University of California, Riverside

Materials Science and Engineering



BCOE Faculty


Abbaschian | Balandin |Bozhilov|  Christopher | Coh | Cybart | Garay | Guo | GreaneyHabererKisailus | Kumar | Lake | LiLiu | Liu | Liu | LonardiLyubovitsky |Mangolini | Mathaudhu | MolleMorikisMulchandani | Myung | Ozkan, C. | Ozkan, M. | Rao | RodgersVafai | Vullev | WilsonWong | Wu | XuYan

Dean Abbaschian

Dr. Reza Abbaschian

Distinguished Professor, Bourns College of Engineering
Dean, Bourns College of Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1971
Laboratory website
Email: rabba@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: materials processing, solidification; functionally graded composites; high pressure-high temperature growth of diamond crystals.

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Chair, Alex Balandin

Dr. Alexander Balandin

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Founding Chair, Materials Science and Engineering Program
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1996
Laboratory website
Email: balandin@ee.ucr.edu
MSE areas: electronic, photovoltaic and thermoelectric materials; graphene properties and applications; thermal and electrical characterization of nanostructured and carbon materials; Raman spectroscopy of solids and nanostructures; phonon transport and phonon engineering in advanced materials.

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 Krassimir Bozhilov  
  Dr. Krassimir N. Bozhilov

Associate Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1997
Website
Email: bozhilov@ucr.edu
MSE areas: electron microscopy and microanalysis of nanomaterials, zeolite structure and properties, crystal chemistry and crystallography of ino- and phyllosilicates.

 

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 pchristopher  
  Dr. Phillip Christopher

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011
Laboratory website
Email:pchrist@ucr.edu
MSE areas: Heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, nanomaterials synthesis, solar energy conversion, molecular modeling.

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COH  
Dr. Sinisa Coh

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 2011
Research website
Email:sinisa.coh@ucr.edu
MSE areas: Computational materials theorist working on nanostructures, complex oxides, layered materials, topological insulators, superconductors, and optical properties of materials.

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Cybart  
Dr. Shane Cybart

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 2005
Research website
Email:
MSE areas: High-transition temperature Josephson devices; Superconducting electronics; Multiferroic and magnetic oxides; Oxide electronic devices for a diverse range of applications.

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garay

Dr. Javier Garay

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., University of California Davis, 2004
Laboratory website
Email: jegaray@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: advanced material synthesis and processing; nanocomposites; mass transport, nucleation, electric current effects and defects in materials.

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guo

Dr. Juchen Guo

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2007
Laboratory website
Email: jguo@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: Ion Conducting Block Copolymers, Polymer-Nanoparticle Composite Materials, Rechargeable Batteries Beyond Li-ion, Transport Phenomena in Polymer Membranes.

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Dr. P. Alex Greaney

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2003
Laboratory website 
Email: agreaney@engr.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Thermal properties of materials, mechanical properties, functional nanostructures materials, and computational design of materials. 

 

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haberer

Dr. Elaine Haberer

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, 2005
Laboratory website
Email: haberer@ee.ucr.edu
MSE areas: bio-templated materials for electronic, optoelectronic, and energy applications; nano-structured hybrid materials; and novel top-down and bottom-up assembly techniques.

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kisailus

Dr. David Kisailus

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, 2002
Laboratory website
Email: david@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: bio-mimetics, bio-inspired materials synthesis for nanomaterials, energy storage and conversion materials, biomineralization, ceramic processing, thin film growth.

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Kumar

Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2012
Laboratory website
Email: skumar@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: hermo-electro-mechanical coupling in thin films at nanoscale, performance issues with Li-ion battery electrodes and high temperature material characterization.

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lake

Dr. Roger K. Lake

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1992
Laboratory website
Email: rlake@ee.ucr.edu
MSE areas: theory of electron transport through nanostructured, disordered and amorphous materials; computational electronics and optoelectronics; ultra-scaled devices and device physics; novel materials and devices.

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li
 Dr. Chen Li

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2012 
Research website 
Email: chen.li@ucr.edu
MSE areas: Geophysics. Structure and transportation properties of energy materials under high pressure with diamond anvil cell (DAC) together using Raman, X-ray, and neutron scattering techniques.

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 hliu
Dr. Huinan Liu

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Ph.D., Brown University, 2008
Email: huinanliu@engr.ucr.edu
Laboratory Website
MSE areas: biomaterials for regenerative medicine; ceramic nanoparticles; degradeable polymers; nanocomposites; resorbable metals; surface treatment for medical implants and devices; controlled drug delivery; musculoskeletal tissue healing and regeration; and stem cell therapy.

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Jianlin Liu

Dr. Jianlin Liu

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 2003
Laboratory website
Email: jianlin@ee.ucr.edu
MSE areas: semiconductor materials and devices; molecular beam epitaxial growth of ZnO and SiGe materials and nanostructures; nanofabrication via self-assembly and advanced lithography; nonvolatile memories; diluted magnetic semiconductors and spintronics; solid state lighting, lasing, and sensing.

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 Dr. Ming Liu

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2010 

Email: ming@ee.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Photonics, optical communication, material science, nano-fabrication

 stefano  
Dr. Stefano Lonardi

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Laboratory website 
Email: stelo@cs.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Computational Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Data Mining

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 julia
Dr. Julia Lyubovitsky

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2004
Email: juilial@engr.ucr.edu
Laboratory Website
MSE areas: Biomedical imaging and non-destructive optical techniques, molecular-level control of protein/peptide assembly and dissassembly

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 mangolini
Dr. Lorenzo Mangolini

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
Email: lmangolini@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: plasma processing of materials, nanoparticles and quantum dots, silicon nanostructures.


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 Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2006
Email: smathaudhu@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: Synthesis and processing of bulk nanostructured structural and functional alloys and composites

molle
Dr. Mart Molle

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Laboratory website 
Email: mart@cs.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Computer networking; performance evaluation; distributed algorithms; fundamental performance limits; applications of analytical modeling techniques to practical problems in computer systems

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 dimitri  
 Dr. Dimitrios Morikis

Professor, Bioengineering
Ph.D., Northeastern University, 1990
Laboratory website 
Email: dmorikis@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: Immunophysics and immunoengineering; computational modeling of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and interactions; structural bioinformatics; protein, peptide, and drug design; NMR spectroscopy

Ashok Mulchandani

Dr. Ashok Mulchandani

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D., McGill University, 1985
Laboratory website
Email: adani@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: nanobiotechology - nanotechnology and biotechnology for the creation of (bio)analytical devices, novel (bio) remediation technologies and nanostructured materials.

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Nosang Myung

Dr. Nosang V. Myung

Professor and Chair, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 1998
Laboratory website
Email: myung@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: nanoscale science and engineering, sensors, MEMS/NEMS, nanoelectronics, spintronics, thermoelectrics, materials electrochemistry, electrodeposition.

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Cengiz Ozkan

Dr. Cengiz Ozkan

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997
Laboratory website
Email: cozkan@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: Nanomaterials synthesis and processing; graphene, III-V and II-VI materials; energy storage and photovoltaic devices; nanoelectronics; nanopatterning for beyond CMOS.

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Mihri Ozkan

Dr. Mihri Ozkan

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2001
Laboratory website
Email: mihri@ee.ucr.edu
MSE areas: hybrid nanoarchitectonics, hybrid photovoltaics and bionanotechnology.

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rao

Dr. Masaru Rao

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, 2001
Laboratory Website
Email: mprao@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: novel materials, fabrication processes, and devices for biomedical applications including cardiovascular intervention, diabetes management, neuroprostheses, pulmonary drug delivery, and cellular engineering.

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 victor  
Dr. Victor Rodgers

Professor, Bioengineering
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1989
Laboratory Website
Email: rodgers@engr.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Biotransport phenomena, bioreaction kinetics, redox cellular reactions, drug delivery vehicles, bioseparations

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vafai

Dr. Kambiz Vafai

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1980
Laboratory website
Email: vafai@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: transport through porous media; multiphase transport; analysis of porous insulations; high heat flux applications; transport through biological membranes; thermal design and modeling; heat transfer augmentation investigations, feasibility, optimization and parametric studies for various engineering applications.

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vullev

Dr. Valentine Vullev

Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Ph.D., Boston University, 2001
Laboratory website
Email: vullev@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: biophysics, microfluidics and charge transfer.

 

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Dr. Richard Wilson

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Present
Laboratory website 
Email: rwilson@engr.ucr.edu
MSE areas: Focused on developing a nuanced understanding of electronic, magnetic and thermal transport phenomena. 

 

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 Brian wong

 Dr. Bryan Wong

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007 
Laboratory website 
Email: bmwong@engr.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: time-dependent density functional theory for photovoltaic materials, electron transport in chromophore-functionalized carbon nanosystems, optoelectronic effects in core-shell semiconductor nanowires, and large-scale, first-principles calculations for predicting growth and electronic properties of nanomaterials. 

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 wu  
 Dr. Jianzhong Wu

Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1998 
Laboratory website 
Email: jwu@engr.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Molecular Simulation, Nanomaterials, Theory of Complex Fluids 

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 alex
Guanshui Xu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Brown University, 1994 
Laboratory website 
Email: gxu@engr.ucr.edu 
MSE areas: Mechanics, Material, and Geophysics with an emphasis on Analytical and Computational Modeling, and their Scientific and Engineering Applications

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 Faculty Yu    
 Dr. Ruoxue Yan 

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2010

E-mail: rxyan@engr.ucr.edu

MSE areas: Nanomaterials, nano-catalysis, solar energy conversion, nano-photonics, nano-live cell interface

 

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