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Lawrence D Abraham

Lawrence D Abraham

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
l.abraham@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 7000, +1 512 232 2684

Expertise: Development of web-based tools for biomechanics instruction; analysis of biomechanics and neural correlates of fine motor skill performance and learning; assessment of effects of mild traumatic brain injury on fine motor skill performance and learning.

Robin D Atwood

Robin D Atwood

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ratwood@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. 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 has worked with a number of programs at the Texas Department of State Health Services including the Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC), Obesity, Diabetes and HIV Prevention and Care. Dr. Atwood's contracts focus on providing content and evaluation expertise, capacity building and program development for stakeholders at the federal, state and local level. 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.

Nathan L Bangs

Nathan L Bangs

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
nathan@utig.ig.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0424

Expertise: Structural development and tectonic processes along convergent margins; MCS methods to acquire 3-D images of structure and stratigraphy within subduction zones; processing, inversion, and modeling of seismic reflection data

John  Bartholomew

John Bartholomew

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jbart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6021, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Dr. Bartholomew is the director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Laboratory. His research centers on the impact of exercise on mental health, with a specific interest in the use of single bouts of exercise (aerobic and/or weight lifting) to improve mood and reduce reactivity to stress. His work has recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Joseph J Beaman

Joseph J Beaman

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
jbeaman@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3058

Expertise: Freeform fabrication; System dynamics; Control

Kimberly A Beckwith

Kimberly A Beckwith

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kim@starkcenter.org
+1 512 471 3205, +1 512 471 4890

Expertise: Strength sports - powerlifting, weightlifting, strongman History of exercise, strength training, physical culture Prairie View Interscholastic League

Ben Bentzin

Ben Bentzin

Lecturer, Department of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
ben.bentzin@mccombs.utexas.edu
+1 512 828 7070

Expertise: Marketing of technology, product marketing, strategic pricing, social media, entrepreneurship

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;

Matthew  Bowers

Matthew Bowers

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
mattbowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2120

Expertise: My research examines the management of systems for athlete and coach development. Specifically, I investigate the potential supplemental impact that non-organized sport settings, such as pick-up sports and video games, may have on these development systems. Drawing from an interdisciplinary blend of quantitative, qualitative, and historical methodologies, my research focuses on leveraging this understanding of settings to influence the design and implementation of sport programs and policies that promote both elite performance and mass participation throughout the lifespan. Further, I also consider the development of creativity and innovation in and through sport at both the individual and organizational levels.

James C Browne

James C Browne

Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
browne@cs.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9579

Expertise: Parallel programming; high level specification languages; parallel adaptive computation; composite methods; associative communications

Pamela S Buchanan

Pamela S Buchanan

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
buchanan@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9390

Expertise: adapted physical education; community collaboratives in special education; sensory and motor integration

Darla M Castelli

Darla M Castelli

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
dcastelli@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7636

Expertise: Dr. Castelli studies the effects of physical activity on motor and cognitive performance in school-aged children and emerging adults. She is also interested in the relationship between metabolic risk factors and cognition and how physical activity can reverse its effects.

Ginny Catania

Ginny Catania

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
gcatania@ig.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0403

Expertise: Ice sheet mass balance, ice dynamics, subglacial hydrology, ice sheet stratigraphy, radar, GPS methods, uncertainty in ice sheet response to climate.

Shannon E Cavanagh

Shannon E Cavanagh

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
scavanagh@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8319

Expertise: Family Demography, Life Course & Human Development, Gender, Interpersonal Relationships

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.

Charles B Chiu

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

Kerry H Cook

Kerry H Cook

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
kc@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7931

Expertise: Climate dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, global climate change, paleoclimate, climate and weather of Africa and South America, climate system modeling, climate change in Texas

Robert  Crosnoe

Robert Crosnoe

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8329

Expertise: Life Course & Human Development, Children & Youth, Education, Health, Family, Immigration

Don S Crowley

Don S Crowley

Specialist, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
crowley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3949, +1 512 232 2205

Expertise: Swimming/aquatic safety; swimming instruction; fitness

Nancy P Daley

Nancy P Daley

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ndaley@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Dr. Nancy Daley has taught Human Sexuality, an upper-division undergraduate elective, since 1996. This course addresses the physical, psychological, emotional, and interpersonal aspects of human sexuality. Dr. Daley is particularly interested in examining gender, sexual orientation, sexual coercion, sexual perversions, and sexual communication.

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

Marlene A Dixon

Marlene A Dixon

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
madixon@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2116

Expertise: My research interests include: 1) The study of human performance management in non-profit athletic departments and other sport-related organizations; 2) work-family conflict in sport organizations; 3) the identification of reasons associated with participation and withdrawal in youth sport and the design of sport programs that increase and prolong involvement in physical activity.

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.

Neal J Evans

Neal J Evans

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
nje@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4396

Expertise: Star formation; interstellar medium; radio astronomy; infrared astronomy; extraterrestrial life; NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

Brian K Farr

Brian K Farr

Senior Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
bfarr@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9885, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Sports medicine, training athletes, athletic injuries, sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning

Benny D Freeman

Benny D Freeman

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
freeman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2803, +1 512 232 3810

Expertise: My research program explores the relationship between polymer structure, processing and properties. More specifically, we study the effect of polymer structure on the solubility, diffusivity, and permeability of small molecules in polymers and polymer-based materials. These fundamental studies bear directly upon membranes for liquid, gas, and vapor separations; controlled drug delivery devices and techniques; barrier plastics for food and specialty packaging; monomer and solvent removal from formed polymers; and physical aging of glassy polymeric materials and membranes.

Karl  Gebhardt

Karl Gebhardt

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
gebhardt@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1473

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.

Jennifer  Glass

Jennifer Glass

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
jennifer-glass@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8355

Expertise: Work and family issues, telecommuting and new labor practices, STEM labor force retention

John M Golden

John M Golden

Professor, School of Law
jgolden@law.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1469

Expertise: Patent law, intellectual property, administrative law.

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

Rueben A Gonzales

Rueben A Gonzales

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
rgonzales@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5192

Expertise: Alcohol abuse, effects of alcohol on human behavior, addiction.

Bob A Hardage

Bob A Hardage

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
bob.hardage@beg.utexas.edu
+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

Louis  Harrison

Louis Harrison

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
lharrison@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4785

Expertise: Race and culture in physical activity and sport; identity development patterns of African Americans

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.

Robert E Hebner

Robert E Hebner

Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
r.hebner@cem.utexas.edu
+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.

Adam  Heller

Adam Heller

Research Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
heller@che.utexas.edu
+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.

Paul S Ho

Paul S Ho

Professor and Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 5, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
hops@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8961

Expertise: Thin films and interfaces in microelectronics materials; Reliability of interconnect and packaging structures; Polymer films and metal-polymer interfaces

Carole K Holahan

Carole K Holahan

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
c.holahan@austin.utexas.edu
+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

Thomas M Hunt

Thomas M Hunt

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tmhunt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0994

Expertise: Sport policy, law, and history; international relations; international politics and diplomacy; drugs and doping in sport; the Olympic Movement.

John L Ivy

John L Ivy

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
johnivy@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8599, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Exercise physiology; carbohydrate metabolism; ergogenic aids; exercise and diabetes; nutrition and exercise

Charles S Jackson

Charles S Jackson

Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
charles@ig.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0401

Expertise: global warming, abrupt climate change, sea level rise, ocean mixing, Bayesian Inference, inverse modeling, simulation, climate projections, uncertainty quantification

Jody L Jensen

Jody L Jensen

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jljensen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2685

Expertise: Lower-extremity neuro-motor control in clinical populations Gait and posture in typically and atypically-developing populations Autism - mediation of symptoms and function through physical activity Children's motor skill development; children and exercise

Clay Johnston

Clay Johnston

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, Dell Medical School
clay.johnston@utexas.edu
+1 512 495 5000

Esbelle M Jowers

Esbelle M Jowers

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
ejowers@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6027

Expertise: Dr. Jowers directs two major grant projects, including the Texas Initiatives for Children's Activity & Nutrition (I-CAN!) project, and the Walk Texas! Project. Texas I-CAN! is an obesity prevention project that aims to increase both physical activity and healthy eating in elementary school children. This project is currently funded through the National Institutes of Health/ Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Child Development.The goal is to train elementary school teachers to incorporate physical activity into their academic lessons daily and to evaluate the corresponding physical activity changes and academic impact on the participating children. This is a 5-year project that will recruit 30 elementary schools within Central Texas. Dr. Jowers was part of the creation and refinement of this program since 2001 and has extensive experience working with children, elementary school teachers, and independent school districts. Walk Texas! is funded by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)/Texas Diabetes Council/Program to provide diabetes prevention and technical assistance/expertise to state-funded community diabetes prevention projects. Additionally, Dr. Jowers manages the online reporting system, termed the Program Management and Tracking System (PMATS), for the Texas Department of State and Health Services. This system tracks clinical outcomes across various programs (physical activity, nutrition, diabetes self management) to determine the impact of the programs on diabetes prevention and control across the state of Texas.

Xiaofen  Keating

Xiaofen Keating

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
xk93@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3565

Expertise: Her research focuses are (a) measurement and assessment in physical activity settings; (b) fitness education and health-related fitness knowledge testing; and (c) healthy lifestyle promotion among university students.

Leonard  Kleinman

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

Harold W Kohl

Harold W Kohl

Research Professor (Affiliated), Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
hkohl@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 391 2530

Expertise: Epidemiology of physical activity Development of physical activity national guidelines Physical activity for chronic disease prevention

Brian A Korgel

Brian A Korgel

Professor and Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professorship in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
korgel@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5633

Expertise: Nanotechnology can be defined as the study of material properties and interactions on a nanometer length scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the rational self-assembly and fabrication of nanostructures with atomic detail. This research finds applications in microelectronics and photonics, spintronics, coatings, sensors and biotechnology.

Keji  Lai

Keji Lai

Assistant 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.

Lara  Latimer

Lara Latimer

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
lara.a.latimer@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5846, +1 512 232 9307

Expertise: Addressing overweight & obesity, specifically through examining how the physical and social environment influences nutrition-related behavior. Tobacco prevention among college students.

Stephen E Laubach

Stephen E Laubach

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
steve.laubach@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6303, +1 512 475 8786

Expertise: Structural diagenesis, structural geology, fracture analysis, fluid inclusion and cathodoluminescence studies, rock mechanics, mechanical and fracture stratigraphy, hydrocarbon exploration and development in deep and/or structurally complex areas, tight gas sandstone, coalbed methane, shale gas; geologic aspects of hydraulic fracturing, application of borehole-imaging geophysical logs to stress and fracture evaluation, structural evolution of North American Cordillera, fracture history of NW Scotland, regional fracture studies Argentina.

Desmond F Lawler

Desmond F Lawler

Professor and Nassir I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dlawler@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4595

Expertise: Particles in water and wastewater treatment processes; Mathematical modeling of treatment processes; Physical-chemical treatment; Drinking and industrial process water treatment

Raul G Longoria

Raul G Longoria

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
r.longoria@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0530

Expertise: Physical system modeling, analysis, and control; Evaluation of robotic ground vehicles; Vehicle system dynamics and control; Electromechanical systems and mechatronics

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. I am currently coordinating with colleagues in the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering to evaluate the incorporation of modeling and design activities into STEM curriculum and teacher preparation.

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

Earle F McBride

Earle F McBride

Professor Emeritus and J. Nalle Gregory Chair Emeritus in Sedimentary Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
efmcbride@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1905

Expertise: Research in sandstone diagenesis, hydrocarbon reservoir quality of sandstones, sandstone petrology, chert, concretions, provenance of sandstone, the fate of pores in sandstone, cementation by quartz and calcite

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

Sharon  Mosher

Sharon Mosher

Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences
smosher@jsg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6048

Expertise: Structural petrology, field-oriented structural geology, the evolution of complexly deformed terranes, strain analysis, deformation mechanisms, the interaction between chemical and physical processes during deformation

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;

Tolga  Ozyurtcu

Tolga Ozyurtcu

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
tolga@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6018

Expertise: Sport Development Sporting subcultures Cultural Geography of Sport Sport and Physical Culture History

Zhigang  Pan

Zhigang Pan

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
dpan@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1436

Expertise: VLSI Computer Aided Design; Physical design and circuit optimization; Design and manufacturing process integration; Vertical integration of technology, circuit/CAD and system

Donald R Paul

Donald R Paul

Professor and Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
drp@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5392

Expertise: Interests include the broad areas of polymer science and engineering and chemical engineering. Current research involves various aspects of polymeric materials including polymer blends; membranes for separations, drug delivery, packaging, etc.; and polymer processing.  The blend research deals with the thermodynamics of polymer-polymer interactions (miscibility, phase diagrams, interfaces), reactive compatibilization of multiphase mixtures, rubber toughening, the control of phase morphology during processing by both chemical and physical means, and polymeric nanocomposites.  The research on diffusion in polymers involves investigation of structure-property relationships to design better membranes for separation processes and improved barrier materials plus an interest in theories and models for describing sorption and permeation of small molecule penetrants in polymers including the rubbery, glassy, semi-crystalline, and liquid crystalline states of these materials.  The research on nanocomposites involves devising chemical and processing strategies for exfoliating layered silicates in polymer matrices for improvement of performance using nanoscale reinforcement.  Synthesis, characterization, and performance of polymers are an integral part of the research in all these areas.

Barbara L Pazey

Barbara L Pazey

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
bpazey@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8572

Expertise: Barbara Pazey's research interests focus on the development of socially just administrator and teacher leadership preparation programs in the context of meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of special population students; ethical leadership and decision making processes applied to special education law and policy; and the analysis of P-12 education programs within urban and/or turnaround school settings that empower student voice, recognize and foster the growth of special population students' 21st century skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, and provide the prerequisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable them to graduate from high school, ready for college and/or a career. She has presented in these areas at international, national, state, and local conferences. Pazey's teaching interests encompass the preparation of general and special education administrator and teacher leaders in the context of meeting the intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, physical, and aesthetic needs of special population students; trends and issues that impact the future of special education and educational leadership; ethical approaches to leadership, decision making, and practice; and special education law and disability policy.

James W Pennebaker

James W Pennebaker

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
pennebaker@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2781

Expertise: Natural language and social behavior; group processes and educational outcomes; how individuals, groups, and cultures respond to traumatic events

Nicholas A Peppas

Nicholas A Peppas

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
peppas@che.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6644

Expertise: Biomaterials; Controlled drug delivery; Molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues; Modeling of biomedical devices; Bionanotechnology; Molecular recognition processes

Francisco L Perez

Francisco L Perez

Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
makena@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1582, +1 512 471 5116

Expertise: Mountain Geoecology, Geomorphology, Vegetation Ecology, Soils

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.

Teresita B Ramirez

Teresita B Ramirez

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
t.ramirez@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1539

Expertise: Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Curriculum Research on Teaching Teacher Education Fitness Education Active Gaming

Geoff B Rich

Geoff B Rich

Specialist, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
geoff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3948

Expertise: Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Curriculum Teacher Education Fitness Education The culture of youth sports Service Learning

Peter J Riley

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

Aaron B Rochlen

Aaron B Rochlen

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
arochlen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0361, +1 512 471 4409

Expertise: Broadly, Dr. Rochlen's research examines men and masculinity. He is primarily interested in addressing depression in men, particularly as relates to men's underutilization of counseling services. He has secondary lines of interest in non-traditional gender roles, stay-at-home fatherhood, and the implementation of technology in psychotherapy.

Bridget R Scanlon

Bridget R Scanlon

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
bridget.scanlon@beg.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8241, +1 512 471 1534

Expertise: Evaluation of the impact of climate variability and land use change on groundwater recharge, application of numerical models for simulating variably saturated flow and transport, controls on nitrate contamination in aquifers

Carol J Spaulding

Carol J Spaulding

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
carolspaulding@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5846

Expertise: Preschool children's media use, survey design, formative research and program development for low-literacy populations

Ben G Streetman

Ben G Streetman

Dean Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
bstreet@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1640

Expertise: Engineering education; Engineering workforce issues; Microelectronics; Semiconductor materials and devices; Epitaxy

Hirofumi  Tanaka

Hirofumi Tanaka

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
htanaka@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4801, +1 512 471 1273

Expertise: Physiological mechanisms and consequences of vascular aging Influence of lifestyle modifications (particularly habitual exercise) on vascular dysfunction and increased disease risk that occur with aging Masters athletes and changes in athletic performance with aging Utility of swimming exercise for disease prevention Myths and misconceptions in sports medicine and exercise science

Janice S Todd

Janice S Todd

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jan@starkcenter.org
+1 512 471 0993, +1 512 471 0995

Expertise: Women and Sport; weightlifting bodybuilding women and exercise history of physical culture; Arts & Humanities

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

Debra J Umberson

Debra J Umberson

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
umberson@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6330

Expertise: Population Health ( Structural Determinants of Mental and Physical Health; Stress and Social Support; Health Behavior; Health Disparities; Sexual Minority Health); Family and Gender (Gender and Relationships; Same-Sex Couples; Marital Status and Health; Relationship Quality and Health; Family Status and Health; Intergenerational Relationships; Family and Bereavement); Aging and the Life Course (Psychosocial Epidemiology across the Life Course; Aging and the Family; Death and Dying; Marriage and Intimate Partnerships).

Philip L Varghese

Philip L Varghese

Professor and Stanley P. Finch Centennial Professorship in Engineering & Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
varghese@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3110

Expertise: Laser Based Sensors; Flow Diagnostics Using Raman and Rayleigh Scattering; Optimal Modeling of Nonequilibrium Flows

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

Preston S Wilson

Preston S Wilson

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
pswilson@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9093

Expertise: Underwater, physical and biomedical acoustics; Acoustic propagation and scattering in multiphase media; Seismoacoustics; Novel experimental techniques and transduction

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

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

Jorge G Zornberg

Jorge G Zornberg

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
zornberg@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3595

Expertise: Soil mechanics; Soil reinforcement and improvement; Environmental geotechnics; Geosynthetics; Numerical and physical (centrifuge) modeling of geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems