Henry Krumb School of Mines Executive

The Henry Krumb School of Mines is managed by an executive committee consisting of  Prof. Zvi Galil Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (HKSM Chair) and Profs. Upmanu Lall (Chair, Earth and Environmental Engineering), James Im (Chair, Materials Science and Engineering), and Nickolas Themelis (Director, Earth Engineering Center).

   

Faculty of the Henry Krumb School of Mines:

William Bailey
Daniel N. Beshers
Marco J. Castaldi
Sui-Wai Chan
Kartik Chandran
Paul Duby
Gavin Gong

James S. Im
Klaus S. Lackner
Upmanu Lall
Gertrude F. Neumark
Ismail Noyan
Stephen O'Brien

Peter Schlosser
Ponisseril Somasundaran
Nickolas J. Themelis
Nicholas J. Turro
Tuncel M. Yegulalp


William Bailey

Assistant Professor of Materials Science

Research Interests:
Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spin-polarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/w.bailey.html

web54@columbia.edu

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Daniel N. Beshers

Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy

Research Interests:
Mechanical properties, especially energy loss, mechanical and magnetic hysteresis, damage detection.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/d.beshers.html

dnb4@columbia.edu

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Marco J. Castaldi

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:
Reaction engineering for use of biomass and carbon dioxide to produce high value products; Catalytic reaction engineering to upgrade low energy fuels for low carbon energy production; flame chemistry for novel applications of CO2 usage; non-equilibrium catalytic reactions applied to highly selective processes, such as oxidative coupling; coal- biomass reactions; use of CO2 as a diluent in combustion systems.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/earth/faculty/castaldiCV.html

mc2352@columbia.edu

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Sui-Wai Chan

Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science

Research Interests:
Transmission electron microscopy; thin films, grain boundaries and interfaces; high Tc superconductors; electronic ceramics. or Nano-particles, Grain Boundaries, Interfaces, and Extended Defects in Thin Films, Electronic Oxides, fuel cell technology.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/s_w.chan.html

sc174@columbia.edu

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Kartik Chandran

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:
Application of nanotechnology and bioinformatics in the study of complex microbial consortia, bacteria responses to stress and stimuli, bioreactors for waste and water treatment, development and application of biokinetic estimation tools, microbial biochemical degradation pathways, and bioprocess modeling of complex biotransformations.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/earth/faculty/chandranCV.html

kc2288@columbia.edu

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Paul Duby

Professor, Mineral Engineering

Research Interests:
Electrochemical & hydrometallurgical processes, corrosion of metals, mineral waste treatment and recovery

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/p.duby.html

pfd1@columbia.edu

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Gavin Gong
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:
Interaction between land-surface hydrologic and atmospheric phenomena, and their impact on climate variability and predictability. Physical relationships between snow and climate. Water resources development and management through applied hydrologic research

http://www.columbia.edu/~gg2138/

gg2138@columbia.edu

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James S. Im

Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science

Research Interests:
Nucleation in condensed systems; laser-induced crystallization of semiconductor films; thin film transistors.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/j.im.html

ji12@columbia.edu

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Klaus S. Lackner

Ewing Worzel Professor of Geophysics

Rearch Interests:
Earth engineering for sustainable use of fossil fuels and managing the global carbon cycle. Research interests include technology development for a net zero carbon economy that produces electricity and hydrogen, capture of carbon dioxide at power plants and from the air, disposal of carbon dioxide as solid mineral carbonates, and carbon cycle research.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/earth/faculty/lacknerCV.html

kl2010@columbia.edu

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Upmanu Lall

Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:
Hydroclimatology, stochastic processes, nonparametric function estimation, nonlinear dynamics and environmental systems analysis. Current research projects include assessment of dynamic flood risk given climate precursors, hydrologic forecasting and water system management, paleohydrologic reconstruction, and use of Bayesian methods for integrated river basin management.

http://www.columbia.edu/~ula2/

ula2@columbia.edu

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Gertrude F. Neumark

Professor Emeritus of Materials Science

Research Interests:
Electrical and optical properties of wide band gap semiconductors.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/g.neumark.html

gfn1@columbia.edu

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Ismail Noyan

Professor of Materials Science

Research Interests:
Deformation mechanics in heterogeneous media; local and global stress/strain fields; x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/i.noyan.html

icn2@columbia.edu

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Stephen O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials. Self-assembled organic-inorganic materials. Nanotechnology.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/matsci/people.faculty/s.obrien.html

so188@columbia.edu

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Peter Schlosser

Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering; Chairman, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering; Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Research Interests:
Studies of water movement and its variability in natural systems; ocean/atmosphere gas exchange; reconstruction of paleotemperature records; anthropogenic impact on natural systems.

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~etg/text/peters.html

ps10@columbia.edu

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Ponisseril Somasundaran

La von Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering; Langmuir Center for Colloids & Interfaces

Research Interests:
Applied Surface and colloid chemistry; floatation and flocculation; polymer surfactant interactions; aggregation; bioprocessing. or Minerals processing, applied surface and colloid chemistry, flotation and flocculation, tertiary recovery, polymer surfactant interactions, aggregation, bioprocessing, microbial surf and waste treatment

http://www.columbia.edu/~ps24/

ps24@columbia.edu

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Nickolas J. Themelis

Stanley-Thompson Professor of Chemical Metallurgy, Director, Earth Engineering Center; Chair, U.S. Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council.

Research Interests:
Current research by Prof. Themelis includes the integrated management of wastes, energy and material recovery from solid wastes, transport and chemical rate phenomena at hightemperatures, and industrial ecology.

http://www.seas.columbia.edu/earth/faculty/themelisCV.html
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wtert
 

njt1@columbia.edu

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Nicholas J. Turro
Wm. P. Schweitzer Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests:
Surface chemistry, colloid chemistry, "supramolecular" photochemistry of organic compounds

http://turmac13.chem.columbia.edu/research/research.html

turro@chem.columbia.edu

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Tuncel M. Yegulalp
Professor, Mining Engineering

Research Interests:
Mineral economics, mine systems analysis using operation research methods, statistical analysis of rock fracture, extreme value statistics applications in environmental mining and geo-engineering.

http://www.columbia.edu/~yegulalp/

yegulalp@columbia.edu

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