Our Faculty

The MSE IDGP brings together faculty from Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and Physics. We work in a wide range of fields such as Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Biomaterials, Catalysis, Energy Conversion and Storage, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Nanoelectronics, Nanotechnology, Quantum Computing, and Soft Matter, among others.

FacultyDepartmentResearch Areas
Omar AbdelrahmanChemical EngineeringCatalysis, Biomass upgrading, CO2 conversion, Solid base design, Microkinetic modelling
Trisha AndrewChemistryWearable electronics
Amir ArbabiElectrical & Computer EngineeringNanophotonics, flat optics, silicon photonics, optoelectronics, III-V photonic devices and circuits, MEMS enabled tunable and reconfigurable photonics, planar terahertz components, applied electromagnetics
Sanjay ArwadeCivil & Environmental EngineeringStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Prabhani AtukoraleBiomedical EngineeringImmunoengineering; Immunotherapeutics; Novel nanomaterials; Tumor immunology; Tumor microenvironment; Synthetic tumor niches
Scott AuerbachChemistryTheoretical Computational and Physical Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Chemical Energy, Catalysis, Zeolites
Peng BaiChemical EngineeringMolecular Modeling, Computational Catalysis, Machine Learning, Materials Genome, Separations, Plastic Upcycling, Batteries, Porous Materials
Michael BarnesChemistrySingle molecule spectroscopy, Photophysics of Nanostructured Semiconductors
Peter BeltramoChemical EngineeringSoft Matter, Biomimetic Materials, Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena, Biophysics, Interfacial Rheology and Transport
Wen ChenMechanical & Industrial EngineeringAdvanced manufacturing, Mechanical behavior of materials, alloy design, 3D printing
Zhu ChenChemical EngineeringElectrochemistry and Catalysis: Electrochemical CO2 conversion, low-temperature water electrolysis, electrochemical biomass upgrade
Chase CornelisonBiomedical EngineeringSoft biomaterials, Neural Tissue Engineering, Intersitial fluid Flow, Tumor microenvironment
Don DeGrootCivil & Environmental EngineeringGeotechnical Engineering
Christos DimitrakopoulosChemical EngineeringSemiconductors and Electronic Materials
Anthony DinsmorePhysicsSoft Matter, membranes and interfaces (experimental)
Seth DonahueBiomedical EngineeringBioinspired Material Design, Bone Tissue Engineering, Comparative Biomechanics, Hibernation Physiology, Paleo-engineering and Biomechanics
Xian DuMechanical & Industrial EngineeringFexible electronics printing processes, imaging tools for medical devices, non-invasive detection and description of biomarkers
Joseph DuCheneChemistryDesign and Synthesis of Catalytic Nanomaterials for Solar-to-Fuel Energy Conversion
Wei FanChemical EngineeringRational synthesis of nanoporous materials for the catalysts of biorefinery and drug delivery carriers
Jingjing GaoBiomedical EngineeringGene therapy for neurological disorders, biologics-to-brain delivery, nanomedicine, smart materials
Simos GerasimidisCivil & Environmental EngineeringArchitected metamaterials, Truss- and plate-lattice metamaterials, Auxetics, Composites, Structural Stability, Thin Shell Buckling Infrastructure Resilience, Energy Structures, Wind turbines, Structural Engineering and Mechanics
Lori GoldnerPhysicsSingle Molecule Biophysics
Friederike JentoftChemical EngineeringCatalysis and surface chemistry: Catalyst synthesis, in situ/operando spectroscopy, thermal analysis and calorimetry
Manasa KandulaPhysicsExperimental Soft Condensed Matter
Cathal KearneyBiomedical EngineeringBiomaterials, Drug Delivery, Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering, On-Demand Delivery of Therapeutics, Circadian Rhythms
Dmitry KireevBiomedical EngineeringBioelectronics, 2D materials, graphene, wearables, nanoelectronics, neuroengineering, biosensors, biohybrids, neuromorphic computing, e-tattoos, devices
Kevin KittilstvedChemistryMultifunctional Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials
Ashish KulkarniChemical EngineeringImmunoengineering, Nano-immunotheraputics, Immunotheranostics, Bio-inspired Materials, Drug Delivery
Jungwoo LeeChemical EngineeringTranslational Biomaterials, Bone Marrow Tissue Engineering, Microenvironment Aging and Cancer, Biomedical Imaging
Jae-Hwang LeeMechanical & Industrial EngineeringNanomaterials under extreme conditions, Mechanical metamaterials, Phononic crystals, Polymer-based smart materials.
Zhou LinChemistryQuantum Mechanical Modeling of Energy, Materials, and Clusters; Fragment-Based Theory for Complex and Exotic Systems
Tingyi "Leo" LiuMechanical & Industrial EngineeringBio-inspired soft robotics; Soft electronics; Medical devices; Advanced Design and Manufacturing, Biomedical and Healthcare Engineering
Dimitrios MaroudasChemical EngineeringMulti-scale Modeling of Complex Systems, Computational Materials Science, Electronic Materials and Nanostructures, Graphene-based Materials, Plasma-Facing Materials, Materials for Renewable Energy Technologies
Varghese MathaiPhysicsSoft materials fluid interactions, multiphase flows
Narayanan MenonPhysicsExperimental Soft Condensed Matter and Nonequilibrium Physics: granular materials, active matter, pattern formation in flexible materials
Ricardo MetzChemistrySpectroscopy and Dynamics of Gas-Phase Ions, Chemical Energy, Catalysis, Nanoclusters
Stephen NonnnenmannMechanical & Industrial EngineeringScanning Probe Microscopy; Nanomaterials; Surfaces/Interfaces; Energy
Jinglei PingMechanical & Industrial EngineeringDevelopment of biosensing devices and systems based on two-dimensional (2D) materials and translation of 2D materials into applications in point-of-care diagnostics, drug testing, and healthcare.
Eric PolizziElectrical & Computer EngineeringFirst-Principles Calculations; Scientific Computing; Computational activities in Nanoelectronics, Material Nanosciences and Spectroscopy; Numerical Linear Algebra; Parallel Algorithms and HPC; Software development
Nikolay ProkofievPhysicsTheoretical Condensed Matter Physics: Mechanisms of superconductivity, strongly correlated Fermi systems, polarons, critical phenomena, Monte Carlo methods for path integrals and qunatum field theory
Ashwin RamasubramaniamMechanical & Industrial EngineeringComputational Materials Science, Mechanical and Optoelectronic properties of 2D Materials, Computational catalysis
Vincent RotelloChemistryBiomedical and Materials Applications of Nanosystems
Jonathan RothsteinMechanical & Industrial EngineeringDynamics of complex fluids; Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics; non-isothermal flow; hydrodynamics stability; optical measurement techniques; microfluidics; laminar and turbulent drag reduction; rheology and polymer processing
Jessica SchiffmanChemical EngineeringEngineered-materials that improve human health, Green chemistry and renewable polymers, Synthesis and characterization of polymer-based materials, Microbiology and microbial assays
Yubing SunMechanical & Industrial EngineeringMechanobiology, stem cell engineering, cell-biomaterials interfaces, microfabrication
S. Thai ThayumanavanChemistry and Biomedical EngineeringPolymer self-assembly, responsive materials and their use in diverse applications including therapeutic delivery, sensing, and diagnostics
Shubha TewariPhysicsTheoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Simulations of granular materials under external forcing
Mark TuominenPhysicsNanoscale and Quantum Electronics
Dhandapani VenkataramanChemistryOrganic Materials Chemistry, Energy and Equity, Charge and ion transport in semiconductors, Solar Photovoltaics (Perovskite PVs and Organic PVs), Organic Thermoelectrics, Nanomaterials
James WalshChemistryHigh-Pressure Techniques, Solid-State Synthesis, X-ray Crystallography, Density Functional Theory, Dynamic Compression, Quantum Materials
Chen WangPhysicsCondensed matter experiment, with a focus on superconducting quantum circuits
Nianqiang WuChemical EngineeringCharge transfer and energy transfer in electrochemical and optoelectronic? materials and devices
Guangyu XuElectrical & Computer EngineeringNano/Micro-fabrication, VLSI design, Bioelectronics, Cell imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Microfluidics.
Yanfei XuMechanical & Industrial EngineeringEngineering polymer-based materials to improve thermal, electrical and optical properties; translating polymers into integrated devices and systems by leveraging advanced manufacturing.
Jun YanPhysicsCondensed Matter Experiment, 2D materials, optoelectronics
Jun YaoElectrical & Computer EngineeringNanoelectronic devices and sensors, Bioelectronic interfaces and wearable devices , 'Green' electronics made from biomaterials
Mingxu YouChemistryDNA/RNA Nanotechnology, Bioimaging, Biosensing, Synthetic Biology
Guoping ZhangCivil and Environmental EngineeringSuperhydrophobic materials for civil engineering; micro/nano mechanics of geomaterials; water harvesting based on superhydrophobic/hydrophilic materials; carbon mineralization in geomaterials
Shuang ZhouPhysicsSoft condensed matter experiment, with a focus on liquid crystals and active matters