Graduate Faculty


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Mark Meacham

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Mark Meacham’s research interests include microfluidics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and associated transport phenomena, with application to design, development and testing of novel energy systems and life sciences tools, from scalable...

Rohan Mishra

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

In his lab at WashU, Rohan Mishra plans to identify and develop a quantitative measure of structure-property correlations in materials, such as epitaxial thin films and materials with reduced dimensionality, using a synergistic combination of...

Ryan Ogliore

Assistant Professor, Physics

Our research group uses microanalytical techniques to study extraterrestrial materials in order to better understand the formation and evolution of our Solar System, as well as other stars.

We are analyzing returned samples from a comet,...

Vijay Ramani

Professor, Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

Vijay Ramani's research interests lie at the confluence of electrochemical engineering, materials science and renewable and sustainable energy technologies. The National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research and Department of Energy have...

Prof. Sheng Ran

Assistant Professor of Physics

Sheng Ran’s research aims to realize and understand exotic states of quantum materials, using combined techniques of bulk crystal synthesis, electric and thermal transport measurements under extreme temperature, pressure and magnetic field...

Jai Rudra

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Jai Rudra's lab is interested in the development of nano-scale biomaterials such as nanofibers, nanoparticles, virus-like particles, and hydrogels for engaging the immune system to induce protective antibody and cell-mediated immune responses...

Bryce Sadtler

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

The Sadtler research group is interested in how hierarchical structure of materials from the atomic level to nano- and meso-scale can be used to control their physical properties and chemical reactivity.


Professor Singamaneni seated at desk, smiling.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Professor Singamaneni’s research interests include Plasmonic engineering in nanomedicine (in vitro biosensing for point-of-care diagnostics, molecular bioimaging, nanotherapeutics), photovoltaics (plasmonically enhanced photovoltaic devices),...

Simon Tang

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

With the overall theme of understanding the biological regulation of skeletal matrix quality, our research group integrates engineering and biology approaches for (1) understanding the effect of disease mechanisms on the structure-function...

Elijah Thimsen

Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

The Interface Research Group focuses on advanced gas-phase synthesis of nanomaterials for energy applications. We are currently exploring nonthermal plasma synthesis and atomic layer deposition (ALD). The goal is to discover and then understand...

Prof. Chuan Wang

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Chuan Wang's focus areas of research include (1) flexible and stretchable electronics for displaying, sensing and energy harvesting applications; (2) low-cost additive manufacturing of flexible and stretchable electronics using inkjet printing;...

Patty Weisensee

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Dr. Weisensee’s work focuses on phase change and liquid-solid interactions, and spans a wide range of applications in the fluid, thermal, and materials sciences. Of particular interest is the coupling of fluid mechanics, (phase change) heat...

Professor Lan Yang

Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Lan Yang is a fellow of The Optical Society and her research interests include fabrication, characterization and fundamental understanding of advanced nano/micro photonic devices with outstanding optical properties or novel features for...