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Faculty and Staff

In this program, students work with bioengineering core faculty, as well as affiliated faculty and advisors from applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics, as well from the Markkula Ethics Center. Meet our team of engaged, passionate faculty:

Bioengineering Core Faculty


Prashanth Asuri 2
Prashanth Asuri Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Prashanth Asuri joined the Bioengineering faculty at Santa Clara University in 2011. Dr. Asuri graduated from... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Unyoung Kim
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Prof. Kim is an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University where she serves as the Director of the Biological... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Yuling Yan
Yuling Yan Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Bioengineering Program
Prof. Yuling Yan is currently an associate professor and Director of the Bioengineering Program at SCU. She is also a... Read the Full Profile >>

Jonathan Zhang
Zhiwen (Jonathan) Zhang Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dr. Jonathan Zhang is an associate professor of the Bioengineering Program in School of Engineering at SCU... Read the Full Profile >>

Affiliated Faculty and Advisors

Dr. Talal Al-Attar
Talal Al-Attar, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Dr. Talal Al-Attar has over 10 years in teaching experience in Electrical Engineering between Kuwait University and.... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. John Birmingham
John Birmingham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physics
Associate Director, Bioengineering Program
Professor Birmingham received an A.B. degree in Physics from Princeton University in 1989. In 1996, he received a Ph.D... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Stephen Chiappari
Steve Chiappari, Ph.D.

Chair, Applied Mathematics
Dr. Chiappari heads the Department of Applied Mathematics within the School of Engineering. Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Jack Gilbert
Jack Gilbert, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Program Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Society
Professor Gilbert is chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and holds an appointment at the Center for Science... Read the Full Profile >>

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David Hess, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology
Dr. Hess received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University in 2004... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Tim Hight
Tim Hight, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Hight has been faculty project manager for SCU's two entries into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Chris Kitts
Christopher Kitts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Kitts is an Associate Professor at Santa Clara University where he serves as the Director of the Robotic Systems... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Shoba Krishnan
Shoba Krishnan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Analog and mixed-signal IC design and testing are areas of interest for Dr. Krishnan. Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Margaret McLean
Margaret McLean, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Director, Bioethics
Associate Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
With her combined background in science and... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Samiha Mourad
Samiha Mourad, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Dr. Mourad is the William & Janice Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering. Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Craig Stephens
Craig Stephens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology
Advisor, Bioengineering Program
Dr. Stephen's primary interest is in the molecular biology of prokaryotes. Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Sally Wood
Sally Wood, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Image and signal processing are some of Dr. Wood's current research interests. Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Aleksandar Zecevic
Aleksandar Zecevic, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Aleksandar I. Zecevic received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1984 and... Read the Full Profile >>

 

Staff

Sotheary Beaumier
Sotheary Beaumier

Administrative Assistant