University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering



Faculty


 

Reza AbbaschianReza Abbaschian
William R. Johnson, Jr. Family Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

WCH Suite 446
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-6374
E-mail: rabba@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Materials processing, solidification including low-gravity experiments, crystal growth, functionally graded composites, and diamond processing

 

Guillermo AguilarGuillermo Aguilar
Professor and Department Chair

Bourns Hall A345
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-7717
E-mail: gaguilar@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Cryogen Spray Cooling, Medical Lasers and Transport Phenomena for Biomedical Applications

 

Sinisa CohSinisa Coh
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A323
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3375
E-mail: sinisa.coh@ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Computational materials theorist working on nanostructures, complex oxides, layered materials, topological insulators, superconductors, and optical properties of materials.

 

Shane CybartShane Cybart
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall  
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-TBD
E-mail:
Research Website
Research: High-transition temperature Josephson devices; Superconducting electronics; Multiferroic and magnetic oxides; Oxide electronic devices for a diverse range of applications.

 

Elisa FrancoElisa Franco
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A311
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2442
E-mail: efranco@engr.ucr.edu
Research: Biological feedback processes. Analysis, design and synthesis of robust biochemical networks. In vitro molecular circuits and control systems

 

Javier GarayP. Alex Greaney
Assistant Professor

Materials Science & Engineering 339
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2884
E-mail: agreaney@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: focused on using computation and theory to understand the fundamental structure-property relationships in materials. His group’s research encompasses thermal properties of materials, mechanical properties, functional nanostructures materials, and computational design of materials. This research is aimed at solving societally impactful problems of energy conversion, energy storage, and clean water. Currently the group is researching gecko adhesion, battery materials, photocatalysis, creep in superalloys, thermal transport in molecular framework materials, and design of shape-shifting materials

 

Heejung JungHeejung Jung
Associate Professor

Bourns Hall A357
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2262
E-mail: heejung@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Aerosol

 

Sandeep KumarSandeep Kumar
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A305
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5832
E-mail: skumar@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website                                  Research: His current research interests include Spin mediated thermal transport in semiconductor and ferromagnetic thin films,  Spin-Phonon interactions and enhanced spin-Seebeck effect, Spin wave characterization in ferromagnetic thin films and Thermal transport in dilute ferromagentic semiconductors.

 

Sandeep KumarChen Li
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A321
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5842
E-mail: chen.li@ucr.edu
Research Website                                  Research: Geophysics. Structure and transportation properties of energy materials under high pressure with diamond anvil cell (DAC) together using Raman, X-ray, and neutron scattering techniques.

 

Lorenzo MangoliniLorenzo Mangolini
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor

Bourns Hall A307
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5872
E-mail: lmangolini@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Development of devices based on nanostructured materials for the solution of energy-related issues. Characterization of nano-materials. Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) synthesis of nanostructures and semiconductor quantum dots. Advanced process characterization and modeling of gas-phase reactive systems

 

Lorenzo MangoliniSuveen Mathaudhu
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor

Bourns Hall A325
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4414
E-mail: smathaudhu@engr.ucr.edu 
Research Website
Specific areas of interest include 1) ultrafine-grained and nano structured materials, 2) processing and consolidation of non-equilibrium and metastable particulate materials, 3) microstructural optimization of lightweight/high-specific strength metals and refractory metals, 4) tailored nanocrystalline microstructures with high thermal and mechanical stability, 5) fundamental physics of deformation  in nanostructured metallic alloys, 6) high-rate mechanical response of fine-grained materials, and 7) computational materials simulation and design

 

Javier GarayMonica Martinez-Ortiz 
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A313
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3373
E-mail: monicamo@engr.ucr.edu 
Research Website
Research: Fluid mechanics, oceanography and biology. Biological fluid dynamics, turbulence and two-phase flows

 

Cengiz OzkanCengiz Ozkan
Professor

Bourns Hall A305
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5016
E-mail: cozkan@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Nanomaterials synthesis and processing; graphene, III-V and II-VI materials; energy storage and photovoltaic devices; nanoelectronics; nanopatterning for beyond CMOS

 

Fabio PasqualettiFabio Pasqualetti
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A309
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-xxxx
E-mail: fabiopas@engr.ucr.edu
Personal Website
Research: multi-agent, large-scale, and networked systems, such as power grids, water distribution networks, and cooperative robotic systems

 

Marko PrincevacMarko Princevac
Professor 

Bourns Hall A359
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2445
E-mail: marko@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Fundamental and Applied Fluid Mechanics Research, the Application of Fundamental Turbulence Concepts to Studies in Environmental Flows

 

Masaru P. RaoMasaru P. Rao
Associate Professor

Bourns Hall A313
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-5870
E-mail: mprao@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Development and application of novel micro/nanofabrication methods and materials for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and biomedical microdevices

 

Tom StahovichTom Stahovich
Professor 

Bourns Hall A349
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-7719
E-mail: stahov@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Design, Artificial Intelligence, pen-based computing, sketch-understanding, and human-computer interaction

 

Hideaki TsutsuiHideaki Tsutsui
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A315
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2444
E-mail: htsutsui@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Biomedical microdevices. Stem cell engineering. Three-dimensional micro/nano fabrication. Bio-inspired self-assembly

 

Kambiz VafaiKambiz Vafai
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bourns Hall A363
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2135
E-mail: vafai@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Transport Through Porous Media, Multiphase Transport, Natural Convection in Complex Configurations, Analysis of Porous Insulations, Heat Flux Applications, Free Surface Flows, Unconventional Heat Pipes, and Power Electronics, Transport Through Biological Membranes, Mine Detection

 

Akula VenkatramAkula Venkatram
Professor

Bourns Hall A343
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2195
E-mail: venky@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Comprehensive Modeling of Systems Governing Air Quality, Theoretical Aspects of Small-Scale Dispersion, Application of Micrometeorology to Dispersion Problems, Development of Simplified Models for Complex Systems

 

Javier GarayRichard Wilson
Assistant Professor

Bourns Hall A319
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-3374
E-mail: rwilson@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Electronic, magnetic, and thermal transport phenomena

 

Guanshui XuGuanshui Xu
Professor

Bourns Hall A361
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2497
E-mail: gxu@engr.ucr.edu
Research Website
Research: Mechanics, Material, and Geophysics with an emphasis on Analytical and Computational Modeling, and their Scientific and Engineering Applications

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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