Paola Passalacqua

Headshot of Dr. Paola PassalacquaDr. Paola Passalacqua is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.  Dr. Passalacqua is interested in understanding how topographic patterns arise, evolve, and interact with climate and ecosystems, in order to improve predictions of the response of the Earth-surface to disturbance and change (e.g., coastline response to hurricanes and anthropogenic disturbance) and develop sustainable management solutions (e.g., coastline restoration).

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Lea Hildebrant Ruiz

Headshot of Dr. Lea Hildebrandt RuizLea Hildebrandt Ruiz is an Assistant Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

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Adela Ben-Yakar

Headshot of Dr. Adela Ben-YakarDr. Adela Ben-Yakar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Dr. Ben-Yakar specializes on advanced applications of femtosecond lasers in life sciences, nonlinear microscopy, plasmonic nanoengineering, and nanotechnology.

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D'Arcy Randall

Headshot of Dr. D'Arcy RandallDr. D'Arcy Randall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She received her B.A. in History of Art from Tulane University. She went on to earn Master's and Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently teaches Engineering Communications, Graduate Engineering Writing, and Reading and Writing Contemporary American Poetry.

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