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Sophia A. Maggelakis, BS, MS, Ph.D., Old Dominion University—Dean

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Larry Buckley, BA, University of Missouri; MS, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale—Head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Associate Professor, Biology: herpetology, evolution of iguanas, biogeography, systemics

Jean A. Douthwright, BA, Skidmore College; MS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Biology: DNA repair and mutagenesis in microbial organisms

Irene Evans, AB, University of Rochester; MS, Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Biology: microarray and 2D electrophoresis analysis of prions in yeast; blood vessel growth, anti-angiogenesis drugs

Maureen Ferran, BA, Fordham University; MS, Ph.D., University of Connecticut—Associate Professor, Biology: virus-host interactions, viral genetics

G. Thomas Frederick, BS, MS, Ph.D., The Ohio State University—Professor, Biology: immunology, job search techniques, career development, co-op, forensics science, MBA option

Elizabeth Hane, BA, Rice University; MA, University of Kansas; Ph.D., Brown University—Associate Head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Associate Professor, Biology: plant community ecology, ecosystem biology, conservation biology

André Hudson, BS, Virginia Union University; Ph.D., Rutgers University—Assistant Professor, Biology: amino acid metabolism, bacteria-plant interactions

Karl F. Korfmacher, BA, Carleton College; MS, Ph.D., Duke University—Associate Professor, Environmental Science: mapping and monitoring aquatic habitats, geographic information system models, land cover analysis

David A. Lawlor, BA, University of Texas; MS, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio—Associate Professor, Biotechnology: immunology

Jeffrey S. Lodge, BA, University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Mississippi—Associate Professor, Biology: bioremediation of oil-contaminated sites and industrial waste streams

Douglas Merrill, BS, Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Professor, Biology

Dina L. Newman, BS, Cornell University; MS, Ph.D., University of Chicago—Assistant Professor, Biology: human genetics, hearing loss, mitochondria, undergraduate research, educational research

Michael V. Osier, BS, University of Vermont; Ph.D., Yale University—Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, Bioinformatics: database design, implementation, tuning, analysis; genetic algorithms, human genetics

Harvey Pough, BA, Amherst College; MA, Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Biology: organismal biology and evolutionary physiology of animals; husbandry, management, and captive breeding of threatened and endangered species

Robert H. Rothman, BA, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; MA, California State University at San Diego—Professor, Biology: history and phiosophy of science, dinosaurs, Darwin, Andean history and culture

Michael A. Savka, BSF, West Virginia University; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Professor, Plant Biology: molecular plant-microbe interactions, plant physiology, and plant biotechnology

Paul Shipman, BSE, MS, Emporia State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University—Associate Professor, Biology: ecological informatics, conservation of amphibians and reptiles, behavioral and evolutionary ecology

Gary K. Skuse, BA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Professor, Bioinformatics: cancer genetics, RNA processing, amateur radio, computer networking and communications

Susan B. Smith, BS, State University College at Oswego; MS, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island—Assistant Professor, Environmental Science: avian nutritional ecology and migration physiology

Hyla Sweet, BS, Union College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Associate Professor, Biology: developmental biology, evolution of developmental processes

Anna Christina Tyler, BS, Cornell University, MS, Ph.D., University of Virginia—Graduate Program Director, Environmental Science; Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Biology: aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, invasive species, ecosystem restoration

John M. Waud, BS, Lehigh University; MS, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Lehigh University—Professor, Environmental Science: migrant bird studies, water quality measurements, distribution of persistent organic toxins, wetland restoration

Leslie Kate Wright, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Biology: human bladder cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology

School of Mathematical Sciences

Anurag Agarwal, MS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor, Number Theory, Cryptography, Algebra, Graph Theory

Ephraim Agyingi, BS, MS, University of Ilorin (Nigeria); Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, Numerical Analysis

David S. Barth-Hart, BS, Syracuse University; MA, University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Algebra, Number Theory

William Basener, BA, Marist College; Ph.D., Boston University—Professor, Dynamical Systems, Image Processing Algorithms

Maurino P. Bautista, BS, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines); MS, Ph.D., Purdue University—Professor, Numerical Analysis, Applied Mathematics

Bernard Brooks, BS, University of Toronto (Canada); MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Guelph (Canada)—Associate Professor, mathematical modeling

Nathan Cahill, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; D.Phil., University of Oxford (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, scientific computing, biomedial image analysis, computer vision

Manuela Campanelli, Laurea in Mathematics, University of Perugia (Italy); Ph.D., University of Bern (Switzerland)—Director, School of Mathematical Sciences; Professor: numerical relativity, gravitational physics, computational astrophysics

Linlin Chen, BS, Beijing University (China); MCS, Rice University; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, statistics, biostatistics, statistical consulting, genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology

Elizabeth Cherry, BS, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Duke University—Assistant Professor, Computational Cardiac Dynamics

Patricia A. Clark, SB, SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Mathematical Biology

Matthew Coppenbarger, BS, University of Arizona; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Mathematical Physics, Spectral Theory

Alejandro B. Engel, BS, Universidad de Chile (Chile); MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Professor, Mathematical and Statistical Technology

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, Numerical Relativity, Computational Astrophysics, Dynamics

David L. Farnsworth, BS, Union College; MA, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Professor, Mathematical Statistics

Raluca Felea, BS, University of Iasi; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Microlocal Analysis

Marvin H. Gruber, BS, Brooklyn College; MA, Johns Hopkins University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor Emeritus, Probability and Statistics, Linear Models, Bayes and Empirical Bayes Estimation, Ridge Estimators

James J. Halavin, BS, Clarkson University; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Professor, Statistics

John F. Hamilton, BA, Cornell University; MA, Ph.D., Indiana University—Research Faculty

Anthony A. Harkin, BS, State University College at Brockport; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Boston University—Associate Professor, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations

Matthew J. Hoffman, BA, Williams College; MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Assistant Professor, Data Assimilation, Applied Mathematics, Ocean and Atmosphetic Forecasting

Jobby Jacob, BS, Bharata Mata College (India); MS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Ph.D., Clemson University—Assistant Professor, Graph Theory

Baasansuren Jadamba, BS, National University of Mongolia (Mongolia); MS, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ph.D., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)—Assistant Professor, Partial Differential Equations, Inverse Problems, Numerical Optimization

Akhtar Khan, MS, Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ph.D., Michigan Technological University—Assistant Professor, Applied Math, Optimization, Inverse Problems, Variational Inequalities, Elasticity Imaging

Chulmin Kim, BS, Kyunghe University (South Korea); MS, Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa—Assistant Professor, Multivariate Analysis

Seshavadhani Kumar, BS, MS, University of Madras (India); Ph.D., University of Delaware—Professor, Operations Research, Simulation

Manuel Lopez, AB, Princeton University; Ph.D., Wesleyan University—Associate Professor, Homological Algebra

Carlos Lousto, MS, Universidad Nacional De La Plata (Argentina); Ph.D., Universidad De Buenos Aires (Argentina)—Associate Professor, Numerical Relativity

Carl V. Lutzer, BS, Michigan State University; MA, Ph.D., University of Kentucky—Professor, Mathematical Physics

Sophia A. Maggelakis, BS, MS, Ph.D., Old Dominion University—Professor, Biomathematics

Kara L. Maki, BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Assistant Professor, Mathematical Modeling, Scientific Computing

Carol E. Marchetti, BS, Case Institute of Technology; MS, Weatherhead School of Management; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Statistics

James E. Marengo, BA, MS, California State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University—Professor, Statistics, Probability

Douglas S. Meadows, BS, Stanford University; MS, New York University; Ph.D., Stanford University—Professor, Algebraic Topology, Number Theory, Orthogonal Polynomials

Darren A. Narayan, BS, State University of New York at Binghamton; MS, Ph.D., Lehigh University—Professor, Graph Theory, Discrete Math

Richard J. Orr, BS, John Carroll University; MS, Case Institute of Technology; MS, State University of New York at Buffalo—Professor, Logic, Computability

Michael Radin, BA, Rowan University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island—Associate Professor, Differential Equations

David Ross, BA, Columbia College; Ph.D., New York University—Professor, Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 

Hossein Shahmohamad, BS, MA, California State University at Long Beach; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Professor, Graph Theory

Likin Simon Romero, BS, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Ph.D., West Virginia University—Assistant Professor, Continuum Theory and Hyperspaces of Sets, Graph Theory

Wanda Szpunar-Lojasiewicz, BS, Jagiellonian University (Poland); MS, Ph.D., University of Cracow (Poland)—Associate Professor, Analysis

Wondimu Tekalign, BS, MS, Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia); Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Visiting Assistant Professor, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations

Christopher W. Wahle, BS, MS, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Northwestern University—Assistant Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

John T. Whelan, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara—Associate Professor, Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Gravitational Wave Data Analysis

Tamas Wiandt, BS, Jozsef Attila University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Associate Professor, Dynamical Systems

Paul R. Wilson, BA, MA, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Illinois—Professor, Algebra

Elmer L. Young, BA, Amherst College; MS, Ph.D., The Ohio State University—Associate Professor, Topology and Analysis

Yosef Zlochower, BS, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Assistant Professor, Numerical Relativity

Chemistry

Jeremy Cody, BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry: synthetic organic chemistry

Christina Goudreau Collison, BA, Colby College; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry: synthetic organic chemistry

Christopher Collison, BS, Ph.D., Imperial College of London (United Kingdom)— Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry: polymer chemistry

Michael G. Coleman, BS, Ph.D., University of Buffalo—Visiting Assistant Professor, Medicinal chemistry: synthethic organometallic methodologies towards medicinally relevant targets

Paul A. Craig, BS, Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Analytical Biochemistry

Joseph P. Hornak, BS, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Professor, Joint Appointment with Imaging Science, Physical Chemistry: magnetic resonance spectroscopies and imaging

Thomas D. Kim, BS, Loyola College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison—Associate Professor, Biochemistry: pharmacology

Lea V. Michel, BA, Colgate University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Biochemistry: structural biology, biophysics

Massoud J. Miri, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Hamburg (Germany)—Associate Professor, Polymer Chemistry: polymerization mechanisms, polymer properties, catalysis

Suzanne O’Handley, BS, Rutgers University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Biochemistry: cloning characteristics of nudix hydrolases, novel phosphatase families, novel antibiotic targets, enzyme-substrate specificity

L. Paul Rosenberg, BS, Bridgewater State College; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire—Professor and Department Head, Analytical Chemistry: pharmaceutical analysis, physical properties of drug compounds, chemical separations techniques

K. S. V. Santhanam, BSc, MA, Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University (India)—Professor, Analytical Chemistry: organic conducting polymers, electrochemistry, sensors and carbon nanotubes

Thomas W. Smith, BS, John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Organic/Polymer Chemistry: synthesis and device applications of block copolymer systems and nano composites

Gerald A. Takacs, BS, University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Physical Chemistry: chemical kinetics, atmospheric chemistry, plasma chemistry, and photochemistry

Loraine T. Tan, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., University of Buffalo—Visiting Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry: formulation, development, and testing of biodegradable polymer platforms for use in controlled drug delivery applications

Laura Ellen Tubbs, BA, Hood College; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physical Chemistry: accelerator-based ultrasensitive mass spectroscopy, natural radioisotope dating, aqueous polymer solutions

Scott Williams, BS, Purdue University; Ph.D., Montana State University—Professor, Inorganic Chemistry: pharmaceutical quality assurance through application of point-of-care assays

Physics

John D. Andersen, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physics: theoretical solid state physics, transport phenomena, electron-photon interactions, nonlinear phenomena, electronic properties of molecular crystals, experimental low-temperature physics, large-scale computations, parallel processing

Linda S. Barton, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois—Associate Professor, Physics: magnetic materials and magnetic measurements, calorimetry, bulk transport measurements, properties of materials at or near phase transitions, critical phenomena

Matthew Becker, BS, Emporia State University; MS, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Lecturer, Physics: photovoltaics using nanomaterials

Brooke D. Beier, BS, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Lecturer, Physics: optics, biomedical spectroscopy

Mishkat Bhattacharya, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Physics: quantum optics, nanoscience, superconductivity

Peter A. Cardegna, BS, Loyola College; Ph.D., Clemson University—Professor, Physics: experimental solid state physics: transport phenomena in solids, amorphous (glassy) materials, silver halide physics, superconductivity, ceramics

Moumita Das, BS, MS, Jadavpur University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (India)—Assistant Professor, Physics: theoretical soft condensed matter, biological physics, mechanobiology of calls and tissues, statistical mechanics

Tracy A. Davis, BA, BS, Wofford College; Ph.D., Clemson University—Associate Professor, Physics: experimental solid-state physics, optics, low temperature physics, computer models of chaotic systems

Alan B. Entenberg, AB, Washington University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physics: stress and adhesion in thin films; surface modification by glow discharge plasma and/or ion bombardment

Scott V. Franklin, BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Texas—Professor, Physics: theoretical and experimental investigations of nonlinear dynamics, granular materials, and dislocation phenomena, physics education research (PER) and curriculum development, especially for non-science majors

Edwin Hach, III, BS, MS, St. Bonaventure University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas—Lecturer, Physics: theoretical quantum optics

Dawn Hollenbeck, BS, University of California at Davis; MS, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas—Associate Professor, Physics: nonlinear and quantum optics, computational optics, computational physics

Seth M. Hubbard, BS, Drexel University; MS, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Associate Professor, Physics: epitaxial crystal growth, growth and characterization of nanomaterials, high-efficiency photovoltaic devices, semiconductor device design and fabrication, thin films

James R. Kern, BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MA, Indiana University; Ph.D., Clemson University—Professor, Physics: acquisition and analysis of the light curves of eclipsing binary stars, imaging and surface photometry of galaxies and comets, asteroid photometry and astrometry, automated telescopes, computer modeling of physical systems

Brian Koberlein, BS, Southern Illinois University; MS, Ph.D., University of Connecticut—Senior Lecturer, Physics: general relativity, astrophysics

Michael Kotlarchyk, BS, MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, Physics: characterization of structure and phase transitions in surfactant systems (micelles, microemulsions, and liquid crystals) using scattering techniques; mass and surface fractals in condensed matter systems, theories of liquids; chaos in simple non-linear physical systems

Vern W. Lindberg, BSc, University of Alberta (Canada); MS, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University—Professor, Physics: deposition of metals onto polymeric substrates, effects of surface modification of polymer substrates on growth of PVD (physical vapor deposited) films, glow discharge and ion bombardment, stress in sputtered thin films, adhesion of PVD thin films, multilayer optical filters

Amir Maharjan, B.Sc., Tri-chandra College (Nepal); M.Sc., Tribhuban University (Nepal); MS, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati—Lecturer, Physics: optical and electrical properties of nanowires, nanotubes, device fabrication

Manasse Mbonye, BS, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Wayne State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut—Research Professor, Physics: astrophysics

Aaron M. McGown, BS, Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Lecturer, Physics: experimental neutrino physics, high energy physics

David Merritt, BS, Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Princeton University—Professor, Physics: theoretical astrophysics, galaxy dynamics, supermassive black holes, gravitational N-body problem, computational dynamics

Evelyn H. Monsay, BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Ph.D., Princeton University; MBA, Syracuse University—Lecturer, Physics: theoretical particle physics and astrophysics; experimental sensor design employing optics/photonics, acousto-optics, acoustics and magnetism.

Vivek Narayanan, M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MA, Ph.D., University of Texas—Lecturer, Physics: mathematical physics, applications of geometry and topology to physics, gravitation, theoretical physics

Christopher O’Dea, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts—Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei (Seyfert galaxies, radio galaxies, quasars), clusters of galaxies, cooling flows

Michael S. Pierce, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., University of Washington—Assistant Professor, Physics: experimental condensed mater physics, surface science, magnetism, x-ray scattering

Michael W. Richmond, BA, Princeton University; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Professor, Physics: observational astronomy, supernovae, variable stars, reduction of optical data, automatic telescopes

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, radio galaxies, high redshift quasars

Joel D. Shore, BS, Haverford College; Ph.D., Cornell University—Lecturer, Physics: statistical physics, computational physics, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) global climate change

Grover Swartzlander, BS, Drexel University; MSEE, Purdue University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor, Physics: optics

Robert B. Teese, BS, North Carolina State University; MA, Ph.D., University of Texas—Professor, Physics: physics education research and curriculum development

George M. Thurston, AB, Oberlin College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, Physics: biological physics, chemical physics, phase transitions in protein and micellar systems, statistical thermodynamics

Greg Trayling, BSc, Simon Fraser University (Canada); MSc, University of Victoria (Canada); Ph.D., University of Windsor (Canada)—Lecturer, Physics: Clifford algebra, particle physics, physics beyond the Standard Model, quantum field theory

David J. Urminsky, B.Sc., McMaster University (Canada); M.Sc., University of British Columbia (Canada); Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)—Lecturer, Physics: Stellar Dynamics, Dynamical Systems, Chaos.

Eric J. West, BS, BA, University of Minnesota Duluth; MS, Ph.D., Syracuse University—Lecturer, Physics: theoretical cosmology, relativity, high energy physics

Center for Materials Science and Engineering

(College of Science and Kate Gleason College of Engineering)

John Andersen, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physics: theoretical solid-state physics, transport phenomena, electron-photon interactions, nonlinear phenomena, electronic properties of molecular crystals, experimental low-temperature physics, large-scale computations, parallel processing

Linda Barton, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois—Associate Professor, Physics: magnetic materials and magnetic measurements, calorimetry, bulk transport measurements, properties of materials at or near phase transitions, critical phenomena

David A. Borkholder, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., Stanford University—Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering

Robert J. Bowman, BS, Pennsylvania State University; MS, San Jose State University; Ph.D., University of Utah—Professor, Electrical Engineering

Peter Cardegna, BS, Loyola College; Ph.D., Clemson University—Professor, Physics: superconductivity, low temperature physics, photographic materials

Robert A. Clark, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Professor Emeritus, Chemistry: plasma modification of organic polymers, polymer science, chemistry of microlithographic imaging systems, kinetics and thermodynamics of thermal and photochemical transformations of small hydrocarbon molecules

Tracy Davis, BA, BS, Wofford College; Ph.D., Clemson University—Associate Professor, Physics: experimental solid-state physics, optics, low temperature physics, computer models of chaotic systems

Alan B. Entenberg, AB, Washington University; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Physics: stress and adhesion in thin films; surface modification by glow discharge plasma and/or ion bombardment

Surendra K. Gupta, B.Tech., India Institute of Technology (India); MS, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Mechanical Engineering: x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, micromechanics modeling, digital image analysis

Richard K. Hailstone, BS, Northern Illinois University; MS, Indiana University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: silver halide materials and processing, imaging materials

Joseph P. Hornak, BS, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Professor, Chemistry: physical chemistry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging

Michael A. Jackson, BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo—Associate Professor, Microelectronic Engineering: microelectronic device design, fabrication, and test; material characterization techniques, surface analytical instrumentation; vacuum processing, including CVD, plasma, and ion beam techniques, micromachining, ferroelectric thin films, amorphous silicon and polysilicon film deposition and characterization

Michael Kotlarchyk, BS, MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, Physics: characterization of structure and phase transitions in surfactant systems (micelles, microemulsions, and liquid crystals) using scattering techniques; mass and surface fractals in condensed matter systems, theories of liquids; chaos in simple non-linear physical systems

Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard, BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., Drexel University—Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering: biomedical engineering and biomaterials.  

Vern Lindberg, BS, University of Alberta (Canada); MS, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University—Professor, Physics: deposition of metals onto polymeric substrates, effects of surface modification of polymer substrates on growth of PVD (physical vapor deposited) films, glow discharge and ion bombardment, stress in sputtered thin films, adhesion of PVD thin films, multilayer optical filters

Massoud Miri, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Hamburg (Germany)—Associate Professor, Chemistry: polymerization mechanisms, polymer properties, catalysis

Ali Ogut, B.Ch.E., Hacettepe University (Turkey); MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering: polymer processing, heat and mass transfer, rheology, transport phenomena

Sannasi Ramanan, BS, BE, M.Tech., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (India)—Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering: semiconductor materials, IC processing, epitaxial growth of semiconductors, quantumwell heterostructures, simulation and design of solid state devices

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, radio galaxies, high redshift quasars

K. S. V. Santhanam, BSc, MA, Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University (India)—Professor, Analytical Chemistry: organic conducting polymers, electrochemistry, sensors and carbon nanotubes

Bruce Smith, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering: 193 nm lithography, multilayer resist processing, attenuated phase shift mask materials

Thomas W. Smith, BS, John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Chemistry: synthesis and device applications of block copolymer systems and nano composites

David A. Sumberg, BA, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Ph.D., Michigan State University—Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering: fiber optics and applications of fiber optics (polarization properties, microwave transmission on optical fiber, sensors, couplers); integrated optics (couplers, materials for integrated optics)

Gerald A. Takacs, BS, University of Alberta (Canada); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Chemistry: physical chemistry, chemical kinetics, photochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, plasma etching and modification of materials

Jayanthi Venkataraman, BS, MS, Bangalore University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (India)—Professor, Electrical Engineering: electromagnetic fields

Jerome Wagner, BS, Case Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Physics: solid state physics, nuclear physics, medical physics, diagnostic nuclear medicine, defect properties in insulating materials, radiation-induced defects, color center

Scott Williams, BS, Purdue University; Ph.D., Montana University—Associate Professor, CIAS: printed electronics, bioactive paper technology, ink chemistry and formulation

Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

Stefi A. Baum, BA, Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Director; Professor, Imaging Science: astrophysics, astronomical imaging, and astronomical mission development, including radio, optical, UV, and x-ray observations; active galaxies, black holes, galaxies and cluster of galaxies

Manuela Campanelli, Laurea in Mathematics, University of Perugia (Italy); Ph.D., University of Bern (Switzerland)—Professor, Mathematics:  numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, black holes, gravitational waves

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, relativistic astrophysics

Donald F. Figer, BA, Northwestern University; MS, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: massive stars, massive star clusters, galactic center, imaging detectors

Joel H. Kastner, BS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: astronomical imaging, including x-ray, infrared and radio spectroscopy; young stars and planet formation; evolved stars and planetary nebulae

Carlos Lousto, MS, Universidad Nacional De La Plata (Argentina); Ph.D., Universidad De Buenos Aires (Argentina)— Associate Professor, Mathematics:  numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics, perturbation theory

Manasse Mbonye, BS, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Wayne State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut—Research Professor, Physics: theoretical astrophysics, cosmology

David Merritt, BS, Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Princeton University—Professor, Physics: theoretical astrophysics, galaxy dynamics, supermassive black holes, gravitational N-body problem, computational dynamics

Zoran Ninkov, BSc, University of Western Australia (Australia); MS, Monash University (Australia); Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada)—Professor, Imaging Science: detector array development and characterization, development of novel astronomical instrumentation, studies of young stellar clusters, planetary detection

Christopher O’Dea, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts—Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei (Seyfert galaxies, radio galaxies, quasars), clusters of galaxies, cooling flows

Michael W. Richmond, BA, Princeton University; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Professor, Physics: observational astronomy, supernovae, variable stars, reduction of optical data, automatic telescopes

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Director, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology; Professor, Physics: astronomy, active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, radio galaxies, high redshift quasars

John Whelan, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., University  of California at Santa Barbara—Associate Professor, Mathematics: quantum physics, gravitational wave data analysis, astrophysical relativity

Yosef Zlochower, BS, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh—Assistant Professor, Mathematics: numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, black hole physics

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science

Stefi A. Baum, BA, Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Director and Professor, Imaging Science: astrophysics, astronomical imaging, and astronomical mission development, including radio, optical, UV, and x-ray observations; active galaxies, black holes, galaxies and cluster of galaxies

Roy S. Berns, BS, MS, University of California; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Director, Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Richard S. Hunter Professor, Color Science: spectral-based digital-image capture, digital archiving, and reproduction of works of art; art conservation science including pigment identification for in painting and quantifying the optical properties of painting varnishes; spectral models and color profiles for multi-ink printing; colorimetry

Roger Dube, BS, Cornell University; Ph.D. Princeton University—Research Professor, Imaging Science: space weather, cosmology, stellar astrophysics, holographic data storage, computer security, artificial intelligence

Roger L. Easton, BS, Haverford College; MS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of Arizona—Professor, Imaging Science: application of imaging technologies to manuscripts of cultural importance; optical holography; digital and optical signal/image processing

Mark D. Fairchild, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education; Professor, Imaging Science and Color Science: color appearance perception and modeling; image quality metrics and models; HDR imaging; human perception

James Fewerda, BA, MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor, Color Science: high dynamic range imaging, perceptually-based rendering, material appearance, display systems, low vision and assistive technologies

Donald F. Figer, BA, Northwestern University; MS, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: massive stars, massive star clusters, galactic center, imaging detectors

Richard Hailstone, BS, Northern Illinois University; MS, Indiana University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: characterization of materials using electron microscopy, synthesis of nanoparticles, imaging system modeling

Maria Helguera, BS, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico); MS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: medical imaging, ultrasound tissue characterization, digital image processing

Joseph P. Hornak, BS, Utica College of Syracuse University; MS, Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame—Professor, Joint Appointment with Department of Chemistry: physical chemistry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging

Emmett Ientilucci, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Research Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing, hyperspectral image processing, multivariate statistics, target detection, radiometry

Joel H. Kastner, BS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of California—Professor, Imaging Science: astronomical imaging, including x-ray, infrared and radio spectroscopy; young stars and planet formation; evolved stars and planetary nebulae

John P. Kerekes, BS, MS, Ph.D., Purdue University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: multispectral remote sensing systems, multidimensional imaging system, pattern recognition

Robert L. Kremens, BS, The Cooper Union; MS, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., New York University—Associate Research Professor, Imaging Science: wildland fire behavior and effects, remote sensing instrumentation, autonomous remote instruments for environmental monitoring, electronics measurement systems

David W. Messinger, BS, Clarkson University; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Associate Research Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing image exploitation, advanced mathematical approaches to spectral image processing, LWIR hyperspectral processing

Zoran Ninkov, BSc, University of Western Australia (Australia); MS, Monash University (Australia); Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada)—Professor, Imaging Science: detector array development and characterization, development of novel astronomical instrumentation, studies of young stellar clusters, planetary detection

Jake Noel-Storr, MSci, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom); MA, M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University—Assistant Research Professor, Imaging Science: Supermassive black holes, active galactic nuclei, science education and learning, outreach

Jeff Pelz, BFA, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor, Imaging Science: visual perception and cognition, understanding high-level visual processing by examining eye movements in the execution of complex tasks in natural environments

Jie Qiao, BS, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (China); MS, Tsinghua University (China); MBA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., the University of Texas at Austin—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: optical metrology, optical instrumentations, adaptive optics and active optics, ultrafast laser systems and applications (remote sensing, material processing), optical system design and performance evaluation

Navalgund Rao, MS, Banaras Hindu University (India); Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Professor, Imaging Science: industrial and medical applications of ultrasound imaging, digital signal processing; modeling and analysis of medical imaging systems

Harvey E. Rhody, BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Professor, Imaging Science: imaging algorithms

Carl Salvaggio, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Professor: novel techniques for the measurement of spectral optical properties, quantitative reflective and emissive remote sensing, digital image processing, three-dimensional geometry extraction from imagery, and scene simulation and modeling

John Schott, BS, Canisius College; MS, Ph.D., Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Professor, Imaging Science: quantitative radiometric remote sensing, synthetic image generation, spectroscopy, calibration and atmospheric correction of satellites imaging systems, remote assessment of the Great Lakes water resources

Grover Swartzlander, BS, Drexel University; MSEE, Purdue University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with Department of Physics: optical vortices, optical coronagraphs and high contrast imaging, pattern formation in linear and nonlinear optics, optical tweezers, optical coherence, solar sailing, metamaterials

Jan van Aardt, BSc, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: remote sensing of natural resources, application of hyperspectral, light detection and ranging for spectral-structural characterization of natural systems, integrated modeling approaches, scaling of natural resources remote sensing solutions through sensor interoperability

Anthony Vodacek, BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science: imaging spectrometry applications environmental characterization and monitoring; remote sensing data assimilation in environmental models; thermal and non-thermal techniques for wildland fire detection; coastal remote sensing and aquatic optics

Graduate Program Faculty

Peter Bajorski, BS, MS, University of Wroclaw (Poland); Ph.D., Technical University of Wroclaw (Poland)—Associate Professor, Center for Quality and Applied Statistics: target detection and unmixing in hyperspectral images, multiwave analysis, regression analysis

Mishkat Bhattacharya, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Physics: quantum optics, nanoscience, superconductivity

Nathan Cahill, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; D.Phil., University of Oxford (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences: image alignment and stitching, 3-D medical image registration, variational techniques and partial differential equations for image processing

Sohail A. Dianat, BS, Aria-Mehr University (Iran); MS, Ph.D., George Washington University—Professor, Electrical Engineering: digital communication, signal processing and image processing

Marcos Esterman, BS, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Stanford University—Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering: systems engineering, product development, design robustness, sustainable print systems, addictive manufacturing

Roger S. Gaborski, BS, MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Professor, Computer Science: visual and acoustic scene understanding, computer vision, video processing, artificial intelligence, blind source separation, machine learning

Joseph Geigel, BS, Manhattan College; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology; D.Sc., George Washington University—Associate Professor, Computer Science: computer graphics, multimedia storytelling, functional sound synthesis for computer generated animations, virtual reality and theater

Andrew Herbert, BS, McGill University (Canada); MA, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Matthew Hoffman, BA, Williams College; MS, Ph.D., University of Maryland—Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences: data assimilation, applied mathematics, ocean and ecosystem modeling, Martian atmosphere and climate, breeding, ensemble Kalman filter, scientific computation

Seth Hubbard, BS, Drexel University; MS, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D. University of Michigan—Assistant Professor, Physics: next generation photovoltaic devices, nanomaterials, novel and wide bandgap semiconductors, semiconducting polymers and devices

Michael Kotlarchyk, BS, MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, Physics: radiation scattering techniques, laser light scattering, small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering, photon correlation spectroscopy, structure and interactions in complex fluids, optics and photonics

Eli Saber, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering: signal, image and video processing; computer vision

Andreas Savakis, BS, MS, Old Dominion University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Associate Professor, Computer Engineering: digital image processing, computer vision

Bruce Smith, BS, MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering: immersion lithography, high NA and polarization, aberration metrology, UV/VUV thin films, high index fluids, optical extension and imaging theory

Thomas W. Smith, BS, John Carroll University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Chemistry and Microsystems Engineering: synthesis and device applications of block polymer systems and nano composites

Brian Tomaszewski, BA, University of Albany; MA, University of Buffalo; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technologies: geographic information science and technology, visual analytics, contet modeling and representation, disaster management

Richard Zanibbi, BA, MSc, Ph.D., Queen’s University (Canada)—Assistant Professor, Computer Science: pattern recognition, machine learning, document recognition, CAPTCHAs, human-computer interaction, and programming languages

Carlson Fellow

Robert MacIntyre, BS, Boston University; MA, University of Rochester—Carlson Fellow: geometrical optics

Affiliate Faculty

Vince Calhoun, BS, University of Kansas; MA, MS, Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Director, Image Analysis and MR Research, The MIND Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Nuerosciences, University of New Mexico; Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

Vikram Dogra, MD, JIPMER Medical School—Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Urology and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Franziska Frey, BS, College of Fine Arts; MS, University of Zurich (Switzerland); Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)—Head of Preservation and Digital Imaging Services, Harvard Library

Alfred Garrett, BS, Texas A&M University; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Texas—Savannah River National Laboratory: remote sensing, computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, meteorology

Garrett Johnson, BS, MS, Ph.D. Rochester Institute of Technology—Apple Computer: high dynamic range imaging, color appearance modeling, image appearance modeling

Noboru Ohta, BS, MS, Ph.D., Tokyo University (Japan)—Fuji Film (retired): color science, digital color imaging, color reproduction