The CBE Early Career Faculty Advisory Panel was created to integrate early career faculty into the CBE through research, education, outreach, and industry interaction. Early career faculty have demontrated their committment to CBE's four aims and their research aligns with the strategic mission of the CBE—to advance the frontiers of health, energy, industry, and the environment through biofilm research, education, and outreach.
 

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Roberta Amendola
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Materials degradation and durability in extreme environments

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Diane Bimczok
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Regulation of gastric antigen-presenting cell function in human H. pyloriinfection

Publications

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Connie Chang
Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Drop-based microfluidics 

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Lewis Cox
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Polymer science; scanning probe microscopy

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Erika Espinosa-Ortiz

Assistant Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Fungi; Multi-domain biofilm formation 

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Roland Hatzenpichler

Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Environmental microbiology, ecophysiology, archaea, extremophiles

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Chelsea Heveran
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Bone; cartilage; biomechanics; biomimetic materials

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Catherine “Cat” Kirkland

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Magnetic resonance, wastewater treatment, bioremediation, biofilms

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Ellen Lauchnor
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Wastewater treatment; applications of microbially induced mineral formation; reactive transport in biofilm systems

Publications (searchable by author)

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Luke McKay

Assistant Research Professor, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Microbial ecology of geochemically diverse environments; metageonomics, astrobiology

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Scott McCalla

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Applied mathematics that combine modeling, computation, and analysis

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Rebecca Mueller
Assistant Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Microbial community assembly and response to abiotic changes

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Adrienne “Adie” Phillips
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Microbes in extreme environments; biofilms in porous media; bioremediation

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Cecily Ryan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Polymers & composites, interfaces, cement, carbonate minerals

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Dana Skorupa
Assistant Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Microbes in extreme environments

Publications (searchable via author)

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Heidi Smith
Assistant Research Professor, Microbiology & Immunology; Manager, CBE Bio-Imaging Facility

Correlative analytical imaging

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Stephan Warnat
Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS); environmental science; water monitoring

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Jim Wilking
Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Physical and material properties of microbial biofilms; mechanics of soft materials

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