UNEP Faculty

Mike Barber
Michael Barber, Ph.D.

Interim Director of the Nuclear Engineering Program, Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-6931

Email: barber@civil.utah.edu


Field investigations and numerical modeling studies of water, nutrients, and primary productivity in rivers and lakes with focus on stream-groundwater interaction, climate change implications, and human adaptation

Tatjana Jevremovic, Ph.D.

Energy Solutions Presidential Endowed Chair Professor in Nuclear Engineering, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor, Chemical Engineering

On leave at the IAEA as:

Team Leader for Water Cooled Reactor Technology Developments

Email: tatjana.jevremovic@utah.edu


Nuclear forensics; New computational methodologies for neutron transport in complex geometries (3D AGENT code); 3D virtual technologies; FPGA acceleration; Binary radiation targeted therapies in cancer treatment and BNCT for breast cancer; Detection of special nuclear materials; Innovative approaches in teaching abstract concepts in reactor physics

Azaree Lintereur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-6785
Email: Azaree.Lintereur@utah.edu


Radiation Detection, 3He Alternatives for Neutron Detection, Detector Development, Pulse-Shape Discrimination Techniques, MCNP Simulations, Nondestructive Analysis, Coincidence and Multiplicity Counting

Luther McDonald
Luther McDonald, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-7768
Email: luther.mcdonald@utah.edu

Website: http://mcdonald-radiochemistry-research.com/


Nuclear Forensics, Instrument Development, Mass Spectrometry, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Spent nuclear fuel reprocessing, Uranium Mining, Radiochemistry, Environmental Remediation

M. Beitollahi
Masoud Beitollahi

Health Physicist, Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiobiology Division-School of Medicine

Phone: (801) 587-7971
Email: masoud@rso.utah.edu


Radiological monitoring of environment (terrestrial and marine) High Levels Natural Radiation Areas (HLNRAs), NORMs and TENORMs, Radiological monitoring of Mines with emphasis on radon

Martin Berzins

Professor of Computer Science, Professor SCI Institute, Visiting Professor University of Leeds

Phone: (801) 585-1545
Email: mb@sci.utah.edu


Parallel Computing at Extreme Scale for Multi-scale Multi-physics software, Scientific Computing methods, algorithms and software

Amanda Bordelon

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-3578
Email: bordelon@civil.utah.edu


Fiber-reinforced concrete, concrete pavement design, ultra-thin whitetopping (concrete overlay bonded to asphalt), fracture mechanics, and x-ray CT imaging.

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Ganesh Gopalakrishnan

Professor School of Computing, Director Center for Parallel Computing at Utah (CPU)

Phone: (801) 581-3568
Email: ganesh@cs.utah.edu


Correctness checking of software, including symbolic analysis, partial order reduction, weak memory consistency models, with applications to message passing, shared memory, and accelerator concurrency.

Paolo Gondolo

Director, High Energy Astrophysics Institute. Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: (801) 581-7788
Email: paolo.gondolo@utah.edu


Theoretical particle astrophysics; Particle Dark Matter, Neutrino Astronomy, Cosmic Rays, Cosmology, Theories of Gravity

Sivaraman Guruswamy

Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-7217
Email: s.guruswamy@utah.edu


Processing, microstructural evaluation, and structure-processing-property correlations in magnetic, electronic and structural materials; high energy permanent magnet, and magnetostrictive applications.

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Michael P. Hoepfner

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-3504
Email: michael.hoepfner@utah.edu


X-ray and neutron scattering, Soft matter characterization, Aggregation and deposition modeling, Phase behavior of petroleum.

Luis Ibarra
Luis Ibarra

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (801) 585-9307
Email: luis.ibarra@utah.edu


Structural engineering, performance-based design with emphasis on the collapse limit state, seismic risk assessment, and aging effects on structural performance.

Christopher R. Johnson

Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI). Co-Director, Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC). Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. Research Professor of Bioengineering. Adjunct Professor of Physics

Phone: (801) 581-7705
Email: crj@sci.utah.edu


Scientific Visualization, Scientific Computing, Image Analysis,Scientific Software Environments

Jules J Magda

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-7536
Email: jj.magda@utah.edu


Synthesis of “smart” polymer hydrogels and microgel particles for use in chemical sensors and drug delivery, rheology, surface tension/surfactants, implantable glucose sensors for diabetes, hyaluronic acid derivatives for biomedical applications, crude oil pipeline flow assurance, boron neutron cancer therapy

John J McLennan

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (801) 587-7925
Email: jmclennan@egi.utah.edu


Subsurface waste isolation Hydrologic transport and fate NORMs

 Scott Miller
Scott Miller

Director of Radiobiology Division, Research Professor of Radiology and Radiobiology, Director American Association of Anatomists

Phone: (801) 581-5638
Email: scott.miller@hsc.utah.edu


Internal radiation effects, metabolic pathways, deposition and excretion of radionuclides.

 Manoranjan Misra
Manoranjan Misra

Professor of Chemical Engineering & Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Phone: (801) 573-5614
Email: Mano.Misra@utah.edu


Renewable and Alternate Energy, Biofuels, Nuclear Waste Recycling and Materials

Swomitra Mohanty

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (801) 587-7299
Email: s.k.mohanty@utah.edu


Renewable energy, nanotechnology, global health diagnostics, biosensors, biofuel, bioMEMS.

Terry Ring

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (801) 585-5705
Email: t.ring@m.cc.utah.edu


Nuclear forensics, rheology and nano materials, catalysis and reaction engineering, multi scale simulation and systems.

Pedro Romero

Associate Professor

Phone: (801) 587-7725
Email: romero@civil.utah.edu


Use of Materials in civil engineering applications (asphalt, concrete, composites); specifically material properties affect the durability of structures.

 Shad Roundy
Shad Roundy

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-4304
Email: shad.roundy@utah.edu


Energy harvesting, especially from vibrations, motion and acoustics. MEMS inertial sensing; Self-powered wireless sensors; Smart materials and structures

 Allen R Sanderson
Allan R Sanderson

Research Scientist, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

Phone: (801) 585-0769
Email: allen@sci.utah.edu


Scientific data analysis and visualization, image analysis, scientific computing.

Gary Sandquist

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-7372
Email: gms@asp-llc.com


Reactor physics, radioactive waste management, health physics, environmental restoration, risk assessment, quality assurance.

Jamesina Simpson

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (801) 585-6929
Email: jamesina.simpson@utah.edu


Computational electrodynamics, especially the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method; optics; plasmonics; biophotonics, geophysics; computational modeling of nuclear reactors; stochastic processes

Michael F. Simpson

Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-4013
Email: michael.simpson@utah.edu


Molten salt electrochemistry and spectroscopy, Pyrochemical separations, Nuclear waste management, Nuclear safeguards

Mikhail Skliar

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Phone: (801) 581-6918
Email: mikhail.skliar@utah.edu


Modeling, identification, and control of dynamic systems; state estimation in linear and non linear stochastic systems; control of biomedical processes, devices and therapies