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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.

Alle, Karen Karen Allen Professor Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: protein structure and function through X-ray diffraction and enzyme kinetic studies
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b-anderson Bruce Anderson Associate Professor Department of Geography and Environment College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: climate modeling, atmospheric dynamicsFaculty Profile
Averitt, Richard Richard Averitt Professor Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy of Materials Time-Integrated Optical Spectroscopy of Materials Terahertz (far-infrared) Spectroscopy Correlated Electron Materials Metamaterials and Plasmonics
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Michael Baram Professor Department of Health Law
School of Law
Research Interests: environmental law, biotechnology law
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Barber, Paul Paul Barber Associate Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology UCLA Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: dispersal and connectivity in marine environments, the evolution of marine biodiversity, and marine conservation
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basu75x100 Soumendra Basu Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering Research Interests: fuel cell technologies, advanced materials for energy conversion 
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bauer.jpg Dana Bauer Assistant Professor Department of Geography and Environment College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: environmental economics, environmental policy Faculty Profile
Baxter, Ethan Ethan Baxter Associate Professor Department of Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: tectonics, metamorphism, subduction, global geochemical cycles, lithosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere interactions
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Butler, John John Butler Professor Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: experimental high-energy physics
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Callard, Gloria Gloria Callard Professor Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests:neuroendocrinology, reproductive and developmental endocrinology, estrogen biosynthesis, estrogen receptor mediated actions and gene regulation, environmental endocrine disruption
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Callard, Ian Ian Callard Professor Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests:endocrinology and reproduction
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Michael Caramanis Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative
Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Division of Systems Engineering College of Engineering
Research Interests: power       markets, Leafsmart grids
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Celenza, John John Celenza Professor Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: plant development, molecular biology, and genetics
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faculty_cclark Carolyn Clark Sustainability Communications Working Group Associate Professor of Communication College of Communication Research Interests: Consumer Behavior, Brand Strategy
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rclapp Richard Clapp Professor Environmental Health Center for Energy and Environmental Studies School of Public Health Research Interests: environmental health 
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Cutler Cleveland Co-Chair, University Sustainability Committee Professor Department of Geography and Environment
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Frederick S. Pardee for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: energy resource assessment, energy transitions, energy and society, energy policy
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collins75x100 James Collins Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering Center for Advanced Biotechnology Center for BioDynamics College of Engineering Research Interests: biotechnology for bioenergy applications
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CC106_Faculty_Coverdill Alex Coverdill Lab Coordinator Core Curriculum, Biodiversity College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: animal behavior, ecology, physiology, Ornithology
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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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el-baz75x100 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 Elliot Professor Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: the connection between biological electron transfer chemistry and function of redox active proteins and enzymes
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CC106_IMAGE_Faculty_Finnerty01 John R. Finnerty Professor Department of Biology Director BU Marine Program College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology, Evolution, Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biology
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finzi Adrien Finzi Associate Professor of BiologyDepartment 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 Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: shallow marine geology
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mfriedl Mark Friedl Professor Department of Geography and Environment Center for Energy and Environmental Studies Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: remote sensing, land surface climatology
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fulweiler Robinson W. Fulweiler Assistant Professor Department of Earth Sciences College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: marine biochemistry 
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Gallagher Kevin Gallagher Associate Professor Department of International Relations College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: sustainable development, global governance, Mexico and Latin America 
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gevelber75x100 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: conservationhihihihimplementation at Boston University, thermal barrier coatings
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goldberg75x100 Bennett Goldberg Professor Department of Physics College of Arts and Sciences Director, Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotechnology Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration
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Sucharita Gopal
Professor Department of Geography and Environment College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: geographic information systems
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gopalan75x1001 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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griswoldtwo Charles Griswold Professor Department of Philosophy College of Arts and Science Research Interests: moral and political philosophy, history of philosophy Rousseau, the nature of narrative and its connection to the topics of the unity and value of a life
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j_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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CC106_Faculty_Hausman Rob Hausman Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: cell biology and development, Cell-call adhesion
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henderson75x100 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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daniel_hudon Daniel Hudon Professor Core Curriculum Natural Science College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: history of Science, biodiversity
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lucy Lucy Hutyra Assistant Professor Department of Geography and Environment College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: terrestrial carbon cycle, carbon pools and fluxes, atmosphere-biosphere exchange of carbon
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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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kaufmann75x100 Robert Kaufmann Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative Professor and Chair Department of Geography and Environment College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: oil markets,Leafenergy efficiency
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Keefe Jonathan Keefe Director, Real Estate Studies Center for Professional Education BU Program for Real Estate Studies Faculty Profile
Kelemen, Deborah Deborah Kelemen Professor Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: cognitive development
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Knjazihhin Yuri Knjazihhin Research Professor Department of Geography & Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
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Koch, Magaly Magaly Koch Research Associate Professor Center for Remote Sensing
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: groundwater resources and environmental change of arid lands
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Knott, Cheryl Cheryl Knott
Associate Professor in Anthropology
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: orangtutan behavior and biology
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kulatilaka75x100 Nalin Kulatilaka
Co-Director, Clean Energy Initiative
Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management
Professor of Finance
School of Management
Research Interests: contract        design,hihihih financing, business models for clean technology adoption
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kunz_portrait_2009-267x300 Tom Kunz
Director
Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology
Professor
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: bat ecology, wind energy, conservation biology, aeroecology
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Matthew Layne Matthew Layne
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
School of Medicine
Research Interests: transcriptional control of genes
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Phillip S Lobel PhD Phillip S. Lobel
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: fundamental concepts of fish biology;applying this knowledge to scientific issues and to societal concerns of fisheries management and conservation
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little75x100 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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lund Robert Lund
Adjunct Professor
College of Engineering
Research Interests: remanufacturing
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Mahadevan, Amala Amala Mahadevan
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: physical and biogeochemical oceanography, carbon cycle and climate related processes, environmental fluid mechanics, numerical modeling
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Marchant, David David Marchant
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: surface processes
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nmaxwell Nancy Maxwell
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health
School of Public Health
Research Interests: environmental health
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t-jim-mccann Jim McCann
Professor
Department of History
Director, African Studies Center 

Research Interests: environmental and agricultural history of Africa
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McCormackKristen1 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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Paul McManus
Lecturer
Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
Director
International Program
School of Management
Research Interests: technologyLeafcommercialization
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Miller, James James Miller
Professor
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests:experimentally measuring rare or forbidden processes to probe for physics beyond the Standard Model
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CC106_Faculty_Mohr Scott Mohr
Professor
Department of Biology
Program in Bioinformatics
Research Interests: biophysical chemistry, bioinformatics
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bio_peter04 Peter Morrissey
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Communication
Research Interests: public relations, reputation management and brand marketing
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Mullen, Sean Sean Mullen
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: adaptation and speciation, hybrid zones, the evolution of mimicry and wing pattern variation in butterflies, evolutionary genetics, comparative and population genomics, and bioinformatics
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Murray, Richard Richard Murray
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests:oceanographic, climatologic, and tectonic processes recorded in marine sediment
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myneni Ranga Myneni
Professor
Department of Geography and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: remote sensing, and climate-vegetation interactions
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najam-75x100 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
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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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pal75x100 Uday Pal
Professor and Head
Division of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Research Interests: H2 energy,     fuelLeafcells, H2 generation, CO2separation and sequestration, waste to energy conversionconversion
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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
Research Interests: smart grid, sensor networks, cyber-infrastructure, systems engineering
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nathan Nathan Phillips
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Environment
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: physical  ecology,Leafecological 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-thoreau Richard Primack
Professor
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: conservationLeafbiology, climate change
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Ray, Surajit Surajit Ray
Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: analysis of mixture models, high-dimensional data, medical image analysis

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Maureen Raymo
Research Professor
Department of Earth Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests:paleoclimatology
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rick Richard Reibstein
Adjunct Professor
Department of Geography and Environment
Center for Energy and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Research Interests: environmental law, environmental policy
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salvucci Guido D. Salvucci
Professor
Department Chairman
Department of Earth Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: hydrology
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sarin75x100 Vinod Sarin
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Research interests: hydrogen storage, energy materials for energy conversion
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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 civilization
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Schaaf, Crystal Crystal Schaaf
Professor
Department of Geography & Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: remote sensing and the development of bidirectional reflectance models of the earth’s surface for the EOS-MODIS and NPP-VIIRS BRDF/Albedo products. Satellite meteorology and the automated detection of clouds on a global basis
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Shank, James James Shank Research Faculty Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: ATLAS experiment
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schneider 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
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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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ellenline Ellen Ruppel Shell Professor Department of Journalism Co-director, Science & Medical Journalism College of Communication Research Interests: Science & medical journalism
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silva Enrique Silva Assistant Professor Department of City Planning and Urban Affairs Metropolitan College Research Interests: city planning, urban affairs
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smith Kevin Smith Professor Physics College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: organic photovoltaics, transparent conducting oxides
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Sorenson, Michael Michael Sorenson Professor Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: avian behavioral ecology, population genetics, and molecular systematics
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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
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Sulak, Lawrence Lawrence Sulak Professor Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: neutrino physics and astrophysics
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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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templer Pamela Templer Assistant Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: ecosystem ecology Faculty Profile
Traniello, James James Traniello Professor Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: behavioral ecology, sociobiology, and neurobiology of insects
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vogelsang75x100 Ingo Vogelsang Professor Department of Economics College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: regulation of energy markets
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CC106_Faculty_Warkentin Karen Warkentin Professor Department of Biology College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Herpetology, Tropical Biology
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David Waxman David Waxman Professor Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: genomic and epigenetic machanisms controlling liver gene expression, molecular endocrinology and cell signalling through transcriptional networks, role of angiogenesis and innate immune system in cancer therapy and pharmacology, nuclear receptors and responses to environmental chemicals
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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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Roberta White Professor Department of Environmental Health School of Public Health Research Interests: environmental health 
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williams75x100 Mark Williams Senior Lecturer Department of Finance and Economics School of Management Research Interests: risk in energy markets 
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wing75x1001 Ian Sue Wing Associate Professor Department of Geography and Environment Center for Energy and Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Research Interests: energy economics, environmental policy, climate change technical change
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curtis Curtis Woodcock Department of Geography and Environment Center for Energy and Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Involved with Sustainability ResearchResearch Interests: biophysical remote sensing, lans use/land cover change, biogeography, geographic information systems Faculty Profile
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 Research Interests: energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration
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zook.jpg Doug Zook Associate Professor Department of Science Education School of Education Research Interests: symbiosis, education for sustainability
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