Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959
Expertise: Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas.
Professor and George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3080
Expertise: Dr. Thomas F. Edgar holds the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has concentrated his academic work on process modeling, control and optimization, with more than 200 articles and book chapters. Edgar has co-authored several editions of the textbooks, Optimization of Chemical Processes (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and Process Dynamics and Control (Wiley, 2010).
Professor and Dick Rothwell Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4689
Expertise: Dr. Ekerdt's research is on the surface, growth and materials chemistry of metal, dielectric, ferroelectric, and polymer thin films. We seek to understand and describe nucleation and growth of films and nanostructures, their structure-property relationships, and site-specific reactions that lead to their formation. The programs are motivated by applications in electronic materials, energy and sensors. The research programs are highly interdisciplinary and involve collaborations with faculty in chemical engineering, physics and electrical engineering, and researchers in industry.
Chadi El Mohtar
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3695
Expertise: Pore fluid engineering; Non-Aqueous flow through porous media; Earthquake engineering; Liquefaction; Fatigue life and behavior of asphalt concrete
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6300
Expertise: A particular advantage of our laboratory is the use of well-established chemistries (anionic and controlled free-radical polymerization, basic monomer synthesis, etc.) to control all aspects of molecular architecture. This is critical framework required for establishing quantitative relationships in these complex multiscale materials. We also work closely with other research groups focused on theory and simulation to both guide and advance our understanding of the experiments when appropriate.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1733
Expertise: Biomedical Imaging; Contrast agents; Medical ultrasound; Molecular imaging; Therapeutics; Bionanotechnology; Photoacoustic imaging, Functional imaging, Multi-modal imaging; Microscopy; Elasticity Imaging
Professor and Department Chair, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2707
Expertise: American food cultures; foodways; Thanksgiving; Appalachian literature, Texas barbecue; food studies, feminist theories, ecological literature and culture, Appalachian Studies, Southern Studies, material culture studies, and the intersections of race, class, and gender in American literature and society
Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 6837, +1 512 471 4592
Expertise: Design and behavior of steel structures; Structural-fire engineering; Earthquake engineering; Steel and composite bridges