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Name College/School Research Area
Anderson, Jim
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Wetlands Ecology, Management, and Restoration; Wildlife-Habitat Relations; Wildlife Damage; Invasive Species; Climate Change Science; Watershed and Water Quality Improvement; Riparian Ecology and Management.
Aziz, Omar
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ecological Engineering; Water Quality Modeling and Analysis; Hydrology; Water Resources Engineering; Fluid Mechanics; Environmental Hydraulics
Bajura, Richard
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
National Research Center for Coal & Energy
Energy Technologies
Basden, Tom
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design Water Quality; Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution
Behling, Robert
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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Quaternary events; Wetlands; Wetland Reconstruction, AMD Amelioration; Earth Science
Belesky, David
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant & Soil Sciences
Forage Management; Pasture Management; Agroforestry; Ecophysiology Of Forage Plant Communities; Pasture Management
Benison, Kathleen
Profile
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Sedimentology; Mineralogy; Diagenesis; Water Geochemistry; Life of Extreme Lakes and Adjacent Environments
Bhattacharyya, Debangsu
Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Energy Technologies; Controls, Automation, and Mechatronics
Brzostek, Edward
Profile
Department of Biology Biogeochemistry; Ecosystem Modeling; Global Change; Plant-Microbial Interactions
Burns, Robert
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Human Dimensions of Water Resources
Butler, Peter
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
School of Design and Community Development
Cultural Landscape Research and Planning; Community Design Process; Industrial Landscape Reclamation; Interpretation and Design Studio Pedagogy
Carr, Timothy
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Department of Geology and Geography Development of Energy Resources While Protecting the Environment; Unconventional Resources and CO2 Storage and Utilization
Caretta, Martina
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Department of Geology and Geography Human Dimensions of Water; Social Issues Revolving Around Water Resources in Appalachia; Waterscapes and How They are Modified, Reified and Used by People
Carver, Jeffrey
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College Of Education and Human Services Department of Curriculum and Instruction Improvement of Teaching and Learning in the STEM Disciplines at All Levels of Education
Cilento, Gene
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources Biotechnology/Bioengineering
Collins, Alan
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Resource Management
Economic and Policy Issues Related to Watershed Management; Water Quality; Performance-Based Incentives and Solid Plus Agricultural Waste Management
Corio, Emily
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Reed College of Media Data Journalism and Science Reporting
Cumming, Jonathan
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Department of Biology Plant Physiology; Water and Nutrient Relations of Plants; Environmental Biology
D’Souza, Gerard
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Resource Management
Economics of Agricultural Systems; Sustainability
Dawson-Andoh, Benjamin
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Wood Microbiology; Wood Chemistry; Wood and Microbial Biochemistry; Wood Biodeterioration and Preservation; Environmental Impact of Wood Processing; Application of Biotechnology to Manufacture Forest Products
Donovan, Joseph
Profile
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Quantitative Hydrogeology; Mining Hydrogeology; Groundwater-Lake Interaction; Holocene Paleoclimate
Dougherty, Michael
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Resource Management
Community Development; Planning; Administration; Finance; Governance
Duckert, Lowell
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English
Early Modern Literature; Ecocriticism; Ecotheory
Eli, Robert
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydrology; Hydraulics; Fluid Mechanics
Farah, Paolo
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics
Energy Law, Oil & Gas; Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law;  Climate Change Law; Water Law
Fetty, Nathan
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College of Law Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic Environmental and Land Use Law; Coal Mine Health and Safety; Consumer Protection
Fulay, Pradeep
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources Engineering Education; Advanced Materials; Nanomaterials; Electronic Devices; Smart Materials; Flexible Electronics; Energy Technologies; Biomaterials
Gao, Dengliang
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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
3D Seismic Visualization and Interpretation for Hydrocarbon Exploration from Conventional and Unconventional Fractured Reservoirs
Garvey, Katherine
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College of Law Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic Environmental Law; Land Use Law
Ghadimi, Hodjat
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
School of Design and Community Development
Development Planning; Energy-Built Environment-Economy Interaction Modeling; Economic Development in Energy Rich Regions; Creativity and Innovation in Urban and Regional Economies
Gray, Donald
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources Hydrology of Wetlands; Hydrology Applied to Environmental restoration; Groundwater Dynamics; Free Surface Hydrodynamics; Natural Convection; Magnetic Forces in Fluid Dynamics
Gupta, Rakesh
Profile
Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Chemical Engineering
Flow Behavior of Polymer Solutions, Polymer Melts, Solid-in-Liquid Suspensions and Emulsions; Development of Drilling Fluids for Deep Hole Drilling for Oil and Gas
Haas, Vaike
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
School of Design and Community Development
Regional-Scale Ecological Considerations including Mitigating the Effects of Urban Stormwater within the Drainage Areas of Small Streams, Local Adaptions of Native Species; Equitable Access to Public Space and Greenspace Connectivity
Harris, Trevor
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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Geographic Information Science; Deep Mapping and Spatial Story Telling; Immersive Geographies; Geovisualization and the CAVE; Virtual GIS, 3D modeling, and Geodesign; Qualitative GIS; Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
Hartman, Kyle
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Davis College Of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division Of Forestry and Natural Resources
Stream and River Ecology; Marine and Large Lake Ecology; Fish Ecology; Fish Bioenergetics; Hydroacoustics; Climate Change
Hessl, Amy
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geography and Geology
Climate Variability; Ecosystem Processes; Human Activities in Forested Systems
Hong, Seungho
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydraulic Engineering; Open Channel Flow Resistance; Compound Channel Hydraulics; Sediment Transport; Erosion Control; Field and Laboratory Experiments
Hopkinson, Leslie
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources Civil and Environmental Engineering Environmental Hydraulics; River Mechanics and Sediment Transport; Surface Hydrology; Streambank Stability; Vegetation-fluid Interactions; Ecological Engineering
Hu, Jianli
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Energy Technologies; Shale Gas Utilization; Catalytic Materials; Coal Gasification and Syngas Conversion; Biomass Conversion
Jackson, Randall
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WVU Regional Research Institute Regional Economic Development; Technological Change; Industry Clustering; Regional Econometric, Input-Output and Conjoined Models; Energy and Environmental Systems and Simulation; Energy Policy Analysis
Jenks, Matthew
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Cuticle Biology;  Plant Abiotic and Biotic Stress Physiology and Genetics; Horticultural and Bioenergy Crops
Jutla, Antarpreet
Profile
Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Water and Health; Flood Forecasting; Satellite Remote Sensing Applications in Hydrology; Climate Change and Issues of Scales
Kelly, Charley
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Nutrient/sediment Transport to Streams; Soil Quality Infiltration; Plant Water Use; Best Management Practices
Kinder, Paul
Natural Resource Analysis Center Stream Restoration; Geographical Information Systems; Social Network Analysis
King, Fred
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WVU Research Office Development of Mass Spectrometric and Optical Spectroscopic Methods for Fundamental Investigations of Plasma Chemistry; Characterization of Materials
Kite, Steve
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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Fluvial and Glacial Geomorphology; Geoarcheology; Surficial Geology Mapping; Floods; Landslides; Debris Flows; Stream Restoration, Reclamation Geomorphology, Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Appalachians and the Ohio River Basin
Kotcon, James
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Nematology, Soil-Borne Diseases, Organic Agriculture, Pest Management, Ecology, Biological Control, Farming Systems, Biofuel Crops
Lee, Eungul
Profile
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Climatology; Biosphere and Atmosphere Interactions in the Monsoon Climate Regions over South and East Asia and West Africa
Levêque, Jonas
West Virginia University Public Perceptions Related to Water Quality
Lewis, Paul
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Reproductive Physiology; Agriculture; Reproductive Management in Cattle & Sheep
Lin, Lance
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Innovative Water/Wastewater Technologies and Strategies; Watershed Assessment and Climate Change Impacts; Contaminant Fate and Modeling
Liu, Xingbo
Profile
Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
High Temperature Alloys ; Corrosion And Coating; Fuel Cells
McCawley, Michael
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School of Public Health, Department of Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences Air Pollution, Aerosols and Occupational Health; Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Drilling and Mountain Top Mining
McCusker, Brent
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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Environment and Development; environment and development Climate Backcasting; Adaptation Forecasting Climate Backcasting, Adaptation Forecasting
McDonald, Louis
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Nutrient Cycling and Soil Organic Matter in Grassland and Organic Farming Agroecosystems; Mine Soil Reclamation and Mine Drainage Geochemistry; Metal Contaminated Soils and Surface Waters
McGraw, James
Profile
Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biology
Effects of Regional and Global Environmental Change on Plant Populations;
McNeel, Joseph
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Strategy for Forestry Based Research in the Appalachian Region; Improving Quality and Utilization of Upland Hardwoods in the Appalachian Region; Depolymerization and Fermentation of Wood Wastes to Ethanol and Butanol Fuels
McNeil, Brenden
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Impacts of Atmospheric N Deposition on Forest Productivity and Water Quality; Role of Species Functional Traits in Mediating Spatial Variability in the Functioning of Forest Ecosystems
Minor, Eric
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Reed College of Media
Morrissey, Ember
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Microbial Ecology Underlying Biogeochemical Processes of Interest to Society
Olfert, Melissa
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Lifestyle Intervention Research at WVU
Human health impacts of water scarcity, water price, water access and poor choice of water use. Nutritional patterns in health disparate regions where water isn't consumed adequately to support good health. Water use across the lifespan.
Page, Melanie
Profile
WVU Research Office
Pena-Yewtukhiw, Euenia
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Effect of Management Practices and Land Use Change on Soil Physical Quality Dynamics; Spatial Sampling of Soil Properties; Managing Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Systems to Develop and Maintain Soil Sustainability
Peterjohn, William
Profile
Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biology
Biogeochemistry; Global Change; Nutrient Cycling; Forest Ecosystems; Soil Microbiology
Petty, Todd
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Stream and River Ecology; Fish Ecology; Stream and Watershed Assessment; Stream and Watershed Restoration
Phipps, Timothy
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Resource Management

Prucz, Jacky
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Parametric Modeling and Design; Statistical and Sensitivity Data Analysis; Structural Mechanics of Composite Material
Quaranta, John
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Research into Improving Coal Waste Impoundment Safety through Laboratory and Field Site Testing; Soil and Groundwater Remediation of Legacy Defense Waste Streams; Soil Characterization and Environmental Forensics of Unexploded Military Ordnance and Contaminants
Ramos, Alba
University of Arizona Policy, Planning, Social Outreach, Reclaimaition, Riparian Restoration, First Nations Water Resources, Transboundary Water, Drought, Flooding, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, and Rainwater Harvesting.
Rauch, Henry
Profile
Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Environmental Impacts of Underground Coal Mine Closures on Water Resources; Impact of Underground Coal Mining Subsidence on Streamflow
Reed, Maryanne
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Reed College of Media  
Richardson, Jesse
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College of Law Land Use Law; Water Law
Robertson-Honecker, Jennifer
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Chemistry

Robison, Daniel
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Rota, Chris
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design Division of Forestry and Natural Resources Development and Application of Modern Statistical Techniques to Address a Diverse Set of Questions in Applied Vertebrate Ecology
Rye, James
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College of Education and Human Services Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies Teaching Science, Mathematics and Other Disciplines through Garden-Based Learning; Integrating Science and Mathematics Learning at the Elementary and Middle School
Selin, Steven
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Bringing Diverse People and Organizations Together to Solve Tough Conservation and Community Problems
Sharma, Radhey
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Energy Technologies; Civil Infrastructure
Sharma, Shikha
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Low-Temperature Stable Isotope Geochemistry; Environmental Hydrogeochemistry; Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction; Ecology; Energy
Singh, Kaushlendra
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Biomass Thermochemical Conversions: Gasification and Pyrolysis; Drying Characteristics and Physical Properties of Biomass; Synthesis and Evaluation of Highly Activated Microporous Carbon Materials; Synthesis of Application-Based Biochar
Siriwardane, Hema
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental Technologies
Sivanandan, Litha
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WVU Extension Service Water Quality and Availability for the Food Industry and Agriculture
Skousen, Jeff
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Prediction and Control of Acid Mine Drainage; Chemical and Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage; Water Quality and Watershed Restoration; Amendments for Reclaiming Mine Soils; Post-mining Land Use Development of Reclaimed Lands
Smaldone, David
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Environmental and Cultural Interpretation; Place attachment; Parks and Protected Area Management; Nature-based Tourism
Smith, Cecil
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College of Education and Human Services Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development
Smith, Jack
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WV Higher Education Policy Commission Modeling (From Quantum/Atomistic to Watershed and Climate Level); Computation; Data Management; Sensor Networks; DIY Sensors; Tools Deployment, Data Sharing in Support of Water Research
Spillane, Nancy
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WVUteach Uniting In-Depth Science and Mathematics Education with Teacher Preparation
Stephan, Kirsten
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources

Stores, Katie
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Strager, Michael
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Resource Management
Providing Spatial Decision Support to Aid in Prioritizing Areas, Evaluating Alternatives and Examining Trade-offs when Managing Natural Resources
Thomas, Richard
Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Biology
Forest Ecosystems; Global Change; Carbon Cycling
Thompson, Jim
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Soil-Landscape Analysis and Modeling; Soil Spatial Variability; Soil Survey and Soil Mapping; Landscape-Scale Processes of Soil Genesis; Soil Hydrology and Hydrologic Modeling; Digital Terrain Analysis; Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Tian, Hanjing
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Energy Technologies; Advanced Materials
Verlinden, Sven
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Flower Senescence; Postharvest Physiology; Horicultural Sustainability; Season Extension
Vesper, Dorothy
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Karst Hydrogeology; Temporal Changes in Water Quality; High-CO2 Waters; Metal Geochemistry; Thermal-Mineral Springs; Mine Drainage; Relationship between Inorganic Carbon and Sulfur in Natural Waters
Walls, Jason
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College of Law Land Conservation Law
Wang, Jingxin
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Forest Ecosystem Management; Biomass Utilization and Bioenergy; Biomass Harvesting and Logistics; Forestry Best Management Practices; Biomaterials and Wood Processing Optimization; Carbon Optimization and Global Change; Computer Simulation and System Modeling
Warner, Timothy
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Spatial Properties of Remotely Sensed Images; Lidar, High Spatial Resolution Imagery; Thermal Imagery; Biogeographical Applications of Remote Sensing and Information Literacy
Waterland, Nicole
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
Postharvest Physiology; Drought and Heat Stress; Flower Senescence; Biotechnology; Aquaponics
Weislogel, Amy
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Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Geology and Geography
Sedimentary Basin Studies
Welsh, Amy
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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
 Conservation Genetics of Fish and Wildlife Populations; Wildlife Forensics
Woerner, Brian
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
Development of Algorithms for Reliable and Efficient Communication and Computing Over Networks of Imperfect Communication Links
Wu, Nick
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Low-Dimension Nanomaterials; Nano-lithography and Micro-fabriction; Biosensors, Chemisensors and Lab-on-Chips; Photocatalysts and Photoelectrochemical Cells; Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices;
Zegre, Nicolas
Profile
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
Watershed and Forest Hydrology; Land Use and Climate Change Effects on Water Resources; Forest Watershed Management; Ecological And Hydrological Linkages; Riparian Processes; Hydrologic Behavior Change Detection; Hydrologic Modeling And Statistics; Water Quality
Ziemkiewicz, Paul
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 WVU Water Research Insititute Mine Drainage; Watershed Management; Industrial Site Restoration; Treatment of Drilling Brines
Zoica Dinu, Cerasela
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Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Department of Chemical Engineering
Nano/Micro Devices and Systems; Biotechnology/Bioengineering