Research Faculty

This directory includes principal investigators & key researchers.
Name Contact Information Areas of Interest
AFANASEV, Andrei
Associate Professor, Physics
Photo Emission Advanced Research Laboratory

E: afanas@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8558
P: 202-994-6275                                                                                      

Theoretical Nuclear Physics
ALEKSEYEV, Max
Associate Professor
Computation Biology Institute
Alekseyev Lab Page

E: maxal@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-0259

Computational Molecular Biology / Bioinformatics, Comparative Genomics, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Discrete Algorithms.

BARDET, Philippe
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Thermo Fluids Lab

E: bardet@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-2560
Experimental fluid dynamics
BENNETT, Lawrence
Research Professor, School of Engineering
Institute for Magnetics Research

E: lbennett@gwu.edu

Magneto-optics, magnetic multilayers, nanocomposites, magneto-caloric effects, magnetic after effect, magnetic modeling, High-Tc superconductors, electronic structure of alloys, and biomagnetism.
BRISCOE, William
Chair and Professor
Department of Physics
Institute for Nuclear Studies - Data Analysis Center
E: briscoe@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8340
P: 202-994-6788
Experimental Nuclear Physics

CRANDALL, Keith
Director, Computational Biology Institute
Professor, Department of Biology

E: kcrandall@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-0107

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics, Infectious disease, Crustacean Systematics, Molecular Evolution, HIV, Population Genetics, Bacterial Genomics, Conservation Genetics
DELLA TORRE, Edward
Professor, School of Engineering
Institute for Magnetics Research

E: edt@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-0410
 

Electromagnetic, Radiation Systems and Microwave Engineering
DOERING, Michael
Assistant Professor of Physics
E: doring@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8390
P: 202-994-8571
Nuclear and particle physics
DOWNIE, Evangeline
Assistant Professor of Physics
 
E: edownie@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-3083
Experimental Nuclear Physics
EL-GHAZAWI, Tarek
Professor, School of Engineering
High Performance Computing Laboratory

E: tarek@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8212
P: 202-994-2607

Computer engineering; Computer architecture; High-performance computing

ESKANDARIAN, Ali
Dean, Virginia Science & Technology Campus and 
College of Professional Studies, Professor of Physics

E: ea1102@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-5000
Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, and foundations of Quantum Theory and Quantum Information/Computation.
GOECKS, Jeremy
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology
Computational Biology Institute
Goecks Lab

E: jgoecks@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-0114

Platforms for High-throughput Genomic Analysis, Cancer Genomics, Scientific and Information Visualization, Interactive High Performance Computing.

HAMDAR, Samer
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Center for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR)

E: hamdar@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8273
P: 202-994-6652
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic dynamics
HERNANDEZ, Patricia
Associate Professor of Biology
 
E: phernand@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-5950
Evolution of developmental mechanisms; vertebrate embryology/pattern formation; functional morphology and anatomy of vertebrates; Ichthyology.
HOOSHANGI, Sara
Associate Professor and Program Director
Integrated, Information Science & Technology Program
College of Professional Studies
E: shoosh@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-1692
STEM education, Synthetic and System Biology
HSU, Stephen
Professor, School of Engineering
Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory
Nanomaterials & Nanomechanics Laboratory
E: stevehsu@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8365
Multiscale multifunctional surface design and fabrication; icephobic surface development and measurements; drag reduction and surface texturing; fuel economy of cars and trucks, lubrication of new materials; wear mechanisms of light weight materials.
HUANG, Howie
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
E: howie@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-0523
Computer and systems architecture, high-performance computing, cloud computing, big data, cybersecurity
JACK, Allison
Assistant Research Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology
Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute
 
E: allisonjack@gwu.edu Autism spectrum disorders; developmental neuroscience; fMRI; imaging genetics; epigenetics; oxytocin; cerebellum; sex differences
JEREMIC, Aleksandar
Associate Professor of Biology
GW Center for Biomolecular Sciences
E: jerema@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-7899
Islet biology, islet amyloidosis, protein aggregation, trafficking and proteotoxicity

KOSTAL, Jakub
Faculty Research Scientist
 

E: jkostal@gwu.edu Computational Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Predictive Toxicology, Green Chemistry
KORMAN, Can
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor
 
E: korman@gwu.edu 
P: 202-994-2245
Magnetics, MEMS/NEMS, Electronics and Photonics
LAN, Ganhui
Assistant Professor, Physics
GW Center for Biomolecular Sciences
 
E: glan@gwu.edu 
P: 202-994-3864
Collective and individual cell migration, Bacterial cell division, Biological information processing, Thermodynamics of Biological Regulatory Networks, Biological regulation with biomechanical components.
LE BLANC, Saniya
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
LeBlanc Lab

E: sleblanc@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-843
EXPLOR-223

Design and manufacturing of mechanical and aerospace systems, Environmental and energy management, Fluid mechanics, Nanotechnologies
LEFTWICH, Megan
Assistant Professor
Leftwich Lab
Biologically Inspired Energy Laboratory

E: mleftwich@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-9830

Biomedical engineering, Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy, Mechanical engineering, Propulsion
LENG, Yongsheng
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
 
E: leng@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-5964
Design and manufacturing of mechanical and aerospace systems; Mechanical engineering; Nanotechnologies; Solid mechanics and materials science 
LI, Zhenyu
Associate Professor
Wearable Finger Ring with ECG Sensor
E: zhenyu@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-4272
Novel biosensors and medical devices using micro and nanotechnology, namely microfluidics, MEMS, nanophotonics and flexible electronics
LIANG, Chunlei
Associate Professor
E: chliang@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8536
P: 202-994-7073
Biomedical engineering; Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy; Mechanical engineering; Propulsion; Magnetohydrodynamics
LICHT, Stuart
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Renewable Energy R & D Solutions Laboratory
E: slicht@gwu.edu 
P: 571-553-8215
Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage – Batteries & Fuel Cells, Environmental Chemistry, Electrochemistry, and Quantum Mechanics
MANZARI, Majid
Professor and Department Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory

E: manzari@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-1989
P: 202-994-4901

Earthquake engineering, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, geomechanics, and geotechnical engineering
MASSIAH, Michael
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Co-director, GW Center for Biomolecular Sciences
E: massiah@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-2150
Biochemistry, Solution NMR spectroscopy, Protein Structure and function, and Mechanism of protein degradation, protein function regulation, protein-protein interaction
MAXWELL, Taylor
Associate Research Professor
Computational Biology Institute
E: tmaxwell@gwu.edu Human Disease Genetics, Quantitative Genetics, Statistical Genetics, Population Genetics
MILLER, Todd
Director, GW Weight Management and Human Performance Lab
E: tamiller@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-0237
P: 202-994-2572
Obesity treatment and prevention; strength training for athletic performance; strength training for obesity treatment
NARAYANA, Vikram
Assistant Research Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
High Performance Computing Laboratory
E: vikram@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8218
Computer Architecture and High-Performance Computing 
O'BRIEN, Travis
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology
E: phmtjo@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-3373
Molecular mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis, pharmacogenomics
PELPHREY, Kevin
Carbonell Family Professor and Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute                                    
E: kevinpelphrey@email.gwu.edu
P: 202-994-3541
Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
PENG, Weiqun
Associate Professor, Physics
GW Center for Biomolecular Sciences
E: wpeng@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-0129
Computational biology and biophysics
PEREZ-LOSADA, Marcos
Assistant Research Professor
Computational Biology Institute
E: mlosada@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-0243
Phylogenetics, Infectious disease, Invertebrate Systematics, Molecular Evolution, HIV, Population Genetics, Bacterial Genomics, Conservation Genetics
PLESNIAK, Michael
Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Department
Turbulence, Fluid Dynamics and Wind Energy Lab
E: plesniak@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-9800
Aerospace engineering, Biomedical engineering, Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy, Mechanical engineering, Propulsion
QIU, Xiangyun
Assistant Professor of Physics and Director, Center for Biomolecular Sciences
E: xqiu@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-6537

Molecular Biophysics, X-ray and Neutron Scattering, and Nucleic Acids Biophysics

REEVES, Mark
Professor of Physics
Center for Biomolecular Sciences
E: reevesme@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-6279
Experimental Biophysics
SILVA, Pedro
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory
E: silvap@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-7446
Design of civil structures to resist manmade and natural hazards
SORGER, Volker J. 
Assistant Professor and Director of OPEN Lab
High Performance Computing Laboratory
E: sorger@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-7186
Nanophotonics; Atto-Joule Opto-electronics; Optical Information Processing and Optical Computing; SMART Internet-of-Things Technologies
STRAKOVSKY, Igor
Research Professor, Department of Physics
Institute for Nuclear Studies - Data Analysis Center
E: igor@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8344
 
Experimental Nuclear Physics and Phenomenology
WICKENHEISER, Adam
Assistant Professor
Smart Systems Laboratory
E: amwick@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-6821
P: 202-994-8392
Aerospace engineering, Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy; Mechanical engineering; Mechatronics, robotics, and controls; Propulsion
WORKMAN, Ron
Research Professor, Department of Physics
Institute for Nuclear Studies - Data Analysis Center
E: rworkman@gwu.edu
P: 571-553-8345
Nuclear Physics
ZAGHLOUL, Mona
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Institute for Magnetics Research
E: zaghloul@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-3772
Electronics and IC design, Sensors design and implementations with their electronics interfaces. Specifically  Biosensor, Chemical sensors, and Bioelectronics.
ZENG, Chen
Professor of Physics
E: chenz@gwu.edu
P: 202-994-6481
Computational biophysics ranging from structure-based drug design to big data science of bio-network and bio-complexity.