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College of Science - Graduate Faculty

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

Bioinformatics

Gregory Babbitt, BA, Ohio Wesleyan University; MS, Ph.D., University of Florida—Associate Professor: evolution of the biophysical properties of whole genomes and their interactions with DNA binding proteins

Larry Buckley, BA, University of Missouri; MS, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale—Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Biology: herpetology, anatomy, evolution, biogeography, systematics

Feng Cui, MS, Truman State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University; MD, Hunan Medical University (China)—Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics: Next-generation sequencing data analysis, chromatin organization, epigenomics, cancer genomics and p53-DNA interactions

André Hudson, BS, Virginia Union University; Ph.D., Rutgers University—Head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Associate Professor, Biology: amino acid metabolism, bacterial cell wall metabolism, plant-bacterial interactions

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

Michael V. Osier, BS, University of Vermont; Ph.D., Yale University—Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, Bioinformatics: high-throughput sequencing analysis, human genetics

Gary R. Skuse, BA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Syracuse University—Professor, Bioinformatics: cancer genetics, RNA processing, natural language processing to mine the scientific and medical literature, computer networking, wired and wireless communications

Julie A. Thomas, B.App.Sc., Ph.D., LaTrobe University, Bendingo (Australia)—Assistant Professor, virology, phage genetics and genome structure, phage gene expression

Environmental Science

Larry Buckley, BA, University of Missouri; MS, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale—Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Biology: herpetology, anatomy, evolution, biogeography, and systematics

Sandi Connelly, BS, Juniata College; MS, University at Buffalo; Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio— Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Principal Lecturer, Biology: ecotoxicology, freshwater ecosystems, anthropogenic stresses, UV-radiation, evolution

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

M. Ann Howard, BS, Cornell University; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law—Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Science, Technology and Society/Public Policy: relationship between environmental decision-making and the role of citizen involvement, sustainable community development

Christine Keiner, BA, McDaniel College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University—Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Science, Technology and Society/Public Policy: history of ecology and biology, U.S. environmental politics, and relations between science and politics

Karl F. Korfmacher, BA, Carleton College; MS, Ph.D., Duke University—Professor, Environmental Science: GIS-based habitat suitability, transportation, hydrologic, and pollution modelling, green infrastructure land cover analysis, soil science

Jeffrey S. Lodge, BA, University of Delaware; Ph.D., University of Mississippi—Graduate Program Director, Environmental Science; Associate Professor, Biology: bioremediation of oil, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and other pollutants in soils and water, microbial ecology (especially water systems), use of microalgae to treat various industrial waste streams, wastewater microbiology and food waste to energy

Carmody K. McCalley, BA, Middlebury College; Ph.D., Cornell University—Assistant Professor, Environmental Science: biogeochemistry, global change biology, terrestrial and wetland ecosystem ecology

Susan Smith Pagano, BS, State University College at Oswego; MS, State University College at Brockport; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island—Associate Professor, Biology: avian nutritional ecology and migration physiology

Todd Pagano, BA, State University College at Oswego; MS, Ph.D., Tufts University—Associate Professor, Chemistry/Laboratory Science Technology: aquatic chemistry, environmental chemistry, sensor/instrument design, environmental monitoring

Corey Ptak, BS, State University College at Fredonia; Ph.D., Cornell University—Visiting Lecturer, Environmental Science and Biology: environmental remediation of soils in urban areas, particularly related to heavy metals

Richard Shearman, BA, Western State College of Colorado; MS, Eastern New Mexico University; Ph.D., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Science, Technology, Society and Public Policy: environmental philosophy and practical problems associated with the conservation of biodiversity

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

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

Jan van Aardt, BSc, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—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

Jeffrey Wagner, AB, University of Missouri at Columbia; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana—Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Economics: sustainable waste management, green consumption, economics of active transportation, economics of endangered species recovery

Applied and Computational Mathematics, Applied Statistics

Matthew Coppenbarger, BS, University of Arizona; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Interim School Head; Associate Professor, mathematical physics, spectral theory

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

Peter Bajorski, MS, University of Wroclaw (Poland); Ph.D., Technical University of Wroclaw (Poland)—Professor, regression models, multivariate analysis, nonparametrics, imaging science applications

Mihail Barbosu, BS, Ph.D., Babes-Bolyai (Romania); MS, Ph.D., Paris VI University (France)—Professor, mathematical modeling, dynamical systems, celestial mechanics and space dynamics, symbolic computation systems, data analytics, management science

Nate Barlow, BS, Ph.D., Clarkson University—Assistant Professor, stability and propagation of waves in fluids, asymptotic methods

David S. Barth-Hart, BS, Syracuse University; MA, University of Rochester—Associate Professor, algebra, number theory

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)—Professor, mathematical modeling

Nathan Cahill, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; D.Phil., University of Oxford (United Kingdom)—Associate Dean for Industrial Partnerships; Associate Professor, scientific computing, biomedical 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—Associate Professor, statistics, biostatistics, statistical consulting, genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology

Elizabeth Cherry, BS, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Duke University—Director, Ph.D. Program in Mathematical Modeling; Associate Professor, computational cardiac dynamics

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

Michael Cromer, BS, York College of Pennsylvania; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Assistant Professor, mathematical modeling of complex fluids, asymptotics and perturbation methods, simulation

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Associate Professor, numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, dynamics

Raluca Felea, BS, University of Iasi (Romania); Ph.D., University of Rochester—Associate Professor, microlocal analysis

Ernest Fokoue, Maitrise B. Sc., University of Yaounde (Cameroon); M. Sc., Aston University (United Kingdom); Ph.D., University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)—Associate Professor, statistical machine learning and data mining

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—Director, Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics; Associate Professor, data assimilation, applied mathematics, ocean and atmospheric forecasting

Jay Alan Jackson, BS, MS, Ph.D., Florida State University—Associate Professor, mathematical modeling, innovative and interdisciplinary math and science education

Jobby Jacob, BS, Bharata Mata College (India); MS, Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, Ph.D., Clemson University—Associate Professor, graph theory

Baasansuren Jadamba, BS, National University of Mongolia (Mongolia); MS, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ph.D., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)—Associate Professor, partial differential equations, inverse problems, numerical optimization

Sogol Jahanbekam, BS, Shiraz University (Iran); MS, Sharif University of Technology (Iran); Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Assistant Professor, graph theory

Akhtar Khan, MS, Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany); Ph.D., Michigan Technological University—Associate Professor, applied math, optimization, inverse problems, variational inequalities, elasticity imaging

Seshavadhani Kumar, BS, MS, University of Madras (India); Ph.D., University of Delaware—Director, Graduate Program in Applied Statistics; 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)—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—Dean, College of Science; Professor, biomathematics

Kara L. Maki, BS, University of New Hampshire; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Associate Professor, mathematical modeling, scientific computing

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

Laura M. Munoz, BS, California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Assistant Professor, mathematical biology, dynamical systems, applied control theory

Darren A. Narayan, BS, State University of New York at Binghamton; MS, Ph.D., Lehigh University—Professor, graph theory, discrete math

Richard O’Shaughnessy, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, gravitational wave astrophysics

Niels F. Otani, BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Associate Professor, mathematical biology

Robert J. Parody, BS, Clarkson University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of South Carolina—Director, Graduate Program in Applied Statistics; Associate Professor, experimental design, response surface methods, quality control and improvement

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

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

Joseph G. Voelkel, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison—Professor, experimental design, process modeling and improvement, multivariate analysis

Paul Wenger, BA, Boston College; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Assistant Professor, extremal and structural graph theory

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 Head of School; Associate Professor, dynamical systems

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—Associate Professor, numerical relativity

Chemistry

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

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

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

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

Nathan Eddingsaas, BS, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry

Michael Gleghorn, BS, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University— Assistant Professor, Biochemsitry, Gene regulation, Nucleic Acids, molecular cell biology

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

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—Associate 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

John-David Rocha, BS, MS, University of North Texas; Ph.D., Rice University—Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry

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

Hans Schmitthenner, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University—Associate Research Professor, Analytical and Organic Chemistry: imaging agent synthesis and analysis.

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, BSc, University of Alberta (Canada); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Professor, Physical Chemistry: chemical kinetics, atmospheric chemistry, plasma chemistry, and photochemistry

Laura Ellen Tubbs, BA, Hood College; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Professor: Physical Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, Radioisotopes, Archeological and Environmental, Dating and Tracing, Neutron Activation Analysis

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

Materials Science and 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

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

David A. Borkholder, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ph.D., Stanford University—Bausch and Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering

Shu Chang, BS, Berea College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota—Melbert B. Cary Jr. Professor: additive manufacturing

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

Denis Cormier, BS, University of Pennsylvania; MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., North Carolina State University—Earl W. Brinkman Professor: Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping.

Michael Cromer, BS, York College of Pennsylvania; MS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Assistant Professor, mathematical modeling of complex fluids, asymptotics and perturbation methods, simulation

Moumita Das, BS, MS, Jadavpur University (India); Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science—Assistant Professor: soft matter

Scott Franklin, BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Texas—Professor: granular materials.

Thomas R. Gaborski, BS, Cornell University; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Nanomaterials, Separations, Cellular Mechanics

Gabrielle Gaustad, BS, Alfred University; MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Associate Professor: sustainability, materials recovery

Anju Gupta, BE, University of Mumbai (Bombay), India; MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; PhD , University of Rhode Island—Assistant Professor: Self-assemblies, emulsions, thin films, thermal analysis, cell-membrane interactions, bioremediation, biosensors

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

Seth M. Hubbard, BS, Drexel University; MS, Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Professor, Physics, Epitaxial Crystal Growth, Growth and Characterization of Nanomaterials, High-efficiency Photovoltaic Devices, Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication, Thin Films

Patricia Iglesias Victoria, BS, Ph.D., Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain)—Assistant Professor: ionic liquids, tribology

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, School Head, 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

Santosh Kurinec, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Delhi (India)—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering; Electronic Materials and Devices, IC Processing, Quantum and Nanoscale Devices

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

Zhaolin Lu, Changqing University (China); MS, Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., University of Delaware—Associate Professor : Photonics and Metamaterials, Electromagnetics, and Nanoelectronics

Casey Miller, BA, Wittenberg University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs; Associate Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science:  thin film magnetism, spintronics, magnetocaloric effect

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—Professor, Mechanical Engineering: polymer processing, heat and mass transfer, rheology, transport phenomena

Michael Pierce, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D.,University of Washington—Program Director; Associate Professor, Physics: experimental physics, condensed matter physics, surface science, magnetism, x-ray science, and phase transitions

John-David Rocha, BS, MS, University of North Texas; Ph.D., Rice University—Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry: nanotubes and optical spectroscopy

Reginald E. Rogers, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Northeastern University; Ph.D., University of Michigan—Assistant Professor, Carbon Nanotubes, Adsorption, Batteries

Sean L. Rommel, BS, Ph.D., University of Delaware—Professor, Microelectronic Engineering; Emerging Semiconductor Devices, Photonic Devices, Integration

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

Michael Schertzer, B. Eng. Mgt., M.A.Sc., McMaster University (Canada); Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada)—Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Microsystems

Michael Schrlau, BS, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Microsystems

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

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

George Thurston, AB, Oberlin College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Professor, soft matter; protein aggregation

Thomas Trabold, BS, Ph.D., Clarkson University—Associate Professor and Head: sustainability; fuel cells; biofuels; waste-to-energy conversion

Benjamin Varela, BS, Institute of Technology of Juarez (Mexico); MS, Ph.D., New Mexico State University—Associate Professor, Innovative Materials, Automation and Fluid Power, Dynamics

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

Steven J. Weinstein, BS, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania—Department Head; Professor, Interfacial Transport Processes, Hydrodynamic Wave Phenomena, Applied Mathematics

Scott Williams, BS, Purdue University; Ph.D., Montana University—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—Research 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

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

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

Sukanya Chakrabarti, B.Sc., North Carolina State University; MS, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley—Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy: computational astrophysics, galactic evolution and dynamics

Joshua Faber, BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Associate 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, Center for Detectors: massive stars, massive star clusters, galactic center, imaging detectors

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

Jeyhan S. Kartaltepe, BA, Colgate University; MS, Ph.D., University of Hawaii—Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy: galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy mergers and interactions, galaxy morphology, infrared and submillimeter galaxies, active galactic nuclei

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

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

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

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

Jason Nordhaus, BA, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Assistant Professor, Science and Mathematics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf: computational astrophysics, core-collapse supernovae, binary interactions, strongly magnetized compact objects, physics of common envelopes

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

Richard O’Shaughnessy, BA, Cornell University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, Mathematics: gravitational wave astronomy, numerical and general relativity

Michael Pierce, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Ph.D., University of Washington—Program Director, Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Professor, Physics: experimental physics, condensed matter physics, surface science, magnetism, x-ray science, and phase transitions

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

Andrew Robinson, BSc, Ph.D., University of Manchester (United Kingdom)—Professor, Physics and Astronomy: 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—Graduate Program Coordinator, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology; Associate Professor, Mathematics: quantum physics, gravitational wave data analysis, astrophysical relativity

Michael D. Zemcov, BSc, University of British Columbia (Canada); Ph.D., Cardiff University (United Kingdom)—Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy: Experimental and observational cosmology, including cosmological structure formation, extragalactic background radiation, cosmic microwave background, near infra-red to submillimeter instrumentation

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

Color Science

Roy S. Berns, BS, MS, University of California; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Richard S. Hunter Professor of Color Science, Appearance, and Technology, Program of Color Science

Mark D. Fairchild, BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester—Head, Integrated Sciences Academy; Professor and Director, Program of Color Science/Munsell Color Science Laboratory

Susan Farnand, BS, Cornell University; MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Visiting Assistant Professor, Program of Color Science

Elena Fedorovskaya, MS, Ph.D., Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)—Paul and Louise Miller Distinguished Professor, School of Media Sciences

James Ferwerda, BA, MS, Ph.D., Cornell University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science

Joseph Geigel, BS, Manhattan College; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology; D.Sc., George Washington University—Associate Professor, Computer Science

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

David Long, BS, University of Texas at Austin; MS, University of Rochester, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Associate Professor and BS Program Chair, School of Film and Animation

Michael Murdoch, BS, Cornell University; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Eindhoven University of Technology—Assistant Professor, Program of Color Science

Imaging Science

Iris Asllani, B.Sc., University of Tirana (Albania); M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Washington at Seattle—Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering: development and implementation of multimodal functional MRI methods for applications in basic neuroscience and clinical research 

Stefi A. Baum, BA, Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Maryland—Research 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

Charles Bachmann, A.B., Princeton University; Sc.M., Ph.D., Brown University—Associate Professor, Imaging Science and Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Chair: coastal characterization from remote sensing; advanced retrieval algorithms for hyperspectral and multi-sensor imagery; spectroscopy, BRDF, and advanced instrumentation for calibration and validation; pattern recognition; graph and manifold descriptions of high-dimensional data

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 Neurosciences, University of New Mexico; Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

Gabriel J. Diaz, BFA, Skidmore College; MS, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Assistant Professor, Imaging Science: visually guided action; human motor control; eye movements; visual prediction; virtual/augmented reality systems

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

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

Roger Dube, BS, Cornell University; Ph.D. Princeton University—Assistant Dean for Research and Interdisciplinary Programs; 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

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

Michael Gartley, BS, Binghamton University; MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Research Professor, Imaging Science: modeling and simulation of remote sensing signature phenomenology

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 Research 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 School of Chemistry and Materials Science: physical chemistry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging

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

Christopher Kanan, BS, Oklahoma State University; MS, University of Southern California, Ph.D., University of California—Assistant Professor, Imaging Science: computer vision, object categorization, active vision, visual saliency, eye movement analysis

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—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—Research Professor, Imaging Science: wildland fire behavior and effects, remote sensing instrumentation, autonomous remote instruments for environmental monitoring, electronics measurement systems

Cristian Linte, BSc, University of Windsor (Canada); MESc, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario (Canada)—Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering: image-guided visualization and navigation for minimally invasive therapy

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

Sildomar Monteiro, MSc, Aeronautics Technological Institute (Brazil); Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)—Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, machine learning, statistical signal and image processing, and their applications in robotics, remote sensing, and biomedical engineering

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

Jeff Pelz, BFA, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Rochester—Frederick Wiedman 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

Raymond Ptucha, BS, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology—Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering; machine learning, computer vision, robotics, and embedded control

Jie Qiao, BS, University of Science and Technology Liaoning (China); MS, Tsinghua University (China); MBA, University of Rochester; Ph.D., 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—Research Professor, Imaging Science: industrial and medical applications of ultrasound imaging, digital signal processing; modeling and analysis of medical imaging systems

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

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

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

John Schott, BS, Canisius College; MS, Ph.D., Syracuse University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry—Research 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, Imaging Science: optical vortices, optical coronagraphs and high contrast imaging, pattern formation in linear and nonlinear optics, optical tweezers, optical coherence, solar sailing, metamaterials

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, context modeling and representation, disaster management

Jan van Aardt, BSc, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute—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—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

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