Jane Chang Jane P. Chang

Research Website
(310) 206-7980
Plasma chemistries and surface kinetics, atomic layer deposition of complex and multifunctional oxide materials, semiconductor processing and chemistry, computational surface chemistry, nanostructured complex oxides
Yvonne Chen Yvonne Chen
Assistant Professor

Research Website
(310) 825-2816
Applying molecular and synthetic biology techniques to rewire and construct novel biological circuits for applications in health and medicine, particularly in cell-based immunotherapy.
Christofides Panagiotis Christofides
Professor and Chair

Research Website
(310) 794-1015
Control of nonlinear and hybrid process networks, Distributed and economic model predictive control, fault-tolerant control and process safety, water and energy system modeling and control, control and optimization of multiscale process systems, model reduction, optimization and control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems, multiscale modeling and control of particulate and solar cell systems
Yoram Cohen Yoram Cohen
Distinguished Professor

Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair
UCLA Luskin Scholar

Research Website
(310) 825-8766
Surface nano-structuring with polymers and organosilanes, graft polymerization, membranes: desalination, ultrafiltration and pervaporation, surface crystallization, neural networks for quantitative-structure property estimation, intermedia and multimedia transport in environmental systems, environmental impact assessment
davis-130 James F. Davis
Professor and Vice Provost

Research Website
(310) 206-0011
Information technology
Vijay Dhir 2 Vijay Dhir, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
National Academy of Engineering Member

 Two-phase heat transfer, boiling and condensation, thermal and hydrodynamic stability, thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors, microgravity heat transfer, soil remediation.
houk_100.jpg Kendall N. Houk
Professor and Saul Winstein Research Chair in Organic Chemistry
National Academy of   Sciences Member

Research Website
(310) 206-0515
The Houk Group solves problems in organic and bio-organic chemistry using theoretical and computational methods and programs. Theoretical predictions and designs of new reactions, reagents, and catalysts are tested experimentally in the Houk lab or with collaborators.
James Liao James C. Liao
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor
National Academy of Engineering Member
National Academy of Sciences Member

Research Website
(310) 825-1656
Next-generation bio-derived energy, CO2 fixation, synthetic metabolic networks, gene-metabolic circuits, nitric oxide metabolism, fatty acid metabolism
Yunfeng Lu Yunfeng Lu

Research Website
(310) 794-7238
Nanostructured Materials and Devices, molecular design and self-assembly, energy storage and conversion, biomimetic materials and system
manousiouthakis_98x128.jpg Vasilios Manousiouthakis

Research Website
(310) 206-0300
Plasma simulation, process design, process optimization, process control
Harold Monbouquette Harold Monbouquette
Professor and Associate Dean

Research Website
(310) 825-8946
Biochemical engineering
Stanley Osher Stanley Osher
Professor of Mathematics

National Academy of Sciences Member

(310) 825-1758
Applied Mathematics
Sautet_1 Philippe Sautet
Professor and Vice-Chair
French Academy of Sciences Member

Research Website
(310) 825‐8485
First principles atomic scale simulations, quantum chemistry, applications to heterogeneous catalysis: active sites and reaction mechanisms, nano-materials for depollution and energy transformation, molecules at surfaces.
Tatiana Segura Tatiana Segura

Research Website
(310) 206-3980
The Segura Laboratory for Engineering Cell Instructive Materials focuses on the design of hydrogel biomaterials for stem cell culture and differentiation studies in vitro and vascularization and stem cell transplantation strategies in vivo. We utilize a combination of carbohydrates, protein, peptide and DNA delivery in the design of our hydrogels.
simonetti_100.jpg Dante Simonetti
Assistant Professor

Research Website
(310) 267-0169
Catalytic conversion of alternative energy and chemical feedstocks,
heterogeneous catalysis and kinetics, catalyst design, surface chemistry
and characterization.
Yi Tang Yi Tang

Research Website
(310) 825-0375
Metabolic engineering, natural product biosynthesis

Emeriti Faculty

Robert Hicks Robert Hicks
Emeritus Professor

Research Website
(310) 206-6865
Atmospheric pressure plasmas – physics, chemistry and materials processing, semiconductor nanotechnology, surface chemistry of materials
Louis Ignarro Louis J. Ignarro
Emeritus Professor and Nobel Laureate
National Academy of Sciences Member

Research Website
(310) 825-5159
Molecular and medical pharmacology
Eldon Knuth
Emeritus Professor
(310) 825-8485 Molecular dynamics, thermodynamics, combustion, kinetics and the thermodynamics of processes in rapidly expanding fluid flows.
Ken Nobe
Emeritus Professor
(310) 825-2447 Research is focused in electrochemical processes and nano-electrochemical systems. Specific interests involve the kinetics and mechanisms of electrodissolution and electrodeposition of metals and semiconductors, oscillatory behavior in electrochemical systems, electroorganic electrochemical and bioelectrochemical processes, corrosion, fuel cells and batteries, processing of magnetic polymer and alloy thin films for nano-electrochemical systems (NEMS).
Selim Senkan Selim Senkan

Emeritus Professor

Research Website
(310) 206-4106

Chemical reaction engineering, catalysis and combustion
A. R. Frank Wazzan
Emeritus Professor and Former Dean
(310) 206-1598  Professor Wazzan is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of nuclear material, thermal hydraulics, and stability of laminar flows. He was also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark for his studied of magnetic interactions in solids. His research has had significant impact on the design of high-performance underwater weapons systems for the U.S. Navy.