College of Natural Sciences Experts


Eric V Anslyn

Eric V Anslyn

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
anslyn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0068

Expertise: Developing chemical sensors for real-world applications such as detecting counterfeit wine, spirits and olive oil

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Chandrajit L Bajaj

Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
bajaj@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8870, +1 512 471 5133

Expertise: Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Geometric Modeling, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Data Analysis & Visualization. In one project, he's developing chemical imaging techniques that could enable earlier cancer detection by identifying the chemical make-up of individual cells in a biopsy. In another, he models the 3D structures of HIV and other viruses to search for drugs that might be a good fit.

Brett J Baker

Brett J Baker

Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
brett_baker@utexas.edu

Expertise: He uses DNA sequencing technologies and computational analyses to discover marine microbes that can't be cultured in the lab and reconstruct their evolutionary histories. Keywords: metagenomics, transciptomics, proteomics, marine microbial communities.

Jay L Banner

Jay L Banner

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
banner@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5016, +1 512 471 6854

Expertise: Isotopic methods, groundwater, oceans, ancient oceans, climate change, aquifers, caves, environmental science, geochemistry, paleoclimatology

Allen J Bard

Allen J Bard

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
ajbard@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3761

Expertise: Using electrochemistry to elucidate the behavior and properties of novel organic and inorganic species; interaction of light and electrochemical systems; utilization of light in photoelectrochemical cells with semiconductor electrodes or particles for the generation of electricity and chemicals.

George F Benedict

George F Benedict

Senior Research Scientist, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences
fritz@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3448, +1 512 471 1459

Expertise: Astrometry; space astronomy; Hubble Space Telescope; the search for and study of extrasolar planets and low-mass companions of stars; extraterrestrial life; star formation in external galaxies

Aprile D Benner

Aprile D Benner

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
abenner@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1964

Expertise: Human development; adolescence and young childhood; social, emotional, and cognitive growth and maturation of young people

Molly S Bray

Molly S Bray

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
mbray@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3958

Expertise: Child and Adolescent Health, Epigenetics, Health & Medicine, Nutritional Sciences

Jennifer S Brodbelt

Jennifer S Brodbelt

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0028, +1 512 471 0041

Expertise: development and application of mass spectrometry for identifying biomarkers related to cancer, heart disease, metabolic disorders and more

James J Bull

James J Bull

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
bull@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8266, +1 512 471 5661
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: evolutionary genetics, the evolution of engineered genomes and the evolution of drug resistance in microbes

Edward J Buskey

Edward J Buskey

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
ed.buskey@utexas.edu
+1 361 749 3102, +1 361 749 3104

Expertise: Biological oceanography; marine ecology; marine plankton; harmful algal blooms (red tides brown tides); behavior and sensory perception of marine organisms; bioluminescence

David  Cannatella

David Cannatella

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
catfish@utexas.edu
+1 512 453 1620

Expertise: My team and I investigate the evolution of amphibians. Some areas of interest are the higher-level phylogeny of amphibians, biodiversity of Neotropical frogs, signal evolution in frog mating calls, behavioral ecology of poison frogs, and relationship of bioinformatics and systematics. I am also the Associate Director for Biodiversity Collections in the Department of Integrative Biology.

Caitlin M Casey

Caitlin M Casey

Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
cmcasey@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3405

Expertise: galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy clusters, starbursting galaxies, extragalactic

James R Chelikowsky

James R Chelikowsky

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jrc@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9083

Expertise: Quantum models for functionalized nanostructures; simulations of liquids and crystal growth; simulated images from probe microscopies; defects in oxides; materials informatics; high performance algorithms for the electronic structure problem.

Anita L Cochran

Anita L Cochran

Assistant Director for Research Support, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences
anita@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1471

Expertise: Astronomy, our solar system (particularly comets, asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects); origins of planetary systems; optical spectroscopy; McDonald Observatory

William D Cochran

William D Cochran

Research Professor, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences
wdc@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6474

Expertise: Planetary Systems, Atmospheres & Life, Extrasolar Planetary Systems, Kepler Team

Laura L Colgin

Laura L Colgin

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
colgin@mail.clm.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6361, +1 512 232 6564

Expertise: behavior, cell biology, learning and memory, synaptic biology and small circuits, integrative neuroscience

Molly E Cummings

Molly E Cummings

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
mcummings@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6243, +1 512 471 5163

Expertise: sensory ecology, genomic response, evolution, biodiversity, organismal biology, behavior

Bryan W Davies

Bryan W Davies

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences, , College of Natural Sciences
bwdavies@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5535

Expertise: infectious diseases, microbial behavior, peptides, antibodies

Jaimie N Davis

Jaimie N Davis

Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
jaimie.davis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0971

Expertise: child and adolescent health, nutritional sciences, obesity, behaviour

Alex  De Lozanne

Alex De Lozanne

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
delozanne@physics.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6108, +1 512 471 5544

Expertise: Superconductivity; nanostructures; scanning probe microscopy

Leszek F Demkowicz

Leszek F Demkowicz

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
leszek@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4199

Expertise: Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics; hp-Adaptive Finite and Boundary Element Methods; Applied Functional Analysis

Jaquelin P Dudley

Jaquelin P Dudley

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
jdudley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8415

Expertise: Animal viruses; retroviruses; breast cancer; oncogenes; transcription regulation; retroviral vectors; leukemia; communication

Robert A Dull

Robert A Dull

Research Affiliate - Sr Research Fellow, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
robdull@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 585 1584

Expertise: Paleoecology; environmental impacts of land use change; climate change; deforestation; fire history; natural hazards; geoarchaeology; Central America; the Holocene Epoch; the Anthropocene Epoch; global warming

Kenneth H Dunton

Kenneth H Dunton

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
ken.dunton@utexas.edu
+1 361 749 6744, +1 361 749 6728

Expertise: climate change, global warming, food webs, marine ecology, ecosystem dynamics

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
eaton@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959

Expertise: Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas; conservation, energy, pollution, water & wastewater

Victor L Eijkhout

Victor L Eijkhout

Research Scientist, Texas Advanced Computing Center
eijkhout@tacc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5809

Expertise: Numerical Linear Algebra; Parallel processing; Performance optimization; Machine learning; Component software

Andrew  Ellington

Andrew Ellington

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
ellingtonlab@gmail.com
+1 512 232 3424, +1 512 471 6445

Expertise: Directed evolution; ribozymes; biotechnology; chemical and biological warfare detection

Andrew J Esbaugh

Andrew J Esbaugh

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
a.esbaugh@austin.utexas.edu
+1 361 749 6835

Expertise: Effects of climate change, toxins and ocean acidification on fish; fish physiology; environmental physiology; respiratory gas exchange; acid-base and osmoregulatory balance; the evolution of physiological systems; aquatic toxicology;

Caroline E Farrior

Caroline E Farrior

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
cfarrior@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6922, +1 512 232 6933

Expertise: plant communities, hydraulic strategy, carbon allocation in forests, sequential resource limitation

Karen L Fingerman

Karen L Fingerman

Professor, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
kfingerman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0618

Expertise: adolescene and young adulthood, adult development, aging, diversity and culture, interpersonal relationships, parenting and caregiving

Steven L Finkelstein

Steven L Finkelstein

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
stevenf@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1483

Expertise: genome maintenance, surface chemistry, nanoengineering, microfluidics, and molecular biology

Norma L Fowler

Norma L Fowler

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
nfowler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1295, +1 512 471 4546

Expertise: My students and I are currently pursuing a variety of questions in several areas of plant population biology and plant ecology. These areas include (1) the dynamics and regulation of plant populations; (2) competitive and facilitative interactions between plants and their consequences for community structure and for species distributions across their landscape; (3) the effects of herbivory and of fire on plant population dynamics, plant-plant interactions, community structure, and landscape-scale distributions. We address these topics using a variety of plant species (grasses, forbs, woody plants) and communities, including central Texas savannas and woodlands. Field, greenhouse, and garden experiments, descriptive field studies, and theoretical models are among the techniques we have used. A number of our current projects have conservation applications, including the preservation of an endangered annual forb and the management of woodland preserves. Please see our research webpages for more information.

Jeanne H Freeland-Graves

Jeanne H Freeland-Graves

Bess Heflin Centennial Professor in Nutritional Sciences - NTR Study Abroad Dir., Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
jfg@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0657, +1 512 471 0974

Expertise: Nutrition; obesity; minerals; food; manganese

Lee A Fuiman

Lee A Fuiman

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
lee.fuiman@mail.utexas.edu
361-749-6775

Expertise: Fish biology; sensory ecology; developmental ecology; behavioral ecology of aquatic organisms.

Karl  Gebhardt

Karl Gebhardt

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
gebhardt@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 590 5206

Expertise: Astronomy, black holes, globular clusters, elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, dark energy, HETDEX, Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment

Kenneth W Gentle

Kenneth W Gentle

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
k.gentle@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7581

Expertise: Plasma physics; fusion energy; environment & earth science.

George  Georgiou

George Georgiou

Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 9, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
gg@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6975

Expertise: Engineering and preclinical/clinical development of human enzyme therapeutics for cancer treatment. Development of methods for the molecular-level understanding of antibody responses to immune challenge. Analysis of the antibody repertoire elicited by viral infection (e.g. HIV-1) and vaccination to aid the development of more efficient vaccines. Engineering of antibody therapeutics displaying enhanced ability to recruit cytotoxic leukocytes and blood proteins (complement) for the effective clearance of pathogens.

Elizabeth T Gershoff

Elizabeth T Gershoff

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4800

Expertise: Child and youth development; adolescence; parenting; parental discipline; violence; early childhood education

Lawrence E Gilbert

Lawrence E Gilbert

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
lgilbert@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4705, +1 512 471 2825

Expertise: Community ecology; wing pattern genetics; biological diversity; imported fire ants/phorid fly interactions; butterfly/plant interactions

F  Gonzalez-Lima

F Gonzalez-Lima

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
gonzalezlima@utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8497
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, physiological psychology, psychobiology, learning and memory, brain energy modulation, and neural mechanisms of behavior, transcranial laser stimulation of human cognitive and emotional functions

Vernita  Gordon

Vernita Gordon

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
gordon@chaos.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5187

Expertise: Experimental biological physics; multicellular systems; the role of physics and spacial structure in developmental and evolutionary systems.

Robin  Gutell

Robin Gutell

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
rgutell@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4814

Expertise: Computational Biology, Comparative Analysis of RNA, RNA Structure, Predicting RNA Structure

R A Harris

R A Harris

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
harris@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2514, +1 512 232 2520

Expertise: Alcoholism and addiction; neurobiology; behavioral genetics

Richard D Hazeltine

Richard D Hazeltine

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
rdh@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1152, +1 512 471 4307

Expertise: Theoretical plasma physics; fusion; transport theory.

Dean  Hendrickson

Dean Hendrickson

Curator, Ichthyology, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
deanhend@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9774

Expertise: Hendrickson focuses on the ecology and evolutionary history of fishes, primarily in the arid southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Graeme A Henkelman

Graeme A Henkelman

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
henkelman@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4179

Expertise: Energy conversion and storage; fuel cells; chemical reactions at surfaces; novel catalysts; battery materials.

David M Hillis

David M Hillis

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
dhillis@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5792, +1 512 471 5661

Expertise: Molecular evolution; vertebrates; systematics; evolution of viruses; endangered species; amphibians; reptiles; fishes; mammals; birds; molecular biology; DNA; genetics

Simon M Humphrey

Simon M Humphrey

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
smh@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0312

Expertise: Catalysis; materials science; nanoscience and nanotechnology; polymer chemistry; surface chemistry.

Brent L Iverson

Brent L Iverson

Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
iversonb@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7000

Expertise: Biotechnology; bioorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; molecular biology; drug and diagnostic development

Bob  Jansen

Bob Jansen

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
jansen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8827

Expertise: Molecular systematics and evolution; evolution and systematics of the asteraceae; chloroplast DNA evolution; origin and evolution of oceanic island floras; role of hybridization on the extinction of rare species

Shalene  Jha

Shalene Jha

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
sjha@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Jha studies the interactions between pollinators (predominantly bees), plants and the landscape. Her work offers insights into supporting declining populations of native pollinators.

Shardha  Jogee

Shardha Jogee

Department Chair, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
sj@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1395

Expertise: Astronomy, galaxy evolution, Hubble Space Telescope, galaxy surveys (GEMS, GOODS, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, STAGES), ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array)

Daniel  Johnston

Daniel Johnston

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
djohnston@mail.clm.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6564

Expertise: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, attention on neurons and synapses from the limbic system, properties and mechanisms of long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD), synaptic substrates for aspects of memory.

Thomas E Juenger

Thomas E Juenger

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
tjuenger@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5751

Expertise: Phenotypic evolution, physiological genomics and evolution in C3 (Brachypodium) and C4 (Panicum) grasses.

Timothy H Keitt

Timothy H Keitt

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
tkeitt@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5004

Expertise: Keitt is an expert on the ecological impacts of a proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Su Yeong  Kim

Su Yeong Kim

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
projectfamily@gmail.com
+1 512 471 5524, +1 512 475 6014

Expertise: Development of children of immigrants in the United States, with a focus on children of Chinese and Mexican origin; parenting; parent-child relationships

John  Kormendy

John Kormendy

Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
kormendy@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3492

Expertise: Astronomy, black holes, elliptical galaxies, galactic bulges, dark matter, Andromeda Galaxy

Travis J Laduc

Travis J Laduc

Curator, Herpetology, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
travieso@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6339

Expertise: Reptiles and amphibians, biodiversity, evolution, ecology

Keji  Lai

Keji Lai

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
kejilai@physics.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9128

Expertise: Energy-harvesting materials; experimental condensed matter physics; nanoscale electromagnetic imaging; complex oxides; nano-materials; transport in low-dimensional systems.

David A Laude

David A Laude

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
dalaude@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4231, +1 512 471 4363

Expertise: As the graduation champion for The University of Texas at Austin, Laude is an expert on using data, academic support and incentives to help ensure that students succeed as undergraduates and graduate on time.

John E Luecke

John E Luecke

Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
luecke@math.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4176

Expertise: topology; knot theory

Allan H Macdonald

Allan H Macdonald

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
macd@physics.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9113, +1 512 232 7960

Expertise: Graphene; spintronics; cold metal atoms; quantum hall systems; nanoparticles.

Arumugam  Manthiram

Arumugam Manthiram

Professor and Joe C. Walter, Jr. Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
manth@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1791, +1 512 471 7394

Expertise: Clean energy materials; Electrochemical energy conversion and storage; Lithium ion batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and solar cells; Nanomaterials

Edward M Marcotte

Edward M Marcotte

Professor, Molecular Biosciences, , College of Natural Sciences
marcotte@icmb.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5435, +1 512 232 3919

Expertise: biochemistry, cancer, computational biology, drug discovery, systems and synthetic biology

Michael P Marder

Michael P Marder

Director, Academic Program, UTeach-Natural Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
marder@chaos.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3612

Expertise: Fracture; deformation of materials; computational materials science; condensed matter physics; nonlinear dynamics; teacher preparation; discovery learning; Uteach.

Mikhail V Matz

Mikhail V Matz

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
matz@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6731

Expertise: climate change, ecology, epigenetics, evolution

Richard A Matzner

Richard A Matzner

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
matzner2@physics.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5062

Expertise: Cosmology; general relativity; computational astrophysics; satellite dynamics; large-scale computation

Michael  Mauk

Michael Mauk

Department Chair, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
mauk@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3978

Expertise: Mechanisms of learning and plasticity, Information processing in the cerebellum, Computer simulation of cerebellum

James W McClelland

James W McClelland

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
jimm@utexas.edu
+1 361 749 6756

Expertise: Climate change; global warming; ocean chemistry; Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans; ecosystem dynamics.

Lauren A Meyers

Lauren A Meyers

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
laurenmeyers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4950

Expertise: infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics, flu, Ebola, Zika, malaria

Jennifer  Moon

Jennifer Moon

Associate Professor of Instruction, Biology Instructional Office, College of Natural Sciences
jen.moon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4011

Expertise: Mechanics and design of materials, processing, structures and systems; Polymer composites and nanocomposites; Nano- and bio-mechanics: modeling, experimental characterization; Electronics packaging and interconnects; Biophysics, nano- and microscale biomimetic materials and processes;

Nancy A Moran

Nancy A Moran

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
nancy.moran@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5701

Expertise: insect and bacterial genomics and evolution, symbiosis, microbiology, molecular biology, biodiversity

Charles B Mullins

Charles B Mullins

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
mullins@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5817

Expertise: Materials chemistry for energy studies regarding solar photoelectrocatalysis; catalysis of nano-structured surfaces; materials for lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Lisa A Neff

Lisa A Neff

Associate Professor, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
lneff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6886

Expertise: family, close relationships, marriage, adult behaviour, human development

J T Oden

J T Oden

Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 2, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
oden@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3312

Expertise: Finite element and computational methods and computational methods that can be applied to multiple physical phenomena and applications including energy, via subsurface fluid flow of oil, gas, and CO2 storage.

Raymond L Orbach

Raymond L Orbach

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
orbach@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0204

Expertise: Complex systems/non-linear dynamics; Transport in random media;

Karen L Ostlund

Karen L Ostlund

Assistant Professor of Instruction, UTeach-Natural Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
ostlund@uteach.utexas.edu

Expertise: Science education; teacher training; apprentice teaching

Camille  Parmesan

Camille Parmesan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
parmesan@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Global warming, climate change, insect ecology, butterfly biology

Yale N Patt

Yale N Patt

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
patt@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4085

Expertise: Microprocessor architecture in the many core era; Parallelism and superscalar processor design; Seriously heterogeneous chip multiprocessors; How to help students learn

Shelley M Payne

Shelley M Payne

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
payne@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9258, +1 512 232 1070

Expertise: Infectious diseases; bacterial pathogens; emerging infections; iron metabolism; cholera and E. coli diseases

Steven M Phelps

Steven M Phelps

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
sphelps@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 6304

Expertise: gene regulaton, social cognition, epigenetics and transcription, population genetics, neural network models

Suzanne A Pierce

Suzanne A Pierce

Assistant Professor of Research, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
spierce@tacc.utexas.edu
+1 512 954 1810

Expertise: Integrated Water Resources Management Decision Support Systems Sustainability Science Energy-Water Groundwater Management Participatory Modeling

Jonathan T Pierce

Jonathan T Pierce

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
jonps@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4137, +1 512 529 9331

Expertise: cell biology, neurogenetics, molecular biology, ion channels, neurotransmitter receptors and molecular signaling

George D Pollak

George D Pollak

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
gpollak@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4352, +1 512 471 4849

Expertise: Neurophysiology and how brain controls behavior

Mark G Raizen

Mark G Raizen

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
raizen@physics.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4753, +1 512 471 0883

Expertise: Atomic physics; laser cooling of atoms; trapping atoms; methods for enriching stable isotopes; desalination of water; energy efficient lighting; molecular motion; materials science; quantum optics; laser optics.

Timothy E Riedel

Timothy E Riedel

Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Natural Sciences
triedel@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8346

Expertise: I am the faculty in charge of a course-based research experience for undergraduates devoted to developing at-home or DIY Diagnostics.

Michael  Rose

Michael Rose

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
mrose@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4456

Expertise: Creating hydrogen fuel from water and light; Synthetic inorganic chemistry; solar fuels; catalysis.

Stephen T Russell

Stephen T Russell

Department Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
stephen.russell@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0753, +1 512 471 8391

Expertise: Adolescent sexuality; LGBT youth; parent-adolescent relationships; childhood development

Michael J Ryan

Michael J Ryan

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
mryan@utexas.edu
+1 512 554 2433

Expertise: behaviour, evoluton, organismal biology, phylogenetic reconstruction and comparisons

Sahotra  Sarkar

Sahotra Sarkar

Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
sarkar@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3800, +1 512 232 7122

Expertise: Philosopy of science; history of science; mathematical genetics; conservation biology; environmental ethics; Zika; conservation planning; vector-borne illnesses

Livia  Schiavinato Eberlin

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
liviase@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3680

Expertise: spectroscopy, chemical biology, cancer, bioanalytical chemistry

James G Scott

James G Scott

Associate Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, , Red McCombs School of Business
james.scott@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5905

Expertise: statistical computation, Bayesian interference, machine learning, hierarchical models

Jonathan L Sessler

Jonathan L Sessler

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
sessler@cm.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5009, +1 512 471 6674

Expertise: Organic chemistry; texaphyrins; expanded porphyrins; anion recognition; drug development; anti cancer agents; technical analyses of patents

Christopher A Sneden

Christopher A Sneden

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
chris@verdi.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1349, +1 512 471 3000

Expertise: Astronomy, spectroscopy of stars; chemical compositions of stars; evolution of the Milky Way galaxy; the life cycles of stars

Peter H Stone

Peter H Stone

Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
pstone@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9796

Expertise: Artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, machine learning, multi-agent learning, robotics, e-commerce, trading agents, autonomic computing

David W Taylor

David W Taylor

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences, , College of Natural Sciences
dtaylor@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9156

Expertise: CRISPR, cryo-electron microscopy, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology

Edward C Theriot

Edward C Theriot

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
etheriot@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2379, +1 512 471 4997

Expertise: Algae; aquatic biology; paleontology; freshwater ecology; evolution; diatoms; Texas Natural Science Center

Peter  Thomas

Peter Thomas

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
peter.thomas@utexas.edu
+1 361 749 6768, +1 361 749 6711

Expertise: Reproductive endocrinology; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; environmental toxicology; steroid hormone action; reproduction/population risks

Philip U Treisman

Philip U Treisman

Professor of Mathematics, Charles A Dana Center for Science and Mathematics Education, College of Natural Sciences
uri@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2271, +1 512 471 6190

Expertise: Education Policy; mathematics education; economics of education; educational equity; education program design and evaluation volunteerism

Fatima A Varner

Fatima A Varner

Assistant Professor, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
fvarner@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8580

Expertise: adolescene and young adulthood, human development, diversity and culture, parenting and caregiving

Etienne E Vouga

Etienne E Vouga

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
evouga@gmail.com
+1 512 232 7482

Expertise: computer graphics, applied mathematics, scientifiic computing, visualizing, geometry processing and design

James R Walker

James R Walker

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
jrw@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1692, +1 512 471 0931

Expertise: Molecular genetics; DNA & chromosome replication; biotechnology; prokaryotic gene expression; rare tRNAs; bacteriology

John C Wheeler

John C Wheeler

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
wheel@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6407

Expertise: Astronomy; Stars and stellar evolution; supernovae; compact stars, neutron stars and black holes; accretion disks; nucleosynthesis; gamma-ray bursts, astrobiology

Mary F Wheeler

Mary F Wheeler

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
mfw@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8625

Expertise: Numerical solution of partial differential systems with applications to the modeling of subsurface and surface flows and parallel computation.

Andrew B Whinston

Andrew B Whinston

Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
abw@uts.cc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8879, +1 512 471 7962

Expertise: Resource allocation issues; bundle markets in electronic commerce; digital economy; electronic commerce; electronic financial markets; network management, business.

Alexander L Wild

Alexander L Wild

Curator of Entomology, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
alex.wild@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1896

Claus O Wilke

Claus O Wilke

Department Chair, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
wilke@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2459

Expertise: computational evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, population genetics, statistics

Carlton G Willson

Carlton G Willson

Professor and Rashid Engineering Regents Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
willson@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4342

Expertise: Polymers, materials, and processes for microelectronics; Photoresists; Liquid crystals; Computer simulation; Mass transport studies; Kinetics; Graft polymerization; Biosensor arrays; Novel processes for producing nanometer scale structures

Harold H Zakon

Harold H Zakon

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
h.zakon@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0194, +1 512 471 3440

Expertise: Neurobiology; neuroendocrinology; electric fish; ion channels; hormones and the brain

Jianshi  Zhou

Jianshi Zhou

Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jszhou@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4773, +1 512 471 3588

Expertise: Design and synthesis of new electronic materials including superconductors, spintronic/orbitronic materials, thermoelectric materials, multiferroic materials and magnetoresistive materials; crystal growth, high-pressure synthesis, and physical properties under high pressure