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Faculty Stories

  • Lance Collins Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, Breaking rules to see things differently
  • Craig Fennie Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics, Breaking rules to advance engineering science 
  • Ephrahim Garcia Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Breaking rules to push the limits of imagination  
  • Julius Lucks Professor of Chemical Engineering, Breaking rules to advance engineering science
  • Darrell Schlom Chair of Materials Science and Engineering Dept., Breaking rules to rethink research hypotheses 
  • David Schneider Lecturer in Systems Engineering, Breaking rules to apply theories to immediate problems
  • Robert Shepherd Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Breaking rules to push the limits of imagination
  • Monroe Weber-Shirk Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Breaking rules to make the world a better place
  • Julie Nucci Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Breaking rules to improve K-12 education
  • Ulrich (Uli) Wiesner Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Breaking rules to fight cancer
  • Michael King Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Breaking rules to fight cancer in new ways
  • Ankur Singh  Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Breaking rules to engineer the human immune system
  • Bruce Land  Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Breaking rules to help students make great things happen
  • Katie Keranen   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Breaking rules to inject science into policy debates
  • Christopher Batten    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sweating the details to make it right
  • Damian Helbling   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Changing the way we look at water
  • Greg McLaskey  Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Breaking rules (and rocks) to understand earthquakes
  • David Hysell   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  Unraveling the mysteries of the ionosphere
  • Patrick Reed  Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Questioning the status quo to explore new ideas
  • Matthew Pritchard  Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  Seeing the Earth differently to improve volcano forecasting
  • Toby Ault  Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  Testing climate models to make them better
  • Linda Nozick   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Using math to explain the unexplainable
  • Tobias Hanrath   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  Breaking down boundaries between academics and industry
  • Ricardo Daziano   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  Breaking rules to expand the field of civil engineering
  • Ruth Richardson  Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Befriending microbes to make a cleaner environment 
  • Sara C. Pryor   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,   Using data to create actionable climate projections
  • John Thompson   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  Breaking rules to bring people together in the 'radical middle' 
  • Matt DeLisa   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  Breaking rules to revolutionize vaccine production
  • Jan Lammerding   Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  Breaking rules to collaborate across disciplines and fight disease
  • Nozomi Nishimura   Professor of Biomedical Engineering,   Inventing new ways to see inside living tissue
  • Chris Xu   Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics,  Shattering expectations to learn about the brain
  • Roseanna N. Zia   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  Breaking new ground to explain the behavior of complex fluids
  • Lena Kourkoutis   Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics,  Breaking rules to see below (and at) the surface
  • Jonathan Butcher   Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  Understanding the heart's microenvironment to engineer healthy cardiovascular tissue
  • Claudia Fischbach   Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  Breaking down barriers to learn more about cancer
  • Gregory Fuchs  Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics,  Controlling electrons in a whole new way
  • Shane Henderson   Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering,  Using math to improve life
  • Frank Wise   Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics,   Following his curiosity and improving medical technology
  • Joel Brock   Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics,  Director of CHESS,  Using x-rays to understand the world
  • Jack Muckstadt   Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering,   Breaking rules to solve problems
  • Peter Frazier   Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering,  Creating models to help people make better choices
  • Andreea Minca   Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering,  Asking questions to manage risk
  • David Shmoys   Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering,   Embracing complexity to solve difficult problems
  • Daniel Selva   Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,  Combining humans and computers to make better systems
  • Peter Diamessis   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Breaking rules to see deeper
  • Abe Strook   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,   Using plants to learn more about water and human tissue engineering
  • Christopher Kemper Ober  Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,   Creating new materials to make a better future
  • Rick Johnson  Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Breaking rules to create a new field of study
  • Susan Daniel  Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Breaking rules to see things more clearly
  • Jose Martinez  Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Breaking rules to reimagine computer architecture
  • Chris Alabi   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,   Breaking rules to improve drug discovery and delivery
  • Joe Skovira  Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Embedding systems to make things work better
  • Christoph Studer   Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Doing things differently to improve wireless communications
  • Paulette Clancy   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  Taking risks and solving real-world problems
  • Lynden Archer   Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  Challenging conventional thought to make better batteries
  • Matthew Paszek, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,  Breaking rules to learn more about cancer cells
  • Terry Jordan   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  Breaking barriers to learn more about shale
  • Natalie Mahowald  Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences    Breaking new ground to model the atmosphere
  • Susan Riha  Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  Modeling plant-soil-atmosphere interactions to solve global problems
  • Geoff Abers   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,   Seeing the invisible to better understand volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Matthew Reid   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Engineering ecosystems to protect water quality
  • John Albertson   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Building a bridge from raw data to decision makers
  • David Kammer   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Taking a closer look at friction
  • Samitha Samaranayake   Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Using data to create transportation solutions
  • Rowena Lohman   Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,   Developing new ways to see under the surface
  • Frances Vanek    Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering,   Returning home, to focus on sustainability
  • Iwijn de Vlaminck   Professor of Biomedical Engineering,   Breaking rules to create new diagnostic tools
  • Guillaume Lambert    Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics,   Pushing boundaries to better understand complex bacterial behaviors
  • Steven Adie  Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  Breaking rules to create unique imaging capabilities