Graduate Faculty

 

Ioannis (Yannis) P. Androulakis

Title: Professor Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: BME-212
Phone: 848-445-6561

Research Interests:  Systems biology, transcription, inflammation

Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa

Title: Professor Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Office: CBE-138
Phone: 848-445-2970
Fax: 732-445-5312
Research Interest: Development of novel multifunctional nanostructured and nanoporous materials for catalysis; biocatalysis, sensors, and biosensors; solar cells and renewable energy; nanomedicine for cancer treatment

Research Webstite: http://chem.rutgers.edu/asefa_teddy

Helen Buettner

Title: Professor and CBE Undergraduate Director
                     Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: BME-318
Phone: 848-445-6597
Fax: N/A
Research Interest: Neural circuitry, kinetics, microscopy, microfabrication
 

Fuat E. Celik

Title: Assistant Professor
                         Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: CBE 215
Phone: 848-445-5558
Fax: 732-445-2581
Research Interest:  Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications
Research Webstite: http://celik.rutgers.edu/
 

Susie Chen

Title: Professor
                        Department of Chemical Biology
Address:  164 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: Lab for Cancer Research, Rm 213
Phone: (848) 445 7243
Fax: 732-445-0687
Research Focus: Glutamatergic signaling and cancer, transgenic mouse model system for melanoma development, Regulation of cell signaling by G-protein-coupled-receptor
 

Yee Chiew

Title: Professor and Director of Alumni Relations
                         Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Address:  School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: C150B
Phone: 848-445-0315
Fax: 732-445-2581
Research Interest: 

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Complex Fluids, Polymers, Thermodynamic and Physico-chemical Properties of Pharmaceutical Materials Nanopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery, Interfacial Phenomena Nanoparticles and Colloidal Systems

Shishir P.S. Chundawat

Title: Assistant Professor
                     Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address:  School of Engineerin, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854   
Office: C150A
Phone: 848-445-3578
Research Interest: Cellulosic Biofuels, Biomass Processing, Glycoengineering, Protein Engineering, Glycan Biopolymer
Research Webstite: Research Page

William Craelius

Title: Professor
                    Biomedical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: BME-207
Phone: (848) 445-2369
Fax: 732-445-3753
Research Interests: Prosthetic limb restoration; motor control and polymers for tissue engineering; Designing of controllers; robotic devices; signal processing and instrumentation; Entrepreneurial and regulatory experience with medical devices.
 

Alberto Cuitino

Title: Department Chair, Professor
                            Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: B235
Phone: 848-445-2248, 848-445-4210

Research Interest: Pharmaceutical manufacturing, Material modeling and simulations, dislocation mechanics, fracture in metal single crystals, granular materials, mechanical behavior of solid foams and folding patterns in thin films.

German Drazer

Title:  Associate Professor
                Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room:  D158
Phone: 848-445-5400

Research Interest: Transport Phenomena; Fluid mechanics and statistical physics, stochastic processes to investigate the transport of suspended particles in complex systems.

Meenakshi Dutt

Title: Assistant Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C229
Phone: 848-445-5612
Fax: 732-445-2421
Emailmeenakshi.dutt@rutgers.edu
Research Interest: Particle technology, multifunctional biohybrid materials, and nano-particle - cell membrane interactions.
Research Group Web Page

Panagiotis (Pano) G. Georgopoulos

Title: Professor
            Environmental &  Occupational Medicine
Address: Computational Chemodynamics laboratory, EOHSI, 170 Frelinghuysen Road, Room 308 Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-445-0159

Research Interest: Environmental chemical engineering; turbulent transport; reactive flows

 

Benjamin Glasser

Title: Professor
             Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Office: C231

Phone: 848-445-4243
Fax: 732-445-2581
Research Interest: The mechanics of fluidized beds, multiphase flows and reactors, flow and segregation of granular materials, nonlinear dynamics of transport processes in fluid-particle systems, and pharmaceutical engineering
Research Webstite: Research Group
 

Masanori Hara

Title: Professor
                    Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8065
Room: C161
Phone: 848-445-3817
Fax: 848-445-5313
Research Interests:Solution Behavior of Ionic Polymers; Development and Study of Novel Polymers; Polymer Blends, and Composites via Ionic Interactions; Inorganic Polymers Based on Silicates Made from Minerals; Ionic Polymers and Ionic Liquids. 
 

Marianthi Ierapetritou

Title: Professor and Department Chair
                           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: C227
Phone: 848-445-2971
Fax: 732-445-2581
Research Interest: Process operations involving scheduling, planning and supply-chain management comprising of deterministic and stochastic approaches
Research Webstite: Research Group
 

Joachim Kohn

Title: Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry
Address: Chemical & Chemical Biology, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: Wright Rieman Labs, 303
Phone: 848-445-3888
Interests: Novel biomaterials design, orthopedic and cardiovascular biomaterials, drug delivery, polymeric implants
 

Bozena Michniak-Kohn

Title: Professor 
               Pharmaceutics
Address: Department of Pharmaceutics,145 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: Life Science Building rm 109
Phone: 848-445-3589
Research Interest: Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery

Tamara Minko

Title: Distinguished Professor and Chair
                    Pharmaceutics
Address: 160 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway NJ 08854
Room: William Levine Hall Room 214
Phone: (848) 445-6348
Fax: 732-445-3134
Research Interest: Biopharmaceutics; nanotechnology; molecular targeting; antisense oligonucleotides, siRNA and peptide delivery; mechanisms of multidrug resistance; intracellular fate and molecular mechanisms of action of anticancer drugs;
 

Prabhas V. Moghe

Title: Distinguished Professor
                 Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-315
Phone: 848-445-4591
Fax: 732-445-3753
Research Interest: Cell and tissue engineering, and biomimetic materials.
 

Gaetano Montelione

Title:Professor
              Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Address: 679 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: CABM 014A
Phone: 848-445-9868
Fax:732-235-5633
Research Interest: Cancer biology, influenza virus, structural biology, and structural bioinformatics
 

Fernando Muzzio

Title: Distinguished Professor
                     Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C126
Phone: 848-445-3357
Research Interest: Pharmaceutical engineering; chaos & mixing of viscous fluids; mixing & segregation of powders
 

Alex Neimark

Title: Distinguished Professor
                   Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C258
Phone: 848-445-0834
Research Interest: Molecular modeling of nanoscale processes and materials; thermodynamics and transport in CBE
 

Ronke Olabisi

Title: Assistant Professor
             Biomedical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-209
Phone: 848-445-6687
Fax: N/A
Research Interest: Tissue repair, regenerative medicine for injury and disease

Wilma Olson

Title: Mary I. Bunting Professor of Chemistry         
                  Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Address: 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: Wright Rieman Labs A209
Phone: 848-445-3993 
Email: wilma.olson @ rutgers.edu
Research Interest: Theoretical studies of nucleic acid structure and properties, molecular biophysics
 

Henrik Pedersen

Title: Professor and Associate Dean of Lifetime Learning and Professional Education
                         Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: B203
Phone: 848-445-4795
Fax: 732-445-2581
Research Interest: Plant cell culture, chemical and biochemical fiber optic sensors, applications of biophotonics in bioprocess technology
 

Rohit Ramachandran

Title: Associate Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C216 
Phone: 848-445-6278
Fax: 732-445-2421
Research Interest: Interests include: Process Systems Engineering; Process Control; Process Simulation; Process Optimization; Mathematical Modelling; Population Balance Modelling; Experimental Studies and Validation; Pharmaceutical Engineering; Particulate and Chemical Processes; Nonlinear Identification and Control; Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory.

Richard Riman

Title: Distinguished Professor
           Material Science and Engineering
Address: 607 Taylor Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: CCR-106
Phone: (848) 445-4946
Fax:(732) 445-6264
Research Interest: Processing (low temperature hydrothermal methods, dispersion, particulate mixed-ness, and solution crystallization of ceramics) and functional materials (structural ceramics, electro-ceramics, optics, and biomaterials).

Charles Roth

Title: Professor and CBE Graduate Director
          Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Office: BME-205
Phone: 848-445-6686
Fax: 732-445-3753
Research Interest: Nanomedicine; gene silencing
 

Jerry Scheinbeim

Title: Distinguished Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8065
Office: C164
Phone: 848-445-3669
Fax: 732-445-0654
Research Interest:  Polymer electroprocessing, structure-property relationships in electroactive polymeric materials, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, dielectric, and electrostrictive properties of polymers

Nina Shapley

Title: Associate Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C230
Phone: 848-445-4951
Fax: 732-445-2581
Research Interest: Multiphase fluid mechanics and rheology, imaging (nuclear magnetic resonance imaging), micro and nanoencapsulation, biopolymer colloids, health, and environmental applications..

Troy Shinbrot

Title: Professor
           Biomedical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-310
Phone: 848-445-6584
Fax: 732-445-3753
Research Interest: Research in our lab deal with mechanisms for self-assembly in cells and in mixing problems.

Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh

Title: Assistant Professor
           Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: ENG B-245
Phone: (848) 445-3797
Research Interest: Colloids and Surface Ccience, Soft Matter, Microfluidics and Complex Fluids.

David Shreiber

Title: Professor, Graduate Director
           Biomedical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-312
Phone: 848-445-6589
Fax: 732-445-3753
Research Interests: Central Nervous System injury, repair, and regeneration.

Stavroula Sofou

Title: Associate Professor
           Biomedical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-219
Phone: 848-445-6568
Fax: 732-445-3753
Interests Include:  Biomembranes and drug delivery systems.

Paul Takhistov

Title: Assistant Professor
           Department of Food Science
Address: 65 Dudley Road New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (848) 932-5478
Fax:732-932-6776
Research Interest: Engineering (Development of microfluidic devices and biosensors for microorganism’s detection, non-thermal (pulse-electric field) pathogens inactivation; nanotechnology in food processing, packaging and control).

 

M. Silvina Tomassone

Title: Associate Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8065
Room: C234
Phone: 848-445-2972
Fax: 732-445-2421
Interests Include: Molecular dynamics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of fluids, nanoparticles, nanotribology, self assembly and dynamics of surfactants, and spreading of fluids.

 

George Tsilomelekis

Title: Assistant Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-445-5809
Fax: 732-235-5633
Interest Includes: Structure-reactivity relationships as they pertain to complex catalytic reactions, Operando spectroscopy.

Kathryn Uhrich

Title: Professor
           Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Address:  610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: Wright Rieman Labs, Rm 311
Phone: 848-445-0361
Fax: 732-445-7036
Research Interest: polymeric bioactives; specifically, the design of biocompatible, biodegradable polymers that can improve human health.

Martin Yarmush

Title:  Distinguished Professor
           Biomedical Engineering
Address: 599 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME 231
Phone: 848-445-6528
Fax: 732-445-3753
Research Interests: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapeutics; BioMEMS and BioNanotechnology, Medical Devices

Haoran Zhang

Title:  Assistant Professor
           Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C106
Research Interest: Engineering microorganisms and complex microbial systems for bioproduction of value-added molecules
 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

 
   

Charles Dismukes

Title: Distinguished Professor
           Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Address: 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: Wright Rieman Labs 113
Phone: 848-445-1489
Fax: 732-445-5312
Research Interest: Biological and chemical methods for renewable solar-based fuel production, catalysis, photosynthesis, metals in biological systems and tools for investigating these systems.

Ashutosh Goel

Title: Assistant Professor
           Material Science and Engineering
Address: 607 Taylor Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: CCR-212
Phone: 848-445-4512
Research Interest: Structure-Property relationships in glasses

Jing Li

Title: Distinguished Professor
           Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Address: 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: Wright Rieman Labs 207
Phone: 848-445-3758
Fax: 732-445-5312
Research Interest: development of solid-state inorganic and inorganic-organic hybrid materials that are both fundamentally important and relevant for practical applications

Ravendra Singh

Title: Assistant Research Professor
           Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C162
Phone: 848-445-4944
Fax: 732-235-5633
Research Interest: control and optimization of downstream pharmaceutical processes.

Aleksey M. Vishnyakov

Title: Assistant Research Professor
Address: 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: C-257
Phone: 848-445-3865
Fax: 732-445-8184
Research Interest: Computational Chemistry and molecular simulations