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

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

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