Affiliated Faculty

Shane Ardo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: inorganic and organometallic, physical chemistry and chemical physics, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: ardo@uci.edu
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Plamen Atanassov, Ph.D.

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


Peter Burke, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: nano-electronics, bio-nanotechnology
Email: pburke@uci.edu


Penghui Cao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: computational designing of damage-tolerant materials, nanocrystalline metals and alloys, multiscale mechanics of materials: plastic deformation, creep, and failure mechanisms
Email: caoph@uci.edu


Sarah Finkeldei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: nuclear materials chemistry, in particular oxide ceramics; structural uptake of radionuclides; nuclear waste form stability and corrosion behaviour
Email: sfinkeld@uci.edu
 

Alon Gorodetsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: cephalopods, adaptive materials, camouflage, bioelectronics
Email: alon.gorodetsky@uci.edu
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Zhibin Guan, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: Synthesis of new generation of biomaterials for gene/drug delivery and tissue regeneration
Email: zguan@uci.edu


Jered Haun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: nanotechnology, molecular engineering, computational simulations, targeted drug delivery, clinical cancer detection
Email: jered.haun@uci.edu


Michelle Khine, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: development of novel nano- and micro-fabrication technologies and systems for single cell analysis, stem cell research, in-vitro diagnostics
Email: mkhine@uci.edu
 

Matt Law, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: inorganic and organometallic, physical chemistry and chemical physics, polymer, materials, nanoscience
Email: matt.law@uci.edu
 

Mo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: responsive materials, multifunctional materials and structures, fracture mechanics, cement chemistry, industrial ecology, materials-structure-environment interaction
Email: mo.li@uci.edu
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Ray Luo, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: computational biochemistry and molecular biophysics, intermolecular interactions in proteins and nucleic acids and their applications to drug design
Email: ray.luo@uci.edu
 

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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Mikael Nilsson, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Materials Science and 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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Joe Patterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: polymer, Materials, Nanoscience
Email: patters3@uci.edu
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Frank Shi, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Materials Science and Engineering
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


Vasan Venugopalan, ScD

Department Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Surgery; Materials Science and Engineering
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


Huolin Xin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy; Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: condensed matter physics
Email: huolinx@uci.edu
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Iryna Zenyuk, Ph.D.

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


Weian Zhao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science; Biomedical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: development of novel molecular, nano- and micro-engineered tools for stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, diagnosis and in vivo imaging, and elucidating stem cell and cancer biology
Email: weianz@uci.edu
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