Faculty Directory


Energy and Environment

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David Allen

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-0049, 512-475-7842
Office Location: CPE 3.462, PRC 1.320

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Atmospheric chemistry; urban air quality and pollution prevention; environmental and industrial reaction engineering

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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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Joshua Apte

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-6039
Office Location: ECJ 5.422

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Sustainability in the built environment; methods for air pollution exposure assessment; atmospheric aerosols; environmental issues in low income countries (air pollution and climate change mitigation)

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Vaibhav Bahadur

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0233
Office Location: ETC 7.138

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Thermal and other energy systems, oil and gas flow assurance, materials and micro-and-nanofabrication

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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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Seth Bank

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-9669
Office Location: MER 2.606C, EER 3.876

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices; molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Semiconductor nanostructures, metal and semiconductor hetero- and nano-structures

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Chandra Bhat

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4535
Office Location: ECJ 6.810

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Activity and travel behavior analysis; travel demand modeling; application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; logistics and freight modeling; transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; urban form and spatial data modeling

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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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Joan Brennecke

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-5092
Office Location: EER 3.614

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Ionic liquids; thermodynamics; gas separations; supercritical fluid technology; environmentally benign chemical processing

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Randall Charbeneau

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-0070
Office Location: CWR 25

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Hydraulics; stormwater management; groundwater hydrology; subsurface fate and transport of chemicals and radionuclides; radiological assessment; modeling

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Jingyi "Ann" Chen

Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


(512) 471-7034
Office Location: ASE 3.214

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Satellite geodesy and remote sensing; Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) image processing algorithms; InSAR-based earth observation applications

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Brady Cox

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3686
Office Location: ECJ 9.227F

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering (earthquake reconnaissance, soil liquefaction, site response analyses, microzonation); dynamic site characterization (surface wave methods, downhole, crosshole); foundation design

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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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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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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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Chadi El Mohtar

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3695
Office Location: ECJ 9.227K

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Pore fluid engineering; non-aqueous flow through porous media; earthquake engineering; liquefaction; fatigue life and behavior of asphalt concrete

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Nicolás Espinoza

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-8280
Office Location: CPE 3.118A, CPE 2.502

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Mechanics and physics of natural porous solids, methane recovery from microporous organic rocks, methane hydrate-bearing sediments and geological carbon sequestration

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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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Kasey Faust

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Infrastructure management and decision making; infrastructure interdependencies; intersection of engineering and policy; public involvement in infrastructure decisions; coupled human infrastructure interdependencies; impact of urban decline on infrastructure systems

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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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Benny Freeman

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-232-2803, 512-232-3810
Office Location: CPE 3.404

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Gas separation materials; gas-vapor barrier materials; membranes for water purification; membrane module modeling

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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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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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Robert Gilbert

Department Chair and Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3688
Office Location: ECJ 9.227H

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Performance reliability and risk management for slopes, dams, levees, foundations, waste containment and site remediation

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John Goodenough

Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-1646
Office Location: ETC 9.184

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Transition-metal oxides; lithium ion batteries; fuel cells; oxygen-permeation membranes

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Kenneth Gray

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3242, 512-471-7190
Office Location: CPE 3.186A, PRC B-17 R2

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Drilling and rock mechanics; wellbore mechanics; reservoir engineering; transient fluid flow; fracture mechanics; horizontal wells

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Derek Haas

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-7916
Office Location: ETC 7.136

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Security

Research Interests

Technology development, data analysis and policy support related to environmental monitoring for nuclear proliferation and arms control

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Matthew Hall

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-1292
Office Location: ETC 7.148

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Internal combustion engines; hazardous waste incineration; combustion and flow in porous media

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Alex J. Hanson

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-8110
Office Location: EER 7.886

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Component- and system-level power electronics; high-frequency magnetics and circuits

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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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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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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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Alex (Qin) Huang

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-6647
Office Location: EER 7.878

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Space and Aeronautics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Power Semiconductor Devices; Advanced Power Electronics; Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid; Power Management Integrated Circuits

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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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Jean Anne Incorvia

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(737) 808-4124
Office Location: EER 3.820

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanotechnology, Spintronics, Magnetic Memory

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Blair Johnson

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


(512) 232-1863
Office Location: ECJ 8.214

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Environmental fluid mechanics; turbulence; sediment transport and mixing processes; experimental methods

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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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Maria Juenger

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3593, 512-471-7751
Office Location: ECJ 4.736

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Hydration chemistry and microstructural characterization of portland cement and related materials; mechanisms of chemical deterioration in concrete; concrete durability; reducing the environmental impact of concrete production

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Christine Julien

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-5671
Office Location: EER 7.806

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Mobile and pervasive computing; software engineering and middleware for dynamic environments; algorithms and protocols for mobile and pervasive computing; mobile testbed development and use; application of formal methods to mobile and pervasive computing networks

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Lynn Katz

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4244
Office Location: ECJ 9.102H

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Contaminant fate and transport; combined abiotic and biotic treatment systems for in-situ remediation; environmental surface chemistry

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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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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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Kerry Kinney

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-1740
Office Location: ECJ 9.102A

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment; algae-to-biofuel production processes; potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments

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Mary Kirisits

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-7120
Office Location: ECJ 8.216

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Biological drinking water treatment processes; microbial transformation of inorganic contaminants; application of molecular biology to biological water treatment processes; rainwater harvesting; impacts of nanomaterials on microorganisms in engineered water treatment systems; biofilms; quorum sensing in pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms; microbial community structure of pediatric otitis media

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Dale Klein

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-6791

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Security

Research Interests

Radioactive waste disposal; thermal analysis of nuclear shipping containers; nuclear weapon dismantlement; nuclear power

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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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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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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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Manish Kumar

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 8.212

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Membrane processes and bio-inspired membranes for wastewater treatment and water reuse

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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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Sheldon Landsberger

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-796-0287
Office Location: ETC 7.116

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

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

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Desmond Lawler

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4595
Office Location: ECJ 8.6

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

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

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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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Howard Liljestrand

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4604
Office Location: ECJ 8.206

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

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

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Yuanyue Liu

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


(512) 232-3788
Office Location: ETC 9.168

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

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

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Arumugam Manthiram

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-1791, 512-471-7394
Office Location: ETC 9.104

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Clean energy materials; electrochemical energy conversion and storage; Lithium ion batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and solar cells; nanomaterials

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Lance Manuel

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-5691
Office Location: ECJ 4.718

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Random vibration; structural dynamics; structural reliability; atmospheric inflow turbulence simulation for wind turbine loads analysis; computational methods for windstorm field generation; performance of deepwater offshore platforms; probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

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Ronald Matthews

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-3108
Office Location: ETC 7.148C

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Alternative fuels; emissions; engine modeling

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Delia Milliron

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-232-5702
Office Location: NHB 6.404

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Chemical synthesis and assembly of nanostructured electronic and electrochemical materials; processing-structure-property relationships; energy; electronic devices

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Pawel Misztal

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 5.428

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Indoor chemistry and implications on indoor air quality and occupants' health

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Kishore Mohanty

Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3077
Office Location: CPE 3.168

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Transport of simple and complex fluids in complex microstructured materials for applications in energy, environment and biotechnology

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Tess Moon

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-0094
Office Location: ETC 4.170

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Mechanics and design of materials, processing, structures and systems; polymer composites and nanocomposites; nano- and bio-mechanics: modeling, experimental characterization; electronics packaging and interconnects; biophysics, nano- and microscale biomimetic materials and processes

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C. Buddie Mullins

Assistant Department Chair & Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-5817
Office Location: CPE 4.418

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Materials chemistry for energy studies regarding solar photoelectrocatalysis; catalysis of nano-structured surfaces; materials for lithium-ion battery electrodes

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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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James O'Connor

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4645
Office Location: ECJ 5.2

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Project constructability; advanced construction technologies; pre-construction management systems; project decision/risk analysis; systems for work process integration; benchmarking of capital projects; value management processes

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Ryosuke Okuno

Associate Professor

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering


512-471-3250
Office Location: CPE 5.118B

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Enhanced oil recovery; thermal oil recovery; oil displacement theory; numerical reservoir simulation; thermodynamics; multiphase behavior and applied mathematics

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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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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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Gary Rochelle

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-7230
Office Location: CPE 5.458

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

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

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Gregory Rodin

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4230
Office Location: ASE 5.234

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

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

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Adrianne Rosales

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering


(512) 471-6300
Office Location: CPE 3.418

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Michael Webber

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-6867
Office Location: ETC 6.106EA

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Energy policy; energy and water; alternative and renewable energy; biofuels; energy in Texas; energy systems; waste to energy

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Charles Werth

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-1626
Office Location: ECJ 8.206

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Research Interests

Reactive transport and fate of pollutants in water resources, including groundwater and urban lakes and the development of sustainable technologies for pollution removal from impacted waters

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C. Grant Willson

Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-471-4342
Office Location: WEL 5.240

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Polymers, materials, and processes for microelectronics; photoresists; liquid crystals; computer simulation; mass transport studies; kinetics; graft polymerization; biosensor arrays; novel processes for producing nanometer scale structures

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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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Hao Zhu

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 471-1722
Office Location: EER 7.868

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Cyber-physical power systems, Energy data analytics, Signal processing over networks

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Jorge Zornberg

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3595
Office Location: ECJ 9.227A

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Soil mechanics; soil reinforcement and improvement; environmental geotechnics; geosynthetics; numerical and physical (centrifuge) modeling of geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems