Faculty & Research

New Engineering Faculty 2015

This year UW Engineering has attracted 19 outstanding new faculty members to our departments. We are excited to have these distinguished professors join our community of innovators.

Behcet Acikmese photoBehcet Acikmese »

Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research focus: control and guidance systems design and analysis, computational fluid dynamics and combustion, UAVs, robotics 

Mike Averkiou photoMike Averkiou »

Department: Bioengineering

Research focus: biomechanical engineering, oncology, ultrasound imaging and contrast agents, tumor angiogenesis imaging and quantification

Steven Brunton photoAshis Banerjee »

Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: cyber-physical systems, decision-making systems, dynamics modeling, optimal planning and control

Ras Bodik photoRas Bodik »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: parallelizing web browsers, language design, static and dynamic program analysis and synthesis

Steven Brunton photoSam Burden »

Department: Electrical Engineering

Research focus:sensorimotor control in dynamic and dexterous robots, neuromechanics and cyber-human systems

Paolo Calvi photoPaolo Calvi »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: non-linear behavior of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures, risk analysis and predictive modeling 

Jennifer Davis photoJennifer Davis »

Department: Bioengineering

Research focus: wound healing, cardiac repair and fibrotic remodeling, skeletal muscle physiology, genetic engineering 

Sawyer Fuller photoSawyer Fuller »

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: biologically-inspired sensors, control systems, insect-sized aircraft, microprocessors, power-efficient autonomous systems, robotics, 3D microfabrication 

Kurtis Heimerl photoKurtis Heimerl »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: information and communication technologies and development, human-computer interaction, grassroots telecommunication networks

Sham KakadephotoSham Kakade »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: artificial intelligence, statistical machine learning, data science, reinforcement learning, hidden Markov models

Sergey Levine photoSergey Levine »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: deep and machine learning, optimal control, artificial intelligence, robotics, character animation, educational programming

Devin MacKenziephotoDevin MacKenzie »

Department: Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Research focus: electronic materials and device materials science and processing, printed electronics, flexible and rechargeable batteries

Elizabeth Nance photoElizabeth Nance »

Department: Chemical Engineering

Research focus: nanotechnology, neuroscience, nanoparticle-based drug delivery, brain imaging and treatment 

Katharina Reinecke photoKatharina Reinecke »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: behavioral studies, human-computer interactions, intelligent user interfaces, cross-cultural usability 

David Ribes photoDavid Ribes »

Department: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research focus: science and technology studies, research infrastructures, sociology, information systems, eScience

Thomas Rothvoss photoThomas Rothvoss »

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Research focus: approximation algorithms, linear and integer programming, combinatorics, discrete geometry

Marco Salviato photoMarco Salviato »

Department: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Research focus: predictive modeling of composites and aeronautical structures, fracturing and experimental mechanics, micromechanics, material characterization   

Kelly Stevens photoKelly Stevens »

Department: Bioengineering

Research focus: regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, transplantation, tissue engineering, bioprinting and micro/nanofabrication

Mari Winkler photoMari Winkler »

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research focus: biochemistry, microbiology, ecology, aerobic granular sludge, biosolids