Core Faculty

Margie Ackerman

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Protein engineering; biotherapeutics; vaccine technology; engineering immune responses

Mary R. Albert

Professor of Engineering
Executive Director, U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office

Snow and firn physics; air-snow transfer; ice cores and climate; porous media; transport phenomena

Ian Baker

Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Director, Dartmouth Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

Mechanical behavior; phase tranformations; electron microscopy; x-ray topography; x-ray diffraction; ice; magnetic materials; intermetallic compounds; high temperature materials; nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia

Mark E. Borsuk

Associate Professor of Engineering

Decision theory; integrated systems modeling and management; Bayesian statistics, uncertainty analysis; risk assessment; valuation methods; imprecise probabilities; sustainability science

Zi Chen

Research Scientist
Visiting Research Scientist, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Mechanics of soft matter; mechanical instability of thin structures; origami structures; computational material science

John P. Collier

Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation

Design and analysis of orthopedic prostheses; design and metallurgy of porous-metal-coated implants; study of implant/host interfaces; growth and repair of cartilage

Benoit Cushman-Roisin

Professor of Engineering
Director, Master of Engineering Management Program

Environmental transport processes; environmental fluid mechanics; industrial ecology; sustainable design; energy efficiency

George Cybenko

Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering

Information systems and theory

Scott C. Davis

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Engineering in medicine; cancer diagnostics and treatment; biomedical optics; multi-modal medical imaging; molecular imaging; fluorescence molecular tomography; fluorescence guided surgery; photodynamic therapy

Solomon G. Diamond

Associate Professor of Engineering

Biomedical imaging; functional neuroimaging; physiological modeling; heart rate variability; stroke recovery; Alzheimer's disease

Brenden Epps

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Fluid mechanics as related to marine propulsion, wind energy, and hydrokinetic energy; aeromechanical simulation and modeling of wind turbines; propulsion system design; analysis and optimization of hydrokinetic turbine systems.

Eric R. Fossum

Professor of Engineering
Director, Ph.D. Innovation Program

Solid-state image sensors (CCDs, CMOS active pixel sensors, Quanta Image Sensors); advanced imaging systems; on-chip image processing; new applications for image sensors

Harold J. Frost

Associate Professor of Engineering

Materials science; modeling of microstructural evolution; deformation and fracture at high temperatures

Elsa Garmire

Sydney E. Junkins 1887 Professor of Engineering

Non-linear optics; integrated optics and semiconductor photonic devices; lasers; electro-optics; fiber optics

Tillman U. Gerngross

Professor of Engineering
Associate Provost of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer

Protein engineering; glycoprotein engineering; high cell density fermentation technology; metabolic engineering; protein expression

Karl Griswold

Associate Professor of Engineering

Protein engineering; directed evolution; biotherapeutics; applied biocatalysis; high throughput screening

Ryan Halter

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Biomedical instrumentation; electrical impedance tomography and spectroscopy; medical imaging; tissue bioimpedance; cancer detection technologies; traumatic brain injury; medical robotics

Eric W. Hansen

Associate Professor of Engineering

Signal and image processing; digital system design; optics

Alexander Hartov

Professor of Engineering

Biomedical engineering; medical imaging; electrical impedance tomography; image-guided surgery; cryosurgery; ultrasound; multi-modality imaging

Joseph J. Helble

Dean and Professor of Engineering

Environmental impacts of fossil energy utilization with emphasis on mercury; particulate matter; air pollution control; CO2 capture; combustion-derived pollution

Jane Hill

Associate Professor of Engineering

Infectious disease prognosis and diagnostics; aerobiological processes; methods to engineer soils for greater fertility

Songbai Ji

Associate Professor of Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Image-guided surgery; medical imaging; multi-modality imaging; image analysis; finite element; numerical methods; image registration; traumatic brain injury; computational modeling of the human head

Shudong Jiang

Associate Professor of Engineering

Optical spectroscopy and imaging systems for biomedical applications

Stephen Chad Kanick

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Optics in Medicine; quantitative spectroscopy; Monte Carlo modeling of light transport in tissue; monitoring patient response to administered therapies; image-based cancer diagnostics; photodynamic therapy; pharmacokinetic and physiological modeling

Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Optical techniques and systems for diagnostic cancer imaging and image-guided cancer therapy; multi-modality medical imaging; biomedical instrumentation

Ronald C. Lasky

Professor of Engineering
Director, Cook Engineering Design Center

Process optimization; designed experiments; statistical analysis; electronic assembly; Lean Six Sigma; electronic and optoelectronic packaging; materials science; environmental compliance for electronics; electronic assembly with lead-free solders

Christopher G. Levey

Associate Professor of Engineering
Director, Microengineering Laboratory
Director, Instructional Laboratories
Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Microfabrication technology; micro-optical systems and binary optics; micromechanical and electromechanical systems (MEMS); microrobotics

Jifeng Liu

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Optoelectronic materials and devices; integrated nanophotonics for energy-efficient Information Technologies (Green IT); Nanomaterials and nanostructures for solar cells and thermophotovoltaic cells; Infrared and ultraviolet optical sensors

William Lotko

Sue and John Ballard '55 TT'56 Professor of Engineering

Geospace environment; space plasma physics, modeling, simulation; magnetohydrodynamics; electromagnetic fields and waves

Daniel R. Lynch

MacLean Professor of Engineering

Scientific management of natural resources; physical/biological interactions in the coastal ocean; advanced computational methods with applications in water resources and environmental engineering

Lee Rybeck Lynd

Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering Design and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Dartmouth
Co-Founder, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer, Mascoma Corporation
Biomass Deconstruction and Conversion Focus Area Leader, DOE Bioenergy Science Center
Executive Committee Chair, Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project

Microbial cellulose utilization; metabolic engineering; innovative biomass processing technologies; sustainable bioenergy futures

Vicki V. May

Associate Professor of Engineering

Engineering education; inquiry-based learning; student-centered learning; K-12 and outreach activities; creativity; seismic engineering

Paul M. Meaney

Professor of Engineering

Microwave imaging ultrasound computed tomography for biomedical applications; microwave antenna design; thermal modeling and system design for focused ultrasound surgery applications

Rachel W. Obbard

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Materials science; ice and snow microstructure, microstructure and structural glaciology; porous materials, sea ice, air-snow-ice-ocean physicochemical interactions; materials in sports equipment; materials in cultural heritage; nanostructured thin films; micro-computed tomography; scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), synchrotron X-ray micro fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy; women in science

Kofi M. Odame

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Analog integrated circuits; low power sensor interfaces; nonlinear signal processing

Keith D. Paulsen

Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Radiology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth Advanced Imaging Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Co-Director, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Biomedical engineering; numerical methods in electromagnetics; cancer therapeutics; medical imaging methodologies; bioelectromagnetics

Minh Q. Phan

Associate Professor of Engineering

System identification; iterative learning control; model predictive control; control of robotic swarms; intelligent control; adaptive control

Brian W. Pogue

Professor of Engineering
Director, M.S. and Ph.D. Programs
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College
Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Optics in medicine, biomedical imaging to guide cancer therapy; molecular guided surgery; dose imaging in radiation therapy; Cherenkov light imaging; image guided spectroscopy of cancer; photodynamic therapy; modeling of tumor pathophysiology and contrast

Laura Ray

Professor of Engineering

Dynamics and controls; nonlinear estimation; mobile robots; active noise control; damage detection in smart structures; mechatronics

Peter J. Robbie

Associate Professor of Engineering

Product Design, human-centered design, cognitive strategies and methodologies for creative design practice

Eugene Santos Jr.

Professor of Engineering

Intelligent systems; artificial intelligence; probabilistic reasoning; adversarial modeling; intent inferencing; user modeling; information retrieval; evolutionary computation; socio-cultural modeling

Erland M. Schulson

George Austin Colligan Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Chair, Engineering Sciences Department
Director, Ice Research Laboratory

Flow and fracture of ice; mechanical behavior of metals and alloys; physical metallurgy and materials science

Simon G. Shepherd

Associate Professor of Engineering

HF radar development; ionospheric plasma convection and physics; solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere coupling; space weather and climatology

Fridon Shubitidze

Associate Professor of Engineering

Numerical methods in computational electromagnetic; electromagnetic sensing methodologies; detection and discrimination of sub-surface objects; linear and non-linear inverse-scattering; induced geo-electromagnetic fields; micro strip antennas; photonic band gaps; near field optics; DNA sequencing; electrostatic discharge; magnetic nano-particles hyperthermia for cancer treatment and imaging

Jason T. Stauth

Assistant Professor of Engineering

High-frequency and chip-scale power electronics; neural system interfaces (micro-magnetic stimulation); sensor interfaces and energy scavenging; integrated circuit design (analog/mixed signal, RF, power and embedded applications); systems engineering; engineering management; technology entrepreneurship.

Charles R. Sullivan

Professor of Engineering

Power electronics; electromagnetic design of power electronics components; micro-fabricated magnetic components; nanocomposite magnetic materials; energy efficiency and renewable energy

Stephen Taylor

Professor of Engineering

Information operations, distributed computing and systems, computer and network security, embedded systems, surveillance technologies

B. Stuart Trembly

Associate Professor of Engineering

Therapeutic heating of tissue; dielectric properties of tissue; biomedical engineering; antenna theory

Douglas W. Van Citters

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Orthopaedic failure analysis and design; wear of polymers; polymer processing; biomaterials and surgical device design

Vikrant Vaze

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Logistics and transportation; aviation; healthcare analytics; healthcare systems modeling; building energy analytics; systems optimization; game theory; data-driven and statistical modeling

Ulrike G.K. Wegst

Associate Professor of Engineering

Mechanical performance of natural materials; biomaterials and tissue engineering; self-assembly; biotemplated materials; biomimetics; novel materials for nuclear fuel applications; multifunctional hybrid materials; materials selection and eco-design; eco-audits; materials in musical instruments and sports equipment; science education through interdisciplinary projects linking music, arts and sport

John X.J. Zhang

Professor of Engineering

Miniature imaging and biosensing systems; bio-inspired nanomaterials; lab-on-chip design; advanced nanofabrication technologies; multi-scale modeling of fundamental force, flow, and energy processes in biological interactions