Affiliated Faculty

Courtesy Appointments

Edward D. Crandall, Ph.D., M.D. (Kenneth T. Norris Chair in Medicine; Hastings Foundation Professorship in Medicine; Chair, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)  
Epithelial cell development and differentiation, regulation of pulmonary epithelial cell differentiation, acute and chronic lung injury and the factors that influence recovery, transport properties of pulmonary alveolar epithelium, cell pathophysiology of alveolar epithelium

Stacey D. Finley, Ph.D. (Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair)
Applying computational modeling to study angiogenesis, metabolism, and immunotherapy

Martin A. Gunderson, Ph.D. (Professor of Electrical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy)
Applied plasma science with applications to combustion, pollution control, and pulsed power; quantum electronics, semiconductor devices and physics, and biophysics

Terence G. Langdon, Ph.D. (Emeritus Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and Earth Sciences)
Mechanical properties of metals and ceramics, creep, superplasticity, processing and properties of ultrafine-grained materials, severe plastic deformation

Grace Lu, Ph.D. (Professor of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)
Synthesis methods, quasi-one dimensional methods, electronics and energy applications

Ray Stevens, Ph.D. (USC Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Director of The Bridge Institute)

Armand R. Tanguay Jr. Ph.D. (Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering and Physics)
Optical materials, thin films, optical and photonic devices, smart cameras, hybrid electronic/photonic multilayer retinas and neural networks, VLSI-neural interfaces

Mark E. Thompson, Ph.D. (Ray. R. Irani Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corporation Chair in Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry)
Molecular polymeric materials, inorganic/biological interface,nanoscience, electroluminescence in organic materials, photochemical (energy conversion)

Arieh Warshel, Ph.D. (Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Fellow of the National Academy of Science-Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics)
Simulations of enzyme catalysis and protein action, simulation of chemical reactions in solution, electrostatic energies in macromolecules, protein folding

Peter Will, Ph.D. (Research Professor, Astronautical Engineering; Fellow, Information Sciences Institute; Research Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Research Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Robotics, MEMS, design and manufacturing

Dongxiao Zhang, Ph.D. ( Professor of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Stochastic uncertainty quantification for hydrology and petroleum reservoir simulations, multiscale modeling and simulation of flow in porous media, geological sequestration of carbon dioxide

Chongwu Zhou, Ph.D. (Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) 
Nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, molecular electronics, mesoscopic physics, MEMs and bioMEMs

Adjunct Faculty

Virgil Adumitroaie, Ph.D. (Adjunct Lecturer) 

Hossein Alimi, Ph.D. (Adjunct Lecturer, Petroleum Engineering) 

Stephen Cheung, Ph.D. (Adjunct Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering, well simulation, reservoir simulation; well completion, stimulation and damage control

George V. Chilingar, Ph.D. (Adjunct Lecturer, Petroleum Engineering) 

Robert Ehlrich, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Enhanced oil recovery processes, including water-flooding, miscible displacement, and thermal oil recovery

Donald Gautier, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Petroleum geology, formation of oil and gas accumulations, energy resource analysis

Karsten Tipple Graff, Ph.D. (Adjunct Lecturer, Chemical Engineering) 

Donald Gardner Hill, Ph.D. (Adjunct Lecturer, Petroleum Engineering) 

Nikhil Kar, Ph.D. (Adjunct Lecturer, Material Science) 

Martin Karrenbach, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Geophysics, 2D-3D-4D seismic, borehole geophysics, passive seismic, controlled source electromagnetics, geophysical and geological modeling and inversion

Davood Khairkhah, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 

Jonathan Lilien, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Petroleum engineering and management, drilling, production, facilities, reservoir engineering, subsurface and HSSE

Thomas Marlin, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering) 

Ali Mehrabi, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor) 

Brad Pierce, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering) 
Drilling technology, subsurface methods, mechanical properties of reservoir rocks; well completion; acidizing and fracturing, oil production technology

Andrei Popa, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering) 
Reservoir engineering, properties of reservoir fluids, volumetric and material balances for gas and oil reservoirs; reservoir modeling concepts

Robello Samuel, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Rock mechanics; rotary drilling processes; bit selection; optimizing bit weight and rotational speed; well hydraulics and control; casing design and cementing; directional and offshore drilling

Victor Ziegler, Ph.D. (Adjunct Professor, Petroleum Engineering) 
Principles of single and multiphase flow through porous media; mechanisms of immiscible and miscible displacement; momentum, heat and mass transport in porous media