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Texas Engineering Welcomes Newest Faculty Members, 2018

This year’s incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise and bring research interests that range from nuclear and computational engineering to extreme environments and environmental fluid mechanics. Learn more about our newest Texas Engineers:

William Charlton

William Charlton

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory
John J. McKetta Energy Professor in Engineering

Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Previously: Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor and Research Director for the National Strategic Research Institute, University of Nebraska

Research interests include: application of nuclear science and engineering to national security, including nuclear nonprofileration, counter-proliferation, security and deterrence

Learn more: William Charlton Faculty Profile


Blair Johnson

Blair Johnson

Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Cornell University

Previously: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University

Research interests include: environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence, sediment transport and mixing processes, experimental methods

Learn more: CAEE Department Welcomes New Faculty Member


portrait of Filippo Mangolini in his lab

Filippo Mangolini

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. ETH Zurich

Previously: University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds

Research interests include: investigation of surface phenomena in extreme environments (e.g. high temperatures and pressures, ionizing radiation, corrosive chemicals or mechanical wear)

Learn more: Filippo Mangolini Faculty Profile 


Edison Thomaz

Edison Thomaz

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

Previously: Research Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Research interests include: sensing, recognizing and modeling health and human behaviors with sensor data; computational perception; wearable computing; machine learning; signal processing

Learn more: Edison Thomaz Faculty Profile


portrait of Junmin Wang sitting at a table in his office

Junmin Wang

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Accenture Endowed Professor in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

Previously: Professor, The Ohio State University

Research interests include: control, modeling, estimation, optimization and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transprotation, smart, automated and sustainable mobility, and human-machine applications

Learn more: Junmin Wang Faculty Profile


Karen Willcox

Karen Willcox

Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Director, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Endowment in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences — Endowed Chair #5
Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Previously: Professor and Founding Co-Director of the Center for Computational Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research interests include: data to decisions in engineering systems; computational models and methods for design, optimization, control and uncertainty quantification of engineering systems; reduced-order modeling and multi-fidelity modeling; future aircraft technologies

Learn more: Meet New ICES Director Karen Willcox