College of Sciences

The UMass Lowell College of Sciences
fosters critical and creative thinking for a technical world. 

We do this through small lecture sections, interdisciplinary degree combinations and experiential learning opportunities far and
wide including service-learning and co-op programs. Our world-class facilities for
learning and research are enhanced by a
faculty committed to making every effort
to put your success first.

Meet Our Faculty

Mathew Barlow, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Change Initiative, Wind Energy Rsearch GroupClimate variability and change
Nancy DeLuca, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Chemistry 
Kwok-Fan Chow, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, ChemistryAnalytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Nanomaterials
David Ryan, Ph.D.Professor, ChemistryAnalytical & Environmental Chemistry
Lori Weeden, M.S.Lecturer, Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Science education, water & soil chemistry
Mengyan Shen, Ph.D.Associate Professor, PhysicsNanoscience and technology, condensed matters and optics
James Canning, Ph.D.Dean, Honors College, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Honors College, Computer Science 
Kenneth M. LevasseurProfessor, Department Chair, Mathematical SciencesDiscrete mathematics, abstract algebra, computing with Mathematica
Fred Martin, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Director of Student Success - College of Sciences, Computer Science, College of SciencesMobile Robotics, K-12 Science and Mathematics Learning, Embedded Sensing and Control, Engineering Design
David Eberiel, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, University Pre-Health Professions Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Biological Sciences, Emergency Medical ServicesOver 35 years as an EMT
William D. Goodhue, Ph.D.Professor, Director, Physics and Applied Physics, Photonics Center (POD)Experimental semiconductor research, materials, fabrication
Jin Xu, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Chemistry 
Karen Daniels, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceApplied Computational Geometry and Visualization
Yuyu SunAssociate Professor, Chemistry, Polymer Science/BiomaterialsPolymers and Biopolymers in Biomedicine; Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Systems, Drug Delivery and Biomedical Devices.
Ronald Brent, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical SciencesAcoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation in terrestrial environments, numerical solution of PDE's, parabolic approximation methods
Charles ByrneProfessor, Mathematical Science, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology ProgramAlgorithms for medical imaging
Alan KaplanAssociate ProfessorAnalysis
Robert Caret, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Education, Higher education.
James Graham-EagleProfessor, Mathematical Science, Center for Wind EnergyApplied mathematics, combustion theory
Long Chiang, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials 
Alan DoerrProfessor, Mathematical ScienceDiscrete mathematics
Janet Schrenk, Ph.D.Lecturer, ChemistryChemistry
Naomi Wernick, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesMolecular Biology, Cellular Biology & Biology Education
Michael Graves, Ph.D.Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Biology Molecular Biology and Virology
Mark Tries, Ph.D.Associate Professor, PhysicsRadiological sciences and protection
Wei GuoAssistant Professor, Physics 
Ashot A ShahinianAssociate Professor 
Thomas B. Shea, Ph.D.Professor, Director, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Center for Cellular Neurobiology & Neurodegeneration Research, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceCell Biology
James J. Egan, Ph.D.Professor, Graduate Coordinator, Physics and Applied PhysicsExperimental nuclear physics: neutron physics, neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy, fast-timing techniques, radiation detection.
James E. Whitten, Ph.D.Chairman, Professor, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellencePhysical & materials chemistry at surfaces & interfaces
Haim Levkowitz, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceVisualization, Graphics, Vision, Imaging, User Interfaces, Sound
Theresa SchilleLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Matthew Nugent, Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Biological SciencesCell Biology & Biochemistry; Extracellular Matrix; Growth Factors; Proteoglycans; Vascular Biology
Marina Ruths, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Chemistry, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceSurface & Colloid Chemistry
Lee K. JonesProfessor, Mathematical SciencesProbability, mathematical statistics, neural networks & pattern recognition
Vidhu Prasad, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical SciencesErgodic theory, dynamical systems, information theory, coding, stochastic processes
Ravi Montenegro, Ph.D.Associate Professor , Mathematical SciencesConvergence rate of markov chains, combinatorics, isoperimetric inequalities
Susan J. Braunhut, Ph.D.Professor, Biological Sciences, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, Center For Irish PartnershipsTissue Regeneration; Ionizing Radiation Therapy for Human Cancer; Hyperthermia; Breast Cancer; Vascular Biology; Extracellular Matrix
Thao TranLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Jayant Kumar, Ph.D.Professor, Director, Physics & Applied Physics, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceMaterial Science, Optical & electronic properties of materials, Optical Spectroscopy, Devices
Jerry Waldman, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, Science Advisor, Physics, Submillimeter-Wave Technology LaboratoryExperimental laser physics, infrared spectroscopy
Andrew Gatesman, Ph.D.Assistant Director, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory 
Anna Rumshisky, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceNatural Language Processing
Victor ShubovProfessorPartial differential equations, control of distributed parameter systems, hydrodynamics
David Adams, Ph.D.Lecturer, Computer ScienceScientific Computing and Computer Science Education
Clayton S. French, Jr., Ph.D.Professor, Physics & Applied Physics, Biomedical EngineeringRadiological science & protection
Richard KarpelesInstructor, Chemistry 
Robert Gamache, Ph.D.Professor, School of Marine Sciences, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Theoretical molecular spectroscopy with emphasis on the spectral line shape problem
Xinwen Fu, Ph.D.Co-Director, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Computer ScienceNetwork Security and Privacy
Rick Hochberg, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Biological SciencesInvertebrate Zoology
Zahra Fardmanesh-KarimyLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Konstantin RybnikovAssociate ProfessorDiscrete and Computational Geometry, Geometry of Numbers, Combinatorics, Stochastic Geometry
Stephen A. Pennell, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical Sciences, Center for Wind EnergyMathematical modeling, fluid mechanics
Silas Laycock, Ph.DLecturer, Director, Physics, UMass Lowell Astronomical Observatory 
Yu Cao, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceBig Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence, Multimedia Computing, and Biomedical Informatics
Garth Hall, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering 
Mingdi Yan, Ph.D.Professor, ChemistryOrganic / Materials Chemistry
Kate Saenko, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceComputer Vision and Machine Learning
Benyuan Liu, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceData and Computer Communication Networks, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Internet Technologies & Applications
Erno Sajo, Ph.D.Professor, Director, Physics, Medical PhysicsMedical Physics & Radiological Science
Kunnat Sebastian, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsParticle physics theory, theoretical atomic physics
Partha Chowdhury, Ph.D.Professor, Co-Director , Physics & Applied Physics, Radiation Laboratory 
Robert H. Giles, Ph.D.Professor, Chair, Director, Physics & Applied Physics, Submillimeter Wave Technology LabExperimental laser physics, optics
Mark Hines, Ph.D.Acting Dean - College of Sciences, Professor, Biological Sciences Microbial Biogeochemistry
Ann Marie HurleyProfessor, Co-Director, Mathematical Sciences, Center for Irish PartnershipsStatistics, bioinformatics
Timothy Cook, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, PhysicsVisible & ultraviolet instrumentation, Sounding rockets, Small satellites, Tomography & other novel data analysis techniques
Jie Wang, Ph.D.Director, Department Chair, Professor, Computer Science, Center for Network and Information SecurityAlgorithms, Computational Complexity, Complex Networks, Wireless & Sensor Networks, Network Security, Mathematical Modeling
Andriy Danylov, Ph.D.Lecturer, Physics 
Walter A. Schier, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsExperimental nuclear physics
Tibor Beke, Ph.D.Associate Professor , Mathematical SciencesAlgebraic topology, model theory, image processing
Ezequiel Rivera, Ph.D.Professor, Biological SciencesPlant Biology & Cell Biology
Shaina Roy, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesBiochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Marvin E. StickProfessorMathematics education, integration of technology for teachers and students
Daniel Klain, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical SciencesConvex geometry, geometric tomography, integral geometry, combinatorics
Frank P. Colby, Jr., Ph.D.Professor, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Center for Wind EnergyWeather modeling, analysis and forecasting, boundary layer meteorology
Tingjian Ge, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceData Management Systems
Dimitris M. Christodoulou, Ph.D.Lecturer, Mathematical SciencesNonlinear Differential Equations, Linear Stability Analysis, Galaxy Dynamics, MHD, Numerical Multidimensional Simulations
Alexander Kheifets, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Mathematical SciencesHarmonic & complex analysis, operator theory
Christopher Baird, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty, CEM Codes Manager, Physics & Applied Physics, Submillimeter-Wave Technology LaboratoryElectromagnetic Scattering & Quantum Structures
Nelson Eby, Ph.D.Professor & Chair, Environmental Earth & Atmospheric SciencesGeochemical processes, undergraduate and graduate programs
Valeri Barsegov, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Chemistry 
Khalilah Reddie, Ph.D.Lecturer, ChemistryOrganic Chemistry
James Propp Professor Combinatorics, probability and dynamical systems
Holly Yanco, Ph.D.Professor, Computer ScienceRobotics, Assistive Technology, Artificial Intelligence
Jian-Hua Qian, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric SciencesWeather & Climate, Non-hydrostatic Atmospheric Dynamics, Climate Dynamics, Regional Climate Modeling, Downscaling & Prediction
Jennifer Gonzalez-ZugastiLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Jesse M. Heines, Ed.D.Professor, Computer ScienceGraphical User Interfaces, Web Technologies, Music+Computing, & Interdisciplinary Computer Science Education
Gunter H.R. Kegel, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsExperimental nuclear physics, radiation effects in materials
Kate M. Swanger, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Change InitiativeEarth Surface processes & paleoclimatology, with an emphasis on glacial geology, permafrost processes & high-latitude climate change
Byung Guk Kim, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceNetwork Performance, High-speed Networks, Multimedia Communications
Edwin Jahngen, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry 
Rida M. MirieAssociate ProfessorApplied mathematics, fluids
Samuel Sawan, Ph.D.Professor, ChemistryPolymer Chemistry
Guanling Chen, Ph.D.Associate Professor   , Computer ScienceMobile computing, cloud computing, wireless networks, experimental systems research
Jerome Hojnacki, Ph.D.Professor, Graduate Coordinator, Biological Sciences, Biomedical EngineeringAtherosclerosis, Lipid Biochemistry, Lipoprotein Metabolism & Nutrition
William Moloney, M.S.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceOperating Systems
Johanna Choo, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesAvian Biology, Fruit Nutrient Chemistry, Plant Ecology
Arthur Mittler, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsExperimental nuclear physics, physics education
Wesley SavageLecturer, Biological Sciences, Climate Change Initiative 
Alexander OlsenProfessorStatistics
Eugene Mellican, Ph.D.Professor, PhilosophyApplied Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Ethics and Technology
Enrique Gonzalez VelascoProfessor, Mathematical SciencesHistory of mathematics
Christopher Lister, Ph.D.Professor, Co-Director, Physics, Radiation Laboratory 
Carol Myers, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesDevelopmental Biology, Genetics, Biology Education
Supriya Chakrabarti, Ph.D.Professor, Physics and Applied PhysicsSpace experiments, Hyperspectral imaging from UV to near IR, Lidar.
Jessica Garb, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Biological ScienceMolecular Evolution & Systematic Biology
Georges G. Grinstein, Ph.D.Professor, C.S., IVPR, Biomolecular & Medical InformaticsData & information visualization, data analysis, computer-human interaction, sonification, cognition, design & bioinformatics
John LahoudLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Juliette Rooney-Varga, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Director, Biological Sciences, Climate Change Initiative, Center for Complex Environmental SystemsClimate Change and Sustainability, Microbial Ecology, Biogeochemistry
Guy DeMartinis, D.EngSenior Radar Engineer, Adjunct Faculty, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory, Physics & Applied Physics 
Hwai-Chen Guo, Ph.D.Professor, Biological SciencesStructural Biology; Macromolecular Crystallography; Enzymology; Immune Responses, Rare Disease
Olga Lepsky, Ph.D.Lecturer, Computer ScienceComputer Science Education, Algorithms, CAD, Computer Vision, Numerical Methods for PDE.
Richard W. Stimets, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsSolid state physics, astronomy, image processing
William BannisterProfessor Emeritus, Chemistry 
Charles Ormsby, Ph.D.Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Thomas Goyette, Ph.D.Laser Systems Manager, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory 
Kenneth Marx, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Visualization & Perception ResearchBiochemistry, Physical Biochemistry, Data Mining, & Cheminformatics
Rudolf Faust, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellencePolymer Chemistry
Viktor A. Podolskiy, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physics 
Peter Gaines, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program Molecular and Developmental Biology
Anna N. Yaroslavsky, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physics 
Leslie Farris, Ph.D.Lecturer, Chemistry, Climate Change InitiativeChemistry
Daniel Sandman, Ph.D.Professor, Associate Director, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceOrganic & materials chemistry; synthesis & physico-chemical study of organic & polymeric conjugated materials; solid state polymerization
Cindy Chen, Ph.D.Associate Professor  , Computer Science, IVPR, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical EngineeringDatabase Systems and XML
Melisenda Jean McDonald, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, Biocheminformatics, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceBiochemistry
Paul Song, Ph.D.Professor, Director, Physics, Center for Atmospheric Research Geophysics, Space Physics, Space Plasma Physics
Shelley L. Rasmussen, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences, Center for Wind EnergyExperimental design, statistical modeling, data analysis, mathematics of weaving

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