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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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