BMCC Experts — Natural Sciences

  • Mahmoud Ardebili
    Expertise: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Robotics in STEM Education, National Robotics Competitions for College Students, “Smart” Materials Used in Construction and Infrastructure.
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  • Brahmadeo Dewprashad
    Expertise: Using Case Studies in College Science Education; Addressing College Students’ Misconceptions About Chemistry; Chemistry Education; Use of Technology to Facilitate Science Learning; The Chemistry
    and Pharmacology of Alternative Medications; Medicinal use of Indigenous Plants of the Caribbean.
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  • K. Saavik Ford
    Expertise: Astronomy and Astrophysics (especially active galactic nuclei, accretion disks, black holes and other extreme objects), Gravitational Waves, Astro-Seismology and High-Contrast Imaging.
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  • Adolfina Koroch
    Expertise: Plant Ecology and Physiology.
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  • Jun Liang
    Expertise: Molecular and Cell Biology, Molecular Mechanisms of Stress Response Related to Aging.
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  • Abel Navarro
    Expertise: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Bioremediation; Bio-removal of Heavy Metals from Drinking Water.
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  • D. Barry McKernan
    Expertise: Astronomy and Astrophysics (especially active galactic nuclei, accretion disks, black holes and other extreme objects), Gravitational Waves, Astro-Seismology and High-Contrast Imaging.
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  • Quinn Minor
    Expertise: Astrophysics, Dark Matter (especially in dwarf spheroidal galaxies) and Gravitational Lensing.
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  • Jose Fernandez Romero
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  • Kibrewossen Tesfagiorgis
    Expertise: Global Flood Monitoring Systems, World Water Resources, Remote Sensing and Hydrology.
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  • Jane Tezapsidis
    Expertise: Molecular Neuroscience as it Relates to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and Preclinical Drug Development.
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  • Chiaki Yanagisawa
    Expertise: High-energy, Particle and Astro-particle Physics (neutrinos found in the atmosphere and caused by the sun, supernova explosions, cosmic rays, dark matter and proton decay). Also: Global Warming,
    Sea-Level Rises, Ice Ages and Carbon Cycles
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