New Faculty Members


Join us in welcoming four new faculty members this academic year…

Brian Belardi standing in his research lab, he's wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and glasses and he has dark curly hairBrian Belardi
Assistant Professor (Start date: January 2021)

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2014)
B.S., Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University (2008)

Research interests:
molecular engineering, biotechnology, therapeutics and drug delivery, epithelial biology and extracellular matrix, post-translational modifications, synthetic cells and tissue, biophysics and biointerfaces

Learn more: Brian Belardi Faculty Profile



Carlos Landaverde-Alvarado stands in the EERC building, he's wearin a light blue button down shirt and a dark navy blue sports coatCarlos Landaverde-Alvarado

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Lab Instructor (Start date: September 2020)

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech (2016)
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (2009)

Research interests: unit operations, engineering education, experiential learning, professional development, materials and separations technology

Learn more: Carlos Landaverde-Alvarado Faculty Profile



Professional Professional portrait of Joaquin Resasco wearing a suit jacket and button-down shirt.Joaquin Resasco

Assistant Professor (Start date: January 2021)

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2018)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma (2012)

Research interests: understanding the structure and properties of catalysts to enable next-generation sustainable technologies

Learn more: Joaquin Resasco Faculty Profile



Headshot of Garbriel Sanoja in a grey suit and purple tie.Gabriel Sanoja

Assistant Professor (Start date: January 2021)

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2016)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012)

Research interests: engineering mechanical properties and lifetime of soft polymeric materials

Learn more: Gabriel Sanoja Faculty Profile



MEET THE NEW FACULTY PANEL

with Brian Belardi, Carlos Landaverde-Alvarado and Joaquin Resasco

Wednesday, October 21
4:00 – 5:00 PM CST
RSVP HERE

Join us on zoom to get introduced to our new faculty members. Each new faculty member will tell us a little bit about themselves, answer some pre-determined questions and then we’ll open it up for questions from panel attendees. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are all invited to participate.

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