Faculty Directory


Space and Aeronautics

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Maruthi Akella

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-9493
Office Location: ASE 3.224

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Nonlinear and robust adaptive control; dynamics of networked systems and sensors; control applications for supersonic flows

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Srinivas Bettadpur

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-7587
Office Location: MCC 2.6038, ASE 3.212

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Areas of Impact

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Orbital mechanics, perturbations, and orbit determination; space geodesy (earth's shape, orientation and gravity field); modeling, determination and interpretation of gravity field; space mission design; data processing and numerical methods

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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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Noel Clemens

Department Chair and Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-5147, 512-471-6085
Office Location: ASE 4.224, PRC 3

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Areas of Impact

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Fundamental studies of turbulent combustion and mixing; unsteadiness of shock-induced turbulent separation; supersonic cavity flows

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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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Neal Hall

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-2349
Office Location: EER 4.802

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

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

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Gary Hallock

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-4965
Office Location: EER 3.814

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Areas of Impact

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Plasma propulsion; fluctuations and turbulence in plasma; advanced diagnostic development

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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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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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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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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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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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K Ravi-Chandar

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


512-471-4213
Office Location: ASE 5.222

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

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

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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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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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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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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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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