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Boston University faculty are internationally renowned scholars in fields that span nearly every aspect of energy and the environment. Their passion defines the courses they teach, their mentoring of students, and the important role they play in the Boston University sustainability initiative.

Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchFaculty involved in sustainability-focused research in addition to teaching responsibilities.

Ahlen, Steve Steve Ahlen Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: very-high-energy proton-proton interactions, discoveries at the energy frontier
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baram Michael Baram Professor Department of Health LawSchool of Law Research Interests: environmental law, biotechnology law
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basu Soumendra Basu Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering Research Interests: high temperature fuel cell technologies, advanced materials for energy conversion 
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bellotti Enrico Bellotti Professor Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: computational electronics, semiconductor materials and device simulations, power electronics, and parallel computing   Faculty Profile
berger Peter Berger Professor Emeritus, Department of Religion, College of Arts & Sciences Research Interests: formulas of peace: the political management of pluralismFaculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchFaculty Profile
Biemba-Godfrey Godfrey Biemba Research Assistant Professor, Center for Global Health and Development Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: child health, community health, systems strengthening
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Leslie-Boden2 Leslie Boden Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health Research Interests: work, health and Faculty Involved with Sustainability Researchwellbeing
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bowen Deborah Bowen School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences Research Interests: LGBT health
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Daniel-Brooks2 Daniel Brooks Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health Research Interests: geohealth hub for agriculture and informal work in NicaraguaFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
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brower2 Richard Brower Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: energy frontiers Faculty Profile
buston Peter Buston Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: population connectivityFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research Faculty Profile
Butler, John John Butler Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: experimental high-energy physics Faculty Profile
caramanis Michael Caramanis Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Division of Systems Engineering College of Engineering Research Interests: power markets, smart grids, load management, stochastic production systems, and advanced sustainable business design Faculty Profile
Carballo David Carballo Assistant Professor, Department of Archeology, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: urbanism, neighborhood organization, and domestic economy at the Tlajinga district, Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchTeotihuacan, Mexico Faculty Profile
Chaisson1 Christine Chaisson Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: children’s health watch, childhood hunger, study design, clinical trials, data management
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13-6836-CHEN Christopher Chen Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering Research Interest: polymetric biomaterials
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cheng, debbie Debbie Cheng Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Healths Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: design and conduct of clinical trials Faculty Profile
chou Laisheng Chou professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Medicine Research Interests: molecular
Faculty Involved with Sustainability Researchbiocompatibility of implant biomaterials, HIV infections, oral cancer Faculty Profile
CLARK Carolyn Clark Sustainability Communications Working Group Associate, Professor of Communication, College of Communication Research Interests: Consumer Behavior, Brand Strategy Faculty Profile
Cleveland, Cutler Cutler Cleveland Co-Chair, University Sustainability Committee Professor Department of Earth and Environment Center for Energy and Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Frederick S. Pardee for the Study of the Longer-Range Future Research Interests: energy resource assessment, energy transitions, energy and society, energy policy Faculty Profile
coleman Hardin Coleman Dean of School, Professor, School of Education Research Interests: counseling psychology Faculty Profile
james James Collins Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering Center for Advanced Biotechnology Center for BioDynamics College of Engineering Research Interests: biotechnology for bioenergy applications Faculty Profile
Patricia-Coogan Patricia Coogan Research Professor of Epidemiology School of Public Health Research Interests: environmental and
societal influences on disease and on
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Coskun_Ayse Ayse Coskun Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, College of Engineering Research Interests: 3D stacked 
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Cox_Harold Harold Cox Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health Research Interests: health and Faculty Involved with Sustainability Researchhousing prevention
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declercq_eugene Eugene Declercq Professor, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health Research Interests: Faculty Involved with Sustainability Researchwomen’s health after assisted reproduction technology
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William-DeJong3 William DeJong Professor Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health Research Interests: changing the culture of drinking and substance abuse Faculty ProfileFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
mdennehy05 Mike J. Dennehy Boston Public School Collaborative, Principal Investigator, Upward Bound Math Science Research Interests: Upward Bound Faculty ProfileFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
CFA Faculty H&S Session Andre De Quadros Professor of Music, School of Music, College of Fine Arts Research Interests: using the arts and health literacy to improve household Faculty Involved with Sustainability Research
hygiene in Lima, Peru Faculty Profile
devoe Ellen DeVoe Associate Professor, Clinical Practice, School of Social Work Research Interests: interventions with children and families to address violence
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dietze_michael Michael Dietze Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: paleoecological observatory network to assess terrestrial ecosystem models
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Duprex-paul Paul Duprex Associate Professor, Microbiology, School of Medicine Research Interests: adaptation of animal morbilliviruses to human cells
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Dutta-Koehler Madhu Dutta-Koehler Associate Professor City Planning & Urban Affairs, Metropolitan College Research Interests: marine ecology and resource management, evolutionary ecology
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el-baz Farouk El-Baz Director Center for Remote Sensing Research Interests: remote sensing, climate change, remote global carbon cycle, water resources
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Elliott, Sean Sean J. Elliott Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: hybrid metamaterials for solar biofuel generation
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estradabelli Francisco Estrada-Belli Research Assistant, Professor, Department of Archeology, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: Faculty Involved with Sustainability Researchenvironment dynamics in the Southern Maya lowlands
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fagherazzi Sergio Fagherazzi Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: Faculty Involved with Sustainability Research
coastal saltmarshes ecology, ecology of tidally dominated tropical deltas, dynamics of coastal barrier systems
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feinberg-12 Emily Feinberg Associate Professor, Pediatrics, School of Public Health Research Interests: healthy start in housing collaboration
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Fidler2 Anne Therese Fidler Associate Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health Research Interests: public health training centerFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research Faculty profile
CC106_IMAGE_Faculty_Finnerty01 John R. Finnerty Associate Professor Department of Biology Director BU Marine Program College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: evolutionary biology, developmental biology, evolution, invertebrate zoology, marine biology Faculty ProfileFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
finzi2 Adrien Finzi Professor of Biology Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: forest ecology, biogeochemistry
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FitzGerald, Duncan Duncan FitzGerald Professor Department of Earth & Environment College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: shallow marine geology Faculty ProfileFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
fox_matthew Matthew Fox Associate Professor, Epidemiology, School of Public Health Research Interests: HIV care in South Africa Faculty ProfileFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
Jane Fox Project director for the Evaluation Center on HIV and Oral Health, School of Public Health Research Interests: Faculty Involved with Sustainability Researchminority AIDS initiative retention and re-engagement project
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fox_matthew Peter Fox-Penner Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Research Interests: electric power strategy, regulation, governance and energy and climate policy Faculty ProfileFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
fulweiler Robinson W. Fulweiler Assistant Professor Department of Earth & Environment College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: marine biochemistry
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Gallagher2 Kevin Gallagher Co-Director
Associate Professor of International Relations
Faculty Fellow, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Research Interests: sustainable development, global governance, Mexico and Latin America hihihih
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garik Peter Garik Clinical Associate Professor, Science Education Program, School of Education Research Interests: contribution of history and philosophy of science to contemporary science teaching
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Gately Conor Gately Postdoctoral Associate, Earth & Environment Department, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, urban policy, human health, satellite remote sensing
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gerring John Gerring Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: The Global Leadership Projecthihihih
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gevelber75x100e 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 Research Interests: conservation
implementation at Boston University, thermal barrier coatings Faculty Profile
goldberg75x100dd Bennett Goldberg Professor Department of Physics College of Arts and Sciences Director, Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotechnology Research Interests: energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration
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Goldfarb-Jilly Jillian Goldfarb Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Research Interests: second
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gopal75x100ddd Sucharita Gopal Professor Department of Earth and Environment College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: geographic information systems
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gopalan75x1001ff Srikanth Gopalan Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering Research Interests: H2 energy, fuel cells, H2 generation, CO2 separation and sequestration, waste to energy conversion
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YOONSOOKHA-0011-424x636 Yoonsook Ha Assistant Professor, Social Welfare Policy, School of Social Work Research Interests: policy, arrangements and cognitive outcomes of hihihihchild care
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Hahm_Hyeouk Hyeouk Hahm Associate Professor, Social Research, School of Social Work Research Interests: hihihihwomen’s sexual and mental health
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hart John Hart Professor Christian Ethics School of Theology Research Interests: social and ecological justice, and on ecology as a bridge between science and religion
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helfrich Christine Helfrich Co-Investigator Project TEAM, College of health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College Research Interests: transitioning from homelessness, housing stability, community integration Faculty Profile
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henderson75x100dd John Henderson Richard R. Shipley Professor Director Institute for Global Works Department of Information Sciences School of Management Research Interests: business platforms, smart grid cyber infrastructure
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Elizabeth C. Henry Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine Research Interests: nutrition science in Vietnam Faculty Profile
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Dental Prof. Henshaw @ MED Michelle Henshaw Professor, Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research, Associate Dean for Global & Population Health, School of Dental Medicine Research Interests: community-based dental partnership
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hoffmeister Robert J. Hoffmeister Associate Professor Emeritus, Language & Literacy Education, Deaf Studies Program, School of Education Research Interests: increasing access and opportunities in preparing personnel in the education of the deaf
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horenstein Mark N. Horenstein Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering Research Interests: self-cleaning solar panels, clean energyhihihih
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hursh-423x636 Norman Hursh Research Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Sargent College Research Interests: city connects model of student support
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lucy2 Lucy Hutyra Associate Professor of Earth & Environment, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: interactions between humans and ecosystems including carbon water cycling ecosystem responses to stressors (both human and climatic); atmosphere-biosphere interactions; terrestrial ecology; urban ecologyFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
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Anthony Janetos Anthony Janetos Director, Pardee Venter for the Stufy of the Longer-Range Future; Professor, Earth & Environment Department, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: biology, climate change, interaction of land systems with human needsFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
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Jette-alan Alan Jette Professor, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health Research Interests: disability and rehabilitationFaculty Involved with Sustainability Research
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kaufman Les Kaufman Professor Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: marine ecology and resource management, evolutionary ecology
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kaufmann75x100dd Robert Kaufmann Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative Professor and Chair Department of Earth and Environment College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: oil markets, energy efficiency
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Keefe Jonathan Keefe Director, Real Estate Studies Center for Professional, Education BU Program for Real Estate Studies, LEED AP Faculty Profile
Robert Kennedy Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: regional carbonflux upscaling, landsat-based landscape dynamics maps
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Knjazihhin Yuri Knjazihhin Research Professor Department of Earth & Environment College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: leaf area index and fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation
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Koch, Magaly Magaly Koch Research Associate Professor, Center for Remote Sensing, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: groundwater resources and environmental change of arid lands
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Knott, Cheryl Cheryl Knott Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: orangutan behavior and biology
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kurtz Andrew Kurtz Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests:  Earth surface processes, Earth history, and Leafbiogeochemical cycles
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kulatilaka75x100ss Nalin Kulatilaka Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative Wing Tat Lee Family, Professor of Management, Professor of Finance, School of Management Research Interests: contract        design, financing, business models for clean technology adoption
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levy_j Jonathan Levy Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health Research Interests: residential
Leafinsulation, impact of energy retrofits, start-up activities
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little75x100ssss Thomas Little Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Director Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center College of Engineering Research Interests: LED lighting, Leafsystems, networking for smart grids, green networking
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Luke-C-239x300 Christina Luke Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: cultural dynamics, sustainability and landscape in the Leaf
Marmara lake basin, Gediz
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Lusk Katharine Lusk  Executive Director, Initiative on Cities Research Interests: smart-city cloud-based open platform and ecosystem Faculty Profile
Macleod-William William Macleod Assistant Professor, Global Health, Center for Global Health and Development Research Interests: Leafcomprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS in South Africa using National health laboratory service data
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Marchant, David David Marchant Professor Department of Earth & Environment College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: surface processes
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Kumar Malay Mazumder Leaf
t-jim-mccann James McCann
Professor
Department of History
Director, African Studies Center

Research Interests: environmental and agricultural history of Africa
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Michael McClean Leaf
McCormackKristen Kristen McCormack
Executive-in-Residence Faculty Director Public and Nonprofit Management Program Organizational Behavior Department School of Management
Research Interests: public and nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, expansion and scaling of nonprofit organizations, management of faith based organizations
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Christine McDonough Leaf
Mcmanus-Paul Paul McManus Executive in Residence & Lecturer, Department of Strategy & Innovation, School of Management; Managing Director, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
Research Interests: technology commercialization
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Daniel Miller
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CC106_Faculty_Mohr Scott Mohr Professor Department of Biology Program in Bioinformatics Research Interests: biophysical chemistry, bioinformatics Faculty Profile
Murray, Richard Richard Murray Professor Department of Earth & Environment, BUMPCollege of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: oceanographic, climatologic, and tectonic processes recorded in marine sedimentFaculty Profile
najam Adil Najam Professor International Relations & Geography and Environment Director, Frederick S. Pardee for the Study of the Longer-Range Future Research Interests: sustainable development, global governance, climate change, South Asia Faculty Profile
dozonoff David Ozonoff
Professor
Department of Environmental Health
School of Public health
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: environmental health, the use of scientific evidence in court
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pal75x1003 Uday Pal Professor and Head Division of Materials Science and Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering Research Interests: H2 energy,     fuel Leafcells, H2 generation, CO2 separation and sequestration, waste to energy conversion Faculty Profile
paschalidis75x1003 Ioannis Paschalidis Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Co-Director Center for Information and Systems Engineering College of Engineering Research Interests: smart grid, sensor networks, cyber-infrastructure, systems engineering Faculty Profile
nathan Nathan Phillips
Professor
Earth & Environment, College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: physical  ecology,Leaf ecological scaling, global carbon cycle, urban ecology
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PostJames James Post
Professor
Business Policy and Law School of Management
Research Interests: corporate governance, professional ethics, corporate citizenship and social responsibility
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primack-thoreau2 Richard Primack
Professor
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: conservation Leafbiology, climate change
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Ray, Surajit Surajit Ray Professor Department of Mathematics & StatisticsCollege of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: analysis of mixture models, high-dimensional data, medical image analysis Faculty Profile
salvucci Guido D. Salvucci
Professor Department Chairman Department of Earth Sciences College of Arts and Sciences
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sarin75x1002 Vinod Sarin Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering Research interests: hydrogen storage, energy materials for energy conversion Faculty Profile
Saturno, William William Saturno Assistant Professor Department of Archaeology College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: New World archaeology and Mesoamerican civilizationFaculty Profile
Shank, James James Shank Research Faculty Department of PhysicsCollege of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: ATLAS experiment Faculty Profile
schneider2 Chris Schneider Associate Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: Population biology, systematics, biogeography
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Schudy Robert Schudy Associate Professor of Computer Science Metropolitan College Research Interests: Product and technology design and development in avionics, artificial intelligence, computer software and systems, and electronics Faculty Profile
selin Henrik Selin Assistant Professor Department of International Relations College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: International Environmental Politics, Sustainable Development, Global Governance and International Institutions, Scandinavia, and Europe.
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ellenline2 Ellen Ruppel Shell Professor Department of Journalism Co-director, Science & Medical Journalism College of Communication Research Interests: Science & medical journalism
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Anne Short Assistant Professor Earth & Environment Department, College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: governance of complex and evolving human-environmental systems
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ksmith2 Kevin Smith Professor Department of Physics College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: organic photovoltaics, transparent conducting oxides Faculty Profile
Stanley, H Eugene H. Eugene Stanley Professor Department of Physics College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: application of statistical physics to understanding and preventing diseases related to protein misfolding, such as Alzheimer Disease Faculty Profile
Sulak, Lawrence Lawrence Sulak Professor Department of Physics College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: neutrino physics and astrophysics Faculty Profile
strahler Alan Strahler Director of Graduate Studies Professor Department of Geography and Environment Center for Remote Sensing Research Interests: biogeography, remote sensing, geographic information systems
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templer2 Pamela Templer Assistant Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: ecosystem ecology Faculty Profile
Traniello-James2 James Traniello Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: behavioral ecology, sociobiology, and neurobiology of insectsFaculty Profile
vogelsang75x1002 Ingo Vogelsang Professor Department of Economics College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: regulation of energy markets Faculty Profile
CC106_Faculty_Warkentin2 Karen Warkentin Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Herpetology, Tropical Biology Faculty Profile
weller Rob Weller Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: state-society relationships, China and Taiwan
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SPHHEADS Roberta White Professor Department of Environmental Health School of Public Health Research Interests: environmental health
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williams75x1002 Mark Williams Senior Lecturer Department of Finance and Economics, Questrom School of Business Research Interests: risk in energy markets
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wing75x10012 Ian Sue Wing Associate Professor Department of Earth and Environment Center for Energy and Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: energy economics, environmental policy, climate change technical change Faculty Profile
wong75x1002 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 Research Interests: energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration Faculty Profile
zook Doug Zook Associate Professor Department of Science Education School of Education Research Interests: symbiosis, education for sustainability
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