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Faculty and Areas

Faculty affilated with the Center for the Environment and the ESE program include over 100 researchers from across campus, all of which are interested in interdisciplinary research and education on environmental topics. Below we show faculty currently affiliated with the program. There are many unique and emerging issues in environmental sciences that faculty are pursuing.

 

Faculty (alphabetical) currently (or anticipated to be) mentoring ESE graduate students

Alter
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Kirk Alter
Department: Building Construction Management
Area: Sustainable construction
Email: alterk@purdue.edu
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Blatchley
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Ernest (Chip) Blatchley
Department: Civil Engineering
Area: Physio/chemical processes of environmental engineering
Email: blatch@purdue.edu
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Bowling
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Laura Bowling
Department: Agronomy
Area: Watershed Hydrology, Hydroclimatology, GIS & Remote Sensing
Email: bowling@purdue.edu
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Vincent Bralts
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation
Email: bralts@purdue.edu
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Brouder
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Sylvie Brouder
Department: Agronomy
Area: Soil ecology, crop nutrient management, biofuel sources and production impacts on water and soil
Email: sbrouder@purdue.edu
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Chaubey
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Indrajeet Chaubey
Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering / Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Ecohydrology, sediment transport, decision support tools
Email: ichaubey@purdue.edu
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Cherkauer
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Keith Cherkauer
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Hydrologic Modeling, Surface Water Hydrology, Cold Season Processes, remote sensing
Email: cherkaue@purdue.edu
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Crawford
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Melba Crawford
Department: Agronomy and Civil Engineering
Area: Geomatics engineering surveying, environmental engineering, high performance computing
Email: mcrawford@purdue.edu
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Abigail Engelberth
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Area: Biological engineering and bioenergy

Email: aengelbe@purdue.edu

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Dukes
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Jeffrey Dukes
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources / Biological Sciences
Area: Ecology; biodiversity and biological invasions; impacts of global environmental change
Email: jsdukes@purdue.edu
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Engel
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Bernie Engel
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Water Quality, Drainage, Subirrigation, Surface Irrigation and Erosion Control
Email: engelb@purdue.edu
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Filley
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Songlin Fei
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems (SHE)
Email: sfei@purdue.edu
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Filley
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Timothy Filley
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Biogeochemistry, carbon and nitrogen cycles, climate change
Email: filley@purdue.edu
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Filley
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Dennis Flanagan
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Soil Erosion Mechanics, Prediction, and Control, Water Quality 1
Email: flanagan@purdue.edu
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Frankenberger
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Jane Frankenberger
Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Area: Watershed management, water quality, hydrology, GIS
Email: frankenb@purdue.edu
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Goforth
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Reuben Goforth
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Aquatic ecosystems, GIS, watersheds, land use sustainability
Email: rgoforth@purdue.edu
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Gramig
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Benjamin Gramig
Department: Ag. Economics
Area: Environmental and natural resource economics
Email: bgramig@purdue.edu
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Grant
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Richard Grant
Department: Agronomy
Area: Biogeochemistry, aerosol science, meteorology
Email: rgrant@purdue.edu
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Harbor
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Jon Harbor
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Hydrologic and Geomorphic Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change; Glacial Geomorphology; Environmental Education Research
Email: jharbor@purdue.edu
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Haviarova
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Eva Haviarova
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Sustainable forest industry development, emerging furniture design
Email: ehaviar@purdue.edu
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Heber
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Al Heber
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Assessment and mitigation of dust, odor and gas emissions from confined life support facilities
Email: heber@purdue.edu
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Hoagland
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Lori Hoagland
Department: Horticulture
Area: Soil ecology and functional interactions between soil microbes and crop cultivars, biological approaches to disease and weed suppression, specialty crop systems, agro-ecology
Email: lhoaglan@purdue.edu
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Jeffrey D. Holland
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Jeffrey D. Holland
Department: Entomology
Area: Spatial Ecology & Biodiversity
Email: jdhollan@purdue.edu
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Hook
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Tomas O Hook
Department: Forestry & Natural Resources
Area: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Email: thook@purdue.edu
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Hoover
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William Hoover
Department: Forestry & Natural Resources
Area: Natural resource economics
Email: whoover@purdue.edu
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Hua
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Inez Hua
Department: Civil Engineering
Area: Environmental chemistry and fate, industrial ecology and sustainability
Email: hua@purdue.edu
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Hubbard
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Bryan Hubbard
Department: Civil Engineering
Area: Construction, architecture
Email: bhubbard@purdue.edu
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Huber
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Matt Huber
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Climate change, mechanisms that govern climate
Email: huberm@purdue.edu
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Hutzel
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Bill Hutzel
Department: Mechanical Engineering Technology
Area: HVAC, building automation and renewable energy systems
Email: hutzelw@purdue.edu
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Ileleji
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Klein Ileleji
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Biomass feedstock logistics, processing, particulate flows and handling
Email: ileleji@purdue.edu
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Jacobs
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Douglass Jacobs
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Forest Restoration, Ecophysiology
Email: djacobs@purdue.edu
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Jafvert
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Chad Jafvert
Department: Civil Engineering
Area: aquatic chemistry
Email: jafvert@purdue.edu
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Joern
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Brad Joern
Department: Agronomy
Area: Nutrient management planning, soil chemistry, plant nutrition
Email: bjoern@purdue.edu
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Johnston
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Cliff Johnston
Department: Agronomy
Area: Biogeochemistry, mineral physics, nanoscience, soil science, spectroscopy
Email: clays@purdue.edu
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Kaplan
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Ian Kaplan
Department: Entomology
Area: Insect Ecology, Specialty Crops
Email: ikaplan@purdue.edu
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Kladivko
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Eileen Kladivko
Department: Agronomy
Area: Soil Physics, Land Management, Preferential flow of chemicals through soils
Email: kladivko@purdue.edu
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Kulatunga
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Athula Kulatunga
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Area: Energy management and efficiency, industrial process controls
Email: nkulatun@purdue.edu
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Ladisch
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Michael Ladisch
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Bioprocess engineering as it applies to bioproducts, biorecovery, and bionanotechnology
Email: ladisch@purdue.edu
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Lasker
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Greg Lasker
Department: Building Construction Management
Area: Best Practices in Life Sciences, Research and Advanced Manufacturing Facilities
Email: glasker@purdue.edu
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Lee
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Linda Lee
Department: Agronomy and ESE Program Head
Area: Environmental chemistry
Email: lslee@purdue.edu
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Lumkes 

John Lumkes
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Machine systems and fluid power
Email: lumkes@purdue.edu
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Meilan
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Rick Meilan
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Molecular Tree Physiology, phytoremediation, biofuels
Email: rmeilan@purdue.edu
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Michalski
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Greg Michalski
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling, air/water pollution, modeling isotopes
Email: gmichals@purdue.edu
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Michelbert
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Michael Mickelbart
Department: Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Area: Plant Physiology
Email: mmickelb@purdue.edu
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Michler
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Charles Michler
Department: Forestry & Natural Resources
Area: Hardwood tree genetics, herbicide resistance
Email: michler@purdue.edu
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Mohtar
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Rabi Mohtar
Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Area: Hydrological/soils modeling
Email: mohtar@purdue.edu
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Mosier
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Nate Mosier
Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Area: Renewable resources engineering
Email: mosiern@purdue.edu
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Ni
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Jiqin Ni
Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Area: Bioenergy, Environmental and Natural Resources
Email: jiqin@purdue.edu
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Nies
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Loring (Larry) Nies
Department: Civil Engineering
Area: Life cycle analysis, sustainability, nanotech impacts, bioremediation
Email: nies@purdue.edu
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Niyogi
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Dev Niyogi
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences / Agronomy
Area: Climate change, Hydrological extremes, Satellite Remote Sensing, Severe weather, Air Quality, Indian Monsoons, Land use land cover changes, Urbanization and agricultural intensification impacts
Email: climate@purdue.edu
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Owens
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Philip Owens
Department: Agronomy
Area: Soil Geomorphology/Pedology, Hydropedology
Email: prowens@purdue.edu
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Pijanowski
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Bryan Pijanowski
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Landscape ecology, biogeography, GIS, Ornithology
Email: bpijanow@purdue.edu
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Pope
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Phil Pope
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources
Area: Impacts of forest practices on long-term soil productivity and nutrient fluxes
Email: ppope@purdue.edu
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Porterfield
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Marshall Porterfield
Department: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Area: Physiological sensing technologies for research applications in biology, agriculture, and medicine
Email: porterf@purdue.edu
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Prokopy
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Linda Prokopy
Department: Forestry & Natural Resources
Area: Social dimensions of watershed management
Email: lprokopy@purdue.edu
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Rabenold
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Kerry Rabenold
Department: Biological Sciences
Area: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Email: rabenold@purdue.edu
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Rao
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Suresh Rao
Department: Civil Engineering / Agronomy
Area: hydrology, contaminant transport, sustainability
Email: pscr@purdue.edu
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Rapp
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Randy Rapp
Department: Building Construction Management
Area: Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management
Email: rrapp@purdue.edu
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Rapp
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Leigh Raymond
Department: Political Science
Area: Public Policy, Public Administration and Environmental Politics
Email: lraymond@purdue.edu
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Sadof Cliff Sadof
Department: Entomology
Area: Biological control, landscape entomology, prevent spread of invasive species, sustainable ag
Email: csadof@purdue.edu
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Maria Sepulveda
Department: Forestry & Natural Resources
Area: Ecotoxicology and aquatic organisms
Email: mssepulv@purdue.edu
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Shao
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Guofan Shao
Department: Forestry & Natural Resources
Area: GIS, large scale land use, international issues
Email: shao@purdue.edu
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Darrell Schulze
Department: Agronomy
Area: Soil mineralogy, chemistry, pedology
Email: dschulze@purdue.edu
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Stott
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Diane Stott
Department: Agronomy
Area: Soil Biochemistry
Email: Diane.Stott@ars.usda.gov
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Tao
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Bernard Tao
Department: Agricultural & Biological Engineering / Food Science
Area: Renewable resource utilization, polymer coating, plant lipids, biosensors
Email: tao@purdue.edu
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Troy
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Cary Troy
Department: Civil Engineering
Area: Environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence and mixing in natural water bodies, hydrological engineering.
Email: troy@purdue.edu
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Turco
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Ron Turco
Department: Agronomy
Area: Remediation technologies, microbiology, microbial ecology
Email: rturco@purdue.edu
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Volenec
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Jeff Volenec
Department: Agronomy
Area: Biofuels, ecology and evolutionary biology
Email: jvolenec@purdue.edu
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West
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Terry West
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Engineering geology
Email: trwest@purdue.edu
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Zhang
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Hao Zhang
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources / Statistics
Area: Analysis of spatial and space-time data as it relates to climatology, geophysics, natural resources, agriculture, economics
Email: zhanghao@purdue.edu
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Zhao
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Fu Zhao
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Area: Sustainable manufacturing processes, life cycle analysis
Email: fzhao@purdue.edu
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Zhuang
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Qianlai Zhuang
Department: Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Area: Interactions among atmosphere, biosphere, and human dimension in the context of climate change, chemical element cycles, and policy-making
Email: qzhuang@purdue.edu
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