University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Materials Properties and Processing

Reza Abbaschian

Reza Abbaschian, Distinquished Professor, Dean, College of Engineering

The Role of Interfaces on the Processing and/or Properties of Material

  • Solidification and materials processing
  • High temperature intermetallics and composites
  • High temperature-high pressure growth of diamond single crystals
Javier Garay

Javier Garay,
Associate Professor

Advanced Materials Processing and Synthesis Lab

  • Materials processing
  • Materials synthesis
  • Property-structure relationships
Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Professor

Multi-physics Lab

  • 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.

Lorenzo Mangolini

Lorenzo Mangolini, Assistant Professor

Synthesis and Material Characterization

  • Synthesis of novel materials with emphasis on nanostructures
  • Material characterization
  • Process engineering with emphasis on non-thermal plasma synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Modeling of gas-phase and plasma reactive systems
  • Development of devices based on nanostructured materials
Cengiz Ozkan

Cengiz Ozkan, Professor

Biomaterials and Nanotechnology Laboratory

  • Self assembled nanoelectronics
  • Hierarchical nanomanufacturing
Masaru Rao

Masaru Rao,
Assistant Professor

Biomedical Microdevices Laboratory

  • Novel micro/nanofabrication methods & materials
Guanshui Xu

Guanshui Xu,

Emissions, Air Quality, and Nanoparticle Synthesis

  • Solid mechanics
  • Earthquake mechanics

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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