Faculty Research

ChE Department Faculty  Research

Frances H. Arnold 
Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry

(626) 395-4162

Protein engineering, directed evolution, biocatalysis, biological circuit design, bioenergy
John F. Brady
Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering

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

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

(626) 395-4251

Synthesis of zeolites and molecular sieves; Synthesis of catalytic materials; Synthesis of biomaterials; Gene therapy

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
John W. and Herberta M. Miles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

(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 & Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-4635

Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Aerosols

Mikhail G. Shapiro
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-2515

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

David A. Tirrell 
Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

(626) 395-3140

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

Zhen-Gang Wang
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 A. Atwater, Jr.
Howard Hughes Professor and Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science

(626) 395-2197

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

Scott E. Fraser
Anna L. Rosen Professor of Biology; Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center

(626) 395-2790

Developmental neurobiology, light microscopy, advanced imaging techniques

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
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Mechanics

(626) 395-4127

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

James R. Heath
Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor and Professor of Chemistry

(626) 395-6079

Nanosystems Biology; Molecular Electronics; Fundamental Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry

Niles A. Pierce
Associate 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

Sandra M. Troian
Professor of Applied Physics, Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering

(626) 395-3362

Micro/nanoscale transport phenomena and instabilities; interfacial stress actuation for bio/micro/optofluidic devices; Marangoni flows in biological systems; non-normality and transient growth at low Re; slip behavior in nanofluidic systems