Seminar Exchange Program

The College of Science and Mathematics is home to over 100 professors from top-tier colleges and universities around the world. Our faculty, who span five disciplinary departments, bring an unmatched commitment to scholarship, research, mentorship and classroom excellence.

The challenges we face today as scientists and educators are enormously complex. Within the College of Science and Mathematics, we recognize this remarkable complexity and believe it is imperative to speed the connection of new knowledge among academic institutions as a primary means of fostering advanced research, cultivating tomorrow’s leading researchers, and finding solutions to society’s most vexing challenges.

In an effort to advance the sharing of research, a number of our research-active faculty make themselves available each year to speak on a broad range of research topics of interest to their counterparts at many of the area’s leading academic institutions.

Contact Us

To arrange for a CSAM faculty member to present a seminar at your institution, please contact:

Spring 2014 Participant Topics

Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld
Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctic (LARISSA) Program: An International Polar Year Project Along the Antarctic Peninsula
Understanding the Mars Magnetic Anomalies Using Experimental Petrology and Rock Magnetism
Dr. Mark Chopping
Mapping Carbon: Canopy Biomass From Spaceborne Multiangle Imagers
Dr. Yang Deng
Nanomaterials for Groundwater Cleanup
Management of Landfill Leachate to Prevent Groundwater Pollution
Dr. Huan Feng
Urban Estuarine and Coastal Environmental Study
Dr. Josh Galster
Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Damage and the Legacy of Development On Historical Marshes
The Impact of An Invasive Plant Species, Japanese Knotweed, On Our Water Resources
Dr. Matt Gorring
Ridge Collision Tectonics and Volcanism In the Southern Patagonian Andes
Late Ottawan Ductile Shearing and Granitoid Emplacement In the Hudson Highlands, New York
Dr. Mike Kruge
Pollution In Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal - Insights From An Environmental Forensics Approach
Mr. Kevin K. Olsen
Can a City of 5 Million People Recycle 60% of Its Organic Food Waste? Lessons From New York In 1910
The Search For Clean Water, Employing the Cutting Edge Analytical Technology of 1876
The Net Men and the Anglers: Conflicts Over Commercial and Recreational Fishing In Jamaica Bay 1890-1904
Dr. Duke Ophori
A Computer Analysis of Some Effects of Groundwater Pumping On the Environment - Passaic River Basin, New Jersey
Dr. Sandra Passchier
Reconstructing the Footprint of An Ice Sheet On the Antarctic Continental Margin
Dr. Greg Pope
Fire's Impact On Soils: In Search of Pyrosols
Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar
Arsenic In Urban Environments: A Promising Remedial Alternative to An Emerging Public Health Issue
Student Research In Green Technology at Montclair State
Dr. Robert Taylor
How Can Cities Be Made More Sustainable?
Dr. William Thomas
The Forest Stewards Project: Conserving Wild Lands and the Cultures That Have Shaped Them In New Guinea
Dr. Dirk Vanderklein
Japanese Knotweed: It Sucks More Than You Realize!
Dr. Danlin Yu
What Is GIS? Analyzing Regressed Relationships With Geographic Data: Varying vs. Constant Relationships
Dr. Lora Billings
The Prediction and Control of Disease Spread: New Insights From Stochastic Models
Dr. Jonathan Cutler
Trees Through Specified Vertices (Graph Theory) Entropy Applications In Combinatorics
Dr. Jerry Alan Fails
Mobile Collaboration for Young Children: Reading and Creating Stories
Co-design Methods for Designing Technologies With and for Children and Families
Dr. Marc Favata
Observing Love, Memory, and Recoil With Gravitational Waves
Dr. Eileen Fernandez
Online Education In Mathematics: Exploring New Methods In the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
Dr. Eric Forgoston
Discovering How Epidemics Become Extinct
Improving Prediction of Random Epidemic Outbreaks
Set-Based Corral Control In Stochastic Dynamical Systems
Dr. Evan Fuller
Understanding Mathematical Proofs: What Does It Mean and How Can It Be Assessed?
Dr. Steven Greenstein
Children's Qualitative Geometric Thinking
Dr. Katherine Herbert
Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics and Medicinal Chemistry: Using Interdisciplinary Science to Help In the Drug Discovery Process
Dr. Emily Hill
Developing Natural Language-Based Software Analyses & Tools for Software Maintenance
Dr. Mark Hubey
Measurement, Assessment, Benchmarks, Rubrics and All That
Why Almost All Jobs Must be Boring
Dr. Soo Jin Lee
Operations and Units for Developing Fraction Division and Multiplication Concepts
Dr. Erin Krupa
Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development and Curricular Implementation On Student Mathematics Achievement
Dr. Aihua Li
Tracing Space Points - A View of Discrete Time Series Modeling
Projects That Encourage Students to Talk/Write About Mathematics
Montclair State University REU Programs In Mathematics
Discrete Sturm-Liouville Problems With Nonlinear Parameter In the Boundary Conditions Symbolic Powers of Radical Ideals
Dr. Mika Munakata
Creativity In Math and Science (Joint presentation with Dr. Ashuwin Vaidya)
Dr. Bogdan Nita
An Inverse Scattering Algorithm for Imaging and Inversion of Seismic Data
Dr. Jing Peng
Discriminant Learning Analysis: A Robust Approach to Dimensionality Reduction
Dr. Stephen Robila
Spectral Imaging Applications
Dr. Haiyan Su
Semi-Parametric Hybrid Empirical Likelihood Inference for Two Sample Comparison With Censored Data
Dr. Diana Thomas
The Mathematics of Weight Change: Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight?
Dr. Patrick Truitt
Investigations of Organic and Molecular Systems as Spintronic Materials
Dr. Ashwin Vaidya
Paradoxes In Fluid Mechanics
Oscillations, Flutter and Autorotation: Experiments and Theory In Fluid-Solid Interaction
The Fluid Mechanics of the Human Eye
Creativity In Math and Science (Joint presentation with Dr. Mika Munakata)
Dr. Aparna Varde
Time-Aware Query Translation for Terminology Evolution In Text
Dr. Dajin Wang
High-Speed Ligand-GPCR Docking Using Cluster Computers
Dr. Paul Bologna
Assessment of Seagrass Community Structure In New Jersey
Sea Nettles, a Stinging Sensation.
Dr. Ann Marie DiLorenzo
Cultured Cells and Their Uses In Research: Effects of World Trade Center Dust On Cells Grown In Culture
Dr. Chunguang Du
Helitron – A New Transposable Element Reshaping the Eukaryotic Genome Evolution Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks Using Integrated Computational Analysis Methods
Dr. Hendrik Eshuis
Is Excited NO2 a Source of HONO In the Troposphere? Molecular Properties From the Random Phase Approximation; An Efficient and Accurate Electronic Structure Method
Dr. Jack Gaynor
Toxins, Tentacles, and DNA: The Sea Nettles of Barnegat Bay
Dr. Yvonne Gindt
Using Thermodynamics to Understand How a DNA Repair Enzyme Finds the Needle (Damaged DNA) In the Haystack (Undamaged DNA)
Dr. Nina Goodey
Enzyme Acrobatics - Relationship Between Protein Motion and Catalysis
Prediction of Residues Involved In Inhibitor Specificity In the Dihydrofolate Reductase Family
Dr. Reginald Halaby
Effects of a Chinese Herb on Apoptosis In Human Breast and Prostate Cancer Cells
Dr. Lisa Hazard
Desert Tortoise Conservation: The Roles of Juvenile Tortoise Behavior and Physiology
Salty Sneezes: Interspecific Variation In Control of the Nasal Salt Glands of Lizards
Surviving Salt: Impact of Road Deicers On New Jersey Amphibians
Dr. Shifeng Hou
Chemistry of Graphene: New Nanomaterials Delivered from Chemistry Laboratory
Dr. Scott Kight
Arthropod Parental Care: Do They Make Good Decisions?
Dr. Jennifer Krumins
Embracing the Good: When Negative Interactions Turn Positive In Soil
Dr. Robert Meredith
Mammalian Phylogeny and the Molecular Decay of Enamel Genes
Dr. Carlos Molina
A Transgenic Mouse Model for Hyperovulation
Regulation of a Transcriptional Repressor By Phosphorylation, Ubiquitination and Subcellular Localization
Regulation of a Transcriptional Repressor By Transcriptional and Post-Translational Mechanisms
Gene Expression In Ovulation
Dr. Elena Petroff
Ion Channels and Brain Function
Dr. Robert Prezant
Is There a Conflict Between High Molluscan Diversity and An Urban New Jersey Pond?
Competing Interests: Conspecific Survival of Lantern Shells and Ship Worms In a Thailand Mangrove
Dr. David Rotella
A Dual Target Approach for Treatment of Schizophrenia
Dr. Hans Schelvis
DNA Repair With Light: New Insight Into the DNA Repair Mechanism of DNA Photolyase
Dr. John Siekierka
Drugs for Globally Neglected Diseases: Parasite Protein Kinases as Drug Targets Viral-Host Interactions In HIV Infection: HIV Escape From Host Immune Responses
Dr. David Talaga
Protein Free Energy Landscapes Modulated By Ligand Binding: What a Little Sugar Can Do
Information Theoretical Analysis and Hidden Markov Modeling of Single Molecule Conformational Dynamics
Free Energy Landscapes of Amyloidogenic Protein Aggregation
Protein Unfolding During Electrophoretic Translocation Through Solid State Nanopores
Global Spectroscopic Approaches to Model Discovery In Chemical Physics
Interfacial Effects On the Amyloidogenic Aggregation of the Parkinson's Related Protein Alpha-synuclein
Dr. Quinn Vega
Cell Signaling: Internal Cellular Responses to External Factors
Dr. Meiyin Wu
Feasibility of Ultrasonic Control for Aquatic Invasive Species Management

Back to Top