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Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 475 8526
Expertise: Labor demand, time use, social insurance programs (particularly unemployment insurance) and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty)Labor markets; unemployment; wages inequality; Social Security; demographic issues, business.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3055
Expertise: Nonlinear propagation of ultrasound in tissue; Biophysical responses to underwater sound; Acoustic cavitation in shock wave lithotripsy; Micro-electro-mechanical systems-based parametric acoustic arrays
Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0300, +1 512 471 1534
Expertise: Seismic stratigraphy interpretation; reservoir characterization; acquiring, processing, and interpreting downhole and surface seismic data; multicomponent seismic technology
Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 9201
Expertise: Anthropology of science (comparative study of genomics research in the United States and Mexico); ethnography of race (theories, methods, and practice, with an attention to cultural articulations of whiteness); American culture (class and racial discourses, along with questions of cultural form in the U.S. public sphere).
Program Director, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business
+1 512 232 8192, +1 512 587 1422
Expertise: Supply chain management, procurement, total cost of ownership, global trade, supplier management, operations management, manufacturing management, business analytics, big data, organizational change, leadership development
Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 7721
Expertise: Currently active projects include studies of ocean-crustal faulting, the dynamics of continental rifting, evolution of forearc basins and accretionary prisms, and mudrock microstructure. Also many projects involve sailing on research vessels to study active spreading centers in various corners of the globe.
Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8382
Expertise: Life course origins of health disparities, morbidity and mortality, biodemography; Aging; Life Expectancy; Health; Marriage; Divorce; Widowhood; Socioeconomic, Racial and Ethnic disparities in health
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 686 8225
Expertise: Wireless communication; Signal processing; Information theory; Multiple input multiple output communication; 60GHz systems; Multimedia communication; Commercial cellular systems
Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1628
Expertise: Microgrid performance; electrical process in algal biofuels production; electrical insulation; Electricity generation and storage; space power; electric energy; standards; technology policy; university-industry-government collaboration in technology; technology and economic development; electric guns; hybrid electric vehicles; electric locomotives; flywheel batteries; electric generators and motors; high voltage; environment & earth science.
Research Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 8874, +1 512 471 8795
Expertise: Dr. Heller's study of the physical chemistry of inorganic oxyhalide solutions resulted in the first neodymium liquid lasers (1964-1967) and in the lithium thionyl chloride battery (1973), one of the earliest lithium batteries, remaining in use in medical and defense systems where 20 year shelf life, high energy density and a broad operating temperature range are required. His studies of photoelectrochemical solar cells resulted in 11.5 percent efficient solar cells (1980) and in 11 percent efficient hydrogen evolving photoelectrodes. His related studies of photoelectrocatalysis established that the rate of photo-assisted oxidation of organic matter on photocatalytic titanium dioxide particles was controlled by the rate of reduction of adsorbed oxygen by trapped electrons. He established the field the electrical wiring of enzymes (1988-2005), the electrical connection of their catalytic redox centers to electrodes, and built with wired enzymes the subcutaneously implanted miniature glucose sensors. His wired enzymes became the core technology of the FreeStyle NavigatorTM system of Abbott Diabetes Care; it continuously and accurately monitors subcutaneous glucose levels in diabetic people.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
+1 713 819 1322
Expertise: Crisis management; public, employee, community, government and investor relations; advertising; marketing; consumer segmentation; human resources; communicating corporate layoffs, and corporate security.
Professor, Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts
+1 512 232 2474
Expertise: 20th-century European and American art to 1950; the relation of art to science and technology (particularly in the first half of the 20th century); modernism in its cultural context, including science and occultism; Marcel Duchamp; the "fourth dimension" in 20th-century culture
Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7210
Expertise: Political economy; comparative politics; Middle East and North Africa - esp. Algeria Egypt Morocco Tunisia; politics of international oil; Islamic financial systems; commercial banking systems in the MENA; business, economics & labor.
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+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
Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 5, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 8961
Expertise: Thin films and interfaces in microelectronics materials; Reliability of interconnect and packaging structures; Polymer films and metal-polymer interfaces
Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 6368
Expertise: European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race; Scandanavian studies; Norwegian language instruction; history of Jewish racial folklore; Olympics; Sports doping
Professor, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2567, +1 512 471 7277
Expertise: Photography; Cultural and Historical Geography; Urban Studies; Memory; Ethnicity and Race; North American and European urbanism; social constructions of space and place, landscape and region; cultural memory; and the geography of tourism.
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 471 4041
Expertise: My interests focus on three areas: (1) Teacher preparation, (2) The classroom literacy environment, and (3) Promoting literacy achievement in developing countries. Methods: Descriptive, correlational, experimental, content analysis, program evaluation.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
+1 512 471 2428
Expertise: Psychosocial adjustment to cardiovascular illness; relationship between depression and physical illness; social resources and coping with aging; promotion of self-care behavior in older adults; depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education
Expertise: Implementation of school accountability policies, including test-driven accountability measures (exit exams and NCLB) as well as market-driven accountability reforms (charter schools and school choice); the implementation of policies designed to foster greater equity and diversity in schools, particularly school desegregation policy
Research Associate Professor, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0487
Expertise: Mars ice and paleoclimate, Alaskan glaciers, airborne and orbital geophysics, hydrogeophysics, paleomagnetism. See Jack's UTIG webpage: http://www.ig.utexas.edu/people/staff/jack/
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 8313
Expertise: Reproductive health issues in Latin America, the US-Mexico border, and Texas; impact of contraceptive availability among Mexican origin women on the US-Mexico border; teen pregnancy in Texas; overuse of cesarean section in Brazil and Mexico
Professor, School of Law
+1 512 232 1373
Expertise: Law and economics of corporate and international finance; swaps; derivatives; securities; banking; corporate governance; hedge funds; mutual funds; new financial products and financial innovation; corporate hedging investment and risk management; business, economics & labor.
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 7558
Expertise: Mechanics of integrated materials and structures at micro and nano scales; Reliability of advanced interconnects and packaging for microelectronics; Mechanical instability of thin films and nanostructures; Multiscale modeling and simulations.
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
+1 512 232 7518
Expertise: Jessica’ overarching research goal is to redirect and re-conceptualize research and instructional practice in mathematics such that students with LD can grow their conceptual knowledge. Two primary focal areas within this goal are a) documenting initial or informal conceptual understandings of children labeled as LD within a targeted mathematical area (i.e., rational numbers) and b) understanding how growth of conceptual knowledge occurs in the targeted area and can be nurtured through the learning process. A natural and essential extension of this work includes a secondary focal area concerning c) instructional practices special educators use to facilitate children’s learning of mathematics and, more holistically, how educators can be supported to improve their teaching.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4847
Expertise: Dr. Hwang's research has a well-balanced emphasis on fundamentals and applications. Using first principles-based tomistic modeling my research group focuses on developing a better understanding of (1) surface chemical reactions and dynamics, (2) solid-solid and solid-fluid interfacial interactions, and (3) defect nature and formation as well as their role in controlled chemical doping. By incorporating the fundamental knowledge and understanding into larger scale simulations, my research group also attempts to solve engineering problems encountered in the fabrication of nanoscale electronic, chemical and biological devices.