Engineering

Suresh K. Aggarwal
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Ignition and combustion of multi-component fuel droplets and sprays; turbulent spray combustion; direct numerical simulations of shear layers; partially premixed flame structure; transient combustion phenomenon including flame-vortex interactions, passive/active control of two-phase processes, and emissions
Farhad Ansari
Professor and Department Head, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Structural engineering with emphasis in Structural Health Monitoring, smart sensors, nondestructive testing, integrated fiber optic sensors for condition monitoring of bridges, fiber optic acoustic emission sensors for real time monitoring of corrosion and fracture, development of MEMS based sensors for civil structural systems, optical fiber distributed sensor for post seismic monitoring of damaged structures, monitoring the state of repaired and strengthened structures, development of weigh-in-motion systems, image processing techniques for characterization of entrained air bubble system in concrete
Rodica Baranescu
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Research and development activities in low emission diesel engines for truck applications, simulation and modeling of combustion, emissions, fuels, processes and systems in diesel engines, evaluation and development of alternative fuels for heavy-duty engines
Kenneth Brezinsky
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering; Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
High temperature gas phase chemical kinetics related to combustion processes with special emphasis on environmental impact; combustion synthesis of non-oxide refractory materials
Kenneth Copenhaver
Research Engineer, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Development and application of hyperspectral sensors from multiple platforms including airborne, tripod and microscope to applied problems including agriculture, security and medical; the application of geospatial data to agricultural, environmental and bio-fuel concerns including land use, productivity, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions; the application of remotely sensed imagery for agriculture including projects which have led to reduced applications of nitrogen and other farm chemicals
Isabel F. Cruz
Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering
Databases, geographic information systems, semantic web, information visualization, and security, semantic data integration, ontology matching, geospatial interoperability, context-aware role based access control, privacy-preserving record linkage, personal information management, and semantic desktop
John J. Cuttica
Director, Energy Resources Center, College of Engineering
Energy and environmental sustainability, distributed generation, bio-energy, alternative energy sources
Sybil Derrible
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Assistant Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure planning, complex systems, infrastructure network design, network science, urban economics
Mitra Dutta
Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
Optoelectronics devices and novel quantum and nanoscale devices, optical characterization of optoelectronic devices and structures, wide band gap structures and devices, bio-optoelectronics
Siddhartha Ghosh
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Compound Semiconductors and Multifunctional Oxides, fabrication of high-performance optoelectronic devices, characterization HgCdTe detectors and avalanche photodiodes using state of the art noise and bandwidth measurement system, developing spintronic devices using nanowires and novel spin injectors
David He
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Failure and reliability analysis of manufacturing systems, equipment and process diagnosis and prognosis, statistical process control, agile manufacturing systems, scheduling and control for agile production and manufacturing, environmentally conscious manufacturing
Amid Khoudadoust
Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Environmental separations technologies; remediation of contaminated soils and sediments; biodegradation of PCBs in sediments; arsenic in fly ash
Andreas A. Linninger
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, College of Engineering
System design and analysis, advancing mathematical modeling and computational methods in process design and optimization, integrated design and control and systems biology
Leilah Lyons
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineerign
Educational software design, computer-supported collaborative learning, human-computer interaction for mobile devices, interactive museum exhibit design
Sudip Mazumder
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Fuel cells and alternative renewable energy systems 
Constantine M. Megaridis
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Fluid dynamic phenomena in carbon nanotubes, experimental diagnostics in micro/nanoscale systems, nanoparticle formation in high temperature flows, multiphase heat and mass transfer, nanoparticle colloidal suspensions, droplet and spray technologies, super-repellent coatings, superhydrophobicity, micro/nanofluidics
Sohail Murad
Professor and Department Head, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Classical and statistical thermodynamics
Krishna R. Reddy
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater; waste containment; groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling; beneficial reuse of waste and recycled materials
Karl J. Rockne
Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Active capping and contaminated sediment cleanup; biodegradation of hazardous pollutants; ecological and human health threat mapping in the Great Lakes; fate of brominated flame retardants; transport of organic contaminants in soil and sediment; micro-structure characterization of sediment, soil, and soot particles; soot transport to Great Lakes sediments/role of soot as vector for  semi-volatile organic pollutant transport
Michael Stroscio
Richard and Loan Hill Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Electrical, optical, and mechanical properties of nanostructures, quantum transport, solid state electronics and optoelectronics, phonons in nanostructures, theory of nanodevices, applications of nanoscale structures and devices in electrical engineering and bioengineering
Christos G. Takoudis
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Microelectronic materials and processing, heterogeneous catalysis and surface chemistry
Thomas L. Theis
Director, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes, the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances, interfacial reactions, subsurface contaminant transport, hazardous waste management, industrial pollution prevention, industrial ecology
Ouri Wolfson
Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering
Database systems, distributed systems, transaction processing, mobile computing
Bo Zou
Assistant Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering
Transportation systems analysis, transportation economics, planning and policy, sustainable transportation, infrastructure asset management, air transportation, port management and waterborne shipping

 
 
 
 
 

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