Experts by Expertise: Energy and Renewables

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  • Portrait of Holly Buck, University at Buffalo environmental policy and climate change policy expert.

    Holly Jean Buck

    Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability

    Expertise: environmental policy, climate change policy, geoengineering, carbon capture, climate adaptation, environmental justice

    Phone: 716-645-0135


  • Head shot of James Chen.

    James M. Chen

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Expertise: materials science, turbulence, energy harvesting, hypersonic/supersonic vehicles, aerodynamics, nonequilibrium phenomena, high-performance computing

    Phone: 716-645-3163


  • Portrait of Susan Spierre Clark, University at Buffalo sustainability, climate change, infrastructure and community resilience expert.

    Susan Spierre Clark

    Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability

    Expertise: climate change and sustainable development; resilient infrastructure; power outages due to extreme events; sustainability education; community resilience

    Phone: 716-645-1403


  • Head shot of Timothy Cook in a laboratory.

    Timothy Cook

    Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: molecular self-assembly, photochemistry, fluorescence, phosphorescence, batteries, alternative energy

    Phone: 716-645-4327


  • Headshot of Amit Goyal.

    Amit Goyal

    SUNY Distinguished Professor and Empire Innovation Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: renewable energy; environmental and water issues; high-temperature superconductivity; materials science

    Phone: 716-645-5920


  • Nicole Hunter.

    Nicole Hunter

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance

    Expertise: environmental economics, international trade, public policy, taxation, personal finance

    Contact: Nicole Hunter can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or

  • Head shot of Eva Zurek.

    Tevfik Kosar

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, high-performance computing, green computing, energy-efficient systems

    Phone: 716-645-2323


  • Head shot of Haiqing Lin, University at Buffalo carbon capture expert.

    Haiqing Lin

    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: separation science, carbon capture, water purification, polymers, materials science

    Phone: 716-645-1856


  • Portrait of Sayanti Mukherjee, University at Buffalo predictive analytics and critical infrastructure systems expert.

    Sayanti Mukherjee

    Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Expertise: resilient sociotechnical systems, predictive analytics, risk-informed decision-making, public health and health care, electrical grid and energy, climate change impact assessment

    Phone: 716-645-4699


  • Head shot of Alan Rabideau, University at Buffalo groundwater pollution and hazardous waste management expert.

    Alan Rabideau

    Professor and Chair of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: pollution, groundwater contamination, radioactive and hazardous waste management, mathematical modeling

    Phone: 716-645-4003


  • Head shot of Nicholas Rajkovich, University at Buffalo climate change expert.

    Nicholas Rajkovich

    Associate Professor of Architecture

    Expertise: climate change and cities; climate adaptation in the Great Lakes region; energy efficiency; renewable energy; climate refuge cities

    Phone: 716-829-6910



  • Head shot of Aditya Vedantam, University at Buffalo sustainable sourcing and corporate sustainability expert.

    Aditya Vedantam

    Associate Professor of Operations Management and Strategy

    Expertise: sustainability in operations and supply chains; clean energy technologies; recycling; recycled content claims, including for plastics; apparel and other resale markets; eco-certifications

    Contact: Aditya Vedantam can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or

  • Head shot of Andrew Whittaker.

    Andrew Whittaker

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: earthquake engineering; seismic protective systems; blast engineering; bridge engineering; infrastructure; design and assessment of nuclear power plants; performance-based engineering; risk engineering

    Phone: 716-645-4364


  • Head shot of Gang Wu, University at Buffalo battery and fuel cell expert.

    Gang Wu

    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Expertise: materials science, electrochemical energy storage, batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, supercapacitators, catalysts, electrochemistry

    Phone: 716-645-8618


  • Head shot of Hao Zeng, University at Buffalo faculty expert on magnetism, spin and materials at reduced dimensions.

    Hao Zeng

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: magnetism, spintronics, nanomaterials, materials science, materials for solar energy harvesting

    Phone: 716-645-5749