UNC encourages a collegial atmosphere between students, faculty, and staff that incorporates a strong sense of multicultural community, inter-disciplinary academic pursuits, and informal socializing.

Faculty & Administration

UNC Administration

Y. King Liu, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Paul Dunn, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer

Administrative Faculty


Department Chair
Y. King Liu, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Bradley University
Engineering Mechanics

Benny Chan, Ph.D.
University of Northern California, Ph.D.-2013
Biomedical Engineering
Stanford, MS-1985
Material Sciences

Tejesh Patel, M.S., ABD.
University of Northern California -2016
Biomedical Engineering
Lawrence Technical University, MS-2009
Mechanical Engineering

Sudeep Rao, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Ph.D.-1998
University of New Mexico, MS-1992
Chemical Engineering

Washburn, Allyson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
M.S.(Ed.), University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
A.B., Hood College, Frederick, MD