THE HENRY SAMUELI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Dean

305 Rockwell Engineering Center
Undergraduate Counseling: (949) 824-4334
Graduate Counseling: (949) 824-3562
World Wide Web: http://www.eng.uci.edu/

Overview

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty

Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Alfredo H.-S. Ang, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Structural Engineer

Paul D. Arthur, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

James Arvo, Ph.D. Yale University, Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Satya N. Atluri, Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Director of the Center for Aerospace Research and Education, Interim Director of the Center for Systems Engineering in Biotechnology, Director of the Center for Computational Modeling in Engineering, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and The Henry Samueli "von Karman" Chair of Aerospace Engineering

Ender Ayanoglu, Ph.D. Stanford University, Director of the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Conexant-Broadcom Chair

Nader Bagherzadeh, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Computer Science

Casper W. Barnes, Jr., Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Michael W. Berns, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Developmental and Cell Biology, and Arnold and Mabel Beckman Chair in Laser Biomedicine

Neil J. Bershad, Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

James E. Bobrow, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery (Beckman Laser Institute)

Ozdal Boyraz, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

James P. Brody, Ph.D. Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Peter J. Burke, Ph.D. Yale University, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Haris J. Catrakis, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Zhongping Chen, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Bernard Choi, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery (Beckman Laser Institute)

Pai Chou, Ph.D. University of Washington, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Computer Science-Systems

William J. Cooper, Ph.D. University of Miami, Director of the Urban Water Research Center (UWRC) and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Jose B. Cruz, Jr., Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Registered Professional Engineer

Donald A. Dabdub, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Beatriz da Costa, M.F.A. Diplôme National Supérieur d' Expression Plastique, École d' Art d' Aix-en-Provence (France), Associate Professor of Studio Art and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Nancy A. Da Silva, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Rui J. P. de Figueiredo, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Franco De Flaviis, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Brian Demsky, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Rainer Doemer, Ph.D. University of Dortmund (Germany), Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Derek Dunn-Rankin, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Director of the Center for Personal Power Systems and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and of Community and Environmental Medicine

James C. Earthman, Ph.D. Stanford University, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Donald K. Edwards, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Said E. Elghobashi, Ph.D., D.Sc. Imperial College, University of London, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ahmed Eltawil, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Maria Q. Feng, Ph.D. University of Tokyo, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Leonard A. Ferrari, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Carl A. Friehe, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Daniel D. Gajski, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Director of the Center for Embedded Computer Systems, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Computer Science, and The Henry Samueli "Turing" Chair in Computer Systems Design

Manuel Gamero-Castaño, Ph.D. Yale University, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jean-Luc Gaudiot, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Department Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor of Computer Science

Steven C. George, M.D. University of Missouri, Ph.D. University of Washington, Department Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and William J. Link Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Stanley B. Grant, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Department Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor of Environmental Engineering

Enrico Gratton, Ph.D. University of Rome, Director of the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery

Michael M. Green, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Gary L. Guymon, Ph.D. University of California, Davis, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Medhat A. Haroun, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Glenn E. Healey, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Payam Heydari, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Acting Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Juan Hong, Ph.D. Purdue University, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Faryar Jabbari, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Syed A. Jafar, Ph.D. Stanford University, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Hamid Jafarkhani, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

R. (Jay) Jayakrishnan, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stephen F. Jenks, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Computer Science

Noo Li Jeon, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Chenyang (Sunny) Jiang, Ph.D. University of South Florida, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tibor Juhasz, Ph.D. JATE University of Szeged (Hungary), Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering

K. H. (Kane) Kim, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Informatics

Stuart Kleinfelder, Ph.D. Stanford University, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Frithjof Kruggel, M.D., Ph.D. Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Fadi Kurdahi, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Computer Science

Young Jik Kwon, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Tomas Lang, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

John C. LaRue, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Associate Dean for Student Affairs of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Abraham Lee, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chin C. Lee, Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon University, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Henry P. Lee, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Guann-Pyng Li, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Director of the UCI Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Director of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Henry C. Lim, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Kwei-Jay Lin, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Feng Liu, Ph.D. Princeton University, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Marc J. Madou, Ph.D. University of Ghent (Belgium), UCI Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Athina Markopoulou, Ph.D. Stanford University, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

J. Michael McCarthy, Ph.D. Stanford University, Director and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair of the Center for Engineering Science in Design (CESD) and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Michael G. McNally, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Director of the Graduate Program in Transportation Science and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Planning, Policy, and Design

Kenneth D. Mease, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Martha L. Mecartney, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Joerg Meyer, Ph.D. University of Kaiserslautern, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Farghalli A. Mohamed, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ali Mohraz, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Ayman Mosallam, Ph.D. The Catholic University of America, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Residence, Registered Professional Structural Engineer

Daniel R. Mumm, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Zoran Nenadic, D.Sc. Washington University, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Betty H. Olson, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Community and Environmental Medicine

Dimitri Papamoschou, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Gerard C. Pardoen, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Simon Penny, Graduate Diploma in Sculpture, Sydney College of the Arts, New South Wales (Australia), Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Studio Art, and Informatics

Andrew J. Putnam, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Regina Ragan, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Roger H. Rangel, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Department Chair and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Wilfred W. Recker, Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon University, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

David J. Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering

Stephen G. Ritchie, Ph.D. Cornell University, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Diego Rosso, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

G. Scott Samuelsen, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, Director of the Advanced Power and Energy Program, and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and of Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Brett F. Sanders, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jean-Daniel M. Saphores, Ph.D. Cornell University, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Planning, Policy, and Design

Robert M. Saunders, D.Eng. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Registered Professional Engineer

Jan Scherfig, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Associate Director of the Urban Water Research Center and Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

William E. Schmitendorf, Ph.D. Purdue University, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Robin Shepherd, Ph.D. University of Canterbury; D.Sc. University of Leeds, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Phillip C.-Y. Sheu, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Frank G. Shi, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Masanobu Shinozuka, Ph.D. Columbia University, Department Chair and UCI Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Andrei M. Shkel, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering

Athanasios Sideris, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

William A. Sirignano, Ph.D. Princeton University, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and The Henry Samueli Endowed Chair

Jack Sklansky, D.Sc. Columbia University, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Registered Professional Engineer

Keyue M. Smedley, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS), and UCI Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Earth System Science

Allen R. Stubberud, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Registered Professional Engineer

Lizhi Sun, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

A. Lee Swindlehurst, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Harry H. Tan, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

William C. Tang, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Associate Dean for Research in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Professor of Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Physiology and Biophysics

Chen S. Tsai, Ph.D. Stanford University, UCI Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Wei Kang (Kevin) Tsai, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Lorenzo Valdevit, Ph.D. Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Vasan Venugopalan, Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Benjamin F. Villac, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Roberto Villaverde, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Szu-Wen Wang, Ph.D. Stanford University, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Yun Wang, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Ph.D. University of London (United Kingdom), Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering

Jann N. Yang, D.Sc. Columbia University, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer

Albert Yee, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemistry

Farzin Zareian, Ph.D. Stanford University, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Professors

Mark Bachman, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, Associate Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Jacob (Jack) Brouwer, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Xiaogang Gao, Ph.D. University of Arizona, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kuo-lin Hsu, Ph.D. University of Arizona, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bisher Imam, Ph.D. University of Arizona, Associate Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Daniel D. Joseph, Ph.D. Illinois Institute of Technology, UCI Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Raymond O. Klefstad, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Robert H. Liebeck, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Vincent McDonell, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Associate Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mehran Moshfeghi, Ph.D. Bristol University (England), Associate Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Richard D. Nelson, Ph.D. Michigan State University, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Henry Nicholas III, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, UCI Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Biomedical Engineering

Henry Samueli, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, UCI Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

William Randall Seeker, Ph.D. Kansas State University, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andrew A. Shapiro, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Homayoun Yousefi'zadeh, Ph.D. University of Southern California, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Overview

The academic mission of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering has been developed to be consistent with the missions and goals set for it by the State of California, the University of California, and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) campus. Specifically, the academic mission of the School is to provide a stimulating academic environment for individuals interested in the application of science and the development of new technologies for the benefit of society, and to provide a supportive environment for each program to meet its unique objectives.

The individual engineering and related programs have published program objectives that are consistent with the missions and goals of the University of California and UCI, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc.

The School offers undergraduate majors in Aerospace Engineering (AE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Biomedical Engineering: Premedical (BMEP), Chemical Engineering (ChE), Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Engineering (CpE), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE, a joint program with the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences), Electrical Engineering (EE), Engineering (a general program, GE), Environmental Engineering (EnE), Materials Science Engineering (MSE), and Mechanical Engineering (ME). The majors in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Aerospace Engineering considers the flight characteristics, performance, and design of aircraft and spacecraft. An upper-division series of courses in aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, and control follows a common core with Mechanical Engineering. The skills acquired in those courses are integrated in the capstone aerospace design course. The intent of the program is to produce highly proficient engineers who can tackle the aerospace engineering challenges of the future. See page 248.

Biomedical Engineering applies fundamental engineering principles to solve complex problems that are fundamentally medical in nature, and focuses at improving the quality of health care by advancing technology and reducing costs. Examples include advanced biomedical imaging systems, the design of microscale diagnostic systems, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering. Two bachelor's degree programs are offered—Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering: Premedical. The former contains more engineering content and less biology whereas the latter is geared toward preparing students for admission to medical school. See page 213.

Chemical Engineering applies the knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology, and humanities to solve societal problems in areas such as energy, health, the environment, food, textiles, shelter, semiconductors, and homeland security. Employment opportunities exist in various industries such as chemical, petroleum, polymer, pharmaceutical, food, textile, fuel, consumer products, and semiconductor, as well as in local, state, and federal governments. See page 219.

Civil Engineering addresses the challenges of large-scale engineering projects of importance to society as a whole, such as water distribution, transportation, and building design. Specializations are provided in General Civil Engineering, Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Systems Engineering. Alternatively, students can select a concentration in Computer Applications, Engineering Management, Infrastructure Planning, or Mathematical Methods. See page 228.

Computer Engineering addresses the design and analysis of digital computers, including both software and hardware. Computer design includes topics such as computer architecture, VLSI circuits, data base, software engineering, design automation, system software, and data structures and algorithms. Courses include programming in high-level languages such as Python, Java, C, C++; use of software packages for analysis and design; design of system software such as editors, compilers, debuggers, and operating systems; application of computers in solving engineering problems, and laboratories in both hardware and software experiences. See page 237.

Computer Science and Engineering is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of computer science, both hardware and software, and the application of engineering concepts, techniques, and methods to both computer systems engineering and software system design. The program gives students access to multidisciplinary problems in engineering with a focus on total systems engineering. Students learn the computer science principles that are critical to development of software, hardware, and networking of computer systems. From that background, engineering concepts and methods are added to give students exposure to circuit design, network design, and digital signal processing. Elements

of engineering practice include systems view, manufacturing and economic issues, and multidisciplinary engineering applications. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and by the Department of Computer Science in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. See page 375.

Electrical Engineering is one of the major contributors to the modernization of our society. Many of the most basic and pervasive products and services are either based on or related to the scientific and engineering principles taught at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Students can specialize in three general areas of studies—Electro-optics and Solid-State Devices, Power Electronics and Power Systems, and Systems and Signal Processing—all at the forefront of technological advancement. See page 238.

The major in Engineering is a special program of study for upper-division students who wish to combine the study of engineering principles with other areas such as the physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral science, humanities, and arts. Students may construct their own specialization. See page 205.

Environmental Engineering concerns the development of strategies to control and minimize pollutant emissions, to treat waste, and to remediate polluted natural systems. Emphasis areas include air quality and combustion, water quality, and water resources engineering. See page 229.

Materials Science Engineering is concerned with the generation and application of knowledge relating the composition, structure, and synthesis of materials to their properties and applications. During the past two decades, Materials Science Engineering has become an indispensable component of modern engineering education, partly because of the crucial role materials play in national defense, the quality of life, and the economic security and competitiveness of the nation; and partly because the selection of materials has increasingly become an integral part of almost every modern engineering design. Emphasis in the Materials Science Engineering curriculum is placed on the synthesis, characterization, and properties of advanced functional materials; analysis, selection, and design related to the use of materials; the application of computers to materials problems; and the presence of an interdisciplinary theme that allows a qualified student to combine any engineering major with the Materials Science Engineering major. See page 220.

Mechanical Engineering considers the design, control, and motive power of fluid, thermal, and mechanical systems ranging from microelectronics to spacecraft to the human body. Specializations allow students to focus their technical electives in the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering, Flow Physics and Propulsion Systems, and Design of Mechanical Systems. See page 249.

The School offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biochemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering, with concentrations in Computer Graphics and Visualization, Computer Networks and Distributed Computing, Computer Systems and Software, and Electrical Engineering; Engineering, with concentrations in Arts Computation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Materials and Manufacturing Technology; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Specialized research opportunities are available within each of these programs. Bioreaction and bioreactor engineering, recombinant cell technology, and bioseparation processes are research areas in Biochemical Engineering. In Civil Engineering, research opportunities are provided in structural/ earthquake engineering, reliability engineering, transportation systems engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources. Research opportunities in Electrical and Computer Engineering are available in the areas of parallel and distributed computer systems, VLSI design, computer architecture, image and signal processing, communications, control systems, and optical and solid-state devices. Research in combustion and propulsion sciences, laser diagnostics, supersonic flow, direct numerical simulation, computer-aided design, robotics, control theory, parameter identification, material processing, electron microscopy, and ceramic engineering are all available in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Additional publications describing undergraduate and graduate academic study and research opportunities are available through The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering.

DEGREES

Aerospace Engineering

B.S.

Biomedical Engineering

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering: Premedical

B.S.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

M.S., Ph.D.

Chemical Engineering

B.S.

Civil Engineering

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Computer Engineering

B.S.

Computer Science and Engineering*

B.S.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

M.S., Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering

B.S.

Engineering

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Environmental Engineering

B.S.

Materials Science and Engineering

M.S., Ph.D.

Materials Science Engineering

B.S.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

M.S., Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.

Networked Systems*

M.S., Ph.D.

*Offered jointly with the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. See the Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Catalogue for information.