New SEAS Faculty 2022-2023

The School of Engineering & Applied Science is proud to welcome its newest faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year. The large influx of faculty members – 13 so far, with more to be announced soon – marks the rapid growth of the School and investment in the research areas illustrated in the SEAS Strategic Vision.

The latest faculty arrivals are valuable additions to the biomedical, chemical and environmental, computer science, electrical, and mechanical engineering and materials science departments. Their expertise includes sustainability, artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, cybersecurity, and optoelectronic materials.

Upon their arrival, we asked these new faculty members questions about their work, their motivations, potential collaborations, and much more. Click below to learn more about each of our latest faculty:

Biomedical Engineering

Cristina Rodríguez: Developing Optical Microscopy Tools for Deep Tissue in vivo Imaging of the Nervous System

Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Lea Winter: Electrified Processes at the Food, Energy, Water, and Climate Nexus

Computer Science

Arman Cohan: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing


Ben Fisch: Increasing Privacy and Verifiability on the Internet


Tesca Fitzgerald: Developing Algorithms to Help Robots Adapt to Novel Situations


Daniel Rakita: Teaching Robot Manipulators to Effectively Move in the World Around Us


Katerina Sotiraki: Advancing Cryptography to Protect Against Quantum Attacks


Alex Wong: Providing Perception to Enable Autonomous Tasks


Rex Ying: Applying Graphs to Advance Artificial Intelligence


Manolis Zampetakis: Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Machine Learning Methods


Fan Zhang: Creating a More Secure and Robust Blockchain


Electrical Engineering

Mengxia Liu: Advancing the Next-Generation of Optoelectronic Materials


Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Yimin Luo: Harnessing Out-of-Equilibrium Phenomena for Functional Materials