Faculty and Staff

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

Department Chairs

Christopher Brooks

Professor

(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…

Lauren (Lou) Sassoubre

Engineering Department Co-Chair, Assistant Professor

(415) 640-1039

Lauren Sassoubre holds a PhD and MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and an MS in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine…

Full-Time Faculty

Noopur Agarwal is a practicing visual communication designer dedicated to increasing critical public engagement with issues of global and local…

Christopher Brooks

Professor

(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…

Johnathan Cromwell

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-6537

Assistant Professor Johnathan Cromwell's research focuses on how people collaborate with each other as they define, solve, and change problems while…

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…

Amalia Kokkinaki

Associate Professor

(415) 422-4117

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

Thomas MacDonald

Associate Professor

(415) 422-5895

Tom MacDonald received his PhD from Stanford University. Professor MacDonald's research focuses on designing computer simulations of problems of…

Julio E. Moreno

Professor

(415) 422-6082

Julio Moreno is a professor of history and affiliated engineering faculty at the University of San Francisco. Born in the Salvadoran countryside,…
Hana Mori's interests lie at the intersection of structural materials engineering and architecture. She is the first chairperson of the Department of…
Daniel is the director of the Bachelors of Science in Data Science program. Daniel's research interests are in large-scale optimization modeling and…

Sean Olson

Director of Engineering Laboratories

(415) 422-5517

Sean has an MFA in visual arts from Mills College, and a BA and BFA in art history and ceramics from Eastern Washington University. Sean recently…

Part-Time Faculty

Nick Leonard

Adjunct Professor

(415) 422-6372

Nick Leonard is interested in epistemology, cognitive psychology, and certain topics at the intersection of the two. He received his PhD in…

Luigi (Lou) Lucaccini

Adjunct Professor

(415) 383-4616

Luigi (Lou) Lucaccini has a PhD in engineering psychology from UCLA and an MBA from USF. He is an adjunct professor both in the entrepreneurship,…
Although Professor Elizabeth Mickaily-Huber's degrees are in chemical engineering, her specialty is in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Over the…

Sean Olson

Director of Engineering Laboratories

(415) 422-5517

Sean has an MFA in visual arts from Mills College, and a BA and BFA in art history and ceramics from Eastern Washington University. Sean recently…
Dr. Julia Thompson has a passion for integrating the soul’s work into the engineering design process and technology. She is driven to help students,…
Moses is a spring 2024 term instructor in the department of engineering. They are committed to adaptive and inclusive education, and their…