Faculty

Department Chair
Roysam
Dr. Badri Roysam
Office Location: N325 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4400
Email: broysam [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Biological image analysis; High-performance computing; Brain tissue mapping and Neuroprosthetic devices; Computational Immunology; Subsurface sensing and imaging systems.
Associate Department Chair
Leonard P. Trombetta
Dr. Leonard P. Trombetta
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4424
Email: ltrombetta [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Physics, Lehigh University
Research Interests: Solid state device physics; Characterization of MOS devices and materials.
Professor
Ji Chen
Dr. Ji Chen
Office Location: W442A, Engineering Bldg 2
Phone: 713-743-4423
Email: jchen18 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Microprocessor full chip-level interconnect extraction; Wireless communication system on chip (SOC) interconnect characterization; Computer system EMC/EMI modeling; Signal integrity analysis; Bioelectromagnetics with applications to MRI systems; Computational electromagnetic.
Frank J. "Fritz" Claydon
Dr. Frank J. "Fritz" Claydon
Office Location: E421 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4204
Email: fclaydon [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
Research Interests: Bioengineering; Defibrillation efficacy and optimization; Intracavitary mapping; Electrocardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmias; Clinical and experimental electrophysiology.
Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal
Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal
Office Location: W310 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4429
Email: jlcontreras-vidal [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA
Research Interests: Brain-Machine Interfaces; Neuroprosthetics and Wearable Exoskeletons; Regulatory Science of Biomedical Devices; Neuroaesthetics, Big NeuroData; Arts in Medicine; STEAM Outreach, Mobile Brain-Body Imaging; Reverse Engineering the Brain; Rehabilitation Robotics
John R. Glover
Dr. John R. Glover
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4430
Email: glover [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Research Interests: Computers in education; Bioelectrical signal processing; Intelligent signal interpretation.
Zhu Han
Dr. Zhu Han
Office Location: N324 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4437
Email: zhan2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland
Research Interests: Collaborative transmission networks; Opportunistic spectrum access for cognitive radios; Information assurance, network and distributed system security; Ad hoc/sensor network design; Ultra wide band networks; Dynamic wireless network resource allocation; Distributed wireless networking using the game theory approach; Multimedia transmission over wireless networks; Compressed sensing; Large network analysis using random matrix theory; Physical layer security; Underwater acoustic communication; Wireless access in vehicular environments; Smart deployment/movement of unmanned air vehicle; MIMO wireless communications; Bio signal processing and bio information processing.
David R. Jackson
Dr. David R. Jackson
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4426
Email: djackson [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Research Interests: Applied Electromagnetics; Microstrip antennas and circuits; Leaky-wave antennas; Leakage and radiation effects in microwave integrated circuits; Periodic structures; Electromagnetic compatibility and interference.
Han Q. Le
Dr. Han Q. Le
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4465
Email: hqle [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts
Research Interests: Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Lasers, Photonics, Multispectral Optical Sensing and Imaging, Optical System, Lidars
Dmitri Litvinov
Dr. Dmitri Litvinov
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-9088
Email: litvinov [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Interests: Nano and biomagnetics; Nanofabrication; Giant magnetoresistive (GMR) sensors.
Stuart A. Long
Dr. Stuart A. Long
Office Location: W444A Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4445
Email: long [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Interests: Applied Electromagnetics; Printed-circuit, dielectric resonator, and wire antennas; Millimeter wave guiding structures and radiators; Reduced surface wave microstrip antennas; Engineering education and outreach; Retention and recruiting of engineering students.
Haluk Ogmen
Dr. Haluk Ogmen
Office Location: W312-D3 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4428
Email: ogmen [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Research Interests: Neuro-engineering; Vision; Visual psychophysics; Visual memory; Attention; Computational neuroscience.
Shin-Shem Steven Pei
Dr. Shin-Shem Steven Pei
Office Location: W322 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4433
Email: spei [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Solid State Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Research Interests: Graphene, nanowires and nanotubes grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for biosensors; Microwave devices; Integrated circuits and other electronic applications; Mid infrared type-II quantum cascade lasers based on MBE grown GaSb/InAs heterostructures for chemical sensing, countermeasures, and other optoelectronic applications; High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) and Heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) based on MBE, CBE and MOCVD grown GaAs/AlGaAs and InGaAs/InAlAs heterostructures for high speed and high frequency communication applications.
Kaushik Rajashekara
Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara
Office Location: W312 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-8589
Email: ksraja [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Research Interests: Subsea electrical and power electronics systems, power conversion and drives for industrial and transportation applications, fuel cell based power generation systems, high temperature and high power converters, power conversion and intelligent energy management for renewable electric energy delivery for an efficient electric power grid/micro grid integrating highly distributed and scalable alternative power sources.
John C. Wolfe
Dr. John C. Wolfe
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4449
Email: wolfe [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Physics, University of Rochester
Research Interests: Microfabrication; High density electron beam; Integrated circuit metallization; Resist evaluation; Ion beam lithography; Super-conducting thin films for microwave and high current applications.
Associate Professor
Jiming Bao
Dr. Jiming Bao
Office Location: N313 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4456
Email: jbao [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Semiconductor nanowire optoelectronics; silicon photonics and metallic nanostructures for plasmonics; solar water-splitting; Fiber optic sensors.
Stanko R. Brankovic
Dr. Stanko R. Brankovic
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4409
Email: SRBrankovic [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Science and Engineering of Materials, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Research Interests: Electrochemical thin film growth; Magnetic materials and nanostructures; Nanofabrication; Electrocatalysis; Sensors; Physics and Thermodynamics of Electrified Interfaces.
Jinghong Chen
Dr. Jinghong Chen
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6096
Email: jinghong [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Research Interests: Design of analog, mixed-signal and RF/mmwave integrated circuits and systems for a variety of applications including high-speed and energy-efficient wireless and wireline communications, high-performance computing, low-power biomedical circuits and systems, high-speed ADC/DAC, energy harvesting, circuits and systems for extreme and harsh environments, and hardware security.
Yuhua Chen
Dr. Yuhua Chen
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4441
Email: yuhuachen [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: D.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Research Interests: Optical Networks; Quantum Cryptography; FPGA Systems; Heterogeneous Networks; High Performance Routers; System Prototyping.
Thomas J. Hebert
Dr. Thomas J. Hebert
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4448
Email: thebert [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, CA
Research Interests: Image processing: Image restoration, object motion estimation, Bayesian approaches to edge detection; morphological-based object recognition, numerical algorithms for image restoration, a priori image models, video image processing. Medical imaging: Gated cardiac imaging, segmentation and analysis of time-varying 3-D medical images, 3-D Bayesian image reconstruction, iterative algorithms for medical image reconstruction, image processing in the Radon transform space. Statistical inference: Statistical methods for selecting the parameters of a prior distribution, statistical methods for determining imaging system response.
Paul Ruchhoeft
Dr. Paul Ruchhoeft
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4485
Email: pruchhoeft [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Research Interests: Nanolithography; Nanofabrication; Diagnostic devices; Sensors.
David P. Shattuck
Dr. David P. Shattuck
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4422
Email: shattuck [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
Research Interests: Development of computer-based tools, programs, and textbooks for effective instruction in circuit analysis and electronics
Bhavin R. Sheth
Dr. Bhavin R. Sheth
Office Location: W314-D3 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4935
Email: brsheth [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Research Interests: Visual perception; Functions of sleep; Autism spectrum disorders; Interaction between central and autonomic nervous systems (mind-body interaction); Perceptual statistics; Neural basis of insight.
Wei-Chuan Shih
Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih
Office Location: W328 Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-4454
Email: wshih [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., MIT
Research Interests: Nanobiophotonics: Plasmonics, Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Nanofabrication, Nanofluidics; Hyperspectral imaging: Raman/SERS microscopy, Two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging, Active/structured illumination microscopy, Compressive sensing imaging, Environmental Sensing; Microsystems: N/MEMS, Lab-on-a-chip.
Wanda Zagozdzon-Wosik
Dr. Wanda Zagozdzon-Wosik
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4427
Email: wwosik [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Warsaw University of Technology, Electronics Department, Warsaw, Poland
Research Interests: Microelectronics: Semiconductor integrated circuit processing technology and electron devices; Micro- and nonoelectromechnical systems (MEMS/NEMS); BioMEMS for biological samples at cellular/subcellular levels and nanoparticles.
Assistant Professor
Aaron Becker
Dr. Aaron Becker
Office Location: N338 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6671
Email: atbecker [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Swarm Robotics: distributed robotics, human-swarm interaction, medical robotics, and motion planning.
Jiefu Chen
Dr. Jiefu Chen
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-0841
Email: jchen84 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Research Interests: Multiphysics modeling and inversion; Fast algorithms in electromagnetics and acoustics; Electronic packaging; Subsurface wireless communication; Rock physics; Well logging
Xin Fu
Dr. Xin Fu
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6104
Email: xfu8 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Florida
Research Interests: Computer architecture; Energy-efficient computing; High-performance computing; Hardware reliability and variability; Mobile computing; Heterogeneous computing; Emerging technologies; General-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPUs); On-chip interconnection network.
David Mayerich
Dr. David Mayerich
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-6105
Email: mayerich [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Biomedical imaging; Microscopy; Image processing; Parallel computing; GPU computing; Visualization and computer graphics.
Hien Nguyen
Dr. Hien Nguyen
Phone: 713-743-8615
Email: hvnguy35 [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU
Education: Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland
Research Interests: Machine learning; Computer vision; Medical image processing; Deep learning; Hyperspectral image processing; Precision medicine; Cancer diagnosis; Tumor segmentation and classifica- tion; Medical image synthesis; Dictionary learning and sparse coding; Domain adaptation and transfer learning; Dimensionality reduction; Rank-constrained optimization; 2D/3D shape rep- resentation; Wireless localization
Miao Pan
Dr. Miao Pan
Office Location: W342A Engineering Building 2
Phone: 713-743-0557
Email: mpan2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
Research Interests: Cognitive Radio Networks; Spectrum Trading and Network Economics; Cybersecurity; Underwater Communications and Networks; Renewable Energy Integration in Smart Grids; Protocol Design in RFID Systems; Resource Management in Cloud Computing; Secure and Sustainable Designs for Data Centers
Saurabh Prasad
Dr. Saurabh Prasad
Office Location: N330 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4743
Email: sprasad2 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Mississippi
Research Interests: Statistical learning; Pattern classification; Adaptive signal processing; Hyperspectral image analysis; Remote sensing.
Xiaonan Shan
Dr. Xiaonan Shan
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4400
Email: xshan [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Research Interests: Developing novel plasmonic and photonic imaging and measurement techniques for energy and biology research; Measuring and understanding catalytic reaction dynamics on single nanoparticles and nanomaterials; 2D materials characterization and its application for catalytic reaction; Novel imaging and detection techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment; Small molecule-protein interaction measurement for drug screening; Single cell imaging
Yan Yao
Dr. Yan Yao
Office Location: N324 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4432
Email: yyao4 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Advanced materials and nanostructures for applications in energy storage; magnesium and sodium ion battery electrode and electrolyte; design and synthesis of high-energy-density organic and polymeric battery electrode materials; aqueous organic flow battery for grid energy storage; solid state electrolyte and all-solid-state-sodium-ion battery.
Research Professor
Wosik
Dr. Jarek Wosik
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-8237
Email: jarek [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Research Interests: Design and fabrication of magnetic resonance imaging surface and intravascular single probes and arrays for bio-medical research and clinical applications; High frequency bio-sensors and dielectric spectroscopy; High temperature superconducting resonators.
Research Assistant Professor
Chang
Dr. Long Chang
Office Location: E1007A SERC
Phone: 713-743-5235
Email: lvchang [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Houston
Research Interests: Nanofabrication processes; Ebeam Lithography; Nanoimprint lithography; Bit patterned media; Biosensors
Instructional Faculty
Barati
Dr. Masoud Barati
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4400
Email: mbarati [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Cyber-Physical Systems in Power and Microgrid; Self-healing and Attack-Resilient Control in Power Grids; Electricity Market Operation, Control and Stability; Microeconomics in Smart Grid; Large Scale Optimization in Power Systems; Transactive Energy Management; Power System Protection.
Jung-Uk Lim
Dr. Jung-Uk Lim
Office Location: N315 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4390
Email: jlim5 [at] uh [dot] edu
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
Research Interests: Generation Expansion Planning for Renewable Generation; Incentive and Mandates Design for Renewable Energy; Investment Portfolio Analysis for Renewable Generation; Capacitor Banks Protection; Control of Power Converters in Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS); Economic and Reliable Operation of a Power System with FACT Devices; Probabilistic and Stochastic Approaches for a Power System with High Wind Penetration; Wide Area Frequency Monitoring System for Smart Grid Stability; Design of an Industry-University Consortium to Educate the Future Power Engineering Workforce; Development of Power Engineering Course Materials and Teaching Methods Using Visualization Tools; Development of Online Power Engineering Courses and Online Teaching Methodology

Joint Appointment

  • Dr. Mehdi Abolhassani
    Phone: 713-743-5257
    Email: mabolhassani [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. David Baskin
    Phone: 713-743-1222
    Email: dbaskin [at] tmh [dot] tmc [dot] edu
  • Dr. Edgar Bering
    Phone: 713-743-3857
    Email: eabering [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Craig L. Glennie
    Phone: 713-743-4556
    Email: clglennie [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Alex Ignatiev
    Phone: 713-743-3621
    Email: ignatiev [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. S. Lennart Johnsson
    Phone: 713-743-3371
    Email: johnsson [at] cs [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris
    Phone: 713-743-1255
    Email: ioannisk [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Kirill Larin
    Phone: 713-743-4503
    Email: klarin [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Heidar Malki
    Phone: 713-743-4075
    Email: hmalki [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Fatima Merchant
    Phone: 713-743-8292
    Email: fmerchant [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Zhifeng Ren
    Phone: 713-743-8227
    Email: zren [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Shishir Shah
    Phone: 713-743-3360
    Email: sshah5 [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Wajiha Shireen
    Phone: 713-743-4080
    Email: wshireen [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
    Phone: 713-743-3340
    Email: jaspal [at] cs [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Cunjiang Yu
    Phone: 713-743-4487
    Email: cyu13 [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Georg Zouridakis
    Phone: 713-743-8656
    Email: zouridakis [at] uh [dot] edu

Adjunct Appointment

  • Dr. M. Bilgen
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. A. Boukadoum
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. M. Brandt
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. F. Capolino
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. C. Hartley
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. H. Lee
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. P. Narayana
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. J. Ophir
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. J. Ortiz
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. S. Tripathy
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. J. Williams
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. H. Yin
    Phone: 713-743-4400

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. B. Barr
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: barr [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. E. Joe Charlson
    Phone: 713-743-4490
    Email: jcharlson [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. O. Crisan
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: ocrisan [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Ben H. Jansen
    Phone: 713-743-4431
    Email: bjansen [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. P. Ktonas
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: pktonas [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Richard Liu
    Phone: 713-743-4421
    Email: cliu [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. Pauline Markenscoff
    Phone: 713-743-4438
    Email: markenscoff [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. G. Paskusz
    Phone: 713-743-4400
  • Dr. L. Shieh
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: lshieh [at] uh [dot] edu
  • Dr. D. Wilton
    Phone: 713-743-4400
    Email: wilton [at] uh [dot] edu