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Cockrell School Welcomes Newest Faculty Members, 2017-18

This year’s incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise and bring research interests that range from tissue regeneration and space situational awareness to geostatistical reservoir modeling and energy and sustainability. Learn more about our newest Texas Engineers:

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Joan Brennecke

Professor, Chemical Engineering
Cockrell Family Chair in Engineering No. 16

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor, University of Notre Dame, 1998-2017

Research interests include: ionic liquids, thermodynamics, gas separations, supercritical fluid technology, spectroscopic methods, phase equilibrium under extreme conditions, environmentally benign chemical processing

Learn more: Alumna Joan Brennecke to Join Faculty


Jingyi “Ann” Chen

Jingyi “Ann” Chen

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Ph.D. Stanford University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 2014-16

Research interests include: satellite geodesy and remote sensing, interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) image processing algorithms, InSAR-based earth observation applications

Learn more: Welcome New Faculty — Jingyi “Ann” Chen


Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
L.B. (Preach) Meaders Professor in Engineering

Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, 2013-17

Research interests include: design of polymeric biomaterials scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

Learn more: Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez Joins BME Faculty


Michael Haberman

Michael Haberman

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Scientist, Applied Research Laboratories, UT Austin, 2014-17

Research interests include: elastic and acoustic wave propagation in complex media, acoustic metamaterials, new acoustic transduction materials, ultrasonic nondestructive testing, vibro-acoustic transducers

Learn more: Michael Haberman Faculty Profile


Alex Huang

Alex Huang

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dula D. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering #1

Ph.D. Cambridge University

Professor, North Carolina State University, 2004-17

Research interests include: power electronics, power semiconductor devices, smart grid, renewable energy systems

Learn more: Alex Huang Faculty Profile


Jean Anne Incorvia

Jean Anne Incorvia

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Harvard University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 2015-17

Research interests include: physical properties of nanoscale magnetic materials and applications for logic devices, utilizing spin for more energy efficient computing, 3D monolithic integration of spin Hall magnetic memory

Learn more: Jean Anne Incorvia Faculty Profile


Moriba Jah

Moriba Jah

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder

Director, Space Object Behavioral Sciences; Associate Research Scientist and Professor, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, 2016-17

Research interests include: non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction, and information fusion; space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization; spacecraft navigation

Learn more: Space Traffic Expert Moriba Jah Joins UT Austin Engineering


Jaydeep Kulkarni

Jaydeep Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Purdue University

Senior Staff Research Scientist, Intel Corporation Circuit Research Lab, 2009-17

Research interests include: integrated circuits and systems

Learn more: Jaydeep Kulkarni Faculty Profile


Yuanyue Liu

Yuanyue Liu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Rice University

Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2015-17

Research interests include: materials theory and simulations for electronics, optoelectronics, energy conversion, energy storage

Learn more: Yuanyue Liu Faculty Profile


Michael Pyrcz

Michael Pyrcz

Associate Professor, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Fellow of the H.B. (Burt) Harkins, Jr. Professorship in Petroleum Engineering

Ph. D. University of Alberta

Team Leader and Research Scientist, Reservoir Modeling R&D, Chevron Energy Technology Company, 2004-17

Research interests include: geostatistics, numerical modeling, uncertainty characterization, including technology related to emerging unconventional assets

Learn more: Q&A with New Associate Professor Michael Pyrcz


Manuel Rausch

Manuel Rausch

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Ph.D. Stanford University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, 2015-17

Research interests include: soft tissue biomechanics, nonlinear continuum mechanics, numerical modeling, material characterization, constitutive modeling

Learn more: Welcome New Faculty — Manuel Rausch


Adrianne Rosales

Adrianne Rosales

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2013-17

Research interests include: biomolecular and biomimetic materials, hydrogel development, cell-matrix interactions, dynamic materials

Learn more: Alumna Adrianne Rosales Accepts Texas ChE Faculty Appointment


Mark J.T. Smith

Mark J.T. Smith

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dean of the UT Austin Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University, 2009-17

Research interests include: voice, audio, image and video signal processing; data compression; applications of wavelets and filter banks

Learn more: Mark Smith Appointed Dean of Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at UT Austin and Mark J.T. Smith Faculty Profile


Mark Stadtherr

Mark Stadtherr

Research Professor, Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Professor, University of Notre Dame, 1996-2017

Research interests include: reliable engineering computing, process systems engineering, applied interval mathematics, deterministic global optimization, verified solution of nonlinear dynamic systems, modeling and computation of phase behavior, ecological and environmental modeling

Learn more: Mark Stadtherr Faculty Profile


Takashi Tanaka

Takashi Tanaka

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Postdoctoral Research, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015-17

Research interests include: systems and control theory, networked and multi-agent systems, information theory in control

Learn more: Welcome New Faculty Member Takashi Tanaka


Renato Zanetti

Renato Zanetti

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

GN&C Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2013-17

Research interests include: 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

Learn more: Welcome New Faculty — Renato Zanetti


Hao Zhu

Hao Zhu

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014-17

Research interests include: power system monitoring, operations and control, energy data analytics

Learn more: Hao Zhu Faculty Profile