Undergraduates receiving a research grant must work under the direct supervision of a fulltime SAU faculty member who will be responsible for administering the grant. The following faculty are currently available as mentors.
Dr. Mahbub Ahmed computational fluid dynamics (CFD), renewable energy, combustion
Dr. Abdel Bachri particle physics, radiation biology, microgravity
Current student research: Automorphisms of Real Numbers
Mr. Pablo Bacon community ecology habitat modeling
Current student research: In Dr. Tucker’s lab, students can gain experience in a number of research areas including field collection of organisms, live-culture maintenance, molecular biology lab work and bioinformatic analysis of genetic/genomic data. Dr. Tucker is interested in the causes of genome evolution (i.e. mutation, selection, drift, recombination and population structure) and the consequences of constraints on evolution imposed by different population-genetic environments. Ultimately, these questions help us understand how ecological and environmental pressures shape genome structure as populations of organisms change over time due to inherited genetic modifications to their genome.
Dr. Pierre Boumtje agriculture economics
Dr. Jeff Miller hydroponics
Dr. Gija Geme water quality, soil, environmental
Dr. Ganna Lubyrtseva crystallography , Pi accepting ligands
Dr. Scott McKay petroleum research, crystal engineering, computational
Dr. Antoinette Odendaal natural products, toxicology
Dr. Tim Schroeder analytical chemistry