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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Faculty & Staff

Interim Director

NameEmailResearch Focus
Alla Kostyukova
Interim Director & The Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering
alla.kostyukova@wsu.eduRegulation of actin dynamics by actin-binding proteins, protein structure and protein-protein interactions, protein engineering, circular dichroism

Regents Professors

NameEmailResearch Focus
Yong Wang
Regents Professor
Voiland Distinguished Professor
yong.wang@pnnl.gov
Development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering for the conversion of fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals

Professors

NameEmailResearch Focus
Birgitte Ahring
Professor
Bioproduct Sciences & Engineering Laboratory (BSEL)
bka@wsu.eduMicrobiology, biomass conversion to biofuels and high-value bioproducts
Haluk Beyenal
Professor
beyenal@wsu.eduElectrochemistry for human health and environment, electrochemical bandage, electrochemical signals in soil and envirochemical engineering.
Su Ha
Professor / Director, O.H. Reaugh Laboratory for Oil and Gas Research
suha@wsu.eduEnergy generations from alternative fuels
James Petersen
Professor
jn_petersen@wsu.eduBioremediation of contaminated aqueous systems, modeling of biological processing operations and on-line optimization of biological processes
Peter Pfromm
Professor
peter.pfromm@wsu.eduAdvancing engineering research in fundamental and applied aspects
Mary Rezac
Professor, Dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
mary.rezac@wsu.eduMolecular-level fundamentals of new separation processes; integration of this knowledge with industrial scale processes
Kirk Schulz
Professor, President of Washington State University
PresidentsOffice@wsu.eduCatalysis, surface science, materials science
Bernard Van Wie
Professor
bvanwie@wsu.eduBiotechnology including biosensors and bioanalytical devices, cell and tissue culture, engineering education research

Associate Professors

NameEmailResearch Focus
Wen-ji Dong
Associate Professor
dongwenji@wsu.eduCardiac muscle biology and mechanics, protein chemistry and engineering, fluorescence techniques, computer modeling, nanoscale biosensor design and engineering
David Lin
Associate Professor
davidlin@wsu.eduIntegrated mechanical properties of skeletal muscle and spinal reflexes
Hongfei Lin
Associate Professor
hongfei.lin@wsu.eduCatalyst synthesis and application; catalytic conversion of biomass; CO2 reduction; renewable hydrogen production; fuel cell electrocatalysis; advanced functional nanomaterials; photocatalysis
Jean-Sabin McEwen
Associate Professor
js.mcewen AT wsu.eduAtomistic modeling of catalytic processes for energy applications
Steven R. Saunders
Associate Professor & Associate Director for Administration and Undergraduate Research
steven.r.saunders@wsu.eduNanotechnology for novel catalytic systems, sustainable solvent technologies
Anita Vasavada
Associate Professor
vasavada@wsu.eduBiomechanics and neural control of the musculoskeletal system, focusing on the human head and neck system
Xiao Zhang
Associate Professor
x.zhang@wsu.eduBiomass chemistry, biomass conversion to bioproducts and bioenergy

Assistant Professors

NameEmailResearch Focus
David Thiessen
Assistant Professor (Career Track)
thiessen@wsu.eduFluid mechanics of drops, bubbles, and capillary channels, applications in microgravity
Dmitri Tolkatchev
Assistant Professor (Career Track)
dmitri.tolkatchev@wsu.eduProtein chemistry and structure, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions; protein engineering; protein NMR
Di Wu
Assistant Professor & Founding Director of Alexandra Navrotsky Institute for Experimental Thermodynamics
d.wu@wsu.eduHeterogeneous catalysis, porous materials, surface science, materials chemistry, thermodynamics, nanogeoscience and nanotechnology

Emeritus Faculty

NameEmailResearch Focus
Denny Davis
Emeritus Professor
dennycdavis73@gmail.comEngineering education, design education and assessment, engineering entrepreneurship, engineering for K–12 education, pedagogies for innovation and professional development
Howard Davis
Emeritus Professor
davish@wsu.eduEngineering and entrepreneurship pedagogy, technology development and clinical applications of biomedical instrumentation
Cornelius F. Ivory
Emeritus Professor
cfivory@wsu.eduElectrofocusing, forensic microelectrophoresis, nanochannel separations, diagnostic microfluidic devices, microchannel sample preparation
Norbert Kruse
Emeritus Professor
norbert.kruse@wsu.eduHeterogeneous catalysis: from fundamentals to industrial applications
KNona Liddell
Emeritus Professor
liddell@wsu.eduElectrochemical kinetics and reactor design; Applications to environmental problems and materials processing
R. Mahalingam
Emeritus Professor
mahalingam@wsu.edu
Reid Miller
Emeritus Professor
millerrc@moscow.com
William J. Thomson
Emeritus Professor
privprof@yahoo.com
Richard Zollars
Emeritus Professor
rzollars@wsu.eduColloidal phenomena/interfacial phenomena, multiphase heat transfer, engineering education

Research Professors

NameEmailResearch Focus
Oscar Marin-Flores
Assistant Research Professor
omarinflores@wsu.eduBiomass conversion, hydrogen production for fuel cells applications via reforming of liquid fuels, direct solid oxide fuel cells, mathematical modeling of fuel cell systems, photocatalytic/electrochemical processes for CO2 mitigation

Affiliate Faculty

NameEmail
Arda Gozen arda.gozen@wsu.edu
Aurora Clarkauclark@wsu.edu
Bert Tannerbertrand.tanner@wsu.edu
Louis Scudieroscudiero@wsu.edu
Manuel Garcia-Perez
mgarcia-perez@wsu.edu
Yuehe Linyuehe.lin@wsu.edu

Adjunct Faculty

NameEmail
Aaron Wrightaaron.wright@pnnl.gov
David Heldebrant
david.heldebrant@pnnl.gov
Huamin WangHuamin.wang@pnnl.gov
Jerome Babautajbabauta@gamry.com
Jian Zhi Hujianzhi.hu@pnnl.gov
Karthi Ramasamykarthi@pnnl.gov
Mike Thorsonmichael.thorson@pnnl.gov
Olga A. Marinaolga.marina@pnnl.gov
Ryan Renslowryan.renslow@pnnl.gov
Venky Prabhakaranvenky@pnnl.gov
Zdenek Dohnalekzdenek.dohnalek@wsu.edu

Staff

NameEmailPhoneOffice
Billy Schmuck
Laboratory Coordinator
bschmuck@wsu.edu509-335-4776147 Wegner Hall
Kate Konen
IT System Administrator
kate.konen@wsu.edu509-335-8039249 Wegner Hall
Lael Gray
Administrative Manager
l.gray@wsu.edu509-335-4731105G Wegner Hall
Malena Braatne-Millstein
Administrative Assistant 1
m.braatne@wsu.edu509-335-3151107N Wegner Hall
Maria Greaney Curry
Academic (Undergraduate) Coordinator
mgreaney@wsu.edu509-335-1041105B Wegner Hall
Nicole Leavitt
Fiscal Analyst 1
nicole.leavitt@wsu.edu509-335-3205105D Wegner Hall
Samantha Bailey
Academic (Graduate) Coordinator
samantha.bailey@wsu.edu509-335-4001105E Wegner Hall
Tucson Smith
Fiscal Analyst 3
smitht@wsu.edu509-335-3811105H Wegner Hall

Postdoctoral Research Associates

NameEmailResearch Focus
Dezhou Gaodezhou.guo@wsu.edu
Dong Jiangdong.jiang@wsu.eduLow-temperature catalytic combustion; Single-atom catalysts (SACs), Ammonia (NH3) synthesis, Mayenite (C12A7) compounds (oxide, electride, and hydride)
Junrui Lijunrui.li@wsu.edu
Weixin Huangweixin.huang@wsu.edu