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Jennifer Adam

Jennifer Adam
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Earth systems modeling; hydrologic impacts of global change; land/atmosphere interactions; water resources engineering; sustainable development in water resources; and hydroclimatology

Soumik Banerjee

Soumik Banerjee
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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Computational Nanoscience
Nanoscale transport phenomena; molecular modeling of materials, organic photovoltaic solar cells, modeling electrolytes in Li batteries; synthesis and properties of carbon nanostructures

Todd Beyreuther

Todd Beyreuther
Composite Materials and Engineering Center
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Integrated Design
Building and site energy efficiency design measures; interdisciplinary and open-source design methodologies; integrated building and infrastructure systems design; and interactive and flexible architectural environments

Amanda Boyd

Amanda Boyd
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
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Risk Communication
Examining how rural communities and the general public perceive energy systems development (such as carbon capture and storage, nuclear power plants and hydro-electric projects) and how this impacts support for or opposition to technology development and implementation.

Ken Casavant

Public Policy/Transportation
Transportation economics and policy; international trade; marketing; industrial organization

Zhi Chen

Zhi Chen
Engineering and Computer Science
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Diane Cook

Diane Cook
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Smart Home/Environments
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environments, and parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence

Jeff Dagle

Co-Director Advanced Grid Institute

Electricity Infrastructure Resilience
Advanced Grid Institute

Jana Doppa

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

AI-driven Adaptive Experiment Design
Sequential Decision-making under Uncertainty problems motivated by real-world applications, robust machine learning and decision-making for high-stakes applications, structured Prediction for natural language processing, computer vision, bioinformatics, smart home environments, and health informatics, machine learning to improve electronic Design automation, optimized computer architectures for big data computing using emerging technologies, machine learning for sustainable computing and computational sustainability

Andy Ford

Computer Simulation Models/Energy Policy
Computer simulation modeling with an emphasis on energy policy and environmental problems in the western USA

Hang Gao

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Engineering and Computer Science WSU – Vancouver
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Electricity Infrastructure Resilience

Assefaw Gebremedhin

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Data Science, AI
Network science, high-performance computing, and applications in cyber security, energy systems, and bioinformatics.

Su Ha

Fuel Cells
Bio fuel cell catalysts, low temperature fuel cell catalysts, high temperature fuel cell and reforming catalysts, fuel cell model/diagnostic MRI measurement

Christine Horne

Social Norms, Theory, Group Processes
Research focuses on social norms – how they emerge, what makes them effective, and what their relation is to law; theoretically driven research that uses experimental methods to evaluate theoretical predictions; collaborative projects that apply theoretical insights to explain naturally occurring norms

Ananth Kalyanaraman

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Interim Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Parallel Computing
Graph analytics, and bioinformatics/computational biology. His focus is on developing algorithms and software for scalable analysis of large-scale data from various scientific domains and particularly the life sciences.

Brian Lamb

Air Quality & Climate Change
Atmospheric pollutant transport, effects of global change on regional air quality, biogenic trace gas emissions, and methods for measuring biosphere/atmosphere exchange

Jiyun Lee

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Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability
Structural reliability, Life-cycle analysis and risk assessment of civil infrastructure systems exposed to extreme events, Multi-hazard risk mitigation, Climate change effects on civil infrastructure design and maintenance strategies, Risk-informed decision-making,

Jake Leachman

Jake Leachman
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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Hydrogen and methane custody exchange, storage, and property modeling; fueling of vehicles and fusion energy machines; cryogenic and thermal energy storage; energy conversion devices

Yuehe Lin

Yuehe Lin
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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Alan Love

Mergers and acquisitions; price fixing and other antitrust issues in energy, chemical, agricultural and natural resource industries; econometric and other models to evaluate effects of strategic behavior on market structure and conduct, including pricing; evaluation of intellectual property contained in multi-attribute products; preparation of evidence for price arbitration; and evaluation of economic damages

Dustin McLarty

Clean Energy Systems
Novel systems integration strategies that will result in cleaner generation and permit greater use of renewable energy sources. Some of the topics being researched at CESI include: Oxy-FC, Optimal Dispatch of Distributed Generation and Storage, Wind-2-Hydrogen, Reversible SOFC, Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrids, and much more.

Grant Norton

Grant Norton
Mechanical and Materials Engineerin
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Ceramic materials, nanotechnology, and clean technology

Partha Pande

Partha Pande
Interim Dean of Voiland College of Engineering
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Network on Chip (NoC); on-chip wireless communication network, reliable and low power NoC, three dimensional (3D) NoC, network-on-chip hardware accelerators for Biocomputing

Pat Pedrow

Pat Pedrow
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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High Voltage
Plasma processing, plasma-polymerized thin films, fabrication of supported catalysts, optimization of corona performance of high voltage hardware, corona power loss on HVdc transmission lines

John Petrie

Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Riverbank erosion and stability; field measurements of river flow and sediment; computational fluid dynamics; impact of hydropower operations on river morphology and ecology; environmental impacts of in-stream hydrokinetic energy generation

Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Dynamical Networks
Control and design in large-scale dynamical networks; application areas include sensor and vehicle networking, market pricing system, and electric power system analysis


Behrooz Shirazi

Behrooz Shirazi
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Pervasive Computing
Distributed computing, pervasive computing, software tools, distributed real-time systems, scheduling and load balancing, and parallel systems

Mani Vadari

Founder and President at Modern Grid Solutions, Electrical Engineering
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Dr. Mani Vadari is an electric industry leader and visionary, with over 35 years of experience delivering business and technical solutions for transmission, distribution, and generation operations, wholesale markets, and Smart Grid. Mani has a multi-year track record of delivering value on a wide range of technology and business solutions. Dr. Mani Vadari leads a team of experts to deliver complex and innovative technology, business, regulatory, and finance solutions to electric utilities, suppliers, regulators, corporate boards, and policymakers worldwide. Mani is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, and an Adjunct Professor at Washington State University. Mani has published two popular books, “Smart Grid Redefined: Transformation of the Electric Utility” and “Electric System Operations – Evolving to the Modern Grid, 2nd edition”, and has authored over 100 industry papers, articles and blogs.

Research Interests

power system operations, electric and gas power system planning, green energy, netzero carbon analysis, electric transportation and charging networks, power system emergency and disaster managemen

Paul Whitney

Cognitive Behavior
Cognitive neuroscience; effects of fatigue and cognitive load on risky decision making; use of feedback to improve decision making performance

Mike Wolcott

Mike Wolcott
Civil/Env Eng

Bio Fuels/NARA
Sustainability of the biofuels supply chain, development of new biobased resins and plastics and natural fiber composites and biopolymers, and development of advanced materials to improve durability, reduce manufacturing costs and pollution, and improve structural performance

Xinghui Zhao

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Director, Engineering and Computer Science WSU-Vancouver
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Parallel and Distribution Systems
Parallel and distributed systems, energy-efficient computing, machine learning, and big data computing