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

Chulsung Bae

Ford Foundation Professor

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Peter Dinolfo

Associate Professor

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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

Liping Huang

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

Materials Science and Engineering

Mattheos Koffas

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

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Nikhil Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Dan Lewis

Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Jie Lian

Professor

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Toh-Ming Lu

Ray Palmer Baker Distinguished Professor

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy

Jian Shi

Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Jian Sun

Professor and Director, CFES

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Power factor correction, Power conversion, High-frequency, DC-DC, Communications, Analysis, Aerospace, AC-DC

Minoru Tomozawa

Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Energy Efficiency Faculty

Ishwara Bhat

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Diana Borca Tasciuc

Professor

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Theo Borca-Tasciuc

Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Paul Chow

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Mona Hella

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Bob Karlicek

Director, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), Co-Director, Institute for Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems (EBESS), and Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Nadarajah Narendran

Director of Research, Lighting Research Center

Lighting Research Center

Joel Plawsky

Professor and Department Head

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Michael Shur

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

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Jian Sun

Professor and Director, CFES

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Power factor correction, Power conversion, High-frequency, DC-DC, Communications, Analysis, Aerospace, AC-DC

Shawn Yu Lin

Professor

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy

Christian Wetzel

Professor

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy

Distributed System Platforms Faculty

Joe Chow

Institute Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Paul Chow

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Koushik Kar

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Jian Sun

Professor and Director, CFES

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Power factor correction, Power conversion, High-frequency, DC-DC, Communications, Analysis, Aerospace, AC-DC

Ali Tajer

Associate Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Luigi Vanfretti

Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Meng Wang

Associate Professor

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering