Faculty & Research

New Engineering Faculty 2016

This year UW Engineering has attracted 9 outstanding new faculty members to our departments. We are excited to have these distinguished professors join our community of innovators.

Xuegang (Jeff) Ban photoXuegang (Jeff) Ban »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: transportation network system modeling and simulation, urban traffic system modeling and operations, connected/automated vehicles, transportation big data analytics, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

Andre Berndt photoAndre Berndt »

Department: Bioengineering

Research focus: protein engineering, optogenetics, tissue and neuroengineering, electrophysiology, high throughput calcium and voltage imaging, mammalian disease models

Youngjun Choe photoYoungjun Choe »

Department: Industrial Systems & Engineering

Research focus: computational statistics, stochastic simulation, sustainable energy systems

Michael Gomez photoMichael Gomez »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: bio-mediated and bio-inspired geotechnical technologies, sustainable engineering practices, biogeochemistry, ground improvement, geophysical measurements, advanced soil characterization methods, cemented granular materials

Simge Küçükyavuz photoSimge Küçükyavuz »

Department: Industrial Systems & Engineering

Research focus: mixed-integer optimization, optimization under uncertainty, and large-scale optimization with applications in supply chain, computing infrastructure, social networks, power systems, homeland security, and emergency logistics

Nirnimesh Kumar photoNirnimesh Kumar »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: coastal physical oceanography, numerical modeling, surf zone and shelf processes, sediment transport, wave-current interaction

Julian Marshall photoJulian Marshall »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: air quality engineering, air pollution exposure assessment, environmental health impacts of energy use, air pollution in developing countries, environmental justice

Brett Maurer photoBrett Maurer »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: earthquake-induced soil liquefaction, life-cycle hazard assessment and mitigation, paleoseismology, induced seismicity, environmental geotechnics

Lillian Ratliff photoLillian Ratliff »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus: game theory, optimization, statistical learning, smart cities/infrastructure