Faculty: Thayer Gains Five New Professors
Thayer School recently welcomed five new assistant professors to the faculty. Here’s a quick look at their educational backgrounds and some of their areas of expertise.
Mark E. Borsuk earned his B.S.E. in civil engineering and operations research at Princeton and his M.S. in statistics and decisions sciences and Ph.D. in environmental science and policy at Duke. His research interests include decision theory, integrated systems modeling and management, Bayesian statistics, uncertainty analysis, risk assessment, valuation methods, imprecise probabilities, and sustainability science.
Solomon G. Diamond ’97 Th’98 earned his A.B. in engineering at Dartmouth, his B.E. at Thayer School, and his S.M. and Ph.D. in engineering at Harvard. His research interests include biomedical imaging, functional neuroimaging, physiological modeling, heart rate variability, stroke recovery, and Alzheimer’s disease. See Brainstorm for a discussion of his work.
Karl Griswold, earned his B.S. in chemistry at Southwest Texas State University and his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include protein engineering, directed evolution, biotherapeutics, applied biocatalysis, and high throughput screening.
Fridon Shubitidze earned his M.S. in radio physics and his Ph.D. in physical and mathematical sciences at Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. His research interests include numerical methods in computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic sensing methodologies, detection and discrimination of sub-surface objects, linear and non-linear inverse-scattering, induced geo-electromagnetic fields, micro-strip antennas, photonic band gaps, near field optics, DNA sequencing, and electrostatic discharge.
Douglas W. Van Citters ’99 Th’03, ’06 earned his A.B. in engineering at Dartmouth, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Thayer School. His research interests include orthopaedic failure analysis and design, wear of polymers, polymer processing, and biomaterials and surgical device design.
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