Experts by Expertise: Winter

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  • Head shot of Jason Benedict, University at Buffalo chemistry expert.

    Jason Benedict

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    Expertise: chemistry, chemical reactions, chemical crystallography, photochemistry, nanomaterials, synchrotron light sources, science of snowflakes

    Phone: 716-645-4276


  • Head shot of Anne B. Curtis.

    Anne B. Curtis

    SUNY Distinquished Professor

    Expertise: heart health, heart rhythm abnormalities, atrial fibrillation, cardiac devices, pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac problems in winter

    Phone: 716-859-4828


  • Head shot of Stuart Evans, University at Buffalo weather, climate and atmospheric science expert.

    Stuart M. Evans

    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Expertise: climate change, dust and dust storms, weather, atmospheric science, precipitation, monsoons, lake effect snow

    Phone: 716-645-0491


  • Head shot of Kristin Poinar, UB faculty expert on ice sheets and climate change.

    Kristin Poinar

    Assistant Professor of Geology

    Expertise: climate change, Greenland Ice Sheet, ice sheet modeling, sea level rise, Antarctica, Great Lakes ice cover

    Phone: 716-645-4286


  • Head shot of Adel Sadek.

    Adel Sadek

    Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: traffic, traffic at border-crossings, traffic in bad weather, smart cities, electric, autonomous and conventional vehicles

    Phone: 716-645-4367


  • Head shot of Elizabeth, University at Buffalo faculty expert on climate change and precipitation.

    Elizabeth K. Thomas

    Associate Professor of Geology

    Expertise: climate change, Arctic ice sheets, precipitation, lake effect snow, sea level rise, monsoons

    Phone: 716-645-4329