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Affiliated Faculty

William Miller

Co-director of the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4828

  • Ecosystem services provided by urban nature preserves and green infrastructure  

Jennifer Dunn

Co-director of the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience
Research Associate Professor
Director of Research, Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering

Phone: 847-467-6285

  • Life cycle analysis, circular economy, and sustainable fuels

Daniel Abrams

Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

  • Nonlinear dynamics, mathematical geoscience, and pattern formation 

Ange-Therese Akono

Assitant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Louis Berger Junior Professor

  • Fracture and failure mechanisms in environment-friendly and high-performance structural materials and geological materials 

Scott Barnett

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Phone: 847-491-2447

  • Solid oxide fuel cells, including reversible fuel cells for energy storage

Michael Bedzyk

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Physics and Astronomy Co-Director, Northwestern Synchroton Research Center

  • Thin-film interfaces for catalysis and electronic and engineering materials

Randall Berry

Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John A. Dever Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7074

  • Resource allocation in systems ranging from communication networks to social networks

Neal Blair

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Planetary Sciences

Phone: 847-491-8790

  • Pathways of organic carbon decomposition and sequestration via biological and physical processes in soils and sediments.

Linda Broadbelt

Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Associate Dean for Research

Phone: 847-467-1751

  • Microkinetic modeling for conversion of shale gas and biomass to chemicals and fuels

Giuseppe Buscarnera

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-5884

  • Modeling of geomaterials with application to geo-engineering, natural hazards, and landslide forecasting. 

Jian Cao

Associate Vice President for Research
Cardiss Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Civil and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI)

Phone: 847-467-1032

  • Innovative manufacturing processes and systems including energy-efficient manufacturing

Stephen Carr

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Co-Director, Master of Product Design and Development Management Program

Phone: 847-491-3558

  • Polymer properties and materials selection including for reconstruction after disasters

Wei Chen

Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7019

  • Rational and computationally efficient design methods based on data science, optimization, statistical inference, and decision analysis

Yip-Wah Chung

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-491-3112

  • Design and characterization of lubricant additives, hard coatings, and high-performance alloys

Gianluca Cusatis

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4027

  • Mechanics of infrastructure materials and constitutive modeling of concrete and cementitious composites

Pam Daniels

Assistant Professor, Clinical, Segal Design Institute

  • Human-centered design, digital fabrication, and organizational development

Peter Dinda

Professor of Computer Science

Phone: 847-467-7859

  • Experimental parallel and distributed computer systems; empathic systems

Vinayak Dravid

Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Founding Director, Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization (NUANCE) Center
Founding Director, Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource, an NSF-NNCI Node

  • OHM sponge for recovery of oil, nutrients, and heavy metals from water 

Michelle Driscoll

Assistant Professor of Physics

Phone: 847-467-6708

  • Analysis of colloidal systems via structure generation; material failure via emergent structures

David Dunand

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Phone: 847-491-5370

  • Mechanical properties of metallic alloys, composites, and foams

Kornel F. Ehmann

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-491-3563

  • Micro/meso-scale manufacturing; precision engineering; automation and robotics

Omar K. Farha

Associate Professor Department of Chemistry Northwestern University

Phone: 847-467-4934

  • Metal-organic frameworks for gas storage and separation, catalysis, and water remediation

Sandip Ghosal

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (by courtesy)

Phone: 847-467-5990

  • Hydrodynamics of ionic liquids on small scales; electroosmosis; electrophoresis

Kimberly Gray

Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering
Kay Davis Professor

Phone: 847-467-4252

  • Environmental catalysis and physicochemical processes with a focus on energy and urban sustainability 

Matthew Grayson

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
AT&T Research Professor

Phone: 847-491-8137

  • Design, fabrication, and electrical and thermoelectric characterization of electronic devices and materials

Ping Guo

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4029

  • Micro/nano-manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and precision engineering

James Hambleton

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Geotechnical analysis and soil-machine interactions

Mark Hersam

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC)

  • Low-dimensional nanoelectronic materials for thin-film transistors, photovoltaics, and batteries

Josiah Hester

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Battery-free smart devices and intermittent computing for infrastructure monitoring and conservation

Greg Holderfield

Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Segal Design Institute
Co-Director of the MMM Program

Phone: 847-491-2987

  • Design innovation and product development

Daniel Horton

Assistant Professor, of Earth and Planetary Sciences and (by courtesy) Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Earth’s climate system and its interaction with human and natural systems 

Ágnes Horvát

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science

  • Collective behaviour of networked crowds in large-scale socio-technical systems

Jiaxing Huang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

  • Chemical principles and tools to advance materials processing and manufacturing

Michael Jewett

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence

  • Synthetic biology, bio-derived chemicals and fuels

Breton Johnson

Associate Director, NUTC & Director, CCITT

Phone: 847-491-2194

  • Transportation

Julia Kalow

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 847-467-4972

  • Organic synthesis and polymer chemistry

Aggelos Katsaggelos

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joseph Cummings Professor

Phone: 847-491-7164

  • Image processing and machine learning

Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Center for Smart Structures and Materials

Phone: 847-491-4006

  • Sensors, smart structures, multifunctional materials

Simge Kucukyavuz

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

  • Mixed-integer programming and large-scale optimization, infrastructure, humanitarian logistics

Manohar Kulkarni

Clinical Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-467-6741

  • Thermal systems and energy management

Harold Kung

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7492

  • Catalysis science and energy conversion and storage

Seth Lichter

Professor Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-467-1885

  • Fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, energy

Wing K. Liu

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7094

  • Computational science and numerical methods, material systems, materials design, manufacturing, bio-sensing

Julius Lucks

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Synthetic biology and RNA structure, water quality

Richard M. Lueptow

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (and by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering
Senior Associate Dean of Research

Phone: 847-491-2739

  • Fluid flow and granular flow

Hani Mahmassani

Professor of Civil and Environmental and (by courtesy) Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Engineering
William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation

Phone: 847-467-7445

  • Transportation systems and traffic networks

Niall Mangan

Assistant Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Phone: 847-491-7243

  • Mechanistic modeling, Systems biology and energy systems

Adilson Motter

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: 847-491-4611

  • Network science and complex systems, electrical grid

Yu (Marco) Nie

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-467-0502

  • Transportation

Justin Notestein

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-491-5357

  • Catalysis and materials

Aaron Packman

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-491-9902

  • Environmental transport processes, energy-water systems, urban flooding

Kenneth Park

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Surface engineering and interfacial transport phenomena

Mar Reguant

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: 847-491-8221

  • Industrial organization and energy and environmental economics

Jeffrey Richards

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-467-4641

  • Colloids and soft matter

Alessandro Rotta Loria

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Geomechanics and energy

Joseph Schofer

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Phone: 847-491-8795

  • Transportation and infrastructure

David Seidman

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Founding Director of the Northwestern University Center for Atom-Probe Tomography (NUCAPT)

  • Phase separation and superalloys

Linsey Seitz

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-467-3056

  • Electrocatalysis and spectroscopy

Karen Smilowitz

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Co-Director, Center for Engineering and Health

  • Transportation and logistics, humanitarian logistics

Randall Q. Snurr

Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Metal organic frameworks, molecular modeling and nonporous materials

G. Jeffrey Snyder

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

  • Thermoelectrics and energy efficiency

Amanda Stathopoulos

William Patterson Junior Professor
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 847-491-5629

  • Equitable transportation, Choice modelling and decision-analysis

John Torkelson

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7449

  • Polymers and materials science

Danielle Tullman-Ercek

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program

Phone: 847-491-7043

  • Protein engineering and synthetic biology, sustainable materials

Keith Tyo

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-467-2972

  • Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, nutrient recovery

Petia Vlahovska

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Professor (by courtesy) of Mechanical Engineering

  • Soft matter and fluid mechanics

Peter Voorhees

Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

  • Materials science, thermodynamics and kinetics

Muzhou Wang

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 847-491-3549

  • Nanostructures and polymers

Andreas Waechter

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

  • Algorithms and optimization, electric grid

Gregory Wagner

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 847-491-4138

  • Computational mechanics and simulations, advanced manufacturing

Ermin Wei

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Phone: 847-467-5702

  • Distributed optimization, networks, and market analysis

George Wells

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental biotechnology and microbial ecology, nutrient recovery from wastewater

Mark Werwath

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Master of Engineering Management Program
Co-Director of Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Innovation and product development

Qi Zhu

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Design automation, cyber-physical systems and embedded systems
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