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The University of Virginia takes pride in its continued development of modern engineering education and research. For over one hundred fifty years, the University has offered regular study in engineering, coinciding with the industrial development of the South and paralleling the rise of the engineering profession itself. Today, a total of 9 undergraduate and 31 graduate programs are offered by 8 academic departments.
School of Graduate Engineering and Applied Science
A108 Thornton Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400242
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4242
The growth of applied science into a learned profession was anticipated in the founding of the University. As early as 1825, the Rector and Visitors formally indicated that instruction in military and civil architecture would be a part of the education program of the University. Such courses were offered starting in 1827. Notable members of the early engineering staff were Charles Bonnycastle, trained in military engineering in England, and William Barton Rogers, later co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering instruction was not sought widely by young men in the predominantly agricultural South, however; and by 1850, it was announced that the engineering program would be discontinued.
A new and more successful beginning was made in 1865 under the direction of Professor Charles Scott Venable, and by 1869 the University awarded its first degrees in engineering. Instruction was offered in civil and mining engineering until the 1881-1882 session, when engineering became a professional department. William Mynn Thornton became the first dean of engineering in 1905. Under his leadership, three new degree programs were added: mechanical engineering in 1891, electrical engineering in 1897, and chemical engineering in 1908.
Between World War I and World War II, the engineering curricula were revised and strengthened to provide a broader program of study, including the humanities. During both wars, the school offered engineering instruction to members of the armed forces; and ROTC programs for the Navy, Army, and Air Force were introduced during and after World War II.
Reorganization following World War II led again to an extensive revision of all curricula and to the graduate studies now offered. In 1955, two new branches of engineering study were recognized by degrees: aeronautical and nuclear engineering. In the same year, the first doctoral programs were instituted in chemical engineering and engineering physics.
In 1962, the name of the School was changed to the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) in anticipation of the establishment of the Department of Materials Science (1963), the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (1964), and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (1967). The Department of Systems Engineering was established in 1975, and in 1984, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science became separate departments. Further reorganization has led to the present school academic structure with its Departments of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Systems and Information Engineering; and the Department of Science, Technology and Society. The undergraduate program in engineering science and the graduate program in engineering physics are administered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Graduate Programs in Computer Engineering are administered jointly by the Departments of Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Research Centers and Institutes
Interdisciplinary research is carried out through research centers, laboratories, and consortia in which graduate students in two or more disciplines work together on a research project.
Advanced Materials and Structures Laboratory conducts thermomechanical testing with an emphasis on multi-scale approaches that establish connections between size-scale and thermomechanical performance of materials and structures. Together with conventional macroscale materials testing, this facility has a state-of-the-art nano-indentation system that allows mechanical testing on length-scales spanning from nanometers to millimeters. This system has force resolution on the order of one billionth of a Newton, and displacement resolution on the order of one angstrom; a unique capability is an environmental temperature chamber, which enables testing in the range of -50
oC to 100
oC. Current research is directed towards establishing connections between nanoscale material features and thermomechanical stability in thin films and MEMS, with an emphasis on compliant materials such as nano-porous ceramics and polymers.
Aerogel Research Laboratory was established in 1996 to investigate fundamental properties as well as cutting-edge applications of aerogels, which are the lightest solids ever produced. It is the only university-based aerogel research program in the United States.
Aerospace Research Lab was established in 1986 to conduct basic and applied research in advanced aerospace technologies. Research interests have expanded to include high-speed mixing and combustion, aeroacoustics, structures and materials, optical techniques, microscale heat transfer, and computational modeling.
Center for Applied Biomechanics is dedicated to vehicle safety testing with a major emphasis on studying impact and injury biomechanics. The focal point of the 10,000 square foot facility is a test sled mounted on a 66-foot track which allows simulation of high speed automobile crashes. In addition to the sled system, the CAB has a number of pneumatic and gravity driven impactors as well as state-of-the-art high speed data acquisition and digital video systems. Major research efforts at the laboratory include the study of advanced occupant restraint systems including air bag and seat belt systems. In particular, the CAB is establishing guidelines and criteria for the mitigation of airbag induced injuries.
Applied Electrophysics Laboratories (AEpL) serves as the University of Virginia’s center for research in solid-state materials, devices, and circuits. AEpL was founded in 1967 and consists of the Semiconductor Device Laboratory (SDL), the Laboratory for Optics and Quantum Electronics (LOQE), and the Millimeter-wave Research Laboratory (MRL). These laboratories share a 3,500 square-foot clean room facility for device fabrication and materials growth, as well as a variety of other facilities for microwave and optical analysis and device design and testing.
Atomic and Surface Physics Lab studies the interaction of energetic particles (ions, electrons) and photons with surfaces. Its goals are to understand the mechanisms leading to electronic excitations and how these excitations evolve and lead to the emission of light (luminescence), electrons, radiation, atoms and molecules (sputtering), and to radiation damage, chemical changes or heat. The studies have applications in semiconductor processing, nuclear fusion, gas discharges, biology, astrophysics, and space exploration. A substantial part of the laboratory’s work consists in modeling and simulations of surface processes in icy satellites, planetary atmospheres and magnetospheres, and interstellar grains. Projects are supported by NASA, NSF, and SWRI.
Cognitive Systems Engineering Laboratory develops decision-aiding systems for operators and engineers in the domains of process control, medical technology, and aviation. In all of these domains, teams of people work together to solve problems in complex, dynamic environments. Typical tasks include monitoring, diagnosis, control, scheduling, and planning, using both well-defined strategies and ad-hoc reasoning to meet objectives while satisfying constraints like organizational or industry-mandated objectives or rules.
Communications, Control, and Signal Processing Laboratory (CCSP) conducts research and development in a variety of communications, control systems, and signal processing areas, including error control coding, data compression, network protocols, detection and estimation theory, statistical signal analysis (system identification, channel equalization, sensor arrays and image processing), optical communication, adaptive control, robust control, and nonlinear control. Research in CCSP is primarily of an analytical nature, supported by computer simulations.
Computational Laboratory for Environmental Bioremediation (CLEB) complements UVa’s existing experimental Bacterial Migration Laboratory-the only laboratory in the world equipped to measure bacterial transport properties at both the macroscopic and the individual cell levels. This experimental capability, combined with the CLEB’s modeling and computational expertise, which draws on analogies to statistical mechanical methods for molecular transport phenomena, places CLEB in a unique position to substantially expand the state of quantitative knowledge about bacterial migration and In Situ Bioremediation (ISB), a powerful, cost-effective technology for restoring contaminated sites by exploiting the natural degradative and migratory abilities of bacteria.
Computer Architecture Lab focuses on exploring computer “microarchitecture” and the analysis techniques needed to study microarchitectural questions. Three of our research thrusts are branch prediction, exploiting compiler dependence relationships at runtime, and simulation.
Electrochemical Science and Engineering Center is a multi-disciplinary research effort that incorporates the departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, as well as interactions with Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. It is one of the nation’s leading research groups of its kind, and its research affects the performance and reliability of most products manufactured in the world today.
Electron Microscope and Image Processing Facility, located in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, is a comprehensive service and user facility for biomedical research. Its services include Transmission Microscopy, Scanning Microscopy and Confocal Microscopy. Equipment available includes Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes; Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope; High Resolution Vacuum Evaporator; Ultramicrotomes; Critical Point Dryer; Sputter Coater; Freeze-substitution Unit and Gatan Cold Stage, and a Cryotransfer Unit.
Embedded Computing Center explores means through which faculty and staff at UVa can coordinate research on embedded computing technology to produce the new intelligent devices that our society has come to expect. UVa has a unique combination of abilities that offer great potential to advance the state of the art in this field.
Far Infrared Receiver Laboratory (FIRLab) operates within the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Virginia. The FIRLab is fully equipped to design, assemble and evaluate millimeter and submillimeter wavelength mixers and multipliers at frequencies from microwave to THz frequencies. Sources include two submillimeter wavelength gas laser systems (300 GHz-4.5 THz) and a variety of millimeter wavelength sources, multipliers and amplifiers. A Bruker IFS 66V Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (200 GHz-225 THz) is available for materials and component evaluation, as well as a variety of power meters, microscopes and probe stations.
High-Performance Low Power Laboratory (HPLP) focuses primarily on original research in the field of low power and high performance electronics, spanning digital VLSI and analog systems, architectures, circuits, and algorithms. HPLP currently has eight active researchers, as well as a new lab facility containing PCs and workstations donated by IBM and Intel.
Hyperpolarized Gas Imaging Research is a promising option for medical imaging of air spaces and certain tissues in humans without exposing patients to radiation associated with other methods (high resolution Computed Tomography and V/Q techniques, for example.) Since spring of 1996, UVa Departmental Research Team for Hyperpolarized Gases has been exploring and conducting research in this field.
Integrated Sensing and Processing Laboratory (ISPL) merges high functional density CMOS image/signal processing mixed-signal circuits with integrated detection/transduction structures to achieve improved application performance. Its current projects are in the areas of infrared imaging, adaptive hyper-spectral imaging, biomolecular fluourescence detection, and adaptive ultrasonic imaging. The laboratory’s work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Carilion Biomedical Institute, and Agilent Technologies.
Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory (IPML) is one of the nation’s premier centers for research on the processing of advanced materials. Affiliated with the University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the laboratory incorporates both the synthesis and processing of materials along with their modeling, sensing, and control. Goals of IPML’s research include development of innovative process technologies, creating models for predicting materials evolution during processing, designing advanced in-situ sensors for tracking material changes during processing, and creating model-based path optimization and feedback control.
Interdisciplinary Research in Contaminant Hydrogeology Center is dedicated to investigation of the interplay between chemical, physical, and biological factors that control the fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface. Its research is supported by teams of individuals from the departments of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Sciences.
Internet Commerce Group, InterCom, is a coalition of university faculty and business leaders that promotes development of electronic commerce in Virginia by providing technical and business software, training, and consulting services to companies entering (or already participating in) the electronic marketplace.
Internet Technology Innovation Center (TIC) assists Virginia’s newest emerging industry and its growing base of Internet-related businesses. The Internet TIC is tasked to nurture an entrepreneurial environment, accelerate the creation and deployment of network-based information technology, develop the hardware/software infrastructure that Virginia needs for the coming knowledge-based economy, and expand Virginia’s high-skill workforce needed to develop, support, and market Internet-based electronic products and services. Internet TIC is funded by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and is a partnership among the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, and Christopher Newport University.
Justice Information Systems, Virginia Institute, was created to support the information technology needs of law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and on a national level. The Institute is funded by national funding agencies including the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, and the National Institute of Justice’s Crime Mapping Research Center.
Light Metals Center conducts a wide range of research on light materials including alloy processing, mechanical properties and microstructural characterization, deformation mechanisms and environmental effects of light metals. The center’s research advances knowledge of structural materials, which have a high strength- and/or stiffness-to-weight ratio and at the same time are able to perform satisfactorily in hostile environments.
Magnetic Bearings Center conducts applied research in the area of magnetic bearings used to support a variety of machines. The Center receives funding from the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, government agencies, and industry, and it places great emphasis on working with industry to develop magnetic bearing technology for a wide variety of applications, particularly in the area of turbomachinery. Many of the research results and computer programs developed by the faculty and students are widely used in industry, and in some cases are the industry standards.
Mathematical Computational Modeling Laboratory is dedicated to research in mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and virtual prototyping of various industrial technologies and industrial processing operations. Recent research includes studies in high-speed gas flows, two phase flow with fibrous material, rarefied gas flow, and dynamical motion of galaxies.
Microelectronics Institute serves as the University’s interdisciplinary microelectronics interface to outside organizations and within the University itself. Acting as a focal point for microelectronics communications at the University, the institute consists primarily of faculty volunteers. Through organized cooperation they seek to maximize the impact of their educational and research activities.
Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory is dedicated to developing new techniques to assist in measuring, understanding, and utilizing microscale thermal phenomena. The laboratory’s research is aimed at developing a fundamental understanding of energy transport on ultra short time and length scales.
Millimeter-Wave Research Laboratory focuses on building communication and receiver components capable of operating at very high frequencies. The devices have a host of applications, including communications, radar, atmospheric monitoring, and radio astronomy.
Molecular Biomechanics Laboratory, part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms by which cells move, and the application of this knowledge to the improvement of American public health.
MRSEC Center for Nanoscopic Materials Design explores new directions in the nanoscale design and control of self-assembled epitaxial semiconductor quantum dots by providing new algorithms for understanding and controlling the coupling of short, medium and long range order in these structures. The Center collaborates with industrial, University, and government laboratories to support and further materials research and education in this field.
Next Generation Real-Time Computing Lab is part of the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia. The laboratory studies a wide range of issues in all aspects of real-time computing. Real-time principles are becoming important for all systems since audio and video streams are being utilized in many new contexts from control applications to the Next Generation Internet.
Optics and Quantum Electronics Lab conducts research in photonics and optoelectronics. Current areas of interest include photonic materials, novel optical devices, micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS), and organic polymers like polypropylene and poly-dimethilsiloxane.
Risk Management of Engineering Systems Center develops technology to assist in the management of risk for a variety of engineering systems. Industry and government sponsors of research at the Center work closely with faculty and students, contributing their unique strengths and interests to the Center. The Center’s areas of expertise include environmental impacts, water resources and technology management, electronic, safety-critical systems, computer-based systems, including hardware and software performance and reliability, and reliability modeling of multiple failure modes in complex systems.
Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratories (ROMAC) conduct research in the areas of rotor dynamics, turbomachinery, structural dynamics, magnetic bearings, automatic controls, turbomachinery flows, fluid film bearings, and seals. The Laboratory’s research is supported by a consortium of industries through the ROMAC Industrial Research Program.
Safety Critical Systems Center explores questions of safety in industries where safety is a matter of life and death. The goal is to make current systems even safer for the public. Projects include assessing the safety of modern rail transportation systems and studying issues of safety in the nuclear industry. The center has received support for related projects from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force.
Science and Engineering of Laser Interactions with Matter graduate training program is designed to develop students with enhanced mastery and appreciation of the knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills required for rapid advancements in modern science and technology.
Semiconductor Device Lab maintains a position of international prominence for research on solid-state devices for millimeter and submillimeter wavelength electronics. Research is focused on development of high-sensitivity, ultra-low-noise Gallium Arsenide Schottky barrier diodes and superconducting junctions for high frequency (150 Ghz and above) receiver applications. Research topics include theoretical investigations of high frequency transport in ultra-small semiconductor devices, fundamental limits to device performance, and optimization of device design for specific applications.
Semiconductor Manufacturing Information Technology Center is a partnership between Dominion Semiconductor Co. and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology. The Center’s goals are to improve productivity at Dominion’s state-of-the-art chip fabrication facility, in Manassas, while giving students hands-on experience with actual manufacturing data. The center is located at Dominion but has a companion laboratory at UVa. Both facilities are staffed by University students and researchers.
Semicustom Integrated Systems Center is an internationally respected research group in the areas of computer engineering and digital systems. The Center’s ultimate missions are to accelerate economic growth, to improve products and processes, and to integrate the results of academic research into Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) industry developments. Its research and education programs help satisfy the growing need for leading-edge design tools and methods in the VLSI industry.
Smart Travel Lab is a state-of-the-art facility of the Center for Transportation Studies that supports research and education in the rapidly emerging area of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Using the latest information technologies and analysis and modeling techniques, researchers in the lab are developing prototype systems and applications that promise to improve the effectiveness of ITS. The distinguishing characteristic of the lab is the direct connection established between the lab and transportation management systems operated throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This connection provides researchers with direct access to real ITS data and systems.
Space Physics and Surface Physics Theory Program studies the physics and chemistry of energetic ion, electron and UV-photon interactions with surfaces and gases. The processes of interest are desorption and sputtering, as well as the radiolysis and photolysis of surfaces and gases. The motivation for the program’s research is to understand problems in space physics and astronomy.
Surface Science Center provides services on surface analysis, including modifying the surface layers of materials by ion implantation, and surface characterization and depth profiling of sample compositions using a Perkin-Elmer 560 system. Available techniques are Angle-resolved X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA), Scanning Auger Electron Microscopy with sub-micron resolution, and Ion Scattering Spectroscopy. Each technique can be combined with the others and with sputter etching (using a differentially pumped ion gun) to obtain composition depth profiles.
Survivable Information Systems Center studies the survivability of critical information systems-air traffic control, telecommunications, nationwide control of power distribution, and the financial system. Societal dependence on these systems is growing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Center’s research focuses on designing software which can be tailored to information systems to ensure the intended operation of their existing components.
Technology and the Environment, Virginia Institute, develops environmentally sensitive technology and techniques to mitigate the impacts of current technology on the environment. More than 25 participating engineering faculty members support a broad range of research, including environmental engineering, risk management, contaminant hydrogeology, environmentally sensitive chemical manufacturing, hazardous waste management, alternative energy systems, and the interrelationships of society, technology and the environment.
Center for Transportation Studies focuses on issues and problems related to the development, operation, and maintenance of a safe, efficient intermodal transportation system for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. The Center’s research program is noted for being responsive to emerging challenges from the transportation sector and for continually probing into new areas of transportation-related research, like intelligent transportation systems, traffic simulation studies, applications of geographic information systems in facilitating transportation planning and management, and decision support systems using artificial intelligence.
Virginia Artificial Heart Center is a major research facility for the design, development and testing of a magnetic bearing supported artificial heart for human implantation. Several prototypes have been successfully testing in pumping both water and blood. The current work is on a ventricular assist version of the pump but future work will be on a total heart replacement.
Wound Prevention and Repair Center explores the principles governing mechanical and biological events in chronic skin wounds, developing the necessary monitoring and prevention techniques to eradicate chronic wounds in hospital settings. At the same time, the Center applies these principles to accelerating the repair of acute skin wounds caused by trauma, and improving therapies for skin flap procedures, intestinal ulcers, and neurological injuries.
Facilities and Services
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is located in a complex of buildings, the main one being Thornton Hall, named after the first dean of engineering. Thornton Hall houses the school’s administrative offices, the Departments of Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Science, Technology and Society and assorted research laboratories. South of Thornton Hall is Olsson Hall, which houses the Departments of Computer Science, and Systems and Information Engineering. Adjacent to these buildings are three buildings housing the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. Wilsdorf Hall, under construction, will link materials science and chemical engineering and will be ready for occupancy by 2006. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in Building MR5, which is part of the Health Sciences Center. The Aerospace Research Laboratory is located on Mount Jefferson.
Computers The School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Information Technology and Communication (ITC) provide a wide range of modern facilities to support student computing activities. Students use these computing facilities for a variety of applications including, course work, special projects, research, word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic mail.
These facilities are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and are staffed with student consultants during the afternoons and evenings. Over 500 workstations of various models are housed in these public labs, all of which are connected to the University networks and can be used independently, or to access other computers at the University or world-wide. Some facilities house high-performance Unix workstations that can be used for specific courses or research.
To supplement the public facilities, many departments and research groups operate their own computing facilities which are used for specific courses and research projects within those departments. Computer facility equipment ranges from PCs and Macintoshes, to general purpose Unix workstations, high-performance graphics workstations and specialized processors for vision and sound research, to highly advanced parallel processing engines.
The Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library located in Clark Hall, includes more than 240,000 volumes, 1,500 current serial subscriptions, and 1 million technical reports. A full range of information services is available, including an online catalog with remote access, reference assistance, computerized literature searching, and inter-library loans and document delivery.
The Office of Career Services is available to help engineering students establish their career goals and develop strategies to attain those objectives. In addition to individual appointments, the office provides resource material on career fields, job search strategies, interviewing techniques, and employment opportunities. The office also coordinates on-Grounds interviews in conjunction with University Career Services.
The Office of Minority Programs, established in the school in 1986, is available to help students by providing academic support, motivational activities, and financial assistance. The office provides counseling, peer counseling, and other special services for both undergraduate and graduate students. The office and student societies sponsor numerous activities to support engineering students.
The Virginia Transportation Research Council is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation in cooperation with the University, and its offices and laboratories are located in the Shelburne Building about one-half mile west of Thornton Hall. The council has two primary objectives: providing training in the fundamentals of transportation engineering; and carrying out research programs to improve the economic design, construction, maintenance, and operation of highways. The council operates laboratories that study problems of highway aggregates, geological engineering, concrete, bituminous materials, soils, bridge structures, and traffic and safety.
The Virginia Transportation Research Council also provides financial assistance for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research is in an area of interest to the council.
The Virginia Microelectronics Consortium (VMEC), a group of colleges and universities including George Mason University, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the College of William and Mary that offer a world-class program in microelectronics education and research. VMEC was created in 1996 to serve the microelectronics industry in the Commonwealth and to exploit our diverse industry and educational microelectronics resources to our mutual benefit.
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) at Langley Research Center (LaRC) is a world-class research and education institute created to do cutting edge aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The NIA consists of six founding universities - Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech - as well as Hampton University, Old Dominion University, The College of William & Mary., and the AIAA Foundation.
The NIA acts as a strategic partner working with LaRC to enhance its world-class aerospace and atmospheric research capability. The Institute complements Langley’s research creativity and expands research and technology development opportunities, and represents the creation of a significant new research and education asset for the nation. The Institute will also be a catalyst for economic development by stimulating the commercialization of new intellectual property and facilitating the growth of new business opportunities.
The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science offers programs leading to the degree of Master of Science and Master of Engineering, as well as Master degrees in several areas of applied science, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The School’s 10 curricula are: biomedical engineering; chemical engineering; civil engineering; computer engineering; computer science; electrical engineering; engineering physics; materials science and engineering; mechanical and aerospace engineering; and systems engineering.
The range of studies available within the school is designed to satisfy a variety of objectives. Specific courses leading to a degree are not prescribed; instead, each student prepares an individual program, with the help of a faculty advisor, tailored to particular needs and goals and then submits it for faculty approval.
Two types of master’s degrees are available. Strong emphasis is placed on research for the Master of Science degree. The focal point of the M.S. is a thesis describing research accomplished in close cooperation with the student’s faculty advisor. The degrees of Master of Engineering and Master of Applied Science are professionally oriented and do not require a thesis.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is regarded by many as a symbol that its bearer has achieved an in-depth understanding of a segment of human knowledge and has contributed significantly to that knowledge. The Ph.D. requires a program of advanced study in courses and research, satisfactory completion of Ph.D. examinations, and submission of a dissertation based on independent, original research.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers an exceptional educational opportunity for qualified students who seek an environment where graduate study is characterized by integrated learning experiences with highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated faculty. Graduate admissions committees are seeking well-rounded individuals who bring exceptional intellectual capabilities along with a passion for their chosen field. The admissions process looks for evidence of competitive academic performance, work and life experiences, and qualities of character such as motivation, maturity, tenacity, integrity, ability to work with others, self-reliance, and leadership. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Engineering School welcomes applications from men and women from other countries whose diverse perspectives broaden the range of educational experience for all members of the academic community.
An applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. While this degree will normally be in the field of engineering or applied science, degrees in other fields may be acceptable. Undergraduate courses that may be required to remedy deficiencies must be taken without credit. An applicant should have a B average for admission into graduate studies.
Each candidate must complete the Application for Admission. The application requires completion of an essay, complete transcripts of all academic work and three letters of recommendation. A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application; an application will not be considered if the fee has not been paid. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general exam. International students must have an outstanding command of the English language in order to enroll at the University. The TOEFL exam is required of all applicants if the language first learned and spoken in the home is not English. Most students admitted score at least 600 on the paper exam or 250 on the computer exam. Some students may be required to complete the Summer English for Academic Purposes Program (www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc/summer.html) prior to admission.
Applications may be completed and submitted on-line (https://applyonline.virginia.edu/engineering) or application materials may be downloaded from the same site and submitted by mail to: Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Thornton Hall, Room A-108, P.O. Box 400242 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4242. On-line applications are strongly encouraged. Application information, including recommendations, reach the admissions committees much faster if submitted electronically.
For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, deadlines for complete applications for admission are: December 1 for January admission, May 1 for June admission, and August 1 for September admission. Students requesting financial aid, however, should submit a complete application by January 15 for September admission. International students on visas (other than permanent residents) must apply at least five months prior to the term for which admission is sought. This time is necessary for the International Student Office to review and process necessary papers. A prospective international student must have appropriate, current, valid, and legal non-immigrant status before he/she can be offered final admission to the University. Also, all international students (other than permanent residents) must provide evidence of financial capability for the duration of their studies.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers financial aid to graduate students through fellowships and assistantships. Students must be nominated by their department to be considered for a fellowship or assistantship. Most superior students can expect to receive aid of some kind throughout their graduate careers.
Students receiving financial aid from the School of Engineering and Applied Science must be registered as full-time students, defined as at least 12 credits of lecture-laboratory courses and/or research during the academic year, must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and must also maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree. Graduate research assistants must register for a minimum of 6 credits of research during the summer term. Students receiving financial aid are not permitted to have other employment without approval of the Office of Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs. Students are awarded financial assistance to enable them to devote maximum effort to graduate studies.
Fellowships are intended to allow graduate students to devote full time to learning opportunities in the classroom and laboratory. No work duties, in a pay for service sense, are required, but good academic progress, including research for the thesis or dissertation, is essential. Some programs, during fellowship support, will include research and teaching duties as part of the usual academic requirements for the degree.
Graduate Research Assistantships Graduate Research Assistants are assigned to work with a faculty member on a specific research project which should culminate in a project report, thesis, or dissertation. Full-time graduate research assistants may not carry a load of more than 9 credits of lecture-laboratory courses but must register each semester for enough additional credits of teaching/research to maintain full-time student status.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships Graduate Teaching Assistants are assigned to assist a faculty member teaching a specific lecture/laboratory course. The assigned duties will depend on the course and instructor. Graduate teaching assistants may not carry a load of more than 9 credits of lecture-laboratory courses but must register each semester for enough teaching/research credit to maintain full-time student status.
The ARCS Fellowship was established in 1984 as an annual gift from the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation. The recipients are chosen from enrolled students nominated by the departments.
The Virginia Engineering Foundation Fellowship is provided through gifts from alumni and friends of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The recipient is chosen from enrolled students nominated by the departments.
L. William Ballard, Jr., Fellowship is offered to a graduate student who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities, and financial need.
Carlos and Esther Farrar Fellowship provides fellowships to deserving students at the University of Virginia studying in disciplines and programs pertaining to scientific investigation of the universe (i.e., aerospace engineering, astrophysics, mathematics). This fellowship is awarded on the basis of scholastic merit and financial need.
John H. and Dorothy W. Sidebottom Fellowship is offered to graduate students majoring in aerospace engineering.
GEM Fellowships The University of Virginia is a member of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. While attending one of the member universities for graduate study leading to a master’s degree in engineering, a minority student accepted into the GEM program receives a stipend plus full tuition and fees. The School of Engineering and Applied Science supplements the stipend to equal, at a minimum, the total of the fellowships normally awarded to entering students. Application material can be obtained by contacting Executive Director, GEM, Box 537, Notre Dame, IN 46556, (219) 239-7183.
The Dean’s Fellows Award was established in 1984 to recognize outstanding entering graduate students. This award provides a stipend of $2,000 per year for up to three years, in addition to the financial aid offered by the departments.
Grades The letter grade symbols used for grading graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F. To obtain a graduate degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, an individual must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on all graded graduate course work taken at the University of Virginia while a graduate student, and graduate courses taken as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia if the courses are listed on a program of studies and are used to satisfy requirements for a graduate degree. No grade lower than a C is acceptable toward meeting the requirements for a graduate degree. If a course is repeated, both grades are used in computing the overall grade average. Undergraduate courses and courses taken on a Credit/No Credit basis may not be used to meet requirements for a graduate degree and are not used in computing the grade average. A 10-day period past the end of the semester (end of the examination period) is automatically allowed to remove an incomplete. A maximum extension to the end of the subsequent semester (the following fall for a spring class and spring for a fall class) may be granted upon special request to the dean’s office.
Quality of Work Graduate degrees are not conferred merely upon the basis of the number of courses passed, nor the length of time spent in residence or in research, but primarily on the basis of the quality and scope of the candidate’s knowledge and power of investigation in a chosen field of study. Unsatisfactory work during any semester or an overall grade average of less than B may be considered sufficient reason for withdrawal of financial assistance, or for enforced withdrawal from the graduate program. Graduate students are considered to be on probation if their cumulative grade point average for graduate work is less than 3.0 and they are notified of this by the dean’s office. Graduate students are subject to dismissal if their cumulative grade point average is not raised to 3.0 within one semester.
Research All graduate students conducting research must register for the appropriate research course. Credits are assigned to this course in such a way that the total number of credits for which the student is registered reflects the fraction of time devoted to progress toward a degree. Students must register for a minimum of six credits of research for the Master of Science (thesis) degree and 24 credits of research for the Ph.D. degree. In many cases, research in excess of these minimum requirements, particularly for the Ph.D. degree, is desirable. Project research for the Master of Engineering or Master of Applied Science (non-thesis) degrees is encouraged and, in some curricula, required.
Time Limit For Graduate Degrees The student must complete all the requirements for a Master of Science degree within five years after admission to the graduate program, and he or she must complete all requirements for a Master of Engineering degree within seven years after admission to the graduate program. All requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must be completed within seven years after admission to the doctoral program. Expired credits may be revalidated with approval from the advisor, the appropriate department graduate committee or department chair, graduate studies committee, and the Office of the Dean.
Residency M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs require a period of residency. A full-time graduate student in residence at the University, whether taking courses or doing research, is expected to be fully engaged in the academic community, to participate in planned and impromptu discussions with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, and to actively contribute to intellectual discourse within the School. During the period of residency, a student should have no major conflicts of commitment. Substantial employment obligations, for example, would generally be in conflict with the residency requirement.
Right to Petition In certain cases there may be extenuating circumstances that cause a deviation from the requirements for the master’s or doctoral degrees. A student has the right to petition the Graduate Studies Committee requesting such a deviation from the normal requirements. This petition should be in writing and endorsed by both the student’s advisor and department chair.
The Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science grants transfer credit based on an analysis of the content, level and comparability of the course taken, the applicability of the courses to the student’s intended degree program, the quality of the student’s performance in the course, and the institution at which the work was completed. Transfer credit, as described below, will be considered for acceptance toward a degree in the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Master of Science Candidates may include a maximum of six credits of graduate course transfer credit on their program of study at the University of Virginia. They cannot have been used to satisfy requirements for another degree, and only courses with a grade of B or better may be transferred. All requests for the inclusion of transfer credit in the University of Virginia program of study are subject to the approval of the candidate’s academic department and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Programs.
Master of Engineering Candidates may include a maximum of 12 credits of graduate course transfer credit in their program of study at the University of Virginia. They cannot have been used to satisfy requirements for another degree, and only courses with a grade of B or better may be transferred. All requests for the inclusion of transfer credit in the University of Virginia program of study are subject to the approval of the candidate’s academic department and the Office of the Dean.
Doctor of Philosophy Candidates transfer of courses must be submitted for approval in the program of study.
Air Force and Army ROTC
Graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are eligible to participate in the Air Force and Army ROTC programs. Inquiries concerning enrollment in the Air Force ROTC should be addressed to the Professor of Air Science, Varsity Hall. Inquiries concerning enrollment in the Army ROTC should be addressed to the Professor of Military Science, Room B-030, New Cabell Hall. Air and Military Science courses are described in the Undergraduate Record.
Part-time Graduate Students
Those students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in the School of Engineering and Applied Science on a part-time basis must be approved for admission to the degree program by the department or program offering the degree, and they must meet all admission requirements for full-time degree students. Part-time students taking on-Grounds courses for degree credit must register through the School of Engineering and Applied Science, not through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. A maximum of six credits of graduate course work taken on-Grounds through continuing and professional studies prior to admission to a graduate degree program may be accepted as credit toward degree requirements.
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP)
In addition to the resident Master of Engineering degree program conducted on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, the School of Engineering and Applied Science offers the following six degrees through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program: Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Systems Engineering; Master of Engineering Physics, and Master of Materials Science and Engineering.
Regular graduate courses are taught via videoconferencing throughout the Commonwealth and to selected out-of-state locations. This two-way video/two-way audio capability provides professors and students on-Grounds the ability to communicate with off-Grounds students at remote classroom sites. Serving as off-Grounds receive sites are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University, Mary Washington College, and Shenandoah University, as well as the Centers for Higher Education in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, Abingdon, and Halifax/South Boston. Additionally, certain companies and government agencies have established classrooms at their locations and participate in this graduate engineering program.
Each of the six departments in this program has an appointed advisor who consults with students on curriculum and any special circumstances that might arise with participating working professionals. Students’ programs of study must be approved by their advisors and the associated department chairs and be submitted to the Office of the Dean.
Degree requirements are the same as mentioned in the previous Master of Engineering section, except that an additional three transfer credits from Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, or Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University may be included in the candidate’s program of study.
Graduate courses with grades of C or better taken for graduate credit at participating institutions may be transferred toward meeting the requirement of the Master of Engineering degree.
All graduate courses taken for degree credit through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, including transfer courses from the participating institutions, are included in the student’s grade point average.
Doctor of Philosophy
The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers instruction leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Physics; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Systems Engineering.
An advisory committee for each doctoral student is appointed by the Office of the Dean upon recommendation of the chair of the student’s department or curriculum area. At least one member of the advisory committee is from outside the student’s department and major curriculum study area. The committee meets with the student as soon as possible to assist in planning a detailed program of study and research. The committee recommends a program of formal courses, discusses research objectives and research plans with the student, and advises the student on the areas in which he or she must take Ph.D. examinations. The committee meets with the student as needed to review progress and, if necessary, to assist the student in revising the program of study.
Degree Requirements The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is conferred by the School of Engineering and Applied Science primarily in recognition of breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and ability to investigate problems independently. A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must:
- complete at least three sessions (or the equivalent) of graduate study after the baccalaureate degree, or two sessions (or the equivalent) after the master’s degree. At least one session beyond the master’s degree must be in full residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. For students who enter a Ph.D. program without a master’s degree, at least 1.5 sessions (3 semesters, not including summer sessions) must be spent in full residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. For the purpose of satisfying these requirements, two regular semesters (not including summer sessions) will be considered as one session;
- satisfactorily complete an approved program of study. Each program is tailored to the individual student in accordance with the departmental requirements approved by SEAS faculty. The program must include a combined minimum of 72 credits of research and graduate level course work beyond the baccalaureate. The program must also include a minimum of 24 credits of formal course work, with no more than nine of those credits from 500-level courses. No more than six credits at the 500-level may be earned within the department granting the degree. Classes at the 400-level or below do not count toward the Ph.D. degree. Departmental requirements may be more restrictive. Transfer of course credit from other schools of recognized standing may be included in the program of study; however, only courses with a grade of B or better may be transferred. The student must submit the program for approval first to the department faculty and then to the Office of the Dean within one semester after the Ph.D. exam;
- perform satisfactorily on the departmental Ph.D. examination. The objective of the examination is to determine whether the student has assimilated and is able to integrate a body of advanced knowledge;
- submit a dissertation based on independent, original research that makes a significant contribution to the student’s field of study. In preparation for conducting research and writing the dissertation, students must prepare a written dissertation proposal. This proposal describes the current state of the art with bibliography, outlines the proposed method of investigation, and discusses the anticipated results. The student then makes a public, oral presentation of the proposal to the advisory committee, with all members of the faculty invited to attend. After the presentation, the student submits the written dissertation proposal for approval to the department faculty (or its designated committee) and the Office of the Dean;
- be admitted to candidacy for the degree: a student must have satisfactorily completed the Ph.D. examination and have received approval for the dissertation proposal before being admitted to candidacy. Admission to candidacy must be completed at least one semester before the degree is awarded;
- satisfactorily present and defend the dissertation in a public forum. The dissertation defense is conducted orally and publicly by a committee appointed by the Office of the Dean; this committee must include the candidate’s advisory committee. The defense is held after the candidate has submitted the dissertation to the committee, and it is designed to test the student’s knowledge of a field of research. Candidates who are accepted by the examining committee and approved by the faculty are presented for degrees at the first scheduled graduation exercises of the University following completion of the requirements;
- apply for a degree on the standard form by the date specified in the academic calendar;
- submit three copies of the approved final dissertation to the Office of the Dean by the date specified in the academic calendar.
Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science Universities (VCES)
The College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia are involved in a cooperative program of graduate engineering and applied science education and research. This effort focuses on the needs of the NASA Langley Research Center and Newport News Shipbuilding and is also intended to serve others in the Peninsula region of the state. This consortium is intended to provide a resident graduate program that emphasizes study for the Ph.D. degree in engineering and applied science and a M.S. degree in naval architecture.
The program complements the Virginia Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, which already serves the region by providing, via videoconferencing, courses leading to the Master of Engineering degree. VCES offerings include Ph.D.-level courses broadcast to and from the Peninsula region. The program also includes course offerings taught by resident faculty and adjunct faculty experts from NASA and Newport News Shipbuilding at its regional location in Hampton. Course offerings and research are concentrated in the areas of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Applied Science.
With the consortium agreement, a student may include 50 percent transfer courses in his or her program of study provided those courses are taught by faculty of the member universities. Accordingly, the student then receives his degree from the institution of his major advisor. The Ph.D. degree requirements are the same as mentioned in the Doctor of Philosophy section, with the exception that residency in Charlottesville is not required.
National Institute of Aerospace
The University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Virginia are participating in a cooperative program of graduate engineering and applied science education and research centered in the Tidewater area of Virginia. This effort focuses upon research and education opportunities found at the NASA Langley Research Center. It is intended to allow students to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees based upon research conducted at the NASA Langley facility. Students in the NIA program must be U.S. citizens, enroll in the graduate program of one of the six participating schools (their “home institution”), reside in the Tidewater area, and work on a research project at NASA Langley under the guidance of a faculty member at their home institution. Using distance learning technology, students in the NIA program are able to take graduate classes from the six participating schools (the “NIA universities”). A student’s program of study may include 50 percent transfer courses provided that those courses are taught by faculty of the NIA universities. Upon successful completion of the program, a student receives a degree from her or his home institution. Other M.S. and Ph.D. degree requirements are the same as mentioned in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy sections, with the exception that residency in Charlottesville is not required.
Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science
James H. Aylor, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Mary P. Beck, M.S., Applied Math Instruction, Lecturer
Nancy J. Cable, Ph.D., Vice President for Development of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Associate Dean
James F. Groves, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Distance Learning Program
Frances Hersey, Associate Director of Center for Engineering Career Development, Lecturer
Clarence J. Livesay, B.S., Director of Center for Engineering Career Development, Lecturer
P. Paxton Marshall, B.S., M.A., M.E., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Professor
John D. Maybee, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Mitchel C. Rosen, B.E., M.S., Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Associate Professor
Mary D. Smith, B.S., M.S., Assistant Dean for Finance and Budget, Lecturer
Kathryn C. Thornton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
William J. Thurneck, Jr., B.S., M.S.E., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Administrative and Academic Affairs, Professor
Carolyn A. Vallas, B.A., M.S., Director of Center for Diversity in Engineering, Lecturer
Haydn N. G. Wadley, B.Sc., Ph.D., University Professor, Edgar A. Starke, Jr., Professor of Materials Science, Senior Associate Dean for Research
Department of Biomedical Engineering
J. Milton Adams, B.S., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Paul E. Allaire, B.E., M.E., Ph.D., Mac Wade Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James R. Brookeman, B.S., Ph.D.
Brian R. Duling, A.B., Ph.D.
Sanjiv Kaul, M.D., Francis M. Ball Professor of Cardiology
Yong I. Kim, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Cato T. Laurencin, B.S.E., M.D., Ph.D., University Professor, Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
Klaus F. Ley, M.D.
John P. Mugler III, B.S., M.E., Ph.D.
Ammasi Periasamy, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Michael L. Reed, B.S., M.Eng., Ph.D.
Martin A. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Thomas C. Skalak, B.E.S., Ph.D., Chair
Scott T. Acton, B.S., Ph.D.
Stuart S. Berr, B.A., Ph.D.
Frederick H. Epstein, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Brent A. French, B.S., Ph.D.
William H. Guilford, B.S., Ph.D.
Gregory A. Helm, B.S., Ph.D., M.D.
John A. Hossack, B.Eng., Ph.D.
Michael B. Lawrence, B.A., Ph.D.
George F. Rich, B.S., M.D., Ph.D.
William F. Walker, B.S.E., Ph.D.
Mark B. Williams, B.S., Ph.D.
Brett R. Blackman, B.S., Ph.D.
Edward A. Botchwey III, B.S., Ph.D.
Brian Helmke, B.S., B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Jack Knight-Scott, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Craig H. Meyer, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Jason A. Papin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Shayn M. Peirce-Cottler, B.S., Ph.D.
Jeffrey R. Crandall, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor
George T. Gillies, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor
Richard J. Price, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor
David M. Smalley, B.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Zequan Yang, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Giorgio Carta, Laurea, M.Ch.E., Ph.D.
Robert J. Davis, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Chair
Erik J. Fernandez, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Roseanne Marie Ford, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (joint appt.)
John L. Hudson, B.S., M.S.E., Ph.D., P.E., Wills Johnson Professor of Chemical Engineering
Donald J. Kirwan, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Cato T. Laurencin, B.S., Ph.D., M.D.
Matthew Neurock, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Alice M. and Guy A. Wilson Professor of Chemical Engineering
John P. O’Connell, B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Harry Douglas Forsyth Professor of Chemical Engineering
David L. Green, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Steven McIntosh, B.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.
James Oberhauser, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Ramon Espino, B.S., M.S., Sc.D., Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Michael J. Demetsky, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., P.E., Chair
Roseanne Marie Ford, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (joint appt.)
Nicholas J. Garber, B.Sc., M.S., Ph.D., M.I.C.E., P.E., Henry L. Kinnier Professor of Civil Engineering
Lester A. Hoel, B.C.E., M.C.E., D.Eng., P.E., L. A. Lacey Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
Cornelius O. Horgan, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., Wills Johnson Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
Wu-Seng Lung, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
Richard W. Miksad, B.S., M.S., Sc.D., P.E., Thomas M. Linville Professor (joint appt.)
Marek-Jerzy Pindera, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Thomas T. Baber, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
Matthew R. Begley, B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., Ph.D., M.E., Assistant Chair for Civil Engineering Graduate Studies
Edward J. Berger, B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., Ph.D., M.E.
Teresa B. Culver, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies
William T. Scherer, B.S., M.E., Ph.D. (joint appt.)
Brian L. Smith, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
James A. Smith, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Byungkyu (Brian) Park, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Garrick E. Louis, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (joint appt.)
Jose P. Gomez, B.S.C.E., M.E.C.E., Ph.D., P.E.
Visiting Associate Professor
Susan E. Burns, B.C.E., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Roseaana M. Neupauer, B.S., S.M., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
Michael C. Brown, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., P.E.
Rodney T. Davis, B.S.C.E., M.S.E., Ph.D., P.E.
Jose P. Gomez, B.S.C.E., M.E.C.E., Ph.D., P.E.
M. Shabbir Hossain, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D.
Joseph G. Howe, Jr., B.S.C.E., M.C.E.
William A. McIntosh, B.S.C.E., P.E.
H. Celik Ozyildirim, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., P.E.
David M. Salzer, B.S., M.E.C.E., P.E.
Department of Computer Science
Jack W. Davidson, B.A.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Andrew S. Grimshaw, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Anita K. Jones, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University Professor, Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
John C. Knight, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Jörg Liebeherr, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Paul F. Reynolds, Jr., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Gabriel Robins, B.S., M.S.E., PH.D.
Mary Lou Soffa, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Owen R. Cheatham Professor of Sciences, Chair
Sang H. Son, B.S., M.S.E.E., M.S.C.S., Ph.D.
John A. Stankovic, Sc.B., Sc.M., Ph.D., BP America Professor of Computer Science
Alfred C. Weaver, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Lucien Carr III Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
William A. Wulf, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., American Telephone and Telegraph Company Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and University Professor
Tarek F. Abdelzaher, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
James P. Cohoon, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Thomas B. Horton, B.A., Ph.D.
Worthy N. Martin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Kevin Skadron, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Kevin J. Sullivan, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Malathi Veeraraghavan, B.Tech. M.S., Ph.D.
Aaron Bloomfield, B.S., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
David C. Brogan, B.A., Ph.D.
David E. Evans, S.B., S.M., Ph.D.
Marty A. Humphrey, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Grigori R. Humphreys, B.S.E., Ph.D.
David P. Luebke, B.A., Ph.D.
Christopher W. Milner, A.B., M.S., Ph.D.
James C. French, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Ruth Anderson, B.S., M.S.
Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scott Acton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
J. Milton Adams, B.S., Ph.D., Vice Provost of Academic Programs
James H. Aylor, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Louis T. Rader Professor, Interim Dean and Senior Associate Dean
John C. Bean, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., John Marshall Money Professor
Joanne Bechta Dugan, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Joe C. Campbell, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Shannon Center Fellow
Mool Gupta, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Langley Professor
Lloyd R. Harriott, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor, Chair
Robert Hull, B.A., Ph.D. Charles A. Henderson Professor of Engineering
Barry W. Johnson, B.S., M.E., Ph.D.
Zongli Lin, B.S., M.E., Ph.D.
P. Paxton Marshall, B.S., M.A., M.E., Ph.D., Associate Dean
Michael L. Reed, B.S., M.Eng., Ph.D.
Stephen G. Wilson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Chair
Travis N. Blalock, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Maite Brandt-Pearce, B.S., M.S., M.E., Ph.D.
Mircea R. Stan, Diploma, M.S., Ph.D.
Gang Tao, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Malathi Veeraraghavan, B.Tech., M.S., Ph.D., Director, Computer Engineering Program
William F. Walker, B.S.E., Ph.D.
Robert M. Weikle, B.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Ronald D. Williams, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
N. Scott Barker, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Tommy Guess, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
John Lach, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Yibin Zheng, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ph.D.
Thomas Crowe, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor
Boris Gelmont, M.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., Associate Professor
Tatiana Globus, M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Arthur W. Lichtenberger, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Seth Silverstein, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Raul A. Baragiola, M.S., Ph.D., Alice M. and Guy A. Wilson Professor of Engineering
George L. Cahen, Jr., B.E.S., M.S., Ph.D.
John J. Dorning, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Whitney Stone Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Professor of Engineering Physics
Richard P. Gangloff, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ferman W. Perry Professor, Chair
James M. Howe, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Robert Hull, B.A., Ph.D., Charles A. Henderson Professor of Engineering
William A. Jesser, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Thomas Goodwin Digges Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Robert E. Johnson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., John Lloyd Newcomb Professor of Engineering Physics
William C. Johnson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Robert G. Kelly, B.E.S., M.S.E., Ph.D.
John R. Scully, B.E.S., M.S.E., Ph.D.
Gary J. Shiflet, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., William G. Reynolds Professor
William A. Soffa, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Edgar A. Starke, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Earnest Oglesby Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and University Professor
Haydn N.G. Wadley, B.S., Ph.D., Edgar A. Starke, Jr., Research Professor of Materials Science
Stuart A. Wolf, A.B., Ph.D.
Petra Reinke, Diploma, Ph.D.
Giovanni Zangari, M.S., Ph.D., Wilsdorf Distinguished Professor
Sean R. Agnew, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
James M. Fitz-Gerald, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
James F. Groves, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Leonid V. Zhigilei, M.S., Ph.D.
Dana M. Elzey, B.S., M.S., D.Sc., Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Paul E. Allaire, B.E., M.E., Ph.D., Mac Wade Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lloyd E. Barrett, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
John J. Dorning, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Whitney Stone Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Professor of Engineering Physics
Hossein Haj-Hariri, S.B., S.M., Ph.D.
Joseph A.C. Humphrey, Dipl., M.S., D.I.C., Ph.D., D.Sc., Nancy and Neal Wade Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Chair
Tetsuya Iwasaki, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Eric H. Maslen, B.S., Ph.D.
James C. McDaniel, Jr., B.S., M.S.A.A., M.S.E.E., Ph.D.
Richard W. Miksad, B.S., M.S., Sc.D., P.E., Thomas M. Linville Professor (joint appt.)
Pamela M. Norris, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Walter D. Pilkey, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Frederick Tracy Morse Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
William W. Roberts, Jr., S.B., Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
John G. Thacker, B.M.E., M.S.M.E., Ph.D., P.E., Associate Chair
Kathryn C. Thornton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Haydn N. G. Wadley, B.Sc., Ph.D., Associate Dean
Houston G. Wood III, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
James T. Beard, B.M.E., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
Harsha K. Chelliah, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Jeffrey Crandall, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Carl R. Knospe, B.S., Ph.D.
Gabriel Laufer, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
Robert J. Ribando, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Larry G. Richards, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Timothy C. Scott, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Pradip N. Sheth, B.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Hilary Bart-Smith, B.Eng., S.M., Ph.D.
George Gillies, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor
Christopher Goyne, B.E., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Richard Kent, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Robert Lindberg, B.S., M.S., Eng.Sc.D., Professor
Department of Science, Technology, and Society
W. Bernard Carlson, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Michael E. Gorman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Deborah G. Johnson, B.Ph., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Chair
Ingrid H. Townsend, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Kathryn C. Thornton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
John K. Brown, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Patricia C. Click, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Kathryn A. Neeley, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Bryan Pfaffenberger, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Edmund P. Russell III, B.A., Ph.D.
Rosalyn W. Berne, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dean Nieusma, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Catherine D. Baritaud, B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Joanne McGrath Cohoon, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alex Checkovich, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Donald Edward Brown, B.S., M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D., William Stansfield Calcott Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Chair
Joanne Bechta Dugan, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Michael E. Gorman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Yacov Y. Haimes, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Barry M. Horowitz, B.E.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Roman Krzysztofowicz, M.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
K. Preston White, Jr., B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D.
Peter A. Beling, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
William T. Scherer, B.S., M.E., Ph.D. (joint appt.)
Michael C. Smith, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Ellen J. Bass, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Michael D. DeVore, B.S. M.S., D.Sc.
Jennifer M. Farver, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Alfredo Garcia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Stephanie A. E. Guerlain, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Garrick E. Louis, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (joint appt.)
Stephen D. Patek, B.S., S.M.E.E., Ph.D.
James H. Lambert, B.S.E., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor
Antharvedi Anné, B.S., D.Mit., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
Ernst Otto Attinger, B.A., M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
R. Edward Barker, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering
Furman W. Barton, B.C.E., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Alan P. Batson, B.Sc., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
George F. Bland, Sc.B., M.S.E.E., E.E., Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
John Wayne Boring, B.S.M.E., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Engineering Physics
Avery Catlin, B.E.E., M.A., Ph.D., University Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science
Bruce A. Chartres, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Melvin Cherno, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Technology, Culture, and Communication
William Larken Duren, Jr., A.B., M.S., Ph.D., University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Richard T. Eppink, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Samuel S. Fisher, M.E., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ronald D. Flack, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
Mark G. Foster, A.B. (Physics), Ph.D. (Physics), Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Elmer L. Gaden, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
John L. Gainer, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
Omer Allan Gianniny, Jr., B.S.E., M.Ed., Ed.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Humanities
Luther Y. Gore, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Humanities
Vera R. Granlund, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Edgar J. Gunter, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
John Kenneth Haviland, B.Sc., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Carl T. Herakovich, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Robert Rives Humphris, B.E.E., M.E.E., D.Sc.E.E., Research Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Thomas E. Hutchinson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Systems Engineering
Fulvio Antonio Iachetta, B.M.E., M.M.E., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
James P. Ignizio, B.S., E.E., M.S.E., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Systems Engineering
Rafael M. Inigo, Ing.E., M.S., D.Sc., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Richard L. Jennings, B.S., B.S.C.E., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Robert A. Johnson, A.B., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Materials Science
Walker Reed Johnson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
Morris Wiley Jones, B.E., M.E., P.E., Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
James J. Kauzalarich, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
James L. Kelly, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
Henry Lee Kinnier, B.C.E., M.S., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Applied Science
Alden Robert Kuhlthau, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Hugh Stevenson Landes, B.E.E., Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Alwyn C. Lapsley, B.E.E., M.S., Ph.D., Research Associate Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
Hiram Gordon Larew, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Kenneth Robert Lawless, B.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Materials Science
Jen-shih Lee, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
David W. Lewis, B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lembit U. Lilleleht, B.Ch.E., M.S.E., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
William B. Looney, B.S., M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
Ralph Addison Lowry, B.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
Dahlard L. Lukes, A.A., B.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics
Lois E. Mansfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics
George B. Matthews, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Fred Campbell McCormick, B.C.E., M.S.E., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Eugene S. McVey, B.S.E.E., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
James Lawrence Meem, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
Dale Robert Metcalf, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
Edward Valentine Mochel, B.S., M.S., Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
James W. Moore, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
David Morris, B.C.E., M.S.C.E., D.Sc., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Jeffrey B. Morton, B.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering
James M. Ortega, B.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Robert H. Owens, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics
John L. Pfaltz, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Research Professor and Professor Emeritus
Donald L. Reid, B.M.E., M.S.E., P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Albert B. Reynolds, S.B., S.M., Sc.D., Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
Roger A. Rydin, B.S., S.M., Sc.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering
John E. Scott, Jr., B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Clifford Myron Siegel, B.E.E., M.S.E.E., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
James G. Simmonds, S.B., S.M., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
Edward Carl Stevenson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering
Glenn E. Stoner, B. S., M. S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering
George C. Theodoridis, B.S., Sc.D., Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
Earl A. Thornton, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering
Miles A. Townsend, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Franklin E. Wawner, Jr., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering
Thomas Garnett Williamson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
Shaw Lei Yu, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
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