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

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

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