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David T Allen

David T Allen

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
allen@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0049, +1 512 475 7842

Expertise: Atmospheric chemistry; Urban air quality and pollution prevention; Environmental and industrial reaction engineering

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.

Aaron B Baker

Aaron B Baker

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
abbaker@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Cardiovascular biology including atherosclerosis, thrombosis and in-stent restenosis; Vascular biomechanics/mechanotransduction; Development of medical devices, Drug delivery/tissue engineering systems for enhancing tissue repair; Glycobiology

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

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

Tricia S Berry

Tricia S Berry


triciaberry@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5650

Expertise: Gender diversity issues; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) informal education; STEM assessment; Retention programs and strategies

Steven L Bryant

Steven L Bryant

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
steven_bryant@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3250

Expertise: Secure geologic storage of anthropogenic CO2; Application of nanoparticles to subsurface engineering; Petrophysics, especially of unconventional gas reservoirs; Methane hydrates in sediments; Reactive flow and transport; Relationship between microstructure and macroscopic properties of granular media

Erika M Bsumek

Erika M Bsumek

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts
embsumek@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3261, +1 512 475 7253

Expertise: Native American History, Navajo arts and crafts, labeling of Indian made goods, History of the U.S. West and American Southwest; Modern Western urban/rural development including how large-scale engineering projects such dams, highways, and suburbs transformed the Western landscape/environment. She also specializes in the study of the consumption of Native American artifacts.

Lydia M Contreras

Lydia M Contreras

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
lcontrer@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2453

Expertise: RNA-protein interactions, RNA-protein folding; Novel molecular tools for intracellular studies of RNA-metabolism; Protein engineering for novel mechanisms of molecular recognition; Diagnostics for RNA-related diseases; Discovery of drugs targeting RNAs; Optimization strategies for therapeutic RNA/protein expression

Dragan  Djurdjanovic

Dragan Djurdjanovic

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dragan.djurdjanovic@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0815

Expertise: Advanced quality control in multi-station manufacturing systems; Immunity inspired approaches to diagnosis and control of complex dynamic systems; Maintenance decision-making in flexible and reconfigurable systems; Applications of advanced signal processing in biomedical engineering

John G Ekerdt

John G Ekerdt

Professor and Dick Rothwell Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ekerdt@utexas.edu
+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 S El Mohtar

Chadi S El Mohtar

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
elmohtar@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3695

Expertise: Pore fluid engineering; Non-Aqueous flow through porous media; Earthquake engineering; Liquefaction; Fatigue life and behavior of asphalt concrete

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

Gregory L Fenves

Gregory L Fenves

Executive Vice President and Provost
president@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1232

Expertise: Modeling and computational simulation of structures; earthquake engineering; structural health monitoring and assessment

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

Vijay K Garg

Vijay K Garg

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
garg@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9424

Expertise: Distributed systems; Discrete event systems; Software engineering

George  Georgiou

George Georgiou

Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 9, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
gg@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6975

Expertise: Antibody engineering; Enzyme engineering; Protein folding in vivo

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

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

Thomas J Hughes

Thomas J Hughes

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
hughes@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7775

Expertise: Acoustics; Bioengineering; Complex Fluids; Computational Mechanics; Fluid Mechanics; Solid Mechanics

Gyeong S Hwang

Gyeong S Hwang

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
gshwang@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4847

Expertise: Dr. Hwang's research has a well-balanced emphasis on fundamentals and applications. Using first principles-based tomistic modeling my research group focuses on developing a better understanding of (1) surface chemical reactions and dynamics, (2) solid-solid and solid-fluid interfacial interactions, and (3) defect nature and formation as well as their role in controlled chemical doping. By incorporating the fundamental knowledge and understanding into larger scale simulations, my research group also attempts to solve engineering problems encountered in the fabrication of nanoscale electronic, chemical and biological devices.

Brent L Iverson

Brent L Iverson

Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
iversonb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7000

Expertise: Biotechnology; bioorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; molecular biology; drug and diagnostic development

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

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

Christine L Julien

Christine L Julien

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
c.julien@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5671

Expertise: Mobile and pervasive computing; Software engineering and middleware for dynamic environments; Algorithms and protocols for mobile and pervasive computing; mobile testbed development and use; Application of formal methods to mobile and pervasive computing networks;

Loukas F Kallivokas

Loukas F Kallivokas

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
loukas@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5769

Expertise: Computational mechanics; Inverse problems in engineering; Wave propagation and structural dynamics; Earthquake engineering; Numerical methods; Large-scale computational modeling

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;

Richard E Klingner

Richard E Klingner

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
klingner@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3597, +1 512 471 4577

Expertise: Experimental and analytical investigation of the response of masonry and reinforced concrete masonry structures; Earthquake engineering; Anchorage to concrete

Larry W Lake

Larry W Lake

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
larry_lake@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8233, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Enhanced oil recovery; Reservoir engineering; Reservoir characterization; Geochemical modeling; Simulation

Stephen E Laubach

Stephen E Laubach

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6303, +1 512 475 8786

Expertise: Structural diagenesis, structural geology, fracture analysis, fluid inclusion and cathodoluminescence studies, rock mechanics, mechanical and fracture stratigraphy, hydrocarbon exploration and development in deep and/or structurally complex areas, tight gas sandstone, coalbed methane, shale gas; geologic aspects of hydraulic fracturing, application of borehole-imaging geophysical logs to stress and fracture evaluation, structural evolution of North American Cordillera, fracture history of NW Scotland, regional fracture studies Argentina.

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

Glenn Y Masada

Glenn Y Masada

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
masada@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3061

Expertise: System dynamics; Automatic control; Energy conversion engineering; Electronics manufacturing

Jennifer A Maynard

Jennifer A Maynard

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
maynard@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9188

Expertise: Control of cellular immunity through manipulation of T cell receptor interactions; Reverse-engineer pathogenic strategies used by bacterial pathogens for biotechnological applications; Apply protein engineering approaches to issues in structural biology

Chandra L Muller

Chandra L Muller

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
cmuller@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8377

Expertise: The effects of family, community, education policy and health behaviors on education and the transition to adulthood; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation and careers

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

Tadeusz W Patzek

Tadeusz W Patzek

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
patzek@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8368

Expertise: Reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, unconventional gas recovery, alternative energy sources, ecology of biofuel systems, energy policy

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.

Dewayne E Perry

Dewayne E Perry

Professor and Motorola Regents Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
perry@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2050

Expertise: Software architecture; Software engineering process, analyses and tools; Empirical studies in software engineering

Gary A Pope

Gary A Pope

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
gpope@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3235, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Enhanced oil recovery; Reservoir engineering; Fluid flow in porous media; Numerical simulation; Phase behavior and fluid properties; Water soluble polymers; Surfactants; Surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation; Characterization of NAPLs in groundwater; Use of tracers for characterization of aquifers

Michael P Powell

Michael P Powell

Director, Cockrell School of Engineering
mppowell@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7459

Expertise: Engineer shortage; Engineering employment outlook

Varun  Rai

Varun Rai

Assistant Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
raivarun@gmail.com
+1 512 471 5057, +1 512 471 4697

Expertise: Dr. Rai's principal research interests are in technological change, innovation and diffusion; economics of climate change/integrated assessment models; and energy and development. His research combines energy systems modeling with the political economy of energy markets to understand how changes in energy technologies, market conditions, policies and regulation, and environment could impact energy generation. The emphasis of his research is on interdisciplinary and integrative research in engineering and policy to ensure that the insights from his policy research are rooted in the underlying technical realties

Ellen M Rathje

Ellen M Rathje

Professor and Warren S. Bellows Centennial Professorship in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
e.rathje@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3683, +1 512 471 4929

Expertise: Geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology; Seismic stability of earth structures and slopes; Earthquake-induced landslides; Seismic site response; Field liquefaction evaluation and soil improvement; Application of remote sensing to earthquake damage assessment;

Philip S Schmidt

Philip S Schmidt

Professor and Donald J. Douglass Centennial Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
pschmidt@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3118, +1 512 471 6902

Expertise: Industrial electrotechnology applications and economics; Industrial energy management and conservation; Project-based engineering instruction

Erich A Schneider

Erich A Schneider

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
eschneider@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5412

Expertise: Nuclear systems engineering; Nuclear fuel and reactor technologies; Sustainability of nuclear power

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.

Kenneth H Stokoe

Kenneth H Stokoe

Professor and Jennie C. and Milton T.Graves Chair in Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
k.stokoe@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3689

Expertise: Geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics; Non-destructive testing of pavements, soils and structures; Offshore geotechnical engineering

Ben G Streetman

Ben G Streetman

Dean Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bstreet@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1640

Expertise: Engineering education; Engineering workforce issues; Microelectronics; Semiconductor materials and devices; Epitaxy

Laura J Suggs

Laura J Suggs

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
laura.suggs@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1671

Expertise: Cardiovascular tissue engineering; Adult progenitor cells and vasculogenesis; Biologically active materials

Stephen R Thomas

Stephen R Thomas

Research Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
sthomas@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3007, +1 512 471 7862

Expertise: Project productivity, performance, and best practices for the engineering and construction industry; quantitative methods for project analysis

Mary F Wheeler

Mary F Wheeler

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
mfw@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8625

Expertise: Numerical solution of partial differential systems with applications to the modeling of subsurface and surface flows and parallel computation.

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

Stephen G Wright

Stephen G Wright

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
swright@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4929

Expertise: Geotechnical engineering; soil mechanics; slope stability

Jinying  Zhu

Jinying Zhu

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jyzhu@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5502, +1 512 471 4579

Expertise: Non-destructive testing of concrete structures, pavements, and deep foundations; Wave propagation; Soil dynamics; Health monitoring; Advanced sensing techniques for civil engineering materials and infrastructure