Department of Engineering Directory


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


Photo of Ruby Mehrubeoglu Ruby 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

Photo of Diana Avila Diana Avila
Senior Administrative Assistant
Office: RFEB 222
Phone: (361) 825-5849



Photo of Jose Baca Jose Baca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: RFEB 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 Luis Garcia Carrillo Luis Garcia Carrillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: RFEB 316M
Phone: (361) 825-3576


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



Photo of Iltai (Isaac) Kim Iltai (Isaac) Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: RFEB 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: RFEB 210
Phone: (361) 825-2559



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


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



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


Human factors/ergonomics; Biomechanics; Engineering anthropometry; Digital human modeling and simulation; Usability testing; Kansei Engineering
Photo of Pablo Rangel Pablo Rangel
Assistant Professor
Office: ERFEB 316P
Phone: (361) 825-3712



Photo of Jian Sheng Jian Sheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: RFEB 313
Phone: (361) 825-3731


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



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


Photo of Hua Zhang Hua Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: RFEB 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.

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


Photo of Anjin Chang Anjin Chang, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Office: RFEB 316K
Phone: (361) 825-3327



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


Photo of Cosmina Nicula Cosmina Nicula
Adjunct Professor
Office: RFEB 222A
Phone: (361) 825-3569



Photo of Sungchan Oh Sungchan Oh
Adjunct Professor
Office: nrc 3200
Phone: (361) 825-2736


Photo of Michael Pettijohn Michael Pettijohn
Adjunct Professor
Office: RFEB 207



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


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



Photo of Kristin De La Rosa Kristin De La Rosa
Administrative Associate
Office: RFEB 222
Phone: (361) 825-3220


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



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