Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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Newly-hired faculty



Angelia Nedic
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
Electrical Engineering

Ram Pendyala
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1992
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Professors

Treavor Boyer
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tony Y. Hu
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2009
Biomedical Engineering

Jamie Tyler
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2003
Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professors

Yan Chen
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013

Erin Chiou
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
Human Systems Engineering

Adolfo Escobedo
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2016
Industrial Engineering

Christian Hoover
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2012
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Laura Hosman
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2006

Robert LiKamWa
Ph.D., Rice University, 2016
Electrical Engineering

Guiseppe Mascaro
Ph.D., University of Cagliari (Italy), 2008
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Thaddeus Miller
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008

Qiong (Eric) Nian
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2015
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Anamitra Pal
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2014
Electrical Engineering

Giulia Pedrielli
Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano (Italy), 2013
Industrial Engineering

Sydney Schaefer
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008
Biomedical Engineering

Chao Wang
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011
Electrical Engineering

Yezhou Yang
Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 2015
Computer Science and Engineering

Sze Zheng Yong
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Yu (Tony) Zhang
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012
Computer Science and Engineering


H. John DeLugt

Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Software Engineering

Srinavas Kosaraju
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2009
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Alexandra Mehlhase
Ph.D., Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), 2015
Software Engineering

Jay Patel
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Robert Rucker
Information Technology

Professors of Practice

Luis Bocanegra
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Shamala Chickamenahalli
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1995
Electrical Engineering


Daniel Aukes, Ph.D., Stanford University

Heni Ben Amor, Ph.D., Technical University Freiberg, Germany, and Osaka University, Japan

Otakuye Conroy-Ben, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Mo Ebrahimkhani, M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Julianne Holloway, Ph.D., Drexel University

Feng Ju, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Samira Kiani, M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Hyunglae Lee, Ph.D., MIT

Qin Lei, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Jeremi London, Ph.D., Purdue University

Hamid Marvi, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Brent Nannenga, Ph.D., University of Washington

Paolo Papotti, Ph.D., Università Roma Tre, Italy

Ted Pavlic, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Francois Perreault, Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Panagiotis Polygerinos, Ph.D., King’s College, London

Jiangchao Qin, Ph.D., Purdue University

Jorge Sefair, Ph.D., University of Florida

Giorgios Trichopoulos, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Wenlong Zhang, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Ming Zhao, Ph.D., University of Florida

Shuguang Deng, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Richard King, Ph.D., Stanford University


Ruben Acuna, Lecturer, M.S., Arizona State University

Steve Cho, Lecturer, Ph.D., University of Michigan; MBA, UCLA

Michael, Clough, Lecturer, M.S., Arizona State University

Gregory Files, Lecturer, M.S., South University – MS

Usha Jagannathan, Lecturer, MCA, Bharathiar University, India

Cheryl Jennings, Lecturer, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Chad Kennedy, Lecturer, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Joshua Loughman, Lecturer, M.S., Arizona State University

Shankar Ramakrishnan, Lecturer, M.S., Arizona State University

Justin Selgrad, Lecturer, M.S., Washington University in St. Louis

David Taylor, Lecturer, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Michael Van Auker, Lecturer, J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law; Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Katherine Wallmueller, Lecturer, M.A.S, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daniel B. White, Lecturer, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marnie Wong, Lecturer, M.S., Arizona State University

Professor of Practice

Thomas, Roberts, POP, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Abdel Rahman, Shuaib, POP, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Steven Ayer, Ph.D.
Architectural Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Ayer’s research focuses on leveraging mobile computing technologies to improve the way buildings are designed and access to building information, as well as how students are educated about engineering and construction principles.

David Brafman, MBA and Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Brafman’s current research is attempting to use human pluripotent stem cells and bioengineering methods to model and treat a variety of diseases and disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and cardiovascular disease. He is co-founder of MicroStem, a San Diego-based company developing screening tools for stem cell research.

John Brunhaver II, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Brunhaver’s area of expertise is computer architecture, which focuses on the design of energy-efficient computer hardware to address modern power and energy constraints. Other expertise include embedded systems, mobile computing, VLSI and graphics. Brunhaver has presented work at the Design and Automation Conference and the High Performance Graphics Conference.

Samantha BrunhaverPh.D. candidate
Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Brunhaver investigates the early career pathways of engineers to better prepare and retain engineers and strengthen the American technical workforce. She develops and evaluates new pedagogical tools for improving student learning in statics and mechanics, and has been involved in K-12 outreach with Girl Scouts, Mathcounts and FIRST LEGO League.

Oswald Chong, Ph.D.
Civil Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Chong’s research focuses on clustering, modeling and disseminating sustainable engineering knowledge; and understanding and modeling the degradation and recovery processes of materials, infrastructure and systems. He was previously an associate professor at the University of Kansas.

Adam Doupé, Ph.D.
Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Doupé’s research focuses on cyber security for web applications. Doupé developed the “Capture the Flag” live educational security competition that attracted over 1,300 individuals in 2013.

Heather Emady, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering
Purdue University

Emady’s research encompasses particulate process and product design. She has done postdoctoral work in Procter & Gamble’s Microstructured Fluids group, as well as in Rutgers University’s Catalyst Manufacturing Science and Engineering Consortium (CMSEC) and the Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (ERC-SOPS).

Robert David Gray, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology
York University, Canada

Gray’s research interests are in perceptual-motor control with a particular emphasis on the demanding actions involved in driving, aviation and sports. He recently served as an associate professor in perception and action in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Matthew Green, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering
Virginia Tech

Green worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware. His research is focused on the design and synthesis of ion-containing block copolymers for high performance water purification membranes and innovative biomedical immunostimulatory therapeutics.

Jingrui He, Ph.D.
Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

He analyzes “big data” — particularly rarity and heterogeneity — using statistical machine learning and data mining techniques.She was an assistant professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and has filed eight patents. She led the second-place team at the 2010 IEEE ICDM Contest on Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation.

Ximin He, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge

He’s research focuses smart materials, organic optoelectronics, and biologically inspired engineering technologies. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. She has a number of pending U.S./U.K. patents.

Owen Hildreth, Ph.D. 
Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Hildreth brings five years of industry experience designing consumer products. His research focuses on scalable 3-D nanofabrication utilizing ElectroHydroDynamic (EHD) printing, low-temperature, vapor-phase deposition, Metal-assisted Chemical Etching (MaCE), and other techniques.

Claire Honeycutt, Ph.D. 
Georgia Institute of Technology

Honeycutt’s research focuses on the neural control of balance, reaching and grasp in order to increase mobility, decrease falls and enhance functional arm control. She received a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award to investigate key factors contributing to falls in stroke survivors and developing task-specific training paradigms that decrease falls.

Sharon Hsiao, Ph.D. 
Information Science
University of Pittsburgh

Hsiao’s research focuses on social systems for personalized learning. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Columbia University EdLab and has developed and tested novel approaches for incorporating adaptive and social networking systems into online learning.

Jaewon Jang, Ph.D. 
Geotechnical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jang’s research interests include energy-related geotechnics such as methane hydrate production, geological CO2 sequestration, and nanoparticle application for energy recovery. Jang believes that education is the most powerful solution to building a sustainable world. Most recently, he was an assistant professor at Wayne State University.

Nadia Kellam, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina

Kellam joins ASU from the University of Georgia where she was an associate professor. Her research expertise is in the areas of engineering education research and complex systems. She is also a national medalist in freestyle skydiving.

Richard Kiehl, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
Purdue University

Kiehl’s research interests include electronic devices and integrated circuits based on heterostructures, nanostructures and molecular systems, novel concepts for nanoscale electronic devices and circuits, and fabrication by directed self-assembly techniques. At the University of Minnesota, he fostered interdepartmental collaborations, and was a professor and department chair at UC Davis.

Klaus S. Lackner, Ph.D. 
Heidelberg University, Germany

Lackner was the Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute. His research interests include closing the carbon cycle by capturing carbon dioxide from the air, carbon sequestration and geo-engineering.

Thurmon Lockhart, Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering
Texas Tech University

Lockhart was a professor of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research focuses the identification of injury mechanisms and quantification of sensorimotor deficits associated with aging and neurological disorders on fall accidents. Lockhart is the editor of Ergonomics.

Fengbo Ren, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

Ren’s research focuses on embedded systems, signal processing and nanodevices for healthcare, ubiquitous computing and energy applications. Ren received the Best Poster Award at the 2011 Western Institute of Nanoelectronics Annual Research Review. He has two patents, one of which has been licensed to a startup.

Yi “Max” Ren, Ph.D. 
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Ren’s academic specialty is design optimization, preference modeling and active (machine) learning. His current research interests revolve around collaborative human-machine interactions for design crowdsourcing.

Mohamed Sarwat, Ph.D. 
Computer Science
University of Minnesota

Sarwat is interested in developing highly effective, efficient and scalable systems, as well as establishing the theoretical foundation behind these systems. He developed a scalable personalized recommender system with has been downloaded over 4,000 times this year and has received a best paper award.

Anna Scaglione, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
Sapienza–Università di Roma, Italy

Scaglione’s research interests include intelligent infrastructure, network science and RF communications and signal processing. Scaglione received the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award. She is currently a visiting professor at Stanford University, and has been associate professor at Cornell University and professor at UC Davis.

Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D.
Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park

Prior to joining ASU, Shakarian spent three years at the U.S. Military Academy and has received multiple military awards including a Bronze Star. He has developed software currently in use by police departments utilizing social data analysis to fight violent street gangs.

Barbara Smith, Ph.D. 
Biomedical Engineering
Colorado State University

Smith’s research in molecular, cellular and tissue bioengineering focuses on innovating point-of-care diagnostics for use in the developing world. She is currently in India managing a new start-up company that develops low-cost, simple solutions to meet emerging needs in global healthcare. She served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

William “Jamie” Tyler, Ph.D.
Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tyler’s research focuses on brain stimulation therapies useful in managing a host of neurological diseases. In 2012, he received a McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award. He was an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and is the co-founder of Thync, Inc..

Hanghang TongPh.D.
Machine Learning
Carnegie Mellon University

Tong’s research interest lies in mining graphs and multimedia in the context of “big data.” His graph mining algorithms have been or being deployed in industries, leading to more than 20 U.S. patents and about $15M in funded projects. Most recently, Tong was an assistant professor at City College, CUNY.

Sefaattin Tongay, Ph.D. 
University of Florida

Tongay was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in synthesis, electrical, magnetic, thermal, mechanical properties of two-dimensional materials and applications based on these materials addressing the challenges in optoelectronics, clean energy, photovoltaics, healthcare and national security.

Qing Hua Wang, Ph.D.
Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University

Wang conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research is focused on understanding and controlling the fundamental structure and properties of 2-D nanomaterials for applications in electronics, sensing and energy.

Yu Yao, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering
Princeton University

Yao comes to ASU from Harvard University where she was a postdoctoral fellow. Her research research interests are focused on the development of novel optic and optoelectronic devices based nanostructures, plasmonics, graphene and other 2-D materials for biomedical sensing, communication and energy applications.

Yuji Zhao, Ph.D. 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Zhao has expertise in both research and teaching of III-nitride/wide bandgap materials and devices for semiconductor, photonic and photovoltaics—materials, devices, modeling and processing and energy applications. Zhao has authored or co-authored over 40 journal and conference publications.


Amie Baisley
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
M.S., civil engineering, Arizona State University
Expertise: finite element analysis and design optimization of phase change materials

Wylie Bearup
The Beavers Heavy Construction Chair in honor of Bill Ames and Wink Ames
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ph.D., construction engineering and management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Expertise: management of design and construction for major projects

Visar Berisha
Assistant Professor
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Ph.D., Arizona State University
Expertise: statistical signal processing, speech and audio perception, machine learning

Wei “Oswald” Chong
Assistant Professor
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ph.D., civil engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Expertise: sustainable design and project planning, eco-efficiency, technical metabolism, life cycle performance, human and social dimensions

Randall Gibb
Interim Chair and Associate Professor
College of Technology and Innovation
Ph.D., industrial engineering, Arizona State University

Bradley Greger
Associate Professor
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Ph.D., neuroscience, Washington University, St. Louis
Expertise: neural engineering, developing and improving function of speech, vision and limb prosthetics technology

Ximin He
Assistant Professor
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Ph.D., chemistry, University of Cambridge
Expertise: smart materials, organic optoelectronics, biologically inspired engineering technologies with applications in materials science, biomedicine and energy

Keng Hao Hsu
Assistant Professor
College of Technology and Innovation
Ph.D., mechanical engineering, University of Illinois
Expertise: Nano-manufacturing, nano-materials for energy applications, metal and plastic additive manufacturing, solid-state ionics, electrochemical patterning of metals and semiconductors.

Nathan Johnson
Assistant Professor
College of Technology and Innovation
Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Iowa State University
Expertise: designing for sustainability; micro-grid modeling and optimization; complex energy systems dynamics; multidisciplinary design; linked computational modeling; global development

Yingyan Lou
Assistant Professor
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ph.D., civil engineering, University of Florida
Expertise: traffic flow modeling and optimization, traffic flow theory and traffic operations

Ryan Meuth
Academic and Student Affairs
Ph.D., computer engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Expertise: robotics

Bin Mu
Assistant Professor
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Ph.D., chemical and biomolecular engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Expertise: synthesis, characterization and applications of novel porous materials; design, development of fluorescent nanosensors

Mehdi Nikkhah
Assistant Professor
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Expertise: vascular network formation, cardiovascular tissue engineering

Umit Ogras
Assistant Professor
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Ph.D., electrical and computer engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Expertise: digital VLSI design, embedded systems and electronic design automation

Rod Roscoe
Assistant Professor
College of Technology and Innovation
Ph.D., cognitive psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Expertise: cognitive and motivational processes of learning and the educational activities that most effectively facilitate these processes

Konrad Rykaczewski
Assistant Professor
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Expertise: quantitative nanoscale imaging of thermofluidic processes and scalable 3-D nanofabrication

Rosalind Sadleir
Assistant Professor
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Ph.D., physics, electrical and electronic engineering, University of Western Australia
Expertise: neural imaging and modeling, noninvasive methods of bleeding detection

Jae-sun Seo
Assistant Professor
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Ph.D., electrical engineering, University of Michigan
Expertise: global on-chip signaling, circuit techniques for high-speed and low-power interconnect, VLSI design

Shimeng Yu
Assistant Professor
School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Stanford University
Expertise: emerging devices and circuits beyond CMOS, new computing paradigms beyond boolean logic

Xuesong Zhou
Assistant Professor
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Ph.D., civil engineering, University of Maryland
Expertise: dynamic traffic assignment, traffic estimation and prediction, large- scale routing and rail scheduling

  • Spring Berman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Mariana Bertoni, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Dan Bliss, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • Srabanti Chowdhury, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Mounir El Asmar, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Zachary Holman, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Yang Jiao, Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Jennifer Kitchen, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Oliver Kosut, Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Jeffrey La Belle, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Amy Landis, Ph.D., University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Yongming Liu, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • Kristen Parrish, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
  • Matthew Peet, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Yulia Peet, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Heather Pon-Berry, Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Soroush Saghafian, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Lalitha Sankar, Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
  • Shane Underwood, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • Erin Walker, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
  • Liping Wang, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Carole-Jean Wu, Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Lei Ying, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Panagiotis Artemiadis, Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens
  • Candace Chan, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Mikhail Chester, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Karmella Haynes, Ph.D., Washington University
  • Jeff Kleim, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Ph.D., UCLA
  • Vikram Kodibagkar, Ph.D., Washington University
  • Ross Maciejewski, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Daniel McCarville, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Benjamin Mertz, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • Narayanan Neithalath, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Jay Oswald, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Jagannathan Rajagopalan, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
  • Kiran Solanki, Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • Sarah Stabenfeldt, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Meng Tao, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Pavan Kumar Turaga, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • Robert Wang, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Zhihua Wang, Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Haolin Zhu, Ph.D., Cornell University