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  • Shukla, Nikhil

    Assistant Professor


    Nikhil Shukla is an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia with a joint appointment in the ECE and the Materials Science and Engineering department. He completed his BS in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Mumbai, India, in 2010, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering...

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  • Smith, James A.

    Henry L. Kinnier Professor of Civil Engineering


    James A. Smith is an environmental engineer holding the Henry L. Kinnier Chair of Civil Engineering in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1983 and 1984, respectively...

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  • Swami, Nathan

    Professor


    Nathan Swami is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. His group seeks to develop electrically functional microfluidic devices and instrumentation for label-free manipulation, sorting and cytometry of biosystems, for applications...

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  • Wadley, Haydn N.

    University Professor, Edgar Starke Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


    Dr. Wadley has very broad interests in materials science, mechanics and thermal transport. His current research explores high temperature thermal protection systems (thermal barrier coatings, liquid metal heat plates for hypersonic vehicle leading edges, jet blast deflectors) and new materials...

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  • Xu, Baoxing

    Assistant Professor


    Dr. Xu joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Virginia in the fall of 2014. He received his PhD in Mechanics and Materials from Columbia University in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Xi Chen. He then came to the University of Illinois at Urbana...

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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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  • 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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