Henry Samueli Endowed Fellowship


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Ajinkya Desai CEE Turbulent Fluid Dynamics of Wildland Fires Tirtha Banerjee


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Shingirirai Chakoma EECS Wearable Devices Rahim Esfandyarpour
Minh-Anh Dinh CBE TBD TBD
Ian Geiger MMT TBD Tim Rupert
Rachid Karami EECS TBD Fadi Kurdahi
Jiaji Li MMT TBD Michael McCarthy
Hossein Maleki EECS Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) in 5G Hamid Jafarkhani
Wylie Simpson MMT TBD James Earthman
Yashuo Wu EECS Fairness in Traffic Network Yanning Shen
Mengwei Yang EECS TBD Athina Markopoulou
Qian Yi MMT TBD Rahim Esfandyarpour
Tuo Zhou MMT TBD Lawrence Kulinsky & Lorenzo Valdevit


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Ceren Babayigit EECS LiNbO3-based Synaptic Sensors Ozdal Boyraz
Youngeun Bae CEE Adoption and Demand Models of Alternative Fuels in Heavy-duty Vehicle Fleets in California Stephen Ritchie
Jiahui Cao MAE Thermal Characterization of Metal Silicide Nanostructures for Thermoelectric Applications Jaeho Lee
Noelia Civico Dorado EECS Application of Neural Networks for Medical Imaging Nader Bagherzadeh
Jawad Fayaz CEE Statistical Frameworks for Improved Seismic Demand Analysis of Bridge Structures Farzin Zareian
Laurielyse Girod-Williams EECS Active Cell Balancing Circuit for Lithium-Ion Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles Keyue Smedley
Wesley Groves BME Understanding and Building the Interface Between Synthetic Polymers and Living Cells; Engineering 3D-Printable Living Composite Materials Seunghyun Sim
Salla Kim BME Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Ventricular Function with the End Goal of Improving Cardiovascular Health Naomi Chesler
Oyku Deniz Kose EECS Machine Learning Algorithms on Graphs Yanning Shen
Chengheng Lyu EECS Semantic Visual Recognition Phil Sheu
Elliott Makhani MSE Nanoparticle Adhesion Dynamics Simulation Jered Haun
Naomy Marufo MSE Electronic Properties of Conductive Peptide Nanowires Allon Hochbaum
Sangjun Noh EECS Two Electrode Biosensor, 3D Printable Display for Sensors Rahim Esfandyar-Pour
Mohammed Ombadi CEE Applications of Causal Inference, Graph Theory and Data Mining in Hydro-Meteorological Systems Soroosh Sorooshian
Charles Owens MAE Investigating Thermal Transport Phenomena in 3D Manufactured Lattice Structures (Microlattices) Jaeho Lee
Omobayo Salawu CEE Advanced Materials for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Water Adeyemi Adeleye
Mojtaba Taherisadr EECS Designing Human-in-the-Loop Context-Aware IoT Systems with Focus on Performance, Privacy, Reliability, and Adaptability Salma Elmalaki
Isaac Valdez MSE Additive Manufacturing of High Entropy Metals and Studying Defects in Additively Manufactured Components TBD
Jiaxuan Xie EECS Explanations for the Graph Neural Networks Yanning Shen
Siavash Zare CEE Carbon Sequestration in Divalent Metal Silicates Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Jawad Fayaz CEE Statistical Frameworks for Improved Seismic Demand Analysis of Bridge Structures Farzin Zareian
Irene Martinez Josemaria CEE Modeling and Mitigation of Traffic Congestion in the Era of Autonomous, Connected and Shared Mobility Wenlong Jin
Sean Aaron Blofeld Perea CBE TBD TBD
Enya Li CBE Optimal Delivery Strategy for Cancer Vaccines Szu Wang
Mikhail Mikhailovich Savastianov EECS Power electronics, battery chargers, low voltage direct current distribution systems Keyue Smedley
Yaoyu Cao EECS mmWave Integrated Circuit and System Payam Heydari
Md Omar Faruk EECS Frozen Mode Regime for Light Amplification and Generation Ozdal Boyraz
Ehsan Hafezi Asl EECS Microwave Circuits and Optical Devices Based on Exceptional Points of Degeneracy Filippo Capolino


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Benjamin Brown EECS TBD Keyue Smedley
Kazi Dia EECS High Frequency Power Conversion For Renewable Energy And Industry Applications Keyue Smedley
Nabil Khalifa MAE Unsteady Aerodynamics Haithem Taha
Alejandro Lavernia MAE Distributed Power and Cooling for Data Centers by Integrated Fuel Cell Technologies Jack Brouwer
Weiyu Luo EECS Research Title is Model Checking and Testing C/C++11 Concurrent Data Structures Brian Demsky
Antonios Mamalakis CEE Hydroclimatic change: New modes of climate variability and adaptive modeling of non stationary signals Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
Robert Marosi EECS Electromagnetic Phenomena and High-Powered Microwave Devices Filippo Capolino
Ali Morshedifard CEE Breaking time and length scale barriers in modeling cementitiors materials Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi
Ahamed Nahian EECS Model Checking and Testing Concurrent Data Structures Brian Demsky
Emily Duong ChEMS Nanoprecipitation and co-assembly of block copolymer-drug composites Joe Patterson
 Yutian Ren EECS Data-enabled manufacturing, data engineering, contextual sensor system Guann-Pyng Li


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Susana Anacleto Lupianez CEE Modelization of RC special moment frame beams with web openings Anne Lemnitzer
Evita Zoi Bakopoulou NTWS Learning techniques for mobile data privacy Athina Markoupoulou
Danielle Bever ChEMS Engineering Kluyveromyces marxianus for Polyketide Synthesis from Alternative Carbon Sources Amir AghaKouchak
Felicia Chiang CEE Underpinnings of the Observed Amplified Warming of Droughts Amir AghaKouchak
Jielin Guo MMT Materials for Optoelectronic Device Packaging and Manufacturing Frank Shi
Alireza Javani EECS Age of Information in a Network with Parallel Servers Zhiying Wang
Tarek Mealy EECS Dispersion Engineering of Electromagnetic Structures and Exceptional Points of Degeneracy Filippo Capolino
Emily Parker CEE Improving Biofilter Modeling and Design for Stormwater Pollutant Removal Stanley Grant
Emma Reid CEE Physical Processes Driving Environmental Gradients on Coral Reef Ecosystems Kristen Davis
M Mahmudul Hasan Sajeeb EECS Optical and electrical characterization of bio-inspired hierarchical nanomaterials Peter Tseng
Abid Anjum Sifat EECS Optical nanoantenna and fluroscent microscopy of magnetic dipole transition allowed novel rare earth material Eu3+ for magnetic storage application Filippo Capolino
Syed Mohammad Ashab Uddin EECS Imaging Molecular Interactions Using Stimulated Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy H. Kumar Wickramsinghe
Jiaqi Wu MMT Growth and Characterization of Silver Solid Solution Phase with Zinc Chin Lee


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Hazma Atcha BME Regulation of Macrophage Form and Function by Cyclic Mechanical Stretch Wendy Liu
Matthew Brand CEE Co-development of Modeling Tools to Manage Sediment for Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Lowland Habitat in Southern California Brett Sanders
Derosh George MAE Development of Patterned of Micro/nanoparticle for Biomedical Applications Marc Madou
Trevor Jones CEE Mineral Precipitation in Fractures: The Role of Local Heterogeneity on Fracture-scale Reactive Transport Processes Russ Detwiler
Hamidreza Kazemi Varnamkhasti EECS Breaking Physical Bound on Absorption Using Time Variant Systems Filippo Capolino
Lohrasb Keykhosropour CEE Experimental and Numerical Studies of Seismic Soil Pressures on Non-rigid Subsurface Structures Anne Lemnitzer
Alexandre Martinez CEE Water-Energy-Food Nexus Amir AghaKouchak
Ricardo Medina CEE Experimental Investigation of Multi-component Proppant Suspensions Flowing and Settling Inside Transparent Fractures Russ Detwiler
Navid Rezazadeh MAE Privacy Preservation in Networked Systems Solmaz Kia
Colin Sledge MAE TBD Haithem Taha
Fuqiang Wan EECS mm-Wave Integrated Circuits Design Payam Heydari
Yingjie Yang ChEMS Flash Sintering of Multiphase Ceramics Martha Mecartney
Jingyi Zeng MAE Aerodynamic Optimization of Blade Design for Multiple Stage Compressors Feng Liu


Recipient Department Research Project Title Faculty Advisor
Will Black ChEMS Development of Novel Systems for Renewed Biofuels Production in Escherichia Coli Han Li
Blerim Cici NTWS Mobile Data Analysis for Smart City Applications Athina Markoupoulou
Mahsa Darvishzadeh Varcheie EECS Optical Nanoantennas for Sensors, Microscopy, and Spectroscopy Filippo Capolino
Mohammed El Neanaei Fouda EECS Resistive Crossbar Arrays in Neuromorphic and Memory Applications Ahmed Eltawil
Sina Faezi EECS Data-Driven Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems Mohammed Al Faruque
Shao-Wei Fu MMT Solid-state Reaction of Silver and Aluminum and Its Applications to Electronic Packaging Chin Lee
Xing Hao EECS Image Recognition with Dynamic Deep Neural Networks Phillip Sheu
Hamidreza Kazemi Varnamkhasti EECS Breaking Physical Bound on Absorption Using Time Variant Systems Filippo Capolino
Mao-Cheng Lee EECS Low Power Transceiver Design for Brain-computer-interface Applications Payam Heydari
Kasra Moazzemi EECS Heterogeneous Architectures and Memories: Exploration of Heterogeneity in Emerging Architectures Nikil Dutt
Hamid Nejatollahi EECS Programmable Architecture for Post Quantum Cryptography Algorithms Nikil Dutt
Shah Mohammed Rahman EECS Real-Time Optical Tweezing Ozdal Boyraz
Mohsen Rajaei EECS Photo-induced Force Microscopy at Mid-IR Chirality at Nanoscale Kumar Wickramasinghe
Athma Madapusi Ram EECS TBD TBD
Balint Tillman NTWS Graph Construction Using the DK-Series Framework Athina Markoupoulou
Ecehan Uludag EECS Constant-Envelope OFDM and Constant-Envelope SC-FDMA Ender Ayanoglu
Huan Wang EECS Integrated Circuits and Systems for High-Speed Wireless Communications Payam Heydari
Jiaqi Wu MMT Growth and Characterization of Silver Solid Solution Phase with Zinc Chin Lee