Experts by Expertise: Astronomy, Physics and Space

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  • Head shot of Charlotte Lindqvist, University at Buffalo evolutionary biology expert.
    11/2/23

    Priya R. Banerjee

    Associate Professor of Physics

    Expertise: intrinsically disordered proteins, protein droplets, membrane-less organelles, single-molecule biophysics

    Phone: 716-645-3444

    Email: prbanerj@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Javid Bayandor.
    10/26/23

    Javid Bayandor

    Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Expertise: Mid-air collisions; crashes involving drones (unmanned aircraft systems); space exploration and missions; crashworthiness; ballistics; advanced aerospace design

    Phone: 716-645-1422

    Email: bayandor@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Gino Biondini, University at Buffalo mathematics expert.
    4/7/23

    Gino Biondini

    Professor of Mathematics

    Expertise: mathematical properties of waves, solitons, applied mathematics, mathematical physics, general questions about mathematics

    Phone: 716-645-8810

    Email: biondini@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of John Cerne.
    12/19/18

    John Cerne

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: physics in everyday life, condensed matter physics, high-temperature superconductors, graphene, optics

    Phone: 716-645-2542

    Email: jcerne@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of James Chen.
    8/16/21

    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

    Email: chenjm@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of John Crassidis, UB expert on space junk.
    10/27/22

    John L. Crassidis

    Moog Professor of Innovation

    Expertise: space debris, space junk

    Phone: 716-645-1426

    Email: johnc@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Tracy K. P. Gregg.
    1/4/24

    Tracy K. P. Gregg

    Professor and Chair of Geology

    Expertise: volcanology, volcanoes on Mars and Venus, the search for water on Mars, volcanism on the moon, deep-sea eruptions, basaltic lava flows

    Phone: 716-645-4328

    Email: tgregg@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ia Iashvili.
    12/19/18

    Ia Iashvili

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: Higgs boson search, particle detectors, search for supersymmetric particles

    Phone: 716-645-6611

    Email: iashvili@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Avto Kharchilava.
    12/19/18

    Avto Kharchilava

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: Higgs boson search, particle detectors, phenomena beyond the Standard Model

    Phone: 716-645-6251

    Email: avto@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Will Kinney, University at Buffalo physics, cosmology and astronomy expert.
    10/27/21

    William H. Kinney

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: astronomy, cosmology, cosmic inflation, cosmic microwave background, dark matter, dark energy, solar eclipses, public outreach in science


    Phone:
    716-645-5360

    Email: whkinney@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Andrea Markelz, University at Buffalo protein dynamics expert.
    5/16/19

    Andrea Markelz

    Moti Lal Rustgi Professor of Physics

    Expertise: protein dynamics, spectroscopy, terahertz light, optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics

    Phone: 716-645-2739

    Email: amarkelz@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Salvatore Rappoccio.
    11/2/23

    Salvatore Rappoccio

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: particle physics, particle detectors

    Phone: 716-645-6250

    Email: srrappoc@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Surajit Sen, University at Buffalo professor of physics.
    9/19/17

    Surajit Sen

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: wave behavior, granular systems, quasi-equilibrium, nonequilibrium and chaotic phenomena, collisions, shock mitigation, sociophysics

    Phone: 716-645-6151, 716-907-4961

    Email: sen@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Dejan Stojkovic, University at Buffalo cosmology expert.
    5/15/19

    Dejan Stojkovic

    Professor of Physics

    Expertise: cosmology, gravity, black holes, particle physics, exotic physics, origins of the universe, extra dimensions

    Phone: 716-645-5014

    Email: ds77@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kang Sun, University at Buffalo air pollution and climate change expert.
    10/25/21

    Kang Sun

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: air pollution, greenhouse gases, climate change, remote sensing, molecular spectroscopy

    Phone: 716-645-6167

    Email: kangsun@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Hao Zeng, University at Buffalo faculty expert on magnetism, spin and materials at reduced dimensions.
    1/12/24

    Hao Zeng

    Professor of Physics

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

    Phone: 716-645-5749

    Email: haozeng@buffalo.edu