Faculty and Areas

Faculty affilated with the Center for the Environment and the ESE program include over 100 researchers from across campus, all of which are interested in interdisciplinary research and education on environmental topics. Below we show faculty currently affiliated with the program. There are many unique and emerging issues in environmental sciences that faculty are pursuing.

Faculty (alphabetical) currently (or anticipated to be) mentoring ESE graduate students

A - B | C - D | E - G | H - I | J - L | M - O | P - R | S - T | U - Z
Kirk Alter
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Name: Kirk Alter

Department: Building Construction Management

Research Area: Sustainable Construction

Email: alterk@purdue.edu

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Shalamar Armstrong
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Name: Shalamar Armstrong

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Soil & Land Use

Email: sarmstro@purdue.edu

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Shady Atallah
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Name: Shady Atallah

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Ecological Economics and Sustainability

Email: satalla@purdue.edu

Antoine Aubeneau
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Name: Antoine Aubeneau

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Groundwater and surface-water mixing along river networks

Email: aubeneau@purdue.edu

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Ernest (Chip) Blatchley
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Name: Ernest (Chip) Blatchley

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Physio/chemical processes of environmental engineering

Email: blatch@purdue.edu

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Brandon Boor
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Name: Brandon Boor

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Indoor air quality, aerosols, human exposure to air pollution

Email: bboor@purdue.edu

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Laura Bowling
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Name: Laura Bowling

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Watershed Hydrology, Hydroclimatology, GIS & Remote Sensing

Email: bowling@purdue.edu

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Vincent Bralts
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Name: Vincent Bralts

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation

Email: bralts@purdue.edu

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James Braun
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Name: James Braun

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research Area: Modeling, analysis, and control of thermal systems

Email: jbraun@purdue.edu

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Sylvie Brouder
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Name: Sylvie Brouder

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Soil ecology, crop nutrient management, biofuel sources and production impacts on water and soil

Email: sbrouder@purdue.edu

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Hua Cai
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Name: Hua Cai

Department: Industrial Engineering

Research Area: Environmental implications of emerging technologies, Urban sustainabilty, Industrial ecology and Complex adaptive systems

Email: huacai@purdue.edu

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James J. Camberato
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Name: James J. Camberato

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Email: jcambera@purdue.edu

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Indrajeet Chaubey
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Name: Indrajeet Chaubey

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering / Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Ecohydrology, sediment transport, decision support tools

Email: ichaubey@purdue.edu

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Keith Cherkauer
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Name: Keith Cherkauer

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Hydrologic Modeling, Surface Water Hydrology, Cold Season Processes, remote sensing

Email: cherkaue@purdue.edu

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Melba Crawford
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Name: Melba Crawford

Department: Agronomy and Civil Engineering

Research Area: Geomatics engineering surveying, environmental engineering, high performance computing

Email: mcrawford@purdue.edu

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Jeffrey Dukes
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Name: Jeffrey Dukes

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources / Biological Sciences

Research Area: Ecology; biodiversity and biological invasions; impacts of global environmental change

Email: jsdukes@purdue.edu

Bernie Engel
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Name: Bernie Engel

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Water Quality, Drainage, Subirrigation, Surface Irrigation and Erosion Control

Email: engelb@purdue.edu

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Abigail Engelberth
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Name: Abigail Engelberth

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Biological engineering and bioenergy

Email: aengelbe@purdue.edu

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Songlin Fei
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Name: Songlin Fei

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems (SHE)

Email: sfei@purdue.edu

Tim Filley
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Name: Tim Filley

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science; Agronomy

Research Area: Soil organic matter dynamics, Impacts of biological invasions, stable isotope biogeochemistry, pollutant-soil interactions

Email: Filley@purdue.edu

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Dennis Flanagan
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Name: Dennis Flanagan

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Soil Erosion Mechanics, Prediction, and Control, Water Quality 1

Email: flanagan@purdue.edu

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Jane Frankenberger
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Name: Jane Frankenberger

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Research Area: Watershed management, water quality, hydrology, GIS

Email: frankenb@purdue.edu

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Marty Frisbee
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Name: Marty Frisbee

Department: Earth Atmospheric Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions

Email: mdfrisbee@purdue.edu

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Margaret Gitau
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Name: Margaret Gitau

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Email: mgitau@purdue.edu

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James L. Garrison
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Name: James L. Garrison

Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

Research Area: Earth observation, remote sensing, satellite navigation and positioning

Email: jgarriso@purdue.edu

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Reuben Goforth
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Name: Reuben Goforth

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Aquatic ecosystems, GIS, watersheds, land use sustainability

Email: rgoforth@purdue.edu

Benjamin Gramig
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Name: Benjamin Gramig

Department: Ag. Economics

Research Area: Environmental and natural resource economics

Email: bgramig@purdue.edu

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Richard Grant
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Name: Richard Grant

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Biogeochemistry, aerosol science, meteorology

Email: rgrant@purdue.edu

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Steve Hallett
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Name: Steve Hallett

Department: Horticulture

Research Area: Botany and Plant Pathology

Email: halletts@purdue.edu

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Jon Harbor
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Name: Jon Harbor

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Hydrologic and Geomorphic Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change; Glacial Geomorphology; Environmental Education Research

Email: jharbor@purdue.edu

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Brady Hardiman
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Name: Brady Hardiman

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources/ Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Research Area: Forest ecology, Ecology of coupled natural & human systems

Email: hardimanb@purdue.edu

Eva Haviarova
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Name: Eva Haviarova

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Sustainable forest industry development, emerging furniture design

Email: ehaviar@purdue.edu

Al Heber
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Name: Al Heber

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Assessment and mitigation of dust, odor and gas emissions from confined life support facilities

Email: heber@purdue.edu

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Lori Hoagland
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Name: Lori Hoagland

Department: Horticulture

Research Area: Soil ecology and functional interactions between soil microbes and crop cultivars, biological approaches to disease and weed suppression, specialty crop systems, agro-ecology

Email: lhoaglan@purdue.edu

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Jeffrey D. Holland
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Name: Jeffrey D. Holland

Department: Entomology

Research Area: Spatial Ecology & Biodiversity. Dr. Holland studies the functional diversity of insect communities and the dispersal of individuals in the context of local management and the larger surrounding landscape. He studies pests and ecosystem service providers in forests, crop fields, and natural areas.

Email: jdhollan@purdue.edu

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Tomas O Hook
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Name: Tomas O Hook

Department: Forestry & Natural Resources

Research Area: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Email: thook@purdue.edu

W. Travis Horton
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Name: W. Travis Horton

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Architectural Engineering

Email: wthorton@purdue.edu

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John Howarter
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Name: John Howarter

Department: Materials Engineering

Research Area: Research interests are centered around reducing the operational energy footprint of polymer membranes through material design

Email: howarter@purdue.edu

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Inez Hua
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Name: Inez Hua

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Environmental chemistry and fate, industrial ecology and sustainability

Email: hua@purdue.edu

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Bryan Hubbard
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Name: Bryan Hubbard

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Construction, architecture

Email: bhubbard@purdue.edu

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Bill Hutzel
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Name: Bill Hutzel

Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Research Area: HVAC, building automation and renewable energy systems

Email: hutzelw@purdue.edu

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Klein Ileleji
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Name: Klein Ileleji

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Biomass feedstock logistics, processing, particulate flows and handling

Email: ileleji@purdue.edu

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Douglass Jacobs
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Name: Douglass Jacobs

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Forest Restoration, Ecophysiology

Email: djacobs@purdue.edu

Chad Jafvert
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Name: Chad Jafvert

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Aquatic chemistry

Email: jafvert@purdue.edu

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Brad Joern
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Name: Brad Joern

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Nutrient management planning, soil chemistry, plant nutrition

Email: bjoern@purdue.edu

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Cliff Johnston
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Name: Cliff Johnston

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Biogeochemistry, mineral physics, nanoscience, soil science, spectroscopy

Email: clays@purdue.edu

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Ian Kaplan
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Name: Ian Kaplan

Department: Entomology

Research Area: Insect Ecology, Specialty Crops

Email: ikaplan@purdue.edu

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Eileen Kladivko
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Name: Eileen Kladivko

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Soil Physics, Land Management, Preferential flow of chemicals through soils

Email: kladivko@purdue.edu

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Athula Kulatunga
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Name: Athula Kulatunga

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Research Area: Energy management and efficiency, industrial process controls

Email: nkulatun@purdue.edu

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Michael Ladisch
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Name: Michael Ladisch

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Bioprocess engineering as it applies to bioproducts, biorecovery, and bionanotechnology

Email: ladisch@purdue.edu

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Linda Lee
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Name: Linda Lee

Department: Agronomy and ESE Program Head

Research Area: Environmental chemistry

Email: lslee@purdue.edu

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John Lumkes
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Name: John Lumkes

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Machine systems and fluid power

Email: lumkes@purdue.edu

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Zhao Ma
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Name: Zhao Ma

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Sustainable Natural Resources Social Sciences

Email: zhaoma@purdue.edu

Michael L. Mashtare
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Name: Michael L. Mashtare

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Biogeochemical interactions regulating the fate, bioavailability, and transport of emerging organic and inorganic chemicals in urban- and agro-ecosystems

Email: mmashtare@purdue.edu

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Sara McMillan
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Name: Sara McMillan

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Environmental and Natural Resources

Email: mcmill@purdue.edu

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Rick Meilan
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Name: Rick Meilan

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Molecular Tree Physiology, phytoremediation, biofuels

Email: rmeilan@purdue.edu

Greg Michalski
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Name: Greg Michalski

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling, air/water pollution, modeling isotopes

Email: gmichals@purdue.edu

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Michael Mickelbart
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Name: Michael Mickelbart

Department: Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Research Area: Plant Physiology

Email: mmickelb@purdue.edu

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Charles Michler
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Name: Charles Michler

Department: Forestry & Natural Resources

Research Area: Hardwood tree genetics, herbicide resistance

Email: michler@purdue.edu

Manjana Milkoreit
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Name: Manjana Milkoreit

Department: Political Science

Research Area: Global Environmental Governance, climate change politics, cognition and decision making, Anthropocene

Email: mmilkore@purdue.edu

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Rabi Mohtar
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Name: Rabi Mohtar

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Environmental and Natural Resources

Email: mohtar@purdue.edu

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Nate Mosier
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Name: Nate Mosier

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Research Area: Renewable resources engineering

Email: mosiern@purdue.edu

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Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi
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Name: Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi

Department: Industrial Engineering (Primary), Environmental and Ecological Engineering (joint appointment)

Research Area: Sustainability and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems

Email: rnateghi@purdue.edu

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Jiqin Ni
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Name: Jiqin Ni

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Research Area: Bioenergy, Environmental and Natural Resources

Email: jiqin@purdue.edu

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Loring (Larry) Nies
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Name: Loring (Larry) Nies

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Life cycle analysis, sustainability, nanotech impacts, bioremediation

Email: nies@purdue.edu

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Dev Niyogi
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Name: Dev Niyogi

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences / Agronomy

Research Area: Climate change, Hydrological extremes, Satellite Remote Sensing, Severe weather, Air Quality, Indian Monsoons, Land use land cover changes, Urbanization and agricultural intensification impacts

Email: climate@purdue.edu

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Bryan Pijanowski
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Name: Bryan Pijanowski

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Research Area: Landscape ecology, biogeography, GIS, Ornithology

Email: bpijanow@purdue.edu

Marshall Porterfield
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Name: Marshall Porterfield

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Physiological sensing technologies for research applications in biology, agriculture, and medicine

Email: porterf@purdue.edu

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Linda Prokopy
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Name: Linda Prokopy

Department: Forestry & Natural Resources

Research Area: Social dimensions of watershed management

Email: lprokopy@purdue.edu

Kerry Rabenold
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Name: Kerry Rabenold

Department: Biological Sciences

Research Area: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Email: rabenold@purdue.edu

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Suresh Rao
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Name: Suresh Rao

Department: Civil Engineering / Agronomy

Research Area: hydrology, contaminant transport, sustainability

Email: pscr@purdue.edu

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Randy Rapp
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Name: Randy Rapp

Department: Building Construction Management

Research Area: Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management

Email: rrapp@purdue.edu

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Leigh Raymond
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Name: Leigh Raymond

Department: Political Science

Research Area: Public Policy, Public Administration and Environmental Politics

Email: lraymond@purdue.edu

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Cliff Sadof
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Name: Cliff Sadof

Department: Entomology

Research Area: Biological control, landscape entomology, prevent spread of invasive species, sustainable ag

Email: csadof@purdue.edu

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Darrell Schulze
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Name: Darrell Schulze

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Soil mineralogy, chemistry, pedology

Email: dschulze@purdue.edu

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Catherine L. Searle
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Name: Catherine L. Searle

Department: Department of Biological Sciences

Research Area: Disease ecology, community ecology, host-parasite interactions, freshwater biology

Email: searlec@purdue.edu

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Maria Sepulveda
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Name: Maria Sepulveda

Department: Forestry & Natural Resources

Research Area: Ecotoxicology and aquatic organisms

Email: mssepulv@purdue.edu

Amisha Shah
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Name: Amisha Shah

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Environmental Engineering

Email: adshah@purdue.edu

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Jie Shan
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Name: Jie Shan

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Geospatial data science; Geographic information system/science and its applications; Remote sensing for urban areas;

Email: jshan@purdue.edu

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Guofan Shao
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Name: Guofan Shao

Department: Forestry & Natural Resources

Research Area: GIS, large scale land use, international issues

Email: shao@purdue.edu

Shweta Singh
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Name: Shweta Singh

Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Research Area: Sustainable Engineering, Complex Systems Analysis

Email: singh294@purdue.edu

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Diane Stott
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Name: Diane Stott

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Soil Biochemistry

Email: Diane.Stott@ars.usda.gov

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John Sutherland
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Name: John Sutherland

Department: College of Engineering

Research Area: Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Email: jwsuther@purdue.edu

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Bernard Tao
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Name: Bernard Tao

Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering / Food Science

Research Area: Renewable resource utilization, polymer coating, plant lipids, biosensors

Email: tao@purdue.edu

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Cary Troy
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Name: Cary Troy

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: Environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence and mixing in natural water bodies, hydrological engineering.

Email: troy@purdue.edu

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Ron Turco
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Name: Ron Turco

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Remediation technologies, microbiology, microbial ecology

Email: rturco@purdue.edu

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Jeff Volenec
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Name: Jeff Volenec

Department: Agronomy

Research Area: Biofuels, ecology and evolutionary biology

Email: jvolenec@purdue.edu

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Eric N. Waltenberg
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Name: Eric N. Waltenberg

Department: Political Science

Research Area: American Politics and Methodology

Email: ewaltenb@purdue.edu

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Lisa Welp
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Name: Lisa Welp

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Stable-isotope biogeochemistry, exchange of water and carbon dioxide between land biosphere and atmosphere, boreal forest carbon cycle

Email: lwelp@purdue.edu

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Terry West
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Name: Terry West

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Engineering geology

Email: trwest@purdue.edu

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Andrew Whelton
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Name: Andrew Whelton

Department: College of Engineering

Research Area: Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Email: awhelton@purdue.edu

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David Yu
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Name: David Yu

Department: Civil Engineering

Research Area: The resilience of partly-engineered social-ecological systems under global change and how biophysical and institutional factors interact to shape the dynamics of such coupled systems

Email: davidyu@purdue.edu

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Hao Zhang
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Name: Hao Zhang

Department: Forestry and Natural Resources / Statistics

Research Area: Analysis of spatial and space-time data as it relates to climatology, geophysics, natural resources, agriculture, economics

Email: zhanghao@purdue.edu

Fu Zhao
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Name: Fu Zhao

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Research Area: Sustainable manufacturing processes, life cycle analysis

Email: fzhao@purdue.edu

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Qianlai Zhuang
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Name: Qianlai Zhuang

Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Research Area: Interactions among atmosphere, biosphere, and human dimension in the context of climate change, chemical element cycles, and policy-making

Email: qzhuang@purdue.edu

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Zhi (George) Zhou
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Name: Zhi (George) Zhou

Department: Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Civil Engineering

Research Area: Environmental biotechnology, biofuel, water quality

Email: zhizhou@purdue.edu

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