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Assistant Professor for Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office: 406 Hopeman Hall
Phone: (585) 276-7170
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Research Interests
  • Nonlinear coupling between processes and structures in large-scale oceanic flows
  • Implosion hydrodynamics, instabilities, and mixing that arise in laser driven plasmas
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Professor; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Office: 4311 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 273-5526
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Research Interests
  • Macromolecular Self-assembly
  • Associative & Functional Polymers
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Optoelectronic Materials
  • Vapor Deposition Polymerization

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Karen Berger PhD
Assistant Professor of Instruction for Earth and Environmental Sciences; Co-Chair for University Council on Sustainability
Office: 202 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7611
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Robert L. McCrory Professor, The Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Physics and Astronomy; Director, Fusion Science Center of Extreme States of Matter and Fast Ignition; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Office: 212 Hopeman Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5479
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Research Interests
  • Thermonuclear plasmas
  • Controlled thermonuclear fusion
  • Magnetic and inertial confinement fusion
  • High-energy-density physics
Robert K. Boeckman Jr.
Boeckman, Robert K., Jr.
Professor for Chemistry
Office: 451 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4229
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Chiara Borelli PhD
Postdoctoral Associate for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 202 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7884
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Research Interests
  • Investigation of stable isotopes and trace elements in foraminifera
  • Inorganic carbonates from natural samples and experimental (culturing) studies
Kara Bren
Bren, Kara L.
Professor for Chemistry
Office: 448 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4335
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Research Interests
  • Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry
Thomas G. Brown
Professor of Optics
Office: 516 Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7816
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Research Interests
  • Optoelectronics

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Deborah Cory-Slechta
Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-7060
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Research Interests
  • Environmental neurotoxicants as risk factors for behavioral disorders and neurodegenerative diseases
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Senior Lecturer for Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)
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Research Interests
  • associations between air pollution and respiratory infections
Randall Curren
Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Department
Office: 532 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8112
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Research Interests
  • Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Ancient Philosophy

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Assistant Professor for Center for Professional Development & Education Reform, Warner School of Education
Office: 457 LeChase Hall
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Research Interests
  • Plant physiological ecology
  • Terrestrial mass and energy flux
  • Carbon cycling
  • Plant and ecosystem response to global change
  • Science education and outreach
Kristin Doughty PhD
Assistant Professor for Anthropology
Office: 437 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5155
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Research Interests
  • Environmental anthropology
  • Political and legal anthropology
  • Africa
  • Politics of energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Corporations
  • Violence and reconciliation
  • Transitional justice
  • Customary law

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Tracy H. Harris Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Office: B24 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5573
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Research Interests
  • photogeneration of hydrogen from water
  • luminescent square planar complexes and their incorporation into molecular assemblies for photoinduced charge separation
  • development of parahydrogen induced polarization for hydrogen addition reactions
  • luminescent gold and copper complexes for application in electroluminescent devices
  • design of new electrophilic catalysts for electrocyclizations and tandem organic transformations
Alison Elder
Associate Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2324
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Research Interests
  • Toxicology of inhaled ultrafine particles and engineered nanomaterials

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Jacob Finkelstein
Finkelstein, Jacob N.
Professor for Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-5948
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Research Interests
  • Effects of inhaled particles
  • oxidant injury
  • late effects of radiation

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Carmala Garzione
Professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 227 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-3042
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Research Interests
  • Stable Isotopes in Terrestrial Paleoenvironmental Studies
  • Interaction between Climate and Tectonics
  • Sedimentary Basin Evolution and Related Tectonic History of Mountain Belts
  • Geochemical and Petrologic Provenance Studies of Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks
Chunlei Guo
Professor of Optics
Office: 419 Wilmot Building
Phone: (585) 275-2134
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Research Interests
  • Laser-Matter Interactions
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Surface Functionalization
  • Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Jill Halterman
Halterman, Jill S.
Professor for Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-8762
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Research Interests
  • Childhood asthma
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Professor; Primary: Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Office: 250 East River Road
Phone: (585) 275-5850
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Research Interests
  • Cryogenic Properties of Solid Deuterium and Tritium
  • Thin-Film Deposition
  • Microfluidic Processes
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Hill, Elaine L.
Assistant Professor for Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-0165
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Research Interests
  • intersection of health, health policy, the environment and human capital formation
  • impacts of shale gas development on infant health in the US
Philip K Hopke PhD
Adjunct Professor for Public Health Sciences
Phone: (585) 276-3240
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Research Interests
  • Multivariate statistical methods for data analysis
  • Chemical characterization of ambient aerosol samples
  • Emissions and properties of solid biomass combustion systems
  • Characterization of source/receptor relationships for ambient air pollutants
  • Experimental studies of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and ion-induced nucleation
  • Indoor air quality
  • Exposure and risk assessment
  • characterization of woody biomass combustion systems and related fuels

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William Jones
Professor for Chemistry
Office: B26 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5493
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Research Interests
  • Mechanistic inorganic chemistry and catalysts
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Professor
Office: 4401 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4584
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Research Interests
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Conversion & Storage
  • Fuel Cells
  • Flow Batteries
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Green Energy
  • Microelectronic Processing
  • Copper Electrodeposition
  • Reaction-Diffusion Interactions
  • Scaling Theory
Todd Jusko
Assistant Professor for Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Phone: (585) 273-2849
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Research Interests
  • Environmental exposures and immune and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children

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Assistant Professor for Mechanical Engineering
Office: 218 Hopeman Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7769
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Research Interests
  • Mixing and transport in fluids
  • Liquid metal batteries
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Dynamical systems
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Associate Professor for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 210 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4572
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Research Interests
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
Kathryn Knowles PhD
Assistant Professor for Chemistry
Office: 457 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0649
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Katrina Korfmacher
Korfmacher, Katrina Smith
Associate Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD); Director for Community Outreach and Engagement Core, Environmental Health Sciences Center
Phone: (585) 273-4303
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Research Interests
  • The role of science and community engagement in environmental health policy
  • Urban environmental health and justice
Todd Krauss
Professor for Department of Chemistry
Office: 465 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5093
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Research Interests
  • Nanoscale materials and their applications to solar energy

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Paige Lawrence
Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-8762
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Research Interests
  • Influence of environmental exposures on immune system development and function

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Ellen Matson PhD
Assistant Professor for Chemistry
Office: B45 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-7792
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David McCamant
Associate Professor for Chemistry
Office: B34 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 276-3122
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Research Interests
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy and photophysics
Gautam Mitra
Professor; Graduate Studies Director
Office: 208A Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5816
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Research Interests
  • Tectonic evolution of mountain belts
  • Finite strain and strain history analysis
  • Deformation mechanisms in rocks
Duncan T. Moore
Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science; Professor of Optics; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Business Administration in the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration
Office: 409A Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5248
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Research Interests
  • Optical Engineering
  • Lens Design & Manufacturing
  • Gradient-Index Optics
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Assistant Professor
Office: 4307  Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2355
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Research Interests
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bio-Nanoscience
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage & Production
  • Biosensors
  • Chemistry at Interfaces
  • Materials Science
Lee T. Murray, PhD
Assistant Professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 479 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2077
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Leila C. Nadir
Nadir, Leila C.
Assistant Professor for Arts & Sciences; Director for Environmental Humanities Program
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Research Interests
  • Sustainability
  • environmental philosophy and ethics
  • environmental art and studies
  • ecocriticism
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Visiting Assistant Professor for Political Science
Office: 316 Harkness Hall
Phone: (585) 275--429
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Research Interests
  • environmental law and policy
  • agriculture, sustainability and conservation

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David Oakes
Oakes, David
Professor for Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2405
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Research Interests
  • Toxicology of airborne environmental and occupational particles and nanoparticles
Guenter Oberdoerster
Oberdoerster, Guenter
Professor Emeritus for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2405

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Research Interests
  • Toxicology of airborne environmental and occupational particles and nanoparticles

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Cary Peppermint
Peppermint, Cary
Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 273-5994
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Assistant Professor for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 228 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-6094
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Research Interests
  • Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate and environmental change, particularly from the perspective of atmospheric composition and chemistry.
Robert Poreda
Professor
Office: 224 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0051
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Research Interests
  • Professor Poreda's research focuses on novel applications of noble gas chemistry to the earth sciences, in seven diverse areas.
Marc Porosoff PhD
Assistant Professor for Chemical Engineering
Office: 4305 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 273-1348
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Research Interests
  • CO2 Reduction
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Catalyst Structure-Property Relationships
  • C1 Chemistry
  • Upgrading Light Alkanes

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Daniel Reichman
Associate Professor; Chair of Anthropology
Office: 439 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8737
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Research Interests
  • Globalization and trade; migration and transnationalism; food, development, and environment; coffee industry; Latin America; Honduras, Brazil
David Rich
Associate Professor for Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Phone: (585) 276-4119
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Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular, respiratory, and Perinatal/reproductive health effects of exposures to environmental agents
Lewis Rothberg
Professor for Chemistry
Office: 200 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4725
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Research Interests
  • Organic electronics for lighting, display, solar energy conversion
Lawrence Rothenberg
Rothenberg, Larry
Professor for Political Science
Office: 108 Harkness Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4903
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Research Interests
  • Interest groups
  • Legislative politics
  • Environmental and public policy

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Greg Schmidt
Research Engineer; Moore Group
Office: 408 Goergen
Phone: (585) 275-8012
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Jessica Shang PhD
Assistant Professor for Mechanical Engineering
Office: 330 Hopeman
Phone: (585) 275-2730
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Research Interests
  • Wakes of ships and bluff bodies; vascular fluid mechanics
  • Fluid and solid mechanics: experimental fluid mechanics; vortex dynamics; wakes; biological flows; fluid-structure interactions
  • Biomechanics: computational fluid dynamics; cardiovascular flows; flexible bodies in fluid environments
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Associate Professor
Office: 4507 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 276-5434
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Research Interests
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Surface Patterning
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Interfacial Thermodynamics
Patricia Sime
Sime, Patricia J.
Professor for Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-4161
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Research Interests
  • Lung inflammation and therapeutics
  • smoke exposure
Martha Susiarjo PhD
Assistant Professor for Environmental Medicine
Office: 4-5530 URMC
Phone: (585) 273-4964
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Research Interests
  • Impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on maternal-fetal health outcomes
  • Environmental exposure and DNA methylation changes
  • Imprinted genes and fetal/placental development
  • Effects of micronutrient supplementation on metabolic health

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Professor for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Office: 309 Hylan Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5713
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Research Interests
  • Geomagnetism
  • Past and future climate
  • Environmental magnetism
  • Planetary habitability
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Assistant Professor
Office: 4303 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5080
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Research Interests
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Solid State Lithium Batteries and Solid Electrolytes
  • Polymer Thin Films, Interfaces and Thin Film Synthesis & Characterization
  • Vacuum Deposition Techniques
Sally Thurston
Associate Professor for Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2406
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Research Interests
  • Environmental and occupational health biostatistical methods

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Mark Utell
Utell, Mark J.
Professor for Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-4861
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Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary health effects of air pollution and other environmental/occupational toxicants

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Nick Vamivakas
Associate Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics
Office: 214 Wilmot Building
Phone: (585) 275-2089
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Research Interests
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Physics
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Professor for Public Health Sciences, Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Dentistry
Office: 265 Crittenden Blvd.
Phone: (585) 275-1985
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Research Interests
  • The potential role of occupational and environmental exposures (primarily heavy metals and pesticides) in the development of cancer and neurological conditions in both children and adults

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Tom Weber PhD
Assistant Professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 126 Hutchison Hall
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Research Interests
  • cycling of nutrients and trace metals in the ocean, which limit primary production and carbon uptake by phytoplankton
  • respiration of sinking organic matter, which sequesters carbon in the deep ocean for millennia
John H. Werren
Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor of Biology
Office: 306 Hutchison
Phone: (585) 275-3694
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Research Interests
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development
  • Genetics, genomics and evolution of Parasitoids (e.g. Nasonia and relatives)
  • The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution
Gary W. Wicks
Professor of Optics
Office: 109A Wilmot Building
Phone: (585) 275-4867
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Research Interests
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Semiconductor Optoelectronics
Jackie Williams
Williams, Jacqueline P.
Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-1687
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Research Interests
  • Nuclear power and radiation
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Professor
Office: 313A Gavett Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8499
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Research Interests
  • Biofuels
  • Systems Biology
  • Genomics
  • Transcriptional Network
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Fermentation
  • Biocatalysis
  • Bone Marrow Engineering
  • Lymphoid Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
Hui Wu
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: 416 Computer Studies Building
Phone: (585) 275-2112
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Research Interests
  • High-speed electronics
  • RF and microwave integrated circuits
  • Wireless and wireline communication circuits and systems
  • Ultra-wideband radios
  • Silicon photonics
  • Electronic-photonic integrated circuits and systems
  • Photodetectors
  • High-performance clocking in microprocessors and SoCs
  • High-speed inter- and intra-chip interconnect
  • Nanoelectronics and spintronics circuits

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Professor; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Chair
Office: 4309 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 273-2335
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Research Interests
  • Colloids & Interfaces
  • Fuel Cell Membranes
  • Crystallization
  • Microencapsulation
  • Particle Synthesis
  • Colloidal Stabilization

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Wojciech Zareba
Zareba, Wojciech
Professor for Medicine, Cardiology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-5391
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Research Interests
  • Electrophysiology
  • risk stratification of cardiac death and clinical usefulness of ECG parameters

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