Mark M. Rashid
Computational solid mechanics; Large-deformation finite element methodology.
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.
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.
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
Turbulence flow physics and modeling, experimental techniques, instrumentation, 3D scientific visualization, applied aerodynamics, safety engineering and applied cognitive psychology.
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
Cindy Rubio Gonzalez
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
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.