New Faculty Join the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has hired seven highly qualified faculty members to fill tenure-track positions starting in fall 2008. This impressive and diverse group of professors includes two women and represents a wide range of educational backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Chemical Engineering

  • Dr. Noelle K. Comolli
    Assistant Professor
    Biomaterials, polymers, tissue engineering, and drug delivery
    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Drexel University
  • Dr. Michael A. Smith
    Assistant Professor
    Advanced materials, nanotechnology, and alternative energy
    M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Villanova University
    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Dr. Aleksandra Radlinska
    Assistant Professor
    Concrete for sustainable design; shrinkage and cracking in cementitious materials
    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr. Garrett M. Clayton
    Assistant Professor
    Mechatronics, nanosensors
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • Dr. Gang Feng
    Assistant Professor
    Nanomechanics, bioengineering
    Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • Dr. Jens O.M. Karlsson
    Associate Professor
    Bioengineering, cryobiology, system dynamics
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • Dr. Aaron P. Wemhoff
    Assistant Professor
    Nanothermal sciences, fluid mechanics
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley