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September 3, 2019

UCR Engineering Welcomes 11 New Faculty

New faculty members this year include a former center director of neurotechnology, an EECS Rising Stars participant, and a KIChE President Young Investigator Award recipient.

Author: Angela Meluski
September 3, 2019

UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) welcomed 11 new faculty members this year. Among the additions are the director of neurotechnology at California Institute of Technology’s T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center, an EECS Rising Stars participant, a KIChE President Young Investigator Award recipient, and a NSF review panel member.

BCOE is a top 50 public engineering college according to U.S. News & World Report and UC Riverside is the 20th best global university for engineering in the United States. The college now has 129 faculty members. Following is a list of new engineering faculty along with a recent professional award or honor:

 

Bioengineering
Vasileios Christopoulos, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
American Legion Brain Sciences Award recipient

 

Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Younjin Min, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
KIChE President Young Investigator Award recipient

Yun Shen, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
ASEEP Research and Education Conference Podium Presentation Award recipient

Yujie Men, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
UIUC IIP International Research Travel Grant recipient

 

Computer Science and Engineering
Yan Gu, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Bronze Medal, North American Champion, ACM/ICPC 2012-2013 Programming Contest World Final

Yihan Sun, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
EECS Rising Stars participant

Amey Bhangale, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation Scholarship recipient

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hung-Wei Tseng, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of San Diego
Facebook Hardware and Software Systems Research Award recipient

Xi Chen, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Professional Develop Award recipient

Roman Chomko, Professor of Teaching
Ph.D., University of Miami
CEO & President, Jastrub Inc.

 

Mechanical Engineering
Erfan Nozari, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of San Diego
Best Student Paper Award, 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

Jun Sheng, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
IROS Student and Developing Countries Travel Award recipient

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