Faculty

Department Chair
Roysam
Dr. Badri Roysam
Office Location: N325 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4435
Email: broysam [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Biological image analysis; High-performance computing; Brain tissue mapping and Neuroprosthetic devices; Computational Immunology; Subsurface sensing and imaging systems.
Associate Department Chair
Leonard P. Trombetta
Dr. Leonard P. Trombetta
Office Location: W324 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4424
Email: ltrombetta [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Physics, Lehigh University
Research Interests: Solid state device physics; Characterization of MOS devices and materials.
Professor
Jiming Bao
Dr. Jiming Bao
Office Location: N318 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4456
Email: jbao [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Semiconductor nanowire optoelectronics; silicon photonics and metallic nanostructures for plasmonics; solar water-splitting; Fiber optic sensors.
Stanko R. Brankovic
Dr. Stanko R. Brankovic
Office Location: N322 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4409
Email: SRBrankovic [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Science and Engineering of Materials, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Research Interests: Electrochemical thin film growth; Magnetic materials and nanostructures; Nanofabrication; Electrocatalysis; Sensors; Physics and Thermodynamics of Electrified Interfaces.
Ji Chen
Dr. Ji Chen
Office Location: W442A, Engineering Bldg 2
Phone: 713-743-4423
Email: jchen18 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Biomedical instrumentation, Wireless communications physical layer design, Nano-scale structures with non-scaling phenomenon,VLSI CAD.
Frank J. "Fritz" Claydon
Dr. Frank J. "Fritz" Claydon
Office Location: N310 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4204
Email: fclaydon [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
Research Interests: Bioengineering; Defibrillation efficacy and optimization; Intracavitary mapping; Electrocardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmias; Clinical and experimental electrophysiology.
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal
Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal
Office Location: W310 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4429
Email: jlcontreras-vidal [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA
Research Interests: Brain-Machine Interfaces; Neuroprosthetics and Wearable Exoskeletons; Regulatory Science of Biomedical Devices; Neuroaesthetics, Big NeuroData; Arts in Medicine; STEAM Outreach, Mobile Brain-Body Imaging; Reverse Engineering the Brain; Rehabilitation Robotics
Zhu Han
Dr. Zhu Han
Office Location: W302 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4437
Email: zhan2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2003
Research Interests: Game Theory, Wireless Networking, Security, Big Data, Smart Grid
David R. Jackson
Dr. David R. Jackson
Office Location: W318 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4426
Email: djackson [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Research Interests: Applied Electromagnetics; Microstrip antennas and circuits; Leaky-wave antennas; Leakage and radiation effects in microwave integrated circuits; Periodic structures; Electromagnetic compatibility and interference.
Han Q. Le
Dr. Han Q. Le
Office Location: W320 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4465
Email: hqle [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts
Research Interests: Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Lasers, Photonics, Multispectral Optical Sensing and Imaging, Optical System, Lidars
Dmitri Litvinov
Dr. Dmitri Litvinov
Office Location: 1007 Science and Engineering Research Center
Phone: 713-743-4168
Email: litvinov [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Interests: Nano and biomagnetics; Medical diagnostics; Micro- and Nanofabrication; Sensor arrays; Nanostructured materials
Stuart A. Long
Dr. Stuart A. Long
Office Location: W444A Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4445
Email: long [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Interests: Applied Electromagnetics; Printed-circuit, dielectric resonator, and wire antennas; Millimeter wave guiding structures and radiators; Reduced surface wave microstrip antennas; Engineering education and outreach; Retention and recruiting of engineering students.
Shin-Shem Steven Pei
Dr. Shin-Shem Steven Pei
Office Location: W322 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4433
Email: spei [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Solid State Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Research Interests: Graphene, nanowires and nanotubes grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for biosensors; Microwave devices; Integrated circuits and other electronic applications; Mid infrared type-II quantum cascade lasers based on MBE grown GaSb/InAs heterostructures for chemical sensing, countermeasures, and other optoelectronic applications; High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) and Heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) based on MBE, CBE and MOCVD grown GaAs/AlGaAs and InGaAs/InAlAs heterostructures for high speed and high frequency communication applications.
Kaushik Rajashekara
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Office Location: N312 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-8589
Email: ksraja [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Research Interests: Power electronics and Drive Systems Subsea electrical Systems Transportation Electrification: Electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle; Electric and hybrid electric aircraft, VTOL, and flying cars Power Conversion and intelligent energy management for renewable electric energy delivery for an efficient electric power grid/micro grid integrating highly distributed and scalable alternative power sources
Wei-Chuan Shih
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih
Office Location: W328 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4454
Email: wshih [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., MIT
Research Interests: Nanobiophotonics: Plasmonics, Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Nanofabrication, Nanofluidics; Hyperspectral imaging: Raman/SERS microscopy, Two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging, Active/structured illumination microscopy, Compressive sensing imaging, Environmental Sensing; Microsystems: N/MEMS, Lab-on-a-chip.
John C. Wolfe
Dr. John C. Wolfe
Office Location: W326 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4449
Email: wolfe [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Physics, University of Rochester
Research Interests: Microfabrication; High density electron beam; Integrated circuit metallization; Resist evaluation; Ion beam lithography; Super-conducting thin films for microwave and high current applications.
Yan Yao
Dr. Yan Yao
Office Location: N324 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4432
Email: yyao4 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Advanced materials and nanostructures for applications in energy storage; magnesium and sodium ion battery electrode and electrolyte; design and synthesis of high-energy-density organic and polymeric battery electrode materials; aqueous organic flow battery for grid energy storage; solid state electrolyte and all-solid-state-sodium-ion battery.
Associate Professor
Aaron Becker
Dr. Aaron Becker
Office Location: N338 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6671
Email: atbecker [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Swarm Robotics: distributed robotics, human-swarm interaction, medical robotics, and motion planning.
Jinghong Chen
Dr. Jinghong Chen
Office Location: W344A Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-6096
Email: jinghong [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Research Interests: Design of analog, mixed-signal and RF/mmwave integrated circuits and systems for a variety of applications including high-speed and energy-efficient wireless and wireline communications, high-performance computing, low-power biomedical circuits and systems, high-speed ADC/DAC, energy harvesting, circuits and systems for extreme and harsh environments, and hardware security.
Yuhua Chen
Dr. Yuhua Chen
Office Location: W304 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4441
Email: yuhuachen [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Research Interests: Optical Networks; Quantum Cryptography; FPGA Systems; Heterogeneous Networks; High Performance Routers; System Prototyping.
Xin Fu
Dr. Xin Fu
Office Location: W344B Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-6104
Email: xfu8 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Florida
Research Interests: Computer architecture; Energy-efficient computing; High-performance computing; Hardware reliability and variability; Mobile computing; Heterogeneous computing; Emerging technologies; General-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPUs); On-chip interconnection network.
Thomas J. Hebert
Dr. Thomas J. Hebert
Office Location: N316 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4448
Email: thebert [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, CA
Research Interests: Image processing: Image restoration, object motion estimation, Bayesian approaches to edge detection; morphological-based object recognition, numerical algorithms for image restoration, a priori image models, video image processing. Medical imaging: Gated cardiac imaging, segmentation and analysis of time-varying 3-D medical images, 3-D Bayesian image reconstruction, iterative algorithms for medical image reconstruction, image processing in the Radon transform space. Statistical inference: Statistical methods for selecting the parameters of a prior distribution, statistical methods for determining imaging system response.
David Mayerich
Dr. David Mayerich
Office Location: W330 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-6105
Email: mayerich [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Biomedical imaging; Microscopy; Image processing; Parallel computing; GPU computing; Visualization and computer graphics.
Miao Pan
Dr. Miao Pan
Office Location: W342A Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-0557
Email: mpan2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
Research Interests: Cognitive Radio Networks; Spectrum Trading and Network Economics; Cybersecurity; Underwater Communications and Networks; Renewable Energy Integration in Smart Grids; Protocol Design in RFID Systems; Resource Management in Cloud Computing; Secure and Sustainable Designs for Data Centers
Saurabh Prasad
Dr. Saurabh Prasad
Office Location: N311 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4743
Email: sprasad2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Mississippi
Research Interests: Statistical learning; Pattern classification; Adaptive signal processing; Hyperspectral image analysis; Remote sensing.
Paul Ruchhoeft
Dr. Paul Ruchhoeft
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4485
Email: pruchhoeft [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Research Interests: Nanolithography; Nanofabrication; Diagnostic devices; Sensors.
David P. Shattuck
Dr. David P. Shattuck
Office Location: N336 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4422
Email: shattuck [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
Research Interests: Development of computer-based tools, programs, and textbooks for effective instruction in circuit analysis and electronics
Bhavin R. Sheth
Dr. Bhavin R. Sheth
Office Location: W314-D3 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4935
Email: brsheth [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research Interests: Visual perception; Functions of sleep; Autism spectrum disorders; Interaction between central and autonomic nervous systems (mind-body interaction); Perceptual statistics; Neural basis of insight.
Wanda Zagozdzon-Wosik
Dr. Wanda Zagozdzon-Wosik
Office Location: W316 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4427
Email: wwosik [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Warsaw University of Technology, Electronics Department, Warsaw, Poland
Research Interests: Microelectronics: Semiconductor integrated circuit processing technology and electron devices; Micro- and nonoelectromechnical systems (MEMS/NEMS); BioMEMS for biological samples at cellular/subcellular levels and nanoparticles.
Assistant Professor
Jiefu Chen
Dr. Jiefu Chen
Office Location: N320 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-0841
Email: jchen84 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Research Interests: Computational Electromagnetics; Inverse Problems; Machine Learning for Scientific Computing; Oilfield Data Analytics; Seismic Data Processing; Subsurface Wireless Communication; Well Logging
Rose Faghih
Dr. Rose Faghih
Office Location: N 323 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-5183
Email: rtfaghih [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Controls, Estimation, and System Identification of Biomedical Systems; Data Science and Computational Methods for Biomedicine; Biomedical Signal Processing; Modeling Neural and Physiological Systems in Health and Disease; Brain-Machine Interface Design
Harish S. Krishnamoorthy
Dr. Harish S. Krishnamoorthy
Office Location: N330 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-7382
Email: hskrishn [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Research Interests: - High density power converters and control for utility grid integration of renewable energy (wind, solar, etc.), data centers, electric vehicles and adjustable speed drives; - Advanced power electronics and health analytics for applications involving extreme environments or critical mission profiles such as defense, aerospace, downhole and subsea. - Power conversion for RF related applications (such as RADAR, 4G/5G Communication)
Li
Dr. Xingpeng Li
Office Location: N317 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-9881
Email: xli82 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
Hien Nguyen
Dr. Hien Nguyen Van
Office Location: W308 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-8615
Email: hvnguy35 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland
Research Interests: Machine learning; Computer vision; Medical image processing; Deep learning; Hyperspectral image processing; Precision medicine; Cancer diagnosis; Tumor segmentation and classification; Medical image synthesis; Dictionary learning and sparse coding; Domain adaptation and transfer learning; Dimensionality reduction; Rank-constrained optimization; 2D/3D shape representation.
Rohith Reddy
Dr. Rohith Reddy
Office Location: W312 Engineering building 2
Phone: 713-743-7207
Email: rkreddy [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Research Interests: Medical Devices; Biomedical Imaging; Photonics; Image Processing; Biomedical Instrumentation; Spectroscopic Imaging; Mid-Infrared and Vibrational Spectroscopy; Optical Coherence Tomography; Optical Imaging; Tomography; Inverse Problems.
Xiaonan Shan
Dr. Xiaonan Shan
Office Location: W306 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-8593
Email: xshan [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Research Interests: Developing novel plasmonic and photonic imaging and measurement techniques for energy and biology research; Measuring and understanding catalytic reaction dynamics on single nanoparticles and nanomaterials; 2D materials characterization and its application for catalytic reaction; Novel imaging and detection techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment; Small molecule-protein interaction measurement for drug screening; Single cell imaging
Research Professor
Wosik
Dr. Jarek Wosik
Office Location: Houston Science Center Building, Room 324
Phone: 713-743-8237
Email: jarek [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Research Interests: Interaction of RF and static magnetic fields with cells and tissue; RF/microwave characterization of dielectrics, superconducting and magnetic materials; Time-reversal based RF focusing for medical applications, RF heating of nanoparticles for implementation in cancer hyperthermia; High resolution MRI with cryogenic and superconducting coils/arrays.
Research Assistant Professor
Chang
Dr. Long Chang
Office Location: E1007A SERC
Phone: 713-743-5235
Email: lvchang [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Houston
Research Interests: Nanofabrication processes; Ebeam Lithography; Nanoimprint lithography; Bit patterned media; Biosensors
Liang
Dr. Yanliang Liang
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4400
Email: yliang7 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Materials Physics and Chemistry, Nankai University, China
Research Interests: Energy storage and conversion technologies, organic and hybrid materials
Instructional Faculty
Diana de la Rosa-Pohl
Dr. Diana De La Rosa-Pohl
Phone: 713-743-4163
Email: ddelarosa2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Research Interests: Engineering Education
Harry Le
Dr. Harry Le
Office Location: N313 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6166
Email: hqle5 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Houston
Research Interests: Re-configurable Networks, Machine Learning algorithms, FPGA Accelerator, ASIC Design/Verification, Memory Controllers, OpenCL, Robotics.
Desiree Phillips
Dr. Desiree Phillips
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Email: dlphillips4 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Joint Appointment

  • Dr. Mehdi Abolhassani
    Phone: 713-743-5257
    Email: mabolhassani [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. David Baskin
    Phone: 713-743-1222
    Email: dbaskin [at] tmh [dot] tmc [dot] edu
  • Dr. Edgar Bering
    Phone: 713-743-3857
    Email: eabering [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Albert M.K. Cheng
    Phone: 713-743-3353
    Email: cheng [at] cs [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Joseph Francis
    Phone: 713-743-0985
    Email: jtfranci [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Craig L. Glennie
    Phone: 713-743-4556
    Email: clglennie [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Francisco C. Robles Hernandez
    Phone: 713-743-8231
    Email: fcrobles [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
  • Dr. Alex Ignatiev
    Phone: 713-743-3621
    Email: ignatiev [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. S. Lennart Johnsson
    Phone: 713-743-3371
    Email: johnsson [at] cs [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
    Phone: 713-743-1255
    Email: ioannisk [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Kirill Larin
    Phone: 713-743-4503
    Email: klarin [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Heidar Malki
    Phone: 713-743-4075
    Email: hmalki [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Fatima Merchant
    Phone: 713-743-8292
    Email: fmerchant [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Daniel Onofrei
    Phone: 713-743-3500
    Email: dtonofrei [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Zhifeng Ren
    Phone: 713-743-8227
    Email: zren [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Shishir Shah
    Phone: 713-743-3360
    Email: sshah5 [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Wajiha Shireen
    Phone: 713-743-4080
    Email: wshireen [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
    Phone: 713-743-3340
    Email: jaspal [at] cs [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Cunjiang Yu
    Phone: 713-743-4487
    Email: cyu13 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Georg Zouridakis
    Phone: 713-743-8656
    Email: zouridakis [at] uh [dot] edu

Adjunct Appointment

  • Dr. M. Bilgen
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. A. Boukadoum
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. M. Brandt
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. F. Capolino
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. C. Hartley
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. H. Lee
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. P. Narayana
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. Haluk Ogmen
    Phone: 713-743-4428
    Email: ogmen [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. J. Ophir
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. J. Ortiz
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. S. Tripathy
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. J. Williams
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. H. Yin
    Phone: 713-743-4400

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. B. Barr
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: barr [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. E. Joe Charlson
    Phone: 713-743-4490
    Email: jcharlson [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. O. Crisan
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: ocrisan [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. John R. Glover
    Phone: 713-743-4430
    Email: glover [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Ben H. Jansen
    Phone: 713-743-4431
    Email: bjansen [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. P. Ktonas
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: pktonas [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Richard Liu
    Phone: 713-743-4421
    Email: cliu [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Pauline Markenscoff
    Phone: 713-743-4438
    Email: markenscoff [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. G. Paskusz
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. L. Shieh
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: lshieh [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. D. Wilton
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: wilton [at] uh [dot] edu