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

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

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