Nasim Annabi
Assistant Professor

Research Website

Advanced bioadhesives/sealants for wound closure and surgical applications, novel elastin-based biomaterials for soft tissue engineering, conductive biomaterials for cardiac tissue engineering, multifunctional nanocomposite hydrogels for drug/gene delivery, 3D bioprinted tissue engineered constructs
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.

Panagiotis Christofides Professor and Chair

William D. Van Vorst 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 ChairUCLA 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

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.

Ali Khademhosseini

Research Website

(310) 206-5819

 His research is based on developing micro- and nanoscale biomaterials to control cellular behavior with particular emphasis in developing engineered materials and systems for tissue engineering. He is also developing ‘organ-on-a-chip’ systems that aim to mimic human response to various chemicals in vitro. In addition, his laboratory is developing technologies to control the formation of vascularized tissues with appropriate microarchitectures as well as regulating stem cell differentiation within microengineered systems. He has also pioneered various high performance biomaterials for medical applications that are currently being pursued for clinical translation.
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 Engineering Member and National Academy of Sciences Member

(310) 825-1758

Applied Mathematics
Samanvaya Srivastava
Assistant Professor

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Research in the Srivastava Laboratory utilizes molecular design and self-assembly of mesoscopic building blocks to address current limitations in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Our work aims to harness charge interactions among macromolecules and nanomaterials to modulate self-assembly of multifunctional novel materials.
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.
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.
James Liao James C. Liao
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor

National Academy of Engineering Member and 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
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
(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.