Faculty

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Tamar Barkay, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Maryland
Microbial transformation of mercury and its role in the geochemical cycling of mercury in the environment

A.J. Both, Associate Extension Specialist in Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Controlled environment agriculture; crop modeling; systems analysis

Anthony Broccoli, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Climate modeling; climate change

Brian T. Buckley, Administrative Director of Laboratories, EOSHI; Ph.D., North Carolina State
Analytical environmental chemistry

Joanna Burger, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, SAS; Ph.D., Minnesota
Behavioral ecology; ecotoxicology; ecological risk

Ann Marie Carlton, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Atmospheric chemistry; aerosols; chemical reaction and transport modeling

Keith R. Cooper, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Rhode Island
Xenobiotic metabolism and diseases of aquatic animals; animal models

Enrique Curchitser, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS/IEOAS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Ocean dynamics and climate system; Earth system models; multiscale climate dynamics

Paul G. Falkowski, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SAS/SEBS; Ph.D., British Columbia
Evolution and ecology of marine phytoplankton and symbiotic algae

Donna E. Fennell, Professor of Environmental Engineering, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Environmental microbiology; environmental engineering

Panos Georgopoulos, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Environmental modeling; environmental information systems; human exposure and risk assessment

Daniel Gimenez, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Minnesota
Soil structure; water movement and solute transport through soils; soil quality

Maxim Gorbunov, Associate Research Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Moscow State
Biophysics; photosynthesis; coral reefs; phytoplankton physiology; ocean optics; scientific instrumentation

Jason Grabosky, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Urban forestry and urban tree establishment

Max M. Haggblom, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Helsinki (Finland)
Environmental and applied microbiology; biodegradation and bioremediation

Jun-Yan Hong, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., UMDNJ
Environmental toxicology; human susceptibility to environmental diseases

Weilin Huang, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Physicochemical processes

Lee Kerkhof, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., California (San Diego)
Marine microbiology and molecular biology; microbial population dynamics

Uta Krogmann, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Hamburg-Harburg (Germany)
Solid-waste management and engineering; sustainability engineering; recycling; waste minimization; composting; bioreactor landfills; biosolids; life-cycle assessment

Jerome J. Kukor, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Biochemistry of microbial degradation of aromatic and aliphatic compounds

Gediminas Mainelis, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cincinnati
Biological and nonbiological aerosols

Monica Mazurek, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SE; Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Air quality engineering; organic geochemistry; analytical chemistry for environmental systems

Qingyu Meng, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, SPH; Ph.D., Rutgers
Health impacts of pollutants and stressors related to climate change

James R. Miller, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Maryland
Meteorology; atmospheric modeling

Christopher C. Obropta, Associate Extension Specialist in Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Stevens
Watershed management

John R. Reinfelder, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Trace metal biogeochemistry of aquatic systems; phytoplankton ecology

Ying Fan Reinfelder, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Utah State
Hydrological modeling; hydrogeology; surface and groundwater dynamics

David A. Robinson, Professor of Geography, SAS; Ph.D., Columbia
Climate and climate change

Alan Robock, Professor of Environmental Sciences; SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Climate change; climate modeling; nuclear winter

Mark G. Robson, Professor of Entomology and Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Public health risk assessment; exposure to pesticides; international environmental health

Lisa A. Rodenburg, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Environmental organic chemistry

Robert M. Sherrell, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Earth and Planetary Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marine geochemistry of trace metals and natural radionuclides

Elisabeth L. Sikes, Associate Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Oceanography; organic geochemistry; geology

Peter F. Strom, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Biological treatment; hazardous wastes

Gary L. Taghon, Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Washington
Marine ecology

Paul E. Thomas, Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Ohio State
Metabolism of drugs and environmental chemicals; cytochrome P-450

Christopher G. Uchrin, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Modeling of contamination transport in surface and groundwater

Constantino Vetriani, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Marine and Coastal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Rome
Deep-sea microbiology; thermophiles; microbial adaptations to extreme environments

Judith S. Weis, Professor of Zoology, FAS-N; Ph.D., New York
Effects of environmental factors, including pollutants, on development and growth of estuarine organisms

Clifford P. Weisel, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Rhode Island
Measurement of environmental constituents to assess human exposure

Nathan Yee, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Notre Dame
Low temperature geochemistry; geomicrobiology

Lily Y. Young, Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Harvard
Anaerobic microbial metabolism of environmental contaminants; microbial ecology

Gerben J. Zylstra, Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan
Genetics and physiology of microbial aromatic hydrocarbon degradation

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Nancy L. Fiedler, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, RWJMS; Ph.D., Bowling Green
Neurobehavioral and health effects in human exposure to hazardous substances

Taewon Han, Research Associate of Environmental Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Texas A&M
Aerosol science and health implications

Howard Kipen, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, RWJMS; M.D., California (San Francisco)
Occupational health

Valdis Krumins, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Maryland (College Park)
Environmental microbial processes; bioaerosols; wastes and bioremediation

Richard Lathrop, Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Remote sensing and spatial modeling of terrestrial aquatic ecosystems

Robert Miskewitz, Associate Research Professor of Environmental Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Stevens
Fate and transport of environmental pollutants; water allocation; water budgeting for urban and agricultural sectors; watershed modeling and statistical modeling of environmental systems

Jeffra K. Schaeffer, Assistant Research Professor of Environmental Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Microbial biogeochemistry of toxic and essential trace metals; microbial ecology

Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty

Alan Stern, Research Scientist, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy; Ph.D., Columbia
Population exposures to metals in the environment