SCIENCES

Dr. Viney Aneja

Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric monitoring, Pollution cycle;  Air quality and environmental engineering, acid rain.

Assists NC counties in air quality monitoring; consultant for state and federal offices and private sector.

Areas of Expertise
Atmospheric Monitoring/Acid Rain
Colleges
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Dr. Robert Anholt

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Biology And Genetics

Molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of olfaction and odor-guided behavior. Genetics of human diseases. Genetic architecture of behavior. Directs the W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Zoology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. David Aspnes

Distinguished University Professor Of Physics

Surface physics -- optical properties of materials. Real-time diagnostics and control of epitaxial growth and deposition. Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Electronic Materials/Semiconductors
Microelectronics
Nanotechnology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. H. Thomas Banks

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor And Drexel Professor Of Mathematics

Applied mathematics and control theory.  Mathematical biology including modeling of toxins and drugs, HIV and related cellular processes modeling. Directs the Center for Research in Scientific Computation.

Areas of Expertise
Mathematics
Scientific Computation
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Del Bohnenstiehl

Assistant Professor Of Geophysics

Plate tectonics, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Areas of Expertise
Geology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. James Bonner

Associate Professor Of Environmental And Molecular Toxicology

Cellular and molecular mechanisms through which toxic environmental agents such as particles, nanoparticles and metals cause fibroblast growth or matrix production resulting in fibrosis.

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. David Buchwalter

Assistant Professor Of Environmental And Molecular Toxicology

Ecotoxicology; toxicity of metals and ions; environmental and evolutionary physiology, especially of aquatic insects; insects as ecological indicators; mercury.

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Daniel Comins

Professor Of Chemistry

Organic synthesis, heterocycles, natural products, synthesis of anticancer agents. Research involves heterocyclic chemistry and drug discovery.

Areas of Expertise
Organic Chemistry/Drug Discovery
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Marie Davidian

Professor Of Statistics

Design and analysis of data from clinical trials and other studies in medicine and public health, including studies of cancer, HIV and heart disease. Particular expertise in analysis of pharmacological data. Genomics. Bioinformatics.

Areas of Expertise
Statistics
Biostatistics
Health and Medicine
Modeling
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Rob Dunn

Associate Professor Of Biology

Extinction and co-extinction of species; climate change and its effects on species; ant-mediated seed dispersal; causes and consequences of patterns of ant diversity.

Areas of Expertise
General
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Ron Fodor

Professor Of Geology

Volcanoes, volcanic rocks, minerals and mineral analysis.

Areas of Expertise
Geology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Stefan Franzen

Professor Of Chemistry

Plant virus biotechnology; Vibrational spectroscopy; Protein dynamics and protein structure; Enzymes and nanoscale materials.

Areas of Expertise
Nanoscale Materials
Organic Chemistry/Drug Discovery
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. John Godwin

Associate Professor Of Biology

Reproductive biology and behavioral endocrinology and neurobiology, especially of fishes.

Areas of Expertise
Fisheries
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. David Haase

Professor Of Physics

Science and mathematics education.  Has led significant K-12 STEM education outreach activities and served on national STEM education organizations. Can also discuss science of sports.

Areas of Expertise
Mathematics and Science Education
Nuclear
Science Education
Mathematics and Science Education
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Nick Haddad

William Neal Reynolds Professor Of Biology

Landscape corridors and their effects on plant and animal biodiversity.

Areas of Expertise
Wildlife
Wildlife Ecosystems
Zoology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Ruoying (Roy) He

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Ocean currents. Physical Oceanography; Coastal and Estuarine Circulation Dynamics; Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation; Bio-physical Interaction; Coastal Ocean Observing Systems.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Modeling
Computer Visualization
Marine Sciences
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Harold Heatwole

Professor Of Biology

The study of reptiles and amphibians (herpetology). Community ecology, especially of islands, deserts and the Antarctic. Ant ecology. Snake venoms.

Areas of Expertise
Zoology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. John Hubisz

Visiting Professor Of Physics

Pseudoscience, false science, paranormal. Interested in ways of teaching physics, including examining claims of the unusual (ancient astronauts, crop circles, UFOs, etc.) in light of the physics principles required for their occurrence, teaching physics to middle-schoolers and ways of teaching physics to adults with no science background.

Areas of Expertise
Pseudoscience
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Jacqueline Hughes-Oliver

Associate Professor Of Statistics

Statistics; bioinformatics; point-source modeling; spatial statistics; drug discovery; optimal design of experiments; nonlinear models; industrial statistics.

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics
Health and Medicine
Modeling
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Daniel Kamykowski

Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Plankton ecology. Red tides. Algal blooms.

Areas of Expertise
Marine Sciences
Colleges
SCIENCES

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. Gary Lackmann

Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Climate, meteorology, and how climate change may affect weather patterns -- including hurricanes.

Areas of Expertise
Climate
Severe Storms/Tornadoes
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Scott Laster

Professor Of Microbiology

Cellular immunology; the role of the immune system in health and disease; inflammation; anti-viral immune response.

Areas of Expertise
Microbiology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Gerald LeBlanc

Professor Of Toxicology

Endocrine biology, disruption and toxicology; environmental signaling and sex determination/differentiation; toxic effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment.

Areas of Expertise
Toxicology
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Trudy Mackay

William Neal Reynolds And Distinguished University Professor Of Genetics And Entomology

Genetic basis of quantitative, or complex, traits in plants and animals, including longevity and evolutionary genetics. Genetic and environmental factors that cause variation of complex traits in a population. Uses fruit fly (Drosophila) as a model system. Genomics. Behavioral biology.

Areas of Expertise
Genetics
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Helena Mitasova

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Modeling and monitoring of landscape processes, evolution of coastal topography, geoinformation science.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Visualization
Computer Modeling
Computer Visualization
Geology
Rivers and Beaches
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. John Morrison

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Physical oceanographer who focuses on ocean/climate studies, ocean circulation and water mass properties, re-mote sensing, computer scientific visualization. Interested in computer-aided teaching.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Visualization
Marine Sciences
Colleges
SCIENCES
ENGIN

Dr. Maria Oliver-Hoyo

Associate Professor Of Chemistry

Design, development and assessment of instructional materials for chemistry as well as the development of chemical applications for educational purposes.

Areas of Expertise
Chemistry Education
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Michael Paesler

Professor Of Physics

Optics, near-field scanning optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, surface stress measurement, condensed matter physics and precision engineering. Has developed an instrument to produce spectroscopic images beyond the far-field diffraction limit.

Areas of Expertise
Spectroscopic Techniques
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Stephen Reynolds

Professor Of Physics

General astronomy and astrophysics, with emphasis on high-energy astrophysics, radio and x-ray astronomy and theory. Particular interest in cosmic rays and in supernovae and their remnants. Professional violinist, strong interest in the relationship between music and the sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Astronomy
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Walter Robinson

Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Climate variability, climate change and atmospheric circulations.

Areas of Expertise
Climate
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Fredrick Semazzi

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences And Of Mathematics

Climate modeling, atmospheric computer simulation, climate of Africa. Can discuss application of computer models to generate future climate scenarios in the event of sea-surface temperature/vegetation cover changes.

Areas of Expertise
Climate
Computer Modeling
Colleges
SCIENCES
ENGIN

Dr. Jeffrey Thorne

Associate Professor Of Statistics And Genetics

Study of evolution through statistical analysis of DNA.

Genomics; bioinformatics; statistics; genetics; statistical genetics; the development of statistical tools for the analysis of DNA and protein sequences.

Areas of Expertise
Statistics
Biostatistics
Modeling
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Anastasios (Butch) Tsiatis

Professor Of Statistics

Bioinformatics. Design and analysis of data from clinical trials and other studies in medicine and public health, including studies of cancer, HIV and heart disease. Particular expertise in analysis of time-to-event data and methods for evaluating evidence used in early stopping of clinical trials. Genomics.

Areas of Expertise
Biostatistics
Health and Medicine
Modeling
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Donna Wolcott

Associate Professor Of Marine,Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Physiology and ecology of marine invertebrates, especially crabs, during entire life cycle. Undergraduate coordinator.

Areas of Expertise
Marine Sciences
Colleges
SCIENCES

Dr. Lian Xie

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Coastal meteorology and oceanography, hurricanes and storm surge, computer modeling and visualization of climate, weather and ocean currents. Hurricanes, hurricane risk assessment, storm surge and coastal flooding, El Nino and climate change.

Areas of Expertise
Climate
Computer Modeling
Marine Sciences
Severe Storms/Tornadoes
Colleges
SCIENCES