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Outstanding Scholars Join Faculty

We are proud to announce that the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) has recently hired the following distinguished scholars.


Mary Dunlop, Assistant ProfessorMary Dunlop, Assistant Professor
School of Engineering

Professor Dunlop received a BSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, and an MS in mechanical engineering (emphasis in biological modeling) and a PhD in mechanical engineering (emphasis in control theory and synthetic biology) both from Caltech. Professor Dunlop's many honors include a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, Best Student Paper Award from the American Controls Conference, and the John Marshall II Memorial Prize for Independent Research at Princeton.

Dunlop's personal interests and talents are also noteworthy. She has been a nationally ranked epee fencer, was named Academic All Ivy by the Ivy League Sports Association, and has already hiked the entire length (270 miles) of the Long Trail.

We look forward to Professor Dunlop joining the College in a full- time capacity in January of 2010, after she completes a post-doctoral fellowship at Joint Bioenergy Institute at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Until then, she will be visiting campus periodically in preparation for her permanent move.

Eric HernandezEric Hernandez
Assistant Professor

Professor Hernandez' areas of expertise include structural dynamics, seismic analysis and design, probabilistic risk assessment, structural monitoring, digital signal processing, optimal estimation and system identification. His research focuses in developing robust signal processing algorithms for detection, estimation, monitoring and assessment of adverse changes in structural and mechanical systems.