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M.P. (Anant) Anantram

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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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.

Payman Arabshahi

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Principal Scientist, Applied Physics Lab

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CEI-related research interests: innovation readiness, optimization, wireless networks, and signal processing.

Karl F. Böhringer

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
Director, Washington Nanofabrication Facility
Director, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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CEI-related research interests: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), manipulation and assembly from macro to nano scales, microfluidic systems for the life sciences, and microrobotics.

Charles Campbell

B. Seymour Rabinovitch Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Chemistry

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CEI-Related research interests: Energy-related and environmental catalysis, interfaces in solar cells and microelectronics, and array-based biochemical analyses.

Chun-Long Chen

Affiliate Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

UW-PNNL Faculty Fellow

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CEI-related research interests: Developing synthetic polymers to mimic natural proteins for biomimetic mineralization and for assembly of porous materials with clean energy applications.

Youngjun Choe

Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
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David Cobden

Professor, Physics

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CEI-related research interests: Nanoscale behavior of strongly correlated materials; Adsorbed atoms on individual carbon nanotube nanoguitars; Monolayer Dirac-valley semiconductors.

Kai-Mei Fu

Assistant Professor, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Semiconductor-based photonics, fundamental understanding of how defects enhance/degrade clean-energy device performance.

Bruce Hinds

Campbell Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Membrane focus for flow batteries, value added biofuel separations and water purification.

Alex K-Y. Jen

Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Chair, Materials Science & Engineering Emeritus

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CEI-related research interests: Design and synthesis of functional polymers for photonic and energy applications

Jessica Kaminsky

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

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CEI-related research interests: cultural predictors of clean energy infrastructure construction, microbial fuel cells for sanitation system instrumentation.

Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee

Assistant Professor in Construction Management, University of Washington
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Lih Lin

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Quantum dot nanophotonics; nanostructure-enhanced laser tweezers, micro-instrunmentation by optical MEMS.

Hong Ma

Research Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Organic/Polymer Materials and Surface/Interface Nanoengineering for High-Performance Solar Cells and Low-Power Flexible Electronics.

Donald MacKenzie

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

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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.

Arka Majumdar

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Physics

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CEI-related research interests: low power optoelectronics.

Alexander Mamishev

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Sensors, electric power applications, MEMS, robotics, manufacturing automation, and energy efficiency.

David Masiello

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

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CEI-related research interests: Theory and simulation in plasmonics, nanophotonics, electron microscopy/spectroscopy, and
quantum optics.

Walter van Schalkwijk

Affiliate Professor Walter van Schalkwijk is a northwest leader and consultant in the lithium-ion battery research and development community.
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C.J. Richard Shi

Professor, Electrical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Computer-aided design and testing of VLSI circuits and systems.

Tom Spiro

Professor, Chemistry

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CEI-related research interests: Solar hydrogen production using molecular photocatalysts.

Venkat Subramanian

Professor and Ernest Dashiell Cockrell II Chair in Engineering, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas – Austin

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CEI-related research interests: Models and software for next generation batteries

Jim Thomson

Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Lab and Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Member, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC)

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CEI-related research interests: field measurements supporting wave and tidal energy conversion.

Junlan Wang

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Energy efficient coatings, thermochromic materials, mechanical and interfacial reliability of thin film electrode materials.

Dianne Xiao

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

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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.

Qiuming Yu

Research Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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CEI-related research interests: Nanomaterials for solar cells.