University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering

BIG Faculty


The BIG Participating Faculty provide ground-breaking bioengineering research from across the University of California, Riverside from the School of Medicine, Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences CNAS).

Biomedical Sciences

Botany and Plant Sciences

  • Sean Cutler, chemical genomics; Analysis and exploitation of natural variation using small molecules
  • Thomas Girke, comparative genomics, data mining, cellular network analysis
  • Eugene Nothnagel, control of biosynthesis in the golgi apparatus

Cell Biology and Neuroscience


Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

  • Tao Jiang, bioinformatics, design and analysis of algorithms, computational molecular biology
  • Stefano Lonardi, computational molecular biology, data compression, data mining, information hiding

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Bir Bhanu, bio-imaging, multi-modal imaging, MRI, video bioinformatics, traumatic brain injury, big data to knowledge
  • Elaine Haberer, bio-templated materials for electronics
  • Mihri Ozkan, integrating quantum dots with cells



  • Mark Alber, mathematical and computational biology

Mechanical Engineering

Physics & Astronomy


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Bioengineering
205 Materials Science & Engineering

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tel: (951) 827-4303
Fax: (951) 827-6416

Potential Undergraduate Students:
Undergraduate Admissions

Potential Graduate Students:
Professor Victor G. J. Rodgers

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