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Professor, Electrical Engineering
CEI-related research interests: Atomistic modeling of nanomaterials and nanodevices including optical absorption / spontaneous emission rates on strain, energy levels;
Device modeling of photoresponse and photocurrent in nanodevices using the drift-diffusion and quantum transport frameworks; applications include photovoltaics and negative capacitance devices;
Phase change materials and resistive memory devices.
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
Director, Washington Nanofabrication Facility
Director, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
CEI-related research interests: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), manipulation and assembly from macro to nano scales, microfluidic systems for the life sciences, and microrobotics.
Affiliate Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
UW-PNNL Faculty Fellow
CEI-related research interests: Developing synthetic polymers to mimic natural proteins for biomimetic mineralization and for assembly of porous materials with clean energy applications.
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
CEI-related research interests: Modeling the charging decisions of electric vehicle drivers, and implications for electric grid loads and generation emissions; assessing prospective energy efficiency and travel demand implications of vehicle automation; evaluating the effects of services such as car-sharing and online shopping on total travel demand.
Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Lab and Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Member, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)
CEI-related research interests: field measurements supporting wave and tidal energy conversion.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
CEI-related research interests: The Xiao lab is a synthetic inorganic and materials chemistry group at the University of Washington. We are interested in how controlling both the local and long range self-assembly and structure of porous materials can lead to enhanced transport properties, new catalytic activity, and novel emergent behavior.