Faculty: New Profs
Associate Professor Jane Hill joined the faculty in September 2013. She earned a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in environmental management and policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Yale. Her research interests include infectious disease prognosis and diagnostics, aerobiological processes, and methods of engineering soils for greater fertility.
Ryan Halter Th’06, an assistant professor at Thayer since 2006, joined the tenure-track faculty in July 2013. He earned a B.Sc. in engineering science and mechanics and a M.Sc. in engineering mechanics from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. at Thayer School. His research interests include biomedical instrumentation, electrical impedance tomography and spectroscopy, medical imaging, tissue bioimpedance, cancer detection technologies, traumatic brain injury, and medical robotics. He is also an adjunct professor of surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Visiting Assistant Professor Vikrant Vaze has become a full-time assistant professor. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India. At MIT he received an S.M. in transportation, a second S.M. in operations research, and a Ph.D. in transportation systems. His research interests include logistics and transportation, aviation, healthcare analytics and healthcare systems modeling, building energy analytics, systems optimization, game theory, and data driven and statistical modeling.
John X.J. Zhang will join the faculty in July 2014. He earned his B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford. He has been teaching at the University of Texas at Austin since 2005. His research interests include miniature imaging and biosensing systems, lab-on-chip design, advanced nanofabrication technologies, and multi-scale modeling of fundamental force, flow, and energy processes in biological interactions.