Department Leadership


Andrea Maria Hodge – Department Chair
Arthur B. Freeman Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
My group research focus is on the synthesis of engineered microstructures with nanoscale precision, which allows for tailored properties and/or functionality. Our experimental approach includes characterization and testing leading to a fundamental understanding of processes and mechanisms within the synthesis – microstructure space. We use a variety of coating techniques such as sputtering and electrodeposition to design and produce new nano-structured, micro- structured, and amorphous materials for advanced applications.
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Noah Malmstadt – Associate Department Chair
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Chemistry
My group research focus is on the synthesis of engineered microstructures with nanoscale precision, which Research in the Malmstadt laboratory focuses broadly on the topic of engineered interfaces. We study this both in terms of the central interface in biology—the cell membrane—and in microfluidic systems, where fluid-fluid and fluid-solid interfaces play key roles in system performance. We build synthetic systems for studying how lipid composition and oxidative processes change the medically relevant properties of cell membranes. We also build systems for studying how neurobiologically important receptor proteins are altered by their local lipid environment, with the long-term goal of tuning this…
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Iraj Ershaghi – Director, Petroleum Engineering Program
Omar B. Milligan Chair in Petroleum Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
My group research focus is on the synthesis of engineered microstructures with nanoscale precision, which Smart Oilfield Technologies, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, Pressure Transient Modeling, Reservoir Characterization and Compartmentalized Systems, Characterization of Unconsolidated Reservoirs
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Virgil Adumitroaie
Virgil Adumitroaie
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Andrea Armani
Andrea Martin Armani
Ray Irani Chair in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering-Electrophysics, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry
Paulo Branicio
Paulo Branicio
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Jincai Chang
Jincai Chang
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Practice
Faruk Civan
Faruk Civan
Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Edward Crandall
Edward Crandall
Professor of Medicine and Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences; Kenneth T. Norris, Jr., Chair in Medicine; Hastings Foundation Professorship in Medicine
Paul Dapkus
Paul Daniel Dapkus
Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Iraj Ershaghi
Iraj Ershaghi
Omar B. Milligan Chair in Petroleum Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Stacey Finley
Stacey Finley
Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Biological Sciences
Donald Gautier
Donald Gautier
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Edward Goo
Ed Kwock Goo
Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Nicholas Graham
Nick Graham
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Gerontology
Lessa Grunenfelder
Lessa Grunenfelder
Senior Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Martin Gundersen
Martin A Gundersen
Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Electrophysics
Malancha Gupta
Malancha Gupta
Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Chemistry
Michael Thomas Hahn
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Andrea Hodge
Andrea Maria Hodge
Arthur B. Freeman Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Behnam Jafarpour
Behnam Jafarpour
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kristian Jessen
Kristian Jessen
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Birendra Jha
Birendra Jha
Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Rajiv Kalia
Rajiv Kalia
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering
Nikhil Kar
Nikhil Kar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Practice
Martin Horst Karrenbach
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Michael Kassner
Michael Ernest Kassner
Choong Hoon Cho Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Madhi Khademi
Madhi Khademi
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Davood Khairkhah
Davood Khairkhah
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Andre Kovach
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Terence Langdon
Terence Langdon
Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Jerry Lee
Jerry SH Lee, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Anupam Madhukar
Anupam Madhukar
Kenneth T. Norris Professor in Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Noah Malmstadt
Noah Malmstadt
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Chemistry
Thomas Marlin
Thomas Marlin
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Matthew Mecklenburg
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Ali Mehrabi
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Ken-ichi Nomura
Ken-ichi Nomura
Senior Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Steven Nutt
Steve R. Nutt
M.C. Gill Chair in Composite Materials and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Bradford Reynolds Pierce
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Andrei-Sergiu Popa
Andrei Sergiu Popa
Adjunct Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Practice
Jayakanth Ravichandran
Jayakanth Ravichandran
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Richard Roberts
Richard Roberts
Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular and Computational Biology
Muhammad Sahimi
Muhammad Sahimi
N.I.O.C. Chair in Petroleum Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Robello Samuel
Robello Samuel
Part-Time Lecturer of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Shaama Sharada
Shaama Sharada
WISE Gabilan Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Chemistry
Armand Tanguay
Armand R. Tanguay, Jr.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Ophthalmology
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Theodore Tsotsis
Theo T Tsotsis
Robert E. Vivian Chair in Energy Resources and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Priya Vashishta
Priya Darshan Vashishta
Dean's Professor in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics and Astronomy
Pin Wang
Pin Wang
Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering
Arieh Warshel
Arieh Warshel
Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Yannis Yortsos
Yannis C Yortsos
Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering and Chester Dolley Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Robert Young
Robert Young
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Practice
Wade Zeno
Wade Zeno
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Charles Zukoski
Charles Zukoski
Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky Provost’s Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering