Faculty Research

ChE Department Faculty   Research
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Frances H. Arnold 
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry

(626) 395-4162

Protein engineering, directed evolution, machine learning, biocatalysis, synthetic biology
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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
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Mark E. Davis 
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4251

Synthesis of zeolites and molecular sieves; Synthesis of catalytic materials
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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
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George R. Gavalas 
Professor of Chemical Engineering (Emeritus)

(626) 395-4152
Inorganic Membranes; Separations; Clean Fuel Technology; Materials Processing; Catalysis
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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
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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
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Julia A. Kornfield
Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4138
Polymeric and Supramolecular Liquids: Physics and Rheology
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John H. Seinfeld
Louis E. Nohl Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4635

Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Aerosols
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Mikhail G. Shapiro
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; Heritage Principal Investigator Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-2515

Molecular and cellular engineering; Non-invasive imaging and control of biological function; Neuroscience; Nanotechnology; Synthetic biology
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David A. Tirrell 
Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director, Beckman Institute

(626) 395-3140

Biocatalysis; Biomaterials; Polymer Science; Protein Engineering; Macromolecular Chemistry
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Zhen-Gang Wang
Lawrence A. Hanson Jr. Professor of 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
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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
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Julia R. Greer
Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics

(626) 395-4127

Experimental mechanics at nano-scale, nanostructures, microfabrication, and microstructural characterization of materials
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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
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Maxwell J. Robb
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(626) 395-2919

Synthetic organic chemistry; Polymer chemistry; Soft materials
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Kimberly A. See
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(626) 395-4167

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