Meet Our Faculty


  • Instructor, Data Analytics Engineering, Volgenau

    F. Brett Berlin's passion for new value creation is built on over 40 years of professional experience innovating and advocating for innovators applying leading edge information solutions to mission challenges. He has served with outstanding teams in various roles, including: senior strategy executive, consultant and mentor; applied information and systems technologist; collaborative leader; computer scientist and public policy entrepreneur. 
  • Alok Berry

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    When Alok Berry earned his MS in physics in 1969, the evolution of circuitry computing was picking up speed as it moved beyond individual chips to more complex microprocessors. To this day, key areas of interest for Berry are semiconductors and new electronic materials. Berry engages this knowledge with students in courses covering electromagnetic theory, linear electronics, and circuit analysis. He has been a teaching fellow and research assistant at the University of Missouri, and a lecturer in Physics at the University of Delhi.
  • Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Volgenau Instructor, Water Resources Engineering, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

    David Binning is a water resources engineer with over 30 years in the design, construction, operation and management of public water and wastewater systems. He is a former Chief Engineer of Fairfax Water where he oversaw the 75 MGD expansion of the Potomac River water treatment plant and the design, construction, and start-up of the 150 MGD Occoquan River plant. Currently, he is the Director of Infrastructure Programs at Applied Engineering Management Corporation. He also serves as a Commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
  • Kim Blackwell

    Professor, Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study,

    Bioengineering, Volgenau

    Kim Blackwell joined George Mason University in fall of 1996 in the Computational Sciences Institute. From 2007 through 2016 she was a member of the Molecular Neuroscience Department, and joined the Department of Bioengineering in 2016. She also has been a primary investigator in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study since 1996.
  • Assistant Professor, Volgenau

    Doaa Bondok is an assistant professor of structural engineering in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering. Bondok co-instructs the senior design projects and serves as the faculty advisor to Mason's ASCE student chapter, the Steel Bridge team. and the Concrete Canoe team. Bondok was nominated for the Career Connection Faculty Award in 2019, and she is a proud member of Mason's Career Influencer Network.
  • Laurence Bray

    Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau

    Challenging the robotic brain.
  • Michael Buschmann

    Department Chair, Eminent Scholar, 
    Professor and Beck Foundation Faculty Fellow, Bioengineering

    Michael Buschmann came to Mason with over 20 years of experience at École Polytechnique in Montreal. He is a world-class researcher who has made fundamental and translational contributions to the fields of biomechanics, biomaterials, and nanomedicine.
  • Juan Cebral

    Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau

    Engineering solutions for deadly conditions.
  • Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Volgenau

    Modeling the unpredictable. Understanding what could go wrong before it happens is vital to almost every industry. Stochastic modeling works to help engineers simulate incidents that arise from seemingly random circumstances. This is especially important to air transportation systems, technology manufacturing, healthcare, security networks, power grids, and military operations. Chun-
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Volgenau

    Xiang Chen understands machine learning, mobile graphic, mobile application development and system optimization, as well as circuit design, and human-computer interaction. Prior his academic career, he interned at Samsung Research America and Microsoft Research Asia, working on mobile display technology, system power optimization, and user interactive application. Chen’s current research focuses on mobile computing with deep learning, mobile graphic optimization for VR/AR system, and high performance mobile sensing system.