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Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ghaffar/
Research

Coding Theory, Information Theory, and Discrete Mathematics.

Venkatesh Akella

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/akella/
Research

Computer Architecture and Parallel Computing, Embedded Systems and Software, Hardware/Software Codesign, Reconfigurable Computing,  Asynchronous Circuits,  Photonic Interconnects,  Design for Sustainability.

Hussain Al-Asaad

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Associate ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/al-asaad/
Research

Computer-aided design, verification, and testing for digital systems; Fault-tolerant computing; and VLSI architectures.

Ralph Aldredge

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/aldredge/
Research

Analytical, computational and experimental studies of turbulent flame propagation and combustion instabilities; Development of computational models and algorithms for simulation of reactive-flow dynamics; biological-fluid dynamics, biomedical heat transfer and tissue Mechanics

Nina Amenta

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/amenta/
Research

Much of my recent work is related to visualizing morphological change in evolution. This work grew out of a project in visualization for computational phylogeny.

Rajeevan Amirtharajah

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/amirtharajah/
Research

Low power digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, energy harvesting, sensor interfaces, embedded systems, circuits and architectures for multicore processors and emerging electrical and optical devices.

Francis Assadian

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/assadian/
Research

Mathematical modeling and simulation of dynamic systems-bond graph approach, vehicle dynamics, global chassis control systems, alternative powertrain, energy optimization, automatic control, and robust control.

Kyriacos Athanasiou

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/athanasiou/
Research

Understand the healing processes of cartilage, and to augment those processes via sound application of tissue engineering principles.

Griffiths Atungulu

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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Sharon Aviran

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Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/aviran/
Research

Computational RNA Biology and Biomolecular Engineering

Recent advances in genomics, chemistry, and biotechnology have opened up new possibilities for studying RNA structure and dynamics at the genome scale and at unprecedented resolution and throughput. Our group develops computational and statistical methods for robust and efficient analysis of the information generated by such novel and emerging technologies and for utilizing it to better infer RNA dynamics and structure-function relationships. Another goal of our group is to develop tools that will assist the engineering of novel RNAs for a range of synthetic biology and therapeutic applications. Our work is at the interface between applied math, statistics, and biochemistry, and draws on tools from machine learning, probabilistic modeling, and optimization.

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Bevan M. Baas

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/baas/
Research

Algorithms, architectures, circuits, and VLSI design for high-performance, energy-efficient, and area-efficient computation with strong consideration of the challenges and opportunities of future fabrication technologies.

Ramsey D. Badawi

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/badawi/
Research

The Badawi Lab is focused on translational imaging, with emphasis on PET and other radiotracer techniques. Translational imaging is aimed at transferring (“translating”) research imaging methodologies to the clinic and human use. This requires a multidisciplinary approach and the Badawi lab has developed multiple collaborations with other investigators.

Zhaojun Bai

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bai/
Research

Number linear algebra, parallel algorithms.

Hector Baldis

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/baldis/
Research

Interplanetary Medium, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects, Diffuse Planet and Satellite Atmospheres, Space Flight Instrument Design and Development.

Charles Beadle

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Professor EmeritusMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/beadle/

Craig J. Benham

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/benham/
Research

Mathematical and Computational models of regulatory mechanisms, pathways, systems and networks, Bioinformatics, DNA mechanics.

Heather Bischel

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Assistant ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bischel
Research

Ecological sanitation and resource reuse; Pathogens and micropollutants; sustainable international development; water quality and reuse.

Matt Bishop

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bishop
Research

Professor Matt Bishop’s research area is computer security, in which he has been active since 1979. He is especially interested in vulnerability analysis and denial of service problems, but maintains a healthy concern for formal modeling (especially of access controls and the Take-Grant Protection Model) and intrusion detection and response. He has also worked extensively on the security of various forms of the UNIX operating system. He is involved in efforts to improve education in information assurance, and is a charter member of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. His textbook, Computer Security: Art and Science, was published by Addison-Wesley in December 2002.

David Block

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/block/
Research

Industrial Fermentation, Bioprocess Optimization and Artificial Intelligence Methods, Biofuels and catalytic conversion of biomass-derived molecules.

John E. Bolander

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bolander/
Research

Seismic analysis and design; Cement-based composites; Nondestructive testing; Material and structural design optimization.

Fabian Bombardelli

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Associate ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bombardelli/
Research

Development and use of computational-fluid-dynamics and computational-hydraulics techniques to address problems belonging to the field of environmental fluid mechanics.

John M. Boone

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/boone/
Research

Breast Imaging and Computed Tomography Research.

Gail Bornhorst

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Assistant ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bornhorst/
Research

As a faculty member in the Departments of Biological & Agricultural Engineering and Food Science & Technology, Dr. Bornhorst’s research will focus on quantitative methods to understand material transport, breakdown, and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract to improve food safety and quality, increase consumer health benefits, and optimize food processing operations. Specifically, she plans to work on the development of dynamic in vitro models, which, coupled with in vivo approaches, can be used to further our understanding of the relationship between food processing, food breakdown during digestion, and nutrient absorption. Additionally, she plans to investigate methods to utilize food process engineering to optimize food functional properties, such as nutrient absorption or allergenicity. To enable fundamental understanding of the digestion process, Dr. Bornhorst’s research will also investigate mixing and particle dynamics during peristaltic flow.

Ross W. Boulanger

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/boulanger/
Research

Geotechnical earthquake engineering with emphases on liquefaction and its remediation, seismic soil-pile-structure interaction, and seismic performance of earth dams and levees.

Roger Boulton

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Professorand Materials ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/boulton/
Research

Biochemical Engineering, Computer Modeling, Fermentation Kinetics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Wine Processing, Separation Processes.

Robert W. Bower

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bower/
Research

Three-dimensional microstructures, conventional electronic devices, optoelectronic structures, heterostructures, integrated sensors, actuators, and PV solar cells.

Rick G. Branner

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/branner/
Research

Professor Branner performs research in the general area of the design and analysis of Microwave and RF devices, circuits, systems and antennas. His work focuses on realizations found in modern military and commercial systems. This research is motivated by his over 25 years of industrial experience combined with strong theoretical foundations.

Peer-Timo Bremer

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Adjunct Associate ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bremer/
Research

Scientific visualization and computer graphics.

Ivor Brodia

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Adjunct ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/brodia/
Research

Physics of nanoscale vacuum electronic devices, associated materials and nano-fabrication technologies.

Colleen Bronner

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Lecturer PSOECivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/bronner
Research

Engineering education.

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Christopher Cappa

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/cappa
Research

Physical, chemical and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols.

Owen Carmichael

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Associate ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/owen
Research

My laboratory develops novel computational methods for extracting meaningful structural and functional properties from brain magnetic resonance images.  We then use the techniques to describe the natural history of brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Ricardo Castro

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Associate ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/castro
Research

Thermodynamics of nanoceramics. Radiation tolerance nanocrysalline materials. Nanosability.  Non-equibrium processsing.  Sintering.

Rob Y.H. Chai

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chai
Research

Performance-based design and assessment of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges. Earthquake engineering with emphasis on structural design and retrofit.

Tsu-Shuan Chang

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hao Chen

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Associate ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chenh
Research

Professor Chen’s research interests focus on significant and difficult problems of computer security and software verification. These two topics relate to each other, in that it is crucial to verify that computer programs do not have bugs that may result in security vulnerabilities. By combining theoretical insights with detailed knowledge of real computer systems, Mr. Chen’s work results in practical, usable security verification systems. Mr. Chen is best known for his tool MOPS, which finds security vulnerabilities in C programs.

Ye Chen-Izu

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chenizu
Research

Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and arrhythmia mechanisms; Ca2+ dynamics in excitation-contraction coupling; Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying hypertension induced hypertrophy and heart failure.

 

Harry Cheng

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/cheng
Research

Information technology and its applications in engineering, computer-aided engineering, intelligent mechatronic and embedded systems, robotics, design and manufacturing, mobile agent based computing, and innovative teaching.

Lijuan Dawn Cheng

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Associate ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chengld
Research

Infrastructure design and renewal using fiber reinforced polymer composite materials.

Simon R. Cherry

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/cherry
Research

Molecular imaging technology, particularly positron emission tomography, multi-modality imaging systems, gamma and x-ray detector technology,3-D image reconstruction and use of imaging techniques in phenotyping and drug development.

Srabanti Chowdhury

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chowdhury

Chen-Nee Chuah

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chuah/
Research

Communications and computer networks, wireless/mobile computing. Specific topics include: Internet measurement and network management, data acquisition (e.g., sampling, streaming, online learning), data analytics (e.g., anomaly detection), routing & traffic engineering, and software defined networks. Collaborative, interdisciplinary  research relating to emerging societal-scale applications and security & privacy issues such as massive online social platforms, intelligent transportation systems, etc.

Jean-Pierre Colinge

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/colinge
Research

Professor Colinge is conducting research in the field of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology for high-performance integrated circuits. This research encompasses semiconductor device physics, semiconductor device processing and fabrication of integrated circuits with specific properties, such as operation in a harsh environment (heat, radiations), operation under very low supply voltages, and RF operation (several gigahertz). Device simulation is carried out by either developing novel analytical models or by using numerical modeling tools.

Shuguang (Robert) Cui

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/cui
Research

Data oriented large-scale information analysis and system design, including large-scale distributed estimation and detection, information theoretical approaches for large data set analysis, complex cyber-physical system design, and cognitive network optimization.

Wayne K. Current

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/current
Research

Transistor-level design of analog and digital integrated circuits, multiple-valued logic, board-level design of instrumentation and signal processing systems, computer-aided design.

Fitz-Roy E. Curry

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/curry
Research

Theoretical and experimental studies of the regulation of the transport of water and solutes across the walls of microvessels; experimental studies involving the cannulation and perfusion of individual microvessels.

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

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DeanChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/curtis
Research

Behavior of particles, with applications ranging from food processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and the aerospace, energy and mining industries to natural processes such as debris flows and sediments. Her work has made important contributions to understanding how fluids and solid particles behave together.

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Raissa D’Souza

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dsouza
Research

Complex networks, percolation, cascades, systems of complex systems.

Yannis F. Dafalias

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Distinguished ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dafalias
Research

Development and implementation of constitutive models for engineering materials and biomaterials.

Jeannie L. Darby

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/darby
Research

Environmental Engineering.

Ian Davidson

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/davidson
Research

Machine learning and data mining algorithm development with a focus on human in the loop style learning.

We work on a variety of different learning settings such as learning to rank, clustering, transduction as well as data simplification. Most of our formulations are in typical mathematical programming frameworks but a growing interest is in formulations in constraint programming frameworks.

With collaborators I work on applications of my work to areas of social importance such as Neuroscience as well as demonstrative applications in text, social networks and images.

Christina Davis

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/davis
Research

Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Roger Davis

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ProfessorMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/davisrl
Research

Turbomachinery using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), High Performance Computing, Turbomachinery Design, Propulsion Systems.

Jason DeJong

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dejong
Research

Prof. DeJong directs research in the areas of bio-mediated soils processes, integrated site characterization, behavior of intermediate and gravelly soils (iBPT), earthquake engineering, sustainable geotechnical practice, and deep foundations.

Jean-Pierre Delplanque

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/delplanque
Research

Multiscale modeling and numerical simulation of complex processes and systems. Applications are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing the boundaries between Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. Examples of specific projects range from the strain-assisted microstructural development of polycrystalline materials to the dynamics and condensation of exhaled aerosols.

Premkumar T. Devanbu

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/devanbu

Andrew Dienes

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dienes
Research

Professor Dienes’ research interests are in quantum electronics, dye lasers, ultra short pulses and nonlinear optics. Current activities are (1) femtosecond pulse propagation in nonlinear gain media; (2) ultrashort pulse amplification in semiconductor optical amplifiers; and (3) nonlinear optics with ultrashort pulses and novel organic materials.

Zhi Ding

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ding
Research

Digital Wireless Communications; Cross-Layer Wireless Network Design and Optimization; Statistical Signal Processing Methods; Digital and Array Signal Processing, Cyclostationary and Higher Order Statistics, Adaptive Signal Processing, System Identification and Spectrum Estimation.

Irwin Donis-Gonzalez

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Biological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/donisgonzalez/research
Research

Postharvest engineering, handling (storage, drying, etc.), traceability, and processing of agricultural commodities with a goal of reducing energy consumption while ensuring food quality and safety. These are critical issues for the fresh market fruit and vegetable, dried fruit, tree nut, and rice industries in California and the World.

Richard C. Dorf

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Doty

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Assistant ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/doty

Yong Duan

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/duan
Research

Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.

Stephanie Dungan

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dungan
Research

Colloidal Systems, Food Engineering, Interfacial Phenomena, Mass Transfer-Food, Separation Processes.

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Fidelis O, Eke

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/eke
Research

Dynamics and control of mechanical systems, spacecraft dynamics and control, dynamics of variable mass systems.

Nael El-Farra

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/elfarra
Research

Process systems engineering, Nonlinear process control and estimation, Analysis and control of hybrid systems, Fault-tolerant control using switched actuator/sensor configurations, Control of transport-reaction and particulate processes, Computational modeling, simulation and systems-level analysis of biological systems

Paul Erickson

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/erickson
Research

Fischer-Tropsch Fuels, Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement of Reacting Flows, Electric and Hybrid Drive Vehicles, Fuel Cell Vehicles and Power Systems, Hydrogen Production and Utilization, Internal Combustion Engines, Renewable Energy Utilization, Instrumentation, International Development.

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Marc T. Facciotti

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/facciotti
Research

Systems biology, synthetic biology, structure, dynamics and function of gene regulatory networks, protein engineering.

Roland Faller

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/faller
Research

Molecular modeling of soft-condensed matter.

Yueyue Fan

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/fan
Research

Applied mathematics and computation focusing on transportation and energy systems modeling and optimization: network modeling, resilient infrastructure system planning, non-cooperative games over networks, and acquisition and identification of networked data.

Zhiliang (Julia) Fan

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Associate ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/fanz
Research

Advancing technologies for production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources, including metabolic engineering and biocatalyst development; fermentation process development and modeling; biological and chemical process design and economic evaluation. Current research is focused on novel processes for ethanol and isobutanol production from cellulosic materials.

Rida Farouki

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/farouki
Research

Computer aided design and manufacturing, geometrical algorithms and representations, numerical methods and scientific computing.

Matthew K. Farrens

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/farrens
Research

Professor Farrens is interested in all aspects of computer architecture, but primarily in the architecture and design of high-performance single-chip processors with an emphasis on the interconnection/communication layer. Professor Farrens is also interested in high-speed scientific processing, in particular in exploring issues related to the memory system, and in Instruction Level Parallelism.

Fadi Fathallah

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/fathallah
Research

Exposure assessment and development of interventions for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among agricultural workers; basic understanding of the effects of stooped postures and stooped work on the spine; biomechanics of ladders in agriculture.

Katherine W. Ferrara

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ferrara
Research

Signal and imaging processing, medical imaging, ultrasound, acoustics, optics, fluid mechanics.

Vladimir Filkov

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Associate ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/filkov

Herman Fink

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/fink
Research

Professor Fink’s research concerns properties related to 1) quantization and confinement phenomena in nanostructured superconductors; 2) microwave impedances of high-temperature superconductors; 3) magnetic levitation and suspension by superconductors; and 4) integer quantum hall effect.

Gary E. Ford

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ford
Research

Image processing, pattern recognition, neural networks, digital communications, and digital signal processing.

Alexander Forrest

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Assistant ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/forrest

Andrew “Andy” Frank

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/frank
Research

Mechanical design, control systems, plug-in hybrid electrical vehicles (PHEV), internal combustion engine design, dynamics of machines, automated highways and ground transportation systems.

Matthew Franklin

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/franklin
Research

Professor Franklin’s research interests include cryptography, security, and distributed computing. He is particularly interested these days in protocols for dynamic coalition management and electronic commerce scenarios. Professor Franklin is a member of ACM and IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research).

David P. Fyhrie

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/fyhrie
Research

Bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.

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Bruce Gates

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gates
Research

Catalysis research emphasizes fundamental investigations motivated by technologically important problems and close interactions with industry. The research involves catalyst preparation, characterization by physical methods, and testing in low- and high-pressure reactors.

Soheil Ghiasi

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ghiasi
Research

Design methods for embedded computing systems with a focus on streaming and data analytic workloads, such as signal processing, computer vision and machine learning. Specific topics of contribution include: Static and dynamic management of computing system resources; system-level design automation; reconfigurable architectures and combinatorial algorithm design for embedded applications. The research area offers an interesting blend of theory and practice, and finds applications in many disciplines ranging from medicine and agriculture to cyber-security and defense.

Dipak Ghosal

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Computer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ghosal
Research

High-speed Networks, Wireless Networks, Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Timing Channels, Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems.

Jeffery C. Gibeling

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gibeling
Research

Creep Properties of Materials, Fatigue and Fracture of Materials, Materials Science, Mechanical Properties of Materials, Metal Matrix Composites.

D. Ken Giles

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/giles
Research

Spray applications, including pesticide spraying and industrial spray coatings. Reduction of spray drift and environmental contamination.

J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz

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Assistant ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gomezdiaz
Research

My main research interests span the multidisciplinary areas of applied electromagnetics from RF and microwaves to terahertz and infrared frequencies, metamaterials/metasurfaces, novel 2D materials, nonlinear phenomena, antennas, and numerical techniques, among other emerging topics in plasmonics and nanophotonics. In particular, I am especially interested in the efficient control and manipulation of electromagnetic waves in unprecedented ways, aiming to overcome the limitations of current technology and communication systems in terms of dynamic reconfiguration, integration and miniaturization while simultaneously boosting their performance and functionalities.

Mark Grismer

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professorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/grismer
Research

My primary research efforts are driven by practical environmental problems facing land and resource managers and discovery of the underlying processes affecting derivation of development of applicable methods or solutions to these problems. My focus remains largely directed at gaining a better understanding of hillslope hydrology, wetland and irrigation/drainage processes in the field.

Niels Grønbech-Jensen

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jensen/
Research

Computational materials and soft condensed matter, molecular dynamics, radiation damage, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, numerical analysis and methods, macroscopic quantum phenomena and superconducting device physics.

Q. Jane Gu

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Associate ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gu
Research

RF/MMIC/THz and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems; design techniques for post-CMOS devices; imaging, radar and communication circuits and systems; ultra-low power IC and systems; mm-wave array and beam-forming techniques; bio-sensing and bio-imaging circuits and systems.

A. Nazli Gundes

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gundes

Daniel M. Gusfield

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gusfield
Research

Efficiency of algorithms, particularly for problems in combinatorial optimization and graph theory. These algorithms have been applied to study data and computer security, stable matching, network flow, matroid optimization, and string/pattern matching problems. Currently, Professor Gusfield is focused on string and combinatorial problems that arise in computational biology, particularly involving bioinformatics and genomics.

Francois Gygi

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gygi
Research

Development of accurate numerical simulation methods for applications in computational materials science, as well as computational physics and chemistry. He is involved in the development of algorithms for First-Principles Molecular Dynamics, a simulation method that combines a calculation of atomic trajectories with a quantum mechanical description of electronic properties. This method is widely used to explore the properties of solids, liquids, nanoparticles and biomolecules. First-principles simulations are computationally expensive and require the use of large parallel computers. The integration of efficient parallel numerical algorithms in simulation codes is an important part of his research.

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Mohamed M. Hafez

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ProfessorMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mhafez
Research

Transonic aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics.

Stephen B. Haley

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/haley

Bernd Hamann

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hamann
Research

Visualization, geometric design and modeling, and computer graphics. Data analysis, image processing, and data approximation are additional research areas he is pursuing.

Walter Harris

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Associate ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/harris
Research

Interplanetary Medium, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects, Diffuse Planet and Satellite Atmospheres, Space Flight Instrument Design and Development.

John Harvey

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/harvey
Research

Pavement engineering, including materials, construction, design, management, life cycle cost and environmental life cycle assessment.

Volkmar Heinrich

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/heinrich
Research

Nano-to-microscale quantitative biophysics and bioengineering. Single-molecule interactions.

Jonathan P. Heritage

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/heritage

Jonathan Herman

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Assistant ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/herman
Research

Water resources planning and management under uncertainty, multi-objective optimization and decision support, system dynamics simulation of coupled human-environmental systems, sensitivity analysis of model assumptions.

Ronald A. Hess

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hess
Research

Aircraft dynamics, stability and control, vehicle handling qualities, automatic control, man-machine systems; flight simulation.

Joshua Hihath

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Assistant ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hihath
Research

Molecular-Scale Systems: Understanding the electrical, mechanical, and magnetic properties of single molecule devices; creating single-molecule devices and circuits; understanding and controlling energy conversion in molecular systems; and biological diagnostics requiring a single molecule.

Michael R. Hill

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hill/
Research

Fatigue and fracture: effects of constraint, residual stress, and material processing. Finite element method. Experimental mechanics and residual stress determination. Mechanical design. Structural reliability and probabilistic design. Micromechanical systems.

David A. Horsley

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/horsley
Research

Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS), design and manufacturing of microfabricated sensors and actuators, mechatronics and control systems.

Cho-Jui Hseih

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Assistant ProfessorComputer Science

Charles E. Hunt

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hunt
Research

Solid-State electronic and luminescent materials and devices. Energy-efficient light sources. Field-emission cathode materials and vacuum-nanoelectronic devices.

Paul J. Hurst

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hurst
Research

Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design for analog-digital interfaces and digital communications using CMOS technologies.

David Hwang

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/hwang
Research

Tokamak physics, electromagnetic interaction between plasma waves and plasma particles, plasma diagnostic in fusion devices, tokamak fueling with accelerated compact toroids, non-neutral plasmas. Theoretical interests include computer modeling of magnetized plasmas, non-linear interaction of plasma waves

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Saif M. Islam

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/islam
Research

Nanomanufacturing, Nanoepitaxy, nano-integrations. Synthesis and device applications of semiconductor and oxide nanostructures for electronics, photonics, energy conversion, energy storage, nano-bio systems, bio-chemical sensors, sensor networks, memory, logic, MEMS/NEMS devices. 3D device/chip integration, substrate-less devices and circuit fabrication. Inorganic-bio interfaces. Self-assembly, molecular electronic devices. Fundamental forces in nanodevices. Ultra-fast nano-optoelectronics. Metamaterials based photonics.

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Miguel A. Jaller Martelo

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Assistant ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jaller
Research

Industrial and Transportation Engineering. Sustainable Transportation Systems. Humanitarian Logistics. Supply Chain Management. Operations Research.

Bryan Jenkins

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jenkins
Research

Energy systems in agriculture, biomass fuel production, thermal conversion, and environmental impacts; combustion and gasification of biomass fuels; properties of fuels; system models.

Tina Jeoh

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Associate ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jeoh
Research

Microencapsulation of bioactives

Boris Jeremic

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jeremic

Sanjay S. Joshi

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Associate ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/joshi
Research

Robotics, Neuroengineering, Control systems, Human-Machine Interfaces (including Brain-Computer Interfaces), Prosthetics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mobile Computing, Neurology/Neuroscience, and Rehabilitation.

Kenneth I. Joy

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/joy
Research

Ken Joy is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Davis. He came to UC Davis in 1980 in the Department of Mathematics and was a founding member of the Computer Science Department in 1983. Professor Joy’s research and teaching interests are in the area of visualization, geometric modeling, and computer graphics.

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Amit Kanvinde

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kanvinde
Research

Seismic response and design of steel structures, with an emphasis on understanding and simulating extreme limit states such as fracture, fatigue, and collapse. To achieve this, his research addresses structural performance at the material, component, as well as the building scales. His work involves a combination of large and small scale testing, along with computational simulation and analytical modeling. Some of his recent and ongoing research topics include: (1) Fracture reliability of welded column splices, (2) Seismic performance of column bases, (3) Continuum models for fracture in steel structures, (4) Simulation of localization phenomena in beam-column elements.

Linda P. B. Katehi

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer Engineering

M. Levent Kavvas

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kavvas
Research

Mathematical modeling of the integrated hydrologic-atmospheric processes at global, continental, country and watershed scales for the simulation and prediction of hydrologic water balances toward quantifying phenomena such as floods and droughts; mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes at regional, watershed and hillslope scales; investigations on the mathematical modeling of contaminant transport by inland surface waters, unsaturated flow and groundwater flow, and physical hydraulic modeling of environmental fluid flows.

Alissa Kendall

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Associate ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kendall
Research

Applies and advances the methods and perspectives of Industrial Ecology to understand and reduce the environmental effects of transport, civil infrastructure, energy, and agricultural systems. Specific research and teaching interests include life cycle assessment and other structured environmental assessment methods, and the development of new methods for carbon accounting.

Ian M. Kennedy

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kennedy
Research

Nanotechnology, nanoparticle synthesis, biosensors, aerosol formation, health effects of aerosols.

Sangtae Kim

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kim
Research

The main focus of research interest is determination, prediction, and tuning of the charge carrier concentration and mobility at interfaces in nano-structured conducting solids. Based on the precise knowledge of the controlling parameters the goal is to develop next generation electrochemical devices such as fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors by utilizing/manipulating the electrical nature of the interfaces in the functional materials.

Maureen Kinyua

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Assistant ProfessorWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kinyua
Research

Wastewater treatment, waste to energy, developing world systems and global health.

Mike Kleeman

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kleeman
Research

The study of urban and regional air quality problems with an emphasis on the size and composition of atmospheric particles and gas-to-particle conversion processes.

Andre Knoesen

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/knoesen
Research

Collaborative, interdisciplinary research exploring the electronic and optical properties of supramolecular structures. The application of optical and electronic techniques to investigate the organization and self-assembly present in biological systems, and the extension of ideas to new device concepts.

Patrice Koehl

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/koehl
Research

Research program focuses on understanding protein structures. He is interested in characterizing their shapes, and uses this information to improve our understanding of their stability (ProShape). He is also interested in characterizing the subset of sequence space compatible with a protein structure: this is an indirect approach to understanding protein sequence evolution (ProDesign) . In parallel, he is involved in the development of new algorithms for predicting the structure of a protein, based on its sequence (ProModel). Dr. Koehl will also have a research appointment with the Genome Center.

Wolfgang Kollmann

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kollmann
Research

Turbulence modeling, turbulent combustion, numerical fluid mechanics.

Brian H. Kolner

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kolner

Zhaodan Kong

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Assistant ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kong
Research

Bio-inspired engineering, control and dynamical systems, human-machine systems, robotics, cyber-physical systems, networked systems, complex data analysis, and machine learning.

Denise M. Krol

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/krol
Research

Research interests are in optical materials, optical waveguides, nonlinear optics and laser spectroscopy. Currently research projects in  my group focus on fs laser-processing  and spectroscopy of micro- and nanostructured materials with applications in optical signal processing, data storage and bio-sensing and –imaging.

Coleman Kronawitter

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Assistant ProfessorChemical Engineering

Tonya Kuhl

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ProfessorChemical Engineering and Biomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kuhl
Research

Direct Measurements of Biological Membrane-Membrane Interactions, Ligand-Receptor Interactions, Polymer Thin-Films, and Small Angle Scattering Studies of Interfacial Films.

Roopali Kukreja

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Assistant ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kukreja
Research

Electronic and Magnetic materials are an active field of research due to their various applications ranging from memory and data storage to sensors and modulators. Manipulating phase transitions or magnetization using temperature, voltage, laser, strain forms the heart of these applications. We use X-ray techniques to image and understand the response of electronic and magnetic materials to the application of voltage, temperature and laser. Especially laser excitation allows us to reach femtosecond-nanosecond timescales, providing us with a unique method to image the phase transition or switching dynamics in these materials and manipulate physical properties on ultrafast timescales.

Sashi Kunnath

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kunnath
Research

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, multiple hazards and extreme loading (blast, impact, fire), inelastic modeling of structural systems.

Bruce L. Kutter

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/kutter
Research

Geotechnical engineering; Centrifugal modeling of geotechnical structures.

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Valeria La Saponara

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Associate ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/lasaponara

Lifeng Lai

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Associate ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/lai
Research

Information theory, stochastic signal processing, machine learning and their applications.

J. Kent Leach

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/leach
Research

Cell-instructive biomaterials, understanding the local biophysical microenvironment, drug and gene delivery, application of in vivo imaging tools to monitor tissue formation.

Seongkyu Lee

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Assistant ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/slee
Research

Professor Lee’s research focuses on aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, rotorcraft noise, wind energy, and turbomachinery CFD . Aeroacoustics is a branch of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, and it is defined as aerodynamically induced noise. Our lab is conducting mathematical, computational, and experimental research on fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, and aeroacoustics. Professor Lee worked at GE Global Research Center in New York for five years prior to joining UC Davis.

Yong Jae Lee

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Computer Science

Karl Levitt

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/levitt
Research

Professor Levitt conducts research in the areas of computer security, automated verification, and software engineering. With respect to computer security he is working on techniques to detect malicious code (viruses, worms, time bombs, etc.) in programs and to detect attempts to penetrate or misuse computer systems, especially computer networks. With respect to verification, he is applying an automated theorem prover (Higher Order Logic – HOL) to the verification of hardware and software systems, especially operating systems for safety-critical embedded systems. With respect to software engineering, he is working on new methods for testing programs that make use of heuristic techniques and methods for automating the generation of operating system code from templates.

Bernard C. Levy

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/levy
Research

Estimation, detection, statistical signal processing, signal processing for communications, equalization, space-time array processing, blind system identification, signal processing for A/D converter calibration. Multidimensional signal processing, imaging, and inverse problems.

Jamal Lewis

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Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/jlewis
Research

Immuno-modulatory materials, stimuli-responsive materials, dendritic cell immunobiology, translational medicine, host immune system-material interactions, autoimmune disease therapy.

Stephen H. Lewis

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/lewis
Research

Analog integrated circuits, data conversion, filters, and signal processing.

Barbara S. Linke

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Assistant Professor Dr.-Ing.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/linke
Research

Manufacturing technologies, sustainable and energy-efficient manufacturing processes, grinding and other abrasive machining technologies, home-scale 3D printing, surface engineering for aesthetic metal parts, structural components, food processing equipment, automotive and aerospace parts, biomedical components, and more.

Xiaoguang Liu

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Assistant ProfessorElectrical and Computer Engineering

Xin Liu

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/liux
Research

Professor Liu’s research areas include data-driven networking, mobile system resource management, resource allocation and scheduling mechanisms in wireless networks.

Frank J. Loge

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/loge
Research

The water-energy nexus, water and energy efficiency in urban and agriculture systems, sustainable building design, water reuse, conservation based water rate design, and data analytics.

Kenneth Loh

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Marjorie Longo

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/longo
Research

Microstructural, phase, transport, and mechanical properties of biological membranes and lipid monolayers in viral infection, cell signaling and transport, alcohol tolerance, imaging, and drug delivery.

Angelique Louie

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/louie
Research

Molecular imaging, cellular imaging, development of diagnostic and therapeutic agents, magnetic resonance imaging, novel contrast agents.

Bertram Ludäscher

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ludaescher
Research

rofessor Ludaescher’s primary research interests are in scientific data management, in particular scientific data integration, scientific workflow management, and knowledge-based (semantic) extensions thereof. He is also interested in foundations of databases, e.g., query languages and query rewriting.

N.C. Luhmann Jr.

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/luhmann
Research

Millimeter Wave Imaging, Vacuum Microelectronics, Phased Array Antennas, Microwave Tube Design, High Power Microwave Sources, Free Electron Lasers, Plasma Physics, Wave-Plasma Interactions, Ultrashort Pulse Electronics, High Power Millimeter Wave Sources, Millimeter Wave Quasi-Optical Grid Arrays, Laser Diagnostics, RF Accelerators, Advanced Light Sources, , Gyrotrons, MEMS , Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment.

Jay R. Lund

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/lund
Research

Systems analysis in water resources and environment planning and management.

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Kwan-Liu Ma

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ma
Research

Professor Ma’s research interests include scientific visualization, information visualization, computer graphics, user interface design, and high-performance computing. He is the recipient of an NSF PECASE award and the Schlumberger Foundation Technical award.

Subhash Mahajan

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Distinguished ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mahajan
Research

Understanding the interrelationship between structure and properties in semiconductors, superconductors, and magnetic materials and deformation behavior of solids.  Current focus is on origins and reduction of threading dislocations in group III-nitride layers, microstructures of mixed III-nitride layers and how defects affect device behavior.

Laura Marcu

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/marcu
Research

In vivo optical spectroscopy and imaging for enhanced detection of disease in human tissue (cancer, cardiovascular); fluorescence-based minimally invasive medical diagnostics technology; high spatial – and time – resolution optical techniques for molecular imaging; optical bioMEMS; bionanophotonics: nanocrystals applications to molecular imaging

Alejandro Martinez

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Assistant ProfessorWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/martinez
Research

Soil-structure interfaces, deep foundations, soil behavior, laboratory testing of soils, discrete element modeling, bio-inspired geotechnics.

Norman S. Matloff

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/matloff
Research

Professor Matloff’s research areas include parallel processing (especially software distributed shared memory), statistical computing and predictive analytics.

Nelson Max

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Distinguished ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/max
Research

Professor Max’s research interests are in the areas of scientific visualization, computer animation, realistic computer graphics rendering, and multi-view stereo reconstruction. In visualization he works on molecular graphics, and volume and flow visualization, particularly on irregular finite element meshes.

Emerita Kathryn L. McCarthy

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mccarthy
Research

Food engineering; theoretical and experimental evaluation of transport processes in food processing and quality control applications, focus on rheological characterization and mathematical modeling of transport processes in food and personal care products.

Michael J. McCarthy

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mccarthym
Research

Development/evaluation of novel magnetic resonance equipment to enable process analysis and control of industrial processes. Real-time noninvasive measurement of food quality attributes. Experimental and physics-based modeling investigations of transport phenomena relevant to food products and food processing.

Karen McDonald

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mcdonald
Research

Using the tools of genetic engineering, recombinant proteins can be produced using a variety of expression systems and hosts, including microbial, mammalian, insect, plant or algal cells grown in bioreactors as well as transgenic animals and plants. Our laboratory is developing novel expression systems (i.e. the genetic instructions that direct the host cell to produce the non-native protein) and bioprocess engineering technologies to produce recombinant proteins, including human therapeutic proteins, enzymes for cellulose degradation, and biopolymers for materials applications, using whole plants, harvested plant tissues or plant cells grown in-vitro in bioreactors.

Greg Miller

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/miller
Research

The development of numerical methods for the solution of complex problems in engineering and science, mostly at the continuum scale. Complex rheology: multiscale and continuum methods for incompressible viscoelastic flows. Multiphase flows: compressible and incompressible flows of fluids and elastic-plastic solids in time-dependent domains, interfacial processes. Constitutive modeling: equations of state, thermodynamic modeling, symmetry invariants. Charged systems: plasma physics, boundary charge and bilayer problems.

Sabbie Miller

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Assistant ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/millers
Research

Designing sustainable infrastructure materials, Bio-based composites, Integration of sustainability into structural design, Durability of civil engineering materials.

Mark Modera

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Civil and Environmental Engineering – Western Cooling and Efficiency CenterWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/modera
Research

Energy performance, HVAC, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerosol.

Prasant Mohapatra

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mohapatra
Research

Research interests are in the areas of wireless networks, sensor networks, Internet protocols and QoS.

Omeed Momeni

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Assistant ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/momeni
Research

High performance terahertz and mm-wave integrated circuits and systems, High power/high efficiency power amplifiers and signal sources, RF/Microwave transceivers.

Veronica Morales

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Associate ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/morales
Research

Colloid & nanoparticle fate in soils; transport through porous media; biochar engineering.

Adam Moule

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/moule
Research

Development of low-cost photovoltaic (PV) devices. Since the largest cost components to a photovoltaic system are the material and material preparation, our group utilizes solution processable organic and nanoparticle components for PV applications.

Karen Moxon

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Professor

Biswanath Mukherjee

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Distinguished ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/mukherjee/
Research

Lightwave networks; telecom networks, including solutions for broadband access networks exploiting optical and wireless technologies; energy-efficient network architectures (for sustainability); Future Internet Design, including hybrid circuit-packet networks, dynamic circuit switching, Ethernet Everywhere; survivable network architectures (to combat large-scale failures and attacks).

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Vinod Narayanan

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/narayanan
Research

Energy Efficiency, High Flux Thermal Management,  Microscale Heat Transfer, Phase Change Heat Transfer, Solar Energy Utilization

Alexandra Navrotsky

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ProfessorChemical Engineering and Materials ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/navrotsky
Research

Professor Navrotsky research relates microscopic features of structure and bonding to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior in minerals, ceramics, and other complex materials.

Michael Neff

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Associate ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/neff
Research

Computer animation, modeling human motion, art-technology collaboration, computer graphics, interactive techniques. Cross-appointed to Technocultural Studies.

Debbie Niemeier

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/dniemeier
Research

Transportation-air quality modeling; energy consumption and land use interactions; sustainability; urban environments and climate change; poverty and transportation, environmental justice and transportation, and the project development process for major infrastructure projects. Recent work includes the PM hotspot guidance issued by EPA (lead author) and Transportation chapter of the 2012 Southwest Climate Change Inventory (lead author).

Nitin Nitin

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Associate ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/nitin
Research

Using a combination of interdisciplinary approaches encompassing biomolecular engineering, mathematical modeling, material science and molecular imaging to develop technologies for addressing key issues in areas of food safety and food for health initiatives, and to develop molecular imaging technologies from a single cell level to a whole body imaging.

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Joan Ogden

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ogden
Research

Environmental Science and Policy.

Vojin G. Oklobzija

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Electrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/oklobzija/

Holly Oldroyd

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Assistant ProfessorCivil and Environmental Engineering
Research

Environmental fluid dynamics, turbulent transport processes, evapo-transpiration, land-water-atmosphere interactions.

Ronald Olsson

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/olsson
Research

Professor Olsson studies language design and implementation for programming concurrent systems. He is one of the key designers and implementors of the SR concurrent programming language. Professor Olsson is currently developing the JR concurrent programming language, an extended Java that includes SR-like synchronization mechanisms. He is also currently examining practical tradeoffs among different concurrent programming models.

Ann Orel

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Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

John Owens

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/owens
Research

Parallel computing: fundamental algorithms, data structures, and programming models for data-parallel processors and particularly the graphics processor (GPUs); data-parallel and GPU computing; graphics hardware; general-purpose programmability of graphics hardware (GPGPU).

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Ahmet Palazoglu

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/palazoglu
Research

Palazoglu Research Lab at UC Davis encompasses a number of activities in modeling, control and analysis of complex systems.

Ning Pan

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Biological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/pan
Research

Physics of fibrous soft materials; biophysics and biomechanics in human-textile interactions; heat, mass and energy transport phenomena in porous media, nanotechnology in energy storage; and thermodynamics in heat transfer optimization

Tingrui Pan

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Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/tpan
Research

Bio-microelectromechanical systems/nanoelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS/NEMS), diagnostic and therapeutic microsystems for ocular diseases, bio-mimetic sensors and actuators, bio-artificial implants, and controllable drug delivery systems.

Zhongli Pan

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Adjunct ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/panz
Research

Professor Pan studies infrared heating technology for various food processes, including blanching, peeling, roasting, drying, disinfection and disinfestation. He also uses ultrasonic and pulsed electric field technologies for improving food processing efficiency.

Alyssa Panitch

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Edward Teller ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/panitch
Research

Biopolymers for tissue healing and regeneration; intracellular and extracellular approaches to direct molecular and cellular processes; promoting tissue repair while limiting scarring, be it vascular intimal hyperplasia, glial scarring, dermal scarring, fibrocartilage or surgical adhesions.

Atul Parikh

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/parikh
Research

Soft condensed matter; surface science & interfacial engineering; molecular self-assembly and biomolecular materials.

Jae Wan Park

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Associate ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/park
Research

Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell and battery: In-situ diagnosis using neutron radiography for PEM fuel cell and battery, design and optimization, water management for PEM fuel cell.

Anthony Passerini

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/passerini
Research

Vascular inflammation, endothelial mechanobiology, hemodynamics, pathology of atherosclerosis, diabetes, dyslipidemia

Anh-Vu Pham

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/pham
Research

RF IC and transceiver design; RF/Microwave/Millimeter Wave multi-chip organic module and package design; phased-array antennas; wireless sensors.

Ronald Phillips

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/phillips
Research

Our research group uses fundamental theoretical and experimental approaches to study transport processes involving small particles in polymer solutions and gels. This work has applications in bioseparation techniques, most of which make use of the sieving effect of hydrogels to separate biological macromolecules, and also in numerous suspension-processing operations. Our overall effort has significant overlap with the fields of colloid science, fluid mechanics and biochemical engineering.

Robert Powell

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ProfessorChemical Engineering and Materials ScienceWebsite: http://engineering.ucdavis.edu/faculty
Research

Our group is investigating rheology, biorheology, ultrasonics and suspension mechanics.

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Jinyi Qi

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/qi
Research

Molecular imaging, signal and image processing, image reconstruction, image quality evaluation, system modeling and optimization, inverse problems.

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Mark M. Rashid

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/rashid
Research

Computational solid mechanics; Large-deformation finite element methodology.

Bahram Ravani

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ravani
Research

Kinematics.

Robert G. Redinbo

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/redinbo
Research

Fault-tolerant computing: Reliability enhancements in communication and signal processing designs, protecting data compression systems, algorithm-based fault tolerance, combating soft errors in earth-satellite computing resources.

Real number coding: Design of real number block codes, real number code detection and correction, wavelet codes, Kalman error-correcting methods, integer-valued coding including iterative decoding procedures.

Alexander Revzin

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/revzin
Research

Microfabrication and nanotechnology for manipulation and analysis of cellular systems; single cell manipulation; biosensors for monitoring activity of individual cells; combinatorial screening of cell-microenvironment interactions; BioMEMS; biomaterials; surface science.

Subhash Risbud

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/risbud
Research

Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Photonic and Electronic Materials, Quantum Dot Semiconductors, Amorphous Solids, Glasses and Ceramics. Materials Characterization by Electron and Optical spectroscopies, NMR, Raman, and other techniques.

William Ristenpart

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ristenpart
Research

My research is in complex fluids, with an emphasis on using advanced high-speed video techniques to extract quantitative measurements from complicated phenomena. My group strives to answer fundamental scientific questions about a variety of systems where the transport behavior is paramount. Recent topics include: electrocoalescence of charged droplets, shear-induced deformation of red blood cells, and electrically-induced aggregation of food colloids.

Stephen K. Robinson

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/robinson
Research

Turbulence flow physics and modeling, experimental techniques, instrumentation, 3D scientific visualization, applied aerodynamics, safety engineering and applied cognitive psychology.

David Rocke

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/rocke
Research

Statistical analysis of gene expression, proteomics, and metabolomics data; radiation biology: effects of low and moderate dose radiation on human skin; biomedical statistics; wound healing; formal models in international relations.

Phillip W. Rogaway

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/rogaway
Research

Cryptography.

Cindy Rubio Gonzalez

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Assistant ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/rubio
Research

Programming languages and software engineering, with a specific focus on program analysis. Her research aims to design and build tools to help developers write more reliable and efficient software. For her doctoral dissertation, she designed and applied static program analyses to find error-propagation bugs in large software systems. At UC Berkeley, Cindy led the development of dynamic program analysis tools to improve the performance of numerical programs.

Ron C. Runnebaum

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Assistant ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/runnebaum
Research

Dr. Runnebaum has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in Viticulture & Enology and in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. His research program aims to combine his interests in sustainable winemaking with his research background in nanomaterials, adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis, and reaction engineering. Winemaking-related projects include 1) Developing materials to capture CO2 and volatile organic compounds, especially from fermentation; 2) Developing fundamental understanding for the production of chemicals from winery waste streams; and 3) Designing solid-state materials for the replacement of solution-based treatments, particularly those that could improve sustainability. In addition, Dr. Runnebaum continues to investigate fundamental structure-activity relationships in chemical adsorption and reaction by nanomaterials, including zeolites and supported organometallic clusters.

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Leonor Saiz

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/saiz
Research

Computational and theoretical approaches to the study of biological networks at the cellular and molecular level. Multiscale and multilevel approaches to study biomolecular processes. Assembly of macromolecular complexes on DNA, membranes, and scaffols.  Statistical mechanics basis of gene regulation and signal transduction. Noise in cellular processes. In vivo biomolecular mechanics. Molecular biophysics: membranes, membrane associated proteins, and their interactions with small molecules and drugs.

Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn

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Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sarigul
Research

Finite element methods, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, biomechanics, and vibro-acoustics.

Michael A. Savageau

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/savageau
Research

Integrated behavior of organizationally complex systems, quantitative relationship of such behavior to its underlying molecular determinants, generic methods for mathematical and computer analysis of such systems, application of such methods to specific classes of cellular and molecular networks, biological design principles governing the organization of metabolic pathways and gene circuits, system robustness.

James Schaaf

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Continuing LecturerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/schaaf
Research

Creative and mechanical design, dynamics, kinematic geometry, and applied differential geometry.

S. Geoffrey Schladow

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ProfessorDirector, Tahoe Environmental Research CenterCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/gschladow
Research

Interaction between fluid transport and mixing processes with water quality in natural and engineered systems.  Examples of such systems include lakes, rivers, estuaries and mining pits.  Using a combination of field experimentation, detailed laboratory studies and numerical modeling, he is better quantifying the critical flux paths in these systems. The results of this work will lead to improved methods of managing and controlling our water resources.

Julie Schoenung

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ProfessorChemical Engineering and Materials ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/schoenung
Research

Nanostructured and ultrafine grained materials.  Green materials and green engineering design

Erkin Seker

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Assistant ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/seker
Research

Nanostructured materials, energy storage, high-throughput material characterization platforms, structure-property relationships in micro- and nano-scale, tissue-material and biomolecule-surface interactions, electrochemical biosensors, BioMEMS, microfluidic flow control schemes, multifunctional biomedical devices, drug delivery, neural electrodes.

Sabyasachi Sen

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sen

Mir Shafii

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Continuing LecturerBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/shafii
Research

Teaching Applied Biological Systems Technology (ABT) courses at Western Center for Agricultural Equipment (WCAE)

Priya Shah

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Assistant ProfessorChemical Engineering
Research

The Shah Lab uses viruses and engineering principles to perturb the autophagy network, which is responsible for recycling cellular components into primary biological building blocks. Autophagy is important for many processes, including viral infection and protein production, and dysfunction of autophagy is implicated in neurodegenerative diseases and aging. The insights we gain from studying and engineering the autophagy network will be useful to many areas of biology, medicine and biotechnology. We use complementary techniques of global proteomics, genetics, high-throughput sequencing, microscopy and synthetic biology.

Ben Shaw

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/shaw
Research

Optical Characterization of Groundwater Nitrate Levels; Soret Transport Effects on Liquid Fuel Combustion; Bi-Component Droplet Combustion in Reduced Gravity; Field-Assisted Combustion Synthesis in Reduced Gravity; Combustion of HAN-Based Monopropellant Droplets in Reduced Gravity; Visualization of Flows Inside Droplets; Combustion of Rectilinear Droplet Streams With and Without Wall Influences; Computational Modeling of Droplet Dynamics; Photonic Device for Measurement of Delineations of Vehicles on the Highway; Electrothermal Ramjet; Molten Salt Destruction of Waste Energetic Materials; Asymptotic Modeling of Aerosol Dynamics, Asymptotic Modeling of Structures of Electric Arcs; Combustion of Slurry Droplets with Nano-Sized Aluminum Particles; Measurement of Droplet Composition Changes using Fiber-Optic Spectroscopy.

Eduardo A. Silva

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/silva
Research

Our research focuses on the field of translation stem cell bioengineering. Our research aim is to develop new material platforms that enable one to control stem/progenitor cell trafficking in the body.

Scott I. Simon

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/simon
Research

Biomechanics of cells and tissues, neutrophil biology, vascular engineering, particularly with respect to inflammatory disease; fluorescence flow cytometry.

David Slaughter

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/slaughter
Research

Instrumentation and postharvest engineering for biological materials; packaging, handling, storage and transportation of agricultural commodities; nondestructive measurement of the quality and composition of biological materials; robotics, control and vision systems.

Masakazu Soshi

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Assistant ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/soshi
Research

Manufacturing systems and processes, CNC machine tools, mechanical and mechatronics design and analysis, high performance machining, CAD/CAM/CAE, production technologies

Daniel Sperling

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sperling
Research

Transportation planning and policy analysis; Environmental impact of motor vehicles.

Vivek J. Srinivasan

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ProfessorBiomedical Engineering
Research

Biophotonics technologies for basic and translational research and clinical diagnostics , neuroimaging, neurovascular coupling, cerebral blood flow and metabolism, in vivo functional optical imaging, light-tissue interactions.

Pieter Stroeve

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/stroeve
Research

Professor Stroeve conducts fundamental work on colloid and surface science, self-assembled monolayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, supramolecular structures on surfaces, supported lipid bilayers, transport in colloids and tissues, nanotechnology, bio-nanotechnology, lithium ion batteries, solar energy, and membrane separations.

Zhendong Su

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/su/
Research

My research interests span programming languages, software engineering, and computer security, focusing on developing methodologies, techniques and tools for improving software reliability & security and programming productivity.

N. Sukumar

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sukumar
Research

Computational solid mechanics, applied mathematics, finite elements and meshfree methods, fracture      mechanics, ab initio (Kohn-Sham equations of density functional theory) electronic-structure calculations,    computational geometry, level set and fast marching methods, convex optimization, parallel computing.

Julie L. Sutcliffe

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sutcliffe
Research

Development of novel imaging probes and chemistries for PET.

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Ilias Tagkopoulos

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Associate ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/tagkopoulos
Research

Our lab’s interests span a variety of topics related to evolutionary, synthetic and systems biology. We employ machine learning, graph theory, mathematical optimization, multiscale modeling and HPC simulation methods to address questions in these fields. Computational predictions are experimentally tested in our microbiology lab, where we perform laboratory evolution of microbial cultures, and we construct novel synthetic gene circuits for biotechnological applications.

Yayoi Takamura

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ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/takamura
Research

The development of next generation spintronic devices, sensors, and low temperature solid oxide fuel cells requires the development of materials with new functional properties not found in conventional bulk materials. A novel route involves harnessing the unexpected physical phenomena that result from the changes in structure and chemistry which occur over nanometer scales at surfaces and interfaces.

Cheemeng Tan

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Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/tan
Research

Cheemeng received his B.Eng. degree (first class honors) from National University of Singapore and his M.S. degree in High Performance Computing from Singapore-MIT Alliance. In 2005, he started his doctoral research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University., where he evolved into a hybrid computational and microbial biologist. His Ph.D. thesis focused on implications of bacterial growth on antibiotic treatment and synthetic gene circuits.

Spyros Tseregounis

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ProfessorChemical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/tseregounis
Research

Surface modifications and coatings to reduce friction, wear, and fretting of engineering components. Surface Characterization and Analysis for MEMS.  Exploring research directions and opportunities with an emphasis on creating, maintaining, and enhancing Corporate/University partnerships, joint projects, and technology exchange programs.

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Shrini K. Upadhyaya

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/upadhyaya
Research

Precision agriculture or SSCM, Sensor development, Instrumentation, Machinery design, Variability and mapping, GIS, Mathematical Modeling of biological and physical processes, Soil dynamics, Tillage, Traction, Soil compaction, and Infiltration and irrigation management

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Klaus van Benthem

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Associate ProfessorMaterials Science and EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/vanbenthem
Research

Klaus van Benthem is interested in the investigation of the functionalities of novel nano-materials. He uses electron microscopy tools to image nano-materials with atomic resolution and correlate their morphologies and atomic structures with nano-scale and macro-scale physical properties. His interests are also in the development of new strategies to investigate materials under more realistic environmental conditions, such as gas phases, liquids, electrical and mechanical fields, etc. His overall vision is the characterization of functional materials with atomic resolution under their anticipated working conditions, i.e., “at work”.

Case C.P. van Dam

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Warren and Leta Giedt ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/vandam
Research

We are actively involved in a variety of projects including wind tunnel testing of airfoils, wings, and wind energy conversion systems; computational fluid dynamic analysis of airfoils, wings, aircraft, and rotors; and full-scale aerodynamic testing of various systems.
We work closely with engineers and researchers of various companies and institutions on the above problems and this has resulted in long-term cooperative research, development & demonstration efforts with these groups and, subsequently, outstanding job opportunities for the graduates.
One project that is receiving significant recognition is the research on active control of the aerodynamic loads acting on wind turbine blades. Work in this area was initiated at UC Davis in the late 1990s and has now become a major field of research in Europe and the USA.

Jean Vandergheynst

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/vandergheynst
Research

Dr. VanderGheynst’s research addresses problems that involve the transformation, decomposition and conversion of plant biomass to products. Plants include dedicated crops and algae, food processing residues and urban and agricultural wastes.

Steve A. Velinsky

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/velinsky
Research

My research interests are in mechanical systems analysis and design. I have been involved in the analysis and design of a wide variety of systems including: wire ropes and cables, vehicles, air bearings, ballscrew mechanisms, eye surgery, and automated highway maintenance and construction machinery. I am Director of the Advanced Highway Maintenance & Construction Technology (AHMCT) Research Center at the University of California, Davis. The AHMCT Center is aimed at advancing the methods used for highway operations by incorporating advanced automation and robotics technologies for the purposes of improving safety and efficiency of these operations.

Stavros G. Vougioukas

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Associate ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/vougioukas
Research

Professor Vougioukas works in the area of mechanization and automation of specialty crops, focusing on the design, development, and testing of actuators, sensors and control systems for optimal management of inputs and products.

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Wesley W. Wallender

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Professor EmeritusBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/wallender
Research

Research includes modeling and measurement of precipitation- and irrigation-driven watersheds from submeter to kilometer scales. Specific subject matter interest includes water, energy and chemical transport for sustainable agroecosystems.

Anthony Wexler

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Distinguished ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Civil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/wexler
Research

Our research focuses on understanding the atmospheric processes that transport and transform particulate pollutants between their emission and their reception. Experimental, numerical, and theoretical approaches are employed. Focus is on urban and regional smog, and global climate change.

Jason White

Kent Wilken

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/wilken
Research

Professor Wilken works on compiler optimization, an important method for speeding up computer programs. Until recently finding exact solutions to important compiler optimizations such as instruction scheduling and register allocation was considered intractable. However our research has shown such optimizations can be solved exactly in reasonable time using methods from combinatorial optimization. The research is extremely practical (new techniques are built inside a real compiler) while being theoretically rigorous. The research includes an interesting blend of computer engineering and applied mathematics.

Jerry M. Woodall

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/woodall
Research

He invented, developed and published a breakthrough global scale “green” energy storage technology in which bulk aluminum rich alloys split both fresh water and salt water into hydrogen gas on demand, thus obviating the need to store and transport hydrogen.

Felix S. Wu

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ProfessorComputer ScienceWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/wu
Research

Professor Wu’s research focuses on social computing, information search and analytics, cyber security,  Internet architecture and protocols. The nature of his research is very “experimental”, meaning that he builds prototype systems and performs experiments to validate and evaluate new architectural concepts for the security of our Internet.

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Soichiro Yamada

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/yamada
Research

Cell-cell adhesion, cytoskeletal mechanics, tissue morphogenesis and cell motility in three-dimensional culture, high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, artificial cell membrane.

Kazuo Yamazaki

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ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/yamazaki
Research

Mechatronics, microprocess control of machines, CNC machine tool design and control, 3-D coordinate measurement and probing, CAD/CAM, sculptured surface machining, plastic injection molding, powder sintering, network based manufacturing automation integration.

Diego R. Yankelevich

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/yankelevich
Research

Intravascular Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Alternative Light Sources for Photoacustic Spectroscopy, Ultrashort Pulse Nonlinear Optical Microscopy, Sum Frequency Spectroscopy of Biological Compounds, Biological Imaging.

Yohei Yokobayashi

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ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/yokobayashi
Research

Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks. Protein and RNA engineering. Directed evolution. Biosensors.

S.J. Ben Yoo

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ProfessorElectrical and Computer EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/yoo
Research

Optical networks, heterogeneous networking, cognitive networking, optically-interconnected computing systems, optical networking systems, high-performance routers, photonic and electronic integration, integrated system on chip, nanophotonic devices, nanophotonic-electronic integration. Cyberinfrastructure, Future Internet, Computing of the Future, Healthcare Information Technology. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research interfacing nanotechnology and societal systems.

Thomas M. Young

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/young
Research

Contaminant fate and transport; Physical/chemical treatment processes; Environmental chemistry; Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater; Chemical alternatives assessment, Chemical lifecycle analysis

Bassam Younis

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/younis
Research

Computational and experimental hydraulics. Computational river mechanics. Turbulence modeling. Hydrodynamic loading on offshore structures. Water disinfection with UV light. Viscoelastic fluids in turbulent flows. Scalar transport in complex shear flows. Vortex shedding.

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H. Michael Zhang

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ProfessorCivil and Environmental EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/zhang
Research

Transportation systems operations, traffic flow theory, traffic control, dynamic traffic assignment, intelligent transportation systems.

Ruihong Zhang

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ProfessorBiological and Agricultural EngineeringWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/zhangr
Research

Bioenvironmental engineering. Treatment of agricultural and food wastes for pollution prevention and resource utilization; air quality control for animal and human environments; study of biological, physical, and chemical processing techniques for organic waste conversion and nutrient management; control of gaseous and particulate emissions from animal feedlots and food processing facilities.

Qing Zhao

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Katerina Ziotopoulou

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Assistant ProfessorWebsite: https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ziotopoulou
Research

Geotechnical earthquake engineering, constitutive modeling of soils, liquefaction effects, numerical modeling of soil-structure systems, laboratory testing.

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