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

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

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