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.
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.
Soft condensed matter; surface science & interfacial engineering; molecular self-assembly and biomolecular materials.
Jae Wan Park
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.
Vascular inflammation, endothelial mechanobiology, hemodynamics, pathology of atherosclerosis, diabetes, dyslipidemia
RF IC and transceiver design; RF/Microwave/Millimeter Wave multi-chip organic module and package design; phased-array antennas; wireless sensors.
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.
Our group is investigating rheology, biorheology, ultrasonics and suspension mechanics.
Molecular imaging, signal and image processing, image reconstruction, image quality evaluation, system modeling and optimization, inverse problems.
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.