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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2012-2014 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Environmental Sciences 375  

Environmental Sciences 375

Degree Programs Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program: Professor Daniel Giménez, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building, George H. Cook Campus (848-932-5715)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Tamar Barkay, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Maryland
Microbial transformation of mercury and its role in the geochemical cycling of mercury in the environment

A.J. Both, Associate Extension Specialist in Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Controlled environment agriculture; crop modeling; systems analysis

Anthony Broccoli, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Climate modeling; climate change

Brian T. Buckley, Administrative Director of Laboratories, EOSHI; Ph.D., North Carolina State
Analytical environmental chemistry

Joanna Burger, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Minnesota
Behavioral ecology; ecotoxicology; ecological risk

Ann Marie Carlton, Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Atmospheric chemistry; aerosols; chemical reaction and transport modeling

Keith R. Cooper, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Rhode Island
Xenobiotic metabolism and diseases of aquatic animals; animal models 

Enrique Curchitser, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS/IMCS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Ocean dynamics and climate system; Earth system models; multiscale climate dynamics

Paul G. Falkowski, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SAS/SEBS; Ph.D., British Columbia
Evolution and ecology of marine phytoplankton and symbiotic algae

ZhiHua (Tina) Fan, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., North Carolina (Chapel Hill) 
Personal and ambient air exposures to air toxins and their health effects

Donna E. Fennell, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Environmental microbiology; environmental engineering

Susan E. Ford, Research Professor Emerita of Oyster Culture, SEBS; Ph.D., Duke
Invertebrate pathology/parasitology; genetics and mechanisms of resistance to pathogens; physiological ecology of estuarine organisms

Michael A. Gallo, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Albany Medical College
Food additives; phototoxins; dermatotoxicology

Panos Georgopoulos, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Environmental modeling; environmental information systems; human exposure and risk assessment

Daniel Giménez, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Minnesota
Soil structure; water movement and solute transport through soils; soil quality

William Goldfarb, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Environmental law and policy; water resources law and policy; hazardous substances law and policy

Maxim Gorbunov, Associate Research Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Moscow State
Biophysics; photosynthesis; coral reefs; phytoplankton physiology; ocean optics; scientific instrumentation  

Fred Grassle, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Duke
Ocean biogeography; benthic ecology; ocean-observing systems

Max M. Haggblom, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Helsinki (Finland)
Environmental and applied microbiology; biodegradation and bioremediation

Jun-Yan Hong, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., UMDNJ
Environmental toxicology; human susceptibility to environmental diseases

Weilin Huang, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Physicochemical processes

Joseph V. Hunter, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Source, fate, and detection of water and soil pollutants

Sastry S. Isukapalli, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Computational modeling of environmental and biological systems for risk assessment

Stanley E. Katz, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Antibiotic residues in tissues and soils

Lee Kerkhof, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Marine microbiology and molecular biology; microbial population dynamics

Uta Krogmann, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
Solid-waste management and engineering; sustainability engineering; recycling; waste minimization; composting; bioreactor landfills; biosolids; life-cycle assessment

Jerome J. Kukor, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Biochemistry of microbial degradation of aromatic and aliphatic compounds

Paul J. Lioy, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Human exposure to pollutants; air pollution; industrial hygiene; risk assessment

Gediminas Mainelis, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cincinnati
Biological and nonbiological aerosols

Monica Mazurek, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SE; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Air quality engineering; organic geochemistry; analytical chemistry for environmental systems

Qingyu Meng, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, UMDNJ-SPH; Ph.D., Rutgers
Health impacts of pollutants and stressors related to climate change

James R. Miller, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Maryland
Meteorology; atmospheric modeling

George H. Nieswand, Professor Emeritus of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Environmental systems analysis

Christopher C. Obropta, Associate Extension Specialist in Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Stevens
Watershed management

John R. Reinfelder, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Trace metal biogeochemistry of aquatic systems; phytoplankton ecology

Ying Fan Reinfelder, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Utah State
Hydrological modeling; hydrogeology; surface and groundwater dynamics

Asa Rennermalm, Assistant Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Princeton
Physical geography; hydrology; climatology; Arctic region; Greenland ice sheet

David A. Robinson, Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Climate and climate change

Alan Robock, Professor of Environmental Sciences; SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Climate change; climate modeling; nuclear winter 

Mark G. Robson, Professor of Entomology and Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Public health risk assessment; exposure to pesticides; international environmental health

Lisa A. Rodenburg, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Environmental organic chemistry

Stuart L. Shalat, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Harvard
Epidemiologic studies of environmental toxins' effects on the fetus and the child

Robert M. Sherrell, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Earth and Planetary Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marine geochemistry of trace metals and natural radionuclides

Elisabeth L. Sikes, Associate Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Oceanography; organic geochemistry; geology

Georgiy L. Stenchikov, Research Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Moscow Physical Technical Institute (Russia)
Climate modeling; cloud modeling; air pollution; computational fluid dynamics; radiative transport; numerical methods

Peter F. Strom, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Biological treatment; hazardous wastes

Gary L. Taghon, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Washington
Marine ecology

Robert L. Tate III, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin
Soil microbiology

Paul E. Thomas, Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Ohio State
Metabolism of drugs and environmental chemicals; cytochrome P-450

Barbara J. Turpin, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Institute
Air pollution; the chemistry and physics of atmospheric aerosols

Christopher G. Uchrin, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Modeling of contamination transport in surface and groundwater

Constantino Vetriani, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rome
Deep-sea microbiology; thermophiles; microbial adaptations to extreme environments

Judith S. Weis, Professor of Zoology, FAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Effects of environmental factors, including pollutants, on development and growth of estuarine organisms

Clifford P. Weisel, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Rhode Island 
Measurement of environmental constituents to assess human exposure

Nathan Yee, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Notre Dame
Low temperature geochemistry; geomicrobiology

Lily Y. Young, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Harvard
Anaerobic microbial metabolism of environmental contaminants; microbial ecology

Junfeng Jim Zhang, Professor of Environmental and Global Health, University of Southern California; Ph.D., Rutgers/UMDNJ
Assessment of pollution exposure and health effects; air pollution chemistry

Gerben J. Zylstra, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Genetics and physiology of microbial aromatic hydrocarbon degradation

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Nancy L. Fiedler, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Bowling Green
Neurobehavioral and health effects in human exposure to hazardous substances

Jason Grabosky, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Urban forestry and urban tree establishment

Robert Hordon, Professor Emeritus of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Surface and groundwater hydrology; water quality

Howard Kipen, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., California (San Francisco)
Occupational health

Richard Lathrop, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Remote sensing and spatial modeling of terrestrial aquatic ecosystems

Robert Miskewitz, Assistant Research Professor in Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Stevens
Fate and transport of environmental pollutants; water allocation; water budgeting for urban and agricultural sectors; watershed modeling and statistical modeling of environmental systems

Adjunct Members of the Graduate Faculty

Norberto J. Palleroni, Research Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS/BCAE; Ph.D., Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Taxonomic and phylogenetic studies of environmentally important bacteria

Alan Stern, Research Scientist, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy; Ph.D., Columbia
Population exposures to metals in the environment


 
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