Faculty Expands as School Grows

Thursday, October 10, 2013


We just added a new dean and 10 extra faculty members, and we’re expanding with a dozen

additional searches

this year. 



More and more students are choosing the KU School of Engineering for the outstanding experience they receive in our classrooms and laboratories.  And we’re responding by giving them access to great teachers and great researchers in fields that drive economic growth in Kansas, the Midwest and our nation. 



The expansion is part of the school’s

Building on Excellence Initiative

that drives growth in faculty, facilities, discovery and enrollment.



 



New Faculty, 2013



Dean Michael Branicky
Michael Branicky, Dean and Professor




School of Engineering

/

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science




Research expertise:

Hybrid systems, intelligent control and learning with applications to robotics, manufacturing, control over networks and biology.




Doctoral granting institution:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



 



Assistant Professor Haiyang Chao
Haiyang Chao, Assistant Professor




Department of Aerospace Engineering




Research expertise:

UAV design and programming, flight testing for small UAVs for flight control, aviation safety and remote sensing applications.




Doctoral granting institution:

Utah State University



 



Assistant Professor Kevin Leonard
Kevin Leonard, Assistant Professor




Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering




Research expertise:

Electrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, energy storage, scanning electrochemical microscopy.




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Wisconsin - Madison



 



Associate Professor Andres Lepage
Andres Lepage, Associate Professor




Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering




Research expertise:

High-performance fiber reinforced concrete and ultrahigh strength steel for disaster-resistant buildings. 




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



 



Assistant Professor Remy Lequesne
Remy Lequesne, Assistant Professor




Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering




Research expertise:

Design and performance of reinforced concrete structures subjected to earthquakes. 




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Michigan



 



Assistant Professor Jian Li
Jian Li, Assistant Professor




Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering




Research expertise:

Structural health monitoring using wireless sensor networks, system identification, substructure hybrid simulation, seismic risk assessment. 




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



 



Assistant Professor Lin Liu
Lin Liu, Assistant Professor




Department of Mechanical Engineering




Research expertise:

Energy storage, energy conversion, multi-scale and multi-physics modeling, mechanics of manufacturing processes, advanced manufacturing.




Doctoral granting institution:

Iowa State University



 



Assistant Professor Matt O'Reilly
Matthew O’Reilly, Assistant Professor




Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering




Research expertise:

Corrosion, concrete materials, and reinforced concrete performance. 




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Kansas



 



Associate Professor Candan Tamerler
Candan Tamerler, Associate Professor




Department of Mechanical Engineering




Research expertise:

Biomimetrics, bionanotechnology, nanotechnology, bio-enabled materials science, biomaterials.




Doctoral granting institution:

Bogazici University



 



Assistant Professor Daniel Tran
Dai “Daniel” Tran, Assistant Professor




Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering




Research expertise:

Risk analysis and decision making, project delivery methods, life-cycle assessment, and statistical modeling. 




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Colorado, Boulder



 



Assistant Professor Heechul Yun
Heechul Yun, Assistant Professor




Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science




Research expertise:

Performance isolation in multicore systems, power/energy-aware scheduling, real-time Linux, operating systems, embedded real-time systems, computer architecture.




Doctoral granting institution:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign





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