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Andarawewa, Kumari

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology
Topical area:
Biomedicine

Barker, Scott

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

RF-MEMS phase shifters for phased-array antennas
Tunable matching networks for adaptive RF front-ends
Micromachining submillimeter waveguide components using SU-8
Microwave circuits
MEMS

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Electronics

Bart-Smith, Hilary

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Lightweight metallic structures (lattice truss structures, nanoporous films, hierarchical structures)
Statically determinate and tensegrity morphing structures
Polymer electro-mechanical systems (PEM)

One-Page Research Brochure  

Topical area:
Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Bean, John

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

GeSi Quantum Structure Self-Assembly

Molecular Electronics

Organo-Molecular / Semiconductor Heterostructures

Molecular Scale Printing

World Wide Web based Science Education

Topical area:
Electronics
Stuart Berr

Berr, Stuart

Professor

Radiology

Research Interests

Magnetic resonance (MR) techniques as a tool for basic biomedical research

Micro-imaging techniques for the study of the heart and vascular system

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Bowers, Steven

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

High frequency mm-wave integrated circuits and systems

Integrated RF silicon photonics

Integrated electromagnetic radiators

mm-wave and THz imaging

One-Page Research Brochure

 

Topical area:
Electronics

Brown, Jay

Professor

Microbiology

Research Interests

Structure and Assembly of the Herpes Simplex Virus Capsid

 

Topical area:
Biomedicine
James Burns

Burns, James

Assistant Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Fracture mechanics, metallurgy, hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, and environment fatigue.

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Calhoun, Benton H.

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Low power digital circuit design

Sub-threshold digital circuits

SRAM design for end-of-the-roadmap silicon

Variation tolerant circuit design methodologies

Medical applications for low energy electronics

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Electronics

Campbell, Joe C.

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Photodetectors

Infrared

Focal Plane Arrays

Quantum Dots,

High Detectivity

Topical area:
Electronics

Chatterjee, Utpal

Assistant Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental investigations of various solid state systems which exhibit novel electronic and magnetic properties

Topical area:
Electronics

Choi, Joshua

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Nanomaterials for solar energy conversion

Nanoparticle Self-assembly

Materials Chemistry

Optoelectronics

 

One-Page Reserach Brochure 

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Columbus, Linda

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Function, structure and dynamics of membrane proteins

Spectroscopy

Liposomes

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Criss, Alison

Assistant Professor

Microbiology

Research Interests

Host-pathogen interactions

Signal transduction

Function, structure, and dynamics of membrane proteins

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Cui, Quanjun

Assistant Professor

Orthopedic Surgery

Research Interests

Cellular and gene therapy

Development of novel composite bone graft sustitutes

Osteonecrosis

Angiogenesis

Bone morphogenetic protein

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Davis, Robert J.

Earnest Jackson Oglesby Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Heterogenous catalysis

In-situ spectroscopy

Reaction kinetics

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Dillingham, Rebecca

Associate Director of the Center for Global Health

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Research Interests

HIV

Diarrhea

Nutrition

Diagnostic technology

Water

Topical area:
Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Fernandez, Erik

Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Scale Analysis of Protein Adsorption, Purification, and Biointerfaces

Aggregation of Protein Biopharmaceuticals

Alzheimer's Disease

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Fitz-Gerald, James M.

Associate Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Laser Processing

Non-Equilibrium

Thin Films

NanoScale Characterization

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine

Foley, Rider

Assistant Professor- Science, Technolgy & Scoiety

Engineering and Society

Research Interests

Sustainability Science (problem-oriented and solutions-focused)Governance (adaptive management, risk and anticipatory governance)Applied Ethics (practitioner responsibilities, tacit beliefs, and collectives)Capacity Building (knowledge transfer, translation, and usable knowledge)Technological Innovation (process mapping, future scenarios, and implications)Social Entrepreneurship (problem-solving approaches, public-private partnerships)                                                                                                                                                                          

One Page Brochure

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Fraser, Cassandra

Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Biomaterials

Metallopolymers

Luminescence

Imaging

Sensing

Topical area:
Biomedicine
D. Geoffrey Geise

Geise, Geoffrey

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

 

Macromolecular engineering for separations and clean energy, water purification, membrane design, ion and water transport, polymer science.

 
Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Gelmont, Boris

Research Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Electronic materials and devices

Theory of novel semiconductor devices

Transport and optical properties of semiconductors

Simulation of Terahertz Frequency Source

Topical area:
Electronics

Ghosh, Avik

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Quantum transport

Non-equilibrium many-body physics

Solid-state devices

Spintronics

Nanoelectronics

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Gillies, George

Research Professor

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Medical College of Virginia

Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Uncertainty Principle

Gravitational Physics

Tumor Therapies

Brain Tumors

Neurocatheters

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine

Globus, Tatiana

Research Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Sub-terahertz

Vibrational Spectroscopy

Biomaterials

Photovoltaics

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Electronics

Gorman, Michael

Professor

Science, Technology and Society

Research Interests

Psychology of science and technology

Scientific and technological collaboration

Ethical and societal dimensions of nanotechnology

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Green, David

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Surface/Interface Engineering

Reaction Engineering and Synthesis

Characterization

Complex Fluids

Rheology

Topical area:
Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Gupta, Mool

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Photovoltaics

Lasers

Carbon Nanotubes

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Harriott, Lloyd

Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor and Chair

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoelectronic Devices

Molecular Electronics

Nanofabrication

Lithography

Photovoltaics

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Electronics

Harrison, Ian

Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Surface science

Reaction dynamics

Catalysis

Photochemistry

Electron-induced chemistry

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

He, Jiang

Associate Proffesor

Radiology

Research Interests

 develop nanotechnology based imaging agents and drug/gene delivery for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases
 

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine

Helmke, Brian

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Investigating cellular mechanotransduction

High-resolution optical sectioning microscopy, deconvolution, and 3-D image restoration

One-Page Research Brochure 

 

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Hewlett, Erik

Professor

Medicine

Research Interests

Structure and Function of Bacterial Toxins: Roles in Microbial Pathogenesis and Uses in Biomedical Research

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Holmes, Archie

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Epitaxial Growth of III-V Semiconductors 

Nanostructures (quantum dots, nanowires, etc.)

Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (transistors, detectors, lasers, etc.)

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Hopkins, Patrick

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoscale thermal transport

Ultrashort pulsed lasers

Optical interactions with nanostructures

Solid, liquid, and gas interfacial heat transfer

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Howe, James

Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Application of high-resolution and analytical transmission electron microscope techniques

Atomic Mechanisms

Kinetics of Interphase Boundary Motion

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Hudson, John

Wills Johnson Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Studies on complex dynamic chemical and biological systems: Applications from electrochemistry to medicine

Topical area:
Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Kelly, Kimberly A.

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Bionanomaterials

Imaging Agents

Targets

Biomarkers

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Kester, Mark

Professor of Pharmacology

Co-Director of nanoSTAR

Medicine

Research Interests

Design, characterization and validation of nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery

Nanoliposmes, nanodendrimers, and nanocolloids as effective drug delivery vehicles for pharmacological and molecular agents

Nontoxic nanoscale systemic delivery systems for hydrophobic pro-apoptotic lipids and siRNAs that target mutated tumorigenic proteins

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Kiessling, Volker

Assistant Professor

Physics, Physiology

Research Interests

Membrane fusion

Fluorescence laser microscopy

Single molecule imaging

Artificial membranes on solid supports

Biomembranes on chips

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Klibanov, Alexander L. (Sasha)

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic imaging agents

Design of ultrasound contrast materials

Attachment of targeting ligands to contrast materials

Colloid based delivery systems (microbubbles and liposomes)

Long-circulating liposomes and particulates

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Koenig, Gary

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Materials for Energy Storage

Composite Materials

Colloid and Interface Science

One-Page Research Brochure 

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Kretsinger, Robert H.

Professor

Biology

Research Interests

Protein Structure Determination

Annexin

Protein Kinase C (PKC)

3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase (DAHPS)

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Lach, John

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Body Sensor Network

Integrated Circuit Design Methodologies

Fault-Tolerant and Safety-Critical Hardware Design

Embedded Systems

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Landers, James P.

Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Integrating Functionality into microdevices

Fluidic Control within microdevices

Genetic Analysis with microdevices

Protein and Small Molecule Analysis in microdevices

Topical area:
Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Lawrence, Michael B.

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Drug and Gene Delivery

Platelet-Leukocyte-Vessel Wall Interactions

Regulatory effects of blood flow

Adhesion Receptor Expression

Chemokines on inflammatory responses

Blood clotting

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Levy, William

Professor

Neurological Surgery

Research Interests

Neural bases of cognition

Computational theories of brain function

Constraint-based interpretation of neural information processing

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Lichtenberger, Arthur

Research Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Superconducting materials, devices, and circuits

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics

Loth, Eric

Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Supersonic Flow

Multiphase Flow

Nano-texture and Nano-additive Wind Turbines

Aerodynamic Propulsion Systems

Topical area:
Electronics

Lu, Jiwei

Research Assistant Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Spintronics

Multifunctional oxide films

Correlated electronic oxides

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics

Marshall, Paxton

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Photovoltaics

Thin-films

Carrier-multiplication

Carrier Mobility

Recombination

Topical area:
Electronics
rm3h@virginia.edu

(434) 982-3367

Moorman, Joseph

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medicine
Topical area:
Biomedicine

Neurock, Matthew

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemistry

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry

Research Interests

Catalysis

Materials Processing

One-Page Research Brochure

 

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Norris, Pamela M.

Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Microscale Heat Transfer

Advancement of Aerogel Technologies

Integration of Sol-Gel Materials into Microanalytical Devices

Ultra-Fast Laser Material Interactions

Novel Applications of Heat Pipes

Topical area:
Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Panzer, Matthew

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Computational mechanics of the human body   

Impact and injury biomechanics

Protective equipment and injury mitigation

Dynamic material characterization and constitutive model development

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine

Parrish, Phillip A.

Director of Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory

Speical Advisor for Research Enhancement

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Ion beam processing of materials

Thermal barrier coatings

Ultralight materials

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Periasamy, Ammasi

Professor

Director of W.M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging

Biology

Research Interests

Cellular and Tissue Imaging

Light Microscopy

Protein-Protein Interactions

Characterization of Cancer Tissue

In Vivo Imaging

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Pompano, Rebecca

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Microfluidics for biological analysis and local stimulation

Organ-on-a-chip devices

Complex biological systems

Immunity and Inflammation

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Poon, Joseph

William Barton Rogers Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Amorphous and nanostructured alloys

Magnetic properties

Mechanical properties

Thermoelectricity

Experiment and theory

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Price, Richard J.

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoparticles

Drug delivery

Microcirculation

Ultrasound

Microbubbles

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Read, Paul W.

Associate Professor

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests

Breast and head and neck cancer treatments

Integrating MRI into treatment planning

Stereotactic body radiation therapy

Adaptive radiation therapy

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Reinke, Petra

Associate Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Carbon, semiconductor and metal nanostructures

Scanning Probe Microscopy (STM, AFM) and photoelectron spectroscopy

 

Topical area:
Electronics
amr@virginia.edu

(434) 982-5752

Rijke, Arie M.

Visiting Principal Scientist

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Biomaterials

Surface Physics

Polymer Physics

Ligament Injury Analysis

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Sackett, Cass

Associate Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Atom Interferomtery

Bose-Einstein Condensation

Laser Cooling

Atomic Physics

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Shiflet, Gary

William G. Reynolds Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Kinetics and thermodynamics of phase transformations in crystalline and amorphous solids

 

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Shivaram, Bellave S.

Associate Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Nanomaterials for energy

Nanoelectro mechanics

Nanoacoustics

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Simmonds, Jim

Professor (Emeritus)

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Theory of elastic shells

Perturbation theory

Innovative approaches to undergraduate teaching

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Smith, James

Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Pollutant Transport

Point of Use Water Treatment

Ground-water Remediation

Sorption

Silver Nanoparticles

Topical area:
Energy & the Environment

Spano, Anthony

Research Assistant Professor

Biology

Research Interests

Photosynthesis

Photovoltaic Devices

Virus Self-Assembly

Drug Delivery

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Stan, Mircea

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Low-power Circuits

Temperature-Aware Design

Hybrid CMOS/Molecular Circuits

Graphene Devices & Circuits

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics

Swami, Nathan

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Lab-on-a-chip bioelectric devices

Electrically guided self-assembly for tissue regeneration

Molecular Electronics & Sensing

Environmental and Bio-Sensing Devices

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Tamm, Lukas

Professor

Medicine

Research Interests

Structural biology of membrane proteins

Biomembranes on solid supports, semi-conductors, optical devices

Single molecule detection

Biosensors

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Venton, Jill

Associate Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Carbon nanotube electrodes

In vivo electrochemistry

Neuroscience

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Wadley, Haydn N.

Edgar Starke Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Cellular materials

Directed vapor deposition

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Weikle, Robert

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Antennas

High-frequency semiconductor devices

Millimeter and Submillimeter-wave Electronics Quasi-optics

Submillimeter Electronics

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics

Weller, Daniel

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Magnetic resonance imaging (acquisition and reconstruction)

signal processing and estimation theory

sampling and reconstruction theory

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics

Werhane, Patricia H.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Business Ethics

Organization Ethics for Health Care

Employment and Employee Rights

Topical area:
Electronics, Biomedicine, Energy & the Environment

Williams, Keith

Assistant Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Nanoscience

Electronics

Photonics

Spectroscopy

Topical area:
Electronics

Williams, Mark B.

Professor

Radiation Oncology

Research Interests

Medical imaging

Molecular imaging

Nuclear medicine

Breast cancer

Small animal imaging

Topical area:
Biomedicine

Wolf, Stuart A.

Co-Director

Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering, Physics

Research Interests

Composites

Metamaterials

Organic Nanomaterials

Quantum Dots

Spintronics

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics

Xu, Baoxing

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Mechanics for functional materials design

Bioinspired and biointegrated flexible devices and structures

Adaptive soft materials

Porous (-liquid) materials and structures

Nanomechanics

Multiscale modeling and computations (e.g. FEM, CPFEM, MD, DFT) 

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Zangari, Giovanni

Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Electrodesposition

Nanostructures

Energy Conversion

Electrochemical Interfaces

Metal Oxides

One-Page Research Brochure

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment

Zhigilei, Leonid

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Computational materials science

Atomistic and mesoscopic modeling

Laser-materials interactions

Nano-structured materials

Mechanisms of phase transformers

Topical area:
Electronics, Energy & the Environment