Emeritus Faculty

James L. (Jim) Beck

George W. Housner Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus

Professor Beck focuses on the development of theory and algorithms for stochastic system modeling, uncertainty propagation and Bayesian updating of dynamic systems and networks based on sensor data, treating both modeling and excitation uncertainty. The primary computational tools are advanced stochastic simulation algorithms based on Markov chain Monte Carlo concepts. Some applications of current interest are stochastic predictions of the performance of structural systems under earthquakes, reliability assessment of technological networks, fast automated decision making for mitigation actions based on earthquake early warning systems, earthquake source inversions from seismic sensor networks, damage detection and assessment from structural sensor monitoring networks, Bayesian compressive sensing, and a stochastic mechanics approach to quantum mechanics.

Christopher E. Brennen

Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

William Bridges

Carl F Braun Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Norman H. Brooks

James Irvine Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Emeritus

Kanianthra M. (Mani) Chandy

Simon Ramo Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus

Professor Chandy builds and analyzes systems that sense and respond to changes. He is currently working on systems that sense and respond to: (a) seismic events, (b) threat events such as the introduction of nuclear radiation material, (c) medical events such a fetal distress, and (d) events in the power grid. The systems use sensor networks, cloud computing and event-driven architecture. The theory is based on optimization, control, machine learning and game theory.

Noel R. Corngold

Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus

Professor Corngold focuses on nuclear reactor physics, theories of particle transport, and the physics of non-neutral plasmas.

Fred Culick

Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus

James P. Eisenstein

Frank J. Roshek Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Emeritus

Professor Eisenstein focuses on experimental condensed-matter physics, particularly strongly correlated electrons in semiconductor heterostructures at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Charles Elachi

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus

Professor Elachi's research interests are in Earth and planetary remote sensing and space robotic exploration.

Thomas E. Everhart

President Emeritus; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Emeritus

David L. Goodstein

Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, Emeritus; Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Emeritus

Professor Goodstein focuses on phases and phase transitions in two and three dimensional matter, superfluidity, science education, and scientific ethics.

Roy W. Gould

Simon Ramo Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

John F. Hall

Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus

John Hall's research interests include earthquake engineering, structural engineering, structural dynamics, strong ground motion, finite element modeling, and earthquake reconnaissance.

Thomas H. Heaton

Professor of Engineering Seismology, Emeritus

Professor Heaton focuses on engineering seismology, and earthquake rupture physics.  Special focus on earthquake early warning; understanding ground motions that cause building collapse; multi-scale self-organizing systems in dynamic rupture.

Hans G. Hornung

C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics, Emeritus

Paul C. Jennings

Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Emeritus

William L. Johnson

Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus

William Johnson's research includes studies of metallic materials including liquid alloys, bulk metallic glasses, nanostructured metals, and metal-matrix composites. Also, applications of metallic glasses as structural materials in sporting goods, aircraft, and military hardware, etc.

Wolfgang Knauss

Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Emeritus

Anthony Leonard

Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics, Emeritus

E. J. (John) List

Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, Emeritus