New Engineering Faculty 2013

This year UW Engineering attracted a new dean—Michael B. Bragg, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics—and an additional nineteen outstanding new faculty members. We are excited to have these distinguished professors join our community of innovators.

Dwayne Arola photoDwayne Arola »

Department: Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: The mechanical behavior of engineering materials to better understand their performance and durability

Nicholas Boechler photoNicholas Boechler »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: Macro- and nano- scale structures and their effect on sound wave transmission

Maya Cakmak photoMaya Cakmak »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Developing sophisticated robots that can learn and perform personal tasks

Cole DeForest photoCole DeForest »

Department: Chemical Engineering

Research focus: Novel biomaterials that self-adapt to their environment to create functional human tissue

Eliot Fried photoEliot Fried »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: The mechanics and thermodynamics of novel materials, including liquid crystals, surfactant solutions, nematic elastomers, hydrogels, biomembranes, and nanocrystalline alloys

Shayan Oveis Gharan photoShayan Oveis Gharan »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Efficient algorithms for complex and difficult problems, such as the classic theoretical computer science "Traveling Salesman" problem

Gary Hsieh photoGary Hsieh »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research focus: Prosocial computing and human motivation in the development of technologies that benefit individual users and society at large

Jessica Kaminsky photoJessica Kaminsky »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: Sustainability of heavy civil infrastructure in developing countries at the intersection of technology, innovation and social networks

Amy Kim photoAmy Kim »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: Reducing energy consumption of buildings with emerging materials, tools, approaches, and technologies

Shan Liu photoShan Liu »

Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering

Research focus: New medical technologies and health interventions to achieve better health systems and provide more efficient health services

Donald W. MacKenzie photoDonald W. MacKenzie »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: Transportation sustainability, especially fuel regulation and technology to improve vehicle efficiency for plug-in electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles

Arka Majumdar photoArka Majumdar »

Departments: Electrical Engineering, Physics

Research focus: Nanophotonic devices, nanometallics, quantum optoelectronics, and photonics in information processing

Anshu Naran photoAnshu Naran »

Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research focus: Control systems for manned and unmanned aerospace systems, transportation, and energy-efficient infrastructure

Matt Reynolds photoMatt Reynolds »

Departments: Electrical Engineering, Computer Sci. & Engineering

Research focus: Ultra-low power sensing and computation, radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless power transfer, and smart materials and surfaces

Daniela Rosner photoDaniela Rosner »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research focus: The relationship between sociocultural practices and engineering

Visvesh Sathe< photoVisvesh Sathe »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: Low-energy circuit design with an emphasis on resonant-clocked digital design

Katherine Steele photoKatherine Steele »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: Modeling muscular systems in areas such as biomedical computation, muscle physiology and device design

Zachary Tatlock photoZachary Tatlock »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: Improving software reliability through new tools and improvements to existing technologies that correct program errors and protect against security risks

Jinkyu 'JK' Yang photoJinkyu "JK" Yang »

Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research focus: Advanced structures and sensing systems for aerospace, mechanical, and biomedical applications