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Affiliated Faculty

Ken Alder

Professor of History, Milton H. Wilson Professor in the Humanities
Department of History
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Alder studies the history of science and is the founding director of the Science in Human Culture Program at Northwestern University.

Craig Bina

Wayne V. Jones II Professor of Geological Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Bina uses thermodynamic modeling of phase relations, under equilibrium and disequilibrium conditions, to investigate the seismology and geodynamics of Earth’s mantle and subducting lithosphere. He also studies the composition and mineralogy of planetary mantles, investigating roles of thermal and compositional variations, elemental partitioning relations, redox reactions, material properties, and structural transitions.

Rex L. Chisholm

Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Surgery
Feinberg School of Medicine

A primary goal of Professor Chisholm's work is to establish the approaches and benefits of genomics informed personalized medicine. This project uses Electronic Health Records linked biobank samples to study the genetics of disease susceptibility, therapeutic outcomes and pharmacogenomics. His group is also interested in genome informatics, particularly genome annotation and visualization technology

Brady Clark

Associate Professor of Instruction
Department of Linguistics
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Clark's research covers topics such as intonational meaning, the history of English syntax, the application of game theory to problems in several areas of linguistics, and theories of language evolution. Currently his primary areas of teaching and research interest are semantics and pragmatics.

Matt Goldrick

Professor & Chair
Department of Linguistics
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Goldrick is interested in the cognitive science of language. His research utilizes behavioral experiments as well as formal models to build theories of the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying linguistic knowledge and processing in mono- and multi-lingual speakers.

Agnes Horvat

Assistant Professor
School of Communication
NICO Post Doctoral Fellow, 2013-2015

Professor Horvat's research is at the intersection of computational social science and social computing. Her research group investigates the impact of network embeddedness and diversity on scholarly communication, identifies expressions of collective intelligence and opportunities for innovation in crowdsourcing communities, and develops tools to support creativity and predict success in culture industries.

Mitra Hartmann

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor Hartmann's research Interests include: sensorimotor integration, robots as tools for studying neuroscience, sensory acquisition behaviors, and neuroethology

Richard M. Lueptow

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Research
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor Lueptow's research interests and expertise range from fundamental flow physics to water purification on manned spacecraft to planetary acoustics. His current research focuses on nonlinear systems and granular flow dynamics.

Rick Morimoto

Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Morimoto's research group studies cell stress regulatory pathways and protein homeostasis (proteostasis) that ensures the stability of the proteome in health and when challenged by cell stress and the expression of metastable, misfolded, and aggregated proteins.

Gary Saul Morson

Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Morson's work ranges over a variety of areas: literary theory (especially narrative); the history of ideas, both Russian and European; a variety of literary genres (especially satire, utopia, and the novel).

Takashi Nishikawa

Research Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Nishikawa's background and research areas of interest are dynamical systems, complex networks, and the intersection between the two. The focus of his research is on the mathematical analysis of structural and dynamical properties of complex networks, and in particular the relationship between the network structure and collective dynamics, such as synchronization, in networks of oscillating units.

Mark Ratner

Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemistry
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Ratner's work focuses on the interplay between molecular structure and molecular properties. This includes such aspects as molecular electronics, molecular optoelectronics, molecular systems design and biomolecular behavior, as well quantum and classical methodologies for understanding and predicting molecular structure and response.

Hermann Riecke

Professor of Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor Riecke's research interests include: Computational Neuroscience (dynamics of neuronal networks with heterogeneous connectivity; information processing by neuronal networks in the olfactory bulb, and adaptive neural networks) and Pattern Formation (spatially extended dynamical systems, bifurcation theory with symmetry, complex patterns, and spatio-temporal chaos).

George Schatz

Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry and of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Research from the the Schatz group involves theory and computation as it applies to problems in nanotechnology, properties of materials, macromolecular structures and dynamics, molecular self-assembly, optics, materials physics and biophysics.

Sara Solla

Professor of Physiology
Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor Solla's research focuses on computational neuroscience, information processing, complex systems, neuronal code, and systems neuroscience.

Bruce Spencer

Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Spencer is a statistician whose interests span the disciplines of statistics and public policy with a special focus on the design and evaluation of large-scale statistical data programs.

Jan A. Van Mieghem

A.C. Buehler Professor
Kellogg School of Management

Professor Van Mieghem's research focuses on product, service and supply chain operations, and studies both strategy and execution.

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