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Abdolrahim, Niaz

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Multiscale Modeling of Materials; Nanoporous Materials; Nanowires; Thin Films; Atomistic Simulations

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Anthamatten, Mitchell

  • Professor and Chair; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Macromolecular Self-assembly; Associative & Functional Polymers; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Phenomena; Optoelectronic Materials; Vapor Deposition Polymerization

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Askari, Hesam

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Mechanics of Solids and soft matter; Granular systems; Stocahstic response ; Manufacturing techniques

Hani Awad

Awad, Hani

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor of Orthopaedics
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research

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Interests: Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering

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Danielle Benoit

Benoit, Danielle

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Director, Materials Science Program
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research and Center for Oral Biology
    Departments of Chemical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and Biomedical Genetics
    Society for Biomaterials, Special Interest Groups Representative to the Board of Directors

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Interests: Therapeutic Biomaterials

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Bergstralh, Daniel

  • Assistant Professor

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Interests: Epithelial Morphogenesis; Spindle orientation; Cell Division

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

  • Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics and Optics

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Interests: experimental atomic; molecular and optical physics

Mark Bocko

Bocko, Mark

  • Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor, Physics and Astronomy
    Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)
  • Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: Audio and acoustic signal processing; Computer audition; Sensors and transducers

Robert Boyd

Boyd, Robert

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: Nonlinear Optics

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Burns, Stephen J.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor Emeritus, Materials Science

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Interests: Fracture Mechanics Applied to Grinding; Polishing, Adhesion and Slitting; Deformation Kinetics; Thermodynamic Energy Balances in Linear Systems

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Director Scott Carney

Carney, Scott

  • Professor of Optics
  • Director of the Institute of Optics

Interests: Computed Imaging; Spectroscopy; Coherence Theory

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Chen, Shaw H.

  • Professor; Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Glassy Liquid Crystals; Robust Photoalignment Polymers; Organic Semiconductors; Self-Organization of Nanoparticles; Optoelectronic Devices

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Chimowitz, Eldred H.

  • Professor

Interests: Critical Phenomena; Supercritical Fluids; Percolation; Computer Simulation

Gilbert 'Rip' Collins

Collins, Gilbert 'Rip'

  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Associate Director of Science, Technology and Academics
    Tracy Hyde Harris Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Laboratory Astrophysics; High Pressure/High Energy Density Physics; Condensed Matter; Planetary Science; Plasma Physics ; Thermonuclear Fusion

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DeLouise, Lisa A.

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Interests: Engineering Smart Bandage Bio Nanomaterials for Healing Skin

Stavros Demos

Demos, Stavros G.

  • Optical Materials Group Leader
Hanan Dery

Dery, Hanan

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: Semiconductor spin electronics

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Dewhurst, Stephen

  • Professor Microbiology and Immunology

Interests: Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research

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Dias, Ranga

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: High Temperature superconductivity; Quantum phase transitions; Dynamic response of solids; Novel material synthesis; High pressure NV optical magnetometry; High energy density physics

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Donaldson, William R.

  • Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interests: physics of photoconductive switches; streak-camera development; he optical response of high temperature superconductors; optical semiconductor diagnostics,; florescence of biological molecules

Marvin Doyley

Doyley, Marvin

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and of Imaging Sciences (Radiology)

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Interests: Therapeutic and diagnostic imaging using optical, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound imaging

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Franco, Ignacio

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Assistant Professor Physics

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Interests: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Funkenbusch, Paul D.

  • Associate Dean, Education and New Initiatives
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science

Interests: Microstructure, properties, and processing of materials; Variability in materials and processing especially as related to biomaterials and mechanics; Experimental design/robust design

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Yongli Gao

Gao, Yongli

  • Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental condensed-matter physics

Chunlei Guo

Guo, Chunlei

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena; Surface Functionalization; Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Harding, David R.

  • Professor; Primary: Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Cryogenic Properties of Solid Deuterium and Tritium; Thin-Film Deposition; Microfluidic Processes

Thomas M. Howard

Howard, Thomas M.

  • Wilmot Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Robotics; Machine Learning; Natural Language Understanding

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Hu, Suxing

  • Associate Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Group Leader, HEDP-Theory Group, LLE

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Interests: Theoretical/Computational High-Energy-Density Physics; Inertial Confinement Fusion; Warm-/Hot-Dense Matter; Intense Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Dynamics; Attosecond Physics; Computational Atomic; Molecular; Optical Physics

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Huo, Pengfei

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Physical and theoretical chemistry; ab-initio dynamics for understanding chemistry; photo physics of solar energy conversion

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Jorné, Jacob

  • Professor

Interests: Electrochemistry; Energy Conversion & Storage; Fuel Cells; Flow Batteries; Lithium Batteries; Green Energy; Microelectronic Processing; Copper Electrodeposition; Reaction-Diffusion Interactions; Scaling Theory

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Douglas H. Kelley

Kelley, Douglas H.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Fluid dynamics of the brain’s waste removal system; Mixing in the inner ear; Liquid metal batteries and grid-scale energy storage; Mixing in metals casting; Coherent structures in reactive mixing

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Knowles, Kathryn

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Wayne H. Knox

Knox, Wayne H.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Professor of Visual Sciences
    Professor of Materials Science

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Kosc, Tanya Z.

  • Associate Professor; Primary: Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Optics
  • Chair, Chemistry Department

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Interests: Materials Chemistry and Physics of Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconductors

Catherine K. Kuo

Kuo, Catherine K.

  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research
    Wilmot Cancer Center
    Genetics, Development and Stem Cells Program
    Materials Science Graduate Program

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Interests: Regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; mechanobiology; biomaterials; stem cells; developmental biology; orthopaedics

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John Lambropoulos

Lambropoulos, John

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor, Materials Science
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Materials Science Graduate Recruiting Committee

Interests: Micromechanics; Mechanics & Materials Issues in Optics Manufacturing; Defect Generation During Crystal Growth

James C. M. Li

Li, James C. M.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor Emeritus, Materials Science

Interests: Materials science and micromechanics; Platinum nanowires and networks as fuel cell electrodes; Whisker growth from tin coatings; Nanocrystalline materials

Svetlana G. Lukishova

Lukishova, Svetlana G.

  • Group Leader and Adjunct Professor

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Interests: Quantum Nanophotonics; Liquid Crystals; Nonlinear Optics; Quantum and Nano-Optics Teaching Experiments; History of Optics and Photonics

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Matson, Ellen

  • Wilmot Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

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McCamant, David W.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy of molecular dynamics in photochemistry; mechanisms of vibrational relaxation

James McGrath

McGrath, James

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Cell motility; Quantitative light microscopy

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Meyer, Anne S.

  • Associate Professor

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Interests: Synthetic biology; 3D printing of bacteria; Engineering of bacteria to produce biomaterials; Survival strategies of bacteria; Organization of bacterial DNA

Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.

Miller, Benjamin

  • Professor of Dermatology; Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Interests: Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing

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Müller, Astrid M.

  • Assistant Professor

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Interests: Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis; Pulsed-Laser-in-Liquids Preparation of Controlled Nanomaterials; Nanocatalyst Property–Functionality Relationships; Selective CO2 Reduction Catalysis; Integrated Solar Fuels Photoelectrodes; Nanomaterials for Anti-Cancer Applications

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Nilsson, Bradley L.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Interests: Peptide self-assembly; amyloid peptides; amyloid-inspired materials; bioorganic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry

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Pickel, Andrea

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Nanoscale heat transfer; luminescence nanothermometry; single-nanoparticle imaging and spectroscopy; high-temperature thermal metrology; electrothermal measurements

Judith Pipher

Pipher, Judith L.

  • Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus

Interests: astrophysics; observational astronomy

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Porosoff, Marc D.

  • Assistant Professor

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Interests: CO2 Reduction; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Catalyst Structure-Property Relationships; C1 Chemistry; Upgrading Light Alkanes

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Rothberg, Lewis

  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Polymer electronics; optoelectronic devices; light-emitting diodes; thin-film transistors; photodetectors; xerographic photoreceptors; biological sensors; electrooptic modulators

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Rygg, J. Ryan

  • Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Physics
    Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Experimental high-energy-density physics; shock waves; inertial confinement fusion

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Shestopalov, Alexander A.

  • Associate Professor; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Surface Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Surface Patterning; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Thermodynamics

Roman Sobolewski

Sobolewski, Roman

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Physics
    Senior Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Tenhaeff, Wyatt

  • Assistant Professor

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Interests: Electrochemical Energy Storage; Solid State Lithium Batteries and Solid Electrolytes; Polymer Thin Films, Interfaces and Thin Film Synthesis & Characterization; Vacuum Deposition Techniques

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Nick Vamivakas

Vamivakas, Nick

  • Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics

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Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

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Richard E. Waugh

Waugh, Richard E.

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Vice Provost for Research
    Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
    Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Interests: Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins

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White, Andrew

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Interests: Data-driven molecular simulation; Materials Design; Augmented-reality in chemical engineering education; Grid-energy storage simulation

Gary W. Wicks

Wicks, Gary W.

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Molecular Beam Epitaxy; Semiconductor Optoelectronics

Stephen Wu

Wu, Stephen

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Assitant Professor of Physics

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Interests: Spintronics; Nanoscale electronics; Novel electronic materials; Quantum materials and devices

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Wu, David

  • Professor

Interests: Biofuels; Systems Biology; Genomics; Transcriptional Network; Biochemical Engineering; Fermentation; Biocatalysis; Bone Marrow Engineering; Lymphoid Tissue Engineering; Molecular Biology

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Yates, Matthew Z.

  • Professor; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Colloids & Interfaces; Fuel Cell Membranes; Crystallization; Microencapsulation; Particle Synthesis ; Colloidal Stabilization

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Mohamed Zaghoo

Zaghoo, Mohamed

  • Scientist

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