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Michael R. | 412-268-2709 | 4307 WEH

Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering

Michael R. Bockstaller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Bockstaller received his diploma in Chemistry from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany). He was scientific assistant at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) and postdoctoral associate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He came to Carnegie Mellon from the Technical University of Aachen (Germany) where he held a Habilitation position. He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and Emmy Noether grant recipient of the German Science Foundation. Professor Bockstaller's research interest include polymer morphology, polymer-based nanostructures; polymer-based nanoparticle assemblies; phase behavior and structure-property relations (optical/magnetic) of organic-inorganic heterogeneous materials; phase behavior of water-soluble polymers (synthetic and biological) under in-vivo conditions; field-responsive nanoparticles for drug delivery; x-ray and neutron scattering; electron microscopy.


Elizabeth | 412-268-2670 | 131C BH

Associate Research Professor - Engineering and Public Policy

Dr. Casman specializes in integrated assessment modeling of infectious disease, primarily with respect to the impacts of climate change and bioterrorism. Currently, her bioterrorism-related research includes: the potential of urban ecosystems to support rodent-borne plague epidemics, risk communication strategies for rapidly changing and complex bioterrorism scenarios, rapid detection of covert bio-attacks, the economic impact of bioterrorism, and the effect of the Patriot Act and the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act on the scientific community. She is also interested in drinking water access in developing countries, watershed management, biotechnology policy, and risk analysis.


Kris | 412-268-9609 | 3101 DH

Assistant Professor - BioMed, MSE, ChemE

Kris' primary research uses rheological, biophysical and optical techniques to understand the structure and organization of the cell nucleus. These studies are relevant to dissecting the molecular pathology of diseases caused by defects in nuclear structure. Studies from the molecular through multi-cellular level help in understanding the disease phenotype of genetic diseases such as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a premature aging syndrome; the results from these studies are also related to problems associated with normal aging. Also, mechanical studies of the nucleus are providing an essential understanding in the sub-cellular changes during human embryonic stem cell differentiation. Kris joined CMU as a joint appointee in BME and Chemical Engineering in January 2006.


Cliff | 412-268-2951 | 123E PH

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy

Dynamics and characterization of airborne particles. Transport of airborne particles through environmental pathways from sources to receptors. Development of an emission inventory for ammonia from agricultural sources. Mathematical modeling and measurement of particle dry deposition from the atmosphere onto vegetation, structures, and surrogate surfaces. Studies of the relative importance of wet and dry deposition in influencing glacial record samples. Mathematical modeling and measurement of indoor air pollutant concentrations. Assessment of historical air pollution trends.


Neil | 412-268-4415 | 1106 DH

Professor - Chemisty, Chemical Engineering

Research in Professor Donahue's laboratory focuses on three interrelated topics: the oxidation pathways of reduced compounds throughout the atmosphere, measurement of atmospheric compounds, including free radicals and stable molecules, and the fundamental quantum mechanics and dynamics controlling reactivity and causing variation in reactivity among related chemical systems.


Paul | 412-268-3240 | 208 PH

Professor - Engineering and Public Policy, Social and Decision Sciences; Director - Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation

Decision theory and risk analysis, risk communication, geographic information systems (GIS), decision support systems.


Kelvin | 412-268-9811 | 123F PH

Assistant Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kelvin is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are broadly defined as engineering applications of environmental microbiology. More specifically his research is directed towards understanding how microbial interactions with surfaces may be applied for remote and/or decentralized energy generation, environmental sensing and restoration. Current research topics include: electrode-based in situ bioremediation; biological fuel cells; anaerobic respiration and biofilms.

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Mohammad | 412-268-8999 | 4315 WEH

Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering

The Islam group employs both soft- and nanomaterials approaches to engineer multifunctional materials with tailored optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. These unique materials have diverse applications in areas such as photonics, fuel cells, supercapacitors, drug delivery vessels, scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc.

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Greg | 412-268-2948 | 123L BP

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director - CEINT@Carnegie Mellon, Deputy Director - CEINT

Sustainable development of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies including the fate, mobility, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the environmental, remediation/treatment technologies employing nanomaterials, nanoparticle-contaminant/biota interactions, and sustainable energy via carbon capture and storage


Granger | 412-268-2672 | 129H BH

Professor and Head - Engineering & Public Policy

Professor Morgan is interested in a wide range of problems in science, technology and public policy. Much of his work has involved the development and demonstration of methods to characterize and analyze uncertainty.


Allen | 412-268-3657 | 420 SH

Professor - Mechanical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy

Professor Allen Robinson holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. His research examines the technical and policy issues related to energy and the environment. A current focus is fine particulate matter - 50,000 Americans are estimated to die prematurely each year from fine particle pollutant and almost 70 million people in the United States live in areas that violate the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particle mass. Atmospheric particles also have a controlling influence on Earth's climate and degrade visibility.

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T. E. | 412-268-8728 | 1106 HH

Professor and Department Head - Electrical and Computer Engineering

T. E. Schlesinger is Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to this he was the Director of the Data Storage Systems Center and was the founding co-director of the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory at CMU. Professor Schlesinger is also currently the Director of the MISCIC Center at CMU. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Toronto in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985 respectively. His research interests are in the areas of solid state electronic and optical devices, nanotechnology, and information storage systems. His work and the work of his students is of direct interest to a number of industrial partners and he has received a number of awards and honors including; 1999 and 1998 R&D 100 Awards for his work on nuclear detectors and electro-optic device technology and the Carnegie Science Center 1998 "Scientist" award. He is a Fellow of the SPIE. In 2001 he received the Benjamin Richard Teare Award for Teaching from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has published over two hundred archival journal publications and invited and contributed conference presentations and holds nine patents. Professor Schlesinger's important research can be found at:


Mitchell | 412-268-8782 | 123D PH

Professor - Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy

Professor Small has developed and applied mathematical models for surface and groundwater contamination, ambient and indoor air pollution, and integrated environmental assessment. His work in integrated assessment include studies of drinking water regulations, local and global air pollution, site remediation, environmental health risk assessment (EHRA), and methods for assessing and promoting environmentally sustainable products and infrastructure.


Robert | 412-268-1159 | 1208 DH

Professor - Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Professor Tilton's research lies at the intersection of biomedical engineering with colloid and interface science. He holds a longstanding interest in the molecular level mechanisms of protein adsorption to solid or fluid interfaces, and its impact on protein bioavailability in sustained release drug delivery technologies. He is also investigating new dielectrophoretic and electrohydrodynamic microfluidic techniques to separate mixtures of cells based on their dielectric properties, electrokinetic techniques to promote mixing and mass transfer in gel-based biosensors, and grafted brushes of thermally responsive polymers with tunable ion-exchange affinities and binding capacities for protein separations. His non-biomedically motivated research includes the development of polymer-coated reactive nanoparticles for targeted in situ remediation of chlorinated solvent-contaminated groundwater, as well as fundamental studies of multicomponent polymer/surfactant self-assembly and adsorption. His teaching interests include Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Biological Transport, and Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Surfaces. Bob joined CMU in 1992 and BME in 2003 and is currently jointly appointed in Chemical Engineering.


Jeanne | 412-268-4603 | 123G PH

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Intermediates in biodegration of anthropogenic compounds (chelates and PCBs), modeling thermodynamics of bacterial growth systems, pathogen detection and control in drinking water and medical applications.