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Fawwaz Habbal, PhD

Fawwaz Habbal, Ph.D.

Executive Dean for Education and Research; Senior Lecturer on Applied Physics

Fawwaz Habbal is the Executive Dean for Education and Research and Senior Lecturer at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).  Dr. Habbal joined Harvard Engineering in 2002 as the Associate Dean for Academic Planning and was instrumental in the development of the intellectual direction for bioengineering and EE at SEAS.  Read more about Fawwaz Habbal, Ph.D.

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Robert D. Howe, PhD

Robert D. Howe, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow, SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc)
Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering
Area Dean for Bioengineering, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biomedical Engineering

Robert D. Howe is Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Professor Howe founded the BioRobotics Laboratory in 1990, which investigates the roles of sensing and mechanical design in motor control, both in humans and in robots. Read more about Robert D. Howe, Ph.D.

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Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow, SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc)
Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics
Area Dean for Applied Mathematics; Associate of Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications

My work and that of my group centers around using mathematics to understand the organization of matter in space and time,  particularly at the scale observable by our unaided senses, and is thus closely tied in with experience and experiments. I prefer to be led by problems rather than being limited by tools.  Read more about Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Ph.D.

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Eric Mazur, PhD

Eric Mazur, Ph.D.

Faculty Director, SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc)
Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics

Professor Mazur and his group study the dynamics of molecules, chemical reactions, and condensed matter on very short timescales—down to femtoseconds (millionths of billionths of a second). Physics in this ultrafast regime can only be studied using light, specifically using short laser pulses. The intensity of these short laser pulses is enormous and allows the creation of conditions that approach those found in stars and study a host of new phenomena. Read more about Eric Mazur, Ph.D.

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Peter N. Saeta, PhD

Peter N. Saeta, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty Fellow, SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc)
Visiting Scholar in Applied Physics

Peter Saeta is a professor of physics at Harvey Mudd College. Saeta researches the limits to absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells from plasmonics. He has investigated the disordering of semiconductors Read more about Peter N. Saeta, Ph.D.

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Robert Wood, PhD

Robert J. Wood, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow, SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc)
Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Robert Wood is the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and a National Geographic Explorer. Read more about Robert J. Wood, Ph.D.

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Todd Zickler, PhD

Todd Zickler, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow, SEAS Learning Incubator (LInc)
William and Ami Kuan Danoff Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Todd Zickler received his B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 1997. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Yale University in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Zickler conducts research in the field of computer vision -- working to build systems that visually understand and interact with their environment. Read more about Todd Zickler, Ph.D.
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