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.

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

Ken Steele

Chief Futurist · Eduvation Inc.

Higher Education Trendspotter/Futurist and Strategist

Emerging Trends Affecting Higher Education Strategic Enrolment Management Student Recruitment Marketing & Branding Brand Chemistry

Kevin Noonan

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Kevin Noonan's research is on the synthesis of new compounds possessing main group elements to impact polymer chemistry and catalysis.

Polymer Chemistry Organophosphorus Chemistry Homogeneous Catalysis Organometallics

Olexandr Isayev

Assistant Professor, Chemistry · Carnegie Mellon University

Olexandr Isayev's research focuses on solving fundamental chemical problems with machine learning, molecular modeling and quantum mechanics.

Theoretical Chemistry Computational Chemistry Machine Learning Cheminformatics Drug Discovery

Sascha Usenko B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program · Baylor University

Dr. Usenko is the Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program at Baylor University.

Anthropogenic Contaminants Spatial and Temporal Scales The Transformation and Bioavailability of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals in the Environment Environmental Forensic Chemistry Identifying Unique Chemical Fingerprints

Amy J. Williams

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Amy J. Williams is searching for habitable environments and microbial life on Mars and outer world moons.

Organic Molecules on Mars Curiosity Rover Habitable Environments on Mars Microbial Life on Mars Mars

Mark A. McHugh, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor McHugh researches high-pressure fluid properties and phase equilibria

High-Pressure Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria Polymer Solution Behavior at High Pressures Scattering Phenomena in Polymer Solutions at High Pressures Supercritical Fluid Solvent Technology

Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Institute for Engineering and Medicine | B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rice University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Boyan specializes in cell and tissue engineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering Response of Cells to Biomaterials Mechanisms of Action of Hormones and Growth Factors in Cartilage and Bone Normal and Pathological Calcification Stem Cell Delivery Technologies

Stefanie Sydlik

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Stefanie Sydlik's research interests include polymer science, materials chemistry, biomaterials and sustainable materials.

Materials Chemistry Polymer Science Biomaterials Graphene Stem Cells

Anton Toutov, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Toutov develops new chemical strategies for organic synthesis, catalysis, and medicinal chemistry.

Hydroesulfurization of Fuels PET Radiotracer Development Organic Synthesis Catalysis Medicinal Chemistry

Sandro R. P. da Rocha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Sciences Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. da Rocha specializes in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology.

Nanomedicine Nonivasive Drug & Gene Delivery Biomaterials Cancer nanotechnology Aerosol formulation

Varun Makhija

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Varun Makhija's research focuses on the interaction of light with matter, and the ensuing motion of molecular atoms and electrons.

Chemical Physics Molecular and Optical Physics Chemistry and Physics Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Bruce Armitage

Professor and Co-Director · Carnegie Mellon University

Bruce Armitage’s current research interests include the use of PNA for sequence-specific recognition of DNA and RNA.

Peptide Nucleic Acids DNA Nanotechnology Bioorganic Chemistry Fluorescent Dyes Molecular Evolution

Dr Jonathan A. G. Cox

Lecturer in Microbiology · Aston University

Dr Cox's research interests surround the discovery of new antibiotics & identifying the mechanisms by which those antibiotics kill bacteria.

Health Sciences Biochemistry Antibiotics Antimicrobial Resistance Micro-Organisms

Tatiana Kuzmenko

Instructor of Biology · Loyola Marymount university

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Medicinal Plants Educational Research Evolutionary Biology Molecular Biology Neurobiology

Matey Kaltchev, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Matey Kaltchev's areas of expertise include Physical Chemistry, Surface Science, Nanoengineering

Catalysis Nanoengineering and Nanomaterials FTIR Spectroscopy Physical Chemistry Surface Science

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

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

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Aerosol science and technology Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials Science and Engineering

Peter Adams

Professor and Department Head · Carnegie Mellon University

Peter Adams' research largely focuses on the development of chemical transport models and their application to decision-making.

Air Quality Aerosols Regional Air Quality Modeling Aerosol Effects on Climate Atmospheric Particulate Matter

Antonis Rokas

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on patterns of evolution, with a focus on the earliest forms of life.

Tree of Life Mosquito Functional Genomics Evolution of Fungal Metabolism Molecular Evolution Evolutionary Development