy simulation; cardiovascular fluid mechanics

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Juan Murcia-Delso

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512--232-6781, 512--471-1619
Office Location: ECJ 4.732

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Inelastic behavior of concrete structure; resilience to extreme events; sustainable design

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Quoc Nguyen

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-1204
Office Location: CPE 5.104 A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Chemical and gas enhanced oil recovery; conformance control technology; stimulated production of unconventional resources; thermal and chemical conversion of tar sand and oil shale; nanoparticle functionalization and processing for subsurface applications

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Evdokia Nikolova

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 6.808

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Risk analysis from an algorithmic perspective arising in stochastic optimization, networks, economics and complex systems

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Atila Novoselac

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-475-8175
Office Location: ECJ 5.422

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Ventilation and indoor air quality; computations and measurements of airflows in buildings; pollutants transport modeling; building energy analysis

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William O'Brien

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4638
Office Location: ECJ 5.430

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Production systems: project supply chain management, project controls; computer integrated construction: information integration, collaborative systems, human-computer interaction, implementation issues

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J. Tinsley Oden

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-3312
Office Location: ACE 4.102

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Computational mechanics and mathematics; numerical solution of partial differential equations; multi-scale modeling; model validation, uncertainty quantification

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Jon Olson

Department Chair & Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-7375, 512-471-3161
Office Location: CPE 5.168B, CPE 2.502

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Hydraulic fracturing, petroleum rock mechanics, naturally fractured reservoirs, structural geology

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David Pan

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1436
Office Location: EER 4.880

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

VLSI computer aided design; physical design and circuit optimization; design and manufacturing process integration; vertical integration of technology, circuit, CAD and system

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Paola Passalacqua

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3319
Office Location: ECJ 8.612

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Multi-scale analysis of hydrological processes; dynamics of environmental transport on river networks and deltaic systems; quantitative analysis and modeling of landscape forming processes, geomorphic transport laws and subgrid-scale parameterization.

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Masa Prodanovic

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-0839
Office Location: CPE 4.186A

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Fluid displacement in porous media; porous matrix and microfractured media characterization; unconventional reservoirs modeling; ferrohydrodynamics

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Michael Pyrcz

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


(512) 471-3252
Office Location: CPE 4.186B

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Integrated Reservoir Characterization; Unconventional Resources; Petrophysics and pore-scale processes; Geologic Carbon Storage

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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
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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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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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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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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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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Isaac Sanchez

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-1020
Office Location: CPE 3.408

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Statistical thermodynamics of bulk and interfacial phenomena in polymers; solubility of fluids in polymers; computer simulations of polymer properties

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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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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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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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Shyam Shankar

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8115
Office Location: EER 4.878

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/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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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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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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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

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Takashi Tanaka

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 232-0830
Office Location: ASE 4.230

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Systems and control theory; Networked and multi-agent systems; Information theory in control

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Mohit Tiwari

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 5.886

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Cybersecurity with a focus on computing systems, hardware design, processor architecture, embedded systems and cloud computing

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Ufuk Topcu

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 4.208

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Design and verification of autonomous networked systems

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Carlos Torres-Verdin

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-4216, 512-471-3161
Office Location: CPE 5.182A

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Borehole geophysics; petrophysics; formation evaluation; well logging; rock physics; multi-physics geophysical detection and imaging; geophysical imaging of time-lapse subsurface phenomena; inverse problems; signal processing

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Thomas Truskett

Department Chair and Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-6308
Office Location: CPE 5.454

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Self-assembly; design of materials; protein therapeutics and biomedical Imaging; water’s role in biological processes; complex fluids

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Emanuel Tutuc

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-4960
Office Location: MER 1.606E, EER 3.890

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanoelectronics; chemical vapor deposition; graphene; semiconductor nanowires and devices

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Eric van Oort

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-6262
Office Location: CPE 4.182A

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Rig automation; zonal isolation; borehole stability and lost circulation; frac optimization; frac water management, drilling and completion fluids

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Philip Varghese

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-3110
Office Location: ASE 4.222

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Laser based sensors; flow diagnostics using raman and rayleigh scattering; scramjet combustion; rarefied flow analysis using the Boltzmann equation and Monte Carlo simulation

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Sriram Vishwanath

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1190
Office Location: EER 6.814

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Research Interests

Networks; wireless systems; system security; information theory; resource allocation in systems; networked control; energy systems; bioinformatics

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Yaguo Wang

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-9556
Office Location: ETC 7.150

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Ultrafast carrier dynamics and micro/nanoscale heat transfer in nanomaterials with optical spectroscopy; thermoelectrics; photovoltaics; gas fuel generation; quantum-cascade lasers

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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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Mary Wheeler

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-475-8625
Office Location: ACE 5.324

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Numerical solution of partial differential equations; flow and transport in porous media; algorithms for massively parallel machines

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Eric Williamson

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-475-6175, 512-471-4594
Office Location: ECJ 4.722, PRC 177

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Response of structures to blast and impact; progressive collapse; structural response modelling and simulation; static and dynamic stability; failure modeling; damage mechanics

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Preston Wilson

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-9093
Office Location: ETC 4.152B

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Underwater, physical and biomedical acoustics; acoustic propagation and scattering in multiphase media; seismoacoustics; novel experimental techniques and transduction

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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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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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Renato Zanetti

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 3.210

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Stochastic estimation of non-linear/non-Gaussian dynamical systems; GNC of autonomous systems; Spacecraft attitude dynamics, determination, and control; Simulation of large, complex dynamical systems; Vision-based navigation; Sensor fusion, sensor technology, and sensor utilization planning