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Kurtis G. Paterson
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Research Interests: Education Initiatives; Urban and Indoor Air Quality, Specifically Estimating Public Health Impacts [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Joshua Pearce
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Research Interests: Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN), Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon (a-Si:H, nc-Si:H); Applied Sustainability and Green Engineering: Solar energy, Sustainable development [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Wayne D. Pennington
Department Chair and Professor of Geophysical Engineering
  • Research Interests: properties of rocks under varying conditions of saturation, stress, and heterogeneity, oil and gas exploration and development, seismic petrophysics -- relating rock properties to seismic observations, earthquake seismology, particularly induced seismicity, and teaching seismology in K-12 schools, administrator of the SPOT Lab (seismic petrophysics: observation and theory, administrator of large application software provided by Schlumberger- GeoQuest, Mercury International Technologies, Andrews Scott Pickford, and Flagship Geosciences [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Judith A. Perlinger
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Research Interests: Air and Water Quality [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

James B. Pickens
Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Research Interests: Natural resources management, optimization models [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Latha Poonamallee
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Economics
  • Research Interests: Managing Change; Leadership; Business & Society; Qualitative methods [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

William W. Predebon
Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Research Interests: Ceramics, Impact Phenomena, Computer Simulation of Impact Dynamics [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Thomas G. Pypker
Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Research Interests: Forest Hydrology, Micrometeorology, Ecohydrology, Carbon Cycling, Stable Isotopes [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page



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