People

Adjuncts, Affiliates, Emeriti, Lecturers

Adjunct faculty Affiliate faculty Emeritus faculty Lecturers

Adjunct faculty

  Name & position Research areas
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Scott Dunham

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering

dunham@ee.washington.edu

Modeling of integrated circuit fabrication processes, computational materials, modeling of semiconductor device behavior, modeling of fabrication and operation of microstructures.
David Ginger

David Ginger

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Physics Adjunct Professor
  • Professor in Chemistry
  • Chief Scientist, UW Clean Energy Institute
  • Founding Co-Director, NW IMPACT

dginger@uw.edu

  • Physical and Materials Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
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Vipin Kumar

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

vkumar@uw.edu

Design and manufacturing, including product and process design, and characterization and processing of polymeric composites. Research focuses on microcellular composites.
Jiangyu Li

Jiangyu Li

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

jjli@uw.edu

  • Physical behaviors of materials
  • Structure-property relationship of multifunctional materials
  • Electroactive polymers
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Ferromagnetism
Xiaosong Li

Xiaosong Li

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Harry and Catherine Jaynne Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry

xsli@uw.edu

  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Time-dependent electronic structure theory
  • Relativistic quantum mechanical techniques
  • Non-adiabatic dynamics of large-scale systems
Ramulu Mamidala

Ramulu Mamidala

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

ramulum@uw.edu

Mechanics of materials, fracture mechanics, fatigue, and advanced manufacturing processes. Focus on the fields of solid and fracture mechanics.
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Buddy Ratner

ratner@uw.edu

The technological applications of biology at surfaces (biomaterials, biocompatibility, polymers, surface engineering, self-assembly, molecular recognition).
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Daniel Schwartz

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering

dts@uw.edu

Electrochemical Engineering, Microsystem Engineering, Advanced Materials Synthesis.
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Minoru Taya

  • MSE Adjunct Professor
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

tayam@uw.edu

  • Thermal, physical, and mechanical properties of composite materials
  • Percolation theory
  • Dislocation theory
  • electronic composites

Affiliate faculty

  Name & position Research areas
Ting Cao

Ting Cao

  • MSE Affiliate Assistant Professor

tingcao@uw.edu

Computational materials science, condensed matter physics, low-dimensional materials
Scott A. Chambers

Scott A. Chambers

sa.chambers@pnnl.gov

Epitaxial growth and properties of transition metals oxides, and oxide surface and interface geometric and electronic structure.
K. Bhagwan Das

K. Bhagwan Das

  • MSE Affiliate Professor
  • Retired, The Boeing Company (Seattle, Washington)

kbdas@u.washington.edu

Rapid solidification rate alloys, metal matrix composites, hydrogen embrittlement, stress–corrosion cracking.
James De Yoreo

James De Yoreo

  • MSE Affiliate Professor
  • Chief Scientist, Materials Synthesis & Simulation Across Scales, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, Washington

James.DeYoreo@pnnl.gov

Macromolecular self-assembly, biomineralization, biomimetic materials synthesis, and in situ TEM and AFM.
Charles H. Henager

Charles H. Henager

Mechanical properties of ceramic composites, mechanical properties and deformation modelling of superplastic alloys, in–situ composite synthesis and ceramic joining.
Jun Liu

Jun Liu

  • MSE Affiliate Professor
  • Director of the Energy Processes and Materials Division within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate, Keio University
Prof. Liu's research interests include materials synthesis, colloidal and surface science, and high-resolution electron microscopy.
Tomanaga Okabe

Tomanaga Okabe

  • MSE Affiliate Professor
  • Director, Energy Processes and Materials Division, PNNL's Energy and Environment Directorate, Keio University

okabe@plum.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

Prof. Okabe’s research is broadly focused on the microstructure and properties (physical and mechanical) of structural composite materials. His primary expertise is in the area of fiber reinforced plastics.
Marco Rolandi

Marco Rolandi

  • Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Electrical Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz

mrolandi@ucsc.edu

Bioelectronic and bioprotonic devices and translational applications; technological integration of biological and bioinspired materials; visual communication in science and engineering
Malcolm Snead

Malcolm Snead

  • MSE Affiliate Professor
  • Professor, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry and, Department of Molecular Biology
Prof. Snead's research covers a wide range of areas within the field of dental science and practice. He is an expert on the pathology of craniofacial biology and is the original discoverer of one of the major proteins, amelogenin, that directs biomineralization and controlled hierarchical structure formation in mammalian enamel. As a molecular biologist and geneticist his work has had a large impact in dental tissue formation, regeneration and restoration.
Candan Tamerler

Candan Tamerler

  • MSE Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Wesley G. Cramer Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Dr. Tamerler’s research interests are in molecular biomimetics, bio-nanotechnology, and bio-enabled materials science.

Emeritus faculty

  Name & position Research areas
Brian Flinn

Brian Flinn

  • MSE Research Associate Professor Emeritus

bflinn@uw.edu

  • Mechanics of materials
  • Engineering education
  • Joining of materials
  • Structure, processing, and property relationships
  • Advanced materials
Alex Jen

Alex Jen

  • MSE Professor Emeritus
  • Chemistry Adjunct Professor 
  • Director, Institute of Advanced Materials & Technology 

ajen@uw.edu

  • Organic Photonics
  • Self-assembly & Nanomaterials
  • Organic Electronics
  • Functional Block Co-polymers
  • Non-destructive Damage Detection
Alex Jen

Thomas G. Stoebe

  • MSE Professor Emeritus

tstoebe@iCloud.com

  • Electronic materials
    Semiconductor device processing
    Optical sensors
    Radiation dosimetry

Y.K. Rao

Y.K. Rao

  • MSE Professor Emeritus

ykrishnarao@aol.com

  • Coal Utilization
  • Metallurgical Smelters
  • Steady-State
  • High Temperature Systems
  • IECMQ

Lecturers

Daniel P. Cook

Daniel P. Cook
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Courses taught: MSE 599, Thermodynamics, Modeling Transport Phenomena, Materials Processing, Extractive Metallurgy
Contact: dpc1000@uw.edu

Hanson Fong

Hanson Fong
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Courses taught: MSE 298, MSE 442, MSE 475
Contact: hfong@uw.edu

Luna Yue Huang

Luna Yue Huang
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Washington
Courses taught: MSE 170, MSE 311, MSE 312, MSE 313, MSE 491
Contact: huangyue@uw.edu

Aashish Rohatgi

Aashish Rohatgi
Ph.D. Materials Science & Eng., University of California San Diego, 1999
Courses taught: MSE 443 (spring quarter)
Contact: rohata@uw.edu