Dr. Rupa Purasinghe

Rupa Purasinghe, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair, Principal Advisor

Office: E&T A-337a
Phone: (323) 343-4459
Email: [email protected]

Computer-Aided Design/ Experimentation, Structural Analysis/Design, Finite Element Method for Stress Analysis

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Dr. David Blekhman

David Blekhman, Ph.D.

Office: E&T A-137
Phone: (323) 343-4569
Email: [email protected]

Sustainable Energy and Transportation, Engineering Technology 

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mauricio castillo

Mauricio Castillo, Ph.D.
Industrial Technology and M.A. Advisor

Office: E&T A-339
Phone: (323) 343-4573
Email: [email protected]

Industrial Technology, STEM/Technology Education, and Engineering Education

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Dr. Lily Chen

Xiaolei Chen, Ph.D.
Fire Protection Advisor

Office: E&T A-336
Phone: (323) 343-4567
Email: [email protected]

Building and Fire Protection Engineering

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Yilin Feng, Ph.D.

Yilin Feng, Ph.D.

Office: E&T A-428a
Phone: (323) 343-4554
Email: [email protected]

Airport Operation and Management, Airport Simulation, Airport Sustainability

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Dr. Rachel Friedman

Rachel Friedman, Ph.D.
Director of Aviation Administration

Office: E&T A-409
Phone: (323) 343-4563
Email: [email protected]

Aviation business, single pilot resource management, single pilot operations for multi-engine aircraft, airline transport pilot shortage

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ankit gupta

Ankit Gupta, Ph.D.

Office: E&T A-328
Phone: (323) 343-4427
Email: [email protected]

Conventional and advanced manufacturing processes, material science, mechanics of materials, additive manufacturing technologies, solid and computational modeling, processing and characterization of composite materials, finite element modeling/analysis

Dr. Jai Hong, Ph.D.

Jai Hong, Ph.D.
MSIM Advisor

Office: E&T A-338
Phone: (323) 343-4558
Email: [email protected]

Engineering Technology/Manufacturing Processes & Automation

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Dr. Benjamin Lee

Benjamin Lee, Ph.D., FERP*

Office: E&T A-334
Email: [email protected]

Graphic Communications, Print Management

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Dr. Paul Liu

Paul Liu, Ph.D. 

Office: E&T A-222
Phone: (323) 343-4570
Email: [email protected]

Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Processes & Automation

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Dr. Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson, Ph.D., FERP*

Office: E&T A-334
Email: [email protected]

Technical and Professional Communication, Professional Development, Organizational Leadership

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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas, MA

Office: E&T A-428C
Phone: (323) 343-4566
Email: [email protected]

john pono van gieson

John Pono Van Gieson, MPS, EFO, CFO, CEMSO, MIFireE, NREMT-P

Office: E&T A-328
Phone: (323) 343-4553
Email: [email protected] 


*(FERP) Faculty Early Retirement Program - Faculty work up to 50% of their regular time-base.

Emeriti: Cortland C. Doan, Ethan B. Lipton Ph.D., Raymond E. Fausel, Gregory S. Graham, Kenneth F. Hird, Pamela D. Jablonsky, John LaMonica, Don M. Maurizio, Kenneth Phillips, Le D. Tang, Norwood Teague.

Department of Technology

Esperanza Contreras, Coordinator
[email protected] | E&T A-337 | Tel (323) 343-4550 | Fax (323) 343-4571