CEAS Faculty Bios

Amilcar Santamaria

Amilcar Santamaria, PhD, is a Fulbright Scholar Electrical Engineer and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Honduras in 1996 and his MS in Geophysics from Uppsala University in 2001. Santamaria earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.

His research interests include advanced semiconductor lasers; plasma processing; quantum mechanics; opto-electronics; photonic devices; optical communications; antenna wireless communications; complex systems; intelligent systems; microwave communications; semiconductor heterojunctions; and semiconductor physics.

Mousa Gargari

Mousa T. Gargari, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management
at the University of Cincinnati, where he has been affiliated since 1996. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Tabriz in 1967 and his MS in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1974. Gargari later earned his PhD in Building Structures from Concordia University in 1993.

His research interests include space grid structures; computer application in structural design; steel structures; reinforced concrete structures; wood structures; material handling structures; (racks and mezzanine); use of information technology and virtual reality in engineering education; and alternative teaching methods (active learning).

Bruce Walker

Bruce K. Walker, ScD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati, where he has been affiliated since 1987. Walker earned his ScD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His research interests are primarily in the areas of fault detection, fault-tolerant control system development and evaluation, parameter estimation, complex system simulation development, and adaptive control.

Yizong Cheng

Yizong Cheng, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati, where he has been affiliated since 1986. Cheng earned his PhD from Purdue University.

His research interests are primarily in the areas of cluster analysis, bioinformatics, self-organizing systems, network sciences, context-dependent similarity.