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

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

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