Faculty & Research

New Faculty 2019

Neda Bagheri

Neda Bagheri »

Departments: Chemical Engineering
Research focus: computational and systems biology, dynamics, emergent phenomena, machine learning

 

Arthur Barnard

Arthur Barnard »

Departments: Materials Science & Engineering
Research focus: electronic transport, nanomechanics, photonics, quantum thermodynamics

 

Byron Boots

Byron Boots »

Department: Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
Research focus: machine learning, robotics

 

Ting Cao

Ting Cao »

Department: Materials Sciences & Engineering
Research focus: computational materials science, condensed matter physics, low-dimensional materials

 

Xu Chen

Xu Chen »

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research focus: dynamic systems and controls, additive and advanced manufacturing, information fusion, precision mechatronics and robotics

 

Juan Carlos del Álamo

Juan Carlos del Álamo »

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research focus: biomechanics, cell mechanics, fluid mechanics

 

Jun Liu

Jun Liu »

Departments: Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Research focus: energy processes and materials, synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials for energy storage, catalysis and environments

 

Mohammad Malakooti

Mohammad Malakooti »

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research focus: materials science and manufacturing, nanotechnology, solid mechanics

 

Jamie Morgenstern

Jamie Morgenstern »

Departments: Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
Research focus: machine learning, economics, algorithmic game theory, learning theory, privacy, mechanisms design

 

Stéphanie Valleau

Stéphanie Valleau »

Department: Chemical Engineering
Research focus: reaction dynamics and networks, machine learning and chemical data, protein genetic evolution, exciton transport, open quantum systems

 

Matthew Yankowitz

Matthew Yankowitz »

Departments: Materials Science & Engineering
Research focus: energy processes and materials, synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials for energy storage, catalysis and environments

 

Chaoyue Zhao

Chaoyue Zhao »

Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering
Research focus: data-driven optimization, stochastic programming, power system scheduling, planning, resilience, risk assessment

 

Navid Zobeiry

Navid Zobeiry »

Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Research focus: manufacturing of advanced composites, scientific machine learning

 

 

New lecturers

Soyoung KangSoyoung Kang 

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research focus: engineering and health, health innovation, biophotonics, medical devices, translational health devices, team science

Soyoung Kang received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching, she serves as the executive director of Engineering Innovation in Health, a year-long program that partners engineering students with health care professionals to look at unmet health needs holistically and develop technical solutions to pressing health challenges.

Kevin LinKevin Lin 

Department: Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
Research focus: computer science education

Kevin Lin received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in computer science from UC Berkeley where he coordinated large-scale introductory undergraduate courses. As a head teaching assistant for three introductory programming courses enrolling over 1,000 students each, he managed roughly 40 to 100 teaching assistants per semester and introduced new pedagogies to improve the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. Kevin plans to develop programs that broaden participation and improve retention in classrooms of all sizes.


John RaitiJohn Raiti 

Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
Research focus: human-robot interaction, estimation, optimization

John Raiti has has designed, implemented and tested web interfaces for a variety of robots, including the NASA Robonaut (R2). In addition to teaching university-level courses for the past 15 years, John has developed human-robot interaction projects and novel robot applications for industry and partners such as the NASA Johnson Space Center.


Julian YamamuraJulian Yamamura 

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research focus: construction materials, construction engineering

 

Julian Yamamura joins CEE after receiving his Ph.D. from the department. As a doctoral student, he demonstrated his teaching skills as an instructor of undergraduate courses focused on construction materials. Julian plans to continue teaching design and construction of temporary structures, project estimating and scheduling and modern technology use in heavy civil construction, and hopes to increase the visibility and interest in these specialty fields.