College of Science and Mathematics Faculty Research

Biology

Dr. Roy Vogtsberger

Professor Vogtsberger's research interests are entomology, araneology, taxonomy, parasitology, invertebrate zoology, aquatic insects, neuroptera, forensic entomology and medical entomology. His recent publications include: "Ultrastructure of Male Accessory Glands of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius)," "Noteworthy Records of Dragonflies" and "Morphology of Immature Stages of Hemipyrellia ligurriens (Wiedemann)."
Chemistry

Dr. Jianguo Shao

Professor Shao's research interests are analytical chemistry, electro chemistry and spectroelectrochemistry of macrocylclic compounds (such as porphyrins, phthalocyanines, porphyrazines and corroles), heterogeneous catalysis, zeolite chemistry and environmental chemistry. His recent publications include: "DDT Reductive Dechlorination Catalyzed by Cobalt Phthalocyanine, 2,3- and 3,4- Tetrapyridoporphyrazine Complexes in Nonaqeous Media," "Electronchemical, Spectroelectrochemical and ESR Spectropcopic Characterization of 2,3- and 3,4-Cobalt Tetrapyridonporhyrazine Isomers in Nonaqueous Media" and "Synthesis and Cyclic Voltammetric Studies of the Diiron Complexes ER2[(h5-C5H4)Fe(L2)Me]2 (E = C, Si, Ge, Sn, R = H, alkyl; L2 = diphosphine) and (h5-C5H4)Fe(h5-C5H5))."
Computer Science

Dr. Tina Johnson

Professor Johnson's research interests are in computational epidemiology. Her recent publications include: "Computing for Science Majors: A New Course," "Chasing R0: Understanding the Effects of Popultaion Dynamics on the Basic Reproduction Number" and Cellular Automation as an Epidemiological Model: A New Twist on Old Ideas."

Dr. Richard Simpson

Professor Simpson's research interests are real time 3D graphics, evolutionary algorithms and computational biology. His recent publications include: "Solving the T-Joint Problem in Reconstruction 2-D Objects" and "Mactching 2D Fragments of Objects."

Dr. Catherine Stringfellow

Professor Stringfellow's research interests are software engineering (defect estimation, testing, maintenance), human computer interaction, computer graphics/image processing and computer science education. Her recent publications include: "Smartphone Applications as Software Engineering Projects" (April 2013), "Dynamic Programming in Excel" (April 2013), "Mining RCS Data" and "Solving the T-Joint Problem in Reconstructing 2-D Objects."
Engineering

Dr. Salim Azzouz

Professor Azzouz's research interests are structural dynamics and aerospace structures (non-linear finite elements, computational structural mechanics, supersonic nonlinear flutter). His recent conference publications include: "Nonlinear FE Analysis of an MFC Actuator," "Active Gearing System for Wind Turbines," "An Interdisciplinary Engineering Education Model" and "Reduced-Order Nonlinear Stiffness Matrcies in Panel Flutter."

Dr. Dale McDonald

Professor McDonald's research interests are instantaneous optimal control, numerical optimization algorithms, differential game theory, sustainability/energy and response surface modeling. His recent publications include: "An Interdisciplinary Engineering Education Model," "Work Sampling Study of an Engineering Professor During a Regular Contract Period," "Work Sampling Study of a Professor During 'Off Contract' Periods" and "Efficient Continuous-Time Optimization."
Geosciences  

Dr. Jesse Carlucci

Professor Carlucci's research interests are in the areas of quantitative paleoecology of marine invertebrates; Ordovician biodiversification, stratigraphy and extinction; trilboite systematics and alpha taxonomy; integration of sequence stratigraphic and paleontologic data; carbonate sedimentology and biolherm development; and basin and facies analysis, sedimentary petrology. His recent publications include: "Sequence Stratigrahy and Facies Architecture of the Upper Ordovician Bromide Formation (Oklahoma): A New Perspective on a Classic Succession" (in review), "A Systematic Revision of the Upper Ordovician Trilobite genus Bumastoides (Trilobita: Illaenidae) with New Species from Oklahoma, Virginia, and Missouri" and "Trilobite Biofacies along an Ordovician (Sandbian) Carbonate Buildup to Basin Gradient, Southwestern Virginia."

Dr. Johnathan Price

Professor Price's research interests are mass and energy transfer in the Earth's interior, assessing chemical signals in rocks to understand partial melting, cyrstallization, and alteration processes. He is also interested in the nature and origin of high-temperature systems closely associated with magmatism (volcanoes and plutons). His recent publications include: "Experimental Anatexis, Fluorine and Lead Isotope Constraints on Granite Petrogensis at the Seridó Belt, Borborema Province, Northeastern Brazil" (in revision), "Regional Significance of Diabase Dikes in the Mount Scott Granite as Exposed at Lake Elmer Thomas Dam," "The Role of Montmorillonite in its Catalysis of RNA Synthesis," "Hydrogen Formation Observed During High Pressure Treatment of Silica Glass" and "Using Pegmatite Geochronology to Constrain Temporal Events i the Adirondack Mountains."
Mathematics  

Dr. Jeffrey Hood

Professor Hood's research interests are computational mathematics, algorithms, engineering mathematics, inverse problems, differential equations, discrete mathematics, numerical analysis and image processing. His recent publications include: "Solving the T-Joint Problem in Reconstructing 2-D Objects," "A Stick-Slip/Rouse Hybrid Model for Viscoelasticity in Polymers" and "A Molecular Based Model for Polymer Viscoelasticity: Intra- and Inter-Molecular Variability."