Faculty Directory


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Renato Zanetti

Associate Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Office Location: ASE 3.210

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Space and Aeronautics

Research Interests

Stochastic estimation of non-linear/non-Gaussian dynamical systems; GNC of autonomous systems; Spacecraft attitude dynamics, determination, and control; Simulation of large, complex dynamical systems; Vision-based navigation; Sensor fusion, sensor technology, and sensor utilization planning

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Elena Zannoni

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Office Location: ETC 7.138

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Nuclear and radiation engineering; Development of nuclear medicine imaging instrumentation and data analysis techniques for advanced applications in radiological science and molecular imaging

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Amy Zhang

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 6.878

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Research Interests

Reinforcement learning; generalization; representation learning; robotics

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Yunlan (Emma) Zhang

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 4.732

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Architected materials (mechanical metamaterials), deployable structures, extraterrestrial structures and materials, bio-inspired materials, additive manufacturing, and shape morphing structures. 

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Bo Zhao

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering


(217) 721-8363
Office Location: BME 1.0108O

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Computational Engineering/Science

Research Interests

Developing advanced mathematical models, computational algorithms and data acquisition schemes to push the limits of magnetic resonance imaging systemsMedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and spin physics; Statistical inference, machine learning and optimization

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Kent Zheng

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering


512-232-2048
Office Location: CPE 3.404

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Understanding and controlling electrochemical synthesis of crystalline materials for energy & sustainability; Advanced materials, polymers and nanotechnology energy

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Yuebing Zheng

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-0228
Office Location: ETC 9.174

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Research Interests

Nanophotonics; micro and nanofluidics; molecular engineering; nanobiotechnology; lab on a chip; solar energy; information technology

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Hao Zhu

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 471-1722
Office Location: EER 7.868

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Cyber-physical power systems, Energy data analytics, Signal processing over networks

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Janet Zoldan

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Office Location: BME 4.202D

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Research Interests

Molecular cell biology and tissue engineering

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Jorge Zornberg

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3595
Office Location: ECJ 9.227A

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Soil mechanics; soil reinforcement and improvement; environmental geotechnics; geosynthetics; numerical and physical (centrifuge) modeling of geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems