Dmitri Litvinov, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named director of the Cullen College of Engineering’s Materials Engineering Program.
The graduate program, which offers both a master’s and a Ph.D. track, focuses on engineered materials and their processing for a wide range of engineering applications, from renewable energy to biomedical engineering to information technology. Specific areas include solar cell materials, superconducting ceramics for energy applications, materials for biosensing, magnetic materials for data storage and processing, and composites for aerospace engineering and wind-energy applications.
As an interdisciplinary effort, current faculty of the Materials Engineering Program include members of the college’s mechanical, chemical, and electrical and computer engineering departments with plans to expand with faculty from biomedical engineering and civil and environmental engineering who are interested in participating in the program. Materials engineering faculty and students also collaborate with researchers in the University of Houston’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
“I’m excited to take on this new role with the Material’s Engineering Program. I look forward to working closely with faculty throughout the college to bring the program to the next level,” said Litvinov, who holds a joint appointment in chemical and biomolecular engineering.