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IExE Faculty

Photo Name Research Interests Research Cluster
 
Tony Addison
Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Design, synthesis of new molecular systems for enhancing solar photon capture and energy transfer
Energy Sources
A. Emin Aktan
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
modeling infrastructure systems as complex, large-scale, interconnected, open socio-technical (CLIOS) systems for their effective management

Energy-Effective Design
Ivan Bartoli
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring, dynamic identification, stress wave propagation modeling

Energy-Effective Design
Jason Baxter
Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
conversion of solar energy into electricity and chemical fuels; influence of materials, interfaces, and morphology on solar cell performance
Energy Sources
Radian Belu
Engineering Technology
Goodwin College
environmental impact of energy generation and transport, wind and solar energy resource assessment, renewable energy systems, smart grid, power and energy system monitoring

Energy Scenarios
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Sources
Joan Rosen Bloch
Nursing; SPH
College of Nursing and Health Professions
energy-related  health and well-being of communities and urban neighborhoods

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy-Effective Design
Robert Brulle
Culture & Communications
College of Arts & Sciences
institutional and cultural dynamics of U.S. energy and environmental governance, interaction between the environmental movement and counter-movement, media coverage of environmental issues and impact on political agendas and public opinion, analysis of the social/political drivers of federal environmental legislation
Energy, Environment & Society
Richard Cairncross
Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
biofuels, renewable energy and sustainability, sustainable polymers

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Nick Cernansky
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
; College of Engineering;
combustion of  hydrocarbons, preignition and autoignition chemistry in engine systems, alternative combustion engine technologies

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Sources
Suresh Chandran
Management
Lebow College of Business
energy and climate change, market mechanisms for low-carbon emissions in cement and jet fuel industries

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Young Cho
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
plasma water treatment, including produced water

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Jon Coddington
Architecture & Interior Design
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
sustainable building design, sustainable urban design; brownfield development, mixed use, housing and public space projects, evidence-based sustainable design case studies
Energy-Effective Design
Kapil Dandekar
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
wireless communication systems, environmental sensor networks including air and water quality monitoring systems
Energy, Environment & Society
Anneclaire De Roos
Environmental & Occupational Health
School of Public Health
effects of energy production and use on human health, including public health effects of building and neighborhood design

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy-Effective Design
Peter DeCarlo
Environmental Engineering; Chemistry
College of Engineering
Air pollution and climate change, air emissions from natural gas extraction, urban air pollution characterization and source identification, new instrument development
Energy, Environment & Society
Richardson Dilworth
History & Politics
; College of Arts & Sciences;
City-level energy policy, urban sustainability, sustainability metrics, and cities and climate change

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy-Effective Design
Danil Dobrynin
Applied Plasma Physics Lab
AJ Drexel Plasma Institute
plasma stimulation of combustion and ignition processes, plasma energy systems diagnostics, plasma processes in liquid fuels, plasma energy in high pressure gases, supercritical fluids and liquids

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Joe Elabd
Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
synthesis, design and integration of new polymers into electrochemical devices, including fuel cells, batteries, capacitors, and reactive electrochemical membranes (REMs) for water purification
Energy Storage Technology
Eugenia Ellis
Architecture; Environmental Engineering
; Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design; College of Engineering;
sustainable built environments at the intersection of health, technology and design, energy-efficient passive environmental design, dynamic building design to optimize energy efficiency and resident wellbeing
Energy-Effective Design
Aaron Fafarman
Chemical and Biological Engineering
; College of Engineering;
Synthesis of nanocrystal-based solar energy conversion materials; electrical and spectroscopic characterization of charge-carrier behavior in nano-structured semiconductors

Energy Sources
Bakhtier Farouk
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
thermoacoustic, cryogenic regrigeration, combustion and fires, transport processes in supercritical fluids extraction, multi-phase flows, plasma processing, transport in water purification and decontamination systems

Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Alexander Fridman
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
plasma technologies for conversion of fossil fuels and waste into hydrogen rich gases, desulphurization and viscosity control of fuels, liquefaction of natural gas, plasma-assisted carbon dioxide sequestration, plasma technologies for water treatment

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Eli Fromm
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
engineering education, public awareness of technologically-centric innovation

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Patricia Gallagher
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
sustainability of built environment and environmental protection, construction and demolition waste flows, geothermal energy resources, lifecycle performance of geotechnical and geoenvironmnetal engineering techniques

Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Alex Geisinger
Earle Mack School of Law
Earle Mack School of Law
behavioral economic approaches to regulation and environmental justice, neo-liberal regulatory regimes, norm-based regulatory regimes, risk-based regulation, benefits-based environmental justice regulation
Energy, Environment & Society
Yury Gogotsi
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
advanced materials for electrical energy storage ( supercapacitors and batteries), gas storage and separation (natural gas and hydrogen), water desalination, carbon dioxide capture, synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials, two-dimensional ceramic materials and composites

Energy Scenarios
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Erin Graham
History & Politics
College of Arts & Sciences
design, development and effectiveness of international institutions that address climate change, politics of treaty design in global climate finance, global strategies to influence climate adaptation policy in the developing world
Energy, Environment & Society
Patrick Gurian
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
Improve environmental policies through the development of better decision-making tools, addressing environmental health issues, understanding the relationship between economic status and exposure to environmental health risks

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Charles Haas
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
environmental quality, environmental protection and human health risk assessment, mathematical modeling for fate, transport, and risk assessment, chemical analytic methods to assess pollution, molecular microbiology methods to assess the impacts on microbial and higher life forms

Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Shawkat Hammoudeh
Economics & International Business Energy
Lebow College of Business
energy and environmental economics
Energy, Environment & Society
Neal Handly
Emergency Medicine
energy and its relationships to human health in a setting of optimized care or preventing disease

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy-Effective Design
Mark Hempstead
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
power-aware computing, energy-efficient computing, power-agile computing architectures
Energy-Effective Design
Ani Hsieh
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
mobile sensors for environmental monitoring applications, including ocean dynamics understanding and forecasting, and tracking dispersion of contaminants in the ocean
Energy Scenarios
Grace Hsuan
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
sustainable materials for infrastructure applications, lifecycle prediction of engineering performance, including for recycled materials, advanced polymeric materials, solid and liquid containments, low carbon emission concrete and biofuels

Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Christian Hunold
History & Politics
College of Arts & Sciences
environmental politics and policy, deliberative democracy, environmental movements, ecological modernization, urban environmentalism and sustainability policy
Energy, Environment & Society
Mohammad Islam
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
growth, assembly and characterization of nanoparticles for third generation solar cells, nanoparticle based Lithium Ion batteries

Energy Scenarios
Energy Storage Technology
Frank Ji
Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
organic based solar cells, novel metal organic framework for CO2 storage and catalytic conversion to fuels, chemicals sensors

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Kelly Joyce
History & Politics
College of Arts & Sciences
energy, environmental exposure and health, including sources of air pollution and their relation to autoimmune illnesses, policies and practices to promote renewable energy sources
Energy, Environment & Society
Vibha Kalra
Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
nanofiber-based novel materials for energy storage and, conversion devices, hierarchically-ordered electrodes, for batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells,organic solar cells

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Moshe Kam
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
data fusion for power grid networks; communication via power lines and the integration of security considerations and communication performance into stability analysis of the grid
Energy-Effective Design
Goran Karapetrov
Physics
College of Arts & Sciences
fundamental understanding of activity and stability of catalysts through atomic scale investigation of engineered electrochemically active surfaces and interfaces, scanning probe characterization techniques

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Alison Kenner
History & Politics
College of Arts & Sciences
health impacts on sustainable design and energy development, social analysis of environmental health issues

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Antonios Kontsos
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
; College of Engineering;
theoretical , experimental & computational mechanics; nondestructive testing; material multiscale modeling, fatigue and fracture

Energy-Effective Design
Daniel Korschun
Marketing
; Lebow College of Business;
stakeholder reactions to the sustainability innovations and social/environmental performance of companies

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
E. Caglan Kumbur
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
design, diagnostics and characterization of electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems, flow-assisted energy storage systems for intermittent energy storage, load leveling, smart-grid applications

Energy Storage Technology
Kenneth Lau
Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
polymer thin films, energy harvesting and storage, polymer electrolyte and electroactive polymer systems

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Christopher Li
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
polymer thin films for energy harvesting and storage, polymer electrolyte and electroactive polymer systems for photovoltaics, supercapacitors and batteries

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Longjian Liu
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine
School of Public Health
health impact assessment, smart and healthy cities, built environment and noncommunicable diseases control and prevention
Energy, Environment & Society
Hairong Ma
Physics
College of Arts & Sciences
enzyme catalysis and dynamics, enzyme design for energy conversion efficiency

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Shannon Marquez
Environmental & Occupational Health
School of Public Health
climate policies to improve public health,water quality and water resources; environmental health disparities, energy-poverty-climate nexus

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Steven May
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
synthesis and characterization of metal oxide thin films for solar energy conversion, solid oxide fuel cells, catalysis, low power energy efficient electronic devices

Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Matthew McCarthy
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
scalable manufacturing techniques for micro and nano-structured coatings and membranes, chemical and biological separations for water treatment, purification, and desalination

Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Donald McEachron
Academic Assessment & Quality Improvement
School of Biomedical Engineering & Health Systems
interactions of biological rhythms with natural and artificial environments

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy-Effective Design
Robert McMonagle
History & Politics
; College of Arts & Sciences;
US energy and environmental politics and policy; environmental federalism; political, historical, and social variables impacting oil and gas policy decisions; Franciscan environmental values

Energy, Environment & Society
David Miller
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
fundamental chemical processes controlling the combustion of existing and future fuels
Energy Sources
James Mitchell
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
education for building systems integration

Energy-Effective Design
Franco Montalto
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
sustainable urban water management, distributed green infrastructure, bioretention facilities
Energy, Environment & Society
Franklin Moon
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
full-scale structural testing, structural dynamics, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures

Energy-Effective Design
Bahram Nabet
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Power-aware computing, energy-efficient computing, power-agile computing, solar cells, light emitting diodes

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Chika Nwankpa
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
power systems and power electronics, power electronic converters, analog VLSI circuits, power system computational methods, building energy and storage systems, information embedded power systems
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Mira Olson
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
environmental resource protection, extracting useful byproducts and energy from waste streams, modeling of fate and transport of chemical and microbial pollutants, water quality analyses

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Christopher Peters
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
power plant operations, low cost solutions for power plant support, power plant health monitoring and educational simulators

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Sources
Ekaterina Pomerantseva
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
nanostructure-based electrochemical energy storage, batteries, supercapacitors, pseudocapacitors, and multivalent intercalation systems

Energy Scenarios
Energy Storage Technology
Anu Pradhan
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
infrastructure management, construction engineering, transportation engineering, sensing system, geographic information system, statistical machine learning

Energy-Effective Design
Alexander Rabinovich
Drexel Plasma Institute
AJ Drexel Plasma Institute
plasma technologies for conversion of fossil fuels and wastes into hydrogen rich gases, desulphurization and viscosity control of fuels, liquefaction of natural gas

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Michelle Rogers
College of Computing & Informatics
College of Computing & Informatics
impact of health information technology use on clinical workflows and medically underserved populations
Energy-Effective Design
James Rondinelli
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
design of functional complex oxide- and fluoride-based materials for sustainable energy and sensing technologies, asymmetric catalysis of natural fuels, and next generation low-power electronic devices
Energy Sources
Gail Rosen
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
environmental biology informatics and the relationship to human health, algorithms to understand relationships between microbial communities and their interactions with the environment and human health

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Christopher Sales
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
environmental molecular biology and biotechnology, environmental biological systems, biodegradation of environmental contaminants and biotechnologies for energy and resource recovery from waste streams

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Ioannis Savidis
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Power-aware computing, energy-efficient computing, power efficient integrated circuit design

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Kevin Scoles
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
renewable energy production, energy system design, characterization of solar cell performance and energy storage systems, microgrid design

Energy-Effective Design
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Sources
Mimi Sheller
Culture & Communications, Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
mobility systems, climate change and energy transitions, sustainable transport, smart grids and urban policy
Energy, Environment & Society
Wei-Heng Shih
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
energy and environmental applications of piezoelectric ceramics and fluorescent semiconducting nanoparticles , piezoelectric sensors for molecule detection in gases and liquids

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Diane Sicotte
Culture & Communications, Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
study of environmental justice, environmental equity, environmental health subjects using GIS, geostatistics, historical and ethnographic methods
Energy, Environment & Society
Kurt Sjoblom
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
; College of Engineering;
laboratory testing of geomaterials, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering

Energy-Effective Design
Andrew Smith
English & Philosophy
; College of Arts & Sciences;
environmental philosophy, environmental ethics

Energy, Environment & Society
Paulina Sockolow
Health Systems and Services Research
College of Nursing and Health Professions
informatics research methods to study the effect of a sustainable built environment on the health and stress levels of under-resourced communities

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Masoud Soroush
Chemical and Biological Engineering
College of Engineering
power generation systems including solar and fuel cells, power storage systems, integration of power generation and storage systems, smart grid

Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Jonathan Spanier
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
environmentally friendly oxide materials, new thin film science and technology for high-efficiency photovoltaic solar energy conversion and for low-power electronics

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources
Sabrina Spatari
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
systems-analysis methods for guiding renewable energy decision making and public policy, application of life cycle assessment methods to renewable transport fuels and engineering infrastructure

Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Sources
Judith Storniolo
Culture & Communications
College of Arts & Sciences
use of local knowledge in solving environmental problems, impact of public policy on the lives of indigenous people on reservations in the U.S
Energy, Environment & Society
Ying Sun
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
College of Engineering
energy storage technology, including Li-ion, Li-air, and flow batteries, transport phenomena in energy systems, additive manufacturing of flexible solar cells, solid-state lighting, nanoporous membranes for produced water, and high performance multiscale modeling

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Mitra Taheri
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
dynamic electron microscopy techniques to tailor materials from the atomic to bulk for use in extreme environments, such as nuclear reactors, wind energy turbines, gas pipelines, next-generation battery technologies, and electric vehicles

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Baris Taskin
Electrical & Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Power-aware computing, energy-efficient computing, power-aware microelectronics

Energy, Environment & Society
Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Garritt Tucker
Material Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
modeling and simulation approaches to optimize materials functionalities, to understand deformation, stability, and performance in extreme environments

Energy Scenarios
Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
David Velinsky
Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Engineerring
Academy of Natural Sciences
fate, transport, and cycling of bio-active elements and contaminants in freshwater and marine systems, development of elemental and molecular tracers of geochemical cycling in sediments and waters, biological and chemical impact of shale gas development across a spectrum of watershed in Pennsylvania
Energy Scenarios
Michael Waring
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
indoor air quality, indoor chemistry and particle formation, indoor gas and particle control technologies, smart building ventilation practices

Energy Scenarios
Energy-Effective Design
Rosina Weber

; College of Computing & Informatics;
extracting, eliciting, representing, retrieving, and reusing data and knowledge on energy and sustainability (i.e., cyber infrastructure); designing learning methods to recommend effective configurations of temperature, lighting, humidity, etc., to maximize energy efficiency and well-being

Energy-Effective Design
Christopher Weinberger
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
; College of Engineering;
Modeling material behavior, with and emphasis on mechanics, for energy applications including energy storage devices and energy production

Energy Storage Technology
Energy Sources
Jin Wen
Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
energy efficient building control and operation, net-zero buildings, smart grids, occupant behavior and human-centered building design, building energy retrofit design

Energy-Effective Design
Energy Systems Analytics & Control
Bryan Wong
Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
theoretical tools to calculate, understand, and rationally design functional materials for energy generation and conversion, especially those requiring an accurate understanding of electron dynamics

Energy Scenarios
Energy Sources