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Participating Faculty

Director, Biotechnology Leadership Program

  • Frances ArnoldDick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
    • Directed evolution, synthetic biology, protein engineering, biocatalysis, biofuels

Faculty Mentors

  • Jacqueline K. Barton: Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    • Biochemistry and molecular biophysics, chemistry
  • Joel Burdick: Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
    • Robotics, kinematics, mechanical systems and control
  • Hyuck ChooAssistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
    • Micro-/nano-scale optics, nanophotonics, micro-/nano-scale imaging
  • Mark E. Davis: Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering; Member, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Experimental Therapeutics Program
    • Designs for the synthesis of inorganic and hybrid, organic-inorganic materials for catalysis and biocompatible materials for the delivery of macromolecular therapeutics
  • Michael ElowitzProfessor of Biology & Bioengineering; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Executive Officer for Biological Engineering
    • Biophysics, biocomputing, gene regulation networks and variation in living cells
  • Azita Emami: Professor of Electrical Engineering
    • High-performance integrated circuits and systems
  • Morteza Gharib: Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Director, Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences; Vice Provost
    • Quantitative visualization, bioinspired flow system, flow structure interaction, bubbly flows, wind and hydro energy harvesting
  • Viviana Gradinaru: Assistant Professor of Biology
    • Reverse engineering brain circuits, optogenetics, protein engineering, neuroscience technology
  • Robert H. Grubbs: Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry
    • Organometallic synthesis and mechanisms, organic synthesis and reagents, polymer synthesis
  • Ali Hajimiri: Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering
    • Integrated circuits, biosensing, integrated radar, CMOS power amplifiers, lab-on-a-chip, high-speed communication circuits
  • James Heath: Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor and Professor of Chemistry
    • Solid-state quantum physics, materials science, basic surface science, energy conversion applications, translational medicine with a focus on oncology
  • Rustem IsmagilovEthel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director of the Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
    • Microfluidics, complex networks of reactions, cells and organisms, microbial communities, spatial structure, human health in resource-limited settings
  • Julia KornfieldProfessor of Chemical Engineering
    • Polymeric and supramolecular liquids: physics and rheology
  • Richard MurrayThomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering; Bioengineering Graduate Option Representative
    • Feedback and control in biological circuits, synthetic biology, molecular programming
  • Niles PierceProfessor of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering
    • Molecular programming, nucleic acid nanotechnology, RNA engineering, molecular algorithms, molecular instruments for readout and regulation of cell state
  • Lulu QianAssistant Professor of Bioengineering
    • Artificial, programmable molecular systems that recognize events, process information, make decisions, take actions, learn and evolve
  • Axel Scherer: Bernard Neches Professor of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Physics; Co-Director, Kavli Nanoscience Institute
    • Design, fabrication, and characterization of nanoscale photonic, magnetic, and fluidic devices and systems
  • Mikhail Shapiro: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
    • Molecular and cellular engineering, non-invasive imaging and control of biological function, neuroscience, nanotechnology, synthetic biology
  • Yu-Chong Tai: Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Executive Officer for Medical Engineering
    • MEMS, Bio-MEMS, Micromachining, lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics, drug delivery, micro implants, circulating tumor cell, parylene, Bio-med
  • David TirrellRoss McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director, Beckman Institute
    • Polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, biomaterials
  • Zhen-Gang WangProfessor of Chemical Engineering
    • Statistical mechanics of structures, surfaces, interfaces, phase transitions and dynamics in complex fluids, including polymers, liquid-crystals, and gels; biophysics of DNA; evolutionary protein design
  • Changhuei YangProfessor of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Medical Engineering; Bioengineering Undergraduate Option Representative
    • Biophotonics, bioimaging