Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated faculty benefit from the ESI-network of university, public, and private sector experts with expansive and various opportunities to collaborate on exploring and understanding environmental issues. The network spans across The University of Texas’ schools and colleges and includes members from the broader scientific community. For more information about how to become an affiliated faculty member, please contact ESI at esi@esi.utexas.edu.

David E Adelman

David E Adelman

Professor and Harry Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, School of Law
+1 512 232 0877, dadelman@law.utexas.edu

David E. Adelman teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and climate change policy. Professor Adelman's research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed such topics as the implications of emerging genomic technologies for toxics regulation, the tensions between legal and scientific evidentiary standards in regulatory decision making, and development of effective policies for promoting innovation relevant to addressing climate change.

David T Allen

David T Allen

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 0049, +1 512 475 7842, allen@che.utexas.edu

Atmospheric chemistry; Urban air quality and pollution prevention; Environmental and industrial reaction engineering

Hal S Alper

Hal S Alper

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4417, halper@che.utexas.edu

Our group focuses on engineering biology to produce organic molecules of interest such as biofuels, commodity and specialty chemicals and protein pharmaceuticals.  Specifically, our lab alters cells and "hijacks" the basic metabolism to convert cellular systems into industrially-relevant biochemical factories.  We utilize a variety of host systems including microbial (eg. Eschericia coli), fungal (eg. the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Yarrowia lipolytica), and mammalian cells (eg. Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and human HEK293).  To accomplish these tasks, traditional pathway engineering approaches are merged with novel synthetic biology tools, protein engineering strategies, systems biology paradigms and applied genetic engineering capabilities.  Our research group focuses on the integration and implementation of these tools and knowledge for the design, production, and elicitation of phenotypes relevant to biotechnological processes and medical interest.  In addition, we are heavily invested in developing novel synthetic biology approaches aimed at increasing our capacity to engineer cells.

Eric V Anslyn

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 0068, anslyn@austin.utexas.edu

David K Arctur

David K Arctur

Research Scientist, Center for Research in Water Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 1506, david.arctur@utexas.edu

Geographic Information Systems and Database Management Systems, with focus of interest in standards for interoperability of data and models for multidisciplinary geosciences research (water resources, climate, and geohazards in particular). Data and model semantics, and digital preservation of physical samples are crosscutting subthemes of interest.

Eugenio Y Arima

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 0714, arima@austin.utexas.edu

Connie R Arnold

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6796, +1 361 749 6795, arnold@utmsi.utexas.edu

James A Austin

James A Austin

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0450, jamie@ig.utexas.edu

Stratigraphic evolution of a wide range of marine and lacustrine environments around the world

Jay L Banner

Jay L Banner

F. M. Bullard Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5016, +1 512 471 6854, banner@jsg.utexas.edu

Isotopic methods, groundwater, oceans, ancient oceans, climate change, aquifers, caves, environmental science, geochemistry, paleoclimatology

Christopher J Bell

Christopher J Bell

Fellow of The Second Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Yager Professorship, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 7301, cjbell@jsg.utexas.edu

Vertebrate paleontology, North American Pliocene and Pleistocene small mammal biostratigraphy and biochronology, osteology, anatomy, and systematics of squamate reptiles and turtles, Impacts of climate change on vertebrate communities

J E Bickel

J E Bickel

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 8316, ebickel@utexas.edu

Decision making under uncertainty; value of information; economics; business strategy; energy and climate policy

Bryan A Black

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6789, bryan.black@utexas.edu

Donald D Blankenship

Donald D Blankenship

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0489, +1 512 471 6156, blank@ig.utexas.edu

Antarctic ice sheets, robotic space missions to Europa, airborne and ground-based geophysical techniques (including laser altimetry, radar sounding, seismic reflection and refraction), West Antarctic rift system, West Antarctic Ice Sheet, climate change, global warming, remote sensing

Daniel O Breecker

Daniel O Breecker

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6166, breecker@jsg.utexas.edu

Soil biogeochemistry, calcic soils, stable isotope geochemistry

Jennifer S Brodbelt

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 0028, +1 512 471 0041, jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu

James J Bull

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 8266, +1 512 471 5661, bull@utexas.edu

Edward J Buskey

Edward J Buskey

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 3102, +1 361 749 3104, ed.buskey@utexas.edu

Biological oceanography; marine ecology; marine plankton; harmful algal blooms (red tides brown tides); behavior and sensory perception of marine organisms; bioluminescence

John C Butler

John C Butler

EMIC Associate Director, Department of Finance, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 232 6821, butlerjc@mccombs.utexas.edu

Dr. Butler's research focuses on the Decision Sciences: decision analysis, operations, information systems, management science and statistics. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, an organization comprised of over 900 academics and practitioners in the field of decision analysis. For EMIC, Dr. Butler is focused on building energy-specific business curriculum. He teaches MBA-level energy finance classes and supervises student participation in practicums and case competitions.

David  Cannatella

David Cannatella

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 453 1620, catfish@utexas.edu

M Bayani Cardenas

M Bayani Cardenas

Professor and William T. Stokes Centennial Teaching Fellow, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 6897, cardenas@jsg.utexas.edu

Hydrology and Hydrogeology

Ginny Catania

Ginny Catania

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

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

Kerry H Cook

Kerry H Cook

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

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

Richard L Corsi

Richard L Corsi

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4921, corsi@mail.utexas.edu

Indoor air quality; Sources, fate and control of indoor air pollution; Homogeneous and heterogeneous indoor environmental chemistry; Human exposure to toxins in indoor environments

Kelley A Crews

Kelley A Crews

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 5116, kelley@utexas.edu

Spatio-temporal Scaling of Landscape Change Dynamics and Dynamism, Resilience and Vulnerability of Socio-Ecological Systems in Developing States, and Ecologies of Global Health

Ian W Dalziel

Ian W Dalziel

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0431, +1 512 471 6156, ian@ig.utexas.edu

Tectonics, geodynamics, geography of ancient times, plate reconstructions, structural geology

Clinton N Dawson

Clinton N Dawson

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 8627, clint@ices.utexas.edu

Numerical Solution to Partial Differential Equations; Algorithms for Massively Parallel Scientific Computation; Application to Surface and Subsurface Flow and Transport in Earth Systems

John N Doggett

John N Doggett

Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 232 7671, +1 512 471 3676, john.doggett@mccombs.utexas.edu

International entrepreneurship, global competition, sustainability, energy

William  Doolittle

William Doolittle

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

landscapes, agricultural and water control technology, sustainability science, arid lands, American Southwest, and Mexico

Robin W Doughty

Robin W Doughty

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 1591, +1 512 471 5116, rdoughty@mail.utexas.edu

Cultural Geography; Environmental Resource Management; Landscape Ecology and Biogeography

Anthony D Dudo

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
, dudo@utexas.edu

Robert A Duke

Robert A Duke

Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, Director of the Center for Music Learning, Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
+1 512 471 0972, +1 512 475 8812, bobduke@austin.utexas.edu

Human learning and behavior; procedural memory consolidation; skill learning

Robert A Dull

Robert A Dull

Research Affiliate - Sr Research Fellow, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 585 1584, robdull@austin.utexas.edu

Paleoecology; environmental impacts of land use change; climate change; deforestation; fire history; natural hazards; geoarchaeology; Central America; the Holocene Epoch; the Anthropocene Epoch; global warming

Kenneth H Dunton

Kenneth H Dunton

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6744, +1 361 749 6728, ken.dunton@utexas.edu

climate change, global warming, food webs, marine ecology, ecosystem dynamics

James S Dyer

James S Dyer

Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 5278, +1 512 471 3322, j.dyer@mccombs.utexas.edu

His research and teaching interests include risk management, multiple criteria decision making, and capital budgeting. Decision and risk analysis with applications in oil and gas; exploration and production; electric utilities; project managment; environment & earth science.

David J Eaton

David J Eaton

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8972, +1 512 471 8959, eaton@austin.utexas.edu

Eaton has written on rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, management of emergency medical services, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance, and agriculture. His research focuses on sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs, and prevention of pollution. Eaton's current research concerns U.S.-Mexico environmental cooperation, new methods for evaluation of air pollution emissions, joint management by Palestinians and Israelis of shared groundwater, and water conservation in Texas; conservation, energy, pollution, water & wastewater

Thomas F Edgar

Thomas F Edgar

Professor and George T. and Gladys H. Abell Endowed Chair of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 3080, edgar@che.utexas.edu

Process control; Modeling; Optimization; Energy systems; Combined heat and power; Fault detection; Data analytics; Energy policy; Alternative and renewable energy; Smart Grid

Andrew  Ellington

Andrew Ellington

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 3424, +1 512 471 6445, ellingtonlab@gmail.com

Directed evolution; ribozymes; biotechnology; chemical and biological warfare detection

Kathy Ellins

Kathy Ellins

Program Director for Geoscience Education Research, Geology Foundation, Jackson School of Geosciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0347, kellins@jsg.utexas.edu

Geoscience education; Discipline Based Education Research (DBER); teacher professional development; geoscience curriculum development; undergraduate geoscience teacher preparation; climate literacy; geoscience, art and design engagement

Philip A Fay

Research Affiliate - Sr Research Fellow, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
+1 254 770 6533, +1 254 770 6520, philip.fay@ars.usda.gov

Robert L Folk

Robert L Folk

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 8378, rlfolk@mail.utexas.edu

Sedimentary Petrology. studying mineralogy and nannobiology of hot springs in Italy, the role of nannobacteria in creating carbonate rocks. work on cherts, opals, sulfides of iron and other metals, and metal oxides, nannobacteria in martian meteorites and weathering of igneous rocks by nannobacteria under a variety of conditions in Tahiti, West Texas, and Lombardia, Italy.

Norma L Fowler

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 1295, +1 512 471 4546, nfowler@austin.utexas.edu

Rong  Fu

Rong Fu

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 7932, rongfu@jsg.utexas.edu

Convection, cloud and precipitation processes and their role in climate; Atmospheric transport in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere; Atmosphere, ocean and land/vegetation interactions; Satellite remote sensing applications and retrievals;

Lee A Fuiman

Associate Director for Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory, Marine Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6795, lee.fuiman@utexas.edu

Craig S Fulthorpe

Craig S Fulthorpe

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0459, +1 512 471 0471, craig@ig.utexas.edu

Marine geology, sedimentary geology, seismic stratigraphy and sedimentary architecture of continental margins, sequence stratigraphy and sea-level variation.

Wayne S Gardner

Professor Emeritus, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6823, wayne.gardner@utexas.edu

Lawrence E Gilbert

Lawrence E Gilbert

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4705, +1 512 471 2825, lgilbert@austin.utexas.edu

Community ecology; wing pattern genetics; biological diversity; imported fire ants/phorid fly interactions; butterfly/plant interactions

Linda L Golden

Professor, Department of Marketing, Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 663 8506, +1 512 471 1126, utlindagolden@gmail.com

Laura I Gonzalez

Lecturer, Biology Instructional Office, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 5368, ligg@austin.utexas.edu

Amber Hardison

Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6705, amber.hardison@utexas.edu

Rasika M Harshey

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 6881, +1 512 471 5105, rasika@austin.utexas.edu

Christine V Hawkes

Christine V Hawkes

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 475 6479, +1 512 471 6164, chawkes@austin.utexas.edu

Ecosystem responses to climate change, invasive species, plant community ecology, soil microbial ecology

Dean  Hendrickson

Dean Hendrickson

Curator, Ichthyology, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 9774, deanhend@austin.utexas.edu

David M Hillis

David M Hillis

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 5792, +1 512 471 5661, dhillis@austin.utexas.edu

Molecular evolution; vertebrates; systematics; evolution of viruses; endangered species; amphibians; reptiles; fishes; mammals; birds; molecular biology; DNA; genetics

Ben R Hodges

Ben R Hodges

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4730, +1 512 471 1807, hodges@mail.utexas.edu

Hydrodynamics; Transport and water quality issues in lakes, rivers and estuaries

James A Holcombe

Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 5140, holcombe@mail.utexas.edu

Gloria J Holt

Professor Emerita, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6716, +1 361 749 6795, joanholt@utexas.edu

Robert K Holz

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 1585, +1 512 471 5116, holzrk@gmail.com

Susan D Hovorka

Susan D Hovorka

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 4863, susan.hovorka@beg.utexas.edu

Geologic carbon sequestration in deep sedimentary environments as part of carbon capture and storage. PI of the Gulf Coast Caron Center (www.gulfcoastcarbon.org) focused on research relevant to commercial development of geologic sequestration in regions where it is both needed and possible. Monitoring field projects. Petrography and sedimentology supporting hydrogeology in karst and contaminated systems. K-12 and public outreach and education.

Charles S Jackson

Charles S Jackson

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

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

Bob  Jansen

Bob Jansen

Director, Plant Resources Center, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 8827, jansen@austin.utexas.edu

Molecular systematics and evolution; evolution and systematics of the asteraceae; chloroplast DNA evolution; origin and evolution of oceanic island floras; role of hybridization on the extinction of rare species

Shalene  Jha

Shalene Jha

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
, sjha@austin.utexas.edu

Lee Ann  Kahlor

Lee Ann Kahlor

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
+1 512 791 5726, kahlor@austin.utexas.edu

Public relations, health and environmental risk communication, science communication, and information seeking.

Lynn E Katz

Lynn E Katz

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 0071, +1 512 471 4244, lynnkatz@mail.utexas.edu

Contaminant fate and transport; Combined abiotic/biotic treatment systems for in-situ remediation; Environmental surface chemistry

Timothy H Keitt

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 5004, tkeitt@utexas.edu

Troy M Kimmel

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 1590, +1 512 471 5116, tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu

Carey W King

Carey W King

Assistant Director, Energy Institute
+1 512 471 5468, careyking@mail.utexas.edu

Energy and renewable energy generation, usage, conservation, policy, and education; energy systems approaches; energy return on energy invested, net energy; carbon capture and sequestration; nexus of water and energy; renewable energy and electricity integration

Kerry A Kinney

Kerry A Kinney

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 1740, kakinney@mail.utexas.edu

Beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment; Algae-to-biofuel production processes; Potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments

Mary J Kirisits

Mary J Kirisits

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 232 7120, kirisits@utexas.edu

Biological drinking water treatment processes; Microbial transformation of inorganic contaminants; Application of molecular biology to biological water treatment processes; Rainwater harvesting; Impacts of nanomaterials on microorganisms in engineered water treatment systems; Biofilms; Quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms; Microbial community structure of pediatric otitis media

Mark A Kirkpatrick

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 5996, +1 512 471 5858, kirkp@mail.utexas.edu

Gregory W Knapp

Gregory W Knapp

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 1588, gwk@utexas.edu

Adaptive dynamics, cultural landscapes, and archaeology of Andean agriculture; regional identities, ethnogeography, linguistic geography and ethnic territoriality; mapping; modernization as contextualized in historical cultural ecology and feminist political ecology; history of geographic thought; Latin America

Gary A Kocurek

Gary A Kocurek

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5855, garyk@jsg.utexas.edu

Sedimentology, geomorphology and stratigraphy of aeolian systems; fluid flow and grain transport; bedform dynamics and pattern evolution of dune fields; the stratigraphic record of aeolian and related systems on Earth and Mars.

Brian A Korgel

Brian A Korgel

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

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.

Michael J Krische

Michael J Krische

Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 5892, mkrische@cm.utexas.edu

Catalytic reaction development with attendant applications in natural product synthesis.

Travis J Laduc

Travis J Laduc

Curator, Herpetology, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 475 6339, travieso@austin.utexas.edu

Fernando L Lara

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0711, fernandolara@utexas.edu

Edgardo M Latrubesse

Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 1592, latrubesse@austin.utexas.edu

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
+1 512 471 4595, dlawler@mail.utexas.edu

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

Lawrence A Lawver

Lawrence A Lawver

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0433, +1 512 471 6156, lawver@ig.utexas.edu

Marine geophysics, plate tectonics, magnetics, gravity, heat flow, seismic studies, paleogeographic reconstructions of Gondwana, the Polar Regions, East Asia, and the Western Pacific

Mathew A Leibold

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 475 8669, +1 512 475 9535, mleibold@mail.utexas.edu

Craig R Linder

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7825, +1 512 471 7826, rlinder@austin.utexas.edu

Zhanfei Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6772, zhanfei.liu@utexas.edu

Bassett Maguire

Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7473, b.maguire@mail.utexas.edu

Barbara J Mahler

Lecturer, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
, bjmahler@usgs.gov

David R Maidment

David R Maidment

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 0065, +1 512 471 4620, maidment@utexas.edu

Geographic information systems(GIS); Expert systems and statistical techniques in hydrology and water resources planning; Water use forecasting

Ian R Manners

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 3881, +1 512 471 3052, istanjan@gmail.com

Michael P Marder

Michael P Marder

Director, Academic Program, UTeach-Natural Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3612, marder@chaos.utexas.edu

Fracture; deformation of materials; computational materials science; condensed matter physics; nonlinear dynamics; teacher preparation; discovery learning; Uteach.

James W McClelland

James W McClelland

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6756, jimm@utexas.edu

Climate change; global warming; ocean chemistry; Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans; ecosystem dynamics.

Daene C McKinney

Daene C McKinney

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5644, daene@aol.com

Water resource systems analysis; Groundwater hydrology; Numerical modeling and economic analysis of groundwater systems; Multi-phase flow in porous media; Expert geographic information systems (GIS)

Richard J Meyer

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3817, +1 512 471 0931, rmeyer@austin.utexas.edu

Lauren A Meyers

Lauren A Meyers

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4950, laurenmeyers@austin.utexas.edu

infectious disease epidemiology, evolutionary dynamics, molecular evolution, viruses, bacteria, RNA, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, bioinformatics, flu, Ebola, Zika, malaria

Kevan  Moffett

Kevan Moffett

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
, kbmoffett@jsg.utexas.edu

Ian J Molineux

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3143, molineux@austin.utexas.edu

Steven A Moore

Steven A Moore

Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0184, samoore@austin.utexas.edu

Sustainable architecture; science and technology studies; politics of technology; philosophy of technology; history of technology

Ulrich G Mueller

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7619, umueller@austin.utexas.edu

Charles B Mullins

Charles B Mullins

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 5817, mullins@che.utexas.edu

Materials chemistry for energy studies regarding solar photoelectrocatalysis; catalysis of nano-structured surfaces; materials for lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Sheila M Olmstead

Sheila M Olmstead

Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 2064, sheila.olmstead@austin.utexas.edu

Olmstead is an environmental economist whose current research projects examine the environmental externalities associated with shale gas development in the United States, regulatory avoidance under the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, the influence of federal fire suppression policy on land development in the American West, and free-riding in dam placement and water withdrawals in transboundary river basins. She has worked extensively on the economics of water resource management, focusing on water demand estimation, water conservation policy, and access to drinking water services among low-income communities. Climate and energy policy are additional topics of her research, especially with regard to the application of market-based environmental policy instruments.

Hilary C Olson

Hilary C Olson

Program Manager, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 653 8356, holson@austin.utexas.edu

Biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental analysis of foraminifera

Jeffrey G Paine

Jeffrey G Paine

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1260, +1 512 471 1534, jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu

Near-surface geophysics in hydrogeology and environmental and Quaternary geology; coastal geology; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; computer applications in the geological sciences

Jose L Panero

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 1990, +1 512 471 5858, panero@utexas.edu

Camille  Parmesan

Camille Parmesan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
, parmesan@austin.utexas.edu

Global warming, climate change, insect ecology, butterfly biology

Robert G Paterson

Robert G Paterson

Associate Dean for Research and Operations (Interim), School of Architecture
+1 512 471 0734, +1 512 471 1922, rgfp@austin.utexas.edu

community and regional planning, environmental impacts of development

Sara T Pelleteri

Program Director, Marine Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
, sarapel@mail.utexas.edu

Eric R Pianka

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7472, +1 512 471 1456, erp@austin.utexas.edu

Suzanne A Pierce

Suzanne A Pierce

Assistant Professor of Research, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 954 1810, spierce@tacc.utexas.edu

Integrated Water Resources Management Decision Support Systems Sustainability Science Energy-Water Groundwater Management Participatory Modeling

Mary F Poteet

Lecturer, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5209, mpoteet@jsg.utexas.edu

karst ecosystems, biotic response and vulnerability to climate change, invasive species

Carlos E Ramos

Carlos E Ramos

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2067, cramos@austin.utexas.edu

Hydro-geomorphology; terrestrial sediment and carbon budgets; sediment routing; road erosion; infiltration and runoff routing modeling; land use and climate change effects on hydrologic/geomorphic processes and their consequences on water quality, sustainable development, stream habitat, and marine ecosystems; development of GIS-based sediment budget/hydrologic applications; mass wasting processes; spatial scale issues; natural hazards.

Mary A Rankin

Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 3285, rankin@mail.utexas.edu

James R Reddell

Other University Affiliate, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
, jreddell.caves@austin.utexas.edu

Robert C Reedy

Robert C Reedy

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 7244, +1 512 232 2390, bob.reedy@beg.utexas.edu

Instrumentation systems, geographic information systems (GIS), vadose zone hydrology

Dick Richardson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4128, d.richardson@mail.utexas.edu

John H Richburg

John H Richburg

Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy
+1 512 471 4736, john.richburg@austin.utexas.edu

testicular cancer, cell death and influence of environmental chemicals

Timothy B Rowe

Timothy B Rowe

Professor and J. Nalle Gregory Regents Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 1725, +1 512 232 5512, rowe@mail.utexas.edu

Vertebrate paleontology, evolution and development of the vertebrate skeleton, phylogenetic systematics, the early history of mammals and their extinct relatives among Synapsida, the history of birds and their extinct relatives among Dinosauria, the history of other amniotes, high-resolution X-ray computed tomography, CT scanner, DigiMorph, informatics

Michael J Ryan

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 554 2433, mryan@utexas.edu

Bridget R Scanlon

Bridget R Scanlon

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

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

Mrinal K Sen

Mrinal K Sen

Professor and Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0466, mrinal@utexas.edu

Seismic wave propagation including anisotropy, geophysical inverse problems, earthquakes and earth structure, applied seismology, petroleum exploration including 4D seismology

Timothy M Shanahan

Timothy M Shanahan

Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 232 7051, tshanahan@jsg.utexas.edu

Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleolimnology, sedimentary geology and geochemistry, organic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, compound-specific stable isotope analysis

John M Sharp

John M Sharp

Carlton Professor of Geology, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 3317, jmsharp@jsg.utexas.edu

Hyrdogeology; flow in fractured rocks; thermohaline free convection; fracture skin effects; regional flow in carbonate rocks; hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones; subsidence and coastal land loss; effects of urbanization; alluvial aquifers; hydrogeology of sedimentary basins;hydrological processes in ore deposit formation; and hydrogeophysics.

Allan W Shearer

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 232 5286, ashearer@austin.utexas.edu

Beryl B Simpson

Beryl B Simpson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 7335, beryl@austin.utexas.edu

Systematics of angiosperms; plant-pollinator interactions; ethnobotany

Michael C Singer

Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 471 4506, singermc@austin.utexas.edu

Bjorn I Sletto

Associate Professor, School of Architecture
+1 512 471 5153, bjorn@utexas.edu

D M Snodderly

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 3307, +1 512 471 7228, max.snodderly@austin.utexas.edu

Paul L Stoffa

Paul L Stoffa

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0464, stoffa@ig.utexas.edu

Multichannel seismic acquisition, signal processing, acoustic and elastic wave propagation, modeling and inversion of geophysical data

Chandler W Stolp

Chandler W Stolp

Associate Professor, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 3200, +1 512 471 8951, stolp@austin.utexas.edu

Latin American public policy; economic integration; applied statistics

Frederick W Taylor

Frederick W Taylor

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 0453, fred@ig.utexas.edu

Tectonic geomorphology, stratigraphy, and paleogeodesy/paleoseismology at convergent plate margins Paleoclimate, fossil corals as a proxy for past sea-surface temperatures. Corals as recorders of relative sea level for vertical tectonics and sea-level history.

Melinda E Taylor

Melinda E Taylor

Executive Director, Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
+1 512 232 3641, mtaylor@law.utexas.edu

Melinda E. Taylor is a Senior Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law. Taylor joined the faculty of the Law School in January 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, she was the director of the Ecosystem Restoration Program of Environmental Defense where she managed a staff of attorneys, scientists and economists engaged in projects to protect endangered species and water resources across the United States. Taylor has also served as deputy general counsel of the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C. and was an associate at Bracewell & Patterson in Washington.

Edward C Theriot

Edward C Theriot

Director, Texas Natural Science Center, College of Natural Sciences
+1 512 232 2379, +1 512 471 4997, etheriot@austin.utexas.edu

Algae; aquatic biology; paleontology; freshwater ecology; evolution; diatoms; Texas Natural Science Center

Peter  Thomas

Peter Thomas

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6768, +1 361 749 6711, peter.thomas@utexas.edu

Reproductive endocrinology; endocrine-disrupting chemicals; environmental toxicology; steroid hormone action; reproduction/population risks

Rebecca M Torres

Rebecca M Torres

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
, rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu

Rural and Community Development; International and Internal Migration; U.S. Latino Communities; Globalization and Agricultural Restructuring; Tourism in Developing Nations; Gender; Activist Scholarship and Community Engagement; Latin America

Tracy A Villareal

Tracy A Villareal

Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6732, +1 361 749 6736, tracyv@austin.utexas.edu

Autecology of the oceanic species that represent the largest known phytoplankton; harmful algal blooms along the Texas coast.

Benjamin D Walther

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Science, College of Natural Sciences
+1 361 749 6810, bwalther@utexas.edu

Michael E Webber

Michael E Webber

Associate Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 475 6867, webber@mail.utexas.edu

Energy policy; Energy & Water; Alternative and renewable energy; Biofuels; Energy in Texas; Smart Grid; Power Sector

Carlton G Willson

Carlton G Willson

Professor and Rashid Engineering Regents Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
+1 512 471 4342, willson@che.utexas.edu

Polymers, materials, and processes for microelectronics; Photoresists; Liquid crystals; Computer simulation; Mass transport studies; Kinetics; Graft polymerization; Biosensor arrays; Novel processes for producing nanometer scale structures

Clark R Wilson

Clark R Wilson

Wallace E. Pratt Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 5008, +1 512 471 5172, crwilson@jsg.utexas.edu

Geophysics, including gravity, space geodesy, and applied seismology

Samuel M Wilson

Samuel M Wilson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 4206, s.wilson@austin.utexas.edu

Anthropology of culture contact; prehistory and history; indigenous people of the Caribbean; culture; complex societies; digital technology and its impact on human societies; Arts and Humanities

Zong-Liang  Yang

Zong-Liang Yang

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 471 3824, liang@jsg.utexas.edu

Dr. Yang's primary research interest is to understand the exchanges of momentum, radiation, heat, water, carbon dioxide, and other materials between the atmosphere and the Earth surface spanning from small (short) to very large (long) scales. This includes analysis of in-situ and remotely-sensed data for the Earth's surface, and modeling studies of weather, climate and hydrology at local, regional and global scales.

Michael H Young

Michael H Young

Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director for Environment Division, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
+1 512 475 8830, michael.young@beg.utexas.edu

Ecohydrology of arid and semiarid landscapes; groundwater recharge in both managed agriculture and natural (arid and semi-arid) systems; influence of soil structure and vegetation on water cycling; design and implementation of monitoring systems for above-ground and near-surface below ground environments.

Kenneth R Young

Kenneth R Young

Professor, Department of Geography and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 8311, +1 512 471 5116, kryoung@austin.utexas.edu

Biogeography; Landscape Ecology; Climate Change; Sustainability; Tropical Environments; linking biogeography to environmental conservation at local to landscape to global scales, with emphasis in developing countries, tropical ecosystems, Latin America, biodiversity, climate change, and landscape change