STARS 2012 Presentations
Brent Ahrens ’85
General Partner of Canaan Partners, a global technology & healthcare venture capital firm
Alumnus of the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program and named to the Forbes Midas List
“Research and Scholarship: Translation from Bench to Bedside and Beyond”
"Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE): A Success Story in Building Bridges Across Campus"
Chaired by Robert Brecha, Ph.D.
College of Arts & Sciences
Panagiotis A. Tsonis, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology and Director, TREND Center
Using the Biogeography of Fossil Plankton to study Climate Change in the Geologic Past
Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geology
Women on the Front Lines for Women: A Closer Look at All‐Female UN Peacekeeping Units
Natalie Florea Hudson, Ph.D.
Director, Human Rights Studies ProgramAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Experiencing Time Abundantly in Amish Country: The Tourism of Nostalgia in Walnut Creek
Susan Trollinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of English
University of Dayton Research Institute
Improving Material Fire Safety – The Eternal Quest Against Fire
Alexander B. Morgan, Ph.D.
Group Leader and Distinguished Research ScientistAdvanced Polymers Group, Multiscale Composites and Polymers Division (UDRI)
Algae Systems for CO2 Sequestration, Wastewater Cleanup and Generation of Sustainable Energy
Sukh S. Sidhu, Ph.D.
Division Head, Energy Technology & Materials Division (UDRI)
School of Engineering
How Atmospheric Turbulence can be used to Improve Optical Systems Performance
Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Ph. D., D.Sc.SPIE, OSA and ARL
Fellow,Professor and Wright Brothers Endowed ChairIntelligent Optics Laboratory, Electro-Optics Program
Microbial Fuel Cells Big and Small: Social Justice Through Bioenergy
Donald A. Comfort, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
School. Of Business Administration
Evaluating School Performance from a Microeconomic Perspective
John Ruggiero, Ph.D.
Edmund B. O’Leary Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance
School Of Education & Allied Professions
The Racial Desegregation of Dayton, Ohio Public Schools, 1966-2008
Joseph Watras, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Teacher Education