Interim Director

Dirk  Baron
Dirk Baron
Professor of Geology
Phone 661-654-3044
E-mail dbaron@csub.edu

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Education:
  • Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Dirk Baron
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology (now part of Oregon Health & Science University), Portland, Oregon; 1996.
Research:
  • Dr. Baron's expertise is in aqueous geochemistry and hydrogeology.  His research focuses on the behavior of trace elements like chromium and arsenic in pristine and contaminated soils and groundwater

Electrical/Power Systems Engineering

Saeed  Jafarzadeh
Saeed Jafarzadeh
Assistant Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Phone 661-654-6005
E-mail sjafarzadeh@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Power systems, smart grid, renewable energy systems, electrical energy markets, power electronics, control systems

Energy Economics

Nyakundi  Michieka
Nyakundi Michieka
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone 661-654-2465
E-mail energycenter@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Fossil Fuel Resource consumption patterns (coal)
  • Energy and the environment
  • Energy in economic development

Energy Education

Jan  Gillespie
Jan Gillespie
Professor of Geology
Phone 661-654-3040
E-mail 661-654-3040

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Education:
Research:
  • Petroleum reservoir mapping
  • Characterization of mature oil fields for CO2Â enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage
  • Petroleum Geology
Other:
  • Extensive and industry NSF funding
  • CA DOGGR grant to map top of “protected” water in SJV
  • PS AAPG Educator of the Year
  • CSUB Outstanding Professor

Petroleum Engineering

Dayanand  Saini
Dayanand Saini
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Phone 661-654-2845
E-mail dsaini@csub.edu

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Education:
  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2011
Research:
  • Resevoir Egineer 2001-2006 for Oil and Natural Gas Corp., LTD, India
  • Research Manager - Reservoir Engineering, Energy and Env. Research Center, UND
  • Nonthermal and Thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and petroleum reservoir simulation
  • Unconventional hydrocarbon resources development, miscibility, and rock/fluids interactions

Research on Issues Relating Energy, Water, and Agriculture

 Yiannis  Ampatzides
Yiannis Ampatzides
Associate Professor
Phone 661-654-2846
E-mail yampatzidis@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • UAV, Farm machinery automation, precision farming technologies
  • Robotics in agriculture, traceability, and energy efficiency
Other:
  • 2013 ASHS Extension Publication Award winner
  • 2013 Certificate of Reviewing Excellence, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture JournalÂ

Sarah  Forester
Sarah Forester
Assistant Professor
Phone (661) 654-2888
E-mail sforester@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Sustainable crops

Isolde  Francis
Isolde Francis
Assistant Professor in BIology
Phone 661-654-3976
E-mail ifrancis@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Microbiology, Phytobacteriology

Jeroen  Gillard
Jeroen Gillard
Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone 661-654-3367
E-mail jgillard@csub.edu

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Education:
  • Ghent University, Belgium (Ph.D. Biology)
  • Ghent University, Belgium (M.S. Biochemistry)
  • Hasselt University, Belgium (B.S. Biology)
  • Curriculum Vita of Jeroen Gillard
Research:
  • Physiology and genomics of acquatic microbes

Anna  Jacobsen
Anna Jacobsen
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone 661-654-2572
E-mail ajacobsen@csub.edu

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Education:
  • Ph.D. Plant Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior, Michigan State University
Research:
  • Plant hydraulic structure-function
Other:
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Fullbright Fellowship at Stellenbosch University in South Africa
  • NSF Career Grant

Antje Lauer
Antje Lauer
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone 661-654-2603
E-mail alauer@csub.edu
Website https://sites.google.com/site/csubantjelauer/

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Education:
Research:
  • Environmental microbiology, valley fever, marine biology

Brandon  Pratt
Brandon Pratt
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone (661) 654-2033
E-mail rpratt@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Plant physiologist specializing in drought, photosynthesis, productivity, and southern California vegetation
Other:
  • NSF Career Grant and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Conservation and Environment Grant

Chemical / Water Treatment Engineering

Luis  Cabrales
Luis Cabrales
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Phone 661-654-2844
E-mail lcabrales@csub.edu

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Education:
  • Ph.D. Plant and Soil Science (Fibers and Biopolymers), Texas Tech University
  • M.S., B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • Curriculum Vita of Luis Cabrales
Research:
  • Production Engineer, polymer plant, M&G polymers
  • Polymers from renewable resources
  • Analytical techniques for polymer characterization
  • Oilfield waste water treatment processes and water reuse
  • Polymer solutions in hydraulic fracturing

Network Security

Melissa  Danforth
Melissa Danforth
Associate Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Phone 661-654-3180
E-mail melissa@cs.csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Cyber security

Charles  Lam
Charles Lam
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Phone (661) 654-2403
E-mail clam@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Cryptography
  • Digital watermarking

Petroleum Geology

Junhua “Adam”  Guo
Junhua “Adam” Guo
Assistant Professor of Geology
Phone 661-654-3027
E-mail jguo1@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Clay mineralogy and diagenesis
  • Sedimentology
  • Reservoir pressurization from clay phase transitions

Chris  Krugh
Chris Krugh
Assistant Professor of Geology
Phone 661-654-3126
E-mail wkrugh@csub.edu

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Education:
  • Ph.D., Geology, ETH, Switzerland
  • PostDoc, U Wyoming
Research:
  • Structural Geology of active fold and thrust belts including SJV oil field structures
  • Geomorphology
Other:
  • NSF Funding

Eduardo  Montoya
Eduardo Montoya
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone (661) 654-6838
E-mail emontoya2@csub.edu

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Education:
Research:
  • Geostatistics
  • Statistical modeling of Sierran snowpack
  • Data mining techniques
  • Experimental design
Other:
  • Extensive NSF funding
  • Statistical consulting

Solar Energy

Jesse Bergkamp
Jesse Bergkamp
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Phone 661-654-3992
E-mail jbergkamp@csub.edu
Office SCI II, Room 252

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Education:

Ph.D., Chemistry, Arizona State University

Curriculum Vita of Jesse Bergkamp

Research:

Research:

Artificial and Natural Photosynthesis 

Photo-induced electron and energy transfer

Synthesis of light absorbing molecules for light driven catalysis   

Semiconductor-dye interactions 

Electron mediators 

Dye-sensitized solar cells


Thermal-Fluid Applications in Energy/Petroleum Industries

Tat Acharya
Tat Acharya
Physics and Engineering Lecturer
Phone 661-654-2316
E-mail tacharya@csub.edu
Office SCI III:210

Affiliate

Kelly  Bearden
Kelly Bearden
Director, CSUB Small Business Development Center
Phone 661-654-2856
E-mail kbearden@csub.edu