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Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

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    Justin R. Barone , bio

    Professor: Polymers, biopolymers, and processing

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    Brian Benham , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Watershed management, nonpoint source pollution assessment and control, household drinking water quality

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    Juhong Chen , bio

    Assistant Professor: Food Safety Engineering; Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation

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    Jonathan Czuba, P.E. , bio

    Assistant Professor: River and floodplain processes and restoration; sediment transport; ecohydraulics and ecomorphodynamics

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    Zachary Easton , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Hydrology and water quality, best management practices, modeling

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    Dwayne Edwards, P.E. , bio

    Department Head and Professor: Surface hydrology and water quality, climate change, statistical analysis, modeling

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    Robert (Bobby) Grisso, P.E. , bio

    Professor: Biomass logistics, machinery systems, machinery management, precision farming, and farm safety

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    Cully Hession, P.E. , bio

    Professor: Stream channel structure and sediment dynamics, influence of human activities on streams, techniques for measuring and improving in-stream habitat, and development of technologies and strategies for successful stream restoration

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    Leigh-Anne Krometis , bio

    Associate Professor: Public health; waterborne disease; stormwater management

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    Saied Mostaghimi , bio

    H.E. and Elizabeth F. Alphin Professor and CALS Associate Dean for Research: Nonpoint source pollution control; watershed management; Impacts of management practices

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    Jactone Ogejo, P.E. , bio

    Associate Professor and Extension Specialist: Animal manure and other organic bioresidues management and utilization; characterization and mitigation of aerial pollutants from sources in animal feeding operations

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    David Sample, P.E. , bio

    Associate Professor and Extension Specialist: Urban stormwater management, watershed modeling, and design of best management practices

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    Durelle Scott , bio

    Associate Professor: Material fate and transport through streams and wetlands

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    Ryan Senger , bio

    Associate Professor: Metabolic engineering, systems biology, synthetic biology

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    Julie Shortridge , bio

    Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist: Water resources engineering and management; Climate change impacts and adaptation; Risk and decision analysis in water systems

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    Venkat Sridhar, P.E. , bio

    Associate Professor: Earth systems modeling, climate impacts on hydrology and water resources, evapotranspiration, land-atmosphere interaction

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    Tess Wynn Thompson , bio

    Associate Professor and Turner Faculty Fellow: Ecological engineering; stream and wetlands restoration; urban stormwater management

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    Mary Leigh Wolfe , bio

    Professor: Nonpoint source pollution control and modeling; decision support for watershed management

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    Clay Wright , bio

    Assistant Professor: Plant Synthetic Biology

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    Chenming Zhang , bio

    Professor and Turner Faculty Fellow: Protein expression and purification; bio-nanoparticle mediated drug delivery; vaccine development

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

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    Mohammad Al Smadi , bio

    Non-Inst PT Temp Faculty: Watershed geospatial assessment and modeling; Stormwater management, design, and modeling.; Surface water quality assessment, modeling, and remediation; Climate change and land development impact on water quantity and quality.

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    Priscilla Beth Baker , bio

    Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator: Undergraduate academic advising for course selection and degree focus, internships, co-ops, study abroad, career opportunities, and support services offered through the university

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    Daniel Fuka , bio

    Postdoctoral Associate: Geoscience interfacing, watershed sciences

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    Jeremy Hanson , bio

    Project Coordinator - EPA Expert Panel BMP Assessment: Nonpoint source BMPs, BMPs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

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    Andy Hu , bio

    Research Scientist: Virus-like nanoparticles, bio-nanomaterials, molecular imaging, drug delivery, vaccine development and immunotherapy

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    John Ignosh , bio

    Advanced Specialist, Agricultural Byproduct Utilization: Agricultural byproduct utilization, renewable energy, energy efficiency, nutrient management, Extension programming, project analysis, and international development

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    Hyunwoo Kang , bio

    Postdoctoral Associate: Macro-scale modeling, water resource, hydrologic modeling, drought modeling, hydrologic extremes

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    Karen Kline , bio

    Senior Research Scientist: Watershed, water quality, and hydrologic modeling; development of TMDLs for impaired waters

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    Robert Lane , bio

    Extension Specialist, Seafood: Thermal and vision food processing, evaluation, validation; time/temperature measurement and analysis; sustainable energy, water, resource and waste management

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    Laura Lehmann , bio

    Environmental/Agricultural Research Manager: Instrumentation applications for water quality and environmental monitoring, communications for remote field monitoring, UAV operations for environmental research

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    Erin Ling , bio

    Water Quality Extension Associate: Private water supply testing and outreach, community watershed management, development of water quality education and outreach materials, social marketing and behavior change, program management

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    Christian Mariger , bio

    Instructor: Agricultural mechanics

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    Emily K. Smith-McKenna , bio

    Research Scientist: Geospatial analysis and modeling; watershed modeling and TMDL development; natural resource assessment (including water and forest ecosystem resources); spatio-temporal patterns and dynamics in ecosystems, and their response to environmental impacts.

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    Asa Spiller , bio

    Project Associate: water quality; data management; laboratory analysis; freshwater ecology

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    Moges Wagena , bio

    Senior Research Associate: Watershed, water quality and hydrology modeling, climate change, uncertainty analysis, and streamflow forecasting.

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    Debra Walter , bio

    Postdoctoral Associate: nanoparticle-based vaccines, toll-like receptor signaling, gene regulation, microRNA regulation, cell signaling, cellular dysregulation in acute and chronic disease

Affiliate Faculty

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    Haibo Huang , bio

    Assistant Professor: Food processing, Fermentation engineering, Process simulation and Economic analysis

Emeritus Faculty

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    John Cundiff , bio

    Professor Emeritus: Alternative energy/alternative crops, systems simulation

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    Theo Dillaha , bio

    Professor Emeritus: Nonpoint source pollution control and modeling; watershed and water resources management, sustainable agriculture, international development

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    Conrad Heatwole , bio

    Associate Professor Emeritus: Watershed modeling and geospatial analysis of land use impacts on hydrology, water quality and ecosystem function

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    John Perumpral , bio

    W. S. Cross Professor and Head Emeritus: Machine systems for sustainable production and processing of biological materials