Fred Aminzadeh, Ph.D.
Induced seismicity, seismic attributes inversion, AVO, reservoir characterization, reserves evaluation, passive and 4D seismic, fractured reservoirs, unconventional fields, CO2 sequestration
Andrea Armani, Ph.D.
Fluor Early Career Chair
Synthesis of optically active and functional nanomaterials; fabrication of integrated photonics devices; biological and chemical sensor platforms for disease diagnostics and prognostics
Paulo Branicio, Ph.D.
Atomistic and nanoscale modeling, shock loading, nano plasticity, nano-structured materials, metallic glasses, nanoglasses, high strength ceramics, polymers, phase change materials
Jincai Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Reservoir simulation, optimization and strategic planning for the development of large-scale oil and gas fields, as well as storage facilities.
Daniel Dapkus, Ph.D.
W.M. Keck Professor of Engineering
Chair of Electrical Engineering – Electrophysics
Photonics, MOCVD & III-V materials vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, novel photonic devices
Iraj Ershaghi, Ph.D.
Omar B. Milligan Professor
Director of Petroleum Engineering
Executive Director of CiSoft
Executive Director of UKC
Integrated reservoir characterization,fractured reservoirs, unconventional resources, well test analysis, EOR and IOR methods and smart oilfield technologies
Edward Goo, Ph.D.
Investigation of phase transformation and crystal defects by transmission electron microscopy, deformation twinning in intermetallics, cation ordering in complex perovskites, cathode materials for Li-ion batteries
Nicholas Graham, Ph.D.
Systems biology; bioengineering; data-driven modeling; cancer diagnostics and therapy; proteomics; metabolomics; mass spectrometry
Lessa Grunenfelder, Ph.D.
Engineering education and active learning techniques. Out-of-autoclave manufacturing of carbon fiber composites; defect control, processing efficiency, and next -generation prepregs
Malancha Gupta, Ph.D.
Jack Munushian Early Career Chair
Functional polymer films and coatings, chemical vapor deposition, surface modification and patterning, biologically-inspired nanomaterials, composites, and hydrogels, low-cost microfluidic devices
Andrea Hodge, Ph.D.
Philip and Cayley MacDonald Early Career Chair
Nanocrystalline materials processing, thin and thick film coatings, multilayers synthesis, corrosion, biomaterials, nanomechanics, hierarchical materials processing, grain boundary engineering
Behnam Jafarpour, Ph.D.
Spatial statistics, stochastic processes, sparse representations and learning techniques, inverse modeling and uncertainty quantification, stochastic optimization, model-predictive control
Kristian Jessen, Ph.D.
Flow and transport in porous media, phase behavior and transport properties of non-ideal mixtures, CO2 sequestration, saline aquifers and coal beds, high order accurate numerical schemes, hyperbolic conservation equations, compositional modeling and simulation
Birendra Jha, Ph.D.
Geomechanics, human-induced seismicity, hydraulic fracturing, multiphase flow through porous media, viscous fingering, geothermal energy
Rajiv Kalia, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Physics, and Computer Science
Bio-inspired paradigms for information processing, information processing & nanostructure-inspired applications in life sciences & bio-technologies
Michael Kassner, Ph.D.
Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Choong Hoon Cho Chair
Metal plasticity theory, creep, fracture, phase diagrams, fatigue, and semi-solid forming
C. Ted Lee, Jr., Ph.D.
Photoresponsive surfactants in biological and nanoscale processes, photocontrolled enzymes, pre-amyloid oligomers, cataionic vesicles
Anupam Madhukar, Ph.D.
Kenneth T. Norris Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Nanostructure Materials & Devices Laboratory
Director, USC Center for Neural Engineering
Nanostructure synthesis and structural, optical, & electrical examination, self-organized nanostructures for radiation detection, solar energy conversion, abiotic-biotic interfacial phenomena, neuronal cell actuation, live-cell imaging
Noah Malmstadt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering,
Bottom-up synthetic biology, cell membrane biophysics, drug discovery platforms, microfluidics, green chemistry, and nanomanufacturing
Steven R. Nutt, Ph. D.
M.C. Gill Professor
Director, Gill Composites Center
Processing of fiber-reinforced composites; in situ process diagnostics to understand resin flow, air removal, compaction, cure; prepregs and liquid molding; process modeling; high-temperature composites
Si-Zhao “Joe” Qin, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Process data analytics, process control, machine learning, industrial big data technology, smart manufacturing for various industrial problems
Jayakanth Ravichandran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Materials Science
Synthesis and characterization of complex materials, thin film science and technology, transport (electrical, thermal) and optical properties of materials
Richard Roberts, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biology
Peptide and protein design using in vitro selection experiments, mRNA display, unnatural mRNA display libraries
Shaama M. Sharada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (starts in Fall 2017)
Quantum chemistry tools for in silico chemistry and catalysis
Muhammad Sahimi, Ph.D.
N.I.O.C. Chair in Petroleum Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Small-scale porous media and materials, nanostructured materials, biological molecules in confined media, large-scale porous media, fractured porous media
Katherine Shing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Classical and statistical thermodynamics, computer simulation, fluid phase equilibria
Theodore Tsotsis, Ph.D.
Robert E. Vivian Chair in Energy Resources and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Reaction engineering, membrane separation processes, transport and reaction in membranes and catalysts, high temperature reactions, environmental reaction engineering
Priya Vashishta, Ph.D.
Dean’s Professor in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Bio-inspired paradigms for information processing, information processing & nanostructure-inspired applications in life science & biotechnologies
Pin Wang, Ph.D.
Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Engineering viral vectors for targeted gene delivery, dendritic cell-directed vaccine, bionanotechnology
Jongseung Yoon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Yannis C. Yortsos, Ph.D.
Zohrah A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering
Chester Dolley Professor
Fluid flow, transport, and reaction in porous media, viscous flows in porous media geometries, phase change in porous media, applications to the recovery of subsurface fluids (oil recovery, a soil remediation)
Robert E. Young, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering Practice
Process Safety including Inherently Safer Systems and Hazard/Layers of Protection Analysis; Process/Plant Design including Sustainability; Process Control/Optimization; Chemical Engineering Education