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Institute for a Sustainable Environment
crimi   Michelle Crimi, Ph.D.
Remediation of Contaminated Soil and
Ground Water Systems
121 TAC
Box 5715
Phone: 315-268-4174
Philip Hopke  

Philip Hopke
Director, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, Air Pollution, Particulate Matter
Box 5705
Phone: 315-268-3861

Dr. Susan Powers

Susan Powers
Interim Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Environmental Impacts of Energy Systems, Energy Education
123 TAC
Box 5715
Phone: 315-268-6542

Alan Rossner

Alan Rossner
Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene,
Exposure Assessment
122 TAC
Box 5715
Phone: 315-268-6470/2342

Lewis McCaffrey

Lewis McCaffrey
Visiting Assistant Professor
Inst for a Sustainable Environment
122 Technology Advancement Ctr
Clarkson University
Box 5715
Potsdam, NY 13699-5715
Phone: 315/268-2317

Dinan, Michael Institute for a
Sustainable Environment
Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Semester, licensed NYS Guide, expert white-water rafter;
Draper, Erin Reh Center for
Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators Competition

Draper, Matthew Shipley Center

Innovation and Leadership, commercialization, transforming ideas into reality;

Freeman, Marilyn CAMP Materials Science, engineering;
French, Alex

Institute for a
Sustainable Environment

ISE Sustainability Coordinator, agroforestry, carbon offsetting;
Jemison, Bill Dean, Coulter School of Engineering

Microwave photonic systems and subsystems, microwave/mm-wave antenna design and measurement, radar systems, wireless and optical communications systems, lidar systems, biological applications of microwaves and photonics.

Platz, Terry Beacon Institute
Smith, Dayle Dean, School of Business Social Entrepreneurship, developing countries
Thorpe, Chuck Provost

Carnegie Mellon Senior Leader and White House Fello, Robotics

Turner, Peter

Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Computational applied mathematics and computer arithmetic; functional analysis, optimization, numerical analysis, parallel processing, computer vision and computer algebra;


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Achuthan, Ajit Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Solid Mechanics and advanced materials: health monitoring of wind turbines, development of green data center 

Ahmadi, Goodarz Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Fluid mechanics applications for air pollution, PM transport and deposition, including into human lungs and health impacts, geological CO2 sequestration

Aidun, Daryush Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Reliability & life assessment of engineering components/systems
Andreescu, Silvana Chemistry

Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, sustainable nanotechnology

Backus, Erik C.

Civil & Env.

Sustainable construction, energy/alternative energy metrics/management, alternate transportation impacts/planning
Baltus, Ruth Chemical & Biomolecular Eng

Ionic liquids (for carbon sequestration), membranes, sensors

Banerjee, Natasha Computer Science

Software design, application to human-machine interfaces for environmental applications

Banerjee, Sanjib (Sean) Electrical and Computer Eng

Data mining large scale repositories in environmental applications, opinion mining environmental issues, and software design for environmental applications interfaces

Bebonchu, Atems School of Business Income inequality
Bird, Stephen Humanities & Social Sciences Energy and environmental politics and policy, social justice and activism, social networks, political behavior, and pedagogy;
Bohl, Douglas G. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Diagnostic techniques for measurement of fluid flows, use of biomimicry for design
Bonner, James Civil & Env.
Coastal processes / observations, real time measurement and analysis of riverine pollutants
Casper, Stephen

Humanities & Social Sciences

David, Andrew School of Arts & Sciences Parasite/pathogen reaction to climate change;
Dempsey, John Civil & Env.
Effects of scale on the strength and fracture properties of structural materials, including Antarctic ice sheets
DeWaters, Jan Coulter School of Engineering Energy Literacy and assessment
Dhaniyala, Suresh Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Measuring atmospheric constituents that contribute to climate change, climate literacy and education
Dong, He

Chemistry & Biomolecular Sci

Duemer, Joseph

Humanities & Social Sciences

Edzwald, James Civil & Environmental Eng Design and operation of water plants
Ferro, Andrea Civil & Env.
Indoor air quality, fate and transport of pollutants in the built environment, exposure versus health effect relationships for nanoparticles and allergens/asthmagens
Fite, Kevin

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Development of power and actuation for portable power systems.
Fowler, Kathleen Mathematics Numerical methods, mathematical modeling of water resource systems, modeling of water resources in agricultural systems
Frascatore, Mark


Industrial organization, contract theory, and game theory.  Contracting along the supply chain under incomplete information.

Gibert, James

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Giffin, Adom


Goulet, Paul Chemistry
Grimberg, Stefan Civil & Env.
Biofuels, waste for energy recovery (digestion)
Heintzelman, Martin School of Business Environmental and natural resource economics, balancing society and environment in the Adirondacks, green data center
Hopke, Philip Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science Air Pollution, particulate matter, human exposure and health impacts, clean air science & policy, clean biomass combustion technologies; 
Helenbrook, Brian Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Numerical simulation for fluid-flows in natural and engineered systems - novel wind turbine, manufacturing of solar cell wafers
Holsen, Thomas Civil & Env.
Determining the sources, movement, transformations and fate of environmental pollutants including emerging contaminants of concern  in a wide array of environmental systems including the Adirondacks and the Great Lakes.
Janoyan, Kerop Civil & Env.
Sustainable buildings and infrastructure, renewable energy, sensors and controls, development of green data center; 
Jukic, Boris

School of Business

Erol Kantarci, Melike

Electrical and Computer Eng

Smart grid and electric vehicle communications;
Katz, Evgeny Chemistry & Biomolecular Sci Biofuel cells, bioelectronics & bionanotechnology
Karis, Bill

Communications and Media

Knack, Ian Civil & Env.
River ice processes including: sediment transport in rivers subject to freezing, river ice breakup dynamics, interaction of suspended sediment and frazil ice, effect of surface ice on channel stability, and fish habitat and ecology
Knack, Jennifer


Krishnan, Sitaraman Chemical & Biomolecular Eng

Molecular-scale engineering of surfaces and thin films - applied to organic solar cells, high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells, and lithium ion batteries

Lado, Augustine School of Business Strategic & International Management, including microfinance for sustainable development;
Langen, Tom Biology Behavioral Ecology, conservation biology, wildlife habitat and human development;
Legault, Lisa School of Arts & Sciences How the source of motivation underlying beliefs, attitudes, and behavior influences the successful self-regulation of those beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, applied to prejudice, energy conservation
Li, Jie Electrical & Computing Eng Secure, economic and reliable operation of emerging large-scale power systems, demand response and smart grid
Mahapatra, Santosh School of Business Green supply chain management, advanced manufacturing practices and environment management, re-manufacturing and reverse logistics
Martinez, Cecilia School of Business lean for sustainability and healthcare, project management for complex products and systems;
Martinez, Marcias Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Structural health monitoring and smart structures, assess the reliability and structural integrity of mechanical and aerospace structures and whenever possible assist in extending their life
Matthews, Jeanna Computer Science Development of green data center
McLaughlin, John Chemical & Biomolecular Eng Polymers, fluid mechanics, and reaction engineering, example - modeling of air filters for low pressure environments
Mededovic Thagard, Selma Chemical & Biomolecular Eng Plasma oxidation for energy efficient water treatment, biofuel production
Minnetyan, Levon

Civil & Env.

Quantification of damage and degradation in composite structures, assessment of structural durability and damage tolerance
Mitlin, David

Chemical & Biomolecular Eng

Materials science for energy storage, renewables and conventional energy topics
Mousavian, Seyedamirabbas Amir Engineering & Management Power systems optimization and cyber-security for smart grids
Mondal, Sumona Mathematics Statistical methods applied to environmental problems
Morris, Christopher Humanities & Social Sciences Environmental anthropology, land rights activism
Nakao, Shunsuke Chemical & Biomolecular Eng Chemistry and physics of aerosol and clouds in the atmosphere with the goal of mitigating air pollution and climate change
Ortmeyer, Thomas Electrical and Computer Eng Power engineering, microgrids, alternate energy, electric transportation, smart grid;
Parshad, Rana


Peethamparan, Sulapha Civil & Env.
Development, characterization, performance evaluation, and modeling of cement-based materials, primarily focusing on developing sustainable infrastructural materials;
Robinson, Chris Humanities & Social Sciences Political ecology and sustainability
Rogers, JoAnn Humanities & Social Sciences Social inequality, gender, masculinity
Rogers, Shane Civil & Env.
Fate, transport, and vectoring of microbial and chemical stressors in the environment, risks from exposure to pathogens in the environment and produce grown for human consumption
Satyro, Marco Chemical & Biomolecular Eng Development of new equations of state for the simulation of hydrocarbon systems; works extensively on the development of methods for the characterization of oils and bitumen and the development of methods for the calculation of transport, physical and phase behavior of oils and oil/solvent blends
Schuckers, Stephanie Electrical and Computer Eng Processing and interpretation of signals which arise from the human body
Schulman, Lawrence


Semnani-Azad, Zhaleh

School of Business

Conflict management, negotiation, Culture, gender, diversity, communication, group process.

Shipp, Devon

Chemistry & Biomolecular Sci

Shen, Hayley Civil & Env.
Ocean wave and sea ice interactions, formation of pancake ice
Shen, Hung Tao Civil & Env.
River ice modeling, ice processes in Great Lakes Connecting Channels
Skufca, Joseph  Mathematics Applied mathematical modeling. For example -  modeling of phytoplankton population dynamics, smart grid modeling, development of green data center
Smith, Tyler Civil & Env.
Integrative watershed studies (hydrology, water quality, etc.) driven by quantitative analysis
Song, Guohui Mathematics
Staiger, Annegret Humanities & Social Sciences Race and ethnicity in the US
Sun, Jie


Sur, Shantanu


Nanomaterials impacts on cells
Twiss, Michael Biology Biogeochemical processes in Great Lakes and Rivers;;
Visser, Kenneth Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Aerodynamics, sustainable energy, wind turbine technology development and implementation
Vitek, William Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophical basis for sustainability, intersection of social practices and the environmental, cultural, and historical contexts in which they occur
Wallace, Kenneth


Wilke, Andreas


Wriedt, Mario Chemistry & Biomolecular Sci Hydrogen fuel storage systems
Wu, Lei Electrical & Computer Eng Stochastic modeling and optimization of large-scale power systems, high penetration renewable energy, demand response, and power system reliability and economics
Wu, Weiming Civil & Env Engineering Sediment transport, water quality and aquatic ecosystem/ecotoxicology modeling; 
Xydias, Christina Humanities & Social Sciences Women's rights
Yao, Guangming Math & Computer Science Numerical simulation of air and water pollution, including groundwater remediation and air pollutants from wood stove
Yapa, Poojitha Civil & Env.
Oil spill modeling;
Zander, Amy Engineering & Management Water quality sustainability