Faculty & Staff Directory

Administrators for the Department of Engineering

Photo of David BridgesDavid Bridges, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Office: EN 222E
Phone: (361) 825-2181

Photo of Ruby MehrubeogluRuby Mehrubeoglu, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: EN 222D
Phone: (361) 825-3378

Hyperspectral imaging and image analysis of a variety of materials, material characterization through spectral signatures and spatial distributions, and thermal imaging and visible-range digital image classification

Faculty in the Department of Engineering

Photo of Jose Baca Jose Baca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 222B
Phone: (361) 825-2144

Photo of Lea-Der Chen Lea-Der Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research; Director, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
Office: CI 371
Phone: (361) 825-3046

Combustion and Gasification of Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Fuel Characterization; Fuel Cells; Immersive Evaluation of Vehicles; Solar Thermal Power; Wind Turbine

Photo of Rafael Fox Rafael Fox, MSEE
Office: EN 216
Phone: (361) 825-2593

Photo of Luis Garcia Carrillo Luis Garcia Carrillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316M

Photo of Mahdiar Hariri Mahdiar Hariri, Ph.D.
Professional Assistant Professor
Office: EN 207C
Phone: (361) 825-3652

Photo of Jinha Jung Jinha Jung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 320
Phone: (361) 825-3294

Advanced remote sensing data analysis, UAS, remote sensing algorithms on HPC, Web based GIS development

Photo of Iltai (Isaac) Kim Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 318
Phone: (361) 825-2734

Nano/bio chemical sensing, micro/nanoscale fluidics and heat transport, and energy conversion based on nano-biophotonics
Photo of Rajeev Kumar Rajeev Kumar, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: EN 210

Photo of Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee Byung Cheol (Bruce) Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 315
Phone: (361) 825-4134

Photo of Zhaorui Li Zhaorui Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 316R
Phone: (361) 825-4170

Photo of Jangwoon Park Jangwoon Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: EN 320
Phone: (361) 825-2874

Human factors/ergonomics; Biomechanics; Engineering anthropometry; Digital human modeling and simulation; Usability testing; Kansei Engineering
Photo of Jian Sheng Jian Sheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 313
Phone: (361) 825-3731

Photo of Petru Aurelian Simionescu Petru Aurelian Simionescu, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 207B
Phone: (361) 825-5899

Photo of Dugan Um Dugan Um, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: EN 222C
Phone: (361) 825-3381

Photo of Hua Zhang Hua Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: EN 312
Phone: (361) 825-2467

Hydrology and Ecohydrology; Water Resources Planning and Management; Multisource Remote Sensing and GIS; Water and Soil Pollution Control; Environmental Systems Analysis; Environmental Impact Assessment; Wetland Restoration and Ecological Engineering.

Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Engineering

Photo of Ronald Carlson Ronald Carlson
Adjunct Professor
Office: EN 219
Phone: (361) 825-3272

Photo of Anjin Chang Anjin Chang, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Office: NRC 2100

Photo of Cosmina Nicula Cosmina Nicula
Adjunct Professor
Office: EN 316A
Phone: (361) 825-3569

Staff in the Department of Engineering

Photo of Christine Allman Christine Allman
ABET Coordinator
Office: EN 218
Phone: (361) 825-5876

Photo of Mayra Alvarado Ramirez Mayra Alvarado Ramirez
Engineering Recruitment and STEM Outreach
Office: EN 215
Phone: (361) 825-6025

Photo of Diana Avila Diana Avila
Senior Secretary
Office: EN 222
Phone: (361) 825-5849

Photo of Jack Esparza Jack Esparza
Laboratory Coordinator II
Office: EN 114A
Phone: (361) 825-3897

Photo of John Gonzalez John Gonzalez
Laboratory Coordinator II
Office: EN 222A
Phone: (361) 825-2667

Photo of Frances Jordan Frances Jordan
Academic Advisor

Geospatial Computing Sciences PhD
Geospatial Survey Engineering MS
Mechanical Engineering Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Mechanical Engineering Technology Minors, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors