Faculty

The Faculty Co-Directors of the BU Clean Energy Initiative are Michael Caramanis, College of Engineering, Robert Kaufmann, College of Arts and Sciences, and Nalin Kulatilaka, School of Management.

Faculty are listed alphabetically by last name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U

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Faculty Member Research Interests
basu75x100 Soumendra Basu
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Division Head
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
High temperature fuel cell technologies, advanced coatings for energy conversion efficiency improvements
08-2414-045 Azer Bestavros
Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Division of Systems Engineering
Cloud computing; scalable internet protocols and services; network security; and real-time, embedded and cyber-physical systems

Black_sm Rachel Black
Assistant Professor
Academic Coordinator
Gastronomy Program
Associate Editor, Food & Foodways
Anthropology of food; urban agriculture; food distribution

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Michael Caramanis
Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
Mathematical programming, control of stochastic systems, liberalization of electricity markets and design of market rules

William Carey_sm William Carey
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Ocean energy technologies

cassandras75x100 Christos Cassandras
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Head
Division of Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
Discrete event and hybrid systems, stochastic and distributed optimization, simulation, manufacturing systems, communication and sensor networks, and cooperative control
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Cutler Cleveland
Co-Chair, University Sustainability Committee
Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Oil and gas exploration and development, evaluating alternative energies
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JimCollins_v_web James Collins
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director
The Collins Lab
Center for Advanced Biotechnology
Center for BioDynamics
College of Engineering
Coskun_fac Ayse Kivilcim Coskun
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Temperature and energy management, green computing, 3D stacked architectures, reliability analysis and optimization, computer architecture, embedded system, software

doerrer75x100 Linda Doerrer
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration
el-baz75x100 Farouk El-Baz
Director
Center for Remote Sensing
Climate change, remote sensing for carbon

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Gevelber_sm Michael Gevelber
University Sustainability Committee Member and Co-Chair, Energy Working Group
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director
Advanced Materials Process Control Laboratory
College of Engineering
Development of advanced building HVAC commissioning tools, improving material processing through process modeling, sensor development, system and control design, and experimental verification. Real-time control projects include: plasma spray, CVD, e-beam deposition of optical coatings, and bulk crystal growth
Goldberg_sm Bennett Goldberg
Professor
Department of Physics
Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics Lab
Director, Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
College of Arts and Sciences
Energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration

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Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Geographic information systems

Gopalan_sm Srikanth Gopalan
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Novel materials for hydrogen storage, high temperature fuel cell technology, H2 generation, CO2 separation and sequestration, waste to energy conversion

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grinstaff75x100 Mark Grinstaff
Professor
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration

henderson75x100 John Henderson
Richard R. Shipley Professor/Director
Institute for Global Works
Department of Information Sciences
School of Management
Business platforms, smart grid cyber infrastructure

Holt_sm R. Glynn Holt
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Inertial confinement fusion enabling technologies

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Mark Horenstein
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Ocean energy technologies
Self cleaning solar technologies
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Lucy Hutyra
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Carbon and water cycling, ecosystem responses to stressors, atmosphere-biosphere interactions, terrestrial ecology, urban ecology

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joglekar75x100 Nitin Joglekar
Associate Professor
Department of Operations and Technology Management
School of Management
Infrastructure, product and service innovations, sustainable supply chains

kaufmann75x100 Robert Kaufmann
Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative
Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Oil markets, energy efficiency

kulatilaka75x100 Nalin Kulatilaka
Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative
Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management
Professor of Finance
School of Management
Contract design, financing, and new business models for clean technology adoption

jonlevy_sm Jon Levy
Professor
Department of Environmental Health
School of Public Health
Air pollution exposure assessment, health risk assessment, environmental externality modeling, environmental justice

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Xi Lin
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering

 

Conducting polymers and polymeric fuel cells

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little75x100 Thomas Little
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director-Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center
Associate Dean of Educational Initiatives
College of Engineering
Wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networking and computing, vehicular networking, distributed systems, multimedia streaming and storage, video-on-demand, ecological applications, opportunistic networking, ambient computing
lutchen Kenneth Lutchen
Dean
College of Engineering
mazumder75x100 Malay Mazumder
Research Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Solar energy

SMG Prof. McCormack Teaching Class Kristen McCormack
Executive in Residence, Organizational Behavior Department
Senior Lecturer, Organizational Behavior Department
Advisor, Sustainable Neighborhood Lab at Boston University
Faculty Director, Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership
School of Management
Public and Nonprofit Management, Social Entrepreneurship, expansion and scaling of nonprofit organizations, management of faith based organizations
McDaniel_sm J. Gregory McDaniel
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Ocean energy technologies

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Paul McManus
Lecturer
Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
Director
International Program
School of Management
Technology commercialization

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Pritiraj Mohanty
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Director, NANO Group
College of Arts and Sciences
Energy materials for hydrocarbon storage

moustakas2010 75x100 Theodore Moustakas
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Physics
Director, Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Lab
College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences
Solid state lighting, inorganic photovoltaic materials

Pal_sm Uday Pal
Professor
Division of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Metals and chemical hydrides for hydrogen storage, high temperature fuel cell technologies, primary metals production, H2 generation, CO2 separation and sequestration, waste to energy conversion

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08-1837-093 Ioannis Paschalidis
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-Director
Center for Information and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
Systems and control, networking, applied probability, optimization, operations research, computational biology, and bioinformatics. Recent applications: communication and sensor networks, protein docking, logistics, cyber-security, robotics, the smart-grid, and finance

CITIES Nathan Phillips
Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Acting Director
Sustainable Neighborhood Lab
Environmental policy and science, urban metabolism

Pierce_sm Allan Pierce
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Ocean energy technologies, ocean wave energy conversion

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Maureen Raymo
Research Professor
Department of Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Long-term climate cycles

Sarin_sm Vinod Sarin
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Novel materials for hydrogen storage, advanced coatings for energy conversion efficiency improvements

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Silva_sm Enrique Silva
Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator
City Planning and Urban Affairs
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Metropolitan College
Comparative urbanization and the politics of planning, post-disaster reconstruction and planning, metropolitan/regional governance, the State and participatory planning, planning institutions and reform, planning theory, international circuits of planning knowledge, infrastructure development and management
smith Kevin Smith
Professor
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Organic photovoltaics, transparent conducting oxides
Vakili_sm Pirooz Vakili
Associate Professor
Division of Systems Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Monte Carlo simulation and optimization, stochastic networks, computational finance, risk management and bioinformatics

vanalstyne75x100 Marshall Van Alstyne
Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems
School of Management
innovation, openness and platform control

vogelsang75x100 Ingo Vogelsang
Professor
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Regulation of energy markets
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WeilDavid David Weil
Professor
Department of Economics
Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar
School of Management
Public policy analysis and intervention; labor market policy; regulatory performance; industrial and labor relations policy; supply chain restructuring.

williams75x100 Mark Williams
Executive-in-Residence/Master Lecturer
Department of Finance and Economics
School of Management
Risk management in renewable energy; market, credit and operational risk management in the energy and banking industries

wing75x1001 Ian Sue Wing
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Carbon emission policy, modeling energy technical change

wong75x100 Joyce Wong
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomimetic Materials Engineering Lab
Cellular and Subcellular Mechanics Lab
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
College of Engineering
Energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration

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