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Affiliate Faculty
John Allen
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office:
Phone: (808) 956-9693
Fax:
E-mail: alleniii@hawaii.edu
Related web page:

Education:

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Fields of Interest:

  • Acoustics
  • Cavitation and bubble dynamics
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomaterials and rheology

Hariharasubramanian Annamalai
Senior Researcher, International Pacific Research Center

Office:
Phone: (808) 956-5646
Fax: (808) 956-9425
E-mail: hanna@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/people/annamalai.html

Education:

  • PhD, Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology

Fields of Interest:

  • Monsoon modeling
  • Climate change and applications
  • Seasonal prediction over the Pacific Islands

Carlos Andrade
Associate Professor, Kamakakuokalni Center for Hawaiian Studies

Office: Kamakakuokalni Center for Hawaiian Studies 103B
Phone: (808) 973-0989
Fax:
E-mail: carloso@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.hawaii.edu/huikonohiki/facultyCarlos.html

Education:

  • PhD, Geography, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Hawaiian traditional and customary agriculture and aquaculture
  • Pacific ethnoastronomy
  • Indigenous water use
  • Land tenure
  • Food security
  • Resources use
  • Economic dynamics

Maxine Burkett
Associate Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law

Office: William S. Richardson School of Law 207C
Phone: (808) 956-2865
Fax: (808) 956-5569
E-mail: burkettm@hawaii.edu
Related web page: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/personnel/burkett/maxine

Education:

  • JD, University of California, Berkeley

Fields of Interest:

  • Energy
  • The law of renewable energy
  • Climate-induced migration
  • Law and policy of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Statelessness and climate change
  • Indigenous environmental knowledge and climate change
  • Climate justice

Kimberly Burnett
Associate Specialist, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization

Office: 540 Saunders Hall
Phone: (808) 956-8068
Fax:
E-mail: kburnett@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.uhero.hawaii.edu/33/kimberly-burnett

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Hawaii

Fields of Interest:

  • Invasive species management
  • Watershed management
  • Nonmarket valuation techniques
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Coastal vulnerability and management
  • Optimal water management 
  • Watershed conservation

faculty5Yongli Chen
Assistant Professor, Hawai’i Pacific University, Natural Sciences

Office:
Phone: (808) 236-3547
Fax:
E-mail: ychen@hpu.edu
Related web page: http://www.hpu.edu/CNCS/Faculty_Staff/CV/YongliChenCV.html

Education:

  • PhD, Biophysics, Tsinghua University

Fields of Interest:

  • Glutamate receptor pharmacology to understand how glutamate receptors are involved in the pathophysiology
  • Combining electrophysiological, pharmacological, molecular biology and biophysical methods
  • Screening interesting marine natural products using glutamate receptors as molecular targets


faculty5Jon Chorover
Professor, University of Arizona, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science

Office:
Phone: (520) 626-5635
Fax: (808) 621-1647
E-mail: chorover@cals.arizona.edu
Related web page: http://www.cals.arizona.edu/swes/people/cv/chorover.htm

Education:

  • Ph.D., Soil Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Fields of Interest:

  • Biogeochemical Processes Occurring in Soil, Sediment, and Water


chowdhuryRashed Chowdhury
Principal Research Scientist, Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center

Office: HIG 340
Phone: (808) 956-2324
Fax:
E-mail: rashed@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/peac/

Education:

  • Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning (Focus: Water Resources), University of Tsukuba, Japan, 1998
  • M.S., Urban and Environmental system, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 1995
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh, 1983

Fields of Interest:

  • Water, Climate, and Local governance
  • ENSO and Climate Variability in the Pacific Islands
  • Seasonal Flood Potentials in the Greater Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin System

faculty5Pao-Shin Chu
Professor, Meteorology, and Hawaii State Climatologist

Office: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 338
Phone: (808) 956-2567
Fax: (808) 956-2877
E-mail: chu@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Meteorology and Climatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1981
  • M.S., Meteorology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1974
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, College of Chinese Culture, 1970

Fields of Interest:

  • Climate Variability/Change and Rainfall Variations in Hawaii and Pacific Islands
  • Drought and Drought Risks
  • Rainfall Frequency
  • Seasonal Rainfall Prediction

faculty5Makena Coffman
Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning

Office: Saunders Hall 107D
Phone: (808) 956-2890
Fax:
E-mail: makena.coffman@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.durp.hawaii.edu/Coffman.html

Education:

  • PhD, Economics, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Energy and climate change mitigation, with a focus on island systems

faculty5 Amanda Cording
Ecological Design & Sustainability Consultant

Office:
Phone: (808) 372-5719
Fax:
E-mail: cording@hawaii.edu
Related web page: https://www.amandacording.com

Education:

  • PhD, Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont.

Fields of Interest:

  • Water Re-Use & Non-Sewer Disposal
  • Green Infrastructure for Climate Resiliency
  • The Blue Line: Zoning for Future Water Quality
  • Enhancing Pollutant Removal Mechanisms in Soil and Plant Based Systems
  • Green Technological Design, Development, Implementation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Development: Improving Water and Sanitation with Ecological Technologies


faculty5Susan E. Crow
Assistant Researcher, Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Office: Sherman Lab 132
Phone: (808) 956-8149
Fax: (808) 956-6539
E-mail: crows@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/staff/crow.html

Education:

  • PhD, Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

Fields of Interest:

  • Soil ecology and biogeochemistry
  • Carbon cycle and sequestration
  • Global change impacts on ecosystem processes
  • Production ecology of feedstocks for bioenergy and biofuels
  • Sustainable resource management in developing countries


faculty5Eugene P. Dashiell
Consulting Environmental Planner - Environmental Studies

Office:
Phone: (808) 371-0745
Fax:
E-mail: dashiellplanning@outlook.com
Related web page:

Education:

  • MS, Anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Flood hazard reduction
  • Environmental impacts
  • Best management practices
  • Agricultural water supply
  • Watershed planning
  • U.S water policy
  • GIS/GPS
  • Emergency response
  • Sea level rise/climate change effects on population centers and infrastructure
  • Impacts of VOG on land use decisions
  • Pacific Island water resources
  • Assisting government and the private sector in decisions about construction, rehabilitation, site selection and infrastructure planning

faculty5Jonathan Deenik
Associate Specialist, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Office: Sherman Lab 236
Phone: (808) 956-6906
Fax: (808) 956-3894
E-mail: jdeenik@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/deenikj/

Education:

  • PhD, Tropical Plant and Soil Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Carbon cycling in agroecosystems
  • Nitrogen cycling in upland and wetland agroecosystems
  • Soil quality in intensive vegetable cropping systems


David C. Duffyfaculty5
Professor, Botany

Office: St. John 409
Phone: (808) 956-8218
Fax: (808) 956-2936
E-mail: dduffy@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hpicesu/default.htm

Education:

  • PhD, Population Biology, Princeton University

Fields of Interest:

  • Climate change
  • Seabirds
  • Planning
  • Feral cats

Henrieta Dulaiovafaculty5
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Office: POST 707
Phone: (808) 956-0720
Fax: (808) 956-5512
E-mail: hdulaiov@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/people/gg_profile_dulaiova_h.html

Education:

  • PhD, Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University

Fields of Interest:

  • Coastal hydrology
  • Submarine groundwater discharge
  • Geochemistry
  • Nuclear and radiochemistry
  • Chemical oceanography

Carl Evensen faculty5
Assistant Associate Dean and Associate Director for Extension, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Office: Sherman Lab 227
Phone: (808) 956-8397
Fax: (808) 956-6539
E-mail: evensen@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/staff/evensen.html

Education:

  • PhD, Agronomy and Soil Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Animal waste management
  • Impacts of feral pigs on water quality
  • Rainwater catchment


Jiasong Fang
Associate Professor, Hawai’i Pacific University, Natural Sciences

Phone: (808) 236-3555
E-mail: jfang@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.hpu.edu/CNCS/Faculty_Staff/CV/JiasongFangCV.html

Education:

  • PhD, Oceanography, Texas A&M University

Fields of Interest:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Organic geochemistry
  • Deep-sea high-pressure microbiology


David Forman
Assistant Faculty Specialist, William S. Richardson School of Law

Office: William S. Richardson School of Law 207Abr> Phone: (808) 956-5298
Fax: (808) 956-5569
E-mail: dmforman@hawaii.edu
Related web page: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/personnel/forman/david

Education:

  • JD, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Environmental and health law
  • Policy relating to food security, including water resource management


Jefferson Fox
Senior Fellow, East-West Center

Office: Holmes Hall 346
Phone: (808) 944-7248
Fax: (808) 944-7298
E-mail: foxj@eastwestcenter.org
Related web page: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/directory/jefferson-m.fox

Education:

  • PhD, Development Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fields of Interest:

  • Land-use and land-cover change
  • Community-based resources management
  • Coupled natural-human systems
  • South and Southeast Asia


James B. Friday
Extension Forester, Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Office:
Phone: (808) 969-8254
Fax: (808) 981-5211
E-mail: jbfriday@hawaii.edu
Related web page:

Education:

  • PhD, Agronomy and Soil Science, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Silviculture and management of Acacia koa forests
  • Agroforestry
  • Watershed management
  • Native forest restoration


Thomas Giambelluca
Professor, Geography

Office: Saunders Hall 417
Phone: (808) 956-7390
Fax: (808) 956-3512
E-mail: thomas@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://climate.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/

Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Hawaii, 1983.
  • M.A., Geography, University of Miami, 1977
  • B.S. (cum laude), Geography and Mathematics, University of Miami, Florida, 1974

Fields of interest:

  • Climatology
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Land-Atmosphere Interaction
  • Hydrological Impacts of Tropical Deforestation
  • Hydrology of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests
  • Effects of Rural Roads on Watershed Processes
  • Impacts of Global Warming on High Elevation Ecosystems in Hawaii


Craig R. Glenn
Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Office: POST 720A
Phone: (808) 956-2200
Fax: (808) 956-5512
E-mail: glenn@soest.hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/people/gg_profile_glenn_c.html

Education:

  • PhD, Oceanography and Marine Geology, Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Fields of Interest:

  • Groundwater and submarine groundwater discharge: nutrient, isotopic and aqueous
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Aerial and subsurface remote sensing of groundwater
  • Coastal processes
  • Water quality


Kevin P. Hamilton
Professor and IPRC Director, Department of Meteorology

Office:
Phone: (808) 956-8327
Fax: (808) 956-9425
E-mail: kph@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/people/hamilton.html

Education:

  • PhD, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Princeton University

Fields of Interest:

  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Climate modeling
  • Climate change


Klaus Benjamin Hagedorn
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Office: HIG 217
Phone: (808)956-4777
Fax: (808) 956-5044
E-mail: khagedor@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Hydrogeology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009
  • Diplom, Geology, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 2006

Fields of interest:

  • Application of stable and radiogenic isotopes to study water-rock interaction
  • Riverine carbon cycle
  • Hydrologic balances for alternate recharge rates
  • Groundwater flow modeling


Ronald W. Harvey
Senior Scientist, USGS National Research Program

Phone: (303) 541-3034
E-mail: rbabcock@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Stanford University

Fields of Interest:

  • Subsurface microbial transport
  • Subsurface pathogen survival
  • Groundwater ecology
  • Riverbank filtration


Eileen Herring
Librarian, UH Manoa Library Services

Office: Holmes Hall 346
Phone: (808) 956-2543
E-mail: eherring@hawaii.edu
Related web page:

Education:

Fields of Interest:

  • Institutional repository
  • Scholarly communication
  • Impact of Web and electronic resources on scientific communication and research

Nguyen V. Hue
Professor, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Office: Sherman Lab 218
Phone: (808) 956-7247
Fax: (808) 956-3894
E-mail: nvhue@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/tpss/faculty?id=14

Education:

  • PhD, Agronomy and Soil Chemistry, Auburn University

Fields of Interest:

  • Waste water chemistry and management (biosolids use)
  • Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils and water
  • Nitrogen and phosphorus management
  • Organic farming

Cynthia Hunter
Associate Professor, Biology

Office: Dean 108
Phone: (808) 956-4748
Fax: (808) 956-4757
E-mail: cindyh@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/biology/?q=profile/cynthia-hunter

Education:

  • PhD, Zoology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Coral reef ecology
  • Coral and algal pigments contribution to resistance to thermal stress
  • Characterization of genetic diversity and propagation potential of corals for reef restoration and researc
  • Methods and management strategies to control alien alga
  • Assessment of distribution
  • Abundance of Monotipora dilatata (coral) and Lingula reevii (lamp shell)


Travis W. Idol
Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Office: Sherman 125
Phone: (808) 956-7508
Fax: (808) 956-6539
E-mail: idol@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/staff/idol.html

Education:

  • PhD, Forestry, Purdue University

Fields of Interest:

  • Forest biogeochemistry and management
  • Agroforestry
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Soil carbon sequestration


James D. Jacobi
Project Leader, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center

Office: Holmes Hall 346
Phone: (808) 587-7456
Fax: (808)
E-mail: JJacobi@usgs.gov
Related web page: http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/pierc/about/jacobi.html

Education:

  • PhD, Botany, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Plant community dynamics and ecology
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Invasive species
  • Species range modeling
  • Restoration ecology

Danielle Jayewardene
NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office

Office:
Phone: (808) 944-2162
Fax:
E-mail: danielle.jayewardene@noaa.gov
Related web page:

Education:

  • PhD, Zoology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Managing land-use in the Pacific Islands to reduce land-based pollution to the marine environment
  • Restoring channelized and/or hardened streams in Hawai’i to reduce sediment flow
  • Using community-based efforts (including native Hawai’ian practices) to manage watersheds
  • Mitigating impact to coral reef ecosystems resulting from development


James O. Juvik
Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Phone: (808) 974-7752
E-mail: jjuvik@hawaii.edu
Related web page:

Education:

  • PhD, Geography, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Mountain climatology and hydrology (specifically atmosphere/vegetation interaction in tropical montane cloud forests)
  • Island biogeography, including wildlife conservation and endangered species recovery strategies


Regina Kawamoto
Research Associate, Water Resources Research Center

Office: Edmondson Hall 351
Phone: (808) 956-8620
Fax: (808) 956-9812
E-mail: reginak@hawaii.edu


Victoria Keener
Research Fellow, East-West Center

Office: 1601 East-West Road
Phone: (808) 944-7220
Fax: (808) 944-7298
E-mail: KeenerV@EastWestCenter.org
Related web page: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/directory/victoria.keener

Education:

  • PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Fields of Interest:

  • Interdisciplinary climate science research and application
  • Climate, land, and hydrological systems interaction and simulation
  • Water utility integration of climate information into decision-support processes
  • Time series analysis, spectral analysis, non-linear systems, probabilistic prediction
  • Decision support for land and water managers using seasonal and decadal climate information

Samir K. Khanal
Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

Office: Agricultural Science 415K
Phone: (808) 956-3812
Fax: (808) 956-3542
E-mail: khanal@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/mbbe/Khanal.html

Education:

  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Fields of Interest:

  • Biofuel
  • Value-added product
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Bioremediation

Albert S. Kim
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: POST Building 203G
Phone: (808) 956-3718
Fax: (808) 956-5014, 956-9660
E-mail: AlbertSK@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/persons/kim/kim.htm

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
  • M.S., Physics, Yonsei University, Korea, 1994
  • B.S., Physics, Kyung Hee University, Korea, 1991

Fields of interest:

  • Membrane Separation Processes
  • Colloidal and Nano Particle Dynamics
  • Hydrodynamics of Porous Fractal Aggregates
  • Computational Environmental Molecular Science and Engineering Statistical Mechanics

Denise E. Konan
Professor, Department of Economics

Office: Hawaii Hall 310
Phone: (808) 956-6310
Fax: (808) 956-2340
E-mail: konan@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Fields of Interest:

  • International trade
  • Computational economics
  • Regional integration
  • Multinationals
  • Services liberalization


Hans-Jurgen Krock
Professor (Emeritus), Ocean and Resources Engineering

Office: Holmes Hall 401
Phone: (808) 956-7686
Fax: (808) 956-3498
E-mail: hkrock@soest.hawaii.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1972
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1967
  • B.S.E., Arizona State University, Tempe, 1965

Fields of interest:

  • Water Quality Standards
  • Toxicity Response in Natural Systems
  • Biostimulatory Response in Natural Systems
  • Mixing and Transport
  • Reactor Design
  • Multi-product OTEC Systems
  • Seawater Gas Exchange Dynamics

Christopher Lepczyck
Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Office: Sherman Lab 130
Phone: (808) 956-2617
Fax: (808) 956-6539
E-mail: lepczyck@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/lepczykc/

Education:

  • PhD, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Fields of Interest:

  • Effects of landscape change on biodiversity and ecological processes
  • Managing ecosystem services
  • Integrating people and ecosystems to understand dynamics of coupled human-nature systems
  • Impacts of invasive animals on native species and ecosystems


Qing X. Li
Professor, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

Office: Agricultural Science 402J
Phone: (808) 956-2011
Fax: (808) 956-3542
E-mail: qingl@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/mbbe/Li.html

Education:

  • PhD, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California, Davis

Fields of Interest:

  • Agricultural and environmental chemistry
  • Proteomics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology

 


Creighton M. Litton
Associate Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Office: Sherman Lab 240br> Phone: (808) 956-6004
Fax: (808) 956-6539
E-mail: litton@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/staff/litton.html

Education:

  • PhD, Botany, University of Wyoming

Fields of Interest:

  • Climate change
  • Ecological restoration
  • Soil biogeochemistry
  • Plant community dynamics
  • Fuel/fire modeling
  • Forest productivity and mortality
  • Nutrient cycling


Yuanan Lu
Professor, Public Health Sciences
Director, Environmental Health Laboratory

Office: Biomed D104J
Phone: (808) 956-2702
Fax: (808) 956-5818
E-mail: yuanan@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.hawaii.edu/publichealth/faculty/profile/lu.html

Education:

  • PhD, Microbiology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Detection of enteric viruses in water
  • Transgenic shrimp with viral resistance
  • HIV-1 neuroinfection and therapy

Teena Michael
Lecturer, Botany

Phone: (808) 387-0769
E-mail: teena@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Botany, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Marine microbial communities
  • Microbes in the sea
  • Interactions of marine microbes
  • Nutrient effects on community composition and development in the sea
  • Chemical ecology of marine microbes
  • Cellular interactions in community development (marine and biomedical applications)
  • Cell and molecular biology

Tomoaki Miura
Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

Office: Sherman Lab 237
Phone: (808) 956-7333
Fax: (808) 956-6539
E-mail: tomoakim@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/staff/miura.html

Education:

  • PhD, Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona

Fields of Interest:

  • Algorithm development for remote sensing of vegetation (indices)
  • Ecology
  • Energy/water cycles

Weilin Qu
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (808) 956-6332
Fax: (808) 956-2373 
E-mail: qu@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.me.hawaii.edu/faculty/qu.htm

Education:

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Fields of Interest:

  • HDH seawater desalination
  • Thermal/fluid transport phenomena in Micro-scale structures
  • High-heat flux thermal management
  • Electronics cooling


Ted Radovich
Associate Specialist, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Office: St. John 102
Phone: (808) 956-4953
Fax:
E-mail:
Related web page:

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1989
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1987

Fields of Interest:

  • Biological Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Biodegradation of Toxic/Hazardous Waste
  • Water Reuse
  • Membrane Separations


Tetsuzan Benny Ron
Aquaculture Specialist - Extension & Training, Human Nutrition Food & Animal Sciences Department

Office: Ag Sc 302A
Phone: (808) 956-6456
Fax:
E-mail: bennyron@hawaii.edu
Related web pages:
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hnfas/individualPages/ron.html
http://www.aquaculturehub.org
http://videolearning.uhatoll.com

Education:

  • Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawai'i, 1995
  • M.S., Zoology, University of Hawai'i, 1991
  • B.S., Animal Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1987

Fields of Interest:

  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Biorhythm
  • Genetics


James A. Roumasset
Professor, Economics Department

Office: Saunders Hall 514
Phone: (808) 956-7496
Fax: (808) 956-4347
E-mail: jimr@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~jimr/

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973
  • M.A., University of Hawaii, 1969
  • B.A., University of California Berkeley, 1965

Fields of interest:

  • Water Resources and the Environment
  • Watershed Conservation and Finance
  • Resource Valuation
  • Spatial and Intertemporal Allocation
  • Pricing for Efficiency and Equity
  • Water Conservation in the Central Oahu Corridor


Scott K. Rowland
Specialist, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Office: POST 617A
Phone: (808) 956-3150
Fax: (808) 956-5512
E-mail: scott@apps.soest.hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/people/gg_profile_rowland_s.html

Education:

  • PhD, Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Volcanology
  • Geology of Hawai’i
  • Remote sensing of volcanoes


Kathleen Ruttenberg
Associate Professor, Oceanography

Office: Marine Sciences
Phone: (808) 956-9371
Fax: (808) 956-9225
E-mail: kcr@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/faculty/ruttenberg.html

Education:

  • PhD, Geology, Yale University

Fields of Interest:

  • Biogeochemistry and cycling of phosphorus and associated bioactive elements (C, N, S) in marine, lacustrine and riverine systems
  • Nutrient limitation of biological productivity in the ocean
  • Sediment diagenesis, organic matter reactivity and mineral authigenesis
  • The effect of redox chemistry on element cycling
  • Use of geochemistry of modern environments to interpret the sedimentary record

Juan C. Santamarta-Cerezal
Associate Professor, Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain

Office: Departamento de Física Fundamental y Experimental,
Electrónica y Sistemas Universidad de La Laguna Facultad de Física Avda.
Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez,
S/N 38203 La Laguna (Tenerife), Canary Islands, Spain
Phone: (0034) 922 31 82 20
Fax: (0034) 922 31 82 28
E-mail: jcsanta@ull.es
Related web page: jcsanta.webs.ull.es

Education:

  • Ph.D Hydraulics and Energy Engineering , School of Civil Engineering (ETSICCP),
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • M.S. Forestry Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • M.S. Water Engineering, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, ULPGC, Canary Islands, Spain
  • B.S. Mining and Energy Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Fields of Interest:

  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Water Planning and Management
  • Groundwater Hydrology on Oceanic Islands
  • Energy Supply in Oceanic Islands

Helene Takemoto
Program Manager at US Army Corps of Engineers

Office:
Phone: (808) 438-6931
Fax:
E-mail: helene.y.takemoto@usace.army.mil
Related web page:

Education:

  • MS, Public Health, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Fields of Interest:

  • Innovative technology in hazardous waste remediation
  • Ordnance removal techniques
  • Biotreatment technologies
  • Phytoremediation
  • Alternate energy projects
  • Subsurface detection equipment

Nori Tarui
Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Office: Holmes Hall 346
Phone: (808) 956-8427
Fax: (808) 956-4347
E-mail: nori@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/profile/index.cfm?email=nori@hawaii.edu

Education:

  • PhD, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Fields of Interest:

  • Economic modeling of climate change policies
  • Environmental regulation
  • Natural resource management
  • Energy economics

Michelle H. Teng
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: Holmes Hall 337
Phone: (808) 956-5060
Fax:
E-mail: mteng@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://cee.hawaii.edu/persons/teng/teng.htm

Education:

  • PhD, Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology

Fields of Interest:

  • Coastal hydrodynamics
  • Tsunamis
  • Risk analysis
  • Coastal protection
  • Hydraulics
  • Food in rivers
  • Bridge scour
  • Culvert drainage
  • Marine renewable energy

Tao Yan
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: POST 203E
Phone: (808) 956-6024
Fax:
E-mail: tao@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/persons/yan/yan.htm

Education:

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Fields of Interest:

  • Water biological quality
  • Soil and sediment bioremediation
  • Sewer infrastructure sustainability
  • Environmental antibiotic resistance
  • Biological processes

Russel S. Yost
Professor, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

Office:
Phone: (808) 956-7066
Fax: (808)
E-mail: rsyost@hawaii.edu
Related web page:

Education:

  • PhD, Soil Science, North Carolina State University

Fields of Interest:

  • Water and soil quality
  • Geospatial methods (GIS and geostatics)
  • Soil science
  • Participatory development
  • Interdisciplinary studies

Yi Zuo
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office:
Phone: (808) 956-9650
Fax: (808) 956-2373
E-mail: yzuo@hawaii.edu
Related web page: http://www.me.hawaii.edu/faculty/zuo.htm

Education:

  • PhD, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

Fields of Interest:

  • Lung surfactant
  • Pulmonary toxicology
  • Surface tension and contact angle measurement methodologies
  • Phospholipid-protein monolayers