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Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4417
Expertise: Our group focuses on engineering biology to produce organic molecules of interest such as biofuels, commodity and specialty chemicals and protein pharmaceuticals. Specifically, our lab alters cells and "hijacks" the basic metabolism to convert cellular systems into industrially-relevant biochemical factories. We utilize a variety of host systems including microbial (eg. Eschericia coli), fungal (eg. the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Yarrowia lipolytica), and mammalian cells (eg. Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and human HEK293). To accomplish these tasks, traditional pathway engineering approaches are merged with novel synthetic biology tools, protein engineering strategies, systems biology paradigms and applied genetic engineering capabilities. Our research group focuses on the integration and implementation of these tools and knowledge for the design, production, and elicitation of phenotypes relevant to biotechnological processes and medical interest. In addition, we are heavily invested in developing novel synthetic biology approaches aimed at increasing our capacity to engineer cells.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
Expertise: Robin Atwood has spent more than 15 years working on applied research projects focused on physical activity, obesity, worksite wellness, nutrition education evaluation, diabetes, and HIV prevention and care. She is currently working on issues surrounding changes in health care delivery systems impacted by health care reform and capacity building utilizing complexity science, generative leadership and an appreciative approach.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5879
Expertise: Analysis of restructured electricity markets and electric transmission; Electricity system analysis, operations, and planning; Vulnerability of electric grids to terrorist attack; Very large-scale integration circuit analysis
Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+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.
Associate VP for Student Affairs, CMHC Director
+1 512 475 6990
Expertise: Research interests include college student suicide prevention, collaborative care models of behavioral health in primary care, and the intersection of mental health and academic success.
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
+1 512 232 4419
Expertise: Current Projects: Socialization Experiences of Queer and Trans Graduate Students Working Mothers in Student Affairs Men in Student Affairs Strategies of Resistance of Latinas in STEM
Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication
+1 512 471 1939
Expertise: Argumentation (in a variety of settings); rhetoric; creating academic/community partnerships; inter- and cross-disciplinary education; diversity in higher education; academic entrepreneurship; the role of public research universities in society; reforming undergraduate and graduate education; citizen scholars; and accountability in higher education.
Professor, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 3322, +1 512 471 5278
Expertise: His research and teaching interests include risk management, multiple criteria decision making, and capital budgeting. Decision and risk analysis with applications in oil and gas; exploration and production; electric utilities; project managment; environment & earth science.
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
Expertise: Autism Spectrum Disorders, autism, developmental disabilities, applied behavioral analysis, challenging behavior, resurgence, treatment relapse, clinical relapse, problem behavior
Clinical Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8324, +1 512 656 6592
Expertise: A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1991-2001, Greenberg?s areas of expertise include state and local government, public finance and budgeting, education, health care, transportation, and campaigns and elections in the state of Texas.
Director (0379), 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 Affiliate - Research Fellow, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 3434
Expertise: Geomorphology particularly rivers (Mississippi River); river channel changes and erosion; sediment transport; flooding; environmental change; Quaternary (Holocene); Gulf Coastal Plain
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4617
Expertise: We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science, materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and polymer science to design, synthesize, and characterize materials for advanced performance in energy, pharmaceutical, and biomedical applications. We focus on Advanced Functional Nanomaterials: functionalization of metals and metal oxide/polymer systems Nanoparticle Interactions with Liquid and Solid Interfaces: engineered interfacial interactions in solids and oil/water and gas/water systems Nanocluster Self Assembly Platform for Enhanced Properties: protein nanoclusters, photonic NIR gold nanoclusters, metal oxides for subsurface imaging and catalysis
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
Expertise: Scholarly work has concentrated on understanding the processes related to the supervision of instruction and school personnel; (1) explore the instructional needs of teachers and their professional development within higher education; in such work to analyze approaches to inservice education as well as faculty needs; (2) processes of instructional supervision, including instructional modules, feedback, instructional assessment and the evaluation of teachers; explore the post-observation processes utilized to improve instruction.
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, College of Education
+1 512 471 7551, +1 512 475 8587
Expertise: Mentoring in higher education; status of African-American faculty in higher education; historically Black colleges and universities; best practices in promoting inclusivity and diversity in higher education; status of African-American families in American society; experiences of students of color in American higher education; qualitative research methods (phenomenological interviewing).
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 4155
Expertise: Research focus is on the detection of biases in perception, attention, and memory that contribute to depression vulnerability and on the utility of "big picture" thinking for regulating mood.
Professor and Donald J. Douglass Centennial Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
Expertise: Industrial electrotechnology applications and economics; Industrial energy management and conservation; Project-based engineering instruction
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 7051
Expertise: Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleolimnology, sedimentary geology and geochemistry, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, compound-specific stable isotope analysis
Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 475 8545
Expertise: Vertical restrictions, including bundling and tying; vertical and horizontal mergers; public utility pricing and regulatory policy; equilibrium constraints on tests of single firm conduct under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.
Professor, School of Law
+1 512 554 9350
Expertise: David Spence is a professor in the Department of Business, Government and Society at The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Before coming to academia, he was a practicing attorney representing public utilities, energy companies and others in connection with a wide variety of environmental and energy regulatory matters.
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
+1 512 471 0379, +1 512 471 4155
Expertise: Research interests center around how parent-child relationships, parental involvement, and child socialization shape children's and adolescents' development and learning across cultures and ethnic groups.
Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 3393, +1 512 475 8488, +1 512 560 4100
Expertise: Agrophobia; Anxiety and phobic disorders; Behavioral medicine; Behavioral therapies; Cognitive processes of behavior change; Therapy outcome evaluation
Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 8311, +1 512 471 5116
Expertise: Biogeography; Landscape Ecology; Climate Change; Sustainability; Tropical Environments; linking biogeography to environmental conservation at local to landscape to global scales, with emphasis in developing countries, tropical ecosystems, Latin America, biodiversity, climate change, and landscape change