UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NS&M) houses six departments, each with graduate programs: Biological Sciences (MS, PhD); Chemistry and Biochemistry (MS, PhD); Geosciences (MS, PhD); Mathematical Sciences, emphasizing Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Actuarial Science (MS, PhD); Physics (MS, PhD); and Science and Mathematics Education (Master of Arts in Teaching). In addition, there are three interdisciplinary degrees offered: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MS) and Geospatial Information Sciences (MS, PhD). Each program is relatively small and thus able to provide excellent graduate student - faculty contact, while maintaining a strong research program. Increasingly, departments interact with each other in research, allowing interdisciplinary efforts to flourish. A number of well-funded Research Centers and Institutes are also housed in NS&M; these allow graduate students to approach real world, cutting edge research problems while working side by side with professional research staff and internationally recognized faculty. They are: the Center for Applied Biology; the Center for Lithospheric Studies; the UT Dallas NanoTech Institute; the Center for Quantum Electronics; and the Center for Space Sciences.

Degrees Offered

Biological Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Geosciences

Mathematical Sciences

Physics

Science and Mathematics Education

Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty

Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Bruce M. Novak

Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology; Professor of Chemistry: A. Dean Sherry

Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Roderick A. Heelis

Green Distinguished Chair in Academic Leadership: B. Hobson Wildenthal

Professors: Carlos L. V. Aiken, Larry P. Ammann, Phillip C. Anderson, Zalman I. Balanov, Kenneth J. Balkus Jr., Lee A. Bulla, Julia Chan, Austin J. Cunningham, Vladimir Dragovic, Rockford K. Draper, Sam Efromovich, John F. Ferguson, John P. Ferraris, Jinming Gao, John W. Geissman, Robert Glosser, Bruce E. Gnade, Juan E. González, John H. Hoffman, M. Ali Hooshyar, Joseph M. Izen, Wieslaw Krawcewicz, Mark Lee, Xinchou Lou, Roger Malina, William I. Manton, George A. McMechan, Susan E. Minkoff, Inga H. Musselman, John S. Oldow, L. Felipe Pereira, Dmitry Rachinskiy, Viswanath Ramakrishna, Lawrence J. Reitzer, Robert Serfling, Stephen Spiro, Robert J. Stern, Janos Turi, Robert M. Wallace, Anvar A. Zakhidov, Li Zhang, Michael Qiwei Zhang, John Zweck

Associate Professors: Jung-Mo Ahn, Titu Andreescu, Michael C. Biewer, Swati Biswas, Gail A. M. Breen, Thomas H. Brikowski, John G. Burr, Yan Cao, Pankaj K. Choudhary, Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, Jeff L. DeJong, Gregg R. Dieckmann, Yuri Gartstein, Yulia Gel, Warren J. Goux, Ernest M. Hannig, Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, Tae Hoon Kim, Lindsay J. King, David J. Lary, Anton V. Malko, Dennis L. Miller, Homer Montgomery, Steven O. Nielsen, Paul Pantano, John W. Sibert IV, Mihaela C. Stefan, Mary L. Urquhart, Chuanwei Zhang, Jie Zheng

Assistant Professors: Mohammad Akbar, Maxim Arnold, Bhargab Chattopadhyay, Lunjin Chen, Min Chen, Xingang Chen, Nikki Delk, Heng Du, Jeremiah J. Gassensmith, Tobias Hagge, Qingwen Hu, Michael Kesden, Jung-whan (Jay) Kim, Frank Konietschke, Jiyong Lee, Yifei Lou, Lloyd Lumata, Oleg Makarenkov, Tomoki Oshawa, Kelli Palmer, Fabiano Rodrigues, Jason D. Slinker, Ronald A. Smaldone, Qiongxia (Joanne) Song, Anh Tran, Duane D. Winkler, Zhenyu Xuan, Hyuntae Yoo, Fan Zhang

Clinical Professors: Ronald D. Dearing, Natalia Humphreys

Clinical Assistant Professor: Wenyi (Roy) Lu

Clinical Faculty: Katherine (Katie) Donaldson, Floyd Dorsey, Billy Gammons, Pamela Kirkland, Amin Lalani, James (Jim) McConnell, Megan York

Research Professor: Duck Joo (D. J.) Yang

Research Assistant Professors: Monique Duncan, Lan Guo

Senior Lecturers: Irina Borovkov, Mehmet Candas, Vincent P. Cirillo, Diana Cogan, Sergio Cortes, Malgorzata Dabkowska, Anatoly Eydelzon, Manjula Foley, Bentley T. Garrett, Sandhya R. Gavva, William R. Griffin, Brenna Hill, Yuly Koshevnik, David L. Lewis, Wen-Ju Lin, Paul MacAlevey, Robert C. Marsh, Jason L. McAfee, Brady McCary, David Murchison, Jing Pan, Jigarkumar Patel, Elizabeth Pickett, Ignacio Pujana, Yanping Qin, Ruben D. Ramirez, Beatrice Rasmussen, Scott A. Rippel, Elizabeth L. Rugg, Ilya Sapozhnikov, William M. Scott, Prabin Shilpakar, Amandeep Sra, Uma Srikanth, Paul Stanford, Claudia Taenzler, Michelle Wilson, Wen-Ho Yu

Academic Advisor and Senior Lecturer: Barbara A. Curry

Professors Emeritus: Hans Bremer, Thomas Butts, Richard A. Caldwell, David E. Dunn, Frederick Fifer, Donald M. Gray, Walter Heikkila, Cynthia Ledbetter, Lynn A. Melton, Richard M. Mitterer, Patrick Odell, Emile A. Pessagno Jr., Dean C. Presnall, Wolfgang A. Rindler, Ivor Robinson, Claud S. Rupert, Robert H. Rutford, Myron B. Salamon, Brian A. Tinsley, John W. Van Ness

Associate Professor Emeritus: James L. Carter

Adjunct Faculty from the Research for Mathematics of the Mexican Council and Technology: Jose Gomez-Larranaga, Adolfo (Sanchez) Valenzuela

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