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

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

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