Faculty Research

ChE Department Faculty   Research

Frances H. Arnold 

Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center

(626) 395-4162

Protein engineering, directed evolution, machine learning, biocatalysis, synthetic biology
John F. Brady
Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

(626) 395-4183
Fluid mechanics and transport processes; Complex and multiphase fluids; Soft and active matter

Mark E. Davis 
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4251

Synthesis of zeolites and molecular sieves; Synthesis of catalytic materials

Richard C. Flagan
Irma and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering

(626) 395-4383

Control of air pollutants, combustion, aerosol processes
George R. Gavalas 
Professor of Chemical Engineering (Emeritus)

(626) 395-4152
Inorganic Membranes; Separations; Clean Fuel Technology; Materials Processing; Catalysis
Konstantinos P. Giapis
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Option Representative for Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4180
Ion-surface interaction dynamics, plasma processing, materials in nanoscale confinement, nanotechnology

Rustem F. Ismagilov
Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine

(626) 395-8130

Global Health; Microbial communities and biophysics of the gut microbiome; Diagnostics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing; Microfluidics and single molecule and single cell analysis;   Complex Networks of reactions, cells and organisms
Julia A. Kornfield
Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4138
Polymeric and Supramolecular Liquids: Physics and Rheology

John H. Seinfeld
Louis E. Nohl Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4635

Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Aerosols

Mikhail G. Shapiro

Professor of Chemical Engineering; Heritage Principal Investigator, Schlinger Scholar Affiliated Faculty of Bioengineering and Medical Engineering

(626) 395-2515

Molecular and cellular engineering; Non-invasive imaging and control of biological function; Neuroscience; Nanotechnology; Synthetic biology

David A. Tirrell 

Provost; Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair; Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-3140

Biocatalysis; Biomaterials; Polymer Science; Protein Engineering; Macromolecular Chemistry

Zhen-Gang Wang

Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering; Executive officer for Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4647

Statistical mechanics of structures, phase transitions and dynamics in complex fluids, including polymers, liquid-crystals, and gels; statistical mechanics of surfaces and interfaces; nucleation; biophysics of DNA; evolutionary protein design,
cell adhesion



Related Department Faculty  Research
Harry Atwater

Harry A. Atwater, Jr.
Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science; Director, Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis

(626) 395-2197

Electronic materials and devices; nanostructures; growth, characterization, and modeling of thin films

William A. Goddard III
Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics; Director of Materials and Process Simulation Center

(626) 395-2731

First principles methods with applications to heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis, nanoelectronics, fuel cells, batteries, superconductors, proteins, and pharma

Julia R. Greer
Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics

(626) 395-4127

Experimental mechanics at nano-scale, nanostructures, microfabrication, and microstructural characterization of materials

Niles A. Pierce
Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering,
Executive Officer and Option Representative for Bioengineering

(626) 395-8086

Programming biomolecular function. Biomolecular mechanisms for 
detection, transduction, amplification and locomotion. Computational
algorithms for analyzing and designing nucleic acid systems. 
Biomolecular technologies for therapeutics, bioimaging, 
biosensing, and active transport

Maxwell J. Robb
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(626) 395-2919

Synthetic organic chemistry; Polymer chemistry; Soft materials

Kimberly A. See
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(626) 395-4167

Materials and interfaces in electrochemical devices; Electrochemistry; Solid state chemistry; Spectroscopy