Researcher

Ricardo Castro

Prof. Castro is a Faculty Member of the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory & NEAT ORU and its research fields can be basically divided in three areas:

· Thermochemistry of Nanosintering:

Alberto Cerpa

Professor Cerpa’s broad interests lie broadly in the computer networking and distributed systems areas. His recent focus has been systems research in wireless sensor networks, with emphasis in wireless radio channel measurement and modeling, link quality estimation, routing algorithms, topology control, and programming models. Professor Cerpa is also interested in Internet protocols and operating systems issues. In the past, he has been involved in active networking, mobile IP, and protocol design and verification research.

YangQuan Chen

YangQuan Chen received the B.S. degree in industrial automation from the University of Science and Technology of Beijing, Beijing, China, in 1985, the M.S. degree in automatic control from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in advanced control and instrumentation from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, in 1998.

Dr. Chen’s MESA LAB at UC Merced is emerging as a widely known “DRONE LAB” with a vision to build “Agriculture Drone Valley” in California Central Valley.

Yihsu Chen

My research focuses on studying the interactions of environmental policies and polluting industry activities. In particular, I am interested in the responses of industry (e.g., electricity) to the market-based instruments (e.g., emissions trading programs). The recent development of climate policies in northeast states RGGI (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative), California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) and European Union ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) and Western Climate Initiative (WCI) has shown that emissions trading will continue being an area subject to policy debates.

Shaowei Chen

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Physical Chemistry, Nanomaterials

The research program in the Chen group is centered around electron transfer chemistry at the nanoscale. More specifically, we are interested in the electron transfer properties of nanometer-sized functional particles and their organized assemblies. Our strategy is to employ a series of chemical as well as physical manipulations to shed light onto the molecular origin of these unprecedented electrochemical phenomena.

Professor Nathan Cheung

He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology, 1980. Prior to joining the faculty of EECS, he held research positions at the Exxon Research Laboratory at Linden, JNJ and Bell Telephone Laboratories at Murray Hill NJ.

Dr. Cheung is a member of IEEE, the American Electro-chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the Materials Research Society, and the Böhmische Physikalische Gesellschaft.

Professor Wei-Chun Chin

Professor Chin’s studies have focused on the application of polymer physics, microfabrication and engineering principles to biological systems. The application of the theory and tools from engineering in his work has initiated many innovative and productive research projects. These studies have brought us a better understanding of natural phenomena from the unique perspective of engineering. Professor Chin’s current research plans include:

Alan Christy

Alan Christy is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His publications include Ethnographies of the Self: Japanese Native Ethnology,1910-1945 (forthcoming), a translation of Amino Yoshihiko’s Rethinking Japanese History (forthcoming) and essays on modern Okinawan history and war memory in Japan. He teaches courses on Japanese and East Asian history, Okinawa, and historiography and memory.

Professor Chen-Nee Chuah

Chen-Nee Chuah is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Davis. Chuah received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1995, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 1997 and 2001, respectively. From 2001 to 2002, she was a visiting researcher of the IP-Group at Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories in Burlingame, CA.

Po-Ya Abel Chuang

Education: Executive MBA, 2009 — Rochester Institute of Technology Ph.D., 2003 — Pennsylvania State University M.S., 1997 — National Cheng Kung University B.S., 1995 — National Cheng Kung University Research Interests: PEM fuel cell Heat exchanger Thermal management Two-phase heat transfer and fluid flow Loop heat pipe Porous material Carbon fiber