Faculty

CFES research is conducted by leaders in the fields of energy materials, devices, and systems. Following are selected faculty researchers in the three core research areas.

Distributed Energy Resources Faculty

Michael Amitay

Professor and James L. Decker '45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director, Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC).

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Experimental Aerodynamics, Experimental fluid mechanics, Active and passive Flow Control

Chulsung Bae

Ford Foundation Professor

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Clean energy technology, Ion-conducting polymers for energy conversion, Green chemistry

Peter Henry Dinolfo

Associate Professor

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Dye-sensitized Semiconductor Solar Cells, Organic Photovoltaics, Artificial Photosynthesis, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Polymers, Materials and Energy

Partha Dutta

Professor

School of Engineering
Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Nanotechnology , Crystal Growth, Solar Thermal Energy, Full Spectrum Photovoltaics, Full Spectrum Solid State Lighting

Farhan Gandhi

Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr Chair in Engineering and Director, Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift (MOVE)

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Smart and Adaptive Structures for Rotocraft, Material Systems, Cellular Structures

Liping Huang

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, School of Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering
Thermal sensors, Porous materials, Nanomaterials, Glass materials, Energy, Computational modeling, Ceramic materials

Mattheos Koffas

Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Metabolic Engineering, Industrial Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Natural Products

Nikhil Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Smart Materials and Structures, Graphene Electrodes, Electricity Energy Storage, Carbon Nanotubes

Jie Lian

Professor

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Nanotechnology, Advanced Nuclear Materials, Nano-scale Characterization, Graphene Composites

Toh-Ming Lu

Ray Palmer Baker Distinguished Professor

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Novel materials for advanced electronics and energy applications, Epitaxy of 3D semiconductors on 2D substrates

Jian Shi

Materials Science and Engineering
Epitaxy, Optoelectronic materials, Correlated materials and devices, Neuromorphic devices, Symmetry engineering

Minoru Tomozawa

Professor

Materials Science and Engineering
Glass Materials, Mass Transport, Reliability

Energy Efficiency Faculty

Ishwara B. Bhat

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Type II-VI Semiconductors, CdTe, ZnTe, hBN and other , Epitaxial Films

Diana-Andra Borca-Tasciuc

Professor

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Power Harvesting MEMS, Heat Transfer in Nanosystems, Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSC), New PV Materials

Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc

Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Heat conduction in nanomaterials, Prototyping and testing advanced refrigeration/heat pump and heat transfer systems, Metrology for fast, accurate, and high spatial resolution of thermal and thermoelectric properties, Thermal transport across interfaces, Thermoelectric energy conversion

T. Paul Chow

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Semiconductor Power Devices and ICs, Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Semiconductors, Electronics and Circuits

Mona M. Hella

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
High speed circuits for wireless/optical transceivers, Millimeter wave and THz integrated circuits, biomedical and energy harvesting interface ICs

Nadarajah Narendran

Professor

School of Architecture
LED Packaging, Solid State Lighting, Light Testing and Evaluation

Joel L. Plawsky

Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Interfacial phenomena, Transport Processes, Thin Films, Microelectronics, Photonics

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Solid State Devices, Semiconductor Devices, Integrated Circuits

Shawn-Yu Lin

Professor

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Photonic Crystals, Nano-photonics, Integrated Optics, Plasmonics

Christian M. Wetzel

Professor

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Electronic Band Structure, Group III Nitrides, Solar Cell Junctions, Power Electronics , Solid State Lighting, Solar Fuels

Distributed System Platforms Faculty

Joe H. Chow

NAE, Institute Professor and Director, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT)

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Web simulator, Voltage-sourced, Voltage stability analysis, Voltage and power dispatch, UPFC, Sensitivity analysis, Rated-capacity operation, Loadflow models

T. Paul Chow

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Semiconductor Power Devices and ICs, Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Semiconductors, Electronics and Circuits

Koushik Kar

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
routing and traffic management in computer networks, congestion control and fair resource allocation, ad-hoc and sensor networks

Ali Tajer

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Statistical Learning Theory, Machine Learning, Information Theory & Wireless Communications, Power Systems

Luigi Vanfretti

Associate Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
electric power engineering, power systems, system identification, electrified transportation, modeling and simulation of cyber-physical systems, real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation, synchrophasor measurements, eVTOL

Meng Wang

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Machine learning, High-dimensional data analytics, Power Systems, Signal Processing