UMass Dartmouth recognizes 14 faculty members for their sponsored research accomplishments during this academic year

UMass Dartmouth recently recognized 14 faculty members for their sponsored research accomplishments during this academic year.

UMass Dartmouth recently recognized 14 faculty members for their sponsored research accomplishments during this academic year. Remarks were offered by UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman and Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Louis Goodman. 

UMass Dartmouth's new strategic plan calls for the university to achieve national recognition as a research university by 2020. In September 2014, UMass Dartmouth launched UMassDTransform2020, the University's new strategic plan that will position the University for transformation, growth, and prosperity.  UMassDTransform2020 charts the course of UMass Dartmouth's future through four key strategic actions: a focus on the transformative educational experience of students as our highest priority, embracing change that fosters innovative and enriched learning, dynamic and impactful research; and the University continue to enhance reciprocal and enduring partnerships with our community, engaging a diverse community of highly qualified and committed faculty, students, and staff to elicit the best results from the University's resources and infrastructure, and fomenting growth in the areas of environment, health, justices, and arts and culture. 

The honorees included: 

College of Arts & Sciences 

Biology Associate Professor Diego Bernal 
The Effect of Temperature and Low Oxygen on Muscles 

Biology Assistant Professor Vanni Bucci 
1. Mathematical Modeling from Metagenomics: Minimizing Risk of Enteric Diseases 
2. ABI Innovation: A New Computational Framework for the Prediction of Microbiome Dynamics 

Mathematics Assistant Professor Bo Dong 
Development of a Super convergent Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Methods 

Chemistry Assistant Professor David Manke 
MRI: Acquisition of an X-Ray Diffractometer  to Enhance Research and Education at Southeastern New England Colleges 

History Associate Professor Timothy Walker 
Sailing to Freedom: New Bedford and the Underground Railroad 

Mathematics Assistant Professor Cheng Wang 
Highly Efficient and Accurate Numerical Schemes for Nonlinear Gradient Flows 

School of Marine Science & Technology 

Estuarine & Ocean Sciences Professor Mark Altabet 
Collaborative Research: GEOTRACES Arctic Ocean Section-Constraining Nitrogen Cycling in the Western Arctic Ocean 

Fisheries Oceanography Associate Professor Steven Cadrin 
1. Intra-Stock Diversity of Atlantic Cod in the Gulf of Maine and Its Role in Resiliency of a Fishery 
2. Participation on Ecosystem Studies of Atlantic Cod Spawning Aggregations in Relation to Fisheries Interactions Using Novel Active and Passive Acoustic Approaches 
3. 2014 Monkfish RSA-Archival Tagging and Age Validation in the Mid-Atlantic 

Fisheries Oceanography Professor Changsheng Chen 
1. Technical Support for NOAA FVCOM Modeling Activities 
2. Use of Finite-Volume Modeling and the Northeast Coastal Ocean Forecast System in Offshore Wind-  Energy Resource Planning 
3. Collaborative Research: Mechanisms Supporting Persistence of a Key Plankton Species during Climate Change on the Northwest Atlantic Continental Shelf 

College of Engineering 

Assistant Dean and Computer & Information Science Professor Ramprasad Balasubramanian 
Distributed Architecture to Address Communication Challenges in Achieving Multi-UUV Autonomy 

Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Walaa Mogawer 
HMA Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) Low Temperature and Fatigue Performing 

Mechanical Engineering Professor Amit Tandon 
Collaborative Research: Role of Mixed layer Eddies on Phytoplankton Productivity in Seasonally Variable Regimes 

Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Mazdak Tootkaboni, 
Realistic high resolution modeling of rain-induced erosion in composite wind turbine blades 

Electrical & Computer Assistant Professor Honggang Wang 
Wireless networks, wireless multimedia applications, delivery of accurate and secure information. Presentation Title: Towards Wireless Health 

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale. 

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