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Instructors ~ Fall 2021

  • Dr. Brian Leigh

    Dr. Brian Leigh

    Revelle College | REV 1

    Dr. Leigh received his Ph. D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 2009. He subsequently worked as a contractor on problems for the United States Intelligence Community. In 2011 he became an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California San Diego where he performed research on standoff detection of non‐nitro based explosives. In 2015 He joined the Forensic Exploitation Directorate and performed applied forensic science in Afghanistan. Dr. Leigh will bring his experience in working in the field of national security to UCSD by augmenting courses and labs to reflect the cutting‐edge analytical forensics that are currently used.


    Office Location: Urey Hall 2230

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  • Provost Paul K. Yu

    Provost Paul K. Yu

    Revelle College | REV 2

    I would like to welcome all new and continuing students to Revelle College. I am pleased to serve as Provost of Revelle and to be a part of Revelle’s vibrant and inquisitive community.

    At Revelle, our mission is to cultivate versatile and well-rounded scholars who possess a profound knowledge of multiple fields. We believe that success and failure are determined by whether we choose to challenge ourselves. At Revelle, challenges are opportunities to learn, to realize our dreams and to become the best possible version of ourselves.

    While it is a student’s job in college to learn about the wonders of the world around them, it is my job to learn about you. So, please introduce yourself to me whenever you see me on campus. It will be my pleasure to meet you!

    Paul Yu joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1983. He is the Provost of Revelle College and a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is the former Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Initiatives in the Office of Research Affairs and a former Interim Dean at the Graduate Division. His research emphasizes novel electronic and opto-electronic devices such as optical modulators and photodiodes, and advanced semiconductor materials. He served as the President of IEEE Electron Devices Society in 2012-13. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, OSA and SPIE. He published more than 160 papers in the area of photonics/electronics. He received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech in 1983.


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