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David G Bogard

David G Bogard

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dbogard@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3128, +1 512 471 5727

Expertise: Physics and control of turbulent fluid flow; Gas turbine engines, turbine cooling; Experimental techniques for thermal-fluid measurements;

Andrew C Butler

Andrew C Butler

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
andrewbutler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0546

Expertise: Imagine the following scenarios: a student who is building an understanding of physics by working practice problems, an educator who is trying to correct student misconceptions about evolution, and a traveler who has recently returned from Paris telling friends about the trip of a lifetime. The common thread connecting these examples is that the memories of the individuals described are changing through their actions. Dr. Butler is interested in the malleability of memory – the cognitive processes and mechanisms that cause memories to change or remain stable over time. More specifically, his research focuses on how the process of retrieving memories affects the content (e.g., events, specific details, narrative structure, etc.) and phenomenological characteristics (e.g., confidence, emotional intensity, vividness, etc.) of those memories. Retrieval is often viewed as a neutral event in which the contents of memory are assessed but left unchanged. However, a large body of research has shown that retrieval actually modifies memory. His program of research addresses both theoretical issues in cognitive psychology and practical applications to education and mental health. The broad aim of this research program is to gain a better understanding of how retrieval affects: memories held by individuals and those shared by groups (i.e. collective memories); memories for simple materials (e.g., word lists, facts, etc.) to more complex memories that are rich in sensory detail, emotion, and self-relevance, among other characteristics; and newly formed, episodic memories in contrast to well-learned semantic memories that have been integrated into the knowledge base.

Charles B Chiu

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
chiu@physics.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1707, +1 512 471 1153

Expertise: Particle theory; laser-plasma physics;physics education, environment & earth science

David  DiCarlo

David DiCarlo

Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dicarlo@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1283

Expertise: Fluid flow; Pore-scale physics; Preferential and compositional displacements; Gas injection processes

Ananth  Dodabalapur

Ananth Dodabalapur

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ananth@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1890

Expertise: Plastic transistor technology; Organic transistors; Sensors; Solar cells; Organic-based laser physics and optics

John G Ekerdt

John G Ekerdt

Professor and Dick Rothwell Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ekerdt@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4689

Expertise: Dr. Ekerdt's research is on the surface, growth and materials chemistry of metal, dielectric, ferroelectric, and polymer thin films. We seek to understand and describe nucleation and growth of films and nanostructures, their structure-property relationships, and site-specific reactions that lead to their formation. The programs are motivated by applications in electronic materials, energy and sensors. The research programs are highly interdisciplinary and involve collaborations with faculty in chemical engineering, physics and electrical engineering, and researchers in industry.

Cliff Frohlich

Cliff Frohlich

Associate Director, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
cliff@ig.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0460, +1 512 471 6156

Expertise: Seismology, deep earthquakes, Texas earthquakes, moonquakes, statistical analysis of earthquake catalogs

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.

Omar  Ghattas

Omar Ghattas

Professor and John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Computational Geosciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
omar@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4304

Expertise: Computational geoscience and engineering, simulation and optimization of complex solid, fluid, and biomechanical systems, inverse problems, optimal design, and optimal control

John A Goff

John A Goff

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
goff@ig.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0476

Expertise: Seafloor morphology and bathymetry, swath sonar mapping, stratigraphy of the shallow seabed, ultra-high resolution seismic reflection (chrip) systems, sedimentary horizons, sea ice draft, crustal heterogeneity, canyon morphology on continental slopes, abyssal hills

David B Goldstein

David B Goldstein

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
david@cfdlab.ae.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4187

Expertise: Development of Numerical Methods; Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics; Detailed Flow Physics

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.

Jack Holt

Jack Holt

Research Associate Professor, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
holt@utexas.edu
+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/

Leonard Kleinman

Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
leonardkleinman@yahoo.com
+1 512 471 3215, +1 512 471 1153

Expertise: Condensed matter physics theory; density functional theory; electronic and magnetic structure calculations of solids surfaces and liquids

Michael P Marder

Michael P Marder

Professor, Department of Physics, 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.

Hans M Mark

Hans M Mark

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
hmark@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1486, +1 512 835 3414

Expertise: Tilt-rotor Aircraft Applications; Hypervelocity Impact Physics; Prevention of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

Jill A Marshall

Jill A Marshall

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
marshall@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9685

Expertise: My background is in physics and my primary research interest is physics, physical science, and engineering education, particularly student understanding and development of mathematical and physical models. I also have a strong research focus in secondary teacher preparation in STEM and expertise in teacher development in STEM, especially the nationally recognized UTeach model.

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

Jennifer  Moon

Jennifer Moon

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
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;

Robert D Moser

Robert D Moser

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
rmoser@ices.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3168, +1 512 471 0093

Expertise: Turbulence physics; Direct numerical simulation and spectral methods; Large-eddy simulation; Cardiovascular fluid mechanics

Jeffrey G Paine

Jeffrey G Paine

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1260, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Near-surface geophysics in hydrogeology and environmental and Quaternary geology; coastal geology; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; computer applications in the geological sciences

Peter J Riley

Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
riley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3285

Expertise: Medium and high-energy nuclear physics

Mukul M Sharma

Mukul M Sharma

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
msharma@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3257, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Formation damage; Petrophysics; Fluid flow in porous media; Hydraulic fracturing

John M Sharp

John M Sharp

Carlton Professor of Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
jmsharp@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3317

Expertise: Hyrdogeology; flow in fractured rocks; thermohaline free convection; fracture skin effects; regional flow in carbonate rocks; hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones; subsidence and coastal land loss; effects of urbanization; alluvial aquifers; hydrogeology of sedimentary basins;hydrological processes in ore deposit formation; and hydrogeophysics.

Carlos  Torres-Verdin

Carlos Torres-Verdin

Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
cverdin@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4216, +1 512 471 3161

Expertise: Borehole Geophysics; Petrophysics; Formation evaluation; Well Logging; Rock Physics; Multi-Physics Geophysical Detection and Imaging; Geophysical Imaging of Time-Lapse Subsurface Phenomena; Inverse Problems; Signal Processing

Clark R Wilson

Clark R Wilson

Wallace E. Pratt Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
crwilson@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5008, +1 512 471 5172

Expertise: Geophysics, including gravity, space geodesy, and applied seismology

Edward T Yu

Edward T Yu

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
ety@ece.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5167

Expertise: Photovoltaics and other technologies for energy generation; Scanning probe characterization of advanced electronic materials and devices; III-V nitride heterostructure materials and device physics; Solid-state nanoscience and nanotechnology