Faculty & Staff Accolades: November 2015

Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science.

Paul Delamater, Geography and Geoinformation Science, co-published an article titled “Geographic access to hematopoietic cell transplantation services in the United States” in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Liping Di, Spatial Information Science and Systems Center, was awarded $79,998 from the U.S. Geological Survey for his research project USGS/Geo-Spatial Standards FY16.

Paul Dirmeyer, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, presented a seminar at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts: “Land surface processes and interactions with the atmosphere,” Reading, UK, in September.

Patrick Gillevet, Environmental Science and Policy, was awarded $110,274 from the U.S. Department of the Army for his research project Army/Molecular Samples and Sensors.

Barry Haack, Geography and Geoinformation Science, was the primary instructor at the Remote Sensing for Resource Assessment and Land Cover Mapping Workshop, USAID SilvaCarbon Program, Manila, the Philippines, in August.

Leila Hamdan, Environmental Science and Policy, was awarded $72,198 from the U.S. Department of the Navy for her research project NRL/Genomic Analysis Soil Microbes.

Linda Hinnov, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, was awarded $186,439 for her research project from the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, for JHU/NSF/Open Earth Systems.

Thomas Lovejoy, Environmental Science and Policy, is part of the November issue of National Geographic, which includes one of his projects―the first complete map of the Amazon in decades. He is also the subject of the Three Questions feature. Lovejoy also wrote about the map as part of a 50-year retrospective/prospective in the Brazilian newspaper Veja.

Dhafer Marzougui, Physics and Astronomy, Center for Collision Safety and Analysis, was awarded $599,134 from the Federal Highway Administration, the National Academies of Sciences, for his research project NAS/FHWA/Work-Zone Traffic Control Devices.

Dieter Pfoser, Geography and Geoinformation Science, cowrote the book “Map Construction Algorithms.” Map construction algorithms compute vector maps from user-generated (GPS) tracking datasets. The book is a resource for GIS professionals as well as advanced-level computer science, geography and mathematics students.

Jagadish Shukla, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences and Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, was elected an honorary member of the American Meteorological Society in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in the atmospheric and related sciences.”

Michael Summers, Physics and Astronomy, co-published an article, “The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons,” in AAS Science Journals.

Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Environmental Science and Policy, co-published “A framework for assessing governance capacity: An illustration from Vietnam’s forestry reforms” in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy; as well as “Forests Post-2015: Maximizing Synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals and REDD+” in WWF-Wageningen UR.

David Wong, Geography and Geoinformation Science, was awarded $20,000 from the U.S. Geological Survey for his research project.

Kim Younsung, Environmental Science and Policy, published an article, “Business as a Collaborative Partner: Understanding Firms’ Socio-Political Support for Policy Formation,” in Public Administration Review. This paper provides important perspective about firms’ diverse responses to mandatory regulations and uses climate change regulation as the policy application.

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