UCLA MAE Faculty
|Mohamed Abdou, Ph.D.
|Fusion, nuclear, and mechanical engineering design, testing, and system analysis, thermomechanics; thermal hydraulics; neutronics, plasma-material interactions; blankets and high heat flux components; experiments, modeling and analysis.|
|Oddvar Bendiksen, Ph.D.
|Classical and computational aeroelasticity, structural dynamics and unsteady aerodynamics.|
|Greg Carman, Ph.D.
|Nanoscale Multiferroic materials, piezoelectric materials, magnetostrictive materials, thin film shape memory alloys, fiber optic sensors.|
|Albert Carnesale, Ph.D.
UCLA Chancellor Emeritus
Professor of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
|Public policy issues having substantial scientific and technological dimensions, including national security strategy, arms control, nuclear proliferation, the effects of technological change on foreign and defense policy, domestic and international energy issues, and higher education.
|Ivan Catton, Ph.D.
|Heat transfer and fluid mechanics, transport phenomena in porous media, nucleonics heat transfer and thermal hydraulics, natural and forced convection, thermal/hydrodynamic stability, turbulence.|
|Yong Chen, Ph.D.
|Nanofabrication. Nanoscale electronic materials and devices. Micro-Nano electronic/optical/bio/mechanical systems. Ultra-scale spatial and temporal characterization.|
|Pei-Yu Chiou, Ph.D.
|Biophotonics, nanophotonics, BioMEMS/NEMS, electrokinetics, microfluidics and biofluidics, guided self-assembly, high throughput single cell analysis.|
|Vijay Dhir, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
|Two-phase heat transfer, boiling and condensation, thermal and hydrodynamic stability, thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors, microgravity heat transfer, soil remediation.|
|Jeff Eldredge, Ph.D.
|Fluid mechanics and acoustics, interaction of fluid flow and sound, control of acoustically-driven instabilities, and fluid particle-based computational techniques.|
|Rajit Gadh, Ph.D.
|Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Wireless Internet of Artifacts, Reconfigurable Wireless Sensing and Networking Systems, Wireless Multimedia Architectures, Smart Grid, Wireless Sensing and Cloud Computing for Demand Response and for Electric Vehicle Energy Aggregation in Smart Grid, CAD/CAM/VR/Visualization.|
|Nasr Ghoniem, Ph.D.
|Damage and Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design; Mechanics and Physics of Material Defects (point defects, dislocations, voids and cracks); Material Degradation in Severe Environments (e.g. Nuclear, Fusion, Rocket Engines, etc.); Plasma and Laser Processing; Materials Non-equilibrium, Pattern formation and Instability Phenomena; Radiation Interaction with Materials (neutrons, electrons, particles, laser & photons).|
|Steven Gibson, Ph.D.
|Control and identification of dynamical systems. Optimal and adaptive control of distributed systems, including flexible structures and fluid flows. Adaptive filtering, identification, and noise cancellation.|
|Dan M. Goebel, Ph.D.
|Electric propulsion, high efficiency ion and Hall thrusters, cathodes, high voltage engineering, microwave devices and microwave communications, pulsed power.|
|Vijay Gupta, Ph.D.
|Experimental mechanics, fracture of engineering solids, mechanics of thin films and interfaces, failure mechanisms and characterization of composite materials, ice mechanics, use of high frequency laser-generated acoustic pulses for dissociation of intercellular and cell-to-Ti bonds for the treatment of arrhythmias and development of efficient titanium implants.|
|Thomas Hahn, Ph.D.
|Multifunctional composites, nanocomposites, nanomanufacturing, energy harvest/storage systems.|
|Chih-Ming Ho, Ph.D.
|Combinatorial drug therapeutics, Bio-molecular diagnostics, Feedback System Control (FSC) technique, Micro/Nano-electro-Mechanical-Systems, Microfluidics, Turbulence.|
|Dennis Hong, Ph.D.
|Humanoids & Bipedal Robots, Robot Locomotion & Manipulation, Soft Actuators, Robotic Platforms, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Design, Kinematics & Mechanisms.
|Jonathan B. Hopkins, Ph.D.
|Design, analysis, and fabrication of sophisticated flexible structures that possess extraordinary capabilities.|
|Yongjie Hu, Ph.D.
|Heat transfer and electron transport in nanostructures, interfaces & packaging. Thermal, electronic, optoelectronic, thermoelectric devices and systems. Energy conversion, storage and thermal management. Ultrafast optical spectroscopy and high-frequency electronics. Nanomaterials design, processing and manufacturing.|
|Tetsuya Iwasaki, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs
|Neuronal control mechanism of animal locomotion, nonlinear oscillators, and robust/nonlinear control theory and its applications to mechanical, aerospace, and electrical systems.|
|Y. Sungtaek Ju, Ph.D.
|Micro- and nanoscale thermosciencs, energy, bioMEMS/NEMS, nanofabrication.|
|Ann Karagozian, Ph.D.
|Fluid mechanics and combustion, with applications to improved engine efficiency, reduced emissions, alternative fuels, and advanced high speed air breathing and rocket propulsion systems.|
|Pirouz Kavehpour, Ph.D.
|Microfluidics and biofluidics, biofuel cells, cardiovascular flow, complex fluids, interfacial physics, micro-tribology, non-isothermal flows, drug delivery systems, and artificial organs.|
|Chang-Jin Kim, Ph.D.
|Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), surface-tension-based microactuation, nanotechnology for surface control, microdevices including microfluidic applications, full spectrum of micromachining technologies.|
|John Kim, Ph.D.
|Numerical simulation of transitional and turbulent flows, turbulence and heat-transfer control, numerical algorithms for computational physics.|
|William Klug, Ph.D.
|Computational structural and solid mechanics, computational biomechanics, and micro/nanomechanics of biological systems.|
|Les M. Lackman, Ph.D.
|Mechanics of composite materials.|
|Adrienne Lavine, Ph.D.
|Solar thermal energy storage, thermal energy harvesting, thermal control of nanoscale manufacturing, thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloys, thermal aspects of manufacturing processes including machining and plasma thermal spray.|
|Xiaochun Li, Ph.D.
|Scifacturing (science-driven manufacturing as the next level of manufacturing), interdisciplinary areas of innovative manufacturing and materials processing, Solid Freeform Fabrication (Additive Manufacturing), nanoscience and nanotechnology, laser micro/nano materials processing, and process/system integration.|
|K. N. Liou, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
|Atmospheric radiative transfer, remote sensing of clouds and aerosols, and climate/clouds-aerosols research.|
|Chris Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair for Industrial Relations
|Ferroelectric materials including experimental characterization of constitutive behavior under multiaxial loading.|
|Robert M'Closkey, Ph.D.
|Nonlinear control theory and design with application to mechanical and aerospace systems, real-time implementation.|
|Ajit Mal, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs
|Mechanics of solids, fractures and failure, wave propagation, nondestructive evaluation, composite materials, structural health monitoring, biomechanics.|
|Webb Marner, Ph.D.
|Thermal sciences, system design.|
|Anthony Mills, Ph.D.
|Convective heat and mass transfer, condensation heat transfer, turbulent flows, ablation and transpiration cooling, perforated plate heat exchangers.|
|Neil Morley, Ph.D.
|Magnetohydrodynamics of free surface and closed channel liquid metal flows in strong magnetic fields and with complex geometries.|
|Laurent Pilon, Ph.D.
|Radiation transfer, applied optics, interfacial and transport phenomena, nanostructured materials for energy applications such as pyroelectric energy conversion, energy storage systems, photosynthetic production of biofuels.|
|Jacob Rosen, Ph.D.
|Biorobotics; Human centered robotics, medical robotics (surgery and rehabilitation), wearable robotics (exoskeleton), teleoperation, haptics and virtual reality, biomechanics, neuromuscular control, and human-machine interfaces.|
|Veronica Santos, Ph.D.
|Human-machine systems, robotics, prosthetics, tactile sensors, haptics, hand biomechanics, neural control of movement, stochastic modeling, and clinical applications of biomechanical modeling.|
|Abdon Sepulveda, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
|Multidisciplinary structural and system optimization, finite elements, reliability, alternative analysis, control systems, nanoscale multiferroic materials, piezoelectric materials, energy harvesting, energy storage.|
|Robert Shaefer, Ph.D.
|Model development for FW surface roughening, measurement of tungsten armor, modeling of helium implantation in SiC.|
|Neil Siegel, Ph.D.
|Analysis of major elements of systems engineering processes; system life-cycles.|
|Jason L. Speyer, Ph.D.
|Stochastic and deterministic optimal control and estimation with application to aerospace systems; guidance, flight control, and flight mechanics.|
|Tsu-Chin Tsao, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
|Modeling and control of dynamic systems with applications in mechanical systems, manufacturing processes, automotive systems, and energy systems, digital control; repetitive and learning control, adaptive and optimal control, mechatronics.|
|Gopinath Warrier, Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor
|Near-critical heat transfer, phase-change heat transfer and multiphase flows.|
|Richard Wirz, Ph.D.
|Electric and micro propulsion, low temperature plasma and plasma discharges, spacecraft and space mission design, alternative energy generation and storage.|
|Xiaolin Zhong, Ph.D.
|Computational fluid dynamics; hypersonic flows, development of new very high-order numerical methods; numerical simulation of hypersonic boundary layer receptivity, stability, and transition; numerical simulation of real-gas hypersonic flow; development of high-order immersed interface method for flow simulations; DNS of strong shock interaction with turbulence; numerical simulation studies of wave energy harvesting devices.|