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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
Prof. Jillian Goldfarb received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2004 and Ph.D. from Brown University in 2008, and is now an Assistant Professor in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Her research tackles issues surrounding energy generation and its impact on the environment. On campus, Prof. Goldfarb is a Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence, and an Expert in the Cornell Energy Systems Institute. Prof. Goldfarb is an Associate Principal Editor for the journal Fuel, leading the Fall 2022 American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting Theme “Sustainability in a Changing World” and is a member of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement. 


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
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
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