- School of Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)
- Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)
- Center for STEM Diversity
John R. Beaver Professor in Mechanical Engineering
The John R. Beaver Professorship in Mechanical Engineering was established in 2011 with a gift from the estate of John R. Beaver, E51.
Chris Rogers is the John R. Beaver Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. At Tufts, Rogers has exercised his strong commitment to teaching by exploring a number of new directions, including teaching robotics with LEGO bricks and teaching manufacturing by building musical instruments. His research areas include robotics, musical instrument design, and engineering education. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford University.
Louis Berger Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Louis Berger Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering was established in 1989 by Dr. Louis Berger, E36, H65, A69P.
This professorship is not currently awarded.
Cummings Family Professorship in Entrepreneurship
The Cummings Family Professorship in Entrepreneurship was created in 1998 by Bill and Joyce Cummings. The professorship supports a faculty member in the Derby Entrepreneurship Center (DEC) at Tufts.
Elaine Chen is the Cummings Family Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship, Tufts Gordon Institute, and director of the Derby Entrepreneurship Center (DEC) at Tufts. Prior to becoming the director of the DEC, Elaine Chen served as Senior Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for nearly a decade at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. As Founder and Managing Director of ConceptSpring, Chen helps corporate leaders build entrepreneurial organizations via innovation consulting and custom training programs. She received her MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Frank C. Doble Professorship in Engineering
The Frank C. Doble Professorship in Engineering was established as part of the estate gift of Frank Doble, E11, H62, a technology pioneer and philanthropist.
Fiorenzo Omenetto is the Frank C. Doble Professor in Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is also the Dean of Research for the School of Engineering. He has proposed and pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for advanced technology with uses in photonics, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology applications. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering/applied physics at the Universita' di Pavia.
Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professorship in Energy Sustainability
The Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professorship in Energy Sustainability was established in 2007 by Robert J., E79, EG80, and Marcy Haber, with the hope that this professorship will help to lessen the world's dependence on oil in an environmentally sensitive manner.
This professorship is not currently awarded.
Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering
The Alvin H. Howell Professorship was established from the estate gift of Frank Doble, E11, H62, founder of Doble Engineering, and was named after the late Tufts Professor Alvin H. Howell. Professor Howell helped foster a longstanding relationship between Tufts University and Doble Engineering, where he served for many years as a director and chairman of the board.
Aleksandar Stanković is the Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. His research interests lie in analytical and experimental work involving modeling, control, and estimation in electric energy processing power electronics, power systems, and electric drives. He earned his Ph.D. from MIT.
Karol Family Professorship
The Karol Family Professorship was established in 2015 by Steven E. Karol, A76, A04P, A13P, and Michelle M. Karol, A04P, A13P.
Kyongbum Lee is the Karol Family Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Dean Ad Interim of Tufts School of Engineering. His research interests are in systems biology, metabolomics, and microbiome. He is particularly interested in discovering therapeutic and diagnostic targets for metabolic diseases such as obesity. He obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT.
McDonnell Family Bridge Professorship
The McDonnell Family Bridge Professorship was established in 2017 through the generosity of the James S. McDonnell Family Foundation and members of the McDonnell family. The purpose of this professorship is to support a senior faculty member of academic distinction in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) discipline and in evidence-based learning. The position awards the holder primary appointments in both the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences, allowing them to serve as a bridge between the two schools.
Milo Koretsky is the McDonnell Family Bridge Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Education. He began his career pursuing canonical chemical engineering research focusing on plasma processes and thin film materials research. In a mid-career transition, he switched to engineering education research and he now studies topics such as learning and engagement in the university classroom. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley.
Stern Family Professorship
The Stern Family Professorship was established in 2019 for the director of Tufts University’s Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC), a university-wide, interdisciplinary center dedicated to data-intensive research and pedagogy.
Abani Patra is the Stern Family Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics. He is the director of the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC). He previously served as the founding director of the University of Buffalo’s computational and data-enabled sciences and engineering program. He received his Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stern Family Professorship in Engineering
The Stern Family Professorship in Engineering supports teaching, research, and scholarly endeavors in the field of engineering.
David Kaplan is the Stern Family Professor in Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a Tufts University Distinguished Professor. He was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and received the Columbus Discovery Medal and the Society for Biomaterials' Clemson Award for contributions to the literature. His research focus is on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering, and functional tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and SUNY at Syracuse.
Named Junior Professorships
John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Professorship
The John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Professorship was created through the estate of Dorothy Adams, in honor of her husband John Adams, E39.
This professorship is not currently awarded.
Bright Futures Professorship
The Bright Futures Assistant Professorship was established in 2019 to aid in the recruitment of outstanding faculty at Tufts University’s School of Engineering, to nurture the career development of Junior faculty, and/or enhance efforts to retain outstanding faculty.
James Van Deventer
James Van Deventer is the Bright Futures Assistant Professor. His research interests lie in using biomolecular engineering, synthetic biology, and chemical biology to establish new strategies for treating cancer and other complex diseases. Efforts are currently focused on disrupting enzymatic and signaling processes within the tumor microenvironment. He received his MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Ann W. Lambertus and Peter Lambertus Term Professorship
The Ann W. Lambertus and Peter Lambertus Term Professorship was established in 2019 to aid in the recruitment of outstanding faculty, to nurture the career development of junior faculty, and to enhance efforts to retain outstanding junior faculty. The professorship is available to junior faculty whose teaching and scholarship is in computer science in the School of Engineering.
Michael C. Hughes
Michael C. Hughes is the Ann W. Lambertus and Peter Lambertus Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. He develops methods that find useful structure in large, messy datasets and help people make decisions in the face of uncertainty. His research interests include Bayesian hierarchical models, optimization algorithms for approximate inference, model fairness and interpretability, and applications in medicine and the sciences. He completed a Ph.D. in computer science at Brown University in 2016 and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.
Lin Family Assistant Professorship
The Lin Family Assistant Professorship was established in 2019 by Bin Lin and Daisy Liu, A17P, A21P, to support the teaching, research, service, and other activities of a junior faculty member within any department in the School of Engineering.
Daniel Votipka is the Lin Family Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. His work focuses on understanding the processes and mental models of professionals who perform security related tasks such as secure development, vulnerability discovery, network defense, and malware analysis to make security work more accessible and inclusive through improvements in education, policy, and automation. He received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master’s of Information Security, Technology, and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Clare Boothe Luce Professorships in Engineering
The Clare Boothe Luce Professorships in Engineering were established in 2018 with a five-year grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program.
Aseema Mohanty is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Aseema Mohanty's research focuses on using nanophotonics and engineered light-matter interactions to create miniaturized high performance optical circuits to control, shape, and sense light. Her interest in chip-scale optical devices broadly span the fields of neuroscience, implantable and wearable biomedical sensors, 3D optical beam shaping, quantum information, and emerging computing and communication systems. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University.
Elaine Schaertl Short
Elaine Schaertl Short is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. Elaine Schaertl Short's work lies at the intersection of assistive technology and social robotics (including socially assistive robotics), developing robots that can support people, especially children, older adults, and people with disabilities, in achieving their goals. Her research can provide assistance to such users in real-world environments such as schools, hospitals, and public spaces. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California.
McDonnell Family Professorship in Engineering Education
The McDonnell Family Professorship in Engineering Education was established in 2013 through the generosity of the James S. McDonnell Family Foundation and members of the McDonnell family. The purpose of this professorship is to support a junior tenure-track position to vigorously and creatively lead a research effort in engineering education that supports the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach's mission and goals.
Greses Pérez is the McDonnell Family Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Greses Pérez's scholarship specializes in the interdisciplinary study of language and cognition for students who experience a cultural and linguistic mismatch between the practices of their communities and those in engineering and science. Her scholarship advocates to include the rich trove of insights from multicompetent groups in creating engineering solutions and scientific ideas. She received her Ph.D. in Science Education and Learning Sciences from Stanford University.
Ankur and Mari Sahu Professorship
The Ankur and Mari Sahu Professorship was established in 2019 as an endowed junior professorship in Tufts University’s School of Engineering.
Raja Sambasivan is the Ankur and Mari Sahu Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science. His research supports innovation in the cloud ecosystem — i.e., cloud data centers, distributed systems within data centers, and wide-area networks that connect data centers. During his career, Sambasivan has worked on a wide range of technologies related to the cloud ecosystem, including object-based storage, inter-domain routing, future Internet architectures, and big-data frameworks. He completed his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
James Schmolze Professorship in Computer Science
The James Schmolze Professorship in Computer Science was established in 2015 with a generous anonymous donation. This fund is named in honor of the late James G. Schmolze, Ph.D., A09P, E11P, and Professor of Computer Science at Tufts. The purpose of the fund is to aid in the recruitment of outstanding faculty, to nurture the career development of junior faculty, and to enhance efforts to retain outstanding junior faculty. The professorship is available to junior faculty in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Engineering.
Jivko Sinapov is the James Schmolze Assistant Professor in Computer Science. While working toward his Ph.D. at ISU’s Developmental Robotics Lab, he developed novel methods for behavioral object exploration and multi-modal perception. His research interests include developmental robotics, computational perception, autonomous manipulation, and human-robot interaction. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and human-computer interaction from Iowa State University.
Schwartz Family Faculty Development Professorship in Computer Science
The Schwartz Family Faculty Development Professorship in Computer Science was established in 2016 by Lynn S. Schwartz, M.D., J77, A14P, A17P, and Gary N. Schwartz, M.D., A14P, A17P. The purpose of this fund is to aid in the recruitment of outstanding faculty, to nurture the career development of junior faculty, and to enhance efforts to retain outstanding junior faculty. The professorship is available to junior faculty studying and teaching computer science at the School of Engineering.
Liping Liu is the Schwartz Family Assistant Professor in Computer Science. He is interested in probabilistic modeling, classification, and clustering within machine learning. He also applies these machine learning techniques to ecology studies. Liu previously held the position of postdoctoral associate at Columbia University, working with David Blei on aspects of machine learning, and worked on commercial data analysis for IBM T.J. Watson Research. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Oregon State University.
Tiampo Family Professorship
The Tiampo Family Professorship was established in 2018 by James J., E83, A83 and Kristy F., E83 Tiampo for Tufts University’s School of Engineering. The professorship will aid in the recruitment of outstanding faculty, nurture the career development of junior faculty, and/or enhance efforts to retain outstanding faculty in the School.
Madeleine Oudin is the Tiampo Family Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering. She investigates the role of the various components of the tumor microenvironment in driving tumor metastasis and drug resistance, using an interdisciplinary approach that will combine cell biology, microfluidics, intravital imaging, systems biology, and implantable devices. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from King's College London.