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

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

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