Here is an alphabetical listing of our faculty in the Engineering Department and affiliated departments. Click any name below to view their complete biography.


Thomas Böttger


(415) 422-5716

Tom Böttger is from Berlin, Germany and is first and foremost a teacher. He enjoys teaching the large introductory physics courses as well as hands-…


Montana State University, PhD in Physics, 2002, Montana State University, MS in Physics, 1999, Humboldt University, Germany, Diploma in Physics, 1996, University of Kent, England, University Diploma in Physics, 1993
Professor Böttger’s interests lie at the intersection of structural materials engineering and architecture, and she created and has been directing…


MArch, MS, Structural Materials Engineering, UC Berkeley, BS, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley

Christopher Brooks


(415) 422-7086

Christopher Brooks is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at USF, with a joint appointment in the Department of Engineering. He joined…


University of Michigan, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, 2002, San Francisco State University, M.S.. Computer Science, 1997, University of Wisconsin, B.A./J.B.A., English and Journalism, 1991


Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Multiagent Systems, Computing and Social Justice

Johnathan Cromwell

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-6537

Innovation drives the production of new and useful products, services, and technologies that can help solve some of society's greatest problems…


DBA Management, Harvard Business School, S.B. Chemical-Biological Engineering, MIT

Osasere Evbuomwan

Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Engineering Summer Zero Program

(415) 422-4914

Professor Evbuomwan received her BS in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho in May 2006. Later…


PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Xiaosheng Huang

Associate Professor

(415) 422-6281

My research interests are in observational cosmology. Fourteen years after the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe (Nobel Prize…


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Physics (2004)

N. Jeremy Kasdin

Assistant Dean for Engineering

(415) 422-5047

Jeremy Kasdin is the assistant dean for engineering programs. He is also the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,…


Stanford University, PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Sciences, 1991, Stanford University, MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1987, Princeton University, BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1985


Satellite Design, High-contrast Imaging, Guidance and Control

Amalia Kokkinaki

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-4117

An assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science since 2016, Dr. Amalia Kokkinaki holds a PhD degree from the University of Toronto…


University of Toronto, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013, University of Toronto, MASc, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2007, Technical University of Crete, BS and MS, Environmental Engineering, 2005


Groundwater flow and transport, Contaminant hydrogeology, Environmental chemistry and microbiology, Statistical modeling and data assimilation, Bayesian inverse modeling

Luigi (Lou) Lucaccini

Adjunct Professor

(415) 422-6771

Luigi (Lou) Lucaccini has a PhD in engineering psychology from UCLA and an MBA from USF. He is an adjunct professor in the Entrepreneurship and…


UC Los Angeles, PhD in Engineering Psychology, 1968, USF, MBA, 1980


Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operation, Engineering Psychology, Education Research and Development, Adaptive Computer-Aided Training Systems
Although Professor Elizabeth Mickaily-Huber's degrees are in chemical engineering, her specialty is in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Over…


University of California, San Diego, PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, MS in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, BS in Chemical Engineering