Masakazu Soshi

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

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

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

Vivek J. Srinivasan

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ProfessorBiomedical Engineering

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

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/

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

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

Development of novel imaging probes and chemistries for PET.


Ilias Tagkopoulos

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

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

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

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

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.


Shrini K. Upadhyaya

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

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


Klaus van Benthem

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Wesley W. Wallender

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

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

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

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