Faculty

More than 100 Faculty members are affiliated with UC San Diego's Program in Materials Science and Engineering from various Departments, including: 

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • NanoEngineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • School of Medicine
  • Division of Biological Sciences

 

Current
Claire Acevedo
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Brian Aguado
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Monica T. Allen
Assistant Professor
Physics
Eduard Arzt
Visiting Distinguished Faculty
Material Science and Engineering
Richard Averitt
Professor
Physics
Jinhye Bae
Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Prabhakar Bandaru
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Andrew Bartko
Professor of Practice
Bioengineering
Nicholas Boechler
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Michael Burkart
Department Chair
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Shengqiang Cai
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Zheng Chen
Associate Professor
NanoEngineering
Renkun Chen
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Shaochen Chen
Department Chair
NanoEngineering
Karen Christman
Professor
Bioengineering
Seth Cohen
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Shadi Dayeh
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dimitri Deheyn
Faculty Affiliate
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Massimiliano Di Ventra
Professor
Physics
Robert Dynes
Professor
Physics
Lars Eckmann
Professor
Medicine
Adam Engler
Department Chair
Bioengineering
Shaya Fainman
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Fenning
Associate Professor
NanoEngineering
Joshua Figueroa
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alex Frañó
Assistant Professor
Physics
Michael Frazier
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Friend
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Eric Fullerton
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Javier E. Garay
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Kamil Godula
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Olivia A. Graeve
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Vicki Grassian
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Nicholas Gravish
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Kent Griffith
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Arunava Gupta
Adjunct Professor
NanoEngineering
J. Silvio Gutkind
Department Chair
Pharmacology
Thomas Hermann
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Xiaohua Huang
Professor
Bioengineering
Jesse Jokerst
Professor
NanoEngineering
Hyonny Kim
Professor
Structural Engineering
Hyunsun 'Alicia' Kim
Professor
Structural Engineering
Cliff Kubiak
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Andrew Kummel
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Duygu Kuzum
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ester J. Kwon
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Ratnesh Lal
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Wanlu Li
Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Shaowei Li
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Darren Lipomi
Professor
NanoEngineering
Zhaowei Liu
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ping Liu
Professor
NanoEngineering
Yu-Hwa Lo
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kenneth Loh
Professor
Structural Engineering
Vitaliy Lomakin
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vlado Lubarda
Professor
NanoEngineering
Jian Luo
Professor
NanoEngineering
M. Brian Maple
Professor
Physics
Xanthippi Markenscoff
Recall Faculty
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Andrew McCulloch
Distinguished Professor
Bioengineering
Marc Meyers
Professor
NanoEngineering
Timothy Morris
Professor
Medicine
Machel L. Morrison
Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering
Abdoulaye Ndao
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tse Nga Ng
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alexander Norbash
Professor
Radiology
Shyue Ping Ong
Professor
NanoEngineering
Francesco Paesani
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tod A. Pascal
Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Jonathan Pokorski
Professor
NanoEngineering
Lisa V. Poulikakos
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Andrew Pun
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Yu Qiao
Professor
Structural Engineering
Padmini Rangamani
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jeffrey Rinehart
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Nathan Romero
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kaustuv Roy
Professor
Biological Sciences
Michael Sailor
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
David Santiago-Dieppa
Assistant Clinical Professor
Neurological Surgery
Alina Schimpf
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Geert Schmid-Schoenbein
Professor
Bioengineering
Ivan Schuller
Professor
Physics
Shabnam J. Semnani
Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering
Nisarg Shah
Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Sameer Shah
Associate Professor
Bioengineering
Lingyan Shi
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering
Oleg Shpyrko
Department Chair
Physics
Dan Sievenpiper
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Donald Sirbuly
Associate Professor
NanoEngineering
Nicole Steinmetz
Professor
NanoEngineering
Dale Stokes
Research Oceanographer
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Gürol Süel
Professor
Molecular Biology
Andrea Tao
Professor
NanoEngineering
Michael Tauber
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jennifer Taylor
Associate Professor
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Mehran Tehrani
Associate Professor
Structural Engineering
Akif Tezcan
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Michael Tolley
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Georgios Tsampras
Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering
George Tynan
Department Chair
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oscar Vazquez Mena
Assistant Professor
NanoEngineering
Kenneth S. Vecchio
Professor
NanoEngineering
Elizabeth Villa
Professor
Molecular Biology
Joseph Wang
Professor
NanoEngineering
Samuel Ward
Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
Wei Xiong
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sheng Xu
Associate Professor
NanoEngineering
Jerry Yang
Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kesong Yang
Associate Professor
NanoEngineering
Gene Yeo
Professor
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Michael Yip
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Haiwang Yong
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Paul Yu
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Karsten Zengler
Professor
Pediatrics
Liangfang Zhang
Professor
NanoEngineering
Emeriti
Sadik Esener
Professor Emeritus
NanoEngineering
David Gough
Professor Emeritus
Bioengineering
Michael J. Heller
Professor Emeritus
NanoEngineering
David Miller
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Vitali F. Nesterenko
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M. Lea Rudee
Professor Emeritus
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jan Talbot
Professor Emerita
NanoEngineering
Frank Talke
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Whitesell
Professor Emeritus
Chemistry and Biochemistry