Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Graduate Advisor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, 2007
Nano & Micro Scale Engineering
Materials Properties & Processing
Professor Mangolini received his bachelor’s education at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. He started his graduate school career at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2000. He received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002, and the ‘Laurea’ in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2003. His Master‘s work, under the supervision of Professor Uwe Kortshagen, focused on the characterization and modeling of atmospheric pressure, non-thermal plasma.
During his Ph.D., Professor Mangolini’s interest shifted toward the synthesis of nanomaterials using plasmas. Under the continued supervision of Professor Kortshagen, he contributed to the field by developing a novel synthesis technique for the production of silicon quantum dots. His Ph.D. work resulted in the publication of several peer-reviewed articles and in the filing of two patent applications.
Following his graduation, he joined the group of Professor Eray Aydil in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as a post-doc. He worked on various projects including plasma-enhanced CVD of carbon nanotubes and quantum-dot sensitized titania-based solar cells. He then joined Cima Nanotech, Inc. as a senior researcher. Cima Nanotech is a start-up developing nanomaterial-based transparent conductive coatings for ITO replacement.
During his experience in industry, he learned about the challenges involved into bringing new technologies to the market. He returned to academia and joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Riverside in the Fall of 2010. Professor Mangolini also participates in the new inter-departmental Materials Science and Engineering Program at UC Riverside.
Professor Mangolini’s research interest lies in the processing of materials that are of interest for the solution of energy-related issues. His group explores new routes to manufacture materials and devices with novel and interesting functionalities, with a strong focus on earth-abundant material systems and economically viable processing techniques.
Professor Mangolini has authored and co-authored two book chapters, 15 peer-reviewed articles (average citations per item = 33.7, h-index = 11), has contributed to 4 patent applications, one of which has been awarded patent status, and has presented his work at several international conferences.
NSF CAREER Award, 2014
NSF BRIDGE Award, 2011
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bourns Hall A307
The University of California, Riverside
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Bourns College of Engineering
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Cost of Attendance Tuition
Per Credit Hour: $833
Total Tuition: $29,988
Application Fee: $80 non-refundable fee
Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books and an online
proctoring service. The online proctoring service charges $16 for the first hour and $7 per each additional hour.
The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the M.S. in Engineering program:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants).
Evidence of significant professional engineering experience.
The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise. To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.
Core (16 credit hours)
Engineering in the Global Environment (4)
Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers (4)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (4)
Principles of Engineering Management (4)
Bioengineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems (4)
Cellular and Molecular Engineering (4)
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology (4)
Biotransport Phenomena (4)
Materials at the Nanoscale Specialization (16 credit hours)
Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials (4)
Crystal Structure and Bonding (4)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (4)
Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)
Environmental Engineering (Water) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems (4)
Physical and Chemical Separation Processes (4)
Biological Treatment Processes (4)
Advanced Treatment Systems (4)
Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Intro to Engineering Optimization Techniques (4)
Power Systems Analysis (4)
Power Electronics (4)
Electric Drives (4)
Introduction to Smart Grid (4)
Power System Steady State and Market (4)
Mechanical Engineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Plasma-aided Manufacturing and Materials Processing (4)
Secure and Reliable Control Systems (4)
Sustainable Product Design (4)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4)
Capstone (4 credit hours)
Capstone Course A, B, C, D (1)