University of California, Riverside

Materials Science and Engineering



BCOE Faculty


Abbaschian | Balandin |Bozhilov|  Christopher | Coh | CybartGuo | GreaneyHabererKisailus | Kumar | Lake | LiLiu | Liu | Liu | Lonardi | Mangolini | Mathaudhu | MolleMorikisMulchandani | Myung | Ozkan, C. | Ozkan, M. | Rao | Rodgers | Vafai | Vullev | WilsonWong | Wu | XuYan

Dean Abbaschian

Dr. Reza Abbaschian
Winston Chung Endowed Professor in Sustainability
Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Winston Chung Global Energy Center
Former 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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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: Spin mediated thermal transport in semiconductor and ferromagnetic thin films,  Spin-Phonon interactions and enhanced spin-Seebeck effect, Spin wave characterization in ferromagnetic thin films and Thermal transport in dilute ferromagentic semiconductors.

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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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faculty ming
 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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 mangolini
Dr. Lorenzo Mangolini

Associate 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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suveen
 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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