Our group’s research focuses on using the inelastic laser light scattering technique known as resonance Raman spectroscopy to study the specific atomic-level motions that occur in a molecule or nanocrystal immediately after it absorbs light. This information is particularly relevant to the mechanisms of photochemistry, vision, photography, xerography, and natural and artificial photosynthesis (solar energy […]
My research integrates new methods emerging in the disciplines of information theory and complex systems theory with the earth and environmental sciences. I am particularly interested in data-driven techniques to understanding environmental feedbacks and generating predictions about drought and other climate anomalies or flows of surface water, or to trace pathways of spatial connectivity to […]
I have recently become interested in behavioral robotics and human-robot interactions, as a natural extension of my interests in animal behavior (People and Robots). My work on navigation has led to my current NSF funding to study olfactory navigation in humans and search dogs. I am therefore also interested in new sensor technology (Health Initiative). […]
My research interests, described above, are well-aligned with two of CITRIS’ initiatives: sustainable infrastructure and people and robots. My research on bioinspired processes, in collaboration with experts in biology and robotics, focuses on the development of robots with enhanced capabilities to improve the efficiency and sustainability of construction practices. My research on natural and human-made […]
My research is relevant to the CITRIS people and robots initiative. It is clear that drones present a clear benefit to society (quantified, e.g. by what people are willing to pay for hobbyist drones). At the same time, there is a pressing need to make these flying robots safer, and to quantify the potential safety […]
My reserach is in cardiovascular tissue engineering. As part of this work, we develop on-chip platforms with stem-cell derived cells and biological materials for analysis, diagnosis and sensing. Recently, we have been learning how to make biological machines (biobots).
Sanjay Govindjee is a Professor of Civil Engineering and the Horace, Dorothy, and Katherine Johnson Endowed Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1993-2006, 2008-present) His main interests are in theoretical and computational mechanics with an emphasis on micro-mechanics, shape memory alloys, and elastomers. Prior to joining Berkeley he worked as an engineer at the […]
Program: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Research Summary: Behavior of structures, earthquake engineering
Laura Lowes joins the faculty at University of Washington following two years as a faculty at Stanford University and completion of her PhD at UC Berkeley. Her recent research focuses on developing tools for modeling the non-linear response of structural systems subjected to severe loading. An on-going project investigates finite element modeling of reinforced concrete […]
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Director, John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center (2002 – Present) Stanford University Deierlein’s research focuses on improving limit states design of constructed facilities through the development and application of nonlinear structural analysis methods and performance-based design criteria. Recent projects include the development and application of strength and stiffness degrading models […]
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