Steve Alas

My Mom taught me about the faith when I was very small. She was my rock. Therefore, I was always a believer, but it wasn't until much later in life when I became a follower and dedicated my life to God and what He wants. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”‬‬ (Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6)

My Life

Favorite Quote

"No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans‬ ‭8:39‬

Friends describe me

Warm and caring

My hobbies

Cooking, salsa dancing, kayaking

Fantasy dinner guests

Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein

Best advice I ever received

"You're going to work hard so that someday you can give your family the things that we can't have." -Mom (I was small)

My undergrad alma mater

Cal Poly Pomona

In college I drove

A Hyundai Excel

If I weren't a professor, I would

be an aerospace or civil engineer

Favorite books


Favorite movies

Star Wars

My latest accomplishment

$1 Million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a program for low-socioeconomic students on how to excel in the STEM fields.

Current Research

Biocompatibility of metal alloys for the use in human prosthetics