Faculty Mentors

Yves Chabal

Yves J Chabal

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Physics and Department Head, Materials Science & Engineering. Current interests are centered on surface chemical functionalization of semiconductor and oxide surfaces, atomic layer deposition, organic electronics, biosensors and H2 storage materials.

Ray H. Baughman

Ray H. Baughman

Ray Baughman received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in the Materials Science area from Harvard University. Upon graduation he went to Allied Chemical, which later became AlliedSignal and then Honeywell. In August 2001, Ray Baughman became the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas in Dallas after 31 years in industry

King, Lindsay

King, Lindsay

Associate Professor, received a Ph.D. from University of Manchester

Rashaunda M. Henderson

Rashaunda M. Henderson

Rashaunda Henderson was born in Shreveport, LA where she attended Oak Park Elementary, Bethune Middle School, Caddo Magnet Middle Magnet and Huntington High School.She established the High Frequency Circuits and Systems Laboratory in 2007 with Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee and Dr. Won Namgoong

Todd Fechter

Todd Fechter

Todd Fechter's professional background is in the field of 3D computer animation. He has experience working on both television and film productions, which he gained while employed at DNA Production, Inc from September 2002 through June of 2006. Fechter is currently an Assistant Professor of 3D Computer Animation at UT Dallas.

Mary L. Urquhart

Mary L. Urquhart

Dr. Urquhart’s formal training is as a planetary scientist with a specialization in the constraints on thermophysical properties of rocky and icy planetary crustal materials derived from temperature variations.She is a passionate mentor to science students with an interest in educational outreach or science education research, and to teachers with a growing interest in science. Dr. Urquhart is also keenly interested in working with policymakers in education from early childhood through graduate school, especially with regard to teacher training and curriculum design.

Chadwin D. Young

Chadwin D. Young

Assistant Professor-Materials Science & Engineering. Involved the measurement and evaluation of transistors and capacitors of experimental gate stacks and device structures (alternative gate electrodes, ultra-thin oxides, oxynitrides, and high-dielectric constant insulators, non-planar devices, and high mobility substrates).Engaged in the electrical characterization and reliability of projected material and device architectures below the 22 nm node as defined by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) as well as other future device architectures, which can call for high-k dielectrics and high mobility and/or flexible substrate material systems

Chandramallika Basak

Chandramallika Basak

Dr. Basak earned a BS in mathematics and MS in psychology from University of Calcutta, India, as well as an MS degree in applied statistics, and an MS and PhD in experimental psychology from Syracuse University. Prior to moving to the Center for Vital Longevity in 2011, she was an assistant professor of psychology at Rice University. She also was a Beckman Institute Fellow and Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mihaela C. Stefan

Mihaela C. Stefan

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Department of Bioengineering.Her research interests encompass the synthesis and characterization of novel polymeric materials for applications in organic electronics and medicine.

Manuel Quevedo-Lopez

Manuel Quevedo-Lopez

Associate Professor-Materials Science & Engineering.Has a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from University of North Texas

Steven Billingslea

Steven Billingslea

Steven Billingslea II is an independent developer and Senior Lecturer from Dallas, Texas. When he is not spending time with his wife and their three dogs, he is working to improve his skills in game development, writing, and brewing craft beer.

Fatemeh Hassanipour

Fatemeh Hassanipour

Research Areas: Heat transfer and Fluid mechanics with applications in Energy Management, Health and Bioengineering (modeling and simulation of biomechanical systems).Her research investigations include, but are not limited to methods involving fluid-structure interaction, bio-mimicking systems, particulate flow, porous media and phase change materials.