By Bill Kisliuk

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is proud to welcome nine new faculty members in the fall of 2013-14. With more than 50 NSF Early Career Award winners on the faculty and 26 affiliated faculty who are National Academy of Engineering members, UCLA engineering is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and education and is one of the top engineering schools at a public university anywhere in the world.

Our vision:
•  Provide an excellent undergraduate and graduate education
•  Prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century
•  Serve the engineering profession and community with distinction
•  Conduct cutting-edge research that is responsive to the needs of society and the nation

Our new faculty members:

Mosleh 2013

ALI MOSLEH
Distinguished Professor in Materials Science and Engineering
Evalyn Knight Chair in Engineering
Research: Risk assessment, reliability engineering. Member of NAE

XIAOCHUN LILi 2013
Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Raytheon Chair in Manufacturing Engineering
Research: Scalable nano-materials. Winner of NSF CAREER Award
Gerbremichael 2013MEKONNEN GEBREMICHAEL
Associate Professor in Civil and Environ-mental Engineering
Research: Water systems, hydrological fluxes
Winner of NASA New Investigator and AGU awards
Jarrahi 2013MONA JARRAHI
Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering
Research: Terahertz optoelectronics and microwave photonics
Winner of early career awards from NSF, DARPA, ONR and ARO
Marian 2013JAIME MARIAN
Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering
Research: Modeling and simulation of materials
under extreme conditions.
Winner of DOE’s Early Career Award
Chen 2013YVONNE CHEN
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Synthetic biological systems, targeted cancer therapy
Winner of NIH Early Independence Award
Condie 2013TYSON CONDIE
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Research: Big Data. Large-scale distributed systems for processing massive data sets and runtimes for declarative languages
Dorfler 2013FLORIAN DÖRFLER
Assistant  Professor in Electrical Engineering
Research: Analysis, control design and security in cyber-physical systems and smart power grids
Hopkins 2013 JONATHAN B. HOPKINS
Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research: Design, fabrication of flexible materials with elastic energy storage and release capacity