Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Faculty

Core


Nancy A. Da Silva, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: molecular biotechnology
Email: ndasilva@uci.edu


James Earthman, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biomaterials, dental and orthopaedic implants, green materials, nanocrystalline alloys, deformation and damage processes
Email: earthman@uci.edu


Alon A. Gorodetsky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Chemistry
Research Interests: organic photovoltaics, electrical biosensors, nanotechnology, DNA, materials chemistry
Email: alon.gorodetsky@uci.edu
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Allon I. Hochbaum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Chemistry
Research Interests: nanoscale materials and hybrid bio-inorganic devices for applications in clean energy
Email: hochbaum@uci.edu
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Enrique Lavernia, Ph.D.

UCI Provost and Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nanostructured materials, additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, mechanical behavior
Email: lavernia@uci.edu


Han Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: Molecular biotechnology


Martha L. Mecartney, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: ceramics for energy applications and for use in extreme environments, interfacial design for enhanced physical properties, transmission electron microscopy
Email: martham@uci.edu
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Ali Mohraz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: understand and exploit colloidal interactions, chemistry, assembly, and response to external fields to design microstructured materials with enhanced functionality for composites, biomimetic applications, alternative energy, environmental remediation
Email: mohraz@uci.edu
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Daniel Mumm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: development of materials for power generation systems, propulsion, integrated sensing, advanced vehicle concepts and platform protection
Email: mumm@uci.edu


Hung D. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: self-assembly of biological and biomimetic nanoscale materials based on amino acids and on nucleic acids
Email: hdn@uci.edu
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Mikael Nilsson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: actinide chemistry, solvent extraction fundamental chemistry and process development, extraction and detection equipment development, radiolysis and phase composition of organic solvent
Email: nilssonm@uci.edu
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Xiaoqing Pan, Ph.D.

Henry Samueli Endowed Chair, Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and Physics and Astronomy; Director, Irvine Materials Research Institute
Research Interests: atomic-scale structure, properties and dynamic behaviors of advanced materials including thin films and nanostructures for memories, catalysts, and energy conversion and storage devices.

Email: xiaoqing.pan@uci.edu


Regina Ragan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: exploration and development of novel material systems for nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices
E-mail: rragan@uci.edu
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Elizabeth Read, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: dynamics of complex biochemical systems, regulation of immune responses
E-mail: elread@uci.edu
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Julie Schoenung, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: materials selection, green engineering, materials processing and characterization, nanostructured materials, structure-property relationships
E-mail: schoenuj@uci.edu


Frank G. Shi, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: optoelectronic devices and materials, optoelectronic device packaging materials, optoelectronic medical devices and packaging, white LED technologies, high power LED packaging
Email: fgshi@uci.edu


Vasan Venugopalan, ScD

Department Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Surgery
Research Interests: laser-induced thermal, mechanical and radiative transport processes for application in medical diagnostics, therapeutics, biotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
Email: vvenugop@uci.edu
 

Szu-Wen Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: combining principles of self-assembly with nature-inspired macromolecular systems to engineer new materials and therapeutic strategies
Email: wangsw@uci.edu
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Albert Fan Yee, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry
Research Interests: materials science aspects of polymers and soft materials, particularly on how they are used to impact nanotechnology)
Email: afyee@uci.edu
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Joint


Shane Ardo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: inorganic and organometallic, physical chemistry and chemical physics, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: ardo@uci.edu
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Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: laser microbeams, cellular mechanotransduction, mechanobiology
Email: elliot.botvinick@uci.edu
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Peter J. Burke, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nano-electronics, bio-nanotechnology
Email: pburke@uci.edu
 

Michelle Digman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biophotonics, fluorescence Spectroscopy and microscopy, nano-scale imaging, mechanotransduction, cancer cell migration, fluorescence lifetime and metabolic mapping
Email: mdigman@uci.edu
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Aaron P. Esser-Kahn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: chemical biology, organic and synthetic, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: aesserka@uci.edu
 

Steven C. George, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: physiological and multi-scale integrative modeling, gas exchange, computational methods, tissue engineering
 

Stanley B. Grant, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: environmental engineering, inland and coastal water quality, coagulation and filtration of colloidal contaminants, environmental microbiology
Email: sbgrant@uci.edu
 

Anna Grosberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: computational modeling of biological systems, biomechanics, cardiac tissue engineering
Email: grosberg@uci.edu
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Zhibin Guan, Ph.D.,

Professor, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: Synthesis of new generation of biomaterials for gene/drug delivery and tissue regeneration.
Email: zguan @ uci . edu
 

Jered Haun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nanotechnology, molecular engineering, computational simulations, targeted drug delivery, clinical cancer detection
Email: jered.haun@uci.edu


Michelle Khine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: development of novel nano- and micro-fabrication technologies and systems for single cell analysis, stem cell research, in-vitro diagnostics
Email: mkhine@uci.edu
 

Young Jik Kwon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Research Interests: gene therapy, drug delivery, cancer-targeted therapeutics, combined molecular imaging and therapy, cancer vaccine
Email: kwonyj@uci.edu
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Matthew Law, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: inorganic and organometallic, physical chemistry and chemical physics, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: matt.law@uci.edu
 

Guann-Pyng Li, Ph.D.

Director of the UCI Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Director of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: high-speed semiconductor technology, optoelectronic devices, integrated circuit fabrication and testing
Email: gpli@uci.edu
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Wendy F. Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: biomaterials, microdevices in cardiovascular engineering, cell-cell and cell-micro-environment interactions, cell functions and controls
Email: wendy.liu@uci.edu
 

John Lowengrub, Ph.D.

UCI Chancellor's Professor of Mathematics; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: applied and computational mathematics, mathematical and computational biology
Email: jlowengr@uci.edu
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Ray Luo, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Research Interests: computational biochemistry and molecular biophysics, intermolecular interactions in proteins and nucleic acids and their applications to drug design
Email: ray.luo@uci.edu
 

Marc J. Madou, Ph.D.

UCI Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: fundamental aspects of micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), biosensors, nanofluidics, biomimetics
Email: mmadou@uci.edu


Reginald M. Penner, Ph.D.

Department Chair and UCI Chancellor's Professor of Chemistry; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: analytical, physical chemistry and chemical physics, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: rmpenner@uci.edu
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Diego Rosso, Ph.D.

Director of the Urban Water Research Center and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: environmental process engineering, mass transfer, wastewater treatment, carbon- and energy-footprint analysis
Email: bidui@uci.edu
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Timothy Rupert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: mechanical behavior, nanomaterials, structure property relationships, microstructural stability, grain boundaries and interfaces, materials characterization
Email: trupert@uci.edu
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Suzanne B. Sandmeyer, Ph.D.

Grace Beekhuis Bell Chair in Biological Chemistry and Professor of Biological Chemistry; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Research Interests: retroelements, metabolic molding, genomics
Email: sbsandme@uci.edu
 

Kenneth J. Shea, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: analytical, chemical biology, organic and synthetic, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: kjshea@uci.edu


Lizhi Sun, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: micro- and nano-mechanics, composites and nanocomposites, smart materials and structures, multiscale modeling, elastography
Email: lsun@uci.edu
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Lorenzo Valdevit, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: multifunctional sandwich structures, thermal protection systems, morphing structures, active materials, MEMS, electronic packaging, cell mechanics
Email: valdevit@uci.edu
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H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.

Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering and Department Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nanoscale measurements and characterization, scanning probe microscopy, storage technology, nano-bio measurement technology
Email: hkwick@uci.edu
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Emeritus


Juan Hong, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Email: jhong@uci.edu
 

Henry C. Lim, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Email: hclim@uci.edu


Farghalli A. Mohamed, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: mechanical behavior of engineering materials such as metals, composites and ceramics, the correlation between behavior and microstructure, creep and superplasticity, mechanisms responsible for strengthening and fracture
Email: famohame@uci.edu
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