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Faculty Members

Faculty Members

Our group of more than 80 faculty members has expertise in plants, soils, and ecosystems; water conservation; water quality; and economics and policy.

AREAS of EXPERTISE

  • Animal Care & Production
  • Crop Production
    • Phil Alderman (climate resiliency of agricultural systems)
    • Brian Arnall (fertilizer applications; nutrient management)
    • Nurhan Dunford (wastewater treatment and re-use; food-energy-water nexus)
    • Bruce Dunn (hydroponics and precision irrigation in controlled environments)
    • Shannon Ferrell (water law and regulation)
    • Scott Frazier (renewable energy systems; energy/water management and efficiency)
    • Josh Lofton (crop production under limited irrigation; soybean irrigation management)
    • Francisco Ochoa-Corona (agricultural biosecurity, waterborne plant viruses)
    • Tyson Ochsner (evapotranspiration; soil physics; soil water)
    • Larry Dale Sanders (water-related farm bill program education and analysis)
    • Saleh Taghvaeian (agricultural water management and irrigation efficiency)
    • Bill Raun (nitrogen-use efficiency)
    • Dan Thomas (irrigation, water quality, hydrologic modeling, groundwater systems, drainage)
    • Jacqueline Vadjunec (formal and informal water governance, farmer/rancher adaptation to drought)
    • Jason Warren (soil erosion; crop water use efficiency)
    • Hailin Zhang (water sampling; animal waste management)
  • Environment & Recreation
    • Marley Beem (aquaculture; pond management)
    • Jason Belden (environmental toxicology, ecotoxicology)
    • Shannon Brewer (stream fish and crayfish ecology; fish reproduction)
    • J.D. Carlson (fire meteorology and behavior; atmospheric dispersion)
    • Craig Davis (wetland ecology, management, assessment, and classification)
    • Andrew Dzialowski (aquatic ecology, invasive species, reservoir ecology)
    • Dwayne Elmore (wildlife habitat management)
    • Shannon Ferrell (water law and regulation)
    • Sam Fuhlendorf (rangelands as watersheds and the ecology of the water cycle)
    • Wyatt Hoback (aquatic ecology, macroinvertebrates, monitoring, dissolved oxygen, invasive species, citizen science)
    • Karen Hickman (salt cedar; invasive species ecology and management)
    • Omkar Joshi (forestry BMPs for water quality management)
    • Wes Lee (Oklahoma Mesonet)
    • Jim Long (fisheries management, aquatic communities, GIS)
    • Ali Mirchi (systems modeling to inform water resources planning, management, and policy)
    • Keith Owens (water use by invasive species)
    • Marianna A. Patrauchan (bacterial biofilms and antimicrobials)
    • Tom Royer (extension entomologist; Integrated Pest Management)
    • Dan Shoup (fish ecology; fisheries management; aquatic food-web dynamics)
    • Elaine Stebler (water quality impacts of run-off and erosion)
    • Scott Stoodley (watershed management, environmental problems, remotely sensed satellite imagery)
    • Dan Thomas (irrigation, water quality, hydrologic modeling, groundwater systems, drainage)
    • Rod Will (plants' interspecific competition for water; redcedar)
    • Gail Wilson (rangeland, plant community ecology; mycorrhizal symbiosis; nutrient cycling)
    • Chris Zou (ecohydrology; redcedar)
  • Extension & Education
  • Home & Garden
  • Industrial & Commercial Uses

      Commercial Plant Production

    • Lynn Brandenberger (irrigation and cultivars of vegetables)
    • Janet Cole (drought tolerance and response of woody ornamental plants)
    • Bruce Dunn (hydroponics and precision irrigation in controlled environments)
    • Charles Fontanier (water conservation and nutrient fate in turfgrass systems)
    • Dennis Martin (turfgrass water use and drought tolerance)
    • Justin Moss (turfgrass water use efficiency and drought response)
    • Mike Schnelle (water quality in nurseries; low water input ornamentals)
    • Oil & Gas Production

    • Clint Aichele (membranes for removing hydrocarbon from produced water)
    • Hasan Atiyeh (bioprocess engineering and water reuse in production of fuels and chemicals)
    • Prem Bikkina (surface-energy engineered solar thermal degassing and desalination for produced/sea water treatment)
    • Tim Bowser (water for use in foods and food processing)
    • Nurhan Dunford (wastewater treatment and re-use; food-energy-water nexus)
    • Babu Fathepure (microbial treatment of produced water; degradation of lignin by bacteria and fungi)
    • Shannon Ferrell (water law and regulation)
    • Ahmed Ismail [groundwater exploration (using seismic, electric techniques), hydraulic parameters estimations]
    • Gopal Kakani (increasing production potential of fuel, feed, and fiber crops)
    • Seok-Jhin Kim (membranes for chemical separation and water purification)
    • Mark Krzmarzick (hydraulic fracturing water recycling, bioremediation, wastewater treatment)
    • Dave Lampert (energy/water nexus, wastewater treatment, contaminant transport)
    • Toby Nelson (developing antimicrobial coatings for bacteria accumulation and water contamination)
    • Khaled A. Sallam (desalination technologies, including energy recovery and renewable energy-powered systems)
    • Pankaj Sarin (development of novel materials for water treatment and distribution)
    • Jindal Shah (water desalination)
    • Javier Vilcaez (Energy-Water-CO2 nexus in energy and mineral resources development)
  • Municipalities & Infrastructure
    • Sherry Hunt (hydraulic structures, earthen embankment breach, sediment controls)
    • Qing Lana Luo (sustainable stormwater management design)
    • Ali Mirchi (systems modeling to inform water resources planning, management, and policy)
    • Brian E. Whitacre (rural residential water consumption)
  • Weather & Climate
    • Phil Alderman (climate resiliency of agricultural systems)
    • J.D. Carlson (fire meteorology and behavior; atmospheric dispersion)
    • Janet Cole (drought tolerance and response of woody ornamental plants)
    • Wes Lee (Oklahoma Mesonet)
    • Dennis Martin (turfgrass water use and drought tolerance)
    • Tyson Ochsner (evapotranspiration; soil physics; soil water)
    • Jacqueline Vadjunec (formal and informal water governance, farmer/rancher adaptation to drought)

 

OSU PROGRAMS & DEPARTMENTS

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education, Communications, & Leadership
  • Animal & Food Sciences
    • Scott Carter (impact of diet on nutrient excretion and gaseous emissions)
    • David Lalman (cow/calf and stocker cattle nutrition and management)
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering
    • Hasan Atiyeh (bioprocess engineering and water reuse in production of fuels and chemicals)
    • Tim Bowser (water for use in foods and food processing)
    • J.D. Carlson (fire meteorology and behavior; atmospheric dispersion)
    • Nurhan Dunford (wastewater treatment and re-use; food-energy-water nexus)
    • Scott Frazier (renewable energy systems; energy/water management & efficiency)
    • Doug Hamilton (managing waste to reduce nonpoint source pollution)
    • Sherry Hunt (hydraulic structures, earthen embankment breach, sediment controls)
    • Wes Lee (Oklahoma Mesonet)
    • Ali Mirchi (systems modeling to inform water resources planning, management, and policy)
    • Saleh Taghvaeian (agricultural water management and irrigation efficiency)
    • Dan Thomas (irrigation, water quality, hydrologic modeling, groundwater systems, drainage)
    • John Veenstra (water quality, water conservation)
    • Paul Weckler (development of water systems in underdeveloped countries)
  • Chemical Engineering
    • Clint Aichele (membranes for removing hydrocarbon from produced water)
    • Prem Bikkina (surface-energy engineered solar thermal degassing and desalination for produced/sea water treatment)
    • Seok-Jhin Kim (membranes for chemical separation and water purification)
    • Jindal Shah (water desalination)
  • Chemistry
    • Toby Nelson (antimicrobial coatings for bacteria accumulation and water contamination)
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
    • Mark Krzmarzick (hydraulic fracturing water recycling, bioremediation, wastewater treatment)
    • Dave Lampert (energy/water nexus, wastewater treatment, contaminant transport)
  • Design, Housing & Merchandising
    • Gina Peek (teaching efficient use and management of household water)
  • Entomology & Plant Pathology
    • Wyatt Hoback (aquatic ecology, macroinvertebrates, monitoring, dissolved oxygen, invasive species, citizen science)
    • Francisco Ochoa-Corona (agricultural biosecurity, waterborne plant viruses)
    • Tom Royer (extension entomologist; Integrated Pest Management)
  • Environmental Science Graduate Program
    • Scott Stoodley (watershed management, environmental problems, remotely sensed satellite imagery)
  • Geology
    • Babu Fathepure (microbial treatment of produced water; degradation of lignin by bacteria and fungi)
    • Todd Halihan (groundwater/surface water interactions)
    • Ahmed Ismail [groundwater exploration (using seismic, electric techniques), hydraulic parameters estimations]
    • Javier Vilcaez (Energy-Water-CO2 nexus in energy and mineral resources development)
  • Geography
    • Jacqueline Vadjunec (formal and informal water governance, farmer/rancher adaptation to drought)
  • Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Integrative Biology
  • Materials Science & Engineering
    • Pankaj Sarin (development of novel materials for water treatment and distribution)
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Khaled A. Sallam (desalination technologies, including energy recovery and renewable energy-powered systems)
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Natural Resource Ecology & Management
    • Marley Beem (aquaculture; pond management)
    • Shannon Brewer (stream fish and crayfish ecology; fish reproduction)
    • Craig Davis (wetland ecology, management, assessment, and classification)
    • Dwayne Elmore (wildlife habitat management)
    • Sam Fuhlendorf (rangelands as watersheds and the ecology of the water cycle)
    • Karen Hickman (salt cedar; invasive species ecology and management)
    • Omkar Joshi (forestry BMPs for water quality management, water economics)
    • Jim Long (fisheries management, aquatic communities, GIS)
    • Keith Owens (water use by invasive species)
    • Dan Shoup (fish ecology; fisheries management; aquatic food-web dynamics)
    • Elaine Stebler (water quality impacts of run-off and erosion)
    • Rod Will (plants' interspecific competition for water; redcedar)
    • Gail Wilson (rangeland, plant community ecology; mycorrhizal symbiosis; nutrient cycling)
    • Chris Zou (ecohydrology; redcedar)
  • Physics
    • Mario F. Borunda (computational modeling, reverse-osmosis, water splitting, artificial photosynthesis, water oxidation)
    • David McIlroy (photocatalytic splitting of water, photocatalytic water treatment)
  • Plant & Soil Sciences
    • Sergio M. Abit Jr. (urban soil and water quality; sub-surface transport of contaminants)
    • Phil Alderman (climate resiliency of agricultural systems)
    • Brian Arnall (fertilizer applications; nutrient management)
    • Brian Carter (septic tank systems and soil renovation of water)
    • Shiping Deng (fecal microbial contamination (E. coli))
    • Gopal Kakani (increasing production potential of fuel, feed, and fiber crops)
    • Josh Lofton (crop production under limited irrigation; soybean irrigation management)
    • Tyson Ochsner (evapotranspiration; soil physics; soil water)
    • Bill Raun (nitrogen-use efficiency)
    • Alex Rocateli (forage and pasture management)
    • Jason Warren (soil erosion; crop water use efficiency)
    • Hailin Zhang (water sampling; animal waste management)