Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Faculty

Vasan Venugopalan

Vasan Venugopalan, ScD

Department Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Surgery
Research Interests: laser-induced thermal, mechanical and radiative transport processes for application in medical diagnostics, therapeutics, biotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
Email: vvenugop@uci.edu

Nancy Da Silva

Nancy Da Silva, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: molecular biotechnology
Email: ndasilva@uci.edu

James Earthman

James Earthman, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: biomaterials, dental and orthopaedic implants, green materials, nanocrystalline alloys, deformation and damage processes
Email: earthman@uci.edu

Alon Gorodetsky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Chemistry
Research Interests: organic photovoltaics, electrical biosensors, nanotechnology, DNA, materials chemistry
Email: alon.gorodetsky@uci.edu
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Allon Hochbaum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Chemistry
Research Interests: nanoscale materials and hybrid bio-inorganic devices for applications in clean energy
Email: hochbaum@uci.edu
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Enrique Lavernia

Enrique Lavernia, Ph.D.

UCI Provost and Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: nanostructured materials, additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, mechanical behavior
Email: lavernia@uci.edu

Han Li

Han Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: Molecular biotechnology
Email: han.li@uci.edu
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Martha Mecartney

Martha Mecartney, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: ceramics for energy applications and for use in extreme environments, interfacial design for enhanced physical properties, transmission electron microscopy
Email: martham@uci.edu
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Ali Mohraz

Ali Mohraz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: Colloid science, complex fluids and soft matter engineering, self-assembly of microstructured materials for energy and health care applications
Email: mohraz@uci.edu
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Daniel Mumm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: development of materials for power generation systems, propulsion, integrated sensing, advanced vehicle concepts and platform protection
Email: mumm@uci.edu

Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: self-assembly of biological and biomimetic nanoscale materials based on amino acids and on nucleic acids
Email: hdn@uci.edu
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Mikael Nilsson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: actinide chemistry, solvent extraction fundamental chemistry and process development, extraction and detection equipment development, radiolysis and phase composition of organic solvent
Email: nilssonm@uci.edu
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Xiaoqing Pan

Xiaoqing Pan, Ph.D.

Henry Samueli Endowed Chair, Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and Physics and Astronomy; Director, Irvine Materials Research Institute
Research Interests: atomic-scale structure, properties and dynamic behaviors of advanced materials including thin films and nanostructures for memories, catalysts, and energy conversion and storage devices.
Email: xiaoqing.pan@uci.edu

Regina Ragan

Regina Ragan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: exploration and development of novel material systems for nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices
E-mail: rragan@uci.edu
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Elizabeth Read, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: dynamics of complex biochemical systems, regulation of immune responses
E-mail: elread@uci.edu
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Julie Schoenung, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Research Interests: materials selection, green engineering, materials processing and characterization, nanostructured materials, structure-property relationships
E-mail: julie.schoenung@uci.edu

Frank Shi

Frank Shi, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: optoelectronic devices and materials, optoelectronic device packaging materials, optoelectronic medical devices and packaging, white LED technologies, high power LED packaging
Email: fgshi@uci.edu

Szu-Wen Wang

Szu-Wen Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: combining principles of self-assembly with nature-inspired macromolecular systems to engineer new materials and therapeutic strategies
Email: wangsw@uci.edu
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Albert Yee

Albert Fan Yee, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry
Research Interests: materials science aspects of polymers and soft materials, particularly on how they are used to impact nanotechnology)
Email: afyee@uci.edu
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