Faculty

 

Jane Chang Jane P. Chang
Professor and Associate Dean
Email
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
Email
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 Vice- Chair
Email
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
Professor
Email
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
Email
Research Website
(310) 206-0011
Information technology
Vijay Dhir 2 Vijay Dhir, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
National Academy of Engineering Member
vdhir@seas.ucla.edu
310-825-8507
 Two-phase heat transfer, boiling and condensation, thermal and hydrodynamic stability, thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors, microgravity heat transfer, soil remediation.
Robert Hicks Robert Hicks
Professor
Email
Research Website
(310) 206-6865
Atmospheric pressure plasmas – physics, chemistry and materials processing, semiconductor nanotechnology, surface chemistry of materials
houk_100.jpg Kendall N. Houk
Professor and Winstein Chair in Organic Chemistry
National Academy of Sciences Member
Email
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 and Chair
National Academy of Engineering Member
and
National Academy of Sciences Member
Email
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
Professor
Email
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
Professor
Email
Research Website
(310) 206-0300
Plasma simulation, process design, process optimization, process control
Harold Monbouquette Harold Monbouquette
Professor
Email
Research Website
(310) 825-8946
Biochemical engineering
Stanley Osher Stanley Osher
Professor of Mathematics

National Academy of Sciences Member
Email
(310) 825-1758
Novel algorithms for fluid simulation, fluid criticality: scaling theory and simulations, modeling and control of protein crystallization, multiscale modeling and control of thin film deposition.
phil_romero_100.jpg Philip A. Romero
Assistant Professor
Email
Research Website
(310) 825‐8485
Protein engineering, computational biology, droplet-based microfluidics.
Tatiana Segura Tatiana Segura
Associate Professor
Email
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.
Selim Senkan Selim Senkan
Professor
Email
Research Website
(310) 206-4106
Chemical reaction engineering, catalysis and combustion
simonetti_100.jpg Dante Simonetti
Assistant Professor
Email
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
Professor and Vice-Chair
Email
Research Website
(310) 825-0375
Metabolic engineering, natural product biosynthesis

Emeriti Faculty

Louis Ignarro Louis J. Ignarro
Professor and Nobel Laureate
Email
Research Website
(310) 825-5159
Molecular and medical pharmacology
Eldon Knuth
Emeriti Professor
(310) 825-8485 Molecular dynamics, thermodynamics, combustion, kinetics and the thermodynamics of processes in rapidly expanding fluid flows.
Ken Nobe
Emeriti 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).
A. R. Frank Wazzan
Emeriti 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.