Kennedy College of Sciences

The UMass Lowell Kennedy 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

Guanling Chen, Ph.D.Associate Professor   , Computer ScienceMobile computing, cloud computing, wireless networks, experimental systems research
Byung Guk Kim, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceNetwork Performance, High-speed Networks, Multimedia Communications
Partha Chowdhury, Ph.D.Professor, Graduate Coordinator, Physics & Applied Physics, Radiation Laboratory 
Jian-Hua Qian, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric SciencesWeather & Climate, Non-hydrostatic Atmospheric Dynamics, Climate Dynamics, Regional Climate Modeling, Downscaling & Prediction
Melisenda Jean McDonald, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, Chemistry, Biocheminformatics, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceBiochemistry
Ekaterina Zagriadskaia, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
Haim Levkowitz, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceVisualization, Graphics, Vision, Imaging, User Interfaces, Sound
Lee K. JonesProfessor, Mathematical SciencesProbability, mathematical statistics, neural networks & pattern recognition
Naomi Wernick, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesMolecular Biology, Cellular Biology & Biology Education
Kate Saenko, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceComputer Vision and Machine Learning
Alexander OlsenProfessorStatistics
Wesley SavageLecturer, Biological Sciences, Climate Change Initiative 
Christopher Lister, Ph.D.Professor, Physics, Radiation Laboratory 
Rick Hochberg, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Biological SciencesInvertebrate Zoology
Peter Gaines, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program Molecular and Developmental Biology
Ashot A ShahinianAssociate Professor 
John McCarthyAssociate Professor, Computer Science 
Rudolf Faust, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellencePolymer Chemistry
Garth Hall, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering 
James E. Whitten, Ph.D.Chairman, Professor, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, HEROESPhysical & materials chemistry at surfaces & interfaces
Tingjian Ge, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceData Management Systems 
Ravi Montenegro, Ph.D.Associate Professor , Mathematical SciencesConvergence rate of markov chains, combinatorics, isoperimetric inequalities
Victor ShubovProfessorPartial differential equations, control of distributed parameter systems, hydrodynamics
Anna Rumshisky, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceNatural Language Processing
Carol Myers, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesDevelopmental Biology, Genetics, Biology Education
Edwin Jahngen, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry 
James Propp , Ph.D.Professor , Mathematical SciencesCombinatorics, probability and dynamical systems
Erno Sajo, Ph.D.Professor, Director - Medical Physics, Physics, Medical Physics Medical Physics & Radiological Science; External Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Wei GuoAssistant Professor, PhysicsNanomaterial growth and optoelectronic device applications
Jin Xu, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Chemistry 
Nikolay Lepeshkin, Ph.D.Lecturer, Undergraduate Coordinator, Physics and Applied PhysicsPhotonics, Physics Education
Andrew Gatesman, Ph.D.Assistant Director, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory 
Wilfred NgwaAssistant Professor, Physics & Applied Physics 
Thao TranLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Michael Graves, Ph.D.Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Biology Molecular Biology and Virology
Kunnat Sebastian, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsParticle physics theory, theoretical atomic physics
Stephen A. Pennell, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical Sciences, Center for Wind EnergyMathematical modeling, fluid mechanics
Jesse M. Heines, Ed.D.Professor, Computer ScienceGraphical User Interfaces, Web Technologies, Music+Computing, & Interdisciplinary Computer Science Education
Marvin E. StickProfessorMathematics education, integration of technology for teachers and students
Yongwoo Lee, Ph.D.Research Professor, ChemistryOrganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Decontamination Chemistry, Reactive Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF), and Protective fabrics
Jeffrey R. Moore, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, BMEBTMolecular Motors, Cellular Motility & Muscle Contraction
Mingdi Yan, Ph.D.Professor, ChemistryOrganic / Materials Chemistry
Sirong Lin, Ph.D.Lecturer, Computer ScienceHuman Computer Interaction, User Interaction Design, Computer Science Education
Timothy Cook, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, PhysicsVisible & ultraviolet instrumentation, Sounding rockets, Small satellites, Tomography & other novel data analysis techniques
Christopher Baird, Ph.D.Adjunct Faculty, CEM Codes Manager, Physics & Applied Physics, Submillimeter-Wave Technology LaboratoryElectromagnetic Scattering & Quantum Structures
Sarah McMenamin, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Biological SciencesDevelopmental Biology
Jennifer Fish, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Biological SciencesCraniofacial Development and Evolution
Charles Ormsby, Ph.D.Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
David Adams, Ph.D.Lecturer, Computer ScienceScientific Computing and Computer Science Education
Valeri Barsegov, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Chemistry 
Marina Ruths, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Chemistry, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceSurface & Colloid Chemistry
Frank P. Colby, Jr., Ph.D.Professor, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Center for Wind EnergyWeather modeling, analysis and forecasting, boundary layer meteorology
Kenneth M. LevasseurProfessor, Department Chair, Mathematical SciencesDiscrete mathematics, abstract algebra, computing with Mathematica
Alan DoerrProfessor, Mathematical ScienceDiscrete mathematics
Ann Marie HurleyProfessor, Co-Director, Mathematical Sciences, Center for Irish PartnershipsStatistics, bioinformatics
Ronald Brent, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical SciencesAcoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation in terrestrial environments, numerical solution of PDE's, parabolic approximation methods
James Canning, Ph.D.Dean, Honors College, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Honors College, Computer Science 
Michael Myre, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences 
Karen Daniels, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceApplied Computational Geometry and Visualization
William BannisterProfessor Emeritus, Chemistry 
Fred Martin, Ph.D.Professor, Director of Student Success - College of Sciences, Computer Science, College of Sciences, HEROESMobile Robotics, K-12 Science and Mathematics Learning, Embedded Sensing and Control, Engineering Design
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
Clayton S. French, Jr., Ph.D.Professor, Physics & Applied Physics, Biomedical EngineeringRadiological science & protection
Yuyu SunProfessor, Chemistry, Polymer Science/Biomaterials, HEROESPolymers and Biopolymers in Biomedicine; Antimicrobial and Biofilm-Controlling Systems, Drug Delivery and Biomedical Devices.
Supriya Chakrabarti, Ph.D.Professor, Physics and Applied Physics, HEROESSpace experiments, Hyperspectral imaging from UV to near IR, Lidar.
Georges G. Grinstein, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, C.S., IVPR, Biomolecular & Medical InformaticsData & information visualization, data analysis, computer-human interaction, sonification, cognition, design & bioinformatics
Theresa SchilleLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Nancy DeLuca, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Chemistry 
Daniel Klain, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical SciencesConvex geometry, geometric tomography, integral geometry, combinatorics
Mark Tries, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physics, Security StudiesRadiological sciences and protection
Andrew M. RogersAssistant Professor, Physics 
Kenneth Marx, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Visualization & Perception ResearchBiochemistry, Physical Biochemistry, Data Mining, & Cheminformatics
Indi Sriprisan, Ph.D.Senior Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist Nuclear Engineering Program Chemical Engineering DepartmentRadiation transport methods and shielding analysis, radiation protection and risk analysis, radiation detection measurement
Juliette Rooney-Varga, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Director, Biological Sciences, Climate Change Initiative, Center for Complex Environmental SystemsClimate Change and Sustainability, Microbial Ecology, Biogeochemistry
Cindy Chen, Ph.D.Associate Professor  , Computer Science, IVPR, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical EngineeringDatabase Systems and XML
Long Chiang, Ph.D.Professor, Chemistry, Center for Advanced Materials 
Arthur Mittler, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsExperimental nuclear physics, physics education
Guy DeMartinis, D.EngSenior Engineer, Adjunct Faculty, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory, Physics & Applied PhysicsMillimeter and terahertz wave systems design and applications.
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
Thomas B. Shea, Ph.D.Professor, Director, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Center for Cellular Neurobiology & Neurodegeneration Research, Nanomanufacturing Center of ExcellenceCell Biology
David Eberiel, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, University Pre-Health Professions Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Biological Sciences, Emergency Medical ServicesOver 35 years as an EMT
Mathew Barlow, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Change Initiative, Wind Energy Rsearch GroupClimate variability and change
Janet Schrenk, Ph.D.Lecturer, ChemistryChemistry
Johanna Choo, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesAvian Biology, Fruit Nutrient Chemistry, Plant Ecology
Charles ByrneProfessor, Mathematical Science, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology ProgramAlgorithms for medical imaging
Jennifer Gonzalez-ZugastiLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Alexander Kheifets, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Mathematical SciencesHarmonic & complex analysis, operator theory
Ezequiel Rivera, Ph.D.Professor, Biological SciencesPlant Biology & Cell Biology
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
Jessica Garb, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Biological ScienceMolecular Evolution & Systematic Biology
John LahoudLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Viktor Podolskiy, Ph.D.Professor, Assistant Chair, Physics and Applied PhysicsTheoretical and Computational Photonics of Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals, and Complex Media
Vidhu Prasad, Ph.D.Professor, Mathematical SciencesErgodic theory, dynamical systems, information theory, coding, stochastic processes
Richard W. Stimets, Ph.D.Professor, PhysicsSolid state physics, astronomy, image processing
Hung Phan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Mathematical SciencesOptimization, Mathematical Programming, Variational Analysis
Zahra Fardmanesh-KarimyLecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Khalilah Reddie, Ph.D.Lecturer, ChemistryOrganic Chemistry
Richard KarpelesInstructor, Chemistry 
Mark Hines, Ph.D.Acting Dean of Kennedy College of Sciences, Professor, Biological Sciences Microbial Biogeochemistry
Hwai-Chen Guo, Ph.D.Professor, Biological SciencesStructural Biology; Macromolecular Crystallography; Enzymology; Immune Responses, Rare Disease
Benyuan Liu, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Computer ScienceData and Computer Communication Networks, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Internet Technologies & Applications
Susan J. Braunhut, Ph.D.Professor, Distinguished University Professor, FDC Steering Committee Chair, Biological Sciences, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, Center For Irish PartnershipsRadiation Therapy and Medical Countermeasures for Radiological Terrorism; Development of Novel Cancer Treatments and Biosensors for Toxicity Testing and Cancer Diagnosis
Leslie Farris, Ph.D.Lecturer, Chemistry, Climate Change InitiativeChemistry
Samuel Sawan, Ph.D.Professor, ChemistryPolymer Chemistry
Paul Song, Ph.D.Professor, Physics, Space Science LaboratoryObservation, theoretical modeling, and numerical simulation of the plasma processes in the space weather and solar system.
Dimitris M. Christodoulou, Ph.D.Lecturer, Mathematical SciencesNonlinear Differential Equations, Linear Stability Analysis, Galaxy Dynamics, MHD, Numerical Multidimensional Simulations
Rida M. MirieAssociate ProfessorApplied mathematics, fluids
Lori Weeden, M.S.Lecturer, Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Science education, water & soil chemistry
Tibor Beke, Ph.D.Associate Professor , Mathematical SciencesAlgebraic topology, model theory, image processing
Anna N. Yaroslavsky, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physics 
Mengyan Shen, Ph.D.Associate Professor, PhysicsNanoscience and technology, condensed matters and optics
Matthew J. Gage, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, Chemistry, Gage Protein Research LabProtein Structure/Function Relationships
Thomas Oliveri, M.S.Visiting Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences 
Robert Gamache, Ph.D.Professor, School of Marine Sciences, Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Theoretical molecular spectroscopy with emphasis on the spectral line shape problem
Shaina Roy, Ph.D.Lecturer, Biological SciencesBiochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Holly Yanco, Ph.D.Professor, Distinguished University Professor, Computer Science, Robotics, LoCSSTRobotics, Assistive Technology, Artificial Intelligence
Matthew Nugent, Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences, BMEBTCell Biology & Biochemistry; Extracellular Matrix; Growth Factors; Proteoglycans; Vascular Biology
David Ryan, Ph.D.Professor, ChemistryAnalytical & Environmental Chemistry
Jerry Waldman, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, Science Advisor, Physics, Submillimeter-Wave Technology LaboratoryExperimental laser physics, infrared spectroscopy
Andriy Danylov, Ph.D.Lecturer, Physics 
Xinwen Fu, Ph.D.Co-Director, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Computer Science, Security StudiesNetwork Security and Privacy
Jong Soo Lee, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Mathematical SciencesStatistics, Applications of statistics
Enrique Gonzalez VelascoProfessor, Mathematical SciencesHistory of mathematics
Nelson Eby, Ph.D.Professor & Chair, Environmental Earth & Atmospheric SciencesGeochemical processes, undergraduate and graduate programs
Thomas Goyette, Ph.D.Laser Systems Manager, Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory 
Ayat Hatem, Ph.D.Lecturer, Computer Science 
Jessica GarciaLecturer, Chemistry 
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
Johannes (Jos) Zwanikken, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Physics and Applied PhysicsTheory and computation in Soft Matter, Polymers, Nanomaterials and Bio-inspired applications
Yu Cao, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Computer ScienceBig Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence, Multimedia Computing, and Biomedical Informatics
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
Kwok-Fan Chow, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Chemistry, HEROESAnalytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Nanomaterials
Silas Laycock, Ph.DLecturer, Physics, UMass Lowell Astronomical ObservatoryNeutron stars and black holes in X-ray binaries, pulsars, multi wavelength  astronomy, time domain astrophysics.
Jayant Kumar, Ph.D.Professor, Physics & Applied Physics, Center for Advanced Materials, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, HEROESMaterial Science, Optical & electronic properties of materials, Optical Spectroscopy, Devices
Robert H. Giles, Ph.D.Professor, Chair, Distinguished University Professor, Physics & Applied Physics, Submillimeter Wave Technology LabExperimental laser physics, optics

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