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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 30, 2020
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Engineering Faculty


MAI ABDELHAKIM, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Michigan State University

STEVEN D. ABRAMOWITCH, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

MURAT AKCAKAYA, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Washington University

AMIRHOSSEIN ALAVI, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, Michigan State University

HESSAM BABAEE, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Louisiana State University

NIKHIL BAJAJ, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Purdue University

ANNA C. BALAZS, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

HSEEN BALED, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

HENG BAN, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Kentucky

IPSITA BANERJEE, Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Rutgers University

MASOUD BARATI, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology

MATTHEW BARRY, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

AARON P. BATISTA, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, California Institute of Technology

CARLA APARECIDA BAUMEL, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, Northwestern University

TARYN BAYLES, Professor and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

MOHAMED BAYOUMY, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

ERIC J. BECKMAN, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Massachusetts

MOSTAFA BEDEWY, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Michigan

KURT E. BESCHORNER, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

MARY BESTERFIELD-SACRE, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

BOPAYA BIDANDA, Chair and Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

HODA BIDKHORI, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MELISSA M. BILEC, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

KARA BOCAN, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

HARVEY S. BOROVETZ, Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

IONNIS BOURMPAKIS, Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Crete

BRYAN N. BROWN, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

ANDREW P. BUNGER, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Minnesota

KAREN BURSIC, Associate Professor and Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program Director, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

LEONARD W. CASSON, Associate Professor and Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

RAKIE CHAM, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

JUN CHEN, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences

KEVIN P. CHEN, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Toronto

MARKUS CHMIELUS, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Technical University, Berlin, Germany

SUNG KWON CHO, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Seoul National University, Korea

YOUNGJAE CHUN, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

MINKING CHYU, Associate Dean for International Initiatives and Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Minnesota

AZIME CAN CIMINO, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

RENEE CLARK, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

WILLIAM W. CLARK, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

DANIEL G. COLE, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

XINYAN CUI, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Michigan

AHMED DALLAL, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

MONI KANCHAN DATTA, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, India

LANCE A. DAVIDSON, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

RICHARD E. DEBSKI, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

SAMUEL J. DICKERSON, Assistant Professor and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Program Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

AMRO EL-JAROUDI, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Northeastern University

MAHMOUD EL NOKALI, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, McGill University

ROBERT M. ENICK, Professor and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Assistant Chair of Research, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

WILLIAM FEDERSPIEL, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Rochester

SUSAN FULLERTON, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Graduate Education in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

GIOVANNI P. GALDI, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Naples, Italy

NEERAJ J. GANDHI, Professor and Bioengineering Graduate Program Director, Bioengineering, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

WEI GAO, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

CALIXTO ISSAC GARCIA, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

MARK J. GARTNER, Professor of Practice, Bioengineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

ALAN D. GEORGE, Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Florida State University

LEANNE GILBERTSON, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, Yale University

PEYMAN GIVI, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

BRIAN M. GLEESON, Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

BRANDON GRAINGER, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

KILICHAN GURLEYIK, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, DSc, Washington University in St. Louis

SARAH HAIG, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Glasgow

JOEL M. HAIGHT, Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Auburn University

KENT A. HARRIES, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, McGill University

ALAN HIRSCHMAN, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

KATHERINE MARY HORNBOSTEL, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JINGTONG HU, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas

HENG HUANG, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Dartmouth College

TIN-KAN HUNG, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Iowa

ANTHONY T. IANNACCHIONE, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

TAMER S. IBRAHIM, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, The Ohio State University

BISTRA IORDANOVA, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

STEVEN P. JACOBS, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, DSc, Washington University

TEVIS D. B. JACOBS, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

DANIEL R. JIANG, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Princeton University

J. KARL JOHNSON, Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Cornell University

ALEX K. JONES, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Northwestern University

JOHN A. KEITH, Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, California Institute of Technology

ROBERT JOHN KERESTES, Assistant Professor and Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

TONY KERZMANN, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

VIKAS KHANNA, Associate Professor and Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, The Ohio State University

LEV KHAZANOVICH, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois

HONG KOO KIM, Professor and Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

TAKASHI DANIEL YOSHIDA KOZAI, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Michigan

RAJKUMAR KUBENDRAN, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of California, San Diego

PRASHANT N. KUMTA, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Arizona

ALEXIS KWASINSKI, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

HYO KYUNG LEE, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

IN HEE LEE, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Michigan

JUNG-KUN LEE, Professor and Materials Science Engineering Graduate Program Director, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Seoul National University, Korea

SANGYEOP LEE, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PAUL LEU, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Stanford University

GUANGYONG LI, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Michigan State University

LEI LI, Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Michigan

XU LIANG, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Washington

JEEN-SHANG LIN, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

STEVEN LITTLE, Chair and Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

QIHAN LIU, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Harvard University

PATRICK J. LOUGHLIN, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Washington

NIATIKUN LOUIS LUANGKESORN, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Northwestern University

ARASH MAHBOOBIN, Assistant Professor and Bioengineering Undergraduate Program Director, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

SPANDAN MAITI, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

LISA M. MAILLART, Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Michigan

SCOTT X. MAO, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Tohoku University

ZHI-HONG MAO, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JAMES R. MARTIN II, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, Virginia Tech

JOSEPH J. MCCARTHY, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Northwestern University

JAMES MCKONE, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, California Institute of Technology

RAVI SHANKAR MEENAKSHISUNDARAM, Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Purdue University

IRENE MENA, Director of the First Year Engineering Program and Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Purdue University

NATASA MISKOV-ZIVANOV, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

BADIE MORSI, Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, ScD, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine-Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques

JOHN MURPHY, Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Duquesne University

IAN NETTLESHIP, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Leeds

TAGBO HERMAN ROLAND NIEPA, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Syracuse University

PAUL OHODNICKI, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

ROBERT PARKER, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Delaware

THOMAS PICCONE, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

OLEG A. PROKOPYEV, Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Florida

JAYANT RAJGOPAL, Professor and Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Director, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Iowa

MARK S. REDFERN, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Michigan

GREGORY F. REED, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

PIERVINCENZO RIZZO, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of California at San Diego

ANNE M. ROBERTSON, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

JOAQUIN RODRIGUEZ, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

ABHIJIT ROY, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology

PARTHA ROY, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

WARREN RUDER, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

STEVEN G. SACHS, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

JOSEPH T. SAMOSKY, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

DAVID SANCHEZ, Assistant Professor and Sustainability Program Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

WISSAM SAIDI, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Ohio State University

SHERVIN SAMMAK, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

DAVID SCHMIDT, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

JOHN SEBASTIAN, Professor of Practice, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MBA, University of Pittsburgh

ERVIN SEJDIC, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Western Ontario

INANC SENOCAK, Associate Professor and Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Director, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Florida

JASON SHOEMAKER, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

SANJEEV G. SHROFF, Chair and Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

WILLIAM S. SLAUGHTER IV, Associate Professor and Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Director, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Harvard University

PATRICK SMOLINSKI, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Northwestern University

GEORGE DEWITT STETTEN, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of North Carolina

ALEKSANDAR STEVANOVIC, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Utah

SUSHENG TAN, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences

ALBERT C. F. TO, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

GELSY TORRES-OVIEDO, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

LUIS E. VALLEJO, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Wisconsin

JONATHAN VANDE GEEST, Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

JULIE M. VANDENBOSSCHE, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Minnesota

SACHIN S. VELANKAR, Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, University of Delaware

OLEG VELIKOKHATNYI, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of Russian Academy of Sciences

GÖETZ VESER, Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society

NATASA VIDIC, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

RADISAV D. VIDIC, Chair and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of Cincinnati

JEFFREY S. VIPPERMAN, Professor and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Vice Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Duke University

DAVID VORP, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

GUOFENG WANG, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, California Institute of Technology

QING-MING WANG, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

DOUGLAS WEBER, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Arizona State University

JUSTIN WEINBAUM, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

JOHN WHITEFOOT, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

JÖRG M. WIEZOREK, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Cambridge

CHRISTOPHER WILMER, Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Northwestern University

SYLVANUS N. WOSU, Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, University of Oklahoma

FENG XIONG, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

WEI XIONG, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JUDITH C. YANG, Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Cornell University

JUN YANG, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Arizona

VICTOR YASHIN, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, PhD, Moscow State University

NATHAN YOUNGBLOOD, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of Minnesota

MIN HEE YUN, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, Arizona State University

BO ZENG, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering, PhD, Purdue University

IOANNIS ZERVANTONAKIS, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

XIAYUN SHARON ZHAO, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

LIANG ZHAN, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

PEIPEI ZHOU, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD, University of California, Las Vegas



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