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Vasan Venugopalan

Vasan Venugopalan, ScD

Department Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Surgery
Research Interests: laser-generated thermal, mechanical and radiative transport processes for application in medical diagnostics, imaging, therapeutics, and biotechnology
Email: vvenugop@uci.edu

Tayloria Adams

Tayloria Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: dielectrophoresis, microfluidic devices, stem cells, biomarker development, cell membrane biophysics, cell sorting
Email: tayloria@uci.edu

Herdeline Ann Ardoña

Herdeline Ann Ardoña, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Starting Fall 2020), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: biomaterials, self-assembly, optoelectronics, stimuli-responsive materials, in vitro models for nanosafety
Email: hardona@uci.edu
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Plamen Atanassov

Plamen Atanassov, Ph.D.

Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: electrocatalysis and electrocatalysts for energy conversion processes; bio-electrocatalysis and energy harvesting systems
Email: plamen.atanassov@uci.edu
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Nancy Da Silva

Nancy Da Silva, Ph.D.

Professor of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: molecular biotechnology, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, eukaryotic expression systems, biorenewable chemicals
Email: ndasilva@uci.edu

Alon Gorodetsky

Alon Gorodetsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry
Research Interests: cephalopods, adaptive materials, camouflage, bioelectronics
Email: alon.gorodetsky@uci.edu
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Daniel Knight

Daniel Knight, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: engineering pedagogy
Email: dwknight@uci.edu

Han Li

Han Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, biomanufacturing renewable chemicals, protein engineering
Email: han.li@uci.edu
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Ali Mohraz

Ali Mohraz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: colloid science, soft matter engineering with applications in health care and energy materials
Email: mohraz@uci.edu
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Robert Nielsen

Robert Nielsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: electronic structure, electrocatalysis, mechanism, alkane activation, homogeneous catalysis
Email: r.j.nielsen@uci.edu

Mikael Nilsson

Mikael Nilsson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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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Elizabeth Read, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: dynamics of complex biochemical systems, stochastic processes in cell biology, computational modeling
E-mail: elread@uci.edu
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Erdem Sasmaz

Erdem Sasmaz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: heterogeneous catalysis and nanoparticle synthesis for clean energy production and carbon dioxide utilization
Email: esasmaz@uci.edu

Frank Shi

Frank Shi, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; 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

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Vojislav Stamenkovic, Ph.D.

Professor (Starting Fall 2020), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research Interests: energy conversion and storage, surface modifications, thin films, nanoscale synthesis, electrochemical interfaces, fuel cells, electrolyzers and batteries
Email: vrstamen@uci.edu

Szu-Wen Wang

Szu-Wen Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; 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 and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: physics of polymers and soft materials, and their applications in nanotechnology and biomedical devices; mechanics and toughening of polymers and composites
Email: afyee@uci.edu
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Iryna Zenyuk

Iryna Zenyuk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Associate Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center
Research Interests: renewable energy, fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries, X-ray imaging techniques, multi-scale modeling, transport phenomena
Email: iryna.zenyuk@uci.edu
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