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Wilkins Aquino

Wilkins Aquino

Anderson-Rupp Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Computational mechanics, finite element methods, computational inverse problems and their applications in engineering and biomedicine, scientific computing, computational acoustics and acoustics-structure interaction, coupled chemo-mechanics (e.g., electrochemistry-mechanics).

Gaurav Arya

Gaurav Arya

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Molecular modeling, molecular simulations, statistical mechanics, coarse-graining, machine learning, polymer and colloidal physics, polymer-nanoparticle composites, chromatin biophysics, DNA nanotechnology, viral DNA packaging, single-molecule force spectroscopy, nanoscale...

Roger C. Barr

Roger C. Barr

Professor

Research Interests: Bioelectricity and biomedical computing.

Ana P. Barros

Ana P. Barros

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Physics of water cycle processes in mountainous regions with a focus on cloud formation and precipitation; remote sensing of the environment using microwave and infrared sensors; long– range predictability and risk analysis of natural hazards; computational environmental...

Adrian Bejan

Adrian Bejan

J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Thermodynamics, applied physics, life & evolution in nature, constructal law.

Ravi Venkat Bellamkonda

Ravi Venkat Bellamkonda

Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Engineered devices for brain tumor therapy; immunomodulation for peripheral and central nervous system repair; biomaterials; brain-machine interfaces.

Michael Howard Bergin

Michael Howard Bergin

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Aerosols are generated by a variety of natural and anthropogenic sources. I am interested in the processes that emit, transform and deposit particulate matter. A current focus of my research is how particles in the atmosphere directly modify the surface radiation balance of the...

Tyler K Bletsch

Tyler K Bletsch

Assistant Professor Of The Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Software security, robotics, project-oriented education, and datacenter efficiency

Donald B. Bliss

Donald B. Bliss

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, acoustics, and structural dynamics

Volker Blum

Volker Blum

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Computational predictions and understanding of new materials related to energy and electronics, as well as molecular structure and spectroscopies, based on the "first principles" of quantum mechanics. Much of this work is directly connected to ongoing developments of new...

Fred K. Boadu

Fred K. Boadu

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: How the engineering, environmental and petrophysical properties of porous media (soils, fractured rock, biological tissues) affect measurable geophysical responses, and subsequently develop methodologies by which these properties can be obtained from non-invasive geophysical...

John A. Board

John A. Board

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: High performance scientific computing and simulation, novel computer architectures, cluster computing and parallel processing; ubiquitous computing.

Mark Edward Borsuk

Mark Edward Borsuk

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems; Bayesian network modeling with regular application to environmental and human health regulation and decision making; novel approaches to climate change assessment, combining...

David J. Brady

David J. Brady

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Professor Brady's research focuses on "smart cameras" which use artificial intelligence to increase the amount of visual information captured and to render this information useful. In 2012 his group built the world's first gigapixel camera, his work today focuses on making...

Andrew Bragg

Andrew Bragg

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Fundamental and applied problems in fluid dynamics, especially turbulence, and its role in environmental systems.

Leila Bridgeman

Leila Bridgeman

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Robust and optimal control, linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), model predictive control (MPC), delayed systems, input-output stability, passivity.

L. Catherine Brinson

L. Catherine Brinson

Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Professor

Research Interests: Study of advanced material systems and developing new methods to characterize and to model material behavior. Her lab’s research objective is to characterize and model advanced materials systems, at scales spanning the range of molecular interactions, micromechanical and...

Martin A. Brooke

Martin A. Brooke

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Analog, RF, and optoelectronic circuits. Sensor interface circuits. Deployable sensor systems

April S. Brown

April S. Brown

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum error correction, quantum control, quantum computer architecture, ion trap quantum computing, and the spectroscopy of sympathetically cooled molecular ions

Elizabeth K Bucholz

Elizabeth K Bucholz

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Nenad Bursac

Nenad Bursac

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Embryonic and adult stem cell therapies for heart and muscle disease; cardiac and skeletal muscle tissue engineering; cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias; genetic modifications of stem and somatic cells; micropatterning of proteins and hydrogels.

Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank

Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Error control codes for quantum computing, wireless communication and the internet of things, coding theory for computer architecture, signal processing, machine learning

Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin

James L. Meriam Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Applied statistics and machine learning

David Carlson

David Carlson

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Machine learning, predictive modeling, health data science, statistical neuroscience

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Testing and design-for-testability of integrated circuits and systems (SOCs, 3D, manycore); microfluidic biochips and cyberphysical systems; resilient computing systems; hardware security; machine learning hardware and  neuromorphic computing systems

Nathaniel Chaney

Nathaniel Chaney

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Hydrology, Earth system science, soil science, ecology, geomorphology, numerical modeling, high performance computing, machine learning, environmental data delivery and data assimilation. 

Chuan-Hua Chen

Chuan-Hua Chen

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Research Interests: Experimental and theoretical research coupling physicochemical hydrodynamics with interfacial engineering

Yiran Chen

Yiran Chen

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nonvolatile memory and storage systems, neuromorphic computing, and mobile applications.

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.

F. Hadley Cocks

F. Hadley Cocks

Professor with Tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: A wide variety of areas in materials science, including crystal growth, mechanical properties of kidney stones, lunar science, diffraction optics, materials for radiation detection, and radiation shielding.

Joel Collier

Joel Collier

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: The design of biomaterials for a range of biomedical applications, with a focus on understanding and controlling adaptive immune responses. Most materials investigated are created from molecular assemblies- proteins, peptides or bioconjugates that self-organize into useful...

Leslie M. Collins

Leslie M. Collins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based machine learning algorithms for big data, including developing remediation strategies for the hearing impaired and sensor-based algorithms for the detection of hazardous buried objects

Steven A. Cummer

Steven A. Cummer

William H. Younger Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and experimental electromagnetic problems related to geophysical remote sensing and engineered electromagnetic materials.

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Mary "Missy" Cummings

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Stefano Curtarolo

Stefano Curtarolo

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Nanoscale science of energy, computational materials science, nanotube growth characterization, alloy theory, superlubricity on quasicrystals, superconductivity in metal borides, genetic approaches to QM predictions of materials structures, materials for nuclear detection. His...

Shaundra Daily

Shaundra Daily

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Human-centered design and engineering, affective computing, broadening participation in STEM, interaction design and evaluation for technology-rich learning environments 

Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Wavelet theory, signal processing, machine learning, computational geometry, time-frequency analysis

Olivier Delaire

Olivier Delaire

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Olivier Delaire is an expert in the field of atomic dynamics in materials, with 15-plus years of experience in both experimental and computational studies of lattice dynamics (phonons).

Marc Deshusses

Marc Deshusses

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Design, analysis and application of remediation, waste-to-energy and decentralized sanitation processes, including novel reactors and processes for air, water and solid wastes treatment.

John Everett Dolbow

John Everett Dolbow

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels

Earl H. Dowell

Earl H. Dowell

William Holland Hall Professor

Research Interests: Aeroelasticity, acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, structural dynamics, and unsteady aerodynamics.

Jessilyn Dunn

Jessilyn Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies

Richard B. Fair

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Microfluidic systems for lab-on-a-chip applications based on electrowetting technology

Sina Farsiu

Sina Farsiu

Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on medical imaging and machine learning to improve the overall health and vision outcome of patients with ocular and neurological diseases (e.g., age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer, and ALS) through earlier and personalized therapy.

Paul J Fearis

Paul J Fearis

Lecturing Fellow, Senior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

P. Lee Ferguson

P. Lee Ferguson

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Environmental analytical chemistry and applications of high resolution mass spectrometry to trace organic contaminant analysis, environmental fate and effects of carbon nanomaterials in the aquatic environment, proteomics in environmental toxicology, and mechanisms of...

Aaron D. Franklin

Aaron D. Franklin

James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Associate Professor

Research Interests: Nanomaterials in electronic devices, nanofabrication, printed electronics and internet of things (IoT), biosensing

Linda Franzoni

Linda Franzoni

Professor of the Practice

Research Interests: Acoustics of enclosures, underwater acoustics, structural dynamics and vibration.

Ken Gall

Ken Gall

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Materials science, mechanical properties, metals and polymers. Specialties: Shape memory materials, biomaterials, 3D printing.

Henri P. Gavin

Henri P. Gavin

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mitigation for building contents, nonlinear dynamics, system identification, optimal control with application to systems with controllable damping.

Michael E. Gehm

Michael E. Gehm

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Primarily computational and compressive sensing and measurement in all modalities (with special emphasis in Electromagnetic/Optical from RF to x-ray and all forms of Mass spectrometry), with side interests in optical physics, high-performance x-ray simulation, and rapid-...

Charles Gersbach

Charles Gersbach

Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Gene therapy, genomics and epigenomics, biomolecular and cellular engineering, regenerative medicine, and synthetic biology.

Jeffrey Glass

Jeffrey Glass

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Electronic materials and the associated devices/instruments improved by these materials, especially electrode applications in miniature mass spectrometry, energy conversion and storage and liquid waste disinfection for developing regions. Electrochemical measurements and...

Yiyang Gong

Yiyang Gong

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Recording and understanding brain activity by developing novel combinations of optical microscopy and genetically encoded sensors. Using these technologies, we wish to dissect neural circuit function and investigate how neural activity drives complex behaviors.

Neil Gong

Neil Gong

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Security, privacy, and machine learning. 

Maria Gorlatova

Maria Gorlatova

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Architectures, algorithms, and protocols for emerging mobile pervasive systems and the Internet of Things. Our work crosses traditional discipline boundaries and requires thinking across multiple layers of system and protocol stacks. We are focusing on breaking the barriers for...

Warren M. Grill

Warren M. Grill

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Neural engineering and neural prostheses and include design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in restoration of bladder function, treatment of movement disorders...

Johann Guilleminot

Johann Guilleminot

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Computational mechanics, mechanics of heterogeneous materials, molecular dynamics simulations and atomistic-to-continuum coupling, stochastic solvers, statistical inverse problem and model validation, stochastic analysis, uncertainty quantification in science and engineering

Claudia K. Gunsch

Claudia K. Gunsch

Theodore Kennedy Associate Professor

Research Interests: Identifying genetic adaptation mechanisms resulting from anthropogenic contaminant exposure; developing biosensors capable of pathogen and contaminant detection in water and air; studying the impact of emerging contaminants on aquatic microbial ecology; and the development of...

Michael Richard Gustafson

Michael Richard Gustafson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational methods for image analysis and information extraction, discrete event simulations, curriculum development and deployment

Kenneth C. Hall

Kenneth C. Hall

Julian Francis Abele Professor

Research Interests: Unsteady aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and aeroelasticity of turbomachinery and aerospace vehicles. Novel approaches to modeling complex physical phenomena using computational fluid dynamics. Optimization and sensitivity analysis. Fluid dynamics of animal propulsion.

Christine Ogilvie Hendren

Christine Ogilvie Hendren

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Craig S. Henriquez

Craig S. Henriquez

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Large-scale computing, heart modeling, and brain modeling.

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Andrew Douglas Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computer architecture, specifically architectural support for security and energy-efficient performance

Brenton D. Hoffman

Brenton D. Hoffman

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on understanding, on a molecular level, how mechanical and chemical cues from the environment are detected, integrated, and manipulated by cells to dictate physiological and patho-physiological responses important in vascular biology.

Roarke W. Horstmeyer

Roarke W. Horstmeyer

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Computational optics, machine learning, and designing new algorithms for image processing. A main focus is to improve how we capture and use images of microscopic phenomena within a range of biomedical contexts. In general, I like to create new optical devices that can improve...

Nico Hotz

Nico Hotz

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Scien

Research Interests: Interfacial transport phenomena and thermodynamics in energy technology, including phenomena at the micro- and nanoscale. Thermodynamics aspects of photovoltaics, novel sustainable energy conversion technologies, and chemical reactions are an essential part of my research. My...

Laurens E. Howle

Laurens E. Howle

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Hydroelastic modeling of deformable structures, transport in thermal and chemical systems, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear and complex systems, heat and mass transport in biological systems, stability of fluid motions, machine learning, data mining,...

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Heileen Hsu-Kim

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Aquatic chemistry and geochemistry, trace element environmental chemistry, nanogeoscience, mercury biogeochemistry, water-particle surface processes.

Tony Jun Huang

Tony Jun Huang

William Bevan Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Science

Research Interests: Acoustofluidics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, biomedical micro-electro-mechanical systems (BioMEMS), optofluidics, plasmofluidics.

Tomasz Hueckel

Tomasz Hueckel

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Mechanics of materials, theoretical soil mechanics, rock mechanics, theory of plasticity, multi-physics processes in geomechanics, nuclear waste disposal, energy and environmental geomechanics.

Lisa Gresham Huettel

Lisa Gresham Huettel

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Engineering education, pedagogy and curriculum development, applications of statistical signal processing

Joseph A. Izatt

Joseph A. Izatt

Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Biophotonics and include coherence-based biomedical imaging and microscopy, novel technologies for ophthalmic imaging, and nanoscale studies of cellular morphology and dynamics.

William T. Joines

William T. Joines

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Electromagnetic field and wave interactions with materials and structures

Nan Marie Jokerst

Nan Marie Jokerst

J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zbigniew J. Kabala

Zbigniew J. Kabala

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Stochastic and deterministic theory of fluid flow and contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated heterogeneous porous media, theory of related measurements, field and laboratory studies in subsurface hydrogeology, stochastic fields and processes, numerical and analytical...

David F. Katz

David F. Katz

Nello L. Teer, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Methods for prophylaxis against STD's, emphasizing topical microbicides and contraception; biofluid mechanics; rheology and transport phenomena; biophysical aspects of mammalian sperm motility, sperm transport, and fertilization; and biomechanical functioning of the vitreous of...

Robert Kielb

Robert Kielb

Professor Of The Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Research Interests: Unsteady aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, mistuning, damping, and probabilistic methods. Principal investigator on AFOSR, DARPA, NASA, and industry-funded research projects.

Jungsang Kim

Jungsang Kim

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions, Quantum Information Science, Novel Photonic Devices, Application of Quantum Computers

Josiah D. Knight

Josiah D. Knight

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and dynamics

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Physics-based and statistical signal processing, sensor array processing, radar and sonar systems, pervasive distributed processing

Benjamin C Lee

Benjamin C Lee

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computer architecture and systems, energy efficiency, performance modeling, and algorithmic economics for resource management; policy for environmentally sustainable information technology infrastructure

Xin Li

Xin Li

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Integrated circuits, signal processing and data analytics

Hai "Helen" Li

Hai "Helen" Li

Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Brain-inspired computing systems and neuromorphic design, memory design and architecture based on conventional and emerging technologies, and device/circuit/architecture co-design for low power and high performance.

Genevieve Lipp

Genevieve Lipp

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Natalia Litchinitser

Natalia Litchinitser

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Nanophotonics; Photonic Metamaterials; Nonlinear Optics; Fiber Optics; Photonic Crystal Fibers

Qing Huo Liu

Qing Huo Liu

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Computational electromagnetics and acoustics; inverse problems, and their application in geophysics, nanophotonics, and biomedical imaging

Michael D Lynch

Michael D Lynch

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Focused on genetically engineering microbes to shut off their growth circuits and turn on new pathways to produce different compounds—improving production of biofuels, pharmacological molecules and industrial chemicals.

Robert A. Malkin

Robert A. Malkin

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Research and development of medical equipment in the developing world.

Brian Mann

Brian Mann

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics and vibration utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques. Fundamental investigations of phenomenon and application areas where dynamical systems theory plays an important role.

Piotr E. Marszalek

Piotr E. Marszalek

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Investigating relationships between structural and mechanical properties of biopolymers (polysaccharides, DNA, proteins), at a single molecule level.

Iman Marvian

Iman Marvian

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum information and computation theory

Hisham Z. Massoud

Hisham Z. Massoud

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Ultrathin gate dielectrics for CMOS ULSI – the technology, physics, modeling, simulation, and characterization of ultrathin-oxide MOSFETs

Maiken Mikkelsen

Maiken Mikkelsen

James N. and Elizabeth H. Barton Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Quantum nanophotonics, plasmonics, light-matter interactions in artificially structured nanoscale materials, hybrid molecular-scale materials and spin phenomena in the solid state

David Mitzi

David Mitzi

Simon Family Professor

Research Interests: Making emerging photovoltaic materials more effective, cost-efficient and competitive for the energy market.

Samira Musah

Samira Musah

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), disease mechanisms, regenerative medicine, molecular and cellular basis of human kidney development and disease, organ engineering, patient-specific disease models, biomarkers, therapeutic discovery, tissue and organ transplantation,...

Barry S. Myers

Barry S. Myers

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: An expert in head and neck impact injury biomechanics, Dr. Myers is interested in translational research innovation—overseeing programs to advance faculty research to market.

Joseph C. Nadeau

Joseph C. Nadeau

Professor of the Practice in Civil And Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and applied mechanics, micromechanics, composite materials, and probabilistic methods

David Needham

David Needham

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Combining the fields of materials science with colloid and surface chemistry to focus on biological and other soft wet materials

Wanda Krassowska Neu

Wanda Krassowska Neu

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Electroporation-mediated drug delivery and gene therapy; Control of cardiac arrhythmias using nonlinear dynamics

Kathryn Radabaugh Nightingale

Kathryn Radabaugh Nightingale

Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Ultrasonic and elasticity imaging, specifically nonlinear propagation, acoustic streaming and radiation force; the intentional generation of these phenomena for the purpose of tissue characterization; finite element modeling of normal and diseased tissue when exposed to...

Loren W. Nolte

Loren W. Nolte

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Bayesian approach to signal detection, classification, estimation, tracking and decision and sensor fusion. Applications in ocean acoustics, and in medical imaging for cancer research.

Douglas Nowacek

Douglas Nowacek

Randolph K. Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers University Associate Professor of Conservation Technology in Environment and Engineering

Research Interests: Link between acoustic and motor behavior in marine mammals, specifically, how they use sound in ecological processes. Development of tools for marine conservation research

Willie John Padilla

Willie John Padilla

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Theoretical and experimental investigation of electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces, and their application to imaging and sensing at microwave, terahertz, and infrared frequencies

Miroslav Pajic

Miroslav Pajic

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering

Research Interests: Design and analysis of cyber-physical systems (CPS), in particular, embedded systems, distributed/networked control systems, CPS security, and high-confidence medical systems

Mark L. Palmeri

Mark L. Palmeri

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Ultrasonic imaging, specifically using acoustic radiation force to characterize the mechanical properties of tissue, and finite element analysis of soft tissue response to impulsive radiation force excitation. Other research interests include ultrasonic bioeffects and mechanical...

Christine K. Payne

Christine K. Payne

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms by which cells interact with materials, specifically nanoparticles and conducting polymers, with applications in nanomedicine and environmental exposure

Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski

Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering

Research Interests: Structural engineering; design; interrelationship between success and failure in design; nature of invention; history of engineering and technology.

Henry Pfister

Henry Pfister

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information theory, communications, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and deep neural networks

Nimmi Ramanujam

Nimmi Ramanujam

Robert W. Carr, Jr., Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Innovating on optical strategies to peer into the biological landscape of thick tissues. Technologies being developed in her lab leverage principles of optical spectroscopy, optical sectioning microscopy, and molecular imaging. Her research group is developing and applying these...

Amanda Randles

Amanda Randles

Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Research Interests: Biomedical simulation and high-performance computing

Galen Reeves

Galen Reeves

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Information theory, high-dimensional statistical inference, statistical signal processing, compressed sensing, machine learning

William M. Reichert

William M. Reichert

Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biosensors, protein mediated cell adhesion, and wound healing.

Eric S Richardson

Eric S Richardson

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Michael Rizk

Michael Rizk

Assistant Professor Of The Practice of Biomedical Engineering

Michael Rubinstein

Michael Rubinstein

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Polymer theory and computer simulations

Cynthia D. Rudin

Cynthia D. Rudin

Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Machine learning, interpretability and transparency of predictive models, causal inference, energy, criminal justice, healthcare

Sophia Santillan

Sophia Santillan

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Engineering education, nonlinear systems, structural mechanics and numerical methods.

Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro

James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, biomedical imaging, brain imaging, cryo-tomography of viruses, computational tools in cryo-tomography, computational tools in early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, differential geometry and...

Ann Saterbak

Ann Saterbak

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Innovations in undergraduate engineering education, particularly new pedagogical methods that broaden students’ problem solving skills and design thinking.

David E. Schaad

David E. Schaad

Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Sustainable engineering, community development, water and wastewater treatment design, stormwater retention/detention and treatment design, hazardous waste remediation, urban hydrology, constructed wetland and stream restoration design, ecological stabilization, sustainable...

Guglielmo Scovazzi

Guglielmo Scovazzi

Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Finite element methods, computational fluid and solid mechanics, multiphase porous media flows, computational methods for fluid and solid materials under extreme load conditions, turbulent flow computations, instability phenomena.

Tatiana Segura

Tatiana Segura

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: The design of biomaterials to promote endogenous repair and reducing inflammation through the design of the geometry of the material, and delivering genes, proteins and drugs.

Edward J. Shaughnessy

Edward J. Shaughnessy

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Analytical, experimental, and computational studies of flow problems arising in biology, medicine, and biotechnology as well as in more traditional mechanical engineering applications.

Xiling Shen

Xiling Shen

Hawkins Family Associate Professor

Research Interests: Metabolic and epigenetic reprogramming of cancer metastasis, stem cell and organoid technology, microbiome-host-disease interaction, humanized immune cancer models, intravital imaging, CRISPR/dCAS9 epigenetic screening, and peripheral neuromodulation.

Walter Neal Simmons

Walter Neal Simmons

Gendell Family Associate Professor of the Practice

Rebecca Simmons

Rebecca Simmons

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

David R. Smith

David R. Smith

James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Theory, simulation and demonstration of novel electromagnetic metamaterials across the spectrum, from microwave through optical. Applications of metamaterials for antennas and imaging devices, with a focus on security imaging and satellite imaging. General studies on advanced...

Marc A. Sommer

Marc A. Sommer

W. H. Gardner, Jr. Associate Professor

Research Interests: Neuronal circuits of the brain, including recording from single neurons and studying the effects of inactivating or stimulating well-defined brain areas. His goals are to understand how individual areas process signals and how multiple areas interact to cause cognition and...

Daniel J. Sorin

Daniel J. Sorin

Professor of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computer architecture, designing microarchitectures so that they are easier to verify, improving computer system fault tolerance, developing memory systems for multicore processors, and designing special-purpose accelerators

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts

Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor

Research Interests: Thin-film deposition, MAPLE, hybrid perovskites, hybrid nanocomposites, organic thin films

Michael Raphael Tadross

Michael Raphael Tadross

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Our goal is to bridge the gap between the study of brain as a computational device and the search for novel neuropathological treatments. We develop technologies to manipulate molecules, cells, and synapses in the brain, and deploy these reagents in mouse models of disease.

Stacy L. Tantum

Stacy L. Tantum

Bell-Rhodes Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Signal detection and estimation theory, statistical signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning, remote sensing, matched-field processing, and ocean acoustics

Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh

Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Representation, modeling, inference and prediction from data

Gregg E. Trahey

Gregg E. Trahey

Robert Plonsey Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Medical ultrasound, image guided surgery, adaptive imaging, imaging of tissue's mechanical properties, and radiation force imaging.

Kishor S. Trivedi

Kishor S. Trivedi

Hudson Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Markov models, Fault trees, Stochastic Petri nets, Reliability Modeling, Availability Modeling, Performability modeling, Survivability modeling, Cyber Security, Software reliability, Software Fault Tolerance, Software Aging and Rejuvenation

George A. Truskey

George A. Truskey

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Cardiovascular tissue engineering, mechanisms of atherogenesis, cell adhesion, and cell biomechanics.

Shyni Varghese

Shyni Varghese

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Orthopaedics

Research Interests: Musculoskeletal tissue repair, disease biophysics and organ-on-a-chip technology

Manolis Veveakis

Manolis Veveakis

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Geomechanics, theoretical and applied mechanics, and thermodynamics, with emphasis in multiphysical modelling of plasticity of solids, solid-fluid interactions, friction laws and rheology of geomaterials

Lawrence N. Virgin

Lawrence N. Virgin

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Study of the behavior of nonlinear dynamical systems, including the investigation of the fundamental nature of nonlinear systems based on a mathematical description of their underlying equations of motion and the application of recent results from nonlinear dynamical systems...

Jonathan Viventi

Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Using flexible electronics to create new technology for interfacing with the brain at high resolution over large areas. These new tools can help diagnose and treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, and help improve the performance of brain machine interfaces.

Tuan Vo-Dinh

Tuan Vo-Dinh

R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Biophotonics, laser-excited luminescence spectroscopy, room temperature phosphorimetry, synchronous luminescence spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, field environmental instrumentation, fiberoptics sensors, nanosensors, biosensors and biochips for the protection...

Olaf T. Von Ramm

Olaf T. Von Ramm

Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Research Interests: Diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, IR imaging, medical instrumentation and their new applications.

Adam P. Wax

Adam P. Wax

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Optical spectroscopy for early cancer detection, novel microscopy and interferometry techniques.

Jennifer L West

Jennifer L West

Fitzpatrick Family University Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: Biomaterials, nanotechnology and tissue engineering that involves the synthesis, development, and application of novel biofunctional materials, and the use of biomaterials and engineering approaches to study biological problems.

Mark Wiesner

Mark Wiesner

James B. Duke Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis

Lisa Wills

Lisa Wills

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Patrick D. Wolf

Patrick D. Wolf

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Advanced instrumentation for diagnosis and treatment of electrophysiological problems. This research covers two primary organ systems: the heart and the brain. In the heart, Dr. Wolf is developing an image guided ablation system for treatment of arrhythmias. In the brain, he is...

Junjie Yao

Junjie Yao

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) technologies, and translating PAT advances into diagnostic and therapeutic applications, especially in functional brain imaging and early cancer theranostics.

Benjamin Yellen

Benjamin Yellen

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Development of single cell analysis tools using magnetic circuits, and multiparticle assembly of colloidal crystals

Lingchong You

Lingchong You

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Computational systems biology & synthetic biology, including mathematical modeling of cellular networks; mechanisms of information processing by gene networks; design, modeling and construction of robust gene networks for applications in engineering and medicine.

Rabih Younes

Rabih Younes

Assistant Professor Of The Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Wearable computing, activity recognition, context awareness, machine learning, engineering education, and Middle Eastern politics

Fan Yuan

Fan Yuan

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Drug and gene delivery, mechanisms of molecular transport in cells and tissues, and tumor pathophysiology.

Stefan Zauscher

Stefan Zauscher

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization (elasticity, friction, adhesion) of materials including organic thin films; self-assembled monolayers, polymeric gels, and cellulosics; Fabrication of polymeric nanostructures by scanning probe lithography; Colloidal probe...

Michail Zavlanos

Michail Zavlanos

Mary Milus Yoh and Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Associate Professor

Research Interests: Networked control systems, distributed control and optimization, hybrid control, with applications to robotic, sensor, communication, and biomolecular networks.

Pei Zhong

Pei Zhong

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Enginnering and Materials Science

Research Interests: Ultrasound-targeted gene delivery and activation; Synergistic combination of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and immunotherapy for cancer treatment; Innovations in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) technology; and Mechanics and bioeffects of acoustic cavitation.