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

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

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