New members of the engineering faculty for 2008
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Michael McAlpine, Assistant Professor
Previous position: Postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology
Education: Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University; undergraduate degree in chemistry from Brown University
Research: Nanotechnology-enabled approaches to solving problems in medicine, energy and wearable computing
Andrew Houck, Assistant Professor
Previous position: Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University
Education: Ph.D. in physics from Harvard; BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton, where he was the valedictorian of the class of 2000.
Research: Electronic materials and devices, quantum computing
Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Philippe Rigollet, Assistant Professor
Previous position: Visiting faculty member in mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Education: B.Sc. and Ph.D from the University of Paris-VI
Research: Stochastic optimization
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mark Zondlo, Assistant Professor
Previous position: Senior research scientist at Southwest Sciences Inc. (since 2002). He previously was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Education: A graduate of Rice University with a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado- Boulder
Research: Atmospheric chemistry and cloud microphysics. Zondlo is affiliated with Princeton’s Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment center.