Director

Alan Fuchs
Alan Fuchs
Professor of Physics & Engineering
Phone 775-560-9648
E-mail afuchs@csub.edu

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:
  • Reservoir Engineer 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

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

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 aquatic 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