Biomathematics & Biophysics Computational Science Earth & Climate Electron Conduction on the Nanoscale Grain Structures in Films Inverse Problems Nanomaterials Optical Physics Plasma Physics & Fusion XRay & Neutron Scattering 


Biomathematics & Biophysics 

Qiang Du, Applied Mathematics Numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and scientific computation with selected applications in physical, biological, materials, data and information sciences 

Oleg Gang, Applied Physics Soft matter physics; programmable selfassembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions


Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics Singlemolecule transport and mechanics, electron transport at the nanoscale, xray photoemission spectroscopy


Chris H. Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
Applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter, genetic networks and network inference, machine learning


Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics
Nanophotonics, midinfrared and farinfrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and metasurfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects 
Computational Science 

Daniel Bienstock, Applied Mathematics
Applied mathematics, methodology and highperformance implementation of optimization algorithms, applications of optimization: preventing nationalscale blackouts, emergency management, approximate solution of massively large optimization problems, higherdimensional reformulation techniques for integer programming, robust optimization 

Simon J. L. Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering
Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination 

Qiang Du, Applied Mathematics Numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and scientific computation with selected applications in physical, biological, materials, data and information sciences 

Eitan Grinspun, Applied Mathematics / Computer Science 

Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics
Computational and analytical aspects of geophysical problems dealing with shallow mass; Development of adaptive mesh refinement strategies for geophysics; Design and implementation of wave propagation software


Chris A. Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering Predicting materials properties from firstprinciples computations; materials with energy related applications; densityfunctional theory; dynamical meanfield theory; transitionmetal oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials 

Lorenzo M. Polvani, Applied Mathematics
Atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres



Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics
Uncertainty quantification (UQ), reduced order models (ROMs), hyperbolic partial differential equations

Adam H. Sobel, Applied Mathematics Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, extreme weather 

Marc W. Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics Advanced computation for multiphysics problems with applications to coupled fluidsolid mechanics in Earth Sciences (e.g. magma dynamics, carbon sequestration) 

Chris H. Wiggins, Applied Mathematics Applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter, genetic networks and network inference, machine learning 

Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, Materials Sciece/Applied Physics
Computational materials physics, simulation of matter at extreme conditions,

Earth & Climate 

Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics
Computational and analytical aspects of geophysical problems dealing with shallow mass; Development of adaptive mesh refinement strategies for geophysics; Design and implementation of wave propagation software


Lorenzo M. Polvani, Applied Mathematics Atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres


Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment (PTHA), tsunami modeling


Christopher H. Scholz, Applied Mathematics Tectonophysics, experimental and theoretical rock mechanics, especially friction, fracture, hydraulic transport properties, nonlinear systems, mechanics of earthquakes and faulting 

Adam H. Sobel, Applied Mathematics Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, extreme weather 

Marc W. Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics Advanced computation for multiphysics problems with applications to coupled fluidsolid mechanics in Earth Sciences (e.g. magma dynamics, carbon sequestration) 

Michael Tippett, Applied Mathematics Predictability and variability of the climate system, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to data from observations and numerical models


Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, Materials Sciece/Applied Physics
Computational materials physics, simulation of matter at extreme conditions, 
Electron Conduction on the Nanoscale 

William E. Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spinpolarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics 

Katayun Barmak, Materials Science and Engineering Processing and structure (crystal structure and microstructure) relationships to electrical and magnetic properties of metal films; developing transmission electron microscopy automated orientation imaging techniques that can be applied to the study of nanostructured materials; use of differential scanning calorimetry for the study solid state reactions and phase transformations in thin films 

Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics Singlemolecule transport and mechanics, electron transport at the nanoscale, xray photoemission spectroscopy 

Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics
Nanophotonics, midinfrared and farinfrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and metasurfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects 
Grain Structures in Films 

William E. Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spinpolarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics 

Katayun Barmak, Materials Science and Engineering Processing and structure (crystal structure and microstructure) relationships to electrical and magnetic properties of metal films; developing transmission electron microscopy automated orientation imaging techniques that can be applied to the study of nanostructured materials; use of differential scanning calorimetry for the study solid state reactions and phase transformations in thin films. 

SiuWai Chan, Materials Science and Engineering
Metal oxides, crystalsizerelated structural changes and properties in nanoparticles, thin films, grain boundaries and interfaces as well as their corresponding electrical properties 

James Im, Materials Science and Engineering Laserinduced crystallization of thin films, phase transformations & nucleation in condensed systems 

I. Cevdet Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
Characterization and modeling of mechanical and micromechanical deformation; residual stress analysis and nondestructive testing; xray and neutron diffraction, microdiffraction analysis 
Inverse Problems 

Simon J. L. Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering
Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination 

Oleg Gang, Applied Physics Soft matter physics; programmable selfassembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions 

Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics Inverse conductivity problem with power densities, discrete Radon transform (DRT)


I. Cevdet Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
Characterization and modeling of mechanical and micromechanical deformation; residual stress analysis and nondestructive testing; xray and neutron diffraction, microdiffraction analysis 
Nanomaterials 

SiuWai Chan, Materials Science and Engineering
Metal oxides, crystalsizerelated structural changes and properties in nanoparticles, thin films, grain boundaries and interfaces as well as their corresponding electrical properties 

Oleg Gang, Applied Physics Soft matter physics; programmable selfassembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions 

Irving P. Herman, Applied Physics
Nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanostructured materials, laser diagnostics of thin film processing, mechanical properties of nanomaterials 

Chris A. Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering
Predicting materials properties from firstprinciples computations; materials with energy related applications; densityfunctional theory; dynamical meanfield theory; transitionmetal oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials 

Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics
Spectroscopy of semiconductors & insulators, quantum structures, systems of reduced dimensions, atomic layers of graphene, electron quantum fluids 

Michael I. Weinstein, Applied Mathematics Partial Differential Equations, applied analysis, dynamical systems, waves and multiscale phenomena in inhomogeneous, nonlinear and random media 

Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, Materials Sciece/Applied Physics
Computational materials physics, simulation of matter at extreme conditions, 

Yuan Yang, Materials Science and Engineering Developing nanostructured materials for batteries and thermal management 
Optical Physics 

Alexander Gaeta, Applied Physics
Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, nonlinear propagation in fibers & bulk media 

Irving P. Herman, Applied Physics
Nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanostructured materials, laser diagnostics of thin film processing, mechanical properties of nanomaterials 

Michal Lipson , Applied Physics Silicon photonics, novel micronsize photonic structures for light manipulation, light confining structures 

Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics
Spectroscopy of semiconductors & insulators, quantum structures, systems of reduced dimensions, atomic layers of graphene, electron quantum fluids 

Michael I. Weinstein, Applied Mathematics Partial Differential Equations, applied analysis, dynamical systems, waves and multiscale phenomena in inhomogeneous, nonlinear and random media 

Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics
Nanophotonics, midinfrared and farinfrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and metasurfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects 
Plasma Physics & Fusion 

Allen H. Boozer, Applied Physics Plasma theory, theory of magnetic confinement for fusion energy, nonlinear dynamics 

Andrew J. Cole, Applied Physics Plasma physics and nuclear fusion with p articular focus on: symmetrybreaking magnetic perturbations and their effect on plasma rotation in magneticallyconfined fusion plasmas 

Michael E. Mauel, Applied Physics
Controlling hightemperature matter in the laboratory and studying the behavior of magnetized plasma to predict space weather and to achieve costeffective fusion energy 

Gerald A. Navratil, Applied Physics
Plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, fusion energy science 

Amiya K. Sen, Applied Physics
Plasma physics, fluctuations and anomalous transport in plasmas, control of plasma instabilities 

Francesco A. Volpe, Applied Physics
Nanophotonics, midinfrared and farinfrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and metasurfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects 
XRay & Neutron Scattering 

William E. Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spinpolarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics 

Simon J. L. Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering
Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination 

Oleg Gang, Applied Physics Soft matter physics; programmable selfassembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions 

I. Cevdet Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
Characterization and modeling of mechanical and micromechanical deformation; residual stress analysis and nondestructive testing; xray and neutron diffraction, microdiffraction analysis 

Yuan Yang, Materials Science and Engineering
Characterizing energy materials by Synchrotronbased techniques 