Faculty

Michael J. Betenbaugh

Michael J. Betenbaugh

PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (’88)

Research Interests:  Metabolic Engineering, Cell Line Optimization, Mammalian Cell and Microalgae Genetic Engineering, Green Energy (Biofuels Production)

Michael A. Bevan

Michael A. Bevan

PROFESSOR
Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University (’99)

Research Interests:  Colloidal Interactions, Dynamics, Assembly, Nanoparticle Materials and Devices, Biomacromolecular Interactions

Honggang Cui

Honggang Cui

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Director of Graduate Admissions
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware (’07)

Research Interests:  Soft Matter Nanomaterials, Nano-Bio Interfacial Engineering, Molecular Engineering of Drugs, Supramolecular Imaging

Lise Dahuron

Lise Dahuron

SENIOR LECTURER
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota (’87)

Marc D. Donohue

Marc D. Donohue

PROFESSOR
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (’77)

Secondary Appointment: Advanced Technology Laboratory

Research Interests:  Thermodynamics, Diffusion, Advanced Materials

Joelle Frechette

Joelle Frechette

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Director of Masters Studies
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Princeton University (’05)

Research Interests:  Interfacial Properties, Wetting and Adhesion, Surface Structure

Zachary Gagnon

Zachary Gagnon

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame (’09)

Research Interests:  Microfluidics, Electrokinetics, Flowtaxis, Chemotaxis, Electrotaxis

Sharon Gerecht

Sharon Gerecht

PROFESSOR
KENT GORDON CROFT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FACULTY SCHOLAR
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Israel Institute of Technology (’04)

Research Interests:  3D Culture Environments, Stem Cell Self Renewal and Differentiation, Tissue Engineering

An Goffin

An Goffin

SENIOR LECTURER
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (’08)

David Gracias

David Gracias

PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, (’99)

Secondary Appointment:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:  3D Nano, Micro Devices For Tracking, Fluidic Self-Assembly and Integration, Sum Frequency Spectroscopy

Jeffrey J. Gray

Jeffrey J. Gray

PROFESSOR
Diversity Champion

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin (’00)

Research Interests:  Protein Structure Prediction and Design, Protein-Protein Docking, Antibody Engineering, Biomineralization, Membrane Protein Modeling, Glycoprotein Modeling

Joseph L. Katz

Joseph L. Katz

PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago (’63)

Research Interests:  Nucleation

Yannis Kevrekidis

Yannis Kevrekidis

BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, (’86)

Other Appointments:
Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering
Professor, Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research Interests: 

Algorithms, data, and the computer-assisted modeling of complex dynamical systems

Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Rice University (’95)

Research Interests:  Microfluidics, Nanoscale Mechanics, Quantitative Modeling, Receptor Biochemistry, Functional Genomics

Rong Li

Rong Li

BLOOMBERG DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Genetics and Cell Biology, University of California, San Francisco (’92)

Other Appointments:
Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Cell Dynamics, Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: 

Cellular dynamics in space, time, and adaptation

Marc Ostermeier

Marc Ostermeier

PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (’96)

Research Interests:  Protein Engineering, Evolution, Synthetic Biology

Carmo Pereira

Carmo Pereira

SENIOR LECTURER – PART TIME

PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (’78)

Research Interests: 

Catalysis and reaction engineering in chemical engineering practice

Rebecca Schulman

Rebecca Schulman

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology (’07)

Secondary Appointment: Computer Science

Research Interests:  DNA Self-Assembly, Smart Biomaterials, Synthetic Biology

Stavroula Sofou

Stavroula Sofou

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, (2001)

Research Interests:  Heterogeneous Lipid Bilayers, Drug Delivery/Nanobiomaterials, Targeted Chemotherapy, Alpha-Particle Therapy

Jamie Spangler

Jamie Spangler

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Biological Engineering, MIT, (’11)

Joint Appointment:
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:  Structural and Molecular Immunology, Protein Engineering, Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Design, Targeted Drug Development

Sean Sun

Sean Sun

PROFESSOR AND INTERIM CHAIR

Ph.D. University of California Berkeley (’98)


Primary Appointment:
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Secondary Appointment: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests: 

Mechanobiology of the cell, molecular biomechanics and biophysics, molecular motors and muscle, statistical mechanics and nonlinear phenomena.

Chao Wang

Chao Wang

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Brown University (’09)

Research Interests:  Photochemical Solar Cells, Green Engineering, High-performance Catalysts

Denis Wirtz

Denis Wirtz

VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH
THEOPHILUS HALLEY SMOOT PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (’93)

Secondary Appointments: Materials Science and Engineering, Oncology and Pathology

Office Hours:
Please contact Ms. Dynaesty Griffin (dygriffin@jhu.edu) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wirtz.

Research Interests:  3D Cell Motility, Ageing and Cancer, Tumor Microenvironment, Cancer Metastasis, Digital Pathology

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