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Jacob A Abraham

Jacob A Abraham

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jaa@cerc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8983

Expertise: VLSI design and testing; Formal verification; Fault-tolerant computing

Deji  Akinwande

Deji Akinwande

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
deji@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4345

Expertise: Nanoscale devices, carbon nanotubes and graphene; Plastic nanoelectronics and nanotechnology; High-frequency analog circuit design; Biosensors

Dean J Almy

Dean J Almy

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
dja3@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9311

Expertise: Urban design, landscape architecture, Dallas Urban Laboratory

Hal S Alper

Hal S Alper

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
halper@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4417

Expertise: Our group focuses on engineering biology to produce organic molecules of interest such as biofuels, commodity and specialty chemicals and protein pharmaceuticals.  Specifically, our lab alters cells and “hijacks” the basic metabolism to convert cellular systems into industrially-relevant biochemical factories.  We utilize a variety of host systems including microbial (eg. Eschericia coli), fungal (eg. the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Yarrowia lipolytica), and mammalian cells (eg. Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and human HEK293).  To accomplish these tasks, traditional pathway engineering approaches are merged with novel synthetic biology tools, protein engineering strategies, systems biology paradigms and applied genetic engineering capabilities.  Our research group focuses on the integration and implementation of these tools and knowledge for the design, production, and elicitation of phenotypes relevant to biotechnological processes and medical interest.  In addition, we are heavily invested in developing novel synthetic biology approaches aimed at increasing our capacity to engineer cells.

Flavio S Azevedo

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
flavio@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: My research focuses primarily on theorizing the nature of short- and long-term interests in STEM disciplines, and designing learning environments that are truly engaging to students. This has led me to investigate learning and interest-based participation in settings as diverse as classrooms, after-school programs, and hobby practices (model rocketry and amateurs astronomy). Intersecting with this central research focus, my other research interests include the use and creation of technical representations and the way these mediate knowing and learning; the discourse and practices of engaged participation in STEM classrooms; and social justice issues in STEM education. This work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Cognition and Instruction, and the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

Kathleen S Barber

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
sbarber@identity.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6152

Expertise: Software engineering, design and architectures; Distributed artificial intelligence; Information assurance, trust and security; Multi-agent systems

Janine  Barchas

Janine Barchas

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
barchas@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8379

Expertise: Eighteenth-century literature and culture; the British novel; book history; textual studies; Jane Austen; early fiction by women.

Jonathan F Bard

Jonathan F Bard

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jbard@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3076, +1 512 471 1336

Expertise: Development of efficient algorithms; Design and analysis of manufacturing systems; Large-scale hierarchical optimization; Workforce planning and scheduling;

James P Barufaldi

James P Barufaldi

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jamesb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7354, +1 512 232 6203

Expertise: Curriculum design, teacher education, science education

Oguzhan  Bayrak

Oguzhan Bayrak

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bayrak@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7826, +1 512 232 6409

Expertise: Behavior, analysis, and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures; Bridge engineering; Evaluation of structures in distress; Use of fiber reinforced polymers for structural repair

Joseph J Beaman

Joseph J Beaman

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jbeaman@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3058

Expertise: Freeform fabrication; System dynamics; Control

Sarah K Bearman

Sarah K Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Bearman’s current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.

Susan N Beretvas

Susan N Beretvas

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Education
tberetvas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0724, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Beretvas is primarily interested in the evaluation and innovative application of psychometric and statistical models. Her research involves the evaluation of models using simulation studies and application using real data sets. She is currently focused on examining extensions to the multilevel model that are intended to handle student mobility and other sources of data structure complexities. Dr. Beretvas also assesses meta-analytic techniques including meta-analysis of results from group comparison studies as well as the synthesis of single-case research design studies’ results.

Srinivas V Bettadpur

Srinivas V Bettadpur

Research Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
srinivas@csr.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7587

Expertise: Orbital Mechanics, Perturbations, and Orbit Determination; Space Geodesy (Earth''s Shape, Orientation & Gravity Field); Modeling, Determination and Interpretation of Gravity Field; Space Mission Design; Data Processing and Numerical Methods

James S Black

James S Black

Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0755

Expertise: Urban design, new urbanism, development, Austin Downtown Alliance

Matthew  Bowers

Matthew Bowers

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
mattbowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2120

Expertise: My research examines the management of systems for athlete and coach development. Specifically, I investigate the potential supplemental impact that non-organized sport settings, such as pick-up sports and video games, may have on these development systems. Drawing from an interdisciplinary blend of quantitative, qualitative, and historical methodologies, my research focuses on leveraging this understanding of settings to influence the design and implementation of sport programs and policies that promote both elite performance and mass participation throughout the lifespan. Further, I also consider the development of creativity and innovation in and through sport at both the individual and organizational levels.

Michael D Bryant

Michael D Bryant

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bryantmd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4870

Expertise: Tribology and mechanics; Mechatronics, modeling and control of dynamic systems; Integrated systems design and manufacturing; Mixed-signal electronics;

John C Butler

John C Butler

Associate Director, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
butlerjc@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6821

Expertise: Dr. Butler's research focuses on the Decision Sciences: decision analysis, operations, information systems, management science and statistics. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, an organization comprised of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. For EMIC, Dr. Butler is focused on building energy-specific business curriculum. He teaches MBA-level energy finance classes and supervises student participation in practicums and case competitions.

Jodi M Casabianca

Jodi M Casabianca

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
jcasabianca@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0420

Expertise: The primary focus of Dr. Casabianca's research is on expanding the hierarchical rater model for rated test items with a specific interest in ratings of teachers. The expansion will culminate in a framework that accommodates longitudinal ratings, multidimensional assessments and multi-hierarchical designs. Recently she has also been applying generalizability study models to scores from classroom observation protocols and working on a large-scale evaluation of professional development reforms. In previous work, Dr. Casabianca focused on the development of new semiparametric marginal maximum likelihood methods for item response theory (IRT) and differential item functioning (DIF) detection.

Kate Catterall

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts
katecat@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0902

Expertise: History and theory of design; furniture and product design

Stephanie W Cawthon

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
stephanie.cawthon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0378

Expertise: Dr. Cawthon's research focuses on access and equity in education. Her interests lie in the areas of instruction, assessment, and policy issues that affect those students who have been traditionally underserved. More specifically, Dr. Cawthon has an expertise in assessment accommodations, test development, and assessment policy related to standards-based and accountability reforms. Dr. Cawthon utilizes mixed methods approach to research, including secondary analysis of large-scale datasets, quasi-experimental design, arts-based methods, and qualitative designs.

Davida H Charney

Davida H Charney

Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, College of Liberal Arts
dcharney@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8746

Expertise: Scientific writing; scientific argument; writing processes in adults; reading processes in adults; argument theory; rhetoric; composition; technical writing; proposal writing; computer manuals; usability testing; document design; empirical research methods

Richard H Crawford

Richard H Crawford

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
rhc@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3030

Expertise: Computer-aided mechanical design and manufacturing; Geometric modeling; Solid freeform fabrication

Gustavo A De Veciana

Gustavo A De Veciana

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
gustavo@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1573

Expertise: Analysis and design of wireless and wireline telecommunication networks; Architectures and protocols to support sensing and pervasive computing; Applied probability, queueing and information theory

Andrea Delong-Amaya

Senior Program Coordinator, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, College of Natural Sciences
adelongamaya@wildflower.org
+1 512 232 0114

Expertise: Native plants; horticulture; garden design

Douglas R Dierking

Douglas R Dierking

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, McCombs School of Business
doug.dierking@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9441

Expertise: Human resource management, leadership, management science, organizational behavior, organizational change and redesign, organizational culture, workplace environment

Andrew P Dillon

Andrew P Dillon

Dean, School of Information
adillon@ischool.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3821

Expertise: the psychology of internet use, world wide web, human performance with technology, digital design, education, digital libraries, human-computer interaction, usability, social informatics, applied cognition, digital documents, online learning, information architecture, individual differences.

Marlene A Dixon

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
madixon@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2116

Expertise: My research interests include: 1) The study of human performance management in non-profit athletic departments and other sport-related organizations; 2) work-family conflict in sport organizations; 3) the identification of reasons associated with participation and withdrawal in youth sport and the design of sport programs that increase and prolong involvement in physical activity.

Michael D Engelhardt

Michael D Engelhardt

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
mde@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6837, +1 512 471 4592

Expertise: Design and behavior of steel structures; Structural-fire engineering; Earthquake engineering; Steel and composite bridges

Brian L Evans

Brian L Evans

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bevans@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1457

Expertise: Digital signal processing; Image processing; Communication systems; Electronic design automation

Donglei  Fan

Donglei Fan

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dfan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5874

Expertise: Nanomaterials design and synthesis; nano-biotechnolgy; nano-manipulation; nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS); energy

Benito  Fernandez

Benito Fernandez

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
benito.fernandez@gmail.com
+1 512 471 7852

Expertise: Modeling, simulation and control design of nonlinear systems; Adaptive, robust and intelligent control; System identification and diagnostics

Wallace T Fowler

Wallace T Fowler

Professor and Paul D.& Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship in Engineering & Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
wallace.fowler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4257, +1 512 471 6913

Expertise: Spacecraft and Mission Design; Aircraft Design; Vehicle Modeling; Lunar and Planetary Exploration Systems; Multimedia Engineering Education

Karl H Frank

Karl H Frank

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kfrank@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3592, +1 512 471 4590

Expertise: Fatigue and fracture of structures; design and behavior of bridges; performance of cable stays; strength of steel and concrete; composite members; bolt and bolted joint behavior

Cynthia G Franklin

Cynthia G Franklin

Professor, School of Social Work
cfranklin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0533

Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.

Joe L Frost

Joe L Frost

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
jfrost@mail.utexas.edu

Expertise: Playground design; developmentally appropriate children's play; optimum play environments

Venkat  Ganesan

Venkat Ganesan

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
venkat@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4856

Expertise: My research focus is to develop a theoretical and computationally-based program aimed at elucidating the fundamental mechanisms underlying the design of novel, self-assembled advanced materials. The goal is to complement the research of experimentalists (synthetic chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists) by providing simple but quantitative guidelines to rationally design and synthesize these materials. Towards this broad objective, our group’s research focuses on the development and use of a wide variety of tools spanning both equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, conventional fluid mechanics, molecular rheology and computational tools to complex fluids and biological systems.

Michael L Garrison

Michael L Garrison

Professor, School of Architecture
mgarrison@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0185, +1 512 471 1922

Expertise: Advanced Design, environmental controls, solar design

Andreas M Gerstlauer

Andreas M Gerstlauer

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
gerstl@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8294

Expertise: Embedded system design; Electronic system-level (ESL) design automation, modeling, languages, methodologies and tools; Embedded hardware and software synthesis

Wassim M Ghannoum

Wassim M Ghannoum

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ghannoum@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0897, +1 512 471 1619

Expertise: Design and behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) structures; Large-deformation behavior of RC structures; Earthquake engineering; Structural dynamics; Advanced analytical modeling of RC structures

Ranjit  Gharpurey

Ranjit Gharpurey

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ranjitg@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7940

Expertise: High-frequency and high-speed circuit design; Parasitic noise sources in integrated circuits; Radio frequency integrated circuit design for wireless applications

Omar  Ghattas

Omar Ghattas

Professor and John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Computational Geosciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
omar@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4304

Expertise: Computational geoscience and engineering, simulation and optimization of complex solid, fluid, and biomechanical systems, inverse problems, optimal design, and optimal control

Carma R Gorman

Carma R Gorman

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts
cgorman@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0901, +1 512 471 3382

Expertise: History of American industrial design; US intellectual property law pertaining to design; evaluation/criticism of design; Henry Sargent (1770-1845).

Todd A Helwig

Todd A Helwig

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
thelwig@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2239, +1 512 475 8195

Expertise: Design and behavior of steel structures

Michael  Holleran

Michael Holleran

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
holleran@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3792

Expertise: Historic preservation, urban development, history of water, canals and ditches

Jennifer J Holme

Jennifer J Holme

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
jholme@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Implementation of school accountability policies, including test-driven accountability measures (exit exams and NCLB) as well as market-driven accountability reforms (charter schools and school choice); the implementation of policies designed to foster greater equity and diversity in schools, particularly school desegregation policy

Richard M Isackes

Richard M Isackes

Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
isackes@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1914

Expertise: Scenery design for the theatre; production design for performance; theatre semeotics

James O Jirsa

James O Jirsa

Professor and Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jirsa@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1706, +1 512 471 4582

Expertise: Design and behavior of reinforced concrete structures; Earthquake engineering; Repair and rehabilitation of structures

Lizy K John

Lizy K John

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ljohn@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1455

Expertise: Design of high-performance, low-power microprocessors; Multicore processors; Memory Systems; Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking; Workload characterization; Adaptive computing;

Keith P Johnston

Keith P Johnston

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kpj@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4617

Expertise: We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science, materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and polymer science to design, synthesize, and characterize materials for advanced performance in energy, pharmaceutical, and biomedical applications. We focus on Advanced Functional Nanomaterials: functionalization of metals and metal oxide/polymer systems Nanoparticle Interactions with Liquid and Solid Interfaces: engineered interfacial interactions in solids and oil/water and gas/water systems Nanocluster Self Assembly Platform for Enhanced Properties: protein nanoclusters, photonic NIR gold nanoclusters, metal oxides for subsurface imaging and catalysis

Spyridon   Kinnas

Spyridon Kinnas

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
kinnas@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7969, +1 512 232 1887

Expertise: Ocean engineering; Hydrodynamics; Cavitation; Wave mechanics; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Design of ocean vehicle control and propulsion systems; Tidal turbines;

Nancy P Kwallek

Nancy P Kwallek

Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair for Interior Design, School of Architecture
nkwallek@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6249, +1 512 471 1922

Expertise: Interior design, human behavior and design, history and theory of design, interior environments

Jack C Lee

Jack C Lee

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jacklee@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8423

Expertise: High-K gate dielectrics and gate electrodes; Alternative channel materials for MOSFET applications; Fabrication methods and novel device structures for future integrated circuit device applications; Compound semiconductor device design and fabrication.

Fernanda L Leite

Fernanda L Leite

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
fernanda.leite@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5957

Expertise: Computer-aided engineering and design; Product and process modeling; Construction management; Building information modeling; Information technology for project management; Life-cycle information integration; Collaboration and coordination technologies; Building energy performance

Sanford V Levinson

Sanford V Levinson

Professor, School of Law
slevinson@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1351

Expertise: Constitutional Law, constitutional design, emergency powers and constitutional theory, torture and the law.

Min  Liu

Min Liu

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
mliu@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5942, +1 512 232 6248

Expertise: Design and development of learner-centered environments with new media and emerging technologies; Developing technology enabled cognitive tools to support higher-level thinking skills; Problem-based learning and Project based learning; Instructional design; Second language learning

Christopher A Long

Professor, School of Architecture
chrlong@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4084

Expertise: Modern Architecture; history and theory of central European architecture; history of Central Europe; cultural history; Arts & Humanities

Amarante L Lucero

Amarante L Lucero

Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
alucero@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Automated Lighting, Digital Lighting, Lighting Design, Performing Arts of Costa Rica, New Technology for the Arts (in Lighting)

Randy B Machemehl

Randy B Machemehl

Professor and Nasser I. Al-Rashid Centennial Professorship in Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
rbm@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4541, +1 512 232 3100

Expertise: Transportation system operational analysis and design software development; Transport system demand estimation

Reuben R McDaniel

Reuben R McDaniel

Chair, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
reuben.mcdaniel@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9451

Expertise: Health care management complexity theory organizational design

Jeffrey L Meikle

Jeffrey L Meikle

Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
meikle@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2166, +1 512 471 7277

Expertise: 20th century U.S. cultural history; history of design; history of technology; history of plastics; history of architecture; Arts & Humanities

Susan E Mickey

Susan E Mickey

Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
msmickey@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5323

Expertise: Costume Design for Theatre, television and Film, Costume History, Professional Career Planning

Juan  Miro

Juan Miro

Professor, School of Architecture
jmiro@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0182

Expertise: In his teaching, practice and research, Miro explores the role of the architectural profession in civic life, the relationship between the manmade and Nature, and the relevance of history for designers. Miró was named a Distinguished Professor by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers of the University of Texas at Austin. Other teaching awards include the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award and the ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award.

Jennifer  Moon

Jennifer Moon

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jen.moon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4011

Expertise: Mechanics and design of materials, processing, structures and systems; Polymer composites and nanocomposites; Nano- and bio-mechanics: modeling, experimental characterization; Electronics packaging and interconnects; Biophysics, nano- and microscale biomimetic materials and processes;

Steven A Moore

Steven A Moore

Professor, School of Architecture
samoore@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0184

Expertise: Sustainable architecture; science and technology studies; politics of technology; philosophy of technology; history of technology

Kristin  Neff

Kristin Neff

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kristin.neff@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0382, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Neff’s research links self-compassion to mental health. She has successfully differentiated the construct of self-compassion from self-esteem. This line of research is highly cross disciplinary, drawing from fields of social and personality psychology, developmental psychology, and clinical psychology. Recently, Dr. Neff developed an eight-week program designed to teach self-compassion skills called "Mindful Self-Compassion." The effectiveness of the program is being evaluated using a wait-list control design. Following her doctoral training in the area of moral development and her postdoctoral training in the area of self-concept development, Dr. Neff’s research has focused on defining, measuring, and developing an intervention to teach self-compassion. According to Dr. Neff’s model, self-compassion involves showing kindness to oneself when experiencing suffering, framing one’s experience of imperfection in light of the shared human experience, and mindful awareness of negative thoughts and emotions. Dr. Neff was the first scholar to introduce the construct of self-compassion into the research literature. She operationalized the construct and created a scale by which it is measured.

Richard R Neptune

Richard R Neptune

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
rneptune@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0848

Expertise: Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation of human movement; Neuromotor control and adaptation; Sports biomechanics and equipment design; Rehabilitation engineering, prosthetic and orthotic design

Steven P Nichols

Steven P Nichols

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
s.nichols@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3565

Expertise: Product development and technology commercialization; Entrepreneurial development of students; Engineering professional responsibility; Engineering design and engineering design education

Michael E Orshansky

Michael E Orshansky

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
orshansky@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1082

Expertise: Statistical analysis and optimization algorithms for yield improvement; Circuit design for manufacturability; Robust low-power circuit design

Zhigang  Pan

Zhigang Pan

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dpan@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1436

Expertise: VLSI Computer Aided Design; Physical design and circuit optimization; Design and manufacturing process integration; Vertical integration of technology, circuit/CAD and system

Randall M Parker

Randall M Parker

Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
r.parker@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4161

Expertise: Rehabilitation counseling; adjustment to disabling conditions; vocational assessment; research design and data analysis

Yale N Patt

Yale N Patt

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
patt@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4085

Expertise: Microprocessor architecture in the many core era; Parallelism and superscalar processor design; Seriously heterogeneous chip multiprocessors; How to help students learn

Donald R Paul

Donald R Paul

Professor and Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
drp@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5392

Expertise: Interests include the broad areas of polymer science and engineering and chemical engineering. Current research involves various aspects of polymeric materials including polymer blends; membranes for separations, drug delivery, packaging, etc.; and polymer processing.  The blend research deals with the thermodynamics of polymer-polymer interactions (miscibility, phase diagrams, interfaces), reactive compatibilization of multiphase mixtures, rubber toughening, the control of phase morphology during processing by both chemical and physical means, and polymeric nanocomposites.  The research on diffusion in polymers involves investigation of structure-property relationships to design better membranes for separation processes and improved barrier materials plus an interest in theories and models for describing sorption and permeation of small molecule penetrants in polymers including the rubbery, glassy, semi-crystalline, and liquid crystalline states of these materials.  The research on nanocomposites involves devising chemical and processing strategies for exfoliating layered silicates in polymer matrices for improvement of performance using nanoscale reinforcement.  Synthesis, characterization, and performance of polymers are an integral part of the research in all these areas.

Danielle D Pieranunzi

Director, Sustainable Sites Initiative, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, College of Natural Sciences
dpieranunzi@wildflower.org
+1 512 232 0124

Expertise: Sustainable approaches to developing and maintaining landscapes, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, sustainable building design and construction,sustainability programs, landscape and building certification systems and performance benchmarks

Keenan A Pituch

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kpituch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0672, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Pituch has two specific lines of research interest. First, he is interested in multilevel mediation analysis for multilevel experimental designs. Second, and more recently, Dr. Pituch is interested in multivariate multilevel modeling. Presently, Dr. Pituch serves as co-PI on a grant that is examining behaviors related to cancer risk among African-American college students.

Sarah R Powell

Sarah R Powell

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
srpowell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6556

Expertise: Sarah’s research interests include developing and testing interventions for students with mathematics difficulties. She is especially interested in peer tutoring, word-problem solving, and the role of symbols for understanding mathematics. During two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, Sarah designed and implemented randomized-control trials related to non-symbolic understanding of mathematics, manipulative use, and explicit mathematics vocabulary instruction for students with mathematics difficulties.

Jorge A Prozzi

Jorge A Prozzi

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
prozzi@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4771

Expertise: Pavement materials; Pavement design and rehabilitation; Pavement monitoring, evaluation and performance analysis; Accelerated pavement testing; Applied econometrics; Transportation Infrastructure Management

James E Pustejovsky

James E Pustejovsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
pusto@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0683

Expertise: Dr. Pustejovsky focuses his research on longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, experimental and quasis-experimental design, and the statistical analysis of single-case research. Additionally, he is interested in program evaluation, survey design, and the measurement of emergent and organization-level characteristics.

Paul E Resta

Paul E Resta

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
resta@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6128, +1 512 471 5942

Expertise: Computer-supported collaborative learning; Web-based learning environments; instructional systems design; planning and policy issues in technology and teacher education

Henry G Rylander

Henry G Rylander

Professor and Harry H. Power Professorship in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
rylander@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1995

Expertise: Vision research; Biomedical sensors; Laser applications; Neuroprosthesis design

Victor  Sampson

Victor Sampson

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
victor.sampson@utexas.edu

Expertise: Science Education Supporting Student Participation in Scientific Argumentation and other Scientific Practices Design and Enactment of Innovative Instructional Materials and Strategies Development of Science Proficiency Assessment

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0805

Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez’ work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.

Robert N Schmidt

Robert N Schmidt

Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts
r.n.schmidt@me.com
+1 512 471 5793

Expertise: Theatrical design; scenic design; theatre design pedagogy

Bob E Schutz

Bob E Schutz

Professor and Joe J. King Chair; FSX Professorship in Space Applications and Exploration, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
schutz@csr.utexas.edu
512-471-4267

Expertise: Spaceborne laser altimetry; especially GLAS on ICESat; Airborne laser altimetry; Space Geodesy; including Global Positioning System (GPS) and laser ranging; Spacecraft dynamics; including orbit and attitude determination; Satellite mission design; Applications of satellites to Earth system studies

Carolyn C Seepersad

Carolyn C Seepersad

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ccseepersad@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1985

Expertise: Multiscale and multidisciplinary product and materials design; Cellular (honeycomb) materials design; Design for solid freeform fabrication; Product flexibility

Mark T Simmons

Research Scientist, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, College of Natural Sciences
msimmons@wildflower.org
+1 512 232 0125

Expertise: Ecology; environmental sustainability; sustainable landscape design; prescribed fire; green roofs; turfgrass; sustainable lawns; invasive species; native plants.

Jayant  Sirohi

Jayant Sirohi

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
jayant.sirohi@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4186

Expertise: High Power Density Solid State Actuators; Multifunctional Structures; Multi-mission Capable Micro/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Rotorcraft Design

Lawrence W Speck

Lawrence W Speck

Professor, School of Architecture
lspeck@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0715

Expertise: Architectural design; regionalist design; design of office buildings; airport design; convention center design

Frederick R Steiner

Frederick R Steiner


fsteiner@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1922

Expertise: Ecological planning, historic preservation, environmental design, green building, regional planning

Walter M Stroup

Walter M Stroup

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
wstroup@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3747

Expertise: Generative design for group-situated learning and teaching, evaluation and modeling systemic reform especially in under-served contexts, the early learning of advanced mathematics (e.g., calculus) and science (e.g., entropy, complexity theory), development of network-mediated group learning environments and technologies, and the interaction of cognitive research, policy and domain-specific insight.

Nan  Sun

Nan Sun

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
nansun@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2051

Expertise: Analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuit design; Micro- and nano-scale solid-state platforms (silicon ICs and beyond) as an electrical, electrochemical, and optical analytical tool for biotechnology and medicine; Low-cost medical imaging systems; Miniature spin resonance systems

Marilla D Svinicki

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
msvinicki@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0557

Expertise: Understanding student and instructor variables that influence the effectiveness of teaching and learning in multiple educational settings, including applying the principles of learning and motivation to instructional design and practice. I have expertise primarily in working with teachers to improve the learning in their classrooms and with students to help improve their strategies for learning.

Robert L Talbert

Robert L Talbert

Professor, College of Pharmacy
talbert@uthscsa.edu
+1 512 471 1737, +1 210 567 8318

Expertise: Cardiovascular therapeutics, stroke prevention and treatment, clinical trial design and evaluation, lipid disorders

Nur A Touba

Nur A Touba

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
touba@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1456

Expertise: VLSI testing; Fault-tolerant computing; Computer-aided design

Philip U Treisman

Philip U Treisman

Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
uri@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2271, +1 512 471 6190

Expertise: Education Policy; mathematics education; economics of education; educational equity; education program design and evaluation volunteerism

Eric  van Oort

Eric van Oort

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
vanoort@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6262

Expertise: Drilling automation, real-time operations monitoring, remote command & control; Shale-fluid interaction and novel shale drilling fluids, use of nano-particles; Zonal isolation / cementing; Borehole instability / lost circulation prevention, and artificial borehole strengthening; Hydraulic fracturing and associated water management; Fit-for-purpose rig design and well manufacturing; Quantum computing

T R Viswanathan

T R Viswanathan

Research Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
tviswanathan@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3389

Expertise: Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems design; Design of data converters and reference sources; Biomedical instrumentation systems

Dan L Wheat

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dwheat@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1705

Expertise: Modeling of wood and wood structures; Behavior and design of wood structures

Sharon L Wood

Sharon L Wood

Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering
swood@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1166

Expertise: Design and behavior of reinforced concrete structures; Infrastructure monitoring; Earthquake engineering

Zhanmin  Zhang

Zhanmin Zhang

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
z.zhang@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4534

Expertise: Infrastructure systems management; Intelligent infrastructure systems; Pavement design and management; Modeling of pavement behavior and performance; Variability and reliability of pavements; Pavement performance simulation; Computerized information and decision support systems; Application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Jianshi  Zhou

Jianshi Zhou

Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jszhou@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4773, +1 512 471 3588

Expertise: Design and synthesis of new electronic materials including superconductors, spintronic/orbitronic materials, thermoelectric materials, multiferroic materials and magnetoresistive materials; crystal growth, high-pressure synthesis, and physical properties under high pressure