Dr. Cyril Rakovski, associate professor of mathematics, has been named program director for the computational and data sciences graduate program! Rakovski attained his doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard University, where he designed novel extensions of the classical family-based test for associations. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Keck School of Medicine at the University
Join us in welcoming our new additions to our Schmid College and Grand Challenge Initiative faculty! Miranda Aiken, Ph.D. Dr. Aiken is a biogeochemist researching the release of toxic, naturally-occurring soil metals into our groundwater. Her work is highly-interdisciplinary and investigates metal release from individual soil aggregates, all the way up to entire groundwater basins.
Congratulations Dr. Ramesh Singh for his recent award from The Council of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) for his paper on “Chamoli Landslide Disaster” published in Remote Sensing Letters. Dr. Singh, a Professor of Environmental Science and Technology, has done extensive research within the Himalayas over his career, including “c2e2 Himalaya-International Workshop on
Join us in welcoming our new additions to our Schmid College faculty! Sonja Cwik, Ph.D. (she/her), Assistant Professor, Physics Dr. Cwik received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research specializes in physics education, mentorship and workshops. She previously investigated gender differences in students’ motivational beliefs and inclusiveness of the learning environment in introductory physics
Congratulations to Grand Challenges Initiative Presidential Fellow Dr. Joshua Fisher for receiving the NASA Earth Science Applications: Water Resources grant of $1.01M. He will use NASA data to help water management in the United States. Dr. Fisher is the Presidential Fellow of Ecosystem Science, focusing on terrestrial ecosystems, water, carbon, and nutrient cycling. In this project, Fisher
Dr. Patricia Lopes has been named a winner of the Robert Lochmiller Young Investigator Award on behalf of the Division of Ecoimmunology and Disease Ecology in the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Named in honor of a seminal figure in ecoimmunology, the award recognizes distinguished contributions to the fields of ecological immunology and disease
Congratulations to assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry Allegra Liberman-Martin, Ph.D. for receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation! The NSF Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physics Sciences (NSF LEAPS-MPS) provides support for Liberman-Martin’s research titled, “Development of Carbodiphosphorane Catalysts for Organic and Polymer Synthesis.” In this project, Liberman-Martin and Chapman
Co-director of the Institute for Quantum Studies Dr. Andrew Jordan’s theory of weak value amplification with waveguides inspired a breakthrough in the development of a device that is a more sensitive, robust and compact platform for measuring optical phase. In partnership with researchers from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, the device
Dr. Joshua B. Fisher, a Presidential Fellow of Ecosystem Science in Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2021 by Clarivate for his contributions to the field of geoscience. Fisher studies water, carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems using a combination of supercomputer models,
On August 9th through 13th, Chapman University hosted the annual International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications Conference to bring together mathematicians and engineers who work in functional analysis and its application to related areas. This international conference brought over 200 attendees from all over the world, with guests participating on campus and remotely.