Experts in Subject: Engineering

Electronics, Engineering, MEMS, Open Device Engineering

Brian Bryce

Brian Bryce, PhD, researches electronics, with a particular interest in developing applications with positive environmental implications. Bryce directs the Open Device Engineering (ODE) Lab, which is committed to creating useful tools and platforms that improve access to scientific information and enable research, development and prototyping work. Currently Bryce’s lab is focusing on open scientific instruments […]

Engineering, Mechanical Vibrations, Structural Dynamics

Philip Cha

Philip Cha, PhD, professor of engineering and C.F. Braun & Company Fellow, conducts research in ways to minimize and suppresses vibration by imposing nodes at selected locations; frequency analysis of combined dynamical systems consisting to linear structures carrying lumped attachments. Cha teaches courses in the dynamics of elastic systems, advanced structural dynamics, and systems engineering. Prior […]

Autonomous Mobile Robots, Control Theory, Engineering, Mapping and Localization, Motion Planning, Multi-robot Systems, Robotics, Underwater Robotics

Chris Clark with AUV

Chris Clark, PhD, focuses his teaching and research on autonomous systems, including underwater robots and other field robotic systems. Clark runs the Lab for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics (LAIR), which researches multi-robot applications including motion planning, localization, mapping, integration of social systems and control. Clark’s research projects include AUV shark tracking off of Catalina Island, […]

Engineering, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology

Albert Dato

Albert Dato, PhD, researches the synthesis and applications of nanomaterials. Dato directs the Energy & Nanomaterials Lab, which seeks to develop solutions to energy and environmental challenges through applications of advanced materials. Dato received a PhD in applied science and technology from the University of California, Berkeley. Founder and CEO of Graphene LLC, Dato has […]

Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Engineering

Zee Durón.

Ziyad Durón, PhD, Jude and Eileen Laspa Professor of Engineering, is an expert in the full-scale field testing of large structures, including seismic investigations and earthquake engineering. Durón has headed more than 20 field tests on a variety of structures, including concrete dams, buildings, bridges and launch vehicles. He is a leader in the development of […]

Bioengineering, Engineering, Nanocomposite Membranes, Transdermal Transport

Nancy Lape.

Nancy Lape, PhD, focuses her research on two areas: energy-efficient composite gas separation membranes and chemical transport across human skin. Nanocomposite Gas Separation Membranes To efficiently and effectively separate gas mixtures–such as applying a filter system to trap harmful gasses from factory emissions–membranes must exhibit high gas permeability (fast transport) and high selectivity for one […]

Creativity, Design Thinking, Engineering, Innovation

Frederick S. Leichter.

Fred Leichter, clinical professor of engineering, specializes in design thinking and innovation. He directs The Claremont Colleges’ Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (the Hive), with a mission to accelerate the creative development of students through exploration, collaboration and experiential learning. Leichter previously worked as senior vice president for design thinking and innovation at […]

Artificial Cornea, Biomedical Engineering, Chitosan, Engineering, Tissue Engineering

Liz Orwin '95.

Elizabeth Orwin, PhD, James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering and department chair, specializes in biomedical engineering. Orwin has worked for Gel-Del Technologies in St. Paul, Minn., on the research and development of a novel protein matrix for wound healing applications. She chairs the Engineering Department and also directs the Engman Fellowship Program in Bioengineering, which […]

Business Case Analysis, Capital Investment Evaluation, Cost and Schedule Estimation, Engineering, Engineering Economics, Leadership and Decision-making Styles, Project/Program Management, Technical and Project Management

Don Remer.

Donald Remer, PhD, P.E., Oliver C. Field Professor of Engineering Economics, is a recognized expert and sought-after seminar and short-course leader for executives, managers, engineers and scientists in cost and schedule estimation, capital investment evaluation, economic and technical feasibility analyses, business case analysis, engineering and project or program management, and managerial decision-making styles for leaders […]

Circuit Design, Engineering, MEMS

Matt Spencer

Matthew Spencer, PhD, researches circuit design, with an emphasis on circuits that are not built entirely from transistors. Currently he is working on characterizing ground plane noise in PCBs, simulating phase change memories and investigating applications of radio frequency design techniques to underwater communication links. Spencer has also worked on building computers out of micro-electro-mechanical […]

Aerosols, Engineering, Materials Processing, Optical Diagnostics, Process Control, Radiant Heat Transfer

Eric Spjut.

Erik Spjut, PhD, professor of engineering and Union Oil Company Engineering Design Fellow, has extensive experience in radiative heat transfer, high-temperature heterogeneous kinetics, containerless processing of materials and non-contact temperature measurement. Spjut also researches process control and optimization, automatic test equipment, computerized data acquisition and processing, and digital audio processing and synthesis. He has published […]

Engineering, Environment, Life Cycle Assessment, Public Health, Statistics, Sustainability

Tanja Srebotnjak

Tanja Srebotnjak, PhD, is the inaugural director of the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design. Her research interests focus on the development and application of statistical methods for describing and analyzing a range of environmental issues, including the environmental and health risks associated with hydraulic fracturing in California, the spatial analysis of ecosystem service hotspots, […]

Engineering, Fiber optics, Optical Communications, Optical Packet Switching Networks

Qimin Yang.

Qimin Yang, PhD, specializes in fiber optic communications, including high-capacity optical networks and network architecture designs. Yang has done extensive research in interconnection and switching networks for high-performance computing with a focus on routing logic designs, physical implementation and quality of service in switching networks. She teaches courses in fiber optics, electronic and magnetic circuits […]