Affiliated Faculty & Research Specialties

Faculty and Research Specialties from a number of disciplines contribute to the Center’s energy expertise.  These people include:

 manos1 Manos Anagnostou
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interest: Satellite and radar remote sensing of precipitation, distributed hydrologic modeling of complex terrain floods, underwater passive aquatic listening observations, numerical weather prediction and data assimilation. To learn more about Prof Anagnostou’s research click here.
A.F. M. Anwar
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Carrier localization in one-dimensional structures, transport in semiconductor devices; impurity diagnostics in quantum well structures and Silicon nanowires; Sb-based type-II infrared detectors; noise in semiconductor devices; power performance of GaN-based HFETs and circuits; metamorphic HEMTs, high power quantum cascade lasers. To learn more about Prof Anwar’s research click here.
 marina_web Marina Astitha
Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Interest:  Aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions in regional and global scale, anthropogenic influence to extreme weather events, cloud microphysics and precipitation uncertainties, improving/developing physical processes in atmospheric and air quality models.To learn more about Prof Astitha’s research click here.
 lBonville Leonard Bonville
Research Specialist, Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Research Interest: Process development, endurance, and cost reduction of fuel cell membranes, catalyst coated membranes, and MEA’s for PEM and acid stacks
  Yang Cao
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: High voltage engineering, HVDC/energy materials, grid asset management, high electric field phenomena and devices. To learn more about Prof Cao’s research click here.
  Wilson K.S. Chiu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: Electrochemical modeling and thermal control of underwater fuel cell systems.  To learn more about Prof Chiu’s research click here.
cho_yongku_profile  Yongku Cho
Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Areas: Protein Engineering, Optogenetics, Neuroimaging, Molecular Neurobiology. To learn more about Prof Cho’s research click here.
Yu Lei
Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Areas Bionanotechnology, Bio/nanosensor, Bio/nanomaerials, Remediation. To learn more about Prof Lei’s research click here.
luh[1] Peter Luh
SNET Professor of Communications & Information, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Areas: Membrane Separations, Polymer Electrospinning, Forward Osmosis/Osmotic Power.
 Trent Molter-2 Trent M. Molter
Associate Research Professor, Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Research Areas: Regenerative fuel cells, hydrogen production, electrochemical compressors, fuel cell materials and hydrogen electrolyzers
Richard Parnas
Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Areas: Biofuels production and separations, renewable polymers and composites, interface engineering.  To learn more about Prof. Parnas’s research click here.
Ranjan Srivastava
Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Areas: Systems Biology, Metabolic Engineering, & Machine Learning.  To learn more about Prof. Srivastava’s research click here.
 suib[2] Steve L. Suib
Director, Institute of Materials Science
Research Areas: Membrane Separations, Polymer Electrospinning, Forward Osmosis/Osmotic Power.  To learn more about Dr. Suib’s research click here.
 wagstrom_kristina_profile Kristina Wagstrom
Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education
Research Areas:  Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution Modeling.  To learn more about Prof. Wagstrom’s research click here.
willis2012_profile Brian Willis
Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education
Research Areas: Nanotechnology, Molecular Electronics, Semiconductor Devices and Fuel Cells.  To learn more about Prof. Willis’s research click here.