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Members

A preliminary list of members of the proposed Center can be viewed from the links at left. We anticipate that membership in the center will grow rapidly, as faculty who plan to contribute substantially to the center’s success are encouraged to join.

Preliminary Executive Committee

Name

Title

Department

Research Interest

Wei Chen, Director

Associate Professor

Physics

Nanomaterials
Radiation diseases
Nanomedicine

Andrew Brandt, Deputy Director

Professor

Physics

High energy particles
Radiation detectors

Erick Jones, Deputy Director

Associate Professor

Industrial Engineering

Remote sensing and alarm systems

Jung-chih Chiao

Professor

Electrical Engineering

Electric sensors and detectors

Kimberly van Noort

Professor, Associate Dean

College of Liberal Arts

Modern languages

Qinhong (Max) Hu

Associate Professor

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Fate and transport of radio-nuclides in porous media

Julian Hurdle

Assistant Professor

Biology

Microbiology and bacteria detection and treatment

Dan Popa

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering

Robots
Detection and alarm systems

Liping Tang

Professor

Bioengineering

Nanomedicine and imaging

 

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Additional Initial Center Members

Name

Title

Department

Research Interest

Gaik Ambartsoumian

Assistant Professor

Mathematics

Imaging and detection systems; Simulations

Brian Dennis

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Nanotechnology and sensing technology

Jean Gao

Associate professor

Computer Engineering

Remote sensing and computation

Yaowu Hao

Associate Professor

Materials Engineering

Magnetic nanomaterials

Haiying Huang

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Integration and sensing technology

Rasool Kenarangui

Senior Lecture

Nuclear Engineering

Radiation detection

Qing Lin

Associate Professor

Psychology

Neuroscience and radiation diseases

Cheng Luo

Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Nanostructures and sensing technology

Kytai Nguyen

Associate Professor

Bioengineering

Drug delivery and nanotechnology

Jaehoon Yu

Professor

Physics

High energy physics
Gas Electron Multiplier

Weidong Zhou

 Professor

Electrical Engineering

Photonics and sensors

Seong Jin Koh

Associate Professor

Materials Engineering

Sensing materials and sensing technology

Joseph Ngai

Assistant Professor

Physics

Complex-oxide Heterostructures and Oxide Electronics

Alice Sun

Assistant Professor

Electrical Engineering

Optofluidic biomedical and chemical sensing; Bio-inspired photonic devices and systems

Yi Hong

Assistant Professor

Bioengineering

Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration

 

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Proposed Initial External Advisory Committee

Name

Title

Expertise

Ronald Elsenbaumer

Professor and Provost

Chemistry and Materials Science

Carolyn Cason

Professor and Interim VP

Medical Science

M.A. Azarm

Ph. D. CEO/CTO of IESS, LLC

LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

Joe Barton

Congressman, Arlington

Politics

Darrell L. Davis

Laboratory Director

DEA/South Central Laboratory

Pamela Denkins

Ph. D. and Directorate

NASA Space Life Sciences Academy

Gerry Schlapper

Ph. D. Nuclear Waste Inspector, Region IV, NRC.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission  at Arlington

Ashok Sood

Ph. D. CEO and President

Magnolia Optical Technologies Inc., Boston

King Wang

Ph. D. VP of Materials Technologies

Agiltron Inc., Boston

John Cech

Assistant Vice President of Engineering Services

BNSF

James M. Crites

Executive Vice President

DFW Airport

Alan Black

Vice President for Security

DFW Airport

 

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Proposed Initial Internal Advisory Committee

Name

Title

Expertise

Khosrow Behbehani

Professor, Department Chair

Bioengineering

Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta

Ph. D. Chair Professor

Chemistry

Rasika Dias

Ph. D. Professor, Department Chair

Chemistry

Pamela Jansma

Professor, Science Dean

Geoscience

Rick Lynch

Ph. D. UTARRI Director

Robotics and Security

Krishnan Rajeshwar

Professor, Associate VP

Chemistry

Alexander Weiss

Professor, deparment chair

Physics

Beth Wright

Professor, Liberal Arts Dean

Art History

David Gray

Professor

Business

Jeanne Gerlach

Dean of Education

College of Education

 

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