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Faculty

Beth Ahner

Professor
Professor Ahner is currently serving as a CALS Senior Associate Dean in Roberts Hall.

Research Interests: Biological indicators of environmental stresses, toxicity and nutrition of trace metals.

Ahner Lab Website

Jillian Goldfarb

Assistant Professor

A core challenge at the food-energy-water nexus is to produce energy from sources that do not compete with arable land for food, or tax our over-burdened water supply. The health of our climate hinges on our ability to transform vast quantities of carbonaceous wastes that would otherwise decompose into greenhouse gases into useful byproducts.

“Wouldn't it be amazing to run your car off of garbage and to clean water with farm waste? Using my skills as a Chemical-Environmental Engineer, my team investigates biomass to renewable energy conversions and develops sustainable materials to mitigate energy's environmental impact.”

Goldfarb Lab Website

Peter Hess

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Hess is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the BEE field.

Research Interests: Atmospheric chemistry and the effect of climate change on atmospheric chemistry, climate change, land use and atmospheric chemistry, interactions between atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry.

 
Jean Hunter

Jean Hunter

Associate Professor; and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Hunter is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the BEE Department.

Research Interests: Bioprocess engineering, fermentation and enzyme technology, bioseparations, food engineering.
 
Dan Luo

Dan Luo

Professor
Research Interests: Molecular bioengineering for macro-molecule-based drug delivery, nucleic acid engineering, intracellular delivery, nanobiotechnology.

LuoLab Website

Brian Rahm

Senior Research Associate

Brian G Rahm is currently the Director of the New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI). 
 
WRI works to improve the management of water resources in New York State and the nation by building and maintaining a broad, active network of researchers, educators, policy makers, and water resource managers.  


WRI Website

Chris Roh

Assistant Professor/Starting 7/1/2021
Insect’s well-adapted interactions with abiotic and biotic surroundings offer inspiration for innovative engineering designs and concepts. One of the primary abiotic components in nature is fluids. In air, water, or in between, insect’s small sizes contend with multiple fluid forces. Through morphological and behavioral adaptations, insects have found numerous ways of foraging, evading, communicating, and feeding in dynamic fluid environments. My main research interest is to study these adaptations and apply the findings to different engineering disciplines, such as agricultural, biomedical, and aeronautical engineering.
 
Research interests: Fluid Mechanics, Entomology, Comparative Biomechanics, Bio-inspired Engineering, in vivo Engineering
 
 Roh Lab Website

Vivek Srikrishnan

Assistant Professor/Starting 7/1/2021
My research focuses on how decision-making for social and economic systems adapting to changing climate risk. This work involves uncertainty quantification and modeling decision-making under uncertainty. I also use integrated assessment models to quantify future climate risks and trade-offs associated with sustainable development.

Vivek Srikrishnan Lab Website