Hans Paerl, Ph.D.

William R. Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Hans W. Paerl is Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences.

Hurricanes Tropical Cyclones Estuaries Harmful Algal Blooms Nutrient Pollution

Treena Arinzeh

Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Arinzeh specializes in stem cell tissue engineering, developing biomaterial repair of bone, cartilage and musculoskeletal tissues

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Musculoskeletal Injuries Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomedical Engineering STEM Cell

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD

Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment; Director of the MS in Environmental Science Graduate Program | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, researches the environmental change impacting tropical ocean ecosystems and conservation and management strategies.

Marine Invertebrates Coral Reefs Ecosystems Ocean Environments

Jaydev Desai

Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Jaydev Desai is an expert in the areas of medical robotics, image guided surgical robotics, and surgical simulation.

Surgical Simulation Medical robotics Human Augmentation Image Guided Surgical Robotics

Jessika Rojas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Rojas is a nuclear engineering expert specializing in nuclear materials, nanomaterials, and radiation processing.

Nanostructures for targeted radionuclide therapy and enhanced external radiotherapy Radiation damage and radiation effects on nuclear materials Nuclear materials Nanomaterials for nuclear engineering applications Radiation chemistry and radiation processing

Vincent Meunier

Department Head, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy & Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Using high-performance computing to examine the atom-level details of materials, using quantum mechanical techniques

Research Education Quantum Mechanics Density Functional Theory Computational Physics Quantum Materials

Rick Relyea

Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project; & David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Researches community ecology, ecotoxicology, phenotypic plasticity, forest inputs to wetlands, disease ecology, and invasive species

Aquatic Biology Animal Behavior Evolution Environmental Science Ecology

Manoj Joshi

Professor of Climate Dynamics · University of East Anglia

He investigates climate through analysing models and theories of past, present and future climates of Earth.

Climate Dynamics Climate Environmental Sciences Climate Change Planetary Science

Amanda M. Grannas, PhD

Vice Provost for Research; Professor, Department of Chemistry · Villanova University

Amanda Grannas, PhD in an expert in the study of snow and ice photochemistry, and the fate of organic pollutants in the Arctic.

Climate Change Environmental Chemistry Atmospheric Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Snow and Ice Chemistry

Hovhannes (Hovik) Gukasyan, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Teaching Track) · USC School of Pharmacy

A pharmaceutical science expert involved in the development of several modalities and therapeutic areas.

Nanotechnology Ocular Pharmacology Biophysics Molecular Drug Delivery Regulatory Science

Trey Malone

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Trey Malone focuses on applying lessons from behavioral economics to increase agricultural productivity and efficiency.

Agribusiness Management Food Policy Consumer and Producer Decision Making Domestic Food Agriculture

Eric Weaver

CEO · Transparent Path

Bringing IoT, blockchain and AI together to reduce risk, loss and waste in the food supply.

Social Business Consumer Behavior Social Media Social Media Analytics Big Data Analytics

Arjun Krishnan

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Arjun Krishnan develops and applies computational data-driven approaches to unravel how our genome relates to health and disease.

Precision Medicine Big Data Genome-wide molecular networks Computational Biology Machine Learning

B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Hannes Baumann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Hannes Baumann is an expert in coastal fish ecology and effects of marine climate change

Evolution Oceanography Marine Science Fish Populations Marine Climate Change

Dr. Patrick Dixon

Chairman · Global Cahange Ltd.

Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.

Connected Technologies Retirement Public Policy Work Active Ageing

Patricia Thornley

Director of EBRI, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute · Aston University

Patricia Thornley works in assessing the environmental, economic and social imapcts of renewable energy technologies.

Chemistry Supergen Project Climate Change Bioenergy Environmental Sciences

René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

Michael J. Cabral, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Professor Cabral specializes in engineering education and nanofabrication techniques

Engineering Education Nanofabrication Techniques Molecular Electronics

Dena McMartin

Associate Vice-President · University of Regina

Dena McMartin has developed and supported numerous academic and research partnerships within the university and with international partners.

Stormwater Quality Agricultural Water and Environmental Performance Monitoring Source Water Protection and Planning Chemical-Free Water Treatment Solutions Extreme Water Events & Climate