K

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Mr. Stephen Kalland

Director, N.C. Solar Center

Energy policy; energy efficiency; renewable energy technology.

Areas of Expertise
Solar Energy
Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Daniel Kamykowski

Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Plankton ecology. Red tides. Algal blooms.

Areas of Expertise
Marine Sciences
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Michael Kanters

Assistant Professor Of Parks, Recreation And Tourism Management

Sports management, youth sports development, leisure behavior, health and wellness. The economic impact of sports and recreation.

Areas of Expertise
Recreation
Sports Management
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Rick Kearney

Professor And Director Of The School Of Public And International Affairs

Public sector labor relations and collective bargaining--including pending state and national legislation to extend bargaining to NC state
and local employees; Public sector human resource issues and policy: pay, benefits, merit systems, etc.; state politics; public administration: human resource management and intergovernmental relations.

Areas of Expertise
American Government
Environmental Policy
Public Administration/Public Policy
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Steve Kelley

Professor, Department Head Of Wood And Paper Science

Bioethanol; woody biomass; thermochemcial conversion of woody biomass; cellulose-based materials

Areas of Expertise
Chemistry
Pulp and Paper Industry
Colleges
CNR

Dr. Robert Kelly

Alcoa Professor Of Chemical Engineering And Director Of NC State Biotechnology Program

Biomolecular engineering; enzyme engineering; biocatalysis at extremely high temperatures. Biology and Biotechnology of extremophilic microorganisms; functional genomics/ Chemical and Biomoelcular Engineering; Microbiology

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. George Kennedy

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Agriculture

Ecology and management of insect pests of vegetables. Plant-insect interactions; ecology of thrips in relation to epidemiology of tomato spotted wilt virus. Heads Department of Entomology.

Areas of Expertise
Pest Management/Pesticides
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf

Research Associate Professor Of Microbiology, Pathology And Parasitology

Internationally recognized training and research program in zoological medicine. Disease problems and medical management of wildlife and zoo animals.

Areas of Expertise
Animal Groups
Colleges
CVM

Dr. John Kessel

Professor Of English, Creative Writing

Science fiction writer. Has written Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News From Outer Space, The Pure Product, and The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories. His novella, "Another Orphan," won the 1982 Nebula Award and his novelette "Pride and Prometheus" won the 2008 Nebula Award (given by the Science Fiction Writers of America). His fiction has been nominated nine times for the Nebula Award. Teaches classes on fiction writing, science fiction, fantasy, and American literature.

Areas of Expertise
NC State Authors/Poets
Science Fiction
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Akram Khater

Associate Professor Of Middle Eastern History

Middle East current affairs. Lebanon political conflicts, economics issues and social and cultural issues. Women's studies of the Middle East, U.S.-Middle East relations, political movements; North Africa; Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Egypt.

Areas of Expertise
Modern Middle East
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. MiGyung Kim

Assistant Professor Of History

European History, History and Philosophy of Science, Science and Literature

Areas of Expertise
Science History
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Y . Richard Kim

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Pavement materials and analysis, with special focus on asphalt. Working to help create crack-resistant asphalt. Has developed experimental and analytical models that can predict how quickly asphalt will crack — and in some cases self-heal — in different traffic and weather conditions.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. William Kimler

Associate Professor Of History

History of modern biology, especially history of ideas about evolution, Darwinism, natural selection, ecology, behavior and genetics.

Areas of Expertise
Science History
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Martin King

Professor Of Textile Chemistry, Engineering And Science And Director Of Undergraduate Programs

Biotextiles; biomaterials science; and implantable medical devices.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
Polymer Science
Colleges
TEXTILES

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer

Distinguished University Professor And William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Of Food Science, Microbiology And Genetics

Food and bioprocessing fermentations; microbiology and genetics of lactic acid bacteria; starter cultures; bacteriophages; preservatives; probiotics; plasmid biology; genomics of food-borne microorganisms; bioterrorism; food science; genomics; genetics; food-safety issues. Director of Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center.

Areas of Expertise
Biotechnology
Food Science
Colleges
CALS

Dr. Glenn Kleiman

Executive Director Of The Friday Institute For Educational Innovation

Basic and applied research; curriculum development; software development; providing professional development for teachers and administrators; policy analyses; and consulting for school districts and state departments of education.

Areas of Expertise
Curriculum Development
Instructional Technology
Leadership
Teacher Education
Colleges
EDUC

Dr. Robert Kochersberger

Associate Professor Of English

Print journalism and the muckraking journalism era, especially Ida Tarbell. Also, breakup of Yugoslavia and the development of Slovenia.

Areas of Expertise
Journalism
Colleges
CHASS

Dr. Robert Kolbas

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Photonic materials and devices; lasers; light-emitting diodes; optical detectors; quantum wells and nanostructures; optical communication; fiber optics; nanoelectronics.

Colleges
ENGIN

Dr. Richard Kotek

Associate Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Biopolymers and liquid crystalline polymers for specialized end uses; nylon, polyester and polypropylene for use in industrial applications; fundamental research on the formation of hollow fibers; molecular orientation of complex filaments by using sound propagation techniques; adhesion of polymer melts to metal surfaces; efficient depolymerization and/or recovery of monomers from fibrous materials.

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Polymer Science
Colleges
TEXTILES

Dr. Jacqueline Krim

Professor Of Physics With Adjunct Appointment In ECE

Nanotechnology;  and the study of friction, wear and lubrication at the nanoscale.

Areas of Expertise
Nanotechnology
Nanotribology
Microelectronics
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. March Krotee

Professor And Department Head, Physical Education

Sports management, physical education, youth sports, Special Olympics, athletics, sports and society, physical activity, international sports education

Areas of Expertise
Physical Education