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Our faculty are not content to trod well-worn engineering paths. Instead, they are driven to pursue innovations in teaching, research that address truly complex challenges, and to pursue worldwide leadership roles in their fields.


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  • Yang, Zequan

    Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Biomedical Engineering


    As a highly capable and compassionate physician, and well-trained in the area of general surgery, Dr.Yang brings dedication to providing the highest quality of patient care both within the office and hospital at all times without compromise. His utmost concern is with how the patient feels, and...

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  • Yates, Paul A.

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


    Dr. Yates graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 2001. He works at the University of Virginia, specializing in ophthalmology. He speaks English and Spanish .

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  • Yi, Xu

    Assistant Professor


    Xu Yi is an Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, courtesy Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, University of Virginia. He received his B.S. in Physics from Peking University in 2012 and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology...

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  • Zang, Chongzhi, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


    Dr. Chongzhi Zang is a computational biologist with expertise in cancer epigenomics. His research focuses on algorithm development for high-throughput genomic data analytics and integrative modeling of gene regulatory networks in mammalian cell systems.

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  • Zangari, Giovanni

    Professor


    My research interests include the growth by electrochemical deposition and the characterization of metallic, semiconductive and dielectric films for advanced applications in magnetics, microelectronics, actuation and energy conversion, the development of novel electrochemical processes for the...

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  • Zebarjadi, Mona

    Assistant Professor


    Mona Zebarjadi is a joint professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Departments at University of Virginia, where she is leading the Energy Science and Nanotechnology Lab (ESNL). Prior to her current appointment she was a professor of Mechanical...

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  • Zhang, Aidong

    William Wulf Faculty Fellow and Professor, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering


    Aidong Zhang is a William Wulf Faculty Fellow and Professor of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Virginia. She is also affiliated with the Data Science Institute at University of Virginia. Her research interests focus...

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  • Zhang, Miaomiao

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Computer Science


    Professor Zhang completed her PhD in computer science at the University of Utah. She was a postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Zhang received the Medical Image Computing and Computer...

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  • Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Academic advisor to MSE students in the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program


    Leonid Zhigilei is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Virginia. He studied materials science at Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and did his PhD dissertation work at Tomsk State University and St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Before joining the faculty...

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  • Zhou, Bi-Cheng

    Assistant Professor


    My research areas include computational thermodynamics and kinetics (using the CALPHAD method), ab initio modeling of thermodynamics and diffusion, high-throughput DFT, alloy design, modeling of phase transformations in lightweight and high-temperature alloys, oxidation and corrosion in high-...

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